Fantasy Football Questions: Kyler Murray a Stud?

I will attempt to do a weekly series of fantasy football questions to stay on topic here at WealthyFantasyFootball.

What is a fantasy football Stud?

By Wealthy Fantasy Football’s definition, its a Player that has a high upside with consistency in scoring in fantasy football. Most of the time this is a high salaried player on daily fantasy football sites or a 1st or 2nd round draft pick in season long leagues. 

Want to get excited for fantasy football in 2019?

Well this may be all you need here: 2019 Preview Podcast with a screen shot of the 300k Winner from Week 13!

Fantasy Football questions

Well, we have seen it happen before. Rookie quarterbacks come into the league with much to show. But more often they come into the league with much to run for, or run away from.

Here’s an example of what we’ll likely see from the Arizona Cardinals unless there is a trade for the pick. Here the best examples of results to go by, since we have to assume certain things when it comes to evaluating for fantasy football purposes.

Here you can see the reasons why, as we will prepare for season long fantasy football drafts, we will not draft Kyler Murray unless  perhaps we are in a 2 QB league that is deep with 12 players. There are 2 outcomes. Taking the sack or throwing the interception.

The funny thing is it almost appears as though Josh Rosen does has the better chance to make a play against a poor Raiders defense that could not stop anyone, attmpting to lighten the competition for him. However, he ultimately folds under pressure.

Are the Cards better off holding onto Rosen?

Rosen appears to have no better chance at being a stud then Murray other then having more experience behind a bad offensive line.

Will Murray be a Good Pro?

I will not deny the athletic and football ability of Murray. He can be a good pro someday with great upside on a good team. As for being a fantasy football stud, time will have to tell, therefore don’t expect anything good this year at all. Check nfl game pass for more film of the Cardinals offensive line woes, or rather don’t wast your time for bettering your fantasy football game.

Any questions or concerns?

 

 

Trending MLB Fantasy Picks for Next 30 Days

When picking fantasy baseball players, there is a lot of data to decipher for mlb fantasy picks.

What I’ll do today is make sure to be watching for the next 30 days, players who will either up their value over the course of the rest of the season no matter what league your players in, or lower their value. You will obviously want to use this watch list differently depending on whether your playing in season long or daily as in DFS or daily fantasy sports.

How About Picks for Today?

If you want fantasy picks for today, look to the top menu for daily fantasy baseball picks advice today as I will give you the best that I’ve got.

Christian Yelich:

Yelich has a BABIP that is under control through his massive start to the season. While we can use this statistic to measure normality, we have to assume certain numbers such as this when is comes to watching, locking, and loading players the we  want to drafts that we can reach for or pick in a daily league. Yelich has the stuff we want right now over probably anyone in MLB which is why I put him first. His hard contact rate is up %16 this season from the past 2 years which is fine, plus his wOBA and ISO are very hot right now, although these will come down.

Joc Pederson

Pederson has a hard BABIP + %22 over the beginning of season, however a normal regular BABIP of this same span of time. I will definitely be keeping him on my watchlist for a while as well, as his hard contact rate has went up %19 and running hot in wOBA and ISO categories.

Cody Bellinger

Bellinger is right where he should be as far as indicators go. His hard contact rate is good at %39 which is %40 for his past 2 seasons.

Yonde Diaz TB

Fly ball rate up, will provide update once I have a chance to look up the stats but he’s hot!

Christian Walker

More of a wild card his wOBA numbers have been surprisingly good over the past 2 years, as maybe the should give him more consistent playing time in Arizona.

Richard Urena

Also a wild card from here on out but there is data to prove his worth over the past years of his plate appearances for this Toronto SS.

Added to list 4/8/19

Hunter Renfroe

Renfroe makes the cut after having had a successful 14 and 7 day split compared to his 2017,18 BAPIP along with high wOBA, ISO, and Hard contact rate kept at near %70. It will be interesting to see as he gets more plate appearances weather he can keep that up for a while, perhaps to the 40 day mark.

Anthony Rendon

Rendon has an interesting track record, and has really gotten hot, while this will not sustain at the same success rate, this overall numbers from the past 2 years indicate he’s as high as anyone in wOBA and should be on this list.

Joey Richard

While this Baltimore out fielder may not stay in a strong spot at all, his past 7 day trend in our standard categories, make for an interesting play that you won’t pay much for, so give him a whirl this week, or better yet today! before he cools off.

Latest NFL Free Agency News: CJ Andreson Signs with Lions

The Lions signed CJ Anderson per nfl.com to shore up the RB spot as it would appear that this move would replace LaGarret Blount.

