Fantasy Football Week 3 Projections: Who To Start

Here’s Andy’s Picks for the week, in High Stakes Fantasy Football Week 3 Projections:

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Fantasy Football Week 3 by Position

Quarterbacks Projections

Derek Carr – Raiders

When going to the stack, set your sites to Carr, and if you can pick the right WR to pair him with you can easily have a winning week in any league this week, season long or daily. This game is projecting to be high scoring and the running game should not slow the pass down, since vegas figures this to be a close game.

Matt Stafford – Lions

Stafford also figures to be top of the pack when it comes to fantasy points scored this weekend. His performance speaks for itself as he spreads the ball around, finding the open receiver, whoever that is. He does not rely on Calvin Johnson anymore, which makes it a bit harder, but this season he is learning to be more scrappy and find those guys.

fantasy football week 3 projections

Alex Smith – Cheifs 

I know, no one thought Smith would be here towards the top or even in the top 10 during any week, but Smith has veteran leadership this team needs, and may finally reach the prime of his career in this game, hitting Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce, vs on the most under performing defenses in the LA Chargers.

Running Back Projections

Jay Ajayi – Dolphins

The Dolphins have the best shot at being the blowout of the week. There is no reason not to take him in any format. Except if the injury he is suffering continues to be a questionable concern. Check his actual injury status before the game, to see if he is likely ready to go at %100. Even at anything lower than that, he should be one of the best performing RB’s of the week vs this poor Jets defense.

Le’Veon Bell – Steelers

Bell should be good this week. This is a good week to buy on Bell, since he is still the best RB in the league, and is getting the touches, in order to excel as his health is fine. Anyone else at this spot, I struggle with trusting for a variety of reason. Even though he has not broken any big runs get this year, his patience is a ticking time bomb ready to be the bell cow. 

I would rather not reveal anyone else in cash nor in GPP plays. Anyone can be a sneaky play here other than guys who put up big numbers last week such as Todd Gurley, Ty Montgomery, and Melvin Gordon, who showed up lat on the injury report this week. Kareem Hunt will fall down in value after this week, but should be good next week.

Wide Receiver Projections

Mike Evans – TB

The only top dog in the pack this week, Evans is the only real stud to be sure to get you a good chance for a solid play, with solid QB. The best there probably is right now.

Mike Crabtree – LAR

Beyond Evans, this feels and matches up to be the 2nd safest guy this week to start, more so than Amari Cooper. You can stack him with Carr as mentioned above, and make a really good lineup. Crabtree has no reason to slow down, including Touchdown upside.

Antonio Brown – Steelers  

Fantasy football best defenses for week 3: Steelers
Fantasy football week 3 Antonio Brown Wide Receivers

Despite Brown officially playing the 16th ranked defense vs. the WR position at he moment, it doen’t matter. The Bears are the 24th ranked defense, this information I easily find on DraftDashboard, so even with a worse off offense, not in Browns favor at all, he is the most exciting and safe play in any format as a stud with great upside, even though his price of 9k on Fanduel, or if you spent a high draft pick on him in year long fantasy leagues, you start him

Tight End Projections

With the best of the Te’s traditionally over the last few years not being able to convert, with Gronk and Jordan Reed always having serious injury concerns, along with  Olsen out of the year. Plus, Jimmy Graham not living up to his potential this year. That leaves a couple solid guys that are in play:

Travis Kelce – Chiefs

Kelce has the biggest potential upside of anyone on the slate, so leave it up to Kelce to have a Gronk type week. Versus the 15th ranked defense against the TE position is just fine, even though a lot of people won’t want to pay for him at his 2nd highest price tag among TE’s for the week on Fanduel.

Zack Ertz – Eagles  

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Here, you have someone who may be the highest scoring TE this week in any format play as well. As I had expected before the beginning of the year, Ertz has the ability to be the main target, not boding well for WR’s on this team. He is reasonably priced and if you drafted in before the season you did a great job on this pick.

Defensive Projections

Dolphins 

This defense is more healthy then they were in previous weeks and is playing what is commonly known to be the worst team in football, the Jest.

Ravens

The ravens, performing at he highest level last week, find themselves in another great matchup, the Jaguars

Steelers fantasy football week 3 projections: Defens

I am looking for another blowout game here with the steelers capable of taking the ball away and even scoring a TD against this poor Bears squad.

