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Is the shotgun formation bad for fantasy?

Nov 13, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (R) receives the snap in shotgun formation with running back Jay Ajayi (23) at his side during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe I am remembering the “good old days” with rose-tinted glasses, but I seem to remember a time when you’d perk up because the quarterback was in shotgun. The shotgun formation meant something big might happen.

Today, quarterbacks being in shotgun is the norm. Over three-fourths (77.8 percent) of quarterback attempts came out of shotgun last season, and the general trend over the past half-decade (at least) is a further rise in shotgun plays.

In addition to exploring general shotgun trends, today’s article will also dive into whether or not shotgun is a good thing for fantasy.

Shotgun use continues to rise

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