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Fantasy Overview - Week 5

Get yourself caught up on what's going on in the league as we enter Week 5 of the NFL season. Her...

High-Leverage Opportunities: Running Backs, Week 5

Examining the high-leverage opportunities for all 32 NFL backfields

Cutting the Cord: Week 5

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

The Replacements: Week 4

Unique circumstances call for unique knowledge. Matt Waldman delivers his insights abou...

Roundtable Week 4: Tackling the Footballguys' Subscriber Contest -- Part II

The Footballguys Roundtable discusses their entries for the Footballguys' Subscriber Co...

Receivers with Great or Bad Matchups Week 4

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups of the week.

Fantasy Overview, Week 4

Get yourself caught up on what's going on in the league as we enter Week 4 of the NFL s...

High-Leverage Opportunities: Running Backs, Week 4

Examining the high-leverage opportunities for all 32 NFL backfields

Top 10: Week 4

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines backup runners who may start next week, J....

Cutting the Cord: Week 4

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

The Replacements: Week 3

Unique circumstances call for unique knowledge. Matt Waldman delivers his insights about replacem...

Receivers with Great or Bad Matchups Week 3

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

In The Last Month

Roundtable Week 3: Tackling the Footballguys' Subscriber Contest

The Footballguys Roundtable discusses their entries for the Footballguys' Subscriber Co...

Fantasy Overview - Week 3

Get yourself caught up on what's going on in the league as we enter Week 3 of the NFL s...

High-Leverage Opportunities: Running Backs, Week 3

Examining the high-leverage opportunities for all 32 NFL backfields

Top 10: Week 3

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines the Dolphins and Ravens offenses...

Cutting the Cord: Week 3

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

The Replacements: Week 2

Unique circumstances call for unique knowledge. Matt Waldman delivers his insights about replacem...

Receivers with Great or Bad Matchups Week 2

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

Roundtable Week 2

The Footballguys Roundtable panel discusses Week 1 surprises, the 49ers' backfield, the...

The Gut Check No.574: Etienne or Robinson? Why Not Both?

Matt Waldman breaks down Week 1's film and data of the Jaguars' backfield and tells you why both ...

High-Leverage Opportunities: Running Backs, Week 2

Examining the high-leverage opportunities for all 32 NFL backfields

Fantasy Overview - Week 2

Get yourself caught up on what's going on in the league as we enter Week 2 of the NFL season. Her...

Cutting the Cord: Week 2

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

Receivers with Great or Bad Matchups Week 1

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

The Gut Check No.573: The All-Gut Check Waiver-Wire Sleeper Team

Matt Waldman reveals his 2022 All-Gut Check Fantasy Team devoted to players most fantasy GMs...

In The Last Year

The FPC Report

Notable player movement in recent FPC drafts

Redraft Strategy, Managing Waivers

This roundtable series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, we d...

Redraft Strategy, Lineup Strategies

This roundtable series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, we...

Redraft Strategy, Pre-Emptive Waivers

This roundtable series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, we...

Redraft Strategy, Trading

This roundtable series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, we d...

Upside WRs: Late-Round Difference Makers

When choosing late-round wide receivers in fantasy football, seek those with a path to ...

Upside RBs: Late-Round Difference-Makers

When choosing late-round running backs in fantasy football, seek those with a path to m...

Upside Only: Swinging for the Fences at QB

Downside and risk shouldn't be factors when evaluating and selecting quarterbacks in fa...

Upside Only: Swinging for the Fences at TE

Downside and risk shouldn't be factors when evaluating and selecting tight ends in fant...

Quarterback By Committee (QBBC)

Finding the top pairs when using the committee approach at quarterback

Finding the Right Backup QB

Finding complementary backups for every-week starting quarterbacks

When to Start Drafting DBs

The Footballguys staff discusses the best time to start drafting defensive backs

Subscriber Contest Strategy

The Footballguys forum gives tips on picking your team

The Perfect Draft: 12-Team, PPR

A mapped out Value-Based Drafting strategy to dominate your league

What I Learned From 500 Fantasy Football Drafts

After over 500 drafts this offseason, Dave Kluge shares his biggest takeaways, player t...

IDP Draft Blueprint: Step-By-Step Plan for Draft-Day Success

Gary Davenport breaks down a step-by-step plan for having a successful IDP draft.

