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Underdog Best Ball Report 2.0

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

Injury-Away RBs to Win Fantasy Leagues: Post-NFL Draft Update

Summarizing the injury-away 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 ...

In The Last Year

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...

The Top 10 from Week 4

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines Jalen Hurts' and DeVonta Smith's long-term...

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 with his insights about rep...

WR/CB Matchups to Exploit: Week 4

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

Roundtable Week 4

The Footballguys Roundtable panel examines players with notable Week 3 outcomes, productive runni...

Fantasy Overview - Week 4

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

The Gut Check No.547: Is Baltimore's Rashod Bateman Worth the Wait?

Matt Waldman delivers his scouting report of Baltimore's rookie receiver Rashod Bateman...

Cutting the Cord: Week 4

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

The Top 10 from Week 3

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review examines Justin Fields' Cleveland Nightma...

The Replacements: Week 3

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

WR/CB Matchups to Exploit: Week 3

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

Roundtable Week 3

The Footballguys Roundtable panel discusses the sustainability of September's surprise producers,...

The Gut Check No.546: Tackling the 49ers Backfield

Matt Waldman takes on the 49ers backfield, sharing what fantasy GMs should expect short-term and ...

Fantasy Overview - Week 3

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

The Top 10 from Week 2

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review debuts with a look at the Ravens' and Julio Jones' ...

Cutting the Cord: Week 3

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

WR/CB Matchups to Exploit: Week 2

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

The Replacements: Week 2

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

WR/CB Matchups to Exploit: Week 2

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

Roundtable Week 2

The Footballguys Roundtable panel examines the 49ers backfield, the state of the Ravens, waiver-w...

The Gut Check No.545: MNF Film Review: Ravens RBs and WR Bryan Edwards

Matt Waldman dissects the Ravens ground game and the Raiders' emerging threat and reveals where t...

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...

The Top 10 from Week 1

Matt Waldman's weekly film-and-fantasy review debuts with a look at Jameis Winston, not...

Cutting the Cord: Week 2

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

WR/CB Matchups to Exploit: Week 1

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

5 Players You Must Avoid

Five players in the Top 150 who you should stay away from in your upcoming draft. ...

The Perfect Draft: Default ESPN Leagues

Mapping out your plan to win default ESPN leagues

Players to Target at ADP

Footballguys Special Contributor Dominick Petrillo breaks down players he's targeting i...

Draft Day Game Plan

Your game plan to dominate on draft day

The Gut Check No.542: Waldman's 2021 Draft Tiers

It's time...

Defensive Team By Committee (DTBC)

Finding the top pairs when using the committee approach at defense

Quarterback Tiers, Targets, and Players to Avoid

A look at the quarterback tiers, targets and players to avoid as training camps open

FFPC Best-Ball Slim ADP

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

FFPC 28-Round Best-Ball ADP

An in-depth look at 28-round best-ball ADP from recent FFPC drafts

FPC ADP

An in-depth look at ADP from recent FPC drafts

The Perfect Draft: 12-Team, Non-PPR

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

Finding the Right Backup QB

Finding complementary backups for top starting quarterback

Quarterback By Committee (QBBC)

Finding the top pairs when using the committee approach at quarterback

The Perfect Draft: 12-Team, PPR

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

FFPC Best-Ball Slim ADP

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

FFPC 28-Round Best-Ball ADP

An in-depth look at 28-round best-ball ADP from recent FFPC drafts

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

Pairing Late-Round QBs for Maximum Impact

Examining the different types of late-round quarterbacks to pair together for maximum f...

Principles of Value-Based Drafting

Breaking down the cornerstone drafting strategy of Footballguys.com.

18 Late-Round Players to Optimize Fantasy Draft Results

Prepare for early in the season by optimizing final fantasy draft roster spots

3 RBs to Target Late

Looking for dirt-cheap upside at running back? Here are three names to target

Draft Strategy: Picking From The Turn

In the final part of this series, Jeff Bell and friends help guide fantasy managers thr...

12 Tight Ends to Win Fantasy Drafts in the Final Rounds

The key players and tiers when waiting on tight ends

Fantasy Draft Strategy: Drafting From the Middle

Footballguys Special Contributor Jeff Bell dives back into draft strategy. This time he...

15 Players Who Can Make Your Draft

15 players who can make your fantasy draft

How to Approach an Early Draft Slot

Footballguys Special Contributor Jeff Bell, along with some help from his friends and s...

If You're Drafting this Weekend

Everything you need to know to prepare you for your upcoming draft

FFPC Best-Ball Slim ADP

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

FFPC 28-Round Best-Ball ADP

An in-depth look at 28-round best-ball ADP from recent FFPC drafts

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

Upside RBs: Late-Round Difference-Makers

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

The Gut Check No.540: 12 Late-Round Values for Your End Game

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

WRs Who Rise and Fall Without TDs

Highly TD-dependent players are potential candidates for regression while players who f...