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Play Fantasy Football: For Beginners

When you’re playing fantasy football for beginners start, with getting as much knowledge of the game of football as well as you can.

Basics of Football

Basic football strategy will go along way and actually understanding the game flow in process of choosing positions on the field.

When into game flow things change even rapidly as blowouts end up determining great defenses and the dictating of running or passing the ball. So as a great indication of players to choose from try to pick high-scoring games with the team that is favored or else high-scoring games of close games.

Stacking Fantasy Players

As a beginner you may also definitely want to consider stacking players. The majority of wins in large tournament type fancy contest are determined with stack players of at least a quarterback and wide receiver or TE of the same team.

Another factor to consider as a beginner is a good rankings system. See this artice: Fantasy football rankings.

Fantasy Points Per Game

While these are not the only factors in recognizing quality fantasy football matchups, for the beginner or unexperienced player, you’ll want to base your determining factors, if not the familiar with players in the NFL as much as you would like to be, then you must start with basics as far as average fantasy points per game. That’s a great place to start.

Opprtunity Stats

You could then work your way into more Advanced metrics such as targets, which is how many times a player has been attempted to have been thrown at by quarterback including the running back, wide receiver and tight end positions. Then next you want to consider total touches and carries by a running back. Touches include carries + targets.  You can then control the likelihood of picking players that will have the most play fantasy football beginnersopportunities. Based on these opportunities you need to choose the best players that have the best stats that of course lineup with points custom to the type of scoring that each action gives in a fantasy league or daily.

Starting and Bench Players

Remember that a player who is not performing up to the expected level or approaching 100 yards per game will may need be benched for another player so keep in mind that his performance can bring down his value and numbers even though he has a lot of targets and carries.

Injury Concerns

Also keeping up with the injuries helps you increase the likelihood of a projected starter having a greater game against an opposing defense.

More Advanced Stats

Unlike baseball there is not large sample sizes on stats to go by. However, you can understand how consistently a player is performing even after just four games considering whether he’s had a high-scoring game and three very low to 0 points scored compared to a player that is consistently getting 10 points out of four games.  Here’s my Week 2 Example of Winning Fantasy Football:

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This is where you see the volatility, compared to the consistency. So if you can understand and create matchups that favor these type of scenarios, you can insert a enough studs in a lineup that will help you get wins are you consistently or provided enough volatile players to create variance according to other players have their by reaching the pinnacle a winning fantasy football based on match ups and injuries.

 

Daily Fantasy Football Week 2 Projections & New Live Game Feed Demo

If you would like to know where to start for Week 2 of Daily Fantasy Football for Week 2, this is the updated place for Projections. As the season progresses, its the time of year where many are duped into chasing players, as brought out in my Prior article, Week 2 Fantasy Football League Adjustments. Here’s how the Projections will be laid out this year going forward:

Fantasy Studs:

Always work into your lineups a few studs based on a number of factors such as matchup, strength of schedule, and most important Consistency Rating per the FP per Game Ave.

Here are those guys at the top of the list regardless of position this week, without significant injury concern. Daily Fantasy Football Week 2

Jordy Nelson: Nelson may not have the best matchup in reality, because of facing Desmond Trufant this week, however, he still puts up numbers worthy of consideration on this slate because of his skill.

Todd Gurley: At this point, there is no need to worry any longer about Gurley. His offense is better than last year’s poor version, which could only go up, and he will be getting the total touches to succeed vs. Redskins

Phillip Rivers: While not an overwhelming option last week scoring 19 points on FD, Rivers this week however has a really good matchup vs. Mia., always does well early on in the year for whatever reason, and has the weapons to score a lot of points vs. the Dolphin Defense being favored

Ty Montgomery This should be a very well scoring game for Montgomery, with Carries and targets aplenty, he will continue to get opportunities as the main guy, that will have high downside to his point total.

Quarterback:

Aaron Rodgers: As the #1 projected QB all season long, this does not change in DFS, especially for this great matchup vs. Falcons. What else is there really to explain?

Tom Brady: With a possible expected shootout, go with the pros, The hall of famers, the proven veterans, who pass for 5k+ yards on a regular basis. What would suggest otherwise with the matchups in favor.

Sneeky Stack: Drew Brees, with Michael Thomas. With another first ballot HOF player on deck tomorrow, these teams will be chasing each other in points with a hurt NE secondary.

