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The Decade's Most Consistent Fantasy Tight Ends

Matt Waldman - July 22, 2017

A list of the most consistently high-performing fantasy tight ends since 2007 and its 2017 implications.

The Gut Check No. 404: How to Use The News

Matt Waldman - July 19, 2017

Do you use the news, or does it use you? Matt Waldman shares his approach to analyzing football news with fantasy implications.

The Gut Check No. 403: Terror in the Aisles

Matt Waldman - July 12, 2017

Matt Waldman shares 10 players whose 2017 prospects could be familiar horror stories.

The Decade's Most Consistent Fantasy Wide Receivers

Matt Waldman - July 7, 2017

A list of the most consistently high-performing fantasy wide receivers since 2007 and its 2017 implications.

The Gut Check No. 402: Going Down With The Ship

Matt Waldman - July 4, 2017

Matt Waldman shares 10 fantasy favorites that will be on his ship's manifest as he embarks on the 2017 season.  

The Gut Check No. 401: TE Production Shares, ADP, and Consistency

Matt Waldman - June 26, 2017

Matt Waldman examines tight ends that quarterbacks lean on in the passing game, including the return of his consistency data. 

The Decade's Most Consistent Fantasy Running Backs

Matt Waldman - June 21, 2017

A list of the most consistently high-performing fantasy running backs since 2007 and its 2017 implications.

The Gut Check No. 400: WR Production Shares, ADP, and Consistency

Matt Waldman - June 20, 2017

Matt Waldman examines wide receivers that quarterbacks lean on in the passing game, including the return of his consistency data. 

The Decade's Most Consistent Fantasy Quarterbacks

Matt Waldman - June 15, 2017

A list of the most consistently high-performing fantasy quarterbacks since 2007 and its 2017 implications.

The Gut Check No. 399: RB Production Shares, ADP, and Consistency

Matt Waldman - June 12, 2017

Matt Waldman examines running backs that quarterbacks lean on in the passing game, including the return of consistency data. 

Gut Check No. 398: Tight Ends In Fantasy-Rich Offenses

Matt Waldman - June 7, 2017

Matt Waldman builds a profile of tight ends in fantasy-rich passing offenses.

The Gut Check No. 397: WRs In Fantasy-Rich Offenses

Matt Waldman - May 31, 2017

Matt Waldman builds a profile of wide receivers in fantasy-rich passing offenses.

The Gut Check No. 396: QBs Behind Fantasy-Rich Offenses

Matt Waldman - May 22, 2017

Matt Waldman builds a profile of quarterbacks that support fantasy-rich offenses with multiple starting-caliber fantasy pass catchers.

Advice for April Rookie Dynasty Drafts: Part IV, Tight Ends

Matt Waldman - April 19, 2017

Matt Waldman shares his rookie tight end choices that are best investments for the unique nature of April dynasty drafts. 

Advice for April Dynasty Drafts, Part III: Wide Receivers

Matt Waldman - April 17, 2017

Matt Waldman shares his rookie wide receiver choices that are best investments for the unique nature of April dynasty drafts. 

Advice for April Rookie Dynasty Drafts: Part II, Running Backs

Matt Waldman - April 12, 2017

Matt Waldman shares his rookie running back choices that are best investments for the unique nature of April dynasty drafts. 

Advice for April Rookie Dynasty Drafts: Part I, Quarterbacks

Matt Waldman - April 10, 2017

Matt Waldman shares his rookie quarterback choices that are best investments for the unique nature of April dynasty drafts. 

The Gut Check No.395: 2017 Rookie Prospects

Matt Waldman - December 28, 2016

A sneak-peek at Waldman's film research for 2017's Rookie Scouting Portfolio.

The Top 10: 2016

Matt Waldman - December 26, 2016

Matt Waldman examines his top 10 points from the 2016 fantasy season.

The Best of Week 16

Matt Waldman - December 22, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check No.394: Better Late Than Never

Matt Waldman - December 21, 2016

Waldman lists players heading into years 3-5 that fantasy owners should still monitor or stash. 

The Top 10: Week 15

Matt Waldman - December 19, 2016

Roethlisberger's Radar, Jameis' Daddy, Eric the Great, the Odd Couple, and Fresh Fish among the topics in Week 16's Top 10.