The backfield now consisting of the third wheel specialist with Kerryon Johnson as a primary runner, Theo Riddick as a pass catcher/3rd down back, and now CJ Anderson as a bull in short yardage/goal line and run the clock out situations. This may be interchangable at times between roles. Here’s the latest depth chart found at ourlads.com

Lions depth chart signed CJ Anderson latest free agent signings

What is the Outlook for Anderson and the Lions backfield for 2019?

Well the feel we got as fantasy owners in 2018 was that K. Johnson should have been the main workhorse style back, even though this now seems like an extinct species in football. Now, however I would expect early on and often for things to pretty much stay the same with the splitting of backfield duties.

What is the Bests Mindset for Fantasy Owners for 2019?

After all, the first determined choice of the lions to obtain Malcom Brown was thwarted by the Rams re-signing him and rejecting Brown the 3rd string or 2nd string replacement for Todd Gurley.

Bearing this in mind the plans will not change for the main workload in Detroit. I would project a similar season for the workload in the NFC north team’s sharing of carries system.

Keep in mind however, that injuries play a big part, so prepare to have the Lions use Anderson as soon as a injury prone running back such as Johnson goes down, providing great value in any kind of fantasy football ownership scenario.

Other Latest Articles:

Tevin Coleman signs with 49ers along with their 2019 Outlook

Any fantasy football questions for 2019 on this or any other player related, or strategy topic?

One last thing, if interested in daily fantasy baseball, see the above menu for MLB daily fantasy baseball picks and advice for today 4/2/19

 

Tevin Coleman Signs with 49ers: 2019 Outlook

Providing the most relevant daily news today, per nfl.com free agency tracker, the 49ers have signed Coleman to a 2 year 8.5 million dollar contract as the time share runner and receiver reunites with his offensive coordinator in San Francisco.

What is the outlook for Coleman and the 49ers backfield for 2019?

Well, there are still 2 other premier type backs on the roster with Matt Breida and Jerick McKinnon still there.

As we can see here, per Ourlands.com there are many running backs that have had significant playing time. If you notice however, Alfred Morris is no longer there. Coleman is a great upgrade to the position.

Tevin Coleman signs with 49ers

With injuries galore on this roster overall, many rb’s got their own chance to even be featured from the very depths of the depth chart.

How will they plan to use these feature backs?

This is an easy answer as the rock will get passed along frequently with another try at Jimmy Garopollo under center. Barring injuries, this should be a better offense than the year before with the addition of Jordan Matthews replacing the role of Pierre Garcon as a possession receiver.

Coleman shows good fluid movement in execution of a dangerous play in the playbook for opposing defenses: The wheel route.

Here’s the play:

As we can see, this short video shows Coleman running out of the backfield in motion from the right. As he comes over to the left, the defender is forced to go man on man. The Single high coverage safety was not in position to make the play. the man in coverage also not able to make way in coverage on his own trailed in a just beyond the redzone touchdown play. However, Matt Ryan overthrew his intended receiver just beyond the reach of Coleman. The Falcons had to settle for a field goal on this first drive of the game.

Coleman is very dangerously is to be used in the same way, with scripted out plays designed to go to him in man coverage such as this with 10-20 carries per game depending on injuries this season. He should have a few very big fantasy games.

Will the 49ers be looking to add further weapons in the draft?

Yes with the possibility of drafting a WR, the main offensive role of Julio Jones missing from this offense, Shanahan would love to get a new tool in the box in one of these Wide recievers from Ole Miss to add to become a very dangerous offense in the NFL.

In Fantasy Football Summary for 2019

I personally watched the 49ers quite a bit last season, and my evident conclusion will be that he should get similar production with the 49ers as he did with the falcons.

Previous related artilces: NFL Draft Coverage

NFL Quarterbacks available, mostly through the draft as only option

and,.. Running back Draft Prospects Rankings.

What do you expect for your fantasy team if you have had or plan to incorporate any 49ers into your drafts?

NFL Draft QB Rankings for 2019 with Wild Card

Here is the list of NFL Prospects including Free Agents currently availbale and anyone from the Alliance of American Football Leauge, making this a unique wild card list of Quarterbacks.

NFL Scouting Combine Results

For a full list of nfl scouting combine results, see nfl.com 

I personally did not want to spend a lot of time on the combine results for quarterback. However, the best results for a pocket passer seemed to be Dwayne Haskins as Muray did not work out. Murray obviously has superior scrambling ability.

