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Dwain McFarland

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Recent Articles

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

2022 Fantasy Football Prep: Analyzing the top free agent tight ends

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Rob Gronkowski, Dalton Schultz and Zach Ertz stand out as solid targets for fantasy football in 2022.

by Dwain McFarland 7 months ago

Analyzing the top wide receiver free agents for 2022 fantasy football

Breaking down the top 12 wide receiver free agents likely to be fantasy-relevant in 2022 based on PFF grades, underlying efficiency metrics and historical utilization.

by Dwain McFarland 8 months ago

Fantasy Football Utilization Report: Latest player trends for 2022 AFC & NFC championship DFS and player props bets

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Analyzing utilization metrics to determine which NFL players are on track for more production in fantasy football ahead of the conference championships.

by Dwain McFarland 8 months ago

McFarland: Divisonal-Round Fantasy Football Rankings & Tiers

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Breaking down the divisional-round fantasy football rankings and tiers for every position, including analysis, implied point totals, betting spreads and more.

by Dwain McFarland 8 months ago

Analyzing the top-eight free agent running backs for the 2022 fantasy football season

Breaking down the top-eight free agent running backs for 2022 fantasy football based on PFF grades, underlying efficiency metrics and historical utilization.

by Dwain McFarland 8 months ago

Fantasy Football Utilization Report: Latest player trends for 2022 NFL divisional round DFS and player props bets

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Analyzing utilization metrics to determine which NFL players are on track for more production in fantasy football ahead of the divisional round of the 2021 NFL playoffs.

by Dwain McFarland 8 months ago

McFarland: Wild-Card Fantasy Football Rankings & Tiers

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Breaking down the wild-card fantasy football rankings and tiers for every position, including analysis, implied point totals, betting spreads and more.

by Dwain McFarland 8 months ago

Fantasy Football Utilization Report: Latest player trends for 2022 NFL wild-card DFS and player props bets

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Analyzing utilization metrics to determine which NFL players are on track for more production in fantasy football ahead of NFL Super Wild Card Weekend.

by Dwain McFarland 8 months ago

Fantasy Football: Top smash plays, upgrades and fades for Week 18

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Breaking down the top smash, upgrade and fade plays for fantasy football Week 18 by integrating NFL totals, spreads, implied points and proprietary PFF matchup data.

by Dwain McFarland 8 months ago

McFarland: Week 18 Fantasy Football Rankings & Tiers

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Breaking down the Week 18 fantasy football rankings and tiers for every position, including analysis, implied point totals, betting spreads and more.

by Dwain McFarland 8 months ago

The Fantasy Football Utilization Report: latest player trends for Week 18 DFS and prop bets

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Analyzing utilization metrics to determine which NFL players are on track for more production in fantasy football ahead of Week 18 of the 2021 NFL season.

by Dwain McFarland 8 months ago

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