Written by Timothy Lewis (@TrendsAndTakes) — November 19th, 2020

Week 10 of the 2019 NFL season has come and gone! In other words, we have a 10-game sample size to spot trends and develop takeaways. Welcome to season four of this column! If you’re not familiar, I use this time to look at numbers and tell you what I make of them. This year, I will be offering additional Buy/Sell/Drop/hold criteria. Statistics are courtesy of advanced analytics goldmine, Player Profiler, and trusty dusty Pro-Football-Reference.

T.J. Hockenson

The Trends:

25% Red zone target share

Averaging 3.3 yards after catch

7.0 yards per target (20th in…


Written by Timothy Lewis (@TrendsAndTakes) — November 12th, 2020

Week nine of the 2020 NFL season has come and gone! In other words, we have a nine-game sample size to spot trends and develop takeaways. Welcome to season four of this column! If you’re not familiar, I use this time to look at numbers and tell you what I make of them. This year, I will be offering additional Buy/Sell/Drop/hold criteria. Statistics are courtesy of advanced analytics goldmine, Player Profiler, and trusty dusty Pro-Football-Reference.

Zack Moss

The Trends:

59.6% snap share last game (consistent increase over past 4)

1.8 yards created per touch (7th…


Written by Timothy Lewis (@TrendsAndTakes) — November 5th, 2020

The eighth week of the 2020 NFL season has come and gone! In other words, we have a eight-game sample size to spot trends and develop takeaways. Welcome to season three of this column! If you’re not familiar, I use this time to look at numbers and tell you what I make of them. This year, I will be offering additional Buy/Sell/Drop/hold criteria. Statistics are courtesy of advanced analytics goldmine, PlayerProfiler, and trusty dusty Pro-Football-Reference.

Cam Akers

Trends:

26.6% opportunity share

32.8% juke rate

The Takes:

Repeatedly, we heard Sean McVay express his desire to implement…


Written by Timothy Lewis (@TrendsAndTakes) — October 29th, 2020

The seventh week of the 2020 NFL season has come and gone! In other words, we have a eight-game sample size to spot trends and develop takeaways. Welcome to season three of this column! If you’re not familiar, I use this time to look at numbers and tell you what I make of them. This year, I will be offering additional Buy/Sell/Drop/hold criteria. Statistics are courtesy of advanced analytics goldmine, PlayerProfiler, and trusty dusty Pro-Football-Reference.

James Robinson

The Trends:

9th in evaded tackles

6th in yards created

9th in carries

7th in targets

The Takes:

Sometimes the…


Written by Timothy Lewis (@TrendsAndTakes) — October 22nd, 2020

The sixth week of the 2020 NFL season has come and gone! In other words, we have a six-game sample size to spot trends and develop takeaways. Welcome to season three of this column! If you’re not familiar, I use this time to look at numbers and tell you what I make of them. This year I will be offering additional Buy/Sell/Drop/hold criteria. Statistics are courtesy of advanced analytics goldmine, PlayerProfiler, and trusty dusty Pro-Football-Reference.

David Johnson

The Trends:

77.1% Route participation (1st in NFL)

3 Runs of 15 yards or more (12th in NFL)


Written by Timothy Lewis (@TrendsAndTakes) — October 15th 2020

The fifth week of the 2020 NFL season has come and gone. In other words, we have a five-game sample size to spot trends and develop takeaways. Welcome to season four of this column! If you’re not familiar, I use this time to identify the patterns that track sometimes obvious, sometimes under-the-radar, fantasy football assets. This year, I will be offering additional Buy/Sell/Drop/Hold criteria. Statistics are courtesy of advanced analytics goldmine, PlayerProfiler, and trusty dusty Pro-Football-Reference.

Joe Mixon

The Trends:

85.5% Opportunity share (2nd in NFL)

114 routes run (6th in NFL among running backs)


Written by Timothy Lewis (@TrendsAndTakes)

The fourth week of the 2020 NFL season has come and gone. In other words, we have a four-game sample size to spot trends and develop takeaways. Welcome to season four of this column! If you’re not familiar, I use this time to identify the patterns that track sometimes obvious, sometimes under-the-radar, fantasy football assets. This year I will be offering additional Buy/Sell/Drop/Hold criteria. Statistics are courtesy of advanced analytics goldmine, PlayerProfiler, and trusty dusty Pro-Football-Reference.

D’Andre Swift

The Trends:

Snap share of 33.1%

4 targets per game

8th in receiving yards among RBs

The Takes:

Heads will soon roll. Don’t…


Written by Timothy Lewis (@TrendsAndTakes)

The third week of the 2020 NFL season has come and gone. In other words, we have a three-game sample size to spot trends and develop takeaways. Welcome to season four of this column! If you’re not familiar, I use this time to identify the patterns that track sometimes obvious, sometimes under-the-radar, fantasy football assets. This year I will be offering additional Buy/Sell/Drop/Hold criteria. Statistics are courtesy of advanced analytics goldmine, PlayerProfiler, and trusty dusty Pro-Football-Reference.

Jonnu Smith

The Trends:

Averaging 6.6 targets per game

Playing over 80% of offensive snaps

Titans averaging 37.5 pass attempts per game (Last…


Written by Timothy E. Lewis (@TrendsAndTakes) — August 19th, 2020

Training camp news pours in. Drafts will soon be upon us. The running back position is of notorious value in fantasy football (and debatable value in actual football). Below are a collection of RBs outside the top-20 that I believe have a high probability of exceeding their ADP. All ADPs are courtesy of Fantasy Pros.

Darrell Henderson (RB 45)

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I still believe. And in this unpredictable offseason, we should grasp at what is most projectable. For me, that’s continuity. …


By Timothy Lewis (@TrendsAndTakes) —June 12th, 2020

There are no bad players in the NFL — only those misevaluated. Our responsibility as fantasy football general managers is to determine what players are more valuable than the market indicates. Sometimes, we manage this by noticing patterns of emotional or logically fallacious reasoning. Other times, we dig deeper and find enlightening explanations. Then, there is perhaps the most valuable skill in the industry: A finely tuned bullshit-meter that filters out unreliable sources, generic coach speak, and narratives with little basis.

Whatever our methodology, we can agree that there is value at every…

Timothy Lewis

Twitter: @TimothyELewis … Co-Founder of Scraptitude and PubSquare Media … Trust The Process!

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