2019 NFL Draft QB Rankings

  1. Kyler Murray

2. Dwayne Haskins

3. Daniel Jones

4. Jake Browning

5. Jarrett Stidham

6. Drew Lock

7. Ryan Finley

8. Will Gier

9. Clayton Thorson

10. Tyree Jackson

11. Gardner Minshew

12. Brett Rypien

13. Trace McSorley

14. Kyle Shurmur

15. Nick Fitzgerald

16. Jordan Ta’amu

Free Agents:

  1. Garrett Gilbert The Wild Card for a starting Position in the NFL

2. Josh Johnson

3. John Wolford

4. Josh McCown

I could not bring myself to looking at any more of the current list of free agent quarterbacks. This is pretty much it if your team is looking for one including backups.

Opening Day Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice 3/28/19

Its hard to believe its time for March 28th 2018 and that I am actually looking at baseball projections again now for 2019!

If I was a person giving you personal advice face to face, you would not know who I am, and whether to take my advice or not. Since you may be searching for opening day daily fantasy baseball advice for today, you may even take my advice based on my 2 years experience working with projection models, advisors, and coaching for the mlb fantasy game, tweaking and making it better every day that I play.

I will keep this opening day advice very simple and to the point.

What I have learned is that its very tough to learn on the fly and have success and be consistent at it, much like it would take to be an actual big league ball player. So I’ll give you the most important and simple stats you can take a hold of and run with so that you could possibly win some large field low cost entry tournaments on fanduel or draftkings. The daily game or dfs is a fun way to have a daily vested interest with upside for the present to the future.

I will start of here with my pool and explain why its not very large at this point, around 39 hours prior to openings pitches in North America.

daily fantasy baseball advice 3/28/19

As you examine my pool of players for tournaments for a moment, you may first notice that its not long. There are 6 players to get a 9 man roster including a pitcher on my fanduel slate, since that’s what we are currently optimizing for.

You may also notice there are 3 Rockies in my potential lineup and 3 one off’s as we say in dfs from STL, NYY, and SF.

Here is my video breakdown for the slate on fanduel as well.

Unless you are very new to dfs, you will have heard about stacking. With the expected outcome of a team helping each other to score points, with runs batted in for baseball we ideally would like a 3 or even a 4 man stack in the heart of a good batting order vs. a weak pitcher.

What I did here was pick on the weakest pitchers the slate has to offer. I then decifered what was the pitcher’s weakest handedness to pick in whether that be lefty, right, switch, or a combination of 2 out of 3.

Then in sort of a dream scenario for Thurseday we have these players to attack those pitchers as far as OPS or Ability to both get on base and hit for power combined.

You can notice then that all of these players are at least a positive +19% increase in that particular sabermetric. This stat alone increases the batters chances dramatically to get on base and/or hit a home run or two.

I really hope this helps for a stress free and fun opening day for you.

 

How to Get Ready for the MLB season start for fantasy 2019

This is in theory a season long fantasy football blog. However, during the off-season I believe it very exciting and profitable to take serious dives into the mlb season start so that you can pick great fantasy players for your fantasy baseball team, whether season long or daily type of leagues.

So if you have not been doing a whole lot to prepare for the 2019 season opener, even if you have not followed baseball closely in past years, I believe I can get you ready (with some help) for the mlb opening day 2019 schedule soon to start on 3/28/19.

With so many high profile players getting large contracts during spring training, a lot of these proven players are ready to play ball and not worry about the money right? I will highlight these peak players as we move along this article.

Here are the most important things we need to cover as an overview and then we will go into each with more depth.

A career statistical analysis, a daily matchup analysis, and recent season success or lack there of. Lastly, we’ll show you how to easily dive into pheripherials for any player.

Career statistical analysis

Any major league baseball player has big league data that is sometimes easy to read into because of such a large sample size, unlike football. Unless the player is a rookie, all of this is very relevant data, especially in season long formats. As there probably are some of those new to the fantasy baseball field in general, you can always got to MLB.com and start getting familiar with the stats you can view there and sort how you would like. I would recommend looking at the sortable fields there and sorting by active players, then arranging according to OBP + SLG, which is the last column to the right, so you can get a feel for the most productive players in the league. Then click on the player name.

mlb season start 2019Here we can compare the season stats with our next category of interest, the past season.

Recent season analysis

Obviously for any fantasy baseball player the prior season stats is something to compare and learn about. Look for drops and rises, and try to gather reasons why as you have time to research during the season. Taking notes on your findings may help you throughout the year.

