FANTASY FOOTBALL ARTICLES - 2013

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2013 POST-SEASON FANTASY FOOTBALL ARTICLES
2013 NFL Pro Bowl - Fantasy Style - Dorey (January 21, 2014)
To best honor the futility of forecasting the Pro Bowl, The Huddle will select their own fantasy teams from the 2013 roster.
2013 NFL Playoffs - Home vs. Away - Dorey (December 31, 2013)
Analyze the patterns for whether a playoff game was won by the home or visiting teams.
Best and Worst Schedules for the Fantasy Playoffs - Dorey (November 22, 2013)
Getting to the playoffs is great, winning once there is even better.
Prepping for the Fantasy Playoffs - Dorey (November 16, 2013)
In the playoffs you have to win every week. Here's how to prepare for that needed winning streak.
2013 FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFTING STRATEGY ARTICLES
PLEASE NOTE: All weekly fantasy features and tools can be found in the IN SEASON section of the site during the regular season.
What To Expect In Week One - Dorey (September 2, 2013)
What you should expect during week 1 of the NFL season and how your fantasy team should react
Off Tackle: All In Fantasy Players For 2013 - Tuvey (August 28, 2013)
With several drafts in the books, what players are John Tuvey "all in" on so far in 2013?
Fantasy Football Nuggets: AFC - Pomponio (August 28, 2013)
Some quick-hitting, need-to-know nuggets to digest before applying the finishing touches to your draft board.
Targets, Touches & Throws: Pre-Season Week 3 - Miglio (August 27, 2013)
Dissecting the targets, touches and throws that matter from week three of the NFL pre-season.
Pre-Season Injury Report - Gentles (August 27, 2013)
An in-depth look at the injury status of several key players like Mark Sanchez, Le'Veon Bell, Darren McFadden, Rashard Mendenhall, Malcom Floyd and others as we head into the fantasy season.
10 Pre-Season Stats You Need To Know From Week 3 - Tuvey (August 26, 2013)
Kenbrell Thompkins's growing role in New England plus 9 other stats you should know from week 3 of the NFL pre-season.
Three Round Plans: 12 Team Leagues - Dorey (August 24, 2013)
A follow up to the popular "Planning Your First Two Draft Picks" - an updated look at your first three draft picks and beyond for several league scoring types and league sizes.
10 Team Leagues  |  8 Team Leagues
Fantasy Football Nuggets: NFC - Pomponio (August 23, 2013)
Some quick-hitting, need-to-know nuggets to digest before applying the finishing touches to your draft board.
Late Round Legends - Sandy (August 22, 2013)
These late round draft picks will give you instant drafting cred in your league and a leg up on the competition as you head toward your championship.
Off Tackle: Early Fantasy Football Sleepers Revisited - Tuvey (August 22, 2013)
The NFL landscape has changed over the past three months, so a glance back at those early sleepers is warranted.
Understanding Your Scoring Rules - Dorey (August 20, 2013)
Understand your league's scoring rules. Sounds simple right? Well it isn't. Thankfully we've broken it all down for you in this extensive analysis of how it will impact your draft strategy. You may be surprised.
10 Pre-Season Stats You Need To Know From Week 2 - Tuvey (August 20, 2013)
Jordan Cameron's diminishing undercover status plus 9 other stats you should know from week 2 of the NFL pre-season.
Pre-Season Injury Report - Gentles (August 20, 2013)
An in-depth look at the injury status of several key players like E.J. Manuel, Arian Foster, Doug Martin, Victor Cruz, Wes Welker, Roddy White and others as we head into the fantasy season.
Targets, Touches & Throws: Pre-Season Week 2 - Miglio (August 20, 2013)
Dissecting the targets, touches and throws that matter from week two of the NFL pre-season.
IDP Pre-Season Preview - Gallo (August 19, 2013)
Every season changes to defensive personnel and coaching has a major impact on IDP fantasy football. Here's what to expect in 2013.
