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FANTASY FOOTBALL ARTICLES - 2010

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FANTASY DRAFTING STRATEGY ARTICLES
JUMbotron: Last Minute Fantasy Thoughts - Miller (September 6, 2010)
The fantasy season is almost here and it's time for some last minute thoughts heading in.
Staff Fantasy Team Rosters - (September 3, 2010)
A rundown of the fantasy teams drafted by The Huddle staff.
JUMbotron: Fantasy Draft Therapy Session - Miller (September 2, 2010)
Your draft is done and now it's time for some therapy. So step into Dr. JUMbotron's office.
10 Stats That Matter From Week Three of the Pre-Season - Tuvey (August 30, 2010)

Here are ten player stats you need to know coming out of the week three pre-season games.

Reach for the Studs - Sandy (August 27, 2010)
A handful of players that have stud potential that you shouldn't tempt fate by waiting around to get them.
JUMbotron: Fantasy Football Quiz - Miller (August 26, 2010)
Ten bold predictions for the fantasy football season - in the form of a quiz. Go ahead, take it.
JUMbotron: It Can Happen. It's Fantasy Football - Miller (August 25, 2010)
Musings on those ever popular post fantasy draft rituals.
Late Round Legends - Sandy (August 24, 2010)
These late round draft picks will give you instant drafting cred in your league and a leg up on the competition.
Fantasy Football Reset Year: Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Receivers - Van Prooyen (August 11-24, 2010)
2010 is a year of big changes in the NFL, a "reset" if you will. How will this year in flux impact your fantasy drafting?
10 Stats That Matter From Week Two of the Pre-Season - Tuvey (August 23, 2010)

Here are ten player stats you need to know coming out of the week two pre-season games.

2010 Primary Wide Receiver Report - Dorey (August 23, 2010)
Detailed breakdown of all 32 team's wide receiver usage to identify the primary wideouts.
Planning Your First Two Picks  |  Planning Your First Two Pick in a PPR League - Dorey (August 19, 2010)
It's back for 2010! The most highly requsted article each year at The Huddle. An in-depth look at how to create the perfect plan for rounds one and two of your fantasy draft.
Players to Target on Draft Day - Ratterree (August 19, 2010)
Players you should target in your fantasy draft, broken down by early, mid and late round picks.
JUMbotron: All-Time Best Fantasy Performances - Miller (August 18, 2010)
JUM muses about the top fantasy performances of all time.
JUMbotron: Quarterback by Committee - Miller (August 16, 2010)
Not sold on taking a QB early in your fantasy draft? Here's a strategy worth consideration.
10 Stats That Matter From Week One of the Pre-Season - Tuvey (August 16, 2010)

Here are ten player stats you need to know coming out of the week one pre-season games.

