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FANTASY FOOTBALL ARTICLES - 2008

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NCAA Bowl Games - Players to Watch - Dorey (Posted December 22, 2008)
A listing of the upcoming NCAA Bowl games and the possible 2009 fantasy players you might want to to watch.
BCS (Bob's College Summary) - Bowl Predictions 2008-2009 - Cunningham (Posted December 19, 2008)
A rundown of all the college bowls with predicted scores.
When it is One and Done - Dorey (Posted December 18, 2008)
Tips on setting that all important championship starting fantasy lineup.
Late Season Fantasy Thoughts - Dorey (Posted December 4, 2008)
Some insight and analysis to help you bring your fantasy season to a successful conclusion.
Fantasy Ease of Schedule: Passing   Fantasy Ease of Schedule: Rushing - Dorey (Posted November 13, 2008)
Another update to the "ease" of team schedules based on fantasy points allowed through the first 8 weeks of the season.
Free Agent Forecast - Dynasty / Keeper Edition - Sandy (Posted November 11, 2008)

For fantasy enthusiasts who participate in keeper or dynasty leagues, the season is never over. Even if your team has fallen out of playoff contention, it’s never too early to start thinking about next year. Here are some players to target that could help rebuild your franchise.

Fantasy Ease of Schedule: Passing   Fantasy Ease of Schedule: Rushing - Dorey (Posted October 30, 2008)
Second update to the "ease" of team schedules based on fantasy points allowed through the first 8 weeks of the season.
Kicking in More Points - Dorey (Posted October 23, 2008)
Insightful analysis into some criteria for picking your kicker each week.
Fantasy Ease of Schedule: Passing   Fantasy Ease of Schedule: Rushing - Dorey (Posted October 16, 2008)
Second update to the "ease" of team schedules based on fantasy points allowed through the first 6 weeks of the season.
Young Receivers on the Move - Dorey (Posted October 9, 2008)
Taking a look at some of the young wide receivers currently moving up the fantasy charts.
Fantasy Ease of Schedule: Passing   Fantasy Ease of Schedule: Rushing - Dorey (Posted October 2, 2008)
First 2008 update to the "ease" of team schedules based on fantasy points allowed through the first 4 weeks of the season.
Best in the West - Dorey (Posted September 25, 2008)
Move over Brady and Manning. A couple of young guns are taking over as the top gun slingers in the AFC.
My Wideout's Broken, What Do I Do Now? - Van Prooyen (Posted September 22, 2008)
It's been three weeks and your (supposed) top fantasy wide receiver is not performing. Here's your action plan.
Rising on the Fantasy Depth Charts - Dorey (Posted September 18, 2008)
A look at some players that are working their way up the fantasy depth charts this season.
Life After Brady - Dorey (Posted September 11, 2008)
What to expect from Matt Cassell and the Patriots now that Tom Brady is lost for the season.
Pre-Season Injury Report - Week 4 - Gentles (Posted September 1, 2008)
An in-depth look at all the key pre-season injuries and their possible fantasy impact.
Offensive Line Review and Ratings - UPDATE #2 - Tuvey (Posted August 28, 2008)
John Tuvey give another update to his massive, in-depth offensive line review.
12 Pre-Season Stats You Need to Know - Week 3 - Dorey (Posted August 26, 2008)
Performances you need to know from week three of the NFL pre-season.
Pre-Season Injury Report - Week 3 - Gentles (Posted August 26, 2008)
An in-depth look at all the key pre-season injuries and their possible fantasy impact.
Sleeper Wide Receivers - Dorey   &   More Sleepers - Tuvey (Posted August 22, 2008)
More fantasy sleepers from the top Huddle analysts.
Ten Players Who Will Make You a Late-Round Legend - Sandy (Posted August 21, 2008)
Landing a productive player with one of your final draft picks will make you look good. More importantly, it'll give your team a leg up on the competition. Here are 10 players who could do just that.
The Tri-Draft and the What If? - Dorey (Posted August 20, 2008)
Have you ever wondered how a draft is impacted by when it is held? This insightful breakdown and analysis of three identical drafts held in June, July and August seeks to answer that question.
12 Pre-Season Stats You Need to Know - Week 2 - Dorey (Posted August 19, 2008)
Nuggets of knowledge you need to know from week two of the NFL pre-season.
A Young Boy's Trek Into Fantasy Football - Van Prooyen (Posted August 19, 2008)
Tim and his son share some thoughts on playing fantasy football with your kids.
Pre-Season Injury Report - Week 2 - Gentles (Posted August 18, 2008)
An in-depth look at all the key pre-season injuries and their possible fantasy impact.
Drafting for the Fantasy Playoffs - Ratterree (Posted August 15, 2008)

Analysis of factoring the fantasy playoff schedule into your draft plan.

