2019 Target Analysis: Running Backs

Target Analysis RB 2019
2019 Running Back Target Analysis
  1. Christian McCaffrey CAR: Call him “Carolina Drake” cause CMC just went back-to-back in this category! McCaffrey became just the 8th running back in NFL history to have consecutive seasons with 100+ targets; spoiler alert, another member of this elite club is on this list as well. If McCaffrey can manage 100 or more looks again in 2019, and barring injury that shouldn’t be much of a challenge for him, he would be just the second back to every hit that number in three or more straight years; Marshall Faulk did it for five straight from 98-02. CMC had the 5th most targets (124) in a season by a running back, while his 107 receptions and catch rate of 86.3% are both tops in NFL history. In my mind there are two guys who should go with the top overall selection in fantasy drafts this year and McCaffrey is one of them; number two on that list will be on this list very, very shortly.

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2019 S.o.S: Tight End

GREEN = EASY MATCH UP (Bottom 10 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

RED = DIFFICULT MATCH UP  (Top 10 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

WHITE = NEUTRAL MATCH UP (Middle 12 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

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2019 Tight End S.o.S

The following is the Strength of Schedule (S.O.S) breakdown for Tight Ends. Players at the position who will be impacted are listed, as well as how many good, neutral, and difficult match ups each team will see in 2019. A further breakdown of each teams playoff match ups is included as well.

Don’t forget that this break down is intended for drafting of two similar players near their appropriate ADP (average draft position). Just because the Jaguars are near the top of this list and the Eagles are near the bottom doesn’t mean you should draft James O’Shaughnessy over Zach Ertz.

* The breakdown was derived as followed:

  • A Good match up is against a team that finished in the bottom 10 in fantasy PPG (points per game) vs TEs in 2018. Good match ups were awarded +1.
  • A Neutral match up is against a team that finished in the middle 12 in fantasy PPG vs TEs in 2018. Neutral match ups were awarded 0.
  • A Difficult match up is against a team that finished in the top 10 in fantasy PPG vs TEs in 2018. Difficult match ups were awarded -1.
  • Once points were added up the higher the total number, the higher the teams ranking. (Example: Delanie Walker has 7 Good (+7); 3 Difficult (-3); and 6 Neutral (0) match ups for a total of +4)

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2019 S.o.S: Wide Receiver

GREEN = EASY MATCH UP (Bottom 10 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

RED = DIFFICULT MATCH UP  (Top 10 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

WHITE = NEUTRAL MATCH UP (Middle 12 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

WR S.O.S 2019
2019 Wide Receiver S.o.S

The following is the Strength of Schedule (S.O.S) breakdown for Wide Receivers. Players at the position who will be impacted are listed, as well as how many good, neutral, and difficult match ups each team will see in 2019. A further breakdown of each teams playoff match ups is included as well.

Don’t forget that this break down is intended for drafting of two similar players near their appropriate ADP (average draft position). Just because the 49ers are near the top of this list and the Packers are near the bottom doesn’t mean you should draft Dante Pettis over Davante Adams.

* The breakdown was derived as followed:

  • A Good match up is against a team that finished in the bottom 10 in fantasy PPG (points per game) vs WRs in 2018. Good match ups were awarded +1.
  • A Neutral match up is against a team that finished in the middle 12 in fantasy PPG vs WRs in 2018. Neutral match ups were awarded 0.
  • A Difficult match up is against a team that finished in the top 10 in fantasy PPG vs WRs in 2018. Difficult match ups were awarded -1.
  • Once points were added up the higher the total number, the higher the teams ranking. (Example: Odell Beckham has 8 Good (+8); 3 Difficult (-3); and 5 Neutral (0) match ups for a total of +5)

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2019 S.o.S: Running Backs

GREEN = EASY MATCH UP (Bottom 10 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

RED = DIFFICULT MATCH UP  (Top 10 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

WHITE = NEUTRAL MATCH UP (Middle 12 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

RB S.O.S 2019
2019 Running Back S.o.S

The following is the Strength of Schedule (S.O.S) breakdown for Running Backs. Players at the position who will be impacted are listed, as well as how many good, neutral, and difficult match ups each team will see in 2019. A further breakdown of each teams playoff match ups is included as well.

