Fantasy Football Writers

Alex McCarthy

Alex McCarthy

Alex has become a hard core Diehard fantasy football dynasty player after discovering the format a few years into his fantasy career. His articles and dynasty rankings are well thought out and very detailed. Enjoy the man who isn't afraid to wear a crown - at least on the internet!

Crisis & Opportunity Week One 2017

(9/13/2017)
If our dearly departed Lord Petyr Baelish taught us anything, it’s that chaos is a ladder. A lack of constancy, he would argue, is life’s only true constant- and most fantasy football managers would agree when it comes to the game they love. If the NFL teaches us anything year-after-year, it’s tha Full Story

Upside Hunting RB Draft Day Bargains

(8/25/2017)
ADP= Average Draft Position ECR= Expert Consensus Rank MBO= My Biased Opinion Jordan Howard ADP: RB8 ECR: RB8 MBO: RB4 Why He’s Being Doubted: 1. His athletic measurables are unspectacular and he doesn’t have breakaway speed. 2. He will likely be facing stacked boxes due to a la Full Story

Upside Hunting QB and TE Draft Day Bargains

(8/25/2017)
ADP= Average Draft Position ECR= Expert Consensus Rank MBO= My Biased Opinion Disclaimer: The VORP statistics referenced in the Aaron Rodgers and Rob Gronkowski sections below can be misleading if applied or interpreted incorrectly. VORP analysis does not take into account age or any factor ot Full Story

Upside Hunting WR Draft Day Bargains

(8/25/2017)
To get the most bang for your buck in a dynasty startup, you want to target players whose potential value is higher than their current price. Since I tend to avoid rookies, my favorite way to find these bargains is to look for players who have “red flags” that I feel have been unfairly applied and Full Story

Be Like Belichick Exploiting Market Bias Part One

(8/7/2017)
Respect Your Elders While we can use expert rankings and ADP data to try and establish “market value” for players, at the end of the day every league (and therefore every trade market) is different. By identifying the bias within yours you can target undervalued players and gain a distinct compe Full Story

Be Like Belichick Exploiting Market Bias Part Two

(8/7/2017)
The Young and The Restless While we can use expert rankings and ADP data to try and establish “market value” for players, at the end of the day every league (and therefore every trade market) is different. By identifying the bias within yours you can target undervalued players and gain a distinct Full Story

Expecting the Unexpected Lessons from the 2016 Fantasy Football Season

(5/31/2017)
For as much time as enthusiasts invest in fantasy football, you would think that we could predict player performance with near certainty. Every year we obsess over analysis and repeat subjective narratives until we convince ourselves that they’re fact, and every year so many of those narratives pro Full Story

Running Backs in Dynasty Football Stashing Sleepers and the Paradox of Value

(5/15/2017)
Simple Economics The conventional wisdom is that dynasty fantasy football is all about wide receivers. They have relatively long careers, they are less prone to injury than running backs, and the NFL itself is becoming more pass-happy every day. You can spend a lot of capital on a young stud WR, Full Story

The Good The Bad and the Boring Rookie Tight Ends Edition

(5/9/2017)
The Good, The Bad, and the Boring: Rookie Tight Ends Edition Every fantasy football prospect has their proponents and their detractors. If you want to hear exactly how and why a given player will become the next dominant force at their position, odds are you can find an analyst to tell you. Con Full Story

The Good The Bad and the Boring Rookie Quarterbacks Edition

(5/8/2017)
Every fantasy football prospect has their proponents and their detractors. If you want to hear exactly how and why a given player will become the next dominant force at their position, odds are you can find an analyst to tell you. Conversely, in most cases you can find an equally credible and ferv Full Story

The Good The Bad and the Boring Rookie Running Backs Edition

(5/6/2017)
Every fantasy football prospect has their proponents and their detractors. If you want to hear exactly how and why a given player will become the next dominant force at their position, odds are you can find an analyst to tell you. Conversely, in most cases you can find an equally credible and ferv Full Story

The Good The Bad and the Boring Rookie Wide Receivers Edition

(5/4/2017)
Every fantasy football prospect has their proponents and their detractors. If you want to hear exactly how and why a given player will become the next dominant force at their position, odds are you can find an analyst to tell you. Conversely, in most cases you can find an equally credible and ferv Full Story

Old Dogs and New Tricks

(4/27/2017)
The Fantasy Football Significance of the Marshawn Lynch and Adrian Peterson Signings With the recent signings of Adrian Peterson to the Saints and Marshawn Lynch to the Raiders, fantasy football managers who bought low on either have been breaking their arms patting themselves on the back. But i Full Story

2017 Head Coaching Changes & How They Affect Your Dynasty Team

(4/24/2017)
It has been a few months since most coaching changes were made in the NFL, and fan bases have had time to digest the new hires- and more importantly, so have fantasy football enthusiasts. But how, you ask, do these hirings affect my dynasty team specifically? Is the impact of a particular move mor Full Story

Fantasy Football Dynasty 101 Rookie Draft and Player Development

(4/12/2017)
So you’ve finished your startup draft (hopefully with the aid of my Ten Draft Commandments- http://www.footballdiehards.com/fantasy-football-columns/html/dynasty-101-transitioning-from-redraft-to-the-one-true-format.cfm). Now your leaguemates are telling you that it’s time for another draft, this t Full Story

Fantasy Football Fake News RBs and the Myth of the Athletic Glass Ceiling

(4/5/2017)
The media, as we all know, is overrun with fake news. It’s a huge problem- HUGE. This being the case, why should our sports media (or more specifically, our fantasy football media) be any different? The answer, of course, is that it’s not. Sports media is as susceptible as any other sort to grou Full Story

Dynasty 101 Transitioning from Redraft to the One True Format

(3/30/2017)
If you’re reading this, you’re not completely new to fantasy football. You’ve played the classic, traditional format also known as redraft, and you enjoyed it enough that you’ve decided to try out a more complex, involved, and (in my opinion) infinitely more entertaining format- dynasty. You’ve al Full Story