Guillotine Strategy, Drafting Backups

The Footballguys staff discusses drafting backups in a Guillotine league

Running Back Tiers, Targets, and Players to Avoid

A look at running back draft rankings through the lens of tiers with a list of players ...

Guillotine Strategy, Drafting QBs and TEs

The Footballguys staff discusses drafting QBs and TEs in a Guillotine league

Salary Cap Lessons from the King's Classic

Isolating trends and lessons from analyzing the King's Classic Salary Cap Draft

Guillotine Strategy, Filling Your Starting Lineup

The Footballguys staff discusses roster construction in a Guillotine league

Guillotine Strategy, Drafting RBs and WRs

The Footballguys staff discusses drafting RBs and WRs in a Guillotine league

Draft Day Game Plan

Your game plan to dominate on draft day

Guillotine Strategy, Early First-Round Pick

The Footballguys staff discusses having an early first-round pick

Guillotine Strategy, Late First-Round Pick

The Footballguys staff discusses having a late first-round pick in a Guillotine league

Fantasy Football Reactions to Deshaun Watson's Suspension

A look at what the fantasy football implications of Deshaun Watson's suspension are, an...

The Gut Check No. 571: From the Gut

Matt Waldman has studied the film and the data, but it's time for a real gut check.&nbs...

Redraft Strategy, Drafting for the Playoffs

This roundtable series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, we...

Redraft Strategy, Stacking Players

This roundtable series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, we...

Mastering Salary Cap Drafts: Part 7, Inflection Points

Learning to spot the turning points during a salary cap draft to capitalize on opportun...

Redraft Strategy, Zero-RB

This roundtable series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, we...

Redraft Strategy, Hero-RB

This roundtable series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, we...

The FPC Report

Notable player movement in recent FPC drafts

IDP True Position, DL Tiers

Gary Davenport breaks down strategy tips and tiered rankings for defensive linemen in T...

Mastering Salary Cap Drafts: Part 6, Reading Your League

Learning the psychology of tells, types of drafters, and how to read people in a salary...

13 RB Targets for Salary Cap Leagues

Hunting for value in salary cap drafts by isolating 13 running back targets.

The Gut Check No.570: Waldman's Draft Tiers -- The Late Turn

Matt Waldman shares his tiers for fantasy GMs picking from the late turn of drafts.  

The Gut Check No. 569: Waldman's Draft Tiers -- The Middle Slots

Matt Waldman shares his tiers for fantasy GMs picking from the middle spots of drafts. 

The Gut Check No. 568: Waldman's Draft Tiers -- The Early Turn

Matt Waldman shares his tiers for fantasy GMs picking from the early turn of drafts.  

Mastering Salary Cap Drafts: Part 5, Bidding Strategies

Learning different ways to employ bidding strategies in salary cap drafts

4 Late-Round Targets with League-Winning Upside

Identifying four late-round players that can help you win your leagues.  

Mastering Salary Cap Drafts: Part 4, Nomination Strategies

Learning how to craft nominations in the early, middle, and late stages of your salary ...

Redraft Strategy, the Late Rounds

This roundtable series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, we d...

Salary Cap Leagues, Early Nominations

Footballguys staff members discuss how to best approach early nomination strategies

A Guide to Guillotine Leagues

A primer on guillotine leagues, an exciting new fantasy football format that turns up t...

Mastering Salary Cap Drafts: Part 3, Preparation

Learning how to prepare for your Salary Cap Drafts 

The Gut Check No.567: 12 Late-Round Values for Your End Game

Matt Waldman shares 12 late-round picks with the potential to transform your team into ...

Redraft Strategy, When to Draft TEs

This roundtable/ series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, w...

When Should You Start Drafting Defensive Players?

The Footballguys staff discusses the best time to start drafting defenders

Redraft Strategy, When to Draft QBs

This roundtable series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, we d...

Mastering Salary Cap Drafts: Part 2, Attacking Novice Draft Rooms

How to watch for, and exploit, beginner mistakes in a salary cap draft

Redraft Strategy, Kickers & Defenses

This roundtable series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, we d...

Mastering Salary Cap Drafts: Part 1, Beginner Mistakes

Mastering your salary cap draft skills by learning about beginner tendencies.

What is Best Ball?

What exactly is this fantasy football game, called Best Ball?

