Archive: fantasy football

Weekly Daily Dose: Week 2

13th of September, 2013

How about that Pryor kid? That is the kind of lottery ticket you target in daily play. He was one of the least expensive options with a great matchup and he came through. He certainly helped me out quite a bit. Though, not all of my calls worked out quite as well. Thompkins? Sudfeld? For […]

Recappin’ Dat Ass: Week 1

11th of September, 2013

Recappin’ Dat Ass is a weekly article that gives you a recap of some of the major stories in the NFL. In a vein attempt to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions in subsequent weeks, I will look at specific players and situations that are especially pressing for fantasy owners. […]

Staff Composite Rankings: Start of Season Update

6th of September, 2013

The Late Round Quarterback staff put together their composite rankings for the 2013 season. The following rankings are based on standard scoring in redraft leagues, where each rushing and receiving touchdown is worth six points and passing touchdowns are worth 4 points. One point is rewarded for every 10 rushing and receiving yards and 25 […]

Recency Effect: The Fight Against “What have you done for me lately?”

23rd of April, 2013

I’m cynical. I’m not a person who is especially optimistic, and I have trouble believing that good news is actually good. I usually find myself asking, “What’s the catch?” While this isn’t something that I’m necessarily proud of, I think it serves a purpose when I’m making decisions in fantasy football. It can save me […]

2013 March Assumption Draft: Rounds 1 & 2 Recap

6th of March, 2013

The 2013 Assumption Draft, brainchild of founder JJ Zachariason, brought a bunch of us fantasy aficionados/geeks/whizzes together to partake in a little offseason mocking. For a complete breakdown of how the assumption draft works, click here. For a quick explanation, keep reading this sentence: We assigned notable rookies and free agents to teams (that’s […]

Top 100 for 2013: February Edition

18th of February, 2013

The rankings below reflect standard scoring redraft leagues where the league consists of 10-14 teams. They’ll be updated each month up until the season begins. The reason for lower quarterback and tight end ranks, clearly, is because the list attempts to tackle the issue of value. Because the quarterback position is so deep, for instance, […]

Questioning the Status Quo: Life Lessons Transplanted into Fantasy Football

6th of February, 2013

 One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything is fine today, that is our illusion. -Volitaire The nature of fantasy football lends itself to a unique relationship between the average Joe Schmo Fantasy Footballer and an analyst who studies the fake sport for a living. While the masses each play the same game […]

Week 13 By the Numbers

4th of December, 2012

I find it interesting when folks on Twitter and the ones who frequent this website are surprised that I point out every mistake in drafting a quarterback early. “Ok, ok,” says Twitter follower Thomas. “We get it. Draft your quarterbacks late.” The problem, Thomas, is that “we” is only a selection of people. There are […]

Week 11 By the Numbers

20th of November, 2012

In Week 10, Matt Schaub failed to reach the century mark in the passing yards category. Just a week later, Schaub surpassed five centuries worth of passing yardage. I’d be surprised to find a more dramatic swing from one week to the next at the quarterback position. In one game, Schaub raised his average yards […]

Four Questions to Ask Before You Select a Keeper

10th of November, 2012

You’ve developed a relationship with plenty of NFL players over the years through fantasy football. Deny it all you want, but I can guarantee you there’s someone on your team, right now, that you’d take a bullet for. You drafted Jamaal Charles in 2009. And since then, you’ve had dinners together, saw a couple of […]