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Running Back:

Mike Gillislee: While he is highly unlikely to get the PPR points as those will go to J. White, and R. Burkhead with plans to play in the slot, Gillislee, remember is the replacement option for L. Blount. With that in mind, he is the most likely back to reach the end zone, once this higher powered offense does reach the redzone. Most likely.

Terrence West: The former Brown will do pretty well against this defense who is struggling with injuries in the front 7. Don’t worry about Buck Allen getting touches. He gets enough workload on the ground and redzone against this really good matchup.

Christian McCaffrey: I would not be surprised if McCaffrey turns into a top 10 fantasy back this season. I was impressed with the amount of time he was on the field and touched the ball. They must be committed to this phase of a maturing of their offense with this skillfull back.

Melvin Gordon: Gordon, as one of the more popular picks to be drafted high and paid for high in Daily Fantasy, will not cost you a lot at only $7600 on FD, compared to L. McCoy at $1000 more. Gordon has a better matchup, and McCoy even shows up on the injury report. All systems go for Gordon.

Wide Receiver:

Larry Fitzgerald: Larry is the most likely to get to take advantage of this good matchup vs. the lowly Cots Defense without their top CB. You may want to consider the other WR2 as Nelson had a good week last week.

Keenan Allen: I was hesitant about taking Allen on the season in drafts, but so far he is healthy and delivering. Its early, but matchup will work just fine as point total should be high in this game.

Mohamed Sanu: At only $5300 on FD, this is just a great value, as a #2 WR on a game that I am trying to get a lot of exposure to, you can fill your lineups with studs, using this price, and maybe get a touchdown around the goalline.

Brandon Cooks: I see this as a game where he will get loose. He will be ready to play vs. his former team, as Brady will need to hit him, so also consider putting Hogan into lineups as well. There is no reason for Brady not to light it up!

Tight End

Charles Clay: Clay is a good reasonably priced play at the right time, vs. one of the worst teams last year vs. the TE. However he will be highly owned this week. with Clay claiming to become a top tier level TE, which he has never been, don’t expect him to slow down this week.

Martellus Bennett: No need to actually goes with a top tier TE this week, as the potential of high scoring matchups will allow some of these lower tier guys to score TD, and get yardage, for longer gain. Bennett is also a guy that was favored in the Redzone in pre-season, so look for that option to materialize for Rodgers.

Sleepy TE: Even Ingram I went with him last week and got 6.4 points. Whether Becham plays or not, Igram is playing one of the worst vs. TE last yeare as well as this year, and is a matchup nightmare.

Week 2 Fantasy Football League Adjustments

With the big injuries out of the way after , you are unmistakenly looking for help at running back and WR. From my experience so far priority is replacing Allen Robinson and David Johnson with quality backups. If you have set yourself up in such a way there is not need to look to the waiver wire for support at these positions. You can consider my top 3 prospects per availability are RB, being:

Week 2 RB Adjustments

#1 Louis Riddick

#2 Terek Cohen

#3 Mike Tolbert
For WR options you could insert, or pick up

Week 2 WR Adjustments

#1 Nelson Aghalor

#2 Kendall Wright

#3 Cooper Kupp
When searching for these high value upside options in tournament plays to give yourself an advantage check the Ownership percentage of your players in PPR leagues, using DraftDashboard for seeing that info as it comes along week by week, leaving your better prepared every week for all of the potential matchup factors that lead to high percentages of winning options that you can use to build winning DFS lineups, including the education behind DFS, and why these players are being chosen algorithmically in your Daily fantasy or season long league such as at Yahoo.com that you are playing on, cusotmized to help you perform better on that platform such as Draft Kings or Fanduel


As another important strategy reminder: Always look at the targets that a particular player had recieved in week 1 when needing a better idea of whether a well performing WR will receive more or less targets the following week.

Shoot for an estimated 7 targets per game to be of any consistent value, and 5 targets with sleeper potential. When a player goes 3 receptions out of 3 targets as a young player with upside, look for the targets to increase as long as the gameplay and gameflow allow that follwing week. If a Week 2 Fantasy Football Leaugeplayer got 10 targets the previous week and only caught 2 balls look for that to decline unless he is known as a stud, or one they have reliced heavily upon in recent years. It mainly about stock being up or down, as Co-Ordinators will get the ball to playmakers.

