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FANTASY FOOTBALL ARTICLES - 2012

The Huddle's in-depth 2012 articles are a great resource for expert fantasy football help for our members. Our exclusive 2012 articles help "huddlers" manage their fantasy teams more effectively. The Huddle's in-depth coverage and expert insights assists fantasy team owners by not only informing them of news and events, but by giving them the tools for building and maintaining a winning fantasy team. As a "huddler" you have access to all the 2012 fantasy football articles and advice you could possibly need. Huddle membership is required for most articles. So sign up now for complete access.

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2012 FANTASY DRAFTING STRATEGY ARTICLES
Under the Numbers: Preseason Edition No. 2 - Miglio (August 29, 2012)
Some interesting factoids from the preseason and how they could impact your fantasy football draft this year.
10 Pre-Season Stats You Need to Know: Week 3 - Tuvey (August 27, 2012)
The title pretty much says it all.
Fantasy Football Nuggets - Pomponio (August 25, 2012)
32 teams, 32 quick-hitting, need-to-know nuggets to digest before checking into your fantasy draft rooms.
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Value Plays - Dorey (UPDATED August 23, 2012)
Whatever you choose to call them - sleepers, under or over valued players - we have them for you. Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers  |  Tight Ends
Late Round Legends - Sandy (August 22, 2012)
These late round draft picks - like Nate Washington, Isaiah Pead and Bernard Scott - will give you instant drafting cred in your league and a leg up on the competition.
Field Guide for a New Breed of Fantasy Football Running Back - Pomponio (August 22, 2012)
We've entered a new age of fantasy football running backs and to succeed you must adapt. Valuing other skills, accepting timeshare realities and respecting your elders are part of this adaptation.
10 Pre-Season Stats You Need to Know: Week 2 - Tuvey (August 21, 2012)
The title pretty much says it all.
Offensive Line Review & Ratings: Summary  |  AFC Teams  |  NFC Teams - Tuvey (August 17, 2012)
Offensive lines keep quarterbacks upright and open holes for running backs. So fantasy football relies on them and we review and rate all 32 o-lines, providing grades and detailed breakdowns.
Under the Numbers: Preseason Edition - Miglio (August 16, 2012)
A preseason look at some interesting factoids from the 2011 season and how they could impact your fantasy football draft this year.
Players in Fantasy Football Purgatory - Pomponio (August 15, 2012)
Players like Matt Cassel Felix Jones and Eddie Royal once had production and promise. But now the pressure is on to get out of fantasy football purgatory.
10 Pre-Season Stats You Need to Know: Week 1 - Tuvey (August 14, 2012)
The title pretty much says it all.
Planning Your First Two Draft Picks - Dorey (August 13, 2012)
It's back for 2012! The most highly requested article each year at The Huddle. An in-depth look at how to create the perfect plan for rounds one and two and beyond of your fantasy draft.
Planning Your First Two Draft Picks In A PPR League - Dorey (August 13, 2012)
Same in-depth look at how to create the perfect plan for rounds one and two and beyond of your fantasy draft, only for those in PPR leagues.
2012 Contract Year Players - Walters (August 10, 2012)
Looking for a player that may give you that "contract year" production bump? Look no further.
Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule Swings - Dorey (August 8, 2012)
This could be the most important schedule strength analysis you read this pre-season. What players stand to gain or lose fantasy value due to SOS "swings" from last season to this season.
Ultimate Running Back By Committee Report - Dorey (August 6, 2012)
The reality of the NFL now is that most backfields split the load between multiple running backs. Breaking each team down helps you understand the fantasy football impact.
Cam Newton and the History of Rushing Quarterbacks - Pomponio (August 2, 2012)
Cam Newton's rushing stats vaulted him to fantasy football studdom last season. But the history of rushing quarterbacks shows a repeat performance may be difficult.
Fantasy Football Comeback Candidates - Ratterree (July 31, 2012)
Finding a few key players that had forgettable fantasy football seasons last year and are poised for a big comeback could be the key to you winning your league this season.
