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Official 2014 Rankings: Top 20 Defenses

The Seahawks are everybody’s #1 D, but who comes after that? We go 20 deep with our season-long thoughts, but find weekly rankings for defenses far more important. Streaming defenses has become a common strategy, and if you don’t have a defense that is playing at an elite level each week, it’s definitely the way [...]

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Official 2014 Rankings: Top 25 Tight Ends

Much like every other fantasy position, the outlook on drafting and playing tight ends has completely changed over the past few seasons. Unlike other positions, however, it mainly comes as the result of a couple individual players. Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates may have ushered in the era of the Tight End, but Jimmy Graham [...]

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Official 2014 Rankings: Top 75 Wide Receivers

Just like at quarterback, there are a ton of viable options each week at wide reciever. Some of the luck in fantasy football comes in picking the right lineups and who will score any given touchdown one week, making WR an inconsistent and frustrating position. As great as Calvin Johnson is, his owners were hugely [...]

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Official 2014 Rankings: Top 75 Running Backs

As the league has become more and more pass-heavy, team’s resort to more and more running back committees to torture fantasy owners and dilute the fantasy talent pool at running back. Jamaal Charles, the #1 RB, had 295 points last season. Only 17 other backs had more than HALF of that total. The #20 RB, [...]

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Official 2014 Rankings: Top 25 Quarterbacks

After a bit of a hiatus, RotoAnalysis co-founders Matt Cott & Matt Schwimmer are back with their final preseason rankings for the 2014 season. At quarterback, we unanimously have Peyton has #1, but really view it as a clear top 3 where Brees or Rodgers is nearly as likely to finish atop the leaderboard. The [...]

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A Breakdown of the 2014 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

This year was my third time attending the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and it’s amazing to see how it has changed in such a short time period. Baseball has become increasingly advanced, and basketball has arrived at the forefront of the sports analytics movement. Here are some of my notes from the conference on the [...]

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Studying the Trends: NFL Lines

With Week 11 coming up, it’s time to take another look into the betting trends around the league. Whether it’s hitting the over, under, spread, or moneyline, there are a couple ways to figure out how to find an edge. There are a few teams that have drastic swings with their NFL lines whether they’re [...]

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RotoAnalysis Mid-Season Awards

We’re officially eight weeks into the season, and the NFL season has been just as unpredictable as ever. Great players have been bad, bad players have been great, and everything in between. I’m going to try to make sense of some of these happenings and have a little fun while breaking down the league and [...]

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