Redraft Strategy, Superflex Leagues

This roundtable series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, we d...

Redraft Strategy, Pre-Draft Planning

This roundtable series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, we d...

Salary Cap Leagues Positional Allocation, RBs

A look at how to address running backs in a Salary Cap League

Dynasty Problem Solving, QBs

Addressing dynasty league problems at the quarterback position

Redraft Strategy, Draft Slot

This roundtable series focuses on strategies for redraft leagues. In this article, we d...

Underdog Best Ball Report 11.0

Weekly Best Ball Report looking at ADP Risers and Fallers and industry news

Underdog Best Ball Report 10.0

Weekly Best Ball Report looking at ADP Risers and Fallers and industry news

10 QB Targets for Salary Cap Leagues

A look at quarterbacks to target at various price levels to take your salary cap roster...

Salary Cap Leagues Positional Allocation, WRs

A look at how to address wide receivers in a Salary Cap League

The FPC Report

Notable player movement in recent FPC drafts

Salary Cap Leagues Positional Allocation, PKs and Defenses

A look at how to address kickers and defenses in a Salary Cap League

Underdog Best Ball Report 9.0

Weekly Best Ball Report looking at ADP Risers and Fallers and industry news

The Gut Check 563: All-In on the Raiders' Offense

Based on talent and fantasy value, Matt Waldman is all-in on the Raiders' offense. Howe...

Underdog Best Ball Report 8.0

Weekly Best Ball Report looking at ADP Risers and Fallers and industry news

Salary Cap Leagues Positional Allocation, TEs

A look at how to address tight ends in a Salary Cap League

Salary Cap Leagues Positional Allocation, QBs

A look at how to address quarterbacks in a Salary Cap League

Common Salary Cap League Mistakes

The Footballguys staff discusses common mistakes Salary Cap drafters make

Underdog Best Ball Report 7.0

Weekly Best Ball Report looking at ADP Risers and Fallers and industry news

Evaluating Rookies for IDP Leagues

The Footballguys staff offers strategies for gauging IDP rookies

Common Myths in Salary Cap Leagues

The Footballguys staff discusses some myths surrounding Salary Cap strategy

Three Draft Strategies to Win Your Last Five Picks

Here are three strategies to help you walk away from your fantasy draft with a league-w...

Salary Cap Nomination Strategies

A deep look at nomination strategies and whether long-held advice is a myth

The Gut Check 562: 10 Underrated Match-Up Players

Matt Waldman shares 10 options whose skills transcend any scheme and are underrated in ...

What You Must Take to Your Salary Cap Draft

Our staff tell us what they always have for the salary cap drafts

Underdog Best Ball Report 6.0

Weekly Best Ball Report looking at ADP Risers and Fallers and industry news

Basic Tools for Salary Cap Leagues

The Footballguys staff lets you know what tools to bring to a salary cap draft

What You Need to Know in a Salary Cap League

The Footballguys staff gives the basics on how to approach a salary cap draft

The Gut Check 561: 10 Valuable Scheme Players

Matt Waldman shares 10 options that need significant scheming to deliver starter fantas...

Underdog Best Ball Report 5.0

Weekly Best Ball Report looking at ADP Risers and Fallers and industry news

FPC ADP

An in-depth look at ADP from recent FPC drafts

Underdog Best-Ball ADP

An in-depth look at best-ball ADP from recent Underdog drafts

Underdog Best Ball Report 4.0

Weekly Best Ball Report looking at ADP Risers and Fallers and industry news

Navigating Crowded RB Rooms in 2022: San Francisco 49ers

Summarizing which running backs on the San Francisco 49ers roster you should be tar...

Underdog Best Ball Report 3.0

Weekly Best Ball Report looking at ADP Risers and Fallers and industry news

Underdog Best Ball Report 2.0

Weekly Best Ball Report looking at ADP Risers and Fallers and industry news

Next-Up RBs to Win Fantasy Leagues: Post-NFL Draft Update

Summarizing the backup running back landscape with clarity and upside

Underdog Best Ball Report 1.0

Weekly Best Ball Report looking at ADP Risers and Fallers and industry news

Best Ball Mania III - Underdog Fantasy

Discussing Best Ball Mania III layout and strategy on Underdog Fantasy

Building The Basketball Team: Analyzing Wide Receiver Traits

Wide receiver roles are extremely important in acquiring target volume and ultimately f...

