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Stats Spreadsheet Final Update with GP, Bye, Projection Change

Published on August 28, 2013, by in NFL.

This will be the last major update to the fantasy stats spreadsheet for the year.

Thank you for all the feedback, I hope you find this update useful!

New in this final version:

  • Added Games Played in 2012 and PPG calculation
  • Added Bye Weeks per player
  • Added Projection change. Shows a green or red icon (in Excel 2010+ only)
  • Updated Yahoo, Standard & PPR Projections

Get it here: http://www.fantasycube.com/nfl-stats-spreadsheet

If you find any errors, please let me know by email or in the comments! Thanks for the support, and happy drafting! We’ll still be writing articles throughout the year!

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6 Mock Draft Observations

Published on August 24, 2013, by in NFL.

With the start of the season just two weeks away, dedicated managers will be neckbeard-deep in player news and updates so that come draft day, they’ll take their league by storm. Mock drafts are an excellent way to get a sneak peak on what you might expect on the big day. Here are a few observations and tips that may come in handy for you when you draft.

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IDP Stats Spreadsheet Updated for 2013

Published on August 14, 2013, by in NFL.

The IDP (Individual Defensive Player) Stats Spreadsheet has been updated with 2012 historical stats and 2013 rankings.

What’s new this year?

  • 2013 IDP Rankings (Standard & PPR) from two sources
  • Tackle for Loss stats

This is in addition to some of the popular features from last year’s original Excel workbook with:

  • Games Played to calculate Points Per Game (PPG) (target players returning from major injuries)
  • Rankings by Position
  • Customize with your own league’s scoring settings
  • Links to Yahoo! Player Profiles

Click here for the IDP rankings spreadsheet

The old 2011 / 2012 stats are archived here.

 

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2013 Fantasy Football Spreadsheets Updated

Published on August 2, 2013, by in NFL.

The offensive stats have been updated with 2013 projected data and 2012 actual stats, so you can now do your own analysis from the 2012 season!

IDP stats are coming soon, but I wanted to get this out before the weekend as I’ve had a lot of requests from people planning their upcoming fantasy season!

This Excel workbook has:

  • 2013 Projected Fantasy Stats (Offense)
  • 2012 Historical NFL Stats
  • Ability to enter your own league’s scoring settings!
  • Links to Player Profiles on Yahoo! Sports
  • Filter by position
  • Create your own notes
  • NFL Schedule Grid and Bye Week Quick Reference
  • Strength of Schedule

If you find this useful, leave a comment as we’re always curious how other poolies use this data! And if you have any suggestions, let us know!

Take me to the free fantasy football spreadsheets!

(Looking for last year’s stats? 2012 stats are archived here)

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NFL Draft Board Updated for 2013

Published on July 21, 2013, by in NFL.

On draft day, are you still using pen and paper to track your picks?
Download our free Excel spreadsheet to use during your live draft.

Reasons why an automated draft board will help you on Draft Day:

  • Don’t let a value pick slide past the round you have targeted by keeping a watch list every round.
  • Keep track of your positions left to fill.
  • Help avoid drafting several players with the same bye week.
  • Enter your league settings, and the draft order and pick #’s are auto calculated.
  • Get a quick glance at playoff weeks 14-16 strength of schedules for quick draft day decisions.

Click here to get it!

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NFL Wild Card Week Predictions

Published on January 5, 2013, by in NFL.

My predictions for the Super Bowl and four Wild Card match-ups this weekend:

Cincinnati at Houston (-4.5) 1/5/2013 4:30p ET NBC
My Pick: Texans 23-17

A month ago the Texans were 11-1 and the Super Bowl favorite. But after a drubbing to the Patriots and losses to the Vikings and Colts to finish the season, many are picking the Bengals for an upset.

Winners of 7 of their last 8, Cincinnati will be a good young team for many years to come but their lack of depth at receiver behind AJ Green means they will need to establish the run on a stout Texans D and JJ Watt, my vote for NFL defensive player of the year. Look for Schaub to get another big day out of Andre Johnson, and the consistent Arian Foster to find pay dirt twice.

Minnesota at Green Bay (-7.5)  1/5/2013 8:00p ET NBC
My Pick: Packers 34-20

As incredible as Adrian Peterson has been in carrying the Vikings on his back, I can’t see Green Bay not learning from last week’s loss to Minnesota, and this week they’re at home. The focus all week must have been on team tackling, so expect the Packers to limit AP to 150 yards (is that limiting?) and forcing Ponder to beat them through the air, which he won’t. Rodgers to Jordy Nelson and NFL touchdown leader James Jones all day.

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A Head Start on Week 4: The First Bye Week

Published on September 22, 2012, by in NFL.

We may be jumping the gun but there’s no reason to wait until the waiver wire to shore up some line-up holes coming in week 4, the first bye week of the season.

Two teams are off for the week; the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers. There are several players listed here that you’ll likely need to find substitutes for on your roster. In case your bench isn’t particularly appealing, we offer some suggestions on players to consider for replacements.

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Hold That Waiver Wire – Week 2 Busts, Week 3 Picks

Published on September 18, 2012, by in NFL.

Hands up if you put a claim in for the Cowboys’ Kevin Ogletree or the Jets’ Stephen Hill?

The two gained fantasy attention overnight with 8rec/114yd/2TD and 5rec/89yds/2TD performances in Week 1.

Here’s how they did in Week 2:
Kevin Ogletree (WR): One catch for 26 yards, one target.
Stephen Hill (WR): No catches, two targets.

It was too much to ask for a repeat performance, but to put up a complete egg in Hill’s case is a situation even the most pessimistic pundit couldn’t have fathomed. Yes, Mark Sanchez is merely serviceable at best, but I was at the Cowboys game in Seattle and Ogletree was completely invisible. This was partially due to the Seahawks stout D, but also to Jason Witten getting more involved (and dropping balls). Stash Hill on your bench for now as the Jets visit Miami, but Ogletree is worth a flex or WR2 play against Tampa Bay.

So what can we learn from this? Be cautious on your waiver pickups, as it isn’t worth burning a #1 or #2 priority on a player who is 4th in the progressions as in Ogletree’s case, or has an unreliable QB (Hill). It would be a wiser choice to save your priority for possible injuries to starting RB’s or to use them on players like Alfred Morris if he was still available in your league. Of course, all of this is easy to say in hindsight.

Who to pickup this week?

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