Running Back and Wide Receiver Gold Mining – Week 3

September 23, 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, FOX Sports, NumberFire, FantasySharks, ESPN and FantasyFootballNerd. The data for this article was collected on 09/23/15. 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:

  • Eddie Lacy, Matt Forte, James Starks, David Johnson and Alfred Blue 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.
  • Latavius Murray, Carlos Hyde, Alfred Morris, Danny Woodhead and Darren Sproles 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, Joseph Randle, James Starks, Chris Polk, Duke Johnson and Benny Cunningham 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.

w3RBSTD

Point-per-Reception League Running Back Roundup

From the graph below notice that:

  • Matt Forte, Eddie Lacy, James Starks, David Johnson and Alfred Blue 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.
  • Latavius Murray, Carlos Hyde, Alfred Morris, LeGarrette Blount and Alfred Blue 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, James Starks, Chris Polk, Duke Johnson, Josh Robinson and Benny Cunningham 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.

w3RBPPR

Standard Scoring League Wide Receiver Roundup

From the graph below notice that:

  • Mike Evans, Eric Decker, Mike Wallace, Markus Wheaton and Michael Floyd 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.
  • Jeremy Maclin, Amari Cooper, James Jones, Sammy Watkins and Jermaine Kearse 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, Terrance Williams, Doug Baldwin, Steve Johnson, Leonard Hankerson and Allen Hurns 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.

w3WRSTD

Point-per-Reception League Wide Receiver Roundup

From the graph below notice that:

  • Mike Evans, Eric Decker, Terrance Williams, Mike Wallace and Markus Wheaton 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.
  • Keenan Allen, Amari Cooper, Anquan Boldin, James Jones and Jermaine Kearse 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, Odell Beckham, Brandin Cooks, Terrance Williams, Donte Moncrief and Leonard Hankerson 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.

w3WRPPR

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