The 2012 Primary Receivers Report - Dorey (July 30, 2012)
Wide receivers are always inconsistent so learning how teams use their primary receiver, including tight ends, can help make important decisions on valuing players.
Pre-Season Preview: Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Receivers - Dorey (July 27, 2012)

As NFL teams head into training camps and the pre-season there is plenty for the fantasy football player to know and track. We break down every team's positional situation to prepare you.

Old Faces In New Places - Tuvey (July 25, 2012)
Several players find themselves on new teams this season - Tim Tebow and BenJarvus Green-Ellis are two. Find out how the change in surroundings will impact their fantasy football value.
Off-Season Injury Report - Gentles (July 20, 2012)
An in-depth look at the injury status and rehab of some key players like Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, Hakeem Nicks and Rob Gronkowski as we head into training camps around the NFL.
Fantasy Players to Avoid in 2012 - Ratterree (July 17, 2012)
Every season there are land mines in your fantasy football draft. We're here to help you avoid those fantasy players that could blow up your championship hopes.
Head Coach Changes and the Fantasy Football Impact - Tuvey (July 11, 2012)
A rundown of the seven new NFL head coaches for the upcoming season, along with their offensive coordinators and how these changes affect your fantasy football rankings heading into 2012.
Offensive Coordinator Changes and the Fantasy Football Impact - Tuvey (July 11, 2012)
A rundown of the nine new NFL offensive coordinators for this season and how these changes impact your fantasy football rankings for 2012 fantasy season.
Football is More Than Tackles, Touchdowns & Stats - Gallo (June 29, 2012)
While we get wrapped up in the gifted professional NFL athlete and their impact on our fantasy football teams, it's important to remember there is more to these guys.
Better Than Average (BTA) Player Rankings:
Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers  |  Tight Ends
- Dorey (June 26, 2012)
BTA is a tool that measures how well a player did compared to anyone else in his position - helping to identify those players that can carry or strengthen your fantasy football team.
Consistency Fantasy Player Rankings:
Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers  |  Tight Ends
- Dorey (June 19, 2012)
Player consistency is key to having a fantasy team that can deliver above average points each week. These consistency player rankings measure just that, helping you spot those players that will make your fantasy team a winner this season.
An Early Look at Fantasy Football Sleepers - Tuvey (June 14, 2012)
It's never too early to get a jump on fantasy football sleepers. So whether your league actually drafts in June or you're just getting a head start, you'll want to check out this year's early picks.
Fantasy Ease of Schedule Series: Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Receivers - Dorey (May 15, 2012)
This season's version of The Huddle's exclusive and innovative look at the "ease" of team schedules based on fantasy points allowed broken down by position.
The Truth About Rookie Wide Receivers - Dorey (May 8, 2012)
Wide receivers have traditionally taken time to develop to a high enough level to matter in fantasy football. But talent level and rule changes are helping rookie wideouts become fantasy factors.
Top 50 Rookie Dynasty Player Rankings - Tuvey (May 2, 2012)
With the 2012 NFL Draft complete it's time to take a look at the new rookie's fantasy value for dynasty leagues.
The Truth About Rookie Running Backs - Dorey (April 4, 2012)
Historically no position has been as profitable for rookies as the running back. If you have played fantasy football long enough, you love rookie running backs. But there is some sense that maybe the party is over.
Early Look at Players Changing Teams - Dorey (March 22, 2012)
Free agency is in full swing and after a busy week of action we run down the key player moves and how they could impact the 2012 fantasy football season.
2012 INDIVIDUAL DEFENSIVE PLAYERS (IDP) ARTICLES
IDP Points Per Snap Analysis - Gallo (September 1, 2012)
Find out what Points Per Snap (PPS) is and how it will give you an edge in your IDP leagues.
IDP Pre-Season Preview - Gallo (August 21, 2012)
Every season changes to defensive personnel and coaching has a major impact on IDP fantasy football. Here's what to expect in 2012.