The Year of the RBBC (and RBBC-esque) Teams - Tietgen (Posted August 14, 2008)

With a great rookie RB class and a deep talent pool, the RBBC trend continues in the NFL. Lets take a look at all 32 teams and see how their backfields are shaping up for this season.

Offensive Line Review and Ratings - UPDATE - Tuvey (Posted August 14, 2008)
John Tuvey updates his massive, in-depth offensive line review.
Picking Players That Score a Lot of Points - 2008 - Dorey (Posted August 13, 2008)

It's back! 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.

12 Pre-Season Stats You Need to Know - Week 1 - Dorey (Posted August 12, 2008)
It may be early in pre-season but there are nuggets of knowledge to be had if you look. Check out the 12 stats you need to know from week one of the NFL pre-season.
What's So Special About Special Teams? - Tuvey (Posted August 12, 2008)
Must read for those in leagues that use special teams or kick returners.
Pre-Season Injury Report - Week 1 - Gentles (Posted August 11, 2008)
An in-depth look at all the key pre-season injuries and their possible fantasy impact.
The Attack of the Two-Headed Fantasy Quarterback - Tuvey (Posted August 8, 2008)
Some tips on how to deal with not taking an elite fantasy quarterback in this year's draft.
Seven Essential Tips for Watching Pre-Season Football - Sandy (Posted August 7, 2008)
The pre-season is considered worthless my many, but there's some key information to be gathered if watched the "right way".
Sleepers, Under and Over Valued Players - Staff (Posted August 6, 2008)
The always highly anticipated feature covering our staff picks for sleeper, over and under valued players.
Serpentine Drafts vs. Third Round Reversal - Dorey (Posted August 5, 2008)
Serpentine draft order was fantasy football's attempt to remedy the early pick advantage of a standard draft order. The new Third Round Reversal draft order has been developed to bring even more fairness to drafts. Does it work?
The Good and Bad of Wide Receivers Changing Teams - Dorey (Posted July 31, 2008)
There are many receivers that have switched teams this year that fantasy owners can benefit from drafting.
Rookie Reports: Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Linebackers | D-Linemen | D-Backs (Posted July 1-31, 2008)
Dig into the fantasy prospects of all the well known and non so well known rookie crop this season.
Defensive Scheme Matters - Gallo (Posted July 30, 2008)
A team's defensive scheme matters when evaluating IDP players for your draft.
Off-Season Injury Reports: Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | IDP - Gentles (Posted July 21-30, 2008)
An in-depth look at all the key off-season injuries and rehabs going into the season by our resident injury guru Philip Gentles.
State of the Team - AFC: East | North | South | West - NFC: East | North | South | West - Dorey/Tuvey (Posted July 21-30, 2008)
A fantasy review of all 32 NFL teams by position - noting strengths and weaknesses - and what developing situations to be looking for in training camp this season.
Ten Secrets to Swinging a Draft Day Trade - Sandy (Posted July 29, 2008)
Draft day trades can be difficult to pull off. Here are some secrets to making it happen and improving your draft.
The Year of the Rookie Running Back - Dorey (Posted July 24, 2008)
This will be the biggest season for rookie running backs in recent memory. It has to be.
Players to Avoid in 2008 - Ratterree (Posted July 23, 2008)
Kevin Ratterree's highly anticipated and hotly debated look at some high-profile fantasy players you should avoid in your drafts this year.
Burning Questions - Joey Galloway - Tuvey vs. Dorey (Posted July 22, 2008)
The latest installment in an ongoing series where Huddle staffers address some of the burning questions fantasy folks will face heading into their drafts later this summer.
2008 Contract Year Players - Walters (Posted July 18, 2008)
RB Steven Jackson headlines a list of key fantasy players that could see a "contract year" bump in performance.
Burning Questions - Derek Anderson - Tuvey vs. Dorey (Posted July 17, 2008)
The first installment in an ongoing series where Huddle staffers address some of the burning questions fantasy folks will face heading into their drafts later this summer.
The 2008 Ultimate RBBC Review - Tuvey / Dorey (Posted July 16, 2008)
This time of year is rife with speculation and innuendo about the various RBBC situations around the NFL. Let's look at facts, changes and best probability for those situations.
Braking Tom Brady - Dorey (Posted July 15, 2008)
Terrific Tom is a shoe-in for another 50 touchdown season... right?
Five Year NFL Players Drafted Analysis:  Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers - Dorey (Posted July 11, 2008)
An analysis of players potential fantasy value based on their NFL draft position.
The Only Thing We Have To Fear... - Ratterree (Posted July 9, 2008)
With downsides everywhere you turn, why not take some risks in your fantasy football drafts this year?