2010 Ultimate RBBC Report - Dorey (August 13, 2010)
Detailed breakdown of all 32 team's running back usage and analysis of every running back by committee situation.
JUMbotron: Pre-Season Rants and Slants - Miller (August 13, 2010)
Mind dump of some of the happenings during the pre-season that are cause for concern or fantasy analysis.
Pre-Season Soap Operas - Ratterree (August 13, 2010)
Unique take on some of the soap operas going on around the NFL this pre-season.
Drafting Last Year's Top Dog - Dorey (August 12, 2010)
Many fantasy drafters shoot for those top finishers the previous season. But is that a good drafting strategy?
Offensive Line Helpers and Hurters - Tuvey (August 11, 2010)
An in-depth look at some offensive lines that could help or hurt your fantasy success this season.
JUMbotron: Super Red Zone Report - Miller (August 10, 2010)
Red zone activity is a good indicator of fantasy production. This report breaks down QBs, RBs and WRs for the past three seasons.
Strength of Schedule Swings - Dorey (August 9, 2010)
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.
2010 Offensive Line Ratings and Review - Tuvey (August 5, 2010)
Every NFL team's offensive line analyzed and rated in an easy to review grading format.
Draft Plan Nuts and Bolts... and Hammers - Ratterree (August 3, 2010)
How to use the popular trend of "mock drafting" to better prepare for your fantasy draft.
Team Defense by Committee - Miller (August 2, 2010)
Why waste a mid-round draft pick on a team defense? Instead, employ this simple committee strategy to team defense and use those middle rounds to stock up on key depth at your other positions.
Keeping It What It Is, A Game - Van Prooyen (July 30, 2010)
Some simple things can help keep the fun intact for everyone in your fantasy football league – including yourself.
The Evolution of a Fantasy Football Fanatic - Ratterree (July 29, 2010)
Your drafting strategy should evolve over time to ensure fantasy success.
Kicker Consistency - Dorey (July 29, 2010)
Differences in fantasy kickers is minimal at best, but consistency from year to year is one factor to look at.
2010 Wide Receiver Supremacy Battles - Ratterree (July 28, 2010)
Every season there are players that become the new statistical "leader" on their teams. Several wide receiver corps could see such changes this year. Here is the how we see some of these potential situations shaking out for 2010.
What's So Special About Special Teams? - Tuvey (July 27, 2010)
A must read for those in leagues that use special teams separately from team defenses, or those that count return yardage for individual player fantasy points.
JUMbotron: The Ashlie Lelie Effect - Miller (July 26, 2010)
Many forget the sleeper season Lelie had back in 2004. Benefiting from that pick has John Miller thinking about some players that you can get deeper in your fantasy drafts this season that could turn in similarly successful seasons.
Training Camp & Pre-Season Previews:
Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers  |  Tight Ends
- Dorey (July 22, 2010)
Training camps will be opening soon and the NFL pre-season will be kicking off in just two weeks. Get ready for all the action with a team-by-team breakdown of the positional situations for every NFL team.
2010 Contract Year Players - Walters (July 22, 2010)
With no CBA extension 2010 is an uncapped year and future free agency is up on the air. We break down how that will impact potential free agents going into what may be a "contract year" for them.
Twilight Saga: Nine Veterans Who Will Defy Their Age (And ADP) - Sandy (July 19, 2010)
When you're building your squad this year don’t be afraid to have a little faith in older players. Striking a balance of, proven and unproven, young and old could be your ticket to a postseason run.
JUMbotron: Wake Up! - Miller (July 16, 2010)
The newest Huddle fantasy analyst, John Miller, issues a wake up call for all fantasy owners out there with three "statements" for the 2010 fantasy season.
Players to Avoid in 2010 - Ratterree (July 14, 2010)
The highly popular but always controversial look at some high profile players you should avoid in your fantasy drafts this season.
Waiting on Your Kicker - Dorey (July 12, 2010)
Every fantasy owner says it, but there are always a few that don't adhere to the strategy. We look at the past 10 years of data and attempt to put the final nail in the coffin of drafting fantasy kickers early.
ADP vs. Actual:
Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers
- Dorey (July 5, 2010)
Is the conventional wisdom that Average Draft Position (ADP) holds fantasy value in your fantasy drafts true? We dive into the last three years of data to find out.
Sizing Up the NFL:
Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers
- Dorey (June 28, 2010)
A look at how a player's size may or may not impact his fantasy performance potential.
Player Consistency Rankings:
Overview  |  Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers  |  Tight Ends
- Dorey (June 23, 2010)
Player consistency is key to having a fantasy team that can deliver above average points each week. These consistency rankings measures just that and helps you spot those players that will make your fantasy team a winner.
Better Than Average (BTA) Rankings:
Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers  |  Tight Ends
- Dorey (June 21, 2010)
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.
An Early Look at Some Fantasy Sleepers - Tuvey (June 14, 2010)
What do Michael Bush, LaDainian Tomlinson, Devin Hester and Chad Henne all have in common? They've made our early list of possible fantasy sleepers for the 2010 season. Find out why those players and others made the list.
Old Faces in New Places - Tuvey (May 10, 2010)
The 2010 off-season has seen several key player moves. McNabb, Marshall, LT and Boldin to name a few.
Fantasy Ease of Schedule 2.0: Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Receivers - Dorey (April 21, 2010)
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 Rise and Fall of the Workhorse Running Back - Dorey (April 12, 2010)