Same concept goes for RB touches which can also be found listed for every player and matchup at DraftDashboard asa feature there. Sounds a bit difficult to predict all of this from week week correct? Thats what I will get specific with in my next Post:

Week 2 Fantasy Official Projections:

to be updated by Late Saturday night in time for your lineups, per your requests on this site. See my previous post on Last Minute Adjustments if wanting to get an idea of the type of lineup advice you can get checking back here:

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Daily Fantasy Football Advice: Last Minute Update Strategy

There are definitely a few things to keep in mind for a quick post when it comes to your Daily Fantasy Football Advice, so always be checking these resources and keep checking back, obtaining information from these sites as often as possible.

As with last minute Hurricane preparation, there is sometimes a change in strategy: The Storm could go in a completely different direction. So don’t let the anticipated direction change your course of your goal of winning in #1 place in your daily fantasy contest.

Daily fantasy football advice: Tournament contests

If interested in Large Free Contests with not paying a dime on entries, see my Tournament post for more info on how to enter those.

#1 Last Minute Update Strategy Focus:

Have your Playerline News feed app downloaded to your phone.

No need to sign up for the pro paid version, just keep up to date there on the news rolls. Same with other daily fantasy sports, in case you play others.

# 2 Have players researched and ready to insert, to upgrade your lineups.

This means for specific example: Odel Beckham Jr. is not likely to really play. However if he days it changes the dynamic for a lot of sleepers and/or risks associated with him actually playing for players including Evan Ingram, if wanting to take a shot at him, Brandon Marshall, and Sterling Shepard as well, who is a good play here without Bechkam.

# 3 Recheck all of your lineups for a Key Strategy: Stacking

In my personal recent research I have found the %80 of daily fantasy football matchups as well as, ironically baseball as well, includes this in my research, stacking players in your lineups.

Stacking in Any Sport seems to bring about results in team games.
Stacking in Any Sport seems to bring about results in team games.

While expounding more on this subject, stacking is a lot more involved in baseball, with 3+ player stacks from 1 particular team, including mini-stacks of 2 players, with as many as you can fit into a 9 man cash or tournament roster, football on the other hand only requires 1 QB and 1 WR. This does not mean that you cannot stack more than 2 players from the

Daily Fantasy Football Advice: Last minute Preparation
Daily Fantasy Football Advice

same team and do so similiar to baseball. It just means that you can however, go ahead and insert a WR #2 from the same team OR the TE #1 from the same team and get very good results. Results as good as the #1 Spot in Large Tournaments of over 200k players.

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Please leave and share your thoughts on any challenges that you have had when dealing with last minute or other daily fantasy football, or other sport advice, whether you received good or bad advice.

Daily Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 1

This Daily Fantasty Football Rankings Post is specifically for week 1. Not only that, but specifically geared towards Fandul’s Large Tournament Contests. This means high upside players with a chance to score big in the upcoming game. Also this only includes 12 games. On my Main Fantasy Rankings Page, I have full season long rankings. This slate has All sunday games, minus the hurricane cancellation game. That is the main slate.

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  1. Le’Veon Bell: Bell is obviously in great position to tear through this Browns defense, as sad as it is to say, the defense is already hindered with major injuries, including their #1 pick out.
  2. Antonio Brown: While of course being higher priced, this is a cannot miss sure point total i would say. Even with M. Bryant returning along side him.
  3. Ben Rothlisberger: Once again, a sure start, but at a lower cost, so you can afford to stack this lineups vs. the Browns defense.
  4. Julio Jones: With a high price tag, Jones, having that high upside any given week, per my season long rankings as well, make him a great fit here on most weeks.
  5. Matt Ryan: Ryan has the direct path to optimal performace as well vs. a Bears defense that is banged up a bit in the front 7.
  6. Jordan Howard: Howard is ready to start strong as he is healthy, had a good pre-season, and a favorabel matchup this week vs. the 25th ranked defense against the run last year.
  7. Russell Wilson: Its also difficult to go wrong here, if you choose Wilson, along with a stack to optimize points vs. a good matchup vs. the Packers. I expect high scoring in this game.
  8. Doug Baldwin: The price for Baldwin is not bad at all, as he goes along well with Wilson, and does not need high upside or talent to get high ceiling.
  9. Derek Carr: Look for Carr, being healthy now, to be one of the better consistent QB’s this year. Amari Cooper is banged up so look to the next guy listed to stack if choosing this option.
  10. Michael Crabtree: Here, I see Crabtree picking up where I expect him to, as the #1 receiver, feeling very comfortable with that call until Cooper really steps it up.
  11. Larry Fitzgerald
  12. Cam Newton
  13. Todd Gurley
  14. DeVonte Freeman
  15. Christian McCaffrey

