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Fantasy Performance of Heisman Trophy Winners

Published on August 27, 2012, by in NFL.

The Heisman Trophy is the most prestigious award in college football. With a history reaching back almost 80 years, to be recognized by the Heisman Trophy Trust is to join the ranks of the very best in college football history.

But how do these players transition to the NFL? And more importantly for us fantasy nerds, do they rack up the fantasy points?

Here are the career and annual fantasy stats of the last five Heisman winners (2007 to 2011):

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2012 Fantasy Spreadsheet Updated with New Rankings

Published on August 26, 2012, by in NFL.

Drafts are in full swing, so we’ve updated the rankings and projections on both tabs of the fantasy football spreadsheet.

Get the updated NFL stats spreadsheet here.

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IDP Rankings Spreadsheet with 2011 Stats for LB, DB, DL

Published on August 22, 2012, by in NFL.

If you’ve played fantasy football for several years, you may have seen a similar scenario to this play out chronologically:

  1. Year 1: free or a nominal $20 fee to keep people from dumping.
  2. Year 2: entry fees go up. A couple teams turnover to new managers.
  3. Year 3: Keeper players are introduced.
  4. Year 4: More keepers, higher fees, turnover reduced.
  5. Years 5+: Individual Defensive Players (IDP)

As your league gets more advanced and each manager is more invested through their time, entry fees and closer friendships, eventually you will have to learn a whole different animal – IDP players. Read more…

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2012 Fantasy Football Spreadsheets are ready!

Published on August 16, 2012, by in NFL.

Be prepared on your draft day. I’ve been in pay pools for seven years now and have tweaked these spreadsheets into the versions you see now.

The first spreadsheet contains historical 2011 NFL stats for offense (QB, RB, WR, TE).

The second spreadsheet I swear by on draft day. There are online tools popping up for this sort of thing, but I always find myself going back to a trusty excel spreadsheet. This one works great for offline drafts too, so print them out!

Why share them now? Because sharing is caring. Enjoy. Any constructive feedback is appreciated!

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Rookie Relevance

Published on August 16, 2012, by in NFL.

Rookies can have a big impact on your team, especially in contrast to how late you can grab them in your league draft. You’re not always going to get a Cam Newton, but a player you can rely on for your bye-week or when one of your starters goes down with injury is certainly hiding among the newcomers of the 2012-2013 season.

Who among the new draft class will prove to be a force in their first season and what can you expect from them? Here’s a look at a few of 2011’s notable rookies, their typical fantasy results, as well as their class of 2012 counterparts.

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Annual Fantasy Football Draft Spreadsheets Update

Published on August 15, 2012, by in NFL.

It’s that time of year again! The popular fantasy football spreadsheet to help you prepare for your draft and organize your picks on draft day has been sent out to a few early birds for testing. After feedback and a few tweaks, I’ll post it here asap.

The downloadable draft tool will include:

  • 2011 offensive NFL stats
  • 2012 projected offensive stats from Yahoo! Sports
  • NFL Schedule Grid with a bye week cheat sheet
  • NFL Strength of Schedule for weeks 14-16
  • A fantasy draft board for notes to use during your online draft (in a separate workbook).

These fantasy football spreadsheets were originally posted on my Excel Ninja site, which has been neglected, but will be available on here on FantasyCube from now on.

I will also add an IDP spreadsheet for defensive stats if enough people ask for it…

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The Bengals Have the Midas Touch

Published on June 11, 2012, by in NFL.

Clark Judge at CBS wrote an excellent article today about the recent deft moves by Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown. Many thought it would be a long rebuilding process when they cut Pro Bowlers in 2008, the year Carson Palmer got hit by the injury bug. They’ve turned that into a first and second rounder for Palmer and the drafting of a franchise QB and WR in the same year.

Click here for the complete article on CBSSports.com.

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2012 NFL Draft Day 1 – Movin’ On Up

Published on April 26, 2012, by in NFL.

Nobody should be remotely shocked at the first two picks of day one of the 2012 NFL draft, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t any interesting results with the remaining selections. Teams were moving up at a frantic pace throughout the night, resulting in the most trade-ups in the history of the draft. Here are the top 10 selections in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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