AFC North | AFC South | AFC East | AFC West | NFC North | NFC South | NFC East | NFC West
IDP Training Camp Battles to Watch - Ford (August 9, 2012)
NFL training camps are in full swing and players all over the league are battling for starting positions. We break down some of the key battles happening on the defensive side of the ball.
Top 10 IDP Rookies To Watch In Training Camp - Gallo (July 31, 2012)
As the action in training camps heats up around the NFL, we break down the ten IDP rookies you should be keeping an eye on.
IDP Top 20 Turnover by Position - Gallo (July 24, 2012)
One of the biggest mistakes fantasy players make is placing too much value on last year's performance. A point driven home with this analysis of the turnover at the key IDP positions.
In IDP Fantasy Football Defensive Scheme Matters - Gallo (July 13, 2012)
When it comes to IDP fantasy football, it isn’t just good enough to know about a player, you have to know the scheme he plays in.
An Early Look at IDP Fantasy Football Sleepers - Holmes (July 11, 2012)
An early look at some IDP players that fall outside The Huddle's Top 50 Rankings but could provide a fantasy impact this season.
Defensive Coordinator Changes and the Fantasy Football Impact - Gallo (July 11, 2012)
A rundown of the thirteen new NFL defensive coordinators for the upcoming season and how these changes affect your IDP fantasy football rankings heading into 2012.
The Truth About Defensive Backs - Holmes (June 26, 2012)
So you IDPers thought your kicker was the most useless player on your fantasy team? You might rethink that after this look at the value of defensive backs.
2012 POST NFL DRAFT ARTICLES
Top IDP Fantasy Rookie Linebackers  |  Defensive Linemen  |  Defensive Backs - Gallo (May 3, 2012)
With the NFL Draft behind us, let's look at what can be expected in rookie fantasy value for those in IDP fantasy leagues.
Top 10 Fantasy Rookies Worth Watching - Dorey (April 30, 2012)
It's a brave new world and rookies matter in fantasy football. Here's the initial look at the top ten players coming out of the draft and why you need to track them in training camp.
Day Two Fantasy Fallout - Tuvey (April 28, 2012)
Day two of the 2012 NFL Draft brought a few more surprises. Find out what new NFL rookies from rounds two and three will have the biggest fantasy impact.
Round One Fantasy Fallout - Tuvey (April 27, 2012)
Day one of the 2012 NFL Draft brought a few surprises. Find out what new NFL first round rookies will have the biggest fantasy impact.
2012 PRE NFL DRAFT ARTICLES
2012 NFL Mock Draft - Final Version - Tuvey (April 25, 2012)
The final version of our NFL mock draft as fantasy owners prepare for the upcoming draft.
Tight End Preview - Tuvey (April 23, 2012)
An early look at incoming rookie tight ends - where they'll be picked and who needs them.
2012 NFL Draft - Team Needs - Tuvey (April 18-20, 2012)
Every NFL team broken down by positional need going into the 2012 NFL Draft. Divisions: NFC North, NFC South, NFC East, NFC West, AFC North, AFC South, AFC East, AFC West.
Wide Receiver Preview - Tuvey (April 11, 2012)
An early look at incoming rookie wide receivers - where they'll be picked and who needs them.
2012 NFL Mock Draft - Version 2.0 - Tuvey (April 4, 2012)
The latest version of our NFL mock draft as fantasy owners prepare for the upcoming draft.
Running Back Preview - Tuvey (March 21, 2012)
An early look at incoming rookie running backs - where they'll be picked and who needs them.
Quarterback Preview - Tuvey (March 9, 2012)
An early look at incoming rookie quarterbacks - where they'll be picked and who needs them.
2012 NFL Mock Draft - Version 1.0 - Tuvey (March 5, 2012)
The first version of our NFL mock draft as fantasy owners prepare for the upcoming draft.
Rookie Rankings and Introductions - Tuvey (February 20, 2012)
An introduction to the upcoming 2012 rookie class with rankings.
NFL Scouting Combine Recap - Tuvey (February 29, 2012)
A rundown of all the action from the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine held in Indianapolis.
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