Dynasty Draft Strategy: Anchor Running Back

This article will break down how to build a dynasty football team. 

Quarterback Free Agency Preview

With a down rookie quarterback class, the free agent class could find better opportunit...

Expected Playoff Games Played

Projected playoff fantasy points based on expected number of games played.

Exposed (WR/CB Matchups): Week 18

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

The Replacements: Week 17

Unique circumstances call for unique knowledge. Matt Waldman delivers with his insights about rep...

Exposed (WR/CB Matchups): Week 17

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

Fantasy Overview - Week 17

This week I help you prepare for your Week 17 matchups with several thoughts that could earn you ...

The Top 10: Year in Review

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines the Top 10 lessons gained from s...

Exposed (WR/CB Matchups): Week 16

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

The Replacements: Week 16

Unique circumstances call for unique knowledge. Matt Waldman delivers with his insights about rep...

Roundtable Week 16

The Footballguys Roundtable panel discusses bold lineup calls for the playoffs, hot running backs...

Fantasy Overview - Week 16

The Fantasy Playoffs are upon us. This week I help you prepare for your Week 16 showdown with nin...

Cutting the Cord: Week 16

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

The Top 10 from Week 15

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines why the Colts-Patriots game wowe...

The Replacements: Week 15

Unique circumstances call for unique knowledge. Matt Waldman delivers with his insights about rep...

Exposed (WR/CB Matchups): Week 15

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

Roundtable Week 15

The Footballguys Roundtable panel discusses quarterbacks with recent upticks in production, RBs w...

Fantasy Overview - Week 15

The Fantasy Playoffs are upon us. This week I help you prepare for your Week 15 matchups with 9 t...

The Top 10 from Week 14

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines football perfection, Hunter Renf...

Cutting the Cord: Week 15

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

The Replacements: Week 14

Unique circumstances call for unique knowledge. Matt Waldman delivers with his insights about rep...

Exposed (WR/CB Matchups): Week 14

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

The Gut Check No.557: Diontae Johnson and Flawed Bull's Eye Thinking

Matt Waldman discusses the talent of Dionte Johnson within the larger scope of fantasy GMs flawed...

Fantasy Overview - Week 14

Get yourself caught up on what's going on in the league as we enter Week 14 of the NFL ...

The Top 10 from Week 13

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines the Eagles' passing game, the difference b...

Cutting the Cord: Week 14

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

The Replacements: Week 13

Unique circumstances call for unique knowledge. Matt Waldman delivers with his insights...

Roundtable Week 13

The Footballguys Roundtable panel discusses roster management for the fantasy playoffs, potential...

Exposed (WR/CB Matchups): Week 13

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

Fantasy Overview - Week 13

Get yourself caught up on what's going on in the league as we enter Week 13 of the NFL season. He...

20 Drifters Worth Tracking

Matt Waldman shares a list of 20 players existing on the margins of NFL rosters with the talent t...

The Top 10 from Week 12

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines Josh Reynolds, Odell Beckham, an...

Cutting the Cord: Week 13

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

Exposed (WR/CB Matchups): Week 12

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

The Replacements: Week 12

Unique circumstances call for unique knowledge. Matt Waldman delivers with his insights about rep...

The Gut Check No.555: 49ers "RB" Deebo Samuel and the Position-Less Athlete

Matt Waldman examines the performance of 49ers "running back" Deebo Samuel, the concept of the po...

Fantasy Overview - Week 12

Get yourself caught up on what's going on in the league as we enter Week 12 of the NFL ...

The Top 10 from Week 11

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines Diontae Johnson, Matt Breida, the value an...

Cutting the Cord: Week 12

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

Exposed (WR/CB Matchups): Week 11

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

The Replacements: Week 11

Unique circumstances call for unique knowledge. Matt Waldman delivers with his insights about rep...

Roundtable Week 11

The Footballguys Roundtable panel discusses Atlanta's offensive quandary, Odell Beckham's De...

The Gut Check No.554: Lions RB Jermar Jefferson Is A Buy-Low

Matt Waldman examines D'Andre Swift and Jermar Jefferson's film and reaffirms that the Lions' roo...

Fantasy Overview - Week 11

Get yourself caught up on what's going on in the league as we enter Week 11 of the NFL ...

