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Which Running Backs Were Better/Worse Than Expected in 2020? (Fantasy Football)
By Mike Tagliere on July, 20th 2021

Opportunity is everything. That’s something you’ll hear a lot among analysts in the community, though it’s kind of a blanket statement. Just because two running backs have 200 carries, it doesn’t mean they had the same opportunity. Where did those … read more »

At What Age Do Running Backs Decline? (2021 Fantasy Football)
By Mike Tagliere on July, 16th 2021

There are things you’re told when you start playing fantasy football that you believe to be true. I mean, why would anyone want to lie to you? One of those things was the age that fantasy players stop producing. What … read more »

At What Age Do Wide Receivers Decline? (2021 Fantasy Football)
By Mike Tagliere on July, 14th 2021

There are things you’re told when you start playing fantasy football that you believe to be true. I mean, why would anyone want to lie to you? One of those things was the age that fantasy players stop producing. What … read more »

At What Age Do Tight Ends Decline? (2021 Fantasy Football)
By Mike Tagliere on July, 12th 2021

Now that we’ve gone through running backs and wide receivers in the “What Age Do Players Decline?” series, it’s time to cover the tight ends. Most fantasy players avoid young tight ends, as there’s a learning curve at the position … read more »

What Does Team Scoring Mean to Fantasy Football?
By Mike Tagliere on July, 6th 2021

One thing that continually blows my mind is just how little thought some put into what team or coach a player plays for. A few years ago, I wanted to find out just how much team scoring mattered to fantasy … read more »

Which Players Are Experts Higher/Lower On Than The Public? (2021 Fantasy Football)
By Mike Tagliere on June, 15th 2021

There are players who are hyped up by analysts all offseason every single year, only for the public to disagree and refuse to give in. Rookies are the biggest divider in the fantasy community, as the public doesn’t tend to … read more »

What I Learned While Doing Projections For All 32 Teams (2021 Fantasy Football)
By Mike Tagliere on June, 10th 2021

There are some exercises we do as analysts that take longer than others. There’s some research I’ve done that’ll never see the light of day because when all was said and done, there was nothing to be gained/learned from it. … read more »

Best Dynasty Value on All 32 Teams (2021 Fantasy Football)
By Mike Tagliere on May, 19th 2021

Once the NFL Draft is over, there are many dynasty managers who over/underreact to the moves that were made. This creates a small window for you to capitalize on bad process. That small window is now, and I’m here to … read more »

Best Ball Late Round Targets (2021 Fantasy Football)
By Mike Tagliere on May, 18th 2021

There are some who approach best ball like it’s a redraft league in the later rounds, thinking about players who you’ll play during bye weeks and such. Stop it. Who cares about a player who’ll give you a five-point performance … read more »

Mike Tagliere’s 2021 Fantasy Football Rankings vs. ECR
By Mike Tagliere on May, 12th 2021

Now that the NFL Draft has forced us all to change our positions on certain players, it’s time to look at early ECR and see which players I’m higher on than others. This is an exercise I do every year, … read more »