Bounce Back Busts - Ball (Posted July 7, 2008)
Many fantasy draft picks fail to meet our lofty expectations. Some even go bust. Which 2007 busts are best poised for a bounce back this season?
Better Than Average (BTA) Rankings - Dorey (Posted June 25, 2008)
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.
Depth Chart Deception - Sandy (Posted June 24, 2008)
Pre-Season depth charts can be deceiving. In fantasy there are situations where a backup could outperform the starter. Marion Barber III is a prime example. This feature identifies 10 backups to keep an eye on this year.
Sizing Up the NFL:  Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End - Dorey (Posted June 23, 2008)
A look at how a player's size may or may not impact his fantasy performance potential.
2008 Offensive Line Review and Ratings - Tuvey (Posted June 18, 2008)
Every NFL team's offensive line broken down like you won't see anywhere else. The most in-depth and extensive o-line fantasy analysis and grading on the net.
What's the Point - A Study of PPR (Points Per Reception) Scoring - Ball (Posted June 17, 2008)
Love it or hate it the PPR scoring format is increasingly popular. This study examines how PPR affects the relative value of each of the positions compared to one another (QB, RB, WR and TE) and how that should impact your draft.
2008 Offensive Coordinator Changes and Their Fantasy Impact - Tuvey (Posted June 16, 2008)
Part 2 of this in-depth coaching changes feature. Delve into the many offensive coordinator changes this season - like Mike Martz in San Francisco - to discover how they will impact your fantasy football season.
2008 Head Coaching Changes and Their Fantasy Impact - Tuvey (Posted June 11, 2008)
An in-depth look at the four teams with new head coaches and coordinators in 2008 and how those regime changes will impact your fantasy football season.
Consistency Rankings Overview | Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End - Dorey (Posted June 11, 2008)
Consistency in scoring is key to winning in fantasy football. This annual feature will help you identify the players that will bring your fantasy team the most consistent production this season.
An Early Look at Some 2008 Fantasy Sleepers - Tuvey (Posted June 4, 2008)
Sleepers - every body wants them, every body needs them. Here's our take on some names you need to keep on your sleeper radar this pre-season.
Fantasy Ease of Schedule 2.0: Passing   Fantasy Ease of Schedule 2.0: Rushing - Dorey (Posted June 1, 2008)
Our first look at the "ease" of team schedules based on fantasy points allowed.
Sneaky Helpful Fantasy Drafts - Tuvey (Posted May 7, 2008)
Take a look beyond the obvious to find some potential fantasy stars in 2008 - like Arizona's new offensive duo WR Early Doucet of LSU and late round RB selection Tim Hightower of Richmond.
2008 NFL Draft Post Mortem - Courter (Posted May 5, 2008)
A look at the 2008 NFL draft and all the important and interesting selections and happenings.
Helpful Fantasy Drafts - Tuvey (Posted May 2, 2008)
The Panthers hit fantasy pay dirt by selecting RB Stewart and OT Otah. What other NFL teams improved their fantasy prospects on draft day?
Fantasy Stock Rising for NFL Vets - Dorey (Posted May 1, 2008)
Some veterans that are in the best position to see their fantasy value rise in 2008 thanks to the NFL Draft?
2008 NFL Draft - Team Team Report Cards - Tuvey (Posted April 28 - April 30, 2008)
Reviews on each team's draft and an overall grade based on addressed needs and fantasy impact.
2008 NFL Draft - Second Day IDP Sleepers - Tietgen (Posted April 30, 2008)
A look at some defensive talent in the draft that could become IDP fantasy sleeper material for your team.
2008 NFL Draft - A Fantasy Review - Dorey (Posted April 28, 2008)
With the draft in the books it's time to start thinking about how those new rookies will fair with their new team.
2008 NFL Draft - Day Two Sleepers - Tuvey (Posted April 24, 2008)
A pre-draft look at some potential fantasy impact players that could come out of the later rounds of the NFL Draft.
Hot Fantasy Prospects for 2009 - Courter (Posted April 23, 2008)
Why stop at this year's draft. Take a look at some potential fantasy stars that will still be playing NCAA ball this year.
NFL Draft - Team Needs Reports - Tuvey (Posted March 25 - April 3, 2008)
A pre-draft look at every NFL team. Their needs going into the draft, the fantasy impact and potential targeted players.
Rookie Running Backs - Talent vs. Opportunity - Dorey (Posted March 25, 2008)
Is running back talent or team opportunity more important for fantasy success and what NFL teams will be shopping for a running back in the April NFL Draft.
For Every "X" - Dorey (Posted March 5, 2008)

An interesting but hidden statistic is how effective were they each time they touched the ball? You know, for every "X" times that they carried or passed or received, how often did good or bad things happen?

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