AFC North | AFC South | AFC East | AFC West | NFC North | NFC South | NFC East | NFC West
Auction Budgeting - Dorey (August 17, 2013)
The reality in auction drafting is that all teams have the same bidding constraints, so managing your auction well can give you a distinct advantage over the impulse buyers of the world.
Offensive Line Review & Ratings Summary  |  AFC Teams  |  NFC Teams - Tuvey (UPDATED: August 16, 2013)
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.
Off Tackle: Un"chunking" Fantasy Football Information - Tuvey (August 15, 2013)
Breaking down some "chunks" of fantasy football information that lead to specific player predictions for this season.
What's On Tap: Special Draft Edition - Schultz (August 15, 2013)
Looking for the perfect brew, or combination of brews, to take to your fantasy football draft this season?
Separating Fantasy Fact From Fiction - Pomponio (August 14, 2013)
Digging into some fantasy theories - or conventional wisdom - to determine if they are fact or fiction.
Planning Your First Two Draft Picks - Dorey (August 13, 2013)
It's back for 2013! 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, 2013)
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.
Pre-Season Injury Report - Gentles (August 13, 2013)
An in-depth look at the injury status of several key players like Kevin Kolb, Ahmad Bradshaw, Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy, Danario Alexander and others as we head into the fantasy season.
Targets, Touches & Throws: Pre-Season Week 1 - Miglio (August 12, 2013)
Dissecting the targets, touches and throws that matter from week one of the NFL pre-season.
10 Pre-Season Stats You Need To Know From Week 1 - Tuvey (August 12, 2013)
The offensive pace of the Eagles and Bills, plus nine other stats you should know from week one of the NFL pre-season.
Off Tackle: In Defense of McFadden Over Brees - Tuvey (August 8, 2013)
That's right. This is about taking McFadden over Brees in your upcoming fantasy football draft.
Team Defense Fantasy Review & Ratings - Gallo (August 6, 2013)
An in-depth fantasy analysis of all 32 team defenses going into the 2013 fantasy football drafting season.
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Value Plays - Dorey (August 5, 2013)
Call them sleepers, call them value plays - players over or under valued. Call them whatever you want, but we got them. Here's our look at the top players and how they stack up.
Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers  |  Tight Ends
Training Camp Injury Report - Gentles (August 5, 2013)
An in-depth look at the injury status and rehab of some key players like Robert Griffin III, Ahmad Bradshaw, Arian Foster, Marques Colston, Michael Crabtree and Rob Gronkowski as training camps continue around the NFL.
Finding Fantasy Value at Tight End - Casale (August 2, 2013)
Tight end is one of the best positions to look for value. If you're searching for tight ends that could pay off in the later rounds and outperform, give these guys a look.
Ultimate Running Back By Committee Report - Tuvey (August 1, 2013)
The name says it all. A 32 team breakdown of every backfield, the RBBC situation and how it will impact your fantasy draft.
Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule Swings - Dorey (July 31, 2013)
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.
Finding Fantasy Value at Wide Receiver - Casale (July 30, 2013)
Receiver is always the deepest position in fantasy football, which means there’s a lot of value throughout the draft. Here are five receivers that are being selected in Round 10 or later but have a good chance to make a fantasy impact in 2013.
Five Year Trends in Running Backs - Dorey (July 26, 2013)
Taking a deep look at the trends in running backs over the past five years can set the table for great results on your fantasy draft day.
Finding Fantasy Value at Running Back - Casale (July 25, 2013)
Running backs have always been drafted early and often but that doesn't mean fantasy owners can't find some bargains in later rounds. Here are five running backs with an ADP of round 14 or greater that have a chance to make a fantasy impact in 2013.
Fantasy Football Pre-Season Preview: Receivers - Tuvey (July 23, 2013)
And you thought 2011 was big for wideouts? Last year blew those numbers out of the water. What should fantasy football players expect in 2013?