    Daily Fantasy Football Week 1 Matchup: Falcons
    Atlanta
  16. David Johnson
  17. MeMarco Murray
  18. Martavis Bryant
  19. Rishard Matthews
  20. Marcus Mariota
  21. Carson Palmer
  22. JJ. Nelson
  23. AJ Green
  24. Leshan McCoy
  25. Mohamed Sanu
  26. Kelvin Banjamin
  27. Bilal Powell
  28. Jordy Nelson
  29. Aaron Rodgers
  30. Carlos Hyde
  31. TY Hilton
  32. Lamar Miller
  33. Jonathan Stewart
  34. Golden Tate
  35. Jimmy Graham
  36. Delanie Walker
  37. Eli Manning
  38. Brandon Marshall

    Daily Fantasy Football Week 1 Matchup: Seahawks
    Seattle
  39. Greg Olson
  40. Carson Wetz
  41. Zack Ertz
  42. Matt Stafford
  43. Sterling Shepard
  44. Joe Flacco
  45. Charles Clay
  46. Tyler Locket
  47. Elie Rogers
  48. Tevin Coleman
  49. Taylor Gabriel
  50. Jered Cook

Fantasy Football: Different Kind of Daily/Matchup League

You can always sign up for fanduel lineups in free large tournaments.

Also be sure to join our Private League Invite, Over at Fanduel.

Chat Feature during in game updates
Chat Feature during in game updates

Here’s the Invite Link: Chiefs VS Patriots Live Game Contest

Here are the questions posed, which the game wil ask you for to compete against others in the league and overal game on the App:

How Many Points will both Teams Score in the 2nd Quarter?

Which Team will commit more Penalties in the 1st Half?

Which Team will have more rushing Yards in the Game?

Which Team will have more Passing Yards in the Game?

How Many Rushing Yards will the Teams Combine for?

What will the First Play of the Game Be?

Will the Game Go into Overtime?

How Many cobined Turnovers will there Be?

What will be the Margin of Victory?

Be glad to see if you have joined there, per your commnets below and on the app, following the Game Thurseday night, in a different kind of social Fantasy game

 

 

 

 

Money Fantasy Football Leagues: Don’t Waste Your Money Until You Read This

When you are playing in Real Money Fantasy Football Leagues, DO Hesitate: Hold on, stop and think for a moment! Before you enter a big money league, whether season long, $1 or $1000, I would much prefer you read this before losing your money, unless you have already won money prior to this consistently.

Don’t Set Yourself Up For Failure

I would much rather have you take on a particular strategy that I will explain in as much detail as possible before stepping onto the Shark type player zone, of seasoned professionals, you eat you up in cash games, in a sport that everyone knows something about, but not enough.

Investment Strategy

Helping you manage a bankroll, let’s get started. You have to think of this as a real investment strategy. While I don’t want to take away the enjoyable Game Factor of the experience, I would rather you keep thinking of it as a game as well. One that hopefully you already enjoy.

Your fantasy football bankroll investment strategy should include this:

  1. Bring you A game with you. Be at the top of your knowledgeable mindset when it comes to managing a team. Even if you are playing the fanduel or draftkings salary choosing style of gameplay, you will need to know these tips..  Always keep up on injuries, assessing and triaging as much as possible, (playing Dr.) and deciding on the risks vs rewards of a given player’s situation. Money Fantasy Football Leagues
  2. Make up a weekly Value List of players, changing your list every week according to the matchups the players are going to see. This is especially most difficult at the beginning weeks of a season because of the unknown factor of the defenses on the quality of those defenses, the player will play against.
  3. Figure out changing players values from the week to week flow of season. For a more detailed explanation of this, see Fantasy Football Keys to Consistency for more details.
  4. Make sure you start with $0 or $1 to start to adjust to the game, not necassarily the easy, way but the smart way by not surpassing your earning with your spendings. In other words while it may take a $10 initial deposit, but DO NOT ADD MORE FUNDS since you can play for free, until you
    Money Fantasy Football League
    Money Fantasy Football League: Tournaments

    feel you have mastered your skills, in large tournaments, and then enter into regular cash games, increasing your odds of winning. This guarantees, if you follow this plan, you will receive positive earnings, as an invester.