Here is the highest paid player on the year, with no one likely to pass him any time soon.

mlb season start 2019Daily matchup analysis

For a daily analysis of the match ups for every single day in the mlb season, visit dfsarmy.com basic training. This provides access to coaches in fantasy baseball as well as other sports, a complete research station, daily articles, a domination station (optimizer), as well as bankroll management (dfs or daily fantasy sports) which also helps with free daily leagues, and new and improved stats not shown anywhere else among those in the industry, which can provide a valuable edge when using along with our coaching.

Fanduel and Draftkings Baseball Advice

I will of course, provide daily picks and advice starting 3/28/19 on my menu page on the top of the page, Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, Advice for Today

Peripheral for MLB season start

When you examine more of the outliers for fantasy baseball, there are more stats available in various places then any other sport. I could not possibly provide a breakdown of every stat and what they mean in this article. However to prepare you for mlb season start for 2019 begin to learn more about these stats every day, and you will not only become better daily but enjoy the rewarding work.

 

2019 NFL Draft Prospects By Position: Running Back

In this article we are getting into the best 2019 nfl draft prospects during the post combine stage.

Remember Phillip Lindsay at this time of year last year?…

Likely not, because he was not invited to the combine nor drafted. There could very well be at least one of those guys this year. I hope to mention them when scrolling to the bottom.

The cool thing about this, is if you review every player and do a search for these players, you decide for yourself, which is going to have a better rookie campaign and beyond. Therefore I am not ranking them in any kind of order. This is just preliminary.

This draft prospects by positions after my thorough review of these players for use in fantasy football should give good impressions beyond just the combine numbers for your 2019 fantasy football season.

This is being written post combine for a summarized breakdown of their profile with a size and speed consideration for your fantasy teams.

2019 NFL Draft Prospects By Position

Running Backs

Ryquell Armstead: 5’11 220 lbs Runs with speed and intensity to hit a homerun. 4.46 40 yard dash.

Nick Brossette: 5’11 209 lbs  Good overall running ability as a goal liner, with lateral movement and long run threat. 4.72 40 yard dash.

Myles Gaskin: 5’9 205 lbs A threat to go all the way in the run or pass. He established himself as a college all-purpose back. 4.6 40 yard dash.

How to Get more Pofile info?

For example with Gaskin got to TheDraftNetwork.com and then enter the player name with a hyphen (myles-gaskin after the /player/ you would enter after visiting there for any full breakdown of player attributes. The full url would look like this: thedraftnetwork.com/player/miles-gaskin.

Damien Harris: 5’10 216 lbs With a array of abilities, could be the best overall at doing all things wanted out of a RB in the draft. 4.58 40 yard dash.

Darrell Henderson: 5’8 208 lbs Super impressive runner throughout his collegiate career. Can also catch passes. 4.53 40 yard dash.

Karan Higdon: 5’9 206 lbs Was given large holes to run through at Michigan as should make a good backup. 4.5 40 yard dash.

Justice Hill: 5’9 1/2 198 lbs Highly gifted athlete with 4.4 40 yard dash and a 40 inch vertical. Very shifty and expl osive with balance receiving too.

Elijah Holyfield: 5’10 217 lbs Another incredibly gifted athlete with shifty moves and nice finishing power. 4.79 40 yard dash.

Benny Snell Jr. 5’10 223 lbs Bell is a bruiser who should be a specialist at the goal line/short yardage and beyond for an NFL team. 4.7 40 yard dash.

Mike Weber 5’9 215 lbs Surprisingly fast and deceptive as a runner 4.49 40 yard dash. Had a very good offensive line to showcase his skills.

Josh Jacobs 5’10 220 lbs is the closest thing to Saquon Barkley that you can get this year. May see rookie of the year honors. 4.68 40 yard dash (pro day)

Dexter Williams 5’11 212 lbs Another home run threat every time he touches,  with otherwise efficient running. 4.57 40 yard dash.

James Williams 5’9 1/2 197 lbs With a high mix of skills out of the backfield he was a highly effective college fantasy football back. 4.58 40 yard dash.

Trayveon Williams 5’8 206 lbs A weight room junkie with great work ethic for a backup role player. 4.51 40 yard dash

Alex Barnes 6’1 227 lbs Nice combo of size and speed with good burst of middle and power for a fantasy friendly experience. 4.59 40 yard dash.

Travis Homer 5’11 195 lbs Good Cut back runner who hits holes fast and can break some tackles. Good out of backfield. 4.49 40 yard dash.

David Montgomery 5’11 216 lbs Good bounce outside runner with vision and extra cuts and good balance. 4.64 40 yard dash.