The running back has long been one of the offensive stars of any team. Yet there is a sense that the position that gave us Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton is now being watered down into committee backfields. Could it be that the league is treating the position differently now than in the past?
INDIVIDUAL DEFENSIVE PLAYERS (IDP) ARTICLES
Defensive Scheme Matters - Gallo (September 4, 2010)
When it comes to IDP the different defensive schemes can make a dramatic difference in a player’s value
IDP Turnover - Gallo (August 26, 2010)
A look at the IDP positional turnover for the past five years.
Ascension to the Top 10: Linebacker - Gallo (August 18, 2010)
IDP linebackers you can get later in your draft that could perform like the top 10 in their position.
2010 Team Schemes, Notes & Key IDP Players - Gallo (August 18, 2010)
One of the best ways to gain an IDP edge is to understand the schemes that teams use on defense.
2010 IDP Players to Avoid - Tietgen (August 4, 2010)
Some key fantasy IDP players that you should stay away from in your drafts this season.
Some Early IDP Fantasy Sleepers - Tietgen (June 19, 2010)
IDP Super Sleepers - A look at some IDPs that didn’t make it to our preseason top-50 rankings who have a good shot at contributing to fantasy teams this season.
IDP Rookie Review: Linebackers  |  Defensive Linemen  |  Defensive Backs - Tietgen (April 26, 2010)
Analysis of the IDP fantasy value for the linebackers taken in the 2010 NFL Draft.
POST NFL DRAFT ARTICLES
Post NFL Draft Team Recaps - Tuvey (May 3, 2010)
Every NFL team's draft broken down with fantasy ramifications. NFC North, NFC South, NFC East, NFC West, AFC North, AFC South, AFC East, AFC West.
The Top 10 Fantasy Rookies Worth Watching - Dorey (April 26, 2010)
This is a very early look at the top ten players who hold fantasy interest heading into 2010 NFL training camps.
NFL Draft - Day Two Fantasy Fallout - Tuvey (April 23, 2010)
Day two of the 2010 NFL Draft is in the books. Find out what new rookies will have the biggest fantasy impact.
NFL Draft - Day One Fantasy Fallout - Tuvey (April 22, 2010)
Day one of the 2010 NFL Draft brought a few surprises. Find out what new rookies will have the biggest fantasy impact.
NFL Draft - What to Look for on Day Two - Tuvey (April 22, 2010)
Day one of the 2010 NFL Draft is in the books. What to expect on day two.
PRE NFL DRAFT ARTICLES
NFL Mock Draft - Version 5.0 (Final) - Tuvey (April 21, 2010)
The final version of our NFL mock draft heading into tomorrow's first round.
NFL Draft - NFC Team Buzz - Esselink (April 21, 2010)
The latest skinny on the NFC teams as they prepare for the 2010 NFL Draft.
NFL Draft - AFC Team Buzz - Baydoun (April 20, 2010)
The latest skinny on the AFC teams as they prepare for the 2010 NFL Draft.
NFL Draft - Who's Hot and Who's Not - Esselink (April 19, 2010)
A rundown of what players are getting positive buzz and what players are not heading into the 2010 NFL Draft.
Pre-Draft Player Rankings - Tuvey (April 12, 2010)
For all those fantasy dynasty players chomping at the bit for an early rankings of the incoming rookie class.
NFL Draft Team Needs Reports - Tuvey (March 17 - 30, 2010)
Every NFL team broken down by positional need going into the NFL Draft. NFC North, NFC South, NFC East, NFC West, AFC North, AFC South, AFC East, AFC West.
NFL Draft Positional Previews - Tuvey & Tietgen (February 12 - 23, 2010)
An early look at incoming rookies at key fantasy positions: Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers, Tight Ends, Offensive Linemen, Defensive Linemen, Linebackers and Defensive Backs.
An Early Look at Team Needs Heading Into the 2010 Draft - Dorey & Tuvey (February 8, 2010)
Heading into the 2010 NFL Draft, all 32 NFL teams have positional needs they hope to fill. We'll break them all down and look at the potential fantasy impact. AFC Teams & NFC Teams.
Linebackers Risers & Fallers of the 2010 NFL Draft - Courter (February 8, 2010)
A look at where some NCAA linebackers are stacking up on the early 2010 NFL Draft boards.
Defensive Linemen Risers & Fallers of the 2010 NFL Draft - Courter (February 8, 2010)
A look at where some NCAA defensive linemen are stacking up on the early 2010 NFL Draft boards.
Offensive Linemen Risers & Fallers of the 2010 NFL Draft - Courter (February 2, 2010)
A look at where some NCAA offensive linemen are stacking up on the early 2010 NFL Draft boards.
Receiver Risers & Fallers of the 2010 NFL Draft - Courter (December 31, 2009)
A look at where some NCAA wide receivers and tight ends are stacking up on the early 2010 NFL Draft boards.
Running Back Risers & Fallers of the 2010 NFL Draft - Courter (December 17, 2009)
A look at where some NCAA running backs are stacking up on the early 2010 NFL Draft boards.
Quarterback Risers & Fallers of the 2010 NFL Draft - Courter (December 8, 2009)
A look at where some NCAA quarterbacks are stacking up on the early 2010 NFL Draft boards.
NFL COMBINE ARTICLES
IDP Combine Wrapup - Tietgen (March 5, 2010)
A rundown of the defensive players that made some noise at the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine and have fantasy potential.
NFL Combine Movers and Shakers - Esselink (March 4, 2010)
Every position broken down following the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine to identify players that shined in workouts.
NFL Combine Daily Recaps - Tuvey (February 28 - March 3, 2010)
A daily rundown of all the action from the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine held in Indianapolis.
Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday
NFL Combine Preview - Tuvey (February 25, 2010)
A look into the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine - what to expect each day and what players to keep an eye on.
NFL Combine Player Watch List - Esselink (February 22, 2010)
A rundown of the players worth keeping an eye on as the NFL Combine kicks off in a few days.
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