Cutting the Cord: Week 11

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

The Top 10 from Week 10

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines the stretch-run potential of A.J. Dillon, ...

Buy Low, Sell High: Week 10

A look at players who might be at inflection points in their values

WR/CB Matchups to Exploit: Week 10

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

Roundtable Week 10

The Footballguys Roundtable panel discusses fantasy long shots, "big-year" performers whose caree...

The New Reality No.172: Playoff Planning

Navigating the ever-changing landscape of dynasty fantasy football

Fantasy Overview - Week 10

Get yourself caught up on what's going on in the league as we enter Week 10 of the NFL season. He...

The Gut Check No.553: Profiling the Titans' Backfield

Matt Waldman analyzes the performances of the Titans' running backs against the Rams an...

Cutting the Cord: Week 10

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

The Replacements: Week 9

Unique circumstances call for unique knowledge. Matt Waldman delivers with his insights about rep...

Buy Low, Sell High: Week 9

A look at players who might be at inflection points in their values

WR/CB Matchups to Exploit: Week 9

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

The Gut Check No.552: Midseason Musings

Matt Waldman takes the midpoint of the fantasy season to share thoughts on fantasy drafts, histor...

Roundtable Week 9

The Footballguys Roundtable panel discusses and debates the Titans' offense after Derrick Henry's...

Fantasy Overview - Week 9

Get yourself caught up on what's going on in the league as we enter Week 9 of the NFL season. Her...

Week 9 Upgrades, Downgrades, and Waiver Wire Wonders

A look at players moving up and down the board

The Top 10 from Week 8

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines the best available replacement for Derrick...

Cutting the Cord: Week 9

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

The Replacements: Week 8

Unique circumstances call for unique knowledge. Matt Waldman delivers with his insights about rep...

Exposed (WR/CB Matchups): Week 8

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

Roundtable Week 8

The Footballguys Roundtable panel discuss and debate players who get too much love and too much h...

The Gut Check No.551: WRs and TEs That Could Matter

Matt Waldman scouts reserve/committee wide receivers and tight ends who could matter fo...

Fantasy Overview - Week 8

Get yourself caught up on what's going on in the league as we enter Week 8 of the NFL s...

Is It Time to Move On From These Players?

It's never easy to drop a player that has performed well in the past. We look at few th...

The Top 10 from Week 7

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines Patrick Mahomes' and the Chiefs' offensive...

Cutting the Cord: Week 8

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

The Replacements: Week 7

Unique circumstances call for unique knowledge. Matt Waldman delivers with his insights about rep...

Buy Low, Sell High: Week 7

A look at players who might be at inflection points in their value trajectories heading...

Exposed (WR/CB Matchups): Week 7

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

The Gut Check No.550: RBs That Could Matter

Matt Waldman examines the play of reserve/committee running backs who could matter for your fanta...

Roundtable Week 7

The Footballguys Roundtable panel discusses reserve running backs with short-term value, the Foot...

Fantasy Overview - Week 7

Get yourself caught up on what's going on in the league as we enter Week 7 of the NFL season. Her...

Cutting the Cord: Week 7

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

The Top 10 from Week 6

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines the buy-low passing combo in Miami, Colts ...

WR/CB Matchups to Exploit: Week 6

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

Roundtable Week 6

The Footballguys Roundtable panel discusses breakout players, the FBGs Subscriber Contest, Dynast...

The Gut Check No.549: Davis Mills Progress Report

Is Davis Mills the future for the Texans? Matt Waldman reviews Mills' 300-yard, 3-touchdown perfo...

Fantasy Overview - Week 6

Get yourself caught up on what's going on in the league as we enter Week 6 of the NFL s...

The Top 10 from Week 5

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines the 3-5 plays that matter in quarterback a...

Cutting the Cord: Week 6

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

The Replacements: Week 5

Unique circumstances call for unique knowledge. Matt Waldman delivers with his insights about rep...

WR/CB Matchups to Exploit: Week 5

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups from a defensive perspective.

The Gut Check No.548: Need, Luxury, and Speculation

Matt Waldman reviews players who can help your roster now or give you later value. 

Fantasy Overview - Week 5

Get yourself caught up on what's going on in the league as we enter Week 5 of the NFL season. Her...