  5. Tweek your strategies, until you have gained a better understanding of the important statistics to look at when evaluating your matchups, with stud players, and sleepers sorted out.

Sounds like a lot?

It could be if you do not have the tools and/or resources to be able to adjust to the investment game that you are playing.

Fantasy Tools:

Keep consistent in what you do and learn to check Optimizers.

With an Optimizer, you can of course find free such as on RotoGrinders However,  you will not be able to get the necassary stats to build a better, and winning daily fantasy matchup without a premium paid subscription, which costs upwards of $299 for full access, of which is leaving out some key elements of what it takes to fully understand what it takes to create winning lineups, including the Fantasy football money Winningeducation needed to know the fantasy game stats that you win you contests. In fact this price for the year, is only for use on one site, such as fanduel. I you want multiple site to get this information on, which is of course customized for that site you play on, you will have to pay double that.. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

For my best, and most Accurate DFS Optimized Tool for Money Fantasy Football Leagues, and even free ones, since the best players of the day are obviously also to be used in season long matchups, making this and interesting use for winning your own season long title, whether money or free interests are involved.

Here that is: DraftDashboard Use this Tool as an affordable, and safe way to play on money leagues, once you have used it enough in free games, to take you investment, safely to the next level of Profit.

Fantasy Football Rankings Week 1: Biggest Challenge

The biggest challenge going into week one of any fantasy football for your fantasy football rankings; Week 1 is this: You have no factual data to support anything from results of the current season. In fact, this early on, you don’t even have a small sample size other then the Pre-Season.

What value does Pre-Season Hold?

To be honest about this, really very little, other then evaluation of talent at offensive and defensive individual players. With Pre-Season just about in the books, what have you really learned from it? Not only is the sample size of playing time for each player so small, but the competition is most of the time even smaller to varying degrees. Add in the fact that coaches are doing just that: evaluation, this is the only positive thing you can use to your advantage, rather than looking to anything a team does in the Pre-Season as actual data to project, with unwillingness to go beyond simple, basic, offenses used to evaluate backup, and competitive positions.

Real Predictive Factors:

Better it is then, to focus primarily, at first on players that have performed over a period of a few years well, as opposed to taking a sample size from last year only. I baseball this is much easier, because the individual match ups mean so much more, and there is so much more raw data on pitcher vs type of batter at least, which is referred to as platoon stats, just to name of the very keys factors in fantasy baseball leagues.

When it comes to football, getting back on track with the season upcoming, here are the historic factors we can look at, dating back a few years now, however not taking into account the current defensive matchup, that being the most difficult to predict for the upcoming year. Therefore, we will only focus on large sample sizes of player performance over the past 3 years, dating back to 2014 and focus on those, using them in our performance metrics.

I will give a few examples to examine of these matchups in seeing what it is we could pinpoint, since the nature of these games, in actuality, the vegas odds will be of very little use. What I am looking for here is somewhat of a balance between high upside and consistency based on the highest scoring fantasy games the players from these teams have had, ranking those according.

Matchups: Week 1

Fantasy Football Matchup week1 Patriots
New England: 1. Rob Gronkowski 2. Tom Brady 3. Brandon Cooks

Pats VS Chiefs Point Total Predict: 44 Points NE Favored – 3

Fantasy Football Matchup week1 Chiefs
Kansas City: 1. DeMarcus Ware replaced by Kareem Hunt for this week 2. Tyreek Hill 3. Travis Kelce

Her’s and interesting Computer Prediction from CBS Sports on the Top 5 Backs to Actually Draft Based on Production and Overal ADP Value Here: CBS Sports Link

BTW, for my #1 Ranked Computer Rankings Resource Check out DraftDashboard

Who will get the most points from this Matchup: Most likely Grnk will benefit most from this matchup as KC is one of the few fantasy defenses that does put up numbers, and may actually hold Brady in check, however, not have a LB that can hold Gronk down, relying on a Safety to pick up up.

