Pat Fitzmaurice

Pat Fitzmaurice is TFG's lead fantasy expert. He welcomes questions from readers in the comment section below, at fitzallsizes@gmail.com or via Twitter at @Fitz_FF.

Fitz on Fantasy: QBs and RBs to Dodge When Drafting

The running joke is that fantasy football is easy when you pick the right players. But I think fantasy drafts are less about trying to pick the right players than trying to avoid the wrong players. Matt Kelley of PlayerProfiler.com used a golf analogy to express this  this week: You don’t have to knock down pins with every pick. You j...

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Fitz on Fantasy: The WRs and TEs You Need to Target

Yesterday I discussed some of the in this year’s fantasy drafts. Let’s move on to the wide receivers and tight ends. Cost matters, obviously, which is why this isn’t just a list of top players. You don’t need me to tell you that Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski are good. This is about guys I especially like ...

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Fitz on Fantasy: The QBs and RBs You Need To Target

Fantasy drafts are market-driven affairs. You can’t win your league on draft day, but you can get yourself on the right path by understanding the market and getting good value with your picks. Based on ADP information provided by FantasyPros.com – and for the uninitiated, “ADP” means average draft position ...

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Fitz on Fantasy: Which Draft Spot is Best This Season?

Some buddies and I draw for draft order in our 14-team league the first weekend of August. We do it at a bar in a hotel-casino in northern Wisconsin during an annual golf weekend. The draw takes up a few minutes of our Friday night but sparks hours of conversation afterward. Last year I drew the No. 2 pick and asked the friend who had dr...

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⚽️ How to Run a Proper FIFA World Cup Pool

Eight months after the Night of Three Horrors, American soccer fans are still coming to grips with the U.S. Men’s National Team’s absence from the World Cup. If you’re reading this, you probably know how it happened, and another recap of that ghastly October night will feel like cayenne pepper in an open wound, so please skip ahead...

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Fitz on Fantasy: 2018 Player Rankings Explained

Fantasy football market behavior is fascinating, so this is a fun time of year even though it’s a dead zone on the NFL calendar. With the NFL Draft over, fantasy writers are posting their first sets of rankings, and more and more people are jumping into best-ball drafts, establishing the 2018 market. Since my own ...

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Fitz on Fantasy: Complete 2018 Fantasy Football Rankings

We’ve begun the march toward the 2018 fantasy draft season, and many of you are already drafting in best-ball leagues, so hopefully these rankings will help you with draft prep. (NOTE: Please disregard the posting date. I’m able to update the rankings without reposting them, and I’m updating them daily, so these will not...

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Fitz on Fantasy: 2018 Fantasy Football Mega Pre-Draft Rankings

We promised to update these rankings as news warranted. Since our last update Dez Bryant has been cut, as has C.J. Anderson, Cam Meredith signed with the Saints and let’s not forget about the Texans’ monster QB free agent signing – Brandon Weeden. This deep list includes a bevy of remaining free agents, many of whom will remain unsigned, though it...

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Fitz on Fantasy: Updated Rankings After Free Agency Begins

Ed. Note: Last month, TFG fantasy expert Pat Fitmaurice produced perhaps the most ever seen in the aftermath of the Super Bowl. Of course free agency reared its frenzied head and so much has changed since. Here is the latest version with more updates to come. QUARTERBACKS 1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers 2. Russell Wilson, Seahawks 3. Tom Bra...

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