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Dwain McFarland

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2022 Fantasy Football: 12 NFL teams to correlate and stack to win in the regular season and championship rounds

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Correlating and stacking with teams that have high game total projections is one way to maximize your fantasy football points ceiling for any given week.

by Dwain McFarland 2 months ago

2022 Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: Optimal approach to picks 1-4

Walking through the optimal 2022 fantasy football draft strategy for picks 1-4, including roster construction goals, when to be aggressive vs. ADP, when to wait for value and which sleepers to target.

by Dwain McFarland 2 months ago

Fantasy Football: How to identify breakout wide receiver candidates

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Examining the data points that often precede wide receiver breakout seasons to identify which WRs are candidates for breakouts in 2022 fantasy football.

by Dwain McFarland 2 months ago

2022 Fantasy Football: New York Jets add RB Breece Hall, the most well-rounded back in the 2022 NFL draft class

The former Iowa State back recorded 82 receptions over his college career. He profiles particularly well in the passing game, making him the consensus No. 1 selection in most dynasty rookie drafts.

by Dwain McFarland 3 months ago New York Jets

2022 Fantasy Football: Tennessee Titans lose A.J. Brown but gain Arkansas WR Treylon Burks

Treylon Burks may not be a finished product, but the Tennessee Titans landed a big-time playmaker with Pick 18 after moving A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles.

by Dwain McFarland 3 months ago

2022 Fantasy Football: Philadelphia Eagles trade for A.J. Brown

The Philadelphia Eagles traded the Nos. 18 and 101 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft for Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown, who should immediately challenge for the No. 1 role in an Eagles offense that morphed into a Tennessee-type of attack last season.

by Dwain McFarland 3 months ago

2022 Fantasy Football Prep: Evaluating NFL rookie WR prospects based on routes

Breaking down how the 2022 wide receiver class, including Ohio State duo Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson, performed on the routes that NFL teams run the most.

by Dwain McFarland 3 months ago

Fantasy Football: Top 5 landing spots for rookie running backs

Examining which NFL teams have a need at running back plus the early draft capital to add a fantasy football difference-maker in the 2022 NFL Draft.

by Dwain McFarland 4 months ago

2022 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Pre-draft rookie wide receiver rankings & tiers

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Using PFF College data sets to break the 2022 NFL Draft wide receiver class into tiers based on advanced metrics and projected draft capital.

by Dwain McFarland 4 months ago

2022 Fantasy Football Prep: Pre-draft rookie running back tiers

Using PFF College data sets to break the 2022 NFL Draft running back class into tiers based on advanced metrics and projected draft capital.

by Dwain McFarland 4 months ago

Fantasy Football Strategy: Reverse engineering an adaptable, winning 2022 draft plan

The middle and early-late rounds in fantasy football drafts are key in constructing a top-tier roster.

by Dwain McFarland 4 months ago

Fantasy Football Strategy: Players to target and fade in best ball before the 2022 NFL Draft

Identifying NFL players to target in fantasy football best ball leagues at ADP heading into the 2022 NFL Draft, along with those who should be faded in until after the draft.

by Dwain McFarland 4 months ago

McFarland: 2022 Fantasy Football Best Ball Tight End Tiers

Breaking down the 2022 fantasy football best ball tight end tiers to find groups of TEs with similar expectations based on upside and floor.

by Dwain McFarland 4 months ago

McFarland: 2022 Fantasy Football Best Ball Wide Receiver Tiers

Breaking down the 2022 fantasy football best ball wide receiver tiers to find groups of WRs with similar expectations based on upside and floor.

by Dwain McFarland 4 months ago

McFarland: 2022 Fantasy Football Best Ball Running Back Tiers

Breaking down the 2022 fantasy football best ball running back tiers to find groups of RBs with similar expectations based on upside and floor.

by Dwain McFarland 4 months ago

McFarland: 2022 Fantasy Football Best Ball Quarterback Tiers

Breaking down the 2022 fantasy football best ball quarterback tiers to find groups of QBs with similar expectations based on upside and floor.

by Dwain McFarland 4 months ago

McFarland: 2022 Fantasy Football Rankings — Free Agency and Rookie Updates

Breaking down 2022 fantasy football rankings and tiers for every position, including analysis, advanced stats and more.

by Dwain McFarland 4 months ago

Fantasy Football: Analyzing historical rookie PFF receiving grades to find breakout wide receivers

Clustering rookie wide receivers into three groups based on PFF receiving grade reveals a valid framework for identifying Year 2 and Year 3 breakouts.

by Dwain McFarland 5 months ago

Using past ADP trends to identify optimal targets in early 2022 fantasy football drafts

Fantasy football enthusiasts are already looking for edges for the 2022 NFL season as free agency and the 2022 NFL Draft near. Here are optimal rookie targets based on ADP trends from recent seasons.

by Dwain McFarland 5 months ago

2022 Fantasy Football Prep: Coaching Changes

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Examining the historical tendencies of new NFL coaches and coordinators to gain clarity on how teams might deploy players and affect fantasy football roles for the 2022 NFL season.

by Dwain McFarland 6 months ago

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