Finding Fantasy Value at Quarterback - Casale (July 22, 2013)
Every season there are a couple of quarterbacks that come out of nowhere to have a big fantasy impact. Here are five quarterbacks being selected in the later rounds that have a good chance to outperform their ADP this season.
Fantasy Football Pre-Season Preview: Running Backs - Dorey (July 19, 2013)
2012 was a remarkable year for running backs. Adrian Peterson proved inhuman and rookie running backs suddenly came roaring back into vogue. Not to worry - the fantasy running back decline is alive and well.
Fantasy Football Pre-Season Preview: Quarterbacks - Tuvey (July 17, 2013)
Last season rookie quarterbacks and running quarterbacks were all the rage, but across the board the position was full of productivity. What should fantasy football players expect in 2013?
Dissecting Quarterback Value In Fantasy Football - Gallo (July 17, 2013)
If you zero out the QB's points on a winning fantasy football team, will that team still win a majority of head-to-head matchups? The answer may surprise you, as will the finding of this in-depth dissecting of QB scoring.
Offensive Line Review & Ratings Summary  |  AFC Teams  |  NFC Teams - Tuvey (July 9, 2013)
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.
Consistency Player Rankings:
Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers  |  Tight Ends
- Dorey (July 3, 2013)
Player consistency is key to having a fantasy team that can deliver each week. These consistency player rankings measure just that, helping you spot those players that will make your fantasy team a winner this season.
Primary Receivers Report - Tuvey & Dorey (June 25, 2013)
Pass-catchers tend to be inconsistent. Still, we can identify trends in how teams use their primary receivers to help us properly asses their fantasy value.
Sizing Up Fantasy Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers - Dorey (June 20, 2013)
We all know it. Size matters. Even in fantasy football. So how do the fantasy quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers stack up, and how may that impact their value in your fantasy league?
2013 Coaching Changes: Offensive Coordinators - Tuvey (June 19, 2013)
A quarter of the league turned over their head coach. In the shadow of that monumental overhauling are five new offensive coordinators with teams who didn’t change at the top. There are nuances to these changes fantasy owners need to be aware of.
Contract Year Fantasy Players - Tuvey (June 13, 2013)

Fantasy owners have long looked to contract year players for an extra statistical boost as well. We break down the more prominent players hoping to “pull a Flacco” so you can take advantage in your fantasy football draft.

Better Than Average (BTA) Rankings:
Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers  |  Tight Ends
- Dorey (June 12, 2013)
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.
QB1 and QB2 Pairings - Bye Week Fillers - Dorey (June 5, 2013)
An intriguing look at who you should consider for your QB2 based on who you draft as your QB1 and the bye week scheduling.
An Early Look at Fantasy Football Sleepers - Tuvey (May 31, 2013)
Despite the inevitable changes that tweak rankings between Memorial Day and Kickoff Weekend, our early sleepers article consistently identifies value picks. Last year four of the six early sleepers outperformed their final average draft position.
Old Faces in New Places: Tight Ends - Tuvey (May 24, 2013)
Here’s a look at Martellus Bennett, Brandon Myers, Jared Cook and other tight ends with new teams bring to the table for 2013.
Top IDP Rookies: Linebackers  |  Defensive Backs  |  Defensive Linemen - Gallo, Holmes, Ford (May 2, 2013)
A first look at the potential fantasy value of the IDP rookie linebackers coming into NFL training camps this summer.
Top 10 Rookies Worth Watching - Dorey (April 29, 2013)
Rookies matter in fantasy football. Here's an initial look at the top ten players coming out of the draft and why you need to track them in training camp.
Old Faces in New Places: Wide Receivers - Tuvey (April 26, 2013)
Used to be that big-ticket wide receivers didn’t fare well when switching teams. That may change in 2013.
Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule: Quarterbacks - Dorey (April 22, 2013)
This season's version of The Huddle's exclusive and innovative look at the "fantasy" strength or weakness of NFL team schedules. A must read.  Running Backs »    Receivers »
Old Faces in New Places: Running Backs - Tuvey (April 17, 2013)
Three top-20 fantasy backs from last season have switched jerseys since the calendar turned to 2013. The potential lack of a first-round back in this draft class has contributed to the movement.
