Running Back and Wide Receiver Gold Mining – Week 2

September 17, 2015
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(This article was first published on Fantasy Football Analytics » R | Fantasy Football Analytics, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

The graphs below summarize the projections from a variety of sources. This week’s summary includes projections from: CBS: CBS Average, Yahoo Sports, NFL, NumberFire, FantasySharks, ESPN, FFToday and FantasyFootballNerd. The data for this article was collected on 09/16/15. For more details on WR gold mining and how to interpret the graphs above, see Chad’s post explaining gold mining.

Standard Scoring League Running Back Roundup

From the graph below notice that:

  • Rashad Jennings, Doug Martin, Darren Sproles, Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason are the five players with the largest upside (as measured from their (pseudo)medians). For these players, some projections are placing much higher valuations than others. If you are projected to lose this week by quite a few points and are looking for a risky play that may tip the balance in your favor, these are players to consider.
  • DeMarco Murray, Doug Martin, Darren Sproles, Denard Robinson and James Starks are the players with the smallest downside, which suggests that while their median projection might not be great, there is less uncertainty concerning how poorly they may perform. So, if you are likely to win by a lot and want to reduce your downside risk, these players may deserve extra attention.
  • On the other hand, Tevin Coleman, Benny Cunningham, Dion Lewis, Tre Mason and David Johnson are the five players with the largest downside this week. If you are planning on starting them, it may be prudent to investigate why some projections have such low expectations for these players.
  • w2RBSTD

Point-per-Reception League Running Back Roundup

From the graph below notice that:

  • Rashad Jennings, Doug Martin, Benny Cunningham, Darren Sproles and Tre Mason are the five players with the largest upside (as measured from their (pseudo)medians). For these players, some projections are placing much higher valuations than others. If you are projected to lose this week by quite a few points and are looking for a risky play that may tip the balance in your favor, these are players to consider.
  • Jamaal Charles, DeMarco Murray, Alfred Blue, Darren Sproles and Denard Robinson are the players with the smallest downside, which suggests that while their median projection might not be great, there is less uncertainty concerning how poorly they may perform. So, if you are likely to win by a lot and want to reduce your downside risk, these players may deserve extra attention.
  • On the other hand, Tevin Coleman, Benny Cunningham, Dion Lewis, David Johnson and Tre Mason are the five players with the largest downside this week. If you are planning on starting them, it may be prudent to investigate why some projections have such low expectations for these players.

w2RBPPR

Standard Scoring League Wide Receiver Roundup

From the graph below notice that:

  • Amari Cooper, Allen Robinson, Larry Fitzgerald, Marques Colston and Eddie Royal are the five players with the largest upside (as measured from their (pseudo)medians). For these players, some projections are placing much higher valuations than others. If you are projected to lose this week by quite a few points and are looking for a risky play that may tip the balance in your favor, these are players to consider.
  • T.Y. Hilton, Jeremy Maclin, Brandon Marshall, Mike Wallace and Eric Decker are the players with the smallest downside, which suggests that while their median projection might not be great, there is less uncertainty concerning how poorly they may perform. So, if you are likely to win by a lot and want to reduce your downside risk, these players may deserve extra attention.
  • On the other hand, DeSean Jackson, Charles Johnson, Malcom Floyd, Michael Floyd and Steve Johnson are the five players with the largest downside this week. If you are planning on starting them, it may be prudent to investigate why some projections have such low expectations for these players.

w2WRSTD

Point-per-Recption League Wide Receiver Roundup

From the graph below notice that:

  • Allen Robinson, Larry Fitzgerald, Marques Colston, Charles Johnson and Eddie Royal are the five players with the largest upside (as measured from their (pseudo)medians). For these players, some projections are placing much higher valuations than others. If you are projected to lose this week by quite a few points and are looking for a risky play that may tip the balance in your favor, these are players to consider.
  • Brandin Cooks, Allen Robinson, Vincent Jackson, Kenny Stills and Brandon Coleman are the players with the smallest downside, which suggests that while their median projection might not be great, there is less uncertainty concerning how poorly they may perform. So, if you are likely to win by a lot and want to reduce your downside risk, these players may deserve extra attention.
  • On the other hand, Amari Cooper, Charles Johnson, Michael Floyd, Steve Johnson and Harry Douglas are the five players with the largest downside this week. If you are planning on starting them, it may be prudent to investigate why some projections have such low expectations for these players.

w2WRPPR

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