Author Archives: Mike Holder

Father, Husband, Bear fan, Dynasty & Analytics Writer for @DFF_Dynasty. #DFFArmy #DynastyFootball. You can find me on Twitter @DFF_Mike2.

Best Ball Newbie Perspective Part 2 January 29, 2020

Good to see you all back! For those of you who haven’t yet read my first installment, check it out here. In this installment, I’ll try to shed some light on which of my specific roster builds did the best and worst. Finally, we will close with some o...

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Best Ball Newbie Perspective: Part 1 January 15, 2020

Fantasy football without the grind of setting a bunch of lineups? That has to be the dream. This past offseason I decided to try some paid best ball contests to see if I could make myself a more well-rounded fantasy player. At DFF, we believe that every a...

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NFC North Nuggets Week 15 December 20, 2019

Every week this series will attempt to bring clarity to the goings-on, both on and off the field within each NFL Division so that dynasty owners can make championship level decisions based on our actionable information. Our writers will be digging through...

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NFC North Factory Divisional Nuggets: Week 13 December 4, 2019

Every week this series will attempt to bring clarity to the goings-on, both on and off the field within each NFL Division so that dynasty owners can make championship level decisions based on our actionable information. Our writers will be digging through...

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Dynasty League Owner Experience Boosters! November 29, 2019

As a commissioner and as an active member of many leagues, I’m going to go over what I feel to be the most common league settings that get people up in arms. I’ll also show you how the bylaws/structure of your leagues can be tailored towards fairness ...

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NFC North Factory Divisional Nuggets: Week 11 November 23, 2019

Every week this series will attempt to bring clarity to the goings-on, both on and off the field within each NFL Division so that dynasty owners can make championship level decisions based on our actionable information. Our writers will be digging through...

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NFC North Divisional Nuggets: Week 7 October 25, 2019

Jace Sternberger (TE) The promising rookie looks to be set for a return from IR soon, as he is back at practice. I wouldn’t look for him to take the starting role from Jimmy Graham any time in the near future, but if you need a nice flier at the positi...

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NFC North Divisional Nuggets: Week 5 October 11, 2019

Geronimo Allison (WR-GB) It’s very clear that Allison is the team's third-best option when Adams and MVS are both healthy, but if he finds a way to produce before Adams can come back from injury you’ll want to act fast in selling him. He’s only com...

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Divisional Nuggets: NFC North Week 3 Update September 26, 2019

Allen Robinson, WRHe’s the best option in the passing game. Trubisky stares him down on plenty of plays. He’s averaging nine targets per game, good for 26.5% target share. Nobody else on the team is above 20%. Taylor Gabriel is outscoring Robinson for...

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No Mason Around: Rudolph takes over for the injured Big Ben September 17, 2019

With news of Ben Roethlisberger being done for the season with an elbow injury, likely requiring Tommy John surgery how does that affect the Steelers fantasy assets. Before we go into what this means for young Mason Rudolph, we are best served to look at ...

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Factory Divisional Nuggets: NFC North September 12, 2019

Every week this series will attempt to bring clarity to the goings-on, both on and off the field within each NFL Division so that dynasty owners can make championship level decisions based on our actionable information. Our writers will be digging through...

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My DFF Redraft Squad Review September 5, 2019

I was humbled when I was asked to participate in the DFF Redraft Championship. I must have endeared myself to them with my proclivity for win-now squads in dynasty. I’ve never written about a redraft team or league before, so be gentle. Here goes nothin...

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Factory Divisional Nuggets: NFC North August 29, 2019

Introducing Factory Divisional Nuggets. We break down every division to give you the takes you need. Who will boom and who will bust? Are there values to be found? All that and more. This week the article will be a bit more long-form than your typical bi-...

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Michael Thomas Extension August 12, 2019

Michael Thomas’ contract has been reported for a few days, but the salary cap information for Michael Thomas’ contract extension is publicly available now. If you read some of my other pieces on player contracts like Kyle Rudolph or Tyler Boyd, you kn...

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Tyler Boyd Contract: Fake extension or legit? July 26, 2019

One of my favorite buy-lows from last season got himself some new PAPER this offseason, signing a four year, $43m extension per Adam Shefter.Bengals are signing WR Tyler Boyd to a four-year, $43 million extension, league sources tell ESPN. Boyd now will b...

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Win-Now is Not a Dirty Word July 24, 2019

We enter as a young boy talks with his (dynasty fantasy football) friends. His friends are scolding him for only playing with toys that are “so last year”. The young boy says to his friends, “I love these toys, they are fun to bring out and play wit...

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Using VBD to Determine Your Chances of Contention July 18, 2019

Sometimes in dynasty fantasy football, it can be hard to know if your roster is worthy of a championship run or not. There are stacked teams, but this is a high variance game that we so love, so even the stacked teams find ways not to win sometimes. Today...

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Kyle Rudolph Contract Extension June 22, 2019

Kyle RudolphIt’s important that we note the contract he had before. For those who don’t spend a lot of time on Spotrac, he had a $7.625m cap hit with zero dead cap (money still counting towards the team’s cap for the year). Virtually any time a play...

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How much does Tight End Premium scoring matter? June 17, 2019

Earlier this offseason, I wrote this article about how to apply the concept of VBD to compare league formats. I didn’t look at this concept in the article, but I looked at something remarkably similar. I looked at the difference between a particularly ...

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Trading: Who, What, When, Where, and Why? June 15, 2019

If you are reading this article, you probably like to trade. It doesn’t take an avid mentalist to propose that thought, though. The vast majority of dynasty football players love to trade. This is understandable because of how crucial trading is to capt...

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