Preseason Recaps and Why It Even Matters

 

NHL and NBA teams play 82 regular season games per year, while in the MLB, teams take the field 162 times over the course of a season. The NFL is far different, with each team playing only 16 games if they don’t make the playoffs. This can make evaluating players far harder for NFL analysts, as the sample size is at least five times smaller. When watching NFL exhibition games, you’ll hear many say “it’s just the preseason, don’t worry about it.” I agree to the extent the outcome of the game doesn’t matter. However, individual player performance can and do matter. Let’s review some of the players whose dynasty draft stock has been affected in the first two weeks of the preseason. Continue reading “Preseason Recaps and Why It Even Matters”

Coop There It Is – Amari Breaking to the 1.01

A bold take: Amari Cooper will finish as a top fantasy wide receiver in 2017 and put himself into the conversation for the 1.01 in startups this time next year. In DLF’s July ADP, Cooper is currently going as the 1.06 in startup drafts with only Odell Beckham Jr., Ezekiel Elliott, David Johnson, Mike Evans, and Antonio Brown going in front of him. Yet, people seem to be disappointed in his play so far, as he’s “only” posted 155 receptions and 2,223 yards and 11 touchdowns in his first two years while being selected to two Pro Bowls. With these historic numbers, I am fully on board the train of Cooper breaking out in Year 3. There are only three other wide receivers to post at least 150 receptions and 2,200 yards in their first two seasons: Marques Colston, Beckham, and A.J. Green. In Year 3, those receivers posted these lines: Continue reading “Coop There It Is – Amari Breaking to the 1.01”