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How we can use playcaller tendencies to find fantasy football upside

Scheme vs. talent is a fun recurring debate on football Twitter. I’m of the opinion that the latter variable is far more important — winning is more about the Jims and Joes than X’s and O’s. Read more…

2020 NFL training camp battles to watch: Running backs

While players such as Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley are locked into three-down, workhorse roles on their respective teams, other NFL rushing units face uncertainty heading into the 2020 season. That’s the case with several of the top rushing attacks from 2019 — Baltimore and San Francisco — along with teams such as Detroit, Denver and Buffalo. PFF’s Jesse Reeves broke down the latter three from a fantasy perspective earlier this week, so I won’t rehash those situations, but there are still plenty of other backfields around the NFL that lack clarity as of now. These are my thoughts on how some of those will shape up this upcoming season. Read more…

Fantasy Football: How shadow coverage affects wide receiver performance

As interest in both fantasy football and DFS continues to grow, we at PFF will continue to provide research as to which stats are predictive for fantasy and which are not. Read more…

Examining the second-year receiving surge among RBs for fantasy football: David Montgomery, Josh Jacobs and more

There is a common theme among the elite tier of running backs selected at the start of every single fantasy football draft: They see extremely heavy workloads as both rushers and receivers. As the drafts continue, the available running backs who are involved in both aspects begin to dwindle. Eventually, all that's left are one-dimensional running backs who operate either as rushers or receivers, but not as both. Read more…

Jahnke: 2020 fantasy football quarterback rankings tiers

Ranking players by position is an important part of fantasy football preparation. But grouping them into tiers is crucial to identifying the value you might be leaving in the draft room. If you're on the clock and looking at several quarterbacks in the same tier, it could make sense to wait a round — someone equally as good will probably be available with your next pick. Read more…

Bonus Content: 2020 NFL roster rankings for all 32 teams: Ravens are first, and Jaguars are last

With the 2020 draft and free agency behind us, we're breaking down each team's roster using the PFF database with an eye toward the projected starters. Using both the PFF grades from the 2019 season — a number that is included for every projected starter — and a more comprehensive look at each player's career using both PFF grades and statistics, here's how the 32 rosters stack up heading into next season. Read more…


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