The Best of Week 15

Matt Waldman - December 16, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check No.393: Patience Plays

Matt Waldman - December 13, 2016

Waldman examines 2016 rookies with the talent and potential opportunity to blossom in 2017. 

The Top 10: Week 14

Matt Waldman - December 12, 2016

Jordy Nelson, Charles Sims, Robby Anderson, Marcus Mariota, Fantasy Autopsies, and Fresh Fish in this week's Top 10.

The Best of Week 14

Matt Waldman - December 9, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check 392: 2017 Free Agents

Matt Waldman - December 7, 2016

Waldman ranks his 50 favorite free agents about to hit the market. 

The Top 10: Week 13

Matt Waldman - December 5, 2016

Find and Exploit; Ben Roethlisberger, Flight Attendant; Chiefs O; Kendricks' D; the Mike Evans Move; Fresh Fish; and more in Week 13's Top 10.

The Best of Week 13

Matt Waldman - December 2, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check No.391: Under the Radar Playoff Options

Matt Waldman - November 30, 2016

Waldman profiles players who could help your contender shock the world. 

The Top 10: Week 12

Matt Waldman - November 28, 2016

Week 12's Top 10: Sammy Watkins, Ladarius Green, Justin Houston, updated Pats O-theory, Washington offense, rookie check-ins, waiting room hold-overs, and Fresh Fish. 

The Best of Week 12

Matt Waldman - November 25, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check No. 390: Marqise Lee and DeVante Parker

Matt Waldman - November 23, 2016

Waldman gives a progress report on two heralded receiver prospects.

The Top 10 Week 11

Matt Waldman - November 21, 2016

Week 11's Top 10: Thank Yanda, Pats' Motion Offense, Goff's Debut, David Johnson, Fresh Fish, and more.  

The Best of Week 11

Matt Waldman - November 18, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check 389: Fantasy Gold Nuggets

Matt Waldman - November 16, 2016

Waldman empties a rich Week 10 notebook filled with fantasy gold nuggets for now and the future.

The Top 10 Week 10

Matt Waldman - November 14, 2016

Eagles' RB By Conundrum, Brandin Cooks, Stefon Landry/Jarvis Diggs, Buried Alive, and Fresh Fish in Week 10's Top 10.

The Best Of Week 10

Matt Waldman - November 11, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check No.388: Lessons From My Leagues

Matt Waldman - November 9, 2016

Waldman profiles some his fantasy teams and shares strategies and lessons from each.

The Top 10 Week 9

Matt Waldman - November 7, 2016

Dixon rising, Tampa seams, Digging the Vikes, 49ers stopgap, double takes, and return of the Easter Bunny on Week 9's Top 10.

The Best of Week 9

Matt Waldman - November 4, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check No.387: Over The Cliff

Matt Waldman - November 2, 2016

If you want any shred of hope to win your league this year, follow my advice and stay away from these running backs.

The Top 10 Week 8

Matt Waldman - October 31, 2016

The Dez Effect, See A-Rod Run, Gronkelce, Crabtree-Cooper, Sproles Surprise, Pats O-Theory, and Fork-Tender and Faux Catches of the Day in Week 8's Top 10.

The Best of Week 8

Matt Waldman - October 28, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check No.386: Old School Weekend

Matt Waldman - October 26, 2016

Running back is no longer king in fantasy football? Not this weekend. Ground and pound, baby...

The Top 10

Matt Waldman - October 24, 2016

Ajayi's cutback prowess, the Quizz Show, ATL's Shanahanigans, Seahawks' resiliency, state of the Rams, a wake-up call, and Fresh Fish highlight Week 7's Top 10. 

The Best of Week 7

Matt Waldman - October 21, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check No.385: Fantasy Bordertown

Matt Waldman - October 19, 2016

Waldman walks the fantasy bordertown and takes in the sights of potential and existing starters with his trusty guide book—his game day notebook.

The Top 10

Matt Waldman - October 17, 2016

Jay Ajayi's outlook, Ezekiel Elliott Mr. T's the Packers, Losing Isaiah, a Pats Theory, Fresh Fish, and more in Week 6's Top 10. 