Old Faces in New Places: Quarterbacks - Tuvey (April 12, 2013)
Quarterback needy teams were left to comb through each other's leftovers this offseason due to the lack of immediate help from the NFL draft.
2013 Coaching Changes: Philadelphia Eagles - Tuvey (April 8, 2013)
Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated coaching change this offseason, at least by those with a vested interest in fantasy scoring, is Chip Kelly’s move to Philadelphia.
2013 Coaching Changes: Arizona Cardinals - Tuvey (March 28, 2013)
Last offseason, Bruce Arians was on the brink of retiring from coaching; now he’s the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
2013 Coaching Changes: Buffalo Bills - Tuvey (March 19, 2013)
The Bills didn’t travel far to replace Chan Gailey, staying in-state as they tabbed Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone to take over in Buffalo.
2013 Free Agents That Matter - Dorey (March 11, 2013)
This year brings an interesting mix of free agents hitting the market that fantasy football owners should keep their eyes on.
2013 Coaching Changes: Jacksonville Jaguars - Tuvey (March 7, 2013)
Bucking the trend of rookie coaches, Gus Bradley is a defensive guy. So while his intangibles and leadership will set the tone for the Jags, someone else will be calling the plays.
For Every X - Dorey (March 5, 2013)
An interesting look at players by their 2012 stats - how well they stack up against others in their position in different measurements besides just total yards and scores.
2013 Coaching Changes: Cleveland Browns - Tuvey (March 4, 2013)
One of the key traits that landed Rob Chudzinski a head coaching job in the NFL is his ability to adjust his scheme to the talent at hand.
2013 Coaching Changes: San Diego Chargers - Tuvey (February 20, 2013)
McCoy was a hot commodity this offseason, one year removed from being passed over for the Miami job that ultimately went to Joe Philbin.
Joe Flacco is Elite by Association... The Tom Brady Comparison - Gallo (February 19, 2013)
One of the most polarizing things in all of sports over the past couple of years has been the use of the word “elite” as it pertains to NFL quarterbacks, namely Eli Manning and Joe Flacco.
2013 Coaching Changes: Chicago Bears - Tuvey (February 14, 2013)
The Bears went north of the border to replace Lovie Smith, returning Marc Trestman to the NFL after almost a decade away.
2013 Coaching Changes: Kansas City Chiefs - Tuvey (February 13, 2013)
Of all the offseason coaching moves, there is no greater philosophical change than that of Andy Reid taking over in Kansas City.
2013 PRE NFL DRAFT ARTICLES
2013 NFL Mock Draft: Version 5.0 - Tuvey (April 25, 2013)
Draft Day is finally upon us! Here’s one final look at what might transpire Thursday night in New York City.
2013 NFL Mock Draft: Version 4.0 - Tuvey (April 19, 2013)
A week out from the draft and the picture is still fuzzy. Rumors swirl, misinformation flies, and we take another stab at making sense of it all.
2013 NFL Mock Draft: Version 3.0 - Tuvey (April 10, 2013)
The draft is less than three weeks away, but the Magic 8-Ball used to reveal the top of the draft board still says “reply hazy, try again.”
2013 NFL Mock Draft: Version 2.0 - Tuvey (April 2, 2013)
As promised, our first NFL mock draft was rendered moot by free agency - starting with the Chiefs signing virtually every cornerback on the market. This version takes free agency into account.
2013 NFL Mock Draft: Version 1.0 - Tuvey (March 10, 2013)
Andrew Luck, RG3 and the Class of 2012 spoiled us. On the heels of one of the most impactful draft classes in recent memory, the Class of 2013 arrives with significantly less star power.
All Combine Fantasy Team - Tuvey (February 28, 2013)
The NFL Scouting Combine sets the table for the upcoming NFL draft. Here’s a fantasy lineup based on the combine results.
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