Don’t forget that this break down is intended for drafting of two similar players near their appropriate ADP (average draft position). Just because the Dolphins are near the top of this list and the Chargers are near the bottom doesn’t mean you should draft Kenyan Drake over Melvin Gordon.

* The breakdown was derived as followed:

  • A Good match up is against a team that finished in the bottom 10 in fantasy PPG (points per game) vs RBs in 2018. Good match ups were awarded +1.
  • A Neutral match up is against a team that finished in the middle 12 in fantasy PPG vs RBs in 2018. Neutral match ups were awarded 0.
  • A Difficult match up is against a team that finished in the top 10 in fantasy PPG vs RBs in 2018. Difficult match ups were awarded -1.
  • Once points were added up the higher the total number, the higher the teams ranking. (Example: Christian McCaffrey has 6 Good (+6); 5 Difficult (-5); and 5 Neutral (0) match ups for a total of +1)

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2019 S.o.S: Quarterbacks

GREEN = EASY MATCH UP (Bottom 10 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

RED = DIFFICULT MATCH UP  (Top 10 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

WHITE = NEUTRAL MATCH UP (Middle 12 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

QB S.O.S 2019
2019 Quarterback S.o.S

The following is the Strength of Schedule (S.O.S) breakdown for Quarterbacks. Players at the position who will be impacted are listed, as well as how many good, neutral, and difficult match ups each team will see in 2019. A further breakdown of each teams playoff match ups is included as well.

Don’t forget that this break down is intended for drafting of two similar players near their appropriate ADP (average draft position). Just because the Cardinals are near the top of this list and the Chiefs are near the bottom doesn’t mean you should draft Kyler Murray over Patrick Mahomes.

* The breakdown was derived as followed:

  • A Good match up is against a team that finished in the bottom 10 in fantasy PPG (points per game) vs QBs in 2018. Good match ups were awarded +1.
  • A Neutral match up is against a team that finished in the middle 12 in fantasy PPG vs QBs in 2018. Neutral match ups were awarded 0.
  • A Difficult match up is against a team that finished in the top 10 in fantasy PPG vs QBs in 2018. Difficult match ups were awarded -1.
  • Once points were added up the higher the total number, the higher the teams ranking. (Example: Tom Brady has 7 Good (+7); 4 Difficult (-4); and 5 Neutral (0) match ups for a total of +3)

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Call Me Crazy But … Eric Ebron Won’t Be A Top 10 Tight End

Call Me Crazy But … Eric Ebron Won’t Be A Top Ten Tight End

Fantasy football is full of trash-talking, proving your better than your friends (at least at one thing, but we all know once you’re in a league everything else you do with your league mates becomes a competition), and bold predictions. Everyone thinks they have the hottest takes, wildest theories, or know something you don’t know as they try to look like the smartest guy in the room. Well, I am here to shut that shit down, no exceptions (shout out my man Negan)! This is a series I have titled “Call me crazy but …” in which I like to take the popular names, stats, or takes from the general consensus of the fantasy big-wigs and community and tear them apart like I play quarterback for the Steelers. Continuing the 2019 edition of the series we take a look at a guy who had a ton of potential wasted in Detroit but broke out in Indianapolis last season; Mr. Eric Ebron …

Call me crazy but … Eric Ebron won’t be a top 10 tight end in 2019.

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Call Me Crazy But … Patrick Mahomes Has Already Peaked

Call Me Crazy But … Patrick Mahomes Has Already Peaked

Fantasy football is full of trash-talking, proving your better than your friends (at least at one thing, but we all know once you’re in a league everything else you do with your league mates becomes a competition), and bold predictions. Everyone thinks they have the hottest takes, wildest theories, or know something you don’t know as they try to look like the smartest guy in the room. Well, I am here to shut that shit down, no exceptions (shout out my man Negan)! This is a series I have titled “Call me crazy but …” in which I like to take the popular names, stats, or takes from the general consensus of the fantasy big-wigs and community and tear them apart like I play quarterback for the Steelers. So, let’s kick off the 2019 edition of the series with the reigning NFL, and arguably the 2018 fantasy football, MVP; Mr. Patrick Mahomes …

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