The Best of Week 6

Matt Waldman - October 14, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check 384: Earning Trust, Giving The Side Eye

Matt Waldman - October 12, 2016

Waldman examines positional fantasy rankings through Week 5 and lists notables he trusts and notables he's giving the side eye. 

The Top 10

Matt Waldman - October 10, 2016

The real Lethal Weapon, Shanahan-Coleman collaboration, Brock Osweiler's nightmare, too soon for Kenneth Dixon, and more Fresh Fish in Week 5's Top 10. 

The Best Of Week 5

Matt Waldman - October 7, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check No.383: Visiting the Candy Shop

Matt Waldman - October 5, 2016

Waldman points out some Now and Laters worth consideration for your fantasy teams.  

The Top 10

Matt Waldman - October 3, 2016

The Falcons offense, the pressing matter of Kelvin Benjamin, a fantasy heartbeat in Cleveland and Paxton Lynch's immediate fantasy appeal in Week 4's Top 10 

The Best of Week 4

Matt Waldman - September 30, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check No.382: Rookie Running Back Rescue Unit

Matt Waldman - September 28, 2016

A look at three rookie running backs who could rescue your team

The Top 10

Matt Waldman - September 26, 2016

Seattle's triplets, Ezekiel Elliott, the Siemian Delivery Mechanism, Tabloid Fantasy Narratives, and Fresh Fish in Week 3's Top 10. 

The Best of Week 3

Matt Waldman - September 23, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check 381: The Honey-Do List

Matt Waldman - September 21, 2016

Waldman examines Jerick McKinnon's FAAB, scenarios to add Dwayne Washington, Phillip Dorsett's and Dexter McCluster's value, and he puts the trade value chart to practice use. 

The Top 10

Matt Waldman - September 19, 2016

Don't call it a comeback, Philip Rivers' assists to Melvin Gordon, Coleman giveth and taketh away, and Fresh Fish in Week 2's Top 10.

The Best Of Week 2

Matt Waldman - September 15, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares seven must-knows and his takes on each.

The Gut Check 380: Live Wires, Tepid Waters, Wet Blankets, And Trade Values

Matt Waldman - September 14, 2016

Waldman on players that have him feeling electric, uncertain, and ice cold. Plus, a method for determining trade value at this stage of the year. 

The Best Of: The Opener

Matt Waldman - September 9, 2016

Matt Waldman scouts our in-season content and shares five must-knows and his takes on each.

The Top 10

Matt Waldman - September 8, 2016

Waldman examines RB tandems, old man game, QB's throwing jabs, and "fresh fish" that will help your fantasy fortunes.

The Gut Check No.379: 5 Fantasy Deja Vu Experiences

Matt Waldman - September 7, 2016

Waldman claims he experienced Déjà VuWe think he inadvertently huffed a container of stain while working on his fence. Read on, and we'll find out which is the case in the next 6-8 weeks. 

The Gut Check No.378: When Your Draft Goes Wrong

Matt Waldman - August 31, 2016

Matt Waldman shares 5 symptoms of a draft day gone wrong and 5 tips for how to turn it around.

Footballguys' Top 10: Preseason Week 3

Matt Waldman - August 29, 2016

A sneak-peek at Matt Waldman's new in-season column profiling significant insights from each week's games.

The Gut Check No.377: All-Gut Check Team

Matt Waldman - August 26, 2016

Round by round the Gut Check goes. Who he picks even Waldman doesn't know. 

The Gut Check No.376: Insights For Cramming

Matt Waldman - August 24, 2016

Last-minute cramming? Unprepared? Waldman's insights from a re-draft exercise without any picks until round seven will help you have a game plan without getting overwhelmed. 

Footballguys' Top 10: Preseason Week 2

Matt Waldman - August 22, 2016

A sneak-peek at Matt Waldman's new in-season column profiling significant insights from each week's games.

The Gut Check No.375: No Guts, No Glory

Matt Waldman - August 15, 2016

Waldman profiles high-risk drafts that Rate My Team may hate but the box score may love. 

The Gut Check No.374: Late-Round RBs for Upside Down Drafts

Matt Waldman - August 10, 2016

Waldman reveals which late-round running backs are best for Upside Down Drafting.