Miles Sanders 5’10” 1/2 211 lbs All the above abilities with breakaway threat and good stiff arm and burst. 4.5 40 yard dash.

Devin Singletary 5’7″ 1/2 203 lbs Great stop, stutter, and breakaway speed on the field despite his 40 time. Finishes runs very well. 4.66 40 yard dash.

You may also want to look at my drafthelper article on how to easily do your own scouting for nfl prospects during draft season, one of the most exciting times of year for football!

Other running back prospects who did not make it to the combine with potential:

Devin Ozigbo:  Has a bulky frame with a change of direction to include him in on potential NFL caliber RB’s. No official 40 time as of yet.

Rodney Anderson: Shows wonderful patience, burst, and speed, with dazzling cuts and power as a potential featured back. No 40 time.

Daily NBA DraftKings Lineup: For 3/15/19

Here I am giving you today as a test a Daily NBA Draftkings lineup per the specification below. However, you will always need to keep up on the latest breaking news up to tipoff.

I usually do a Cash game focused player pool such as my Fanduel cash game lineups. I will focus today though, on hybrid and single entry tournaments, so you may have a chance to win bigger money on today’s juicy 8 game nba slate. TGIF!

Here first, is my video explaining the breakdown..

Where to Go to Get these Basic to Advanced NBA Tools for your NBA Draftkings lineup?

Here’s the free site where you can look up the and1 stats for any season.

Here is the paid robust, and fully utilized toolset along with community of coaches here at DFSArmy.com

Here’s the lineup so far as the day goes along: As the more you find at bargain, the more high priced its worth to go with at the top of this list.

Priced from Greatest to Lowest:

James Harden 12.5k

Giannis A. 11.8k

Joel Embiid 10.9k

Andre Drummond 10k

Damon Lillard 9.9k

Jusuf Nurkic 8.7k

Blake Griffin 8.4k

Clint Capela 8.3k

D’Aaron Fox 8k

Montrezl Harrel 7.5k

Hassan Whiteside 6.3k if there are any injuries

JaVale McGee 5.1k

Enes Kanter 4.9k

Thomas Bryant 4.3k

Jahil Okafor 3.5k if anyone rests

NHL Daily Fantasy Lines Today for 3/14/19

Here I will give you the best nhl daily fantasy lines to employ into your starting lineups for draftkings, fanduel, or fantasy draft for nhl daily fantasy lines on this 3/14 slate. I usually give you cash game plays or rankings. 

Today however, we will focus on the best lines to use in tournaments or hybrid type lineups so that you can see which stacks may be most effective for today. If you are building only one lineup for example on any of these sites, you’ll want to use the first two lines I show below. If you are building multiple lineups into your tournament or hybrid lineups then you will want to mix and match the additional lines following the first two team lines.

SJ Sharks Lines ES1

ES: (Even Strength) 1st line for use here with Brett Burns, Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture, and Timo Meier.

Bruins Lines ES2

ES2: Use the Bruins ES 2 line for a good cheaper mix of including Danton Heinen, David Krejci, and Charlie Coyle.

Tampa Bay Lightning PP1

PP1 (Power Play 1) will give you access to  the best line on the night when the opponent (Detroit )has foul trouble. This line will also include 3 of the 5 from the top ES line. This has Stephen Stamkos, J.T. Miller, and Victor Hedman. Also add Nikita Kucherov or Braydon Point, whichever you can afford.

Bruins PP1

This Power play line opens up some opportunities per injuries to get access to cheap plays and fit studs into your lineups as one offs or double up from other teams not mentioned. This line should include Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Danton Heinen, and David Krejci, the latter of which were mentioned above. Look for any changes to this line in the afternoon on Leftwinglock, going to skater – line combos in the menu.

Nashville Predators Line 1

This ES1 line should include Flip Forseberg, Ryan Johanson and Wayne Simmonds. Also include Roman Josi and/or Ryan Ellis for  a full on stack. Check this practice updates in the afternoon as well for this team. Try to use Defensemen that have high upside with the power play as well.

Remember to always check final practice lines before inserting them into your tournament or cash lineups.

Goalie

For goalies, also check leftwing lock for locked in goalies, using the balance of potential goals allowed, percentage of chance for the win, as well as save % and consistency numbers. I would also prefer a goalie at home. There are plenty to choose from today.

nhl daily fantasy lines
An example from yesterday of the top projected lines to deploy

Always check DFSArmy.com for all the stats including the research station spreadsheets, domination station optimizer, and recommended cash plays from articles and other content.