Fantasy Football Matchup Week 1: Packers
Green Bay 1. Aaron Rodgers 2. Jordy Nelson 3. DeVonte Adams & Ty Montgomery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packers VS Seahawks Point Total Predict: 47 Even Matchup: 0

Green Bay’s highest upside player over the last few years of course, is Rodgers. No GB player has blew up to achieve close to 30 points, probably due in part to Nelson injuries, but Nelson was very consistent, even though not delivering huge games.

Fantasy Football Week 1 Matchup: Seahawks
Seattle: 1. Russell Wilson 2. Marshawn Lynch replaced by Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacey 3. Doug Baldwin

While once again, the QB is the highest performing upsided player in the matchup, I mention Lynch because they are still attempting to replace him from 2014, so they will try their Running game splitting carries against this Defense. Too bad they haven’t replaced Jimmy Graham either.

Fantasy Football Week 1 Matchup: Falcons
Atlanta 1. Julio Jones, Matt Ryan, DeVonte Freeman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bears vs Falcons Point Total Predict: 49 Pts Atl Favored – 6

Why do I love this Matchup so much; 3 reasons: Expecting big games from their big 3. While this could be a blowout, not resulting in many points for the Bears, Chicago could also show up on defense and in the Running game to slow down this attack, and if having a good gameplan, ready to play, they might do so,

Fantasy Football Week 1 Matchup: Bears
Chicago 1. Jordan Howard 2. Cameron Merideth 3. Unknown

This should go decent for Howard, unless someone is being used in 3rd down and/or down from behind situations in the Chicago passing game, which I could see happening whoever is starting for Chicago, which according to the Chicago Tribune is going to be Glennon. In either case, and unproven starter.

There are of course more interesting matchups in the coming days, but that will complete this for the day.

#1 Ranked Daily Fantasy Football Software

Having trouble finding a reasonably priced Daily Fantasy Football Software?

Let’s first answer this:

What is a Daily Fantasy Football Software program?

Our definition is this: A program that will organize your information for you in customizable format, that you can use to optimize your lineups for best chances of winning your contests, using computer rankings. 

Well, of course, you can go about looking around the internet and trying to find the best daily fantasy sports software, but I can tell you this for sure:

Your Fantasy Football Skills aren’t good enough to project for every player on every team, considering every matchup, using all statistics, and using all controlled or un-controlled external factors.

DraftDashBoard

In this DraftDashboard review, I give a complete breakdown of the Software that personally use for football and baseball.

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Not only, is it an attractive formatted, easy to organize and rank array of menu options, ordering up your lineup, but it helps you avoid the complicated nuisances of spreadsheets, as the average football fan will not want to over-due this overload of information.

The Average Guy has a Chance To Win with this Software Accessible from Any Device Online

Rather, the best fans of the game want a winning chance!

Just focusing on the most important set of several stats that will ultimately matter more than others, and will enhance the enthusiasts ability to use their own management of the fantasy football game, to their advantage, and allow that fan to fundamentally choose the best set of optimized players in their own set of parameters for best success.

Yes, using tweaking, and experience of your own, the best way to learn how to get better, is not only by playing a lot of games, but also by minimizing risk.

In fact, in things like trading stocks and even gambling, risk management and bank roll are very important.

This is an additional feature and benefit of draftdashboard.

Of course this allowing of the average guy to get a hold of the most advanced metrics in a macro world of information available on thousands of web sites offering an overload of information is essential.

Anyone can find basic stats, injuries, weather, and other updates. Very few though have access to the algorithm to win consistently.

In fact, I can help prove this fact:

CBS Fantasy sports once offered, once upon a time a Free computer ranking projection system right on their app. I personally had much better success using this particular feature, even though it was not robust enough, compared in any way to DraftDashboard.

Its no longer there..

The ability to use this feature to choose your lineup is powerful and will not be revealed to the average public. Paying is still the way to go.

How about a Free Trial?

Give it a test drive @ DraftDashBoard.com

At $50 per month this is more reasonably priced than many others offered such as on fantasy labs, spreadsheets, or fantasynetwork, as some of the more respected daily fantasy softwares to compare.

Is $50 a little too steep for you right now, even after the free month of September, with a chance to prove itself.

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[iframe src=”https://hofconnect.sendlane.com/form/17292″ width=”100%” height=”500″] This will provide you some idea still, of the rankings that this software is provided along with my personal daily strategy for the week, updated before Sunday afternoon in time for GameDay.