Which Players Are Our Users Avoiding and Targeting in 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

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

The Case For Adrian Peterson

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Wise words indeed from Mark Twain but sometimes it’s just that simple. I had the second overall pick and Jamaal Charles just came off the board. I couldn’t click that draft button faster. No hesitation. Adrian Peterson (RB)… Read More

The Case Against Adrian Peterson

I’m going to ruffle some feathers among my Minnesota brethren with this one: I don’t think Adrian Peterson is worth a top five pick in fantasy this year. According to FantasyPros average draft position, Peterson is currently going first in standard leagues. To me, the first round is mostly about safety. You want to pick someone… Read More

Which Players Are SmartFantasy Users Avoiding and Targeting The Most?

With thousands of users now using SmartCheatsheet, we can start looking 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. Here are the top twelve players you guys are avoiding (some for obvious injury reasons*): Jordy Nelson (WR)*… Read More

Game Logs: A better way to evaluate players

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It is often said that fantasy football is a weekly game, yet we keep using season total or season average stats when referencing a player’s past performance. Season averages often smooth out the peaks and valleys of a player’s performance and distort their real value One week can even completely skew a player’s total stat… Read More

New Team New Value: WRs Relocation Evaluation – PART 2

Jeremy Maclin in Chiefs Uniform

<<< Read Part 1 Jeremy Maclin (Chiefs) –  DOWNGRADE/PUSH This guy had quite the year. Jeremy Maclin is coming off a Pro Bowl season in which he produced 85 receptions for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns. 2014 was a marvelous year for the newly minted Chiefs receiver who finished 9th among all WRs in fantasy.… Read More

New Team New Value: WRs Relocation Evaluation – PART 1

Andre Johnson in Colts Uniform

The introduction of a foreign organism into an entirely new ecosystem can provide a widely mixed and even dangerous outcome. Players who switch teams should be carefully examined because their relocation can provide intriguing fantasy value. Take the Denver Broncos’ free agency pickup of Emmanuel Sanders for example. There were so many questions surrounding this… Read More

Finding Odell: Who Is This Year’s Ultimate Sleeper?

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Economics tells us that in a perfectly competitive league, no fantasy team achieves any significant advantage throughout the season. Lucky for us, most leagues are rarely perfect. Leagues are peppered with auto-drafters, fillers, and dirty deserters. Managers fail to study up on current players and vote like they draft, relying primarily on name recognition. Trades… Read More

12 Things We Learned About Fantasy Football in 2014

The 2014 fantasy football season is in the books. Some laughed, some cried, but we should all learn. Which strategies worked? Which didn’t? What changed about the game this year that we can apply to next? Let’s take a look at twelve takeaways from this season: 1. Get what you can out of lottery ticket (suspended… Read More