Upside Wide Receivers

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

Pushing Your Auction Drafts Over the Top: Wide Receiver Targets

Finding valuable wide receivers in auction drafts to push your roster to the next level...

Surviving The Running Back Dead Zone

Which running backs currently being drafted in Rounds 3-6 have the best (and worst) cha...

Upside Only: Swinging for the Fences at Tight End

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

FFPC 28-Round Best-Ball ADP

An in-depth look at 28-round best-ball ADP from recent FFPC drafts

Upside Only: Swinging for the Fences at Quarterback

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

FFPC Best-Ball Slim ADP

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

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

Best Spot to Draft From in Round 1

The Footballguys staff discusses their favorite spot to pick from in the first round

7 Deep RB Sleepers

A look at seven running backs outside of injury away roles who could make a difference ...

Underdog Best-Ball ADP

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

The Gut Check No.538: 20 Rounds of Value

Matt Waldman delivers a 20-round draft plan loaded with values that will build the foundation for...

FPC ADP

An in-depth look at ADP from recent FPC drafts

FFPC Best-Ball ADP

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

12 Breakout Running Backs

Using historical criteria and situation analysis to find 2021 breakout running backs

21 League-Winning Players

The highest impact potential through high-variance profiles and situations on the fanta...

8 TEs Who Could Break Out

Using historical criteria and situation analysis to find 2021 breakout tight ends

The Importance of Custom Scoring in Cheatsheets

Why it's important to use custom scoring when creating a cheatsheet

Beginner's Guide to Fantasy Football, Part 7: Analyzing Your Team

Our beginner series moves from the draft room to analyzing your fantasy team

FFPC Best-Ball ADP

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

FPC ADP

An in-depth look at ADP from recent FPC drafts

The Gut Check No.537: A Deep Dive into the Rams' Backfield

Matt Waldman delivers a deep dive into the Rams backfield and tells you what you need to know as ...

Austin Ekeler Will Win You a Title in 2021

Victoria Geary breaks down how Austin Ekeler will return to fantasy greatness and win y...

5 Committee RBs with Elite Upside

Committee running backs with one injury away roles are a blend between weekly fantasy p...

Breakout Wide Receiver Candidates

Using historical criteria and situation analysis to find 2021 breakout wide receivers

A Blueprint for Auction Draft Success

Examining average auction values to produce a blueprint for auction draft dominance &n...

Wide Receiver Role Matrix

Examining NFL depth charts for fantasy football utility

Who Is This Year's Mike Davis?

Injury away running backs can provide a major punch for your lineup in the event their ...

Pick-a-Player: Derrick Henry, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce

The Footballguys staff, Shark Pool, and social media accounts answer a dilemma at the 1.05 spot

Pick-a-Player: Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara, Patrick Mahomes

The Footballguys staff, Shark Pool, and social media accounts answer a dilemma at the 1...

Best Ball Drafting Strategies for Underdog

Preferred best ball strategies for Underdog

Running Back Role Matrix

Examining NFL depth charts for fantasy football utility

Structural Drafting Tips for Underdog Best Ball

Easy edges to gain in roster-building for Underdog best ball leagues.

The Gut Check No.534: Stockpiling Can Be Your Salvation

Matt Waldman demonstrates the value of stockpiling a position in Dynasty, Devy, and Redraft forma...

Mastering the Auction, Part 7: Inflection Points

Learning the various points during an auction draft when there is a shift in how to app...

Mastering the Auction, Part 6: Reading Your League

Using the study of human psychology and behavior to pick up tells to use in an auction ...

Mastering the Auction, Part 5: Bidding Strategies

Learning different bidding strategies in order to maximize your position in an auction ...

Mastering the Auction, Part 4: Nomination Strategies

Learning how to focus nominations in an auction to steer the draft in the right directi...

The Gut Check No.533: Matt Waldman's Super-Flex Dynasty Auction Draft

Matt Waldman participated in a super-flex dynasty auction draft last weekend and shares his strat...

Mastering the Auction, Part 3: Beginner Preparation

Going through the mechanics of how to prepare for an auction draft 

Mastering the Auction, Part 2: Attacking Beginner Auctions

Learning the hallmarks of beginner auctions in order to become a better auction drafter...

The Importance of Stacking and 3 Stacks to Attack in Best Ball

Why stacking is important in best ball, and three stacks to target in 2021

Mastering the Auction, Part 1: Beginner Mistakes

Learning the basic skills of auction drafting by avoiding beginner mistakes

A Best-Ball Guide to the AFC East

An overall and position by position look at each AFC East best ball picks

The Gut Check No.531: 2021's Career-Year Candidates

Matt Waldman shares his eight early candidates with the talent and supporting cast to d...