Fantasy Football Wizard’s Methodology


The Fantasy Football Wizard implements a data-driven strategy that is unlike any other fantasy site. Check out our one-of-a-kind fantasy football draft kit. What makes us different?
1. Incorporate favorable playoff matchups based on your league's custom settings
We bump up a player’s draft ranking if he has great playoff matchups. For example, if your league’s playoffs run from week 14 to 16, then you’ll love Atlanta offensive players! Why? They have three of the easiest matchups in the league during these weeks: 14-Saints, 15-Bucs, 16-Saints. We put increased weight on these favorable matchups because that’s when you play for $$$.
2. Inporporate favorable early-season matchups
Players get injured or traded throughout the year. Over the last two seasons, top-20 drafted RB’s and TE’s only started 11 of 16 games while QB’s and WR’s started 14 of 16 games. We skew our rankings towards more favorable early-week matchups, especially for RB’s and TE’s, since they are less likely to be on your team later in the season. Bottom line: get the players with the good matchups early-on.
3. Complementary QB and DEF combos that give you a favorable matchup every week of the season
Most leagues only have one QB/DEF slot. So, what do you do when your top QB/DEF has a bye or really bad matchup? Strategically draft your second QB/DEF to have great matchups when your first QB/DEF has bad ones!

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