Fantasy Football Writers

Evan Tarracciano

Evan Tarracciano

Crystal Ball Week 7 2017

(10/16/2017)
One of the biggest decisions that Fantasy Football owners need to debate each week is weighing the floor versus ceiling of their players, and adjusting accordingly to set the optimal lineup. Starting players with high floors and low upsides on a consistent basis will decrease the overall volatility Full Story

Crystal Ball Week 6 2017

(10/11/2017)
Growing up in New York with a father who loved sports, I was indoctrinated to be a Giants fan from the very beginning. Some of my earliest memories of watching football came as the team captured championships in 1987 and 1991 during the Bill Parcells era, and celebrating with my family as “Big Blue” Full Story

Crystal Ball Week 5 2017

(10/4/2017)
One of the biggest keys to being a successful Fantasy Football owner is the ability to be adaptable, especially when dealing with injuries and bye weeks in the middle of the season. Having the ability to draw from a deep bench in times where lesser managers would fold under pressure separates playof Full Story

Crystal Ball Week 4 2017

(9/27/2017)
Desolate. A barren wasteland. Void of life or hope. At first glance you may think that I was referring to the Sahara, but in reality I’m glancing through the tight end position through the first three weeks of the Fantasy football season. In most magazines, articles and websites, owners Full Story

Crystal Ball Week 2 2017

(9/20/2017)
One of the more frustrating things to deal with as a Fantasy Football owner is injuries. Though there are methods to minimize the amount of damage they cause through handcuffing and selecting upside backups, ultimately they can derail and cripple a team. This season has started off with a flurry of Full Story

Crystal Ball Week 1 2017

(9/13/2017)
Draft day and Christmas are my two favorite days of the entire year. Each one carries an immense amount of anticipation, a culmination leading to meeting friends and family and the added bonus of a gift or two. Players, in a strange way, are akin to presents – you can’t wait to check them out, espec Full Story

crystal ball week 17 2016

(12/29/2016)
With Week 16 officially in the books, the vast majority of Fantasy Football leagues have crowned a champion, and have now begun their long hibernation until August of 2017. The more hardcore crowd (which I’m sure involves all of our subscribers, after all we aren’t called “Football Diehards” for not Full Story

crystal ball week 16 2016

(12/21/2016)
Ever been approached by a friend and they start off the conversation “I have good news and bad news, which one do you want to hear first”? That same approach can be applied to this column for my readers. The good news? You made it to the championship! After all of the hours of prep work, solid dr Full Story

crystal ball week 15 2016

(12/15/2016)
Letdown. Disappointment. Heartache. Infuriating. Those were a few words which aptly summed up the first week of the Fantasy Football playoffs for many owners, and with good reason – a number of superstars fell woefully short of their projections, causing teams to face a quick hook. Of the top Full Story

crystal ball week 13 2016

(11/30/2016)
For the majority of standard-format leagues, Week 13 represents the final matchup of the regular season prior to the playoffs starting. Hopefully all of my thoughts and advice on players has been beneficial to our readers! This week’s options on the waiver wire were pretty thin compared to those in Full Story

crystal ball week 12 2016

(11/23/2016)
Now that a few days have passed after the conclusion of the injury-riddled mess that was Week 11, owners have had time to digest how their team’s future looks. In retrospect that was certainly one of the worst weeks that I can recall from the medical standpoint. It wasn’t just the volume of players Full Story

crystal ball week 11 2016

(11/16/2016)
Since most leagues use Week 14 or 15 as the start of the playoffs, we have officially entered the “home stretch” of the Fantasy Football year. Owners who participate in redraft leagues need to finalize the back half of their roster with upside players or handcuffs, if they remain on the wire. Recent Full Story

crystal ball week 9 2016

(11/3/2016)
As you’ll see below in my waiver-wire choices section, Week 9 promises to be a very interesting one, as several unheralded and unknown players will come into a sharp boost of playing time, due to starters in front of them sustaining injuries. While not many names will have a long-term impact, owners Full Story

crystal ball week 8 2016

(10/27/2016)
During my weekly appearance with Bob Harris and Mike Dempsey on the Football Diehards “7 and 7” segment, I was asked to create a team name that describes the 2016 Fantasy Football season so far. I had plenty of options come to my mind right away, such as “Why did I take a chance on Adrian Peterson” Full Story

crystal ball week 7 2016

(10/20/2016)
Typically, by the end of Week 6 in the Fantasy Football season owners have a pretty good idea if they are fielding a competitive enough team to vie for a playoff spot. This isn’t to suggest that savvy moves and smart trades can’t vault a team into contention that initially struggled, far from it. Be Full Story

crystal ball week 6 2016

(10/13/2016)
Where has the time gone and how have we already arrived at the beginning of Week 6 in the Fantasy Football season? As owners we are forced to wait for what seems to be an eternity each year for meaningful games to finally begin, but once the season arrives it is gone at the drop of a hat. Enjoy it w Full Story

crystal ball week 5 2016

(10/5/2016)
Hello and welcome to the second installment of the Roto Wizard’s Crystal Ball! Each week I review several hot topic issues which I’ve received inquiries about on Twitter, and provide my thoughts. Week Four of the NFL season wasn’t quite as catastrophic from an injury perspective, but there is plenty Full Story

FootballDiehards Weekly Facebook Chat Recap week 4 2016

(9/28/2016)
Each Tuesday evening, I host a question & answer video chat over on the Football Diehards Facebook page where I review the past week’s action and provide input on submissions that I’ve received. In case you aren’t already following the page, I’d highly recommend checking it out here: https://www. Full Story

Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings Getting prepared and initial thoughts

(6/15/2016)
Akin to the current trend of leagues adopting “PPR” as the preferred format for Fantasy Football, leagues are also trending towards adopting the dynasty/keeper aspect more frequently as well. The appeal (after all), is obvious – it rewards owners for selecting players during their draft who outperfo Full Story

fantasy football rankings and notes

(6/15/2016)
One of the mantras of Football Diehards is that it is ALWAYS Fantasy Football season. Between free agent signings, the NFL Draft and trades which have occurred during the offseason, there is always plenty of news which is changing the landscape. Since I began writing Fantasy content back in 2010, Full Story

2016 NFL Rookie Fantasy Football Review

(5/3/2016)
While the 2016 NFL Draft wasnt a particularly exciting one from a Fantasy Football perspective due to its defensive-heavy talent pool, several names were selected which will have an impact upon this upcoming season. Below are my personal rankings for offensive rookies, broken down by position. It is Full Story

The Dak attack is on! Senior Bowl 2016 review

(1/31/2016)
The Senior Bowl provides an opportunity for the top college football players in the country to showcase their talent in front of NFL scouts and head personnel. Considered by many to be an integral part of a players stock value entering the Draft, the Senior Bowl is one of the most-watched games at t Full Story