SmartFantasy Articles

2016 Skill Position Rankings – Week 3

By Abe vanderBent on September 22nd, 2016

Note: All rankings below are based on standard scoring. Quarterbacks Ranking Player Team Matchup 1 Matt Ryan ATL @NO 2 Ben Roethlisberger PIT @PHI 3 Carson Palmer ARI @BUF 4 Drew Brees NO ATL 5 Cam Newton CAR MIN 6 Derek Carr OAK @TEN 7 Russell Wilson SEA SF 8 Aaron Rodgers GB DET 9… Read More

Waiver Wire Report – Week 3 Adds, Drops & Holds

By Lee Thostenson on September 20th, 2016

My name is Lee Thostenson, I’m the founder of SmartFantasy and will be taking over the weekly Waiver Wire column from Kent. I’ll be looking at the best adds, the owned players that are dead weight and need to be dropped, and the players that you may want to drop but should hold on to.… Read More

2016 Skill Position Rankings – Week 2

By Abe vanderBent on September 15th, 2016

Note: All rankings below are based on standard scoring. Quarterbacks Ranking Player Team Matchup 1 Cam Newton CAR SF 2 Drew Brees NO @NYG 3 Eli Manning NYG NO 4 Ben Roethlisberger PIT CIN 5 Aaron Rodgers GB @MIN 6 Matthew Stafford DET TEN 7 Andrew Luck IND @DEN 8 Carson Palmer ARI TB 9… Read More

Waiver Wire Report: Week 2 Adds and Drops

By Kent Weyrauch on September 13th, 2016

Well fantasy football fans, week 1 is in the books. I know, I know. It was stressful for me too, but I hope you won a majority of your fantasy match-ups! Lots of things happened this week and it’s time to start parsing the numbers. Before we get started, I have to stress that no trends… Read More

2016 Skill Position Rankings – Week 1

By Abe vanderBent on September 8th, 2016

At long last, the 2016 NFL season is finally here! This marks the second full season in which SmartFantasy has provided weekly fantasy football rankings and, as a reminder, I will only be providing rankings for skill position players and these rankings are based on standard non-PPR scoring. With all that being said, here we… Read More

Which Players Are Our Users Avoiding and Targeting in 2016?

By Lee Thostenson on August 30th, 2016

Our SmartCheatsheet tool allows users to mark each player as a “Target”, “Sleeper”, and “Avoid”. With thousands of users now creating their cheatsheets, it’s fun to look at some trends and mass opinions. These opinions will resemble the fantasy community at large, and can hopefully be used to gain an advantage in the draft. NOTE: These are… Read More

The Smart Guide to Your Very First Fantasy Football Draft

By Lee Thostenson on August 28th, 2016

My girlfriend Alyssa informed me that she joined two fantasy football leagues this year. This means, of course, that I just joined two fantasy leagues this year. She’s been playing fantasy with her friends for the last two years, but I’ve been the one doing the research, drafting, and making the pickups. I don’t mind… Read More

Five Players to Target on Draft Day

By Kent Weyrauch on August 25th, 2016

Hey there fantasy football fans! Welcome to the pre-season edition of SmartFantasy’s (soon-to-be) weekly fantasy article where I, Kent Weyrauch, will be covering lists of players that I will want to either pick up, start/stream, buy low or sell high each and every week. The lists will be consistent from week-to-week, but the players will always… Read More

SmartCheatsheet 2016: New Features and Bug Fixes

By Lee Thostenson on August 25th, 2016

Hi all! Hopefully your cheatsheet building is going well and all of your drafts are falling your way. We’re doing our best to make sure that happens. As you can imagine, the last few weeks have been hectic. We’ve been spending most of our time fixing minor bugs and helping users use their SmartCheatsheet effectively, but… Read More

SmartCheatsheet is live for the 2016 season!

By Josh Ellingson on August 15th, 2016

Get Started! We have finished updating and polishing up the SmartCheatsheet tool for the 2016 season and it is now ready for use! For those who missed it last year, the tool is a custom cheatsheet creator that is fully tailored to your league. The data in the sheet is pulled in from various expert… Read More

Draft Order Randomizer & Lottery Tool

By Lee Thostenson on July 1st, 2016

Click here to use the tool. We created a simple tool to determine your league’s draft order. You can either completely randomize it, or you can set up a weighted lottery. For a lottery, give each team in the lottery a percentage of winning the first pick, and then hit Go. It works just like… Read More

The Smart Guide To Choosing a League Hosting Service

By Lee Thostenson on June 19th, 2016

Although picking a site to host a fantasy football league may seem like a simple and straightforward decision, there are many differences between the services each site offers that can enhance or diminish your league’s enjoyment. Finding the right host is one of the first and most important decisions for a commissioner (or league) to… Read More

New Feature: NFL Mock Draft Challenge

By Lee Thostenson on April 27th, 2016

Try the Mock Draft Challenge! Last year, a couple friends and I got together to put $10 on who could have the most accurate mock draft.  We submitted our drafts via Google Sheets, and then tallied the totals ourselves. This year, we planned on doing it again, but instead of manually tallying our scores, I… Read More

Podcast: 2016 NFL Draft Preview

By Lee Thostenson on April 19th, 2016

Abe and I recently got together to preview the 2016 NFL Draft.  We started with the blockbuster Rams-Titans trade, and then put our GM hats on to discuss and make a pick for every team in the first round. These are the picks that we would make if we were running the team, not the picks… Read More