Will Scheib

Busting Common Myths Vol. 2: Ty Montgomery Can't Handle a Bell Cow Workload

Will Scheib Sep 15th 12:02 PM EDT. Edited 12:03 PM.

One of my fondest childhood memories is watching the show MythBusters. On it, 5 expert scientists come together to test common myths such as the spinning bullet myth, the myth that falling on water from a significant height hurts worse than falling on concrete from the same height, and many others for truth.

In the spirit of this show, I am starting a series of pieces testing common fantasy football beliefs for accuracy. Remember, in this series, we don't just tell the myths, we put them to the test!

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The Streamer's Guide to DSTs: Week 1

Will Scheib Sep 6th 12:42 AM EDT. Edited 12:57 PM.

The Streamer's Guide is a series meant to help those of you who want to stream quarterbacks, tight ends, and/or defenses for some (or all) of the season. Streaming is the process of picking up and starting a player each week who is normally not a starting-caliber (or even roster-caliber) option at their position but who has a good matchup that week. This strategy, if played right, can net you the same amount of points as a mid-tier starter at any of the above positions. It is mainly used if you punted the QB/TE/DST position in the draft, your starter at any of those positions gets hurt, or you drafted Andrew Luck. Ready to get started? Let's hop right in!

For streaming defenses, I look at three things: the quality of opposing team's offense, the Vegas spread, and whether the team is at home. The reasons for the quality of the opposing offense and whether they play at home are pretty obvious, but the reason for the spread may not be. I look at the spread because it is a general rule that favored teams score more defensive points. For this week, I came up with 3 units who might be worth a look in 10 or 12 team leagues.

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The Streamer's Guide to TEs: Week 1

Will Scheib Sep 6th 12:08 AM EDT. Edited 12:57 PM.

The Streamer's Guide is a series meant to help those of you who want to stream quarterbacks, tight ends, and/or defenses for some (or all) of the season. Streaming is the process of picking up and starting a player each week who is normally not a starting-caliber (or even roster-caliber) option at their position but who has a good matchup that week. This strategy, if played right, can net you the same amount of points as a mid-tier starter at any of the above positions. It is mainly used if you punted the QB position in the draft, your starting QB gets hurt, or you drafted Andrew Luck. Ready to get started? Let's hop right in!

For streaming tight ends, I look at two things: whether the team is at home, and the projected score of the game. The reason for whether they play at home is pretty obvious, but the reason for the projected score may not be. I look at the projected score because most of the time when a team gets into the red zone, the tight end is an important weapon. Teams who score more are more likely to be in the red zone often. For this week, I came up with 3 guys who might be worth a look in 10 or 12 team leagues.

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The Streamer's Guide to QBs: Week 1

Will Scheib Sep 4th 11:39 PM EDT. Edited 12:56 PM.

The Streamer's Guide is a series meant to help those of you who want to stream quarterbacks, tight ends, and/or defenses for some (or all) of the season. Streaming is the process of picking up and starting a player each week who is normally not a starting-caliber (or even roster-caliber) option at their position but who has a good matchup that week. This strategy, if played right, can net you the same amount of points as a mid-tier starter at any of the above positions. It is mainly used if you punted the QB/TE/DST position in the draft, your starter at any of those positions gets hurt, or you drafted Andrew Luck. Ready to get started? Let's hop right in!

For streaming quarterbacks, I look at three things: the caliber of the opposing team's secondary, whether the team is at home, and the projected score differential based on the Las Vegas odds. The reasons for the secondary and whether they play at home are pretty obvious, but the reason for the Vegas odds may not be. I look at the Vegas odds because most of the time, the game script will be favorable to the QB when their team is losing. For this week, I came up with 3 guys who might be worth a look in 10 or 12 team leagues.

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Jonathan Williams' Potential Landing Spots and Their Fantasy Impact

Will Scheib Sep 3rd 7:27 PM EDT. Edited 7:27 PM.

It was recently made public that Jonathan Williams, who seemed to be slated for the backup role behind Bills RB LeSean McCoy, has been released. He was also a popular pick for a high-upside bench stash. In this article, we will explore some possible destinations for Williams as well as whether he is worth a roster spot in each scenario.

1. New York Jets

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Busting Common Myths Vol. 1: Tyreek Hill is Just a Gadget Player

Will Scheib Jul 31st 12:54 AM EDT. Edited 12:32 PM.

One of my fondest childhood memories is watching the show MythBusters. On it, 5 expert scientists come together to test common myths such as the spinning bullet myth, the myth that falling on water from a significant height hurts worse than falling on concrete from the same height, and many others for truth.

In the spirit of this show, I am starting a series of pieces testing common fantasy football beliefs for accuracy. Remember, in this series, we don't just tell the myths, we put them to the test!

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