The Gut Check No.373: Mid-Round RBs For Upside Down Drafting

Matt Waldman - August 4, 2016

Waldman reveals which mid-round running backs are best for Upside Down Drafting.

The Gut Check 372: Strategic Musings From A Dynasty Mock

Matt Waldman - August 2, 2016

Waldman riffs on his strategy and broader points about team-building in a recent staff dynasty league mock. 

The Gut Check No.371: Early RB Anchors for Upside Down Drafting

Matt Waldman - July 27, 2016

Waldman reveals which early-round backs are best for Upside Down Drafting.

The Gut Check No.370: Hidden Dynamite

Matt Waldman - July 21, 2016

Waldman profiles the Hail Mary picks with great upside for the final 3-5 rounds of your drafts.

The Gut Check No.369: Winning The 2nd Half of Your Draft

Matt Waldman - July 14, 2016

Waldman continues his examination of his ADP list and guides you through choices that you can win with.

Why (Even) You Should Use Twitter for Fantasy Football

Matt Waldman - July 6, 2016

Matt Waldman shows you how to maximize the tremendous value of fantasy football on Twitter. 

The Gut Check No.368: Developing a Draft Strategy

Matt Waldman - July 6, 2016

Waldman turns an ADP list sideways and takes you through the process of developing a draft strategy. 

The Gut Check No.367: What Makes a WR1?

Matt Waldman - June 24, 2016

Waldman examines a decade of data on WR1s and profiles candidates capable of the leap.

The Gut Check No.366: Over-Under, TEs

Matt Waldman - June 17, 2016

Waldman's first pass at the 2016 tight ends through the lens of average draft position.

The Gut Check No.365: Over-Under, QB ADPs

Matt Waldman - June 9, 2016

Waldman's first pass at the 2016 quarterbacks through the lens of average draft position.

The Gut Check No.364: Over-Under, RB ADPs

Matt Waldman - June 2, 2016

Waldman's first pass at the 2016 running backs through the lens of average draft position.

The Gut Check No.363: Over-Under, WR ADPs

Matt Waldman - May 27, 2016

Waldman's first pass at the 2016 wide receivers through the lens of average draft position. 

The Gut Check No.362: The Late Show/Emerging Talents

Matt Waldman - May 19, 2016

You may look at some these 13 late-round prospects and think, never gonna happen, but Steph Curry and Bill Walsh beg to differ.

The Gut Check No.361: The Late Late Show

Matt Waldman - May 12, 2016

The author of the RSP pens his annual look at 10 late-round rookies and undrafted free agents to monitor in daily, re-draft, and dynasty leagues.

The Gut Check No.360: Year-End Review

Matt Waldman - December 13, 2015

What Waldman learned this season from some of his fantasy squads that could help you next year. 

The Gut Check No.359: 64 in Purgatory

Matt Waldman - December 9, 2015

Prospects whose fantasy futures leave Waldman feeling ambivalent, at best.

The Gut Check No.358: Dynasty Mining

Matt Waldman - December 1, 2015

Whether you're prepping for a stretch run or solely looking ahead to the future, this time of year is a good one for acquiring future starters. Waldman has players you should consider. 

Gut Check No.357: Waring Them Down

Matt Waldman - November 23, 2015

Seeking that closer to shut down your league and take the title? Spencer Ware has the skills--and with increasing likelihood--the opportunity to become your Lynchian-Barbarian finishing move.

Gut Check No.356: TE Dynasty Tiers

Matt Waldman - November 16, 2015

"Matt Waldman to aisle 11 for a TE dynasty check...Waldman, TE dynasty check, aisle 11." 

Gut Check No.355: WR Dynasty Tiers

Matt Waldman - November 10, 2015

"Matt Waldman to aisle 10 for a WR dynasty check...Waldman, WR dynasty check, aisle 10." 

Gut Check No.354: Dynasties Part II-RB Tiers

Matt Waldman - November 2, 2015

"Matt Waldman to aisle 9 for a RB dynasty check...Waldman RB dynasty check, aisle 9." 

The Gut Check No.353: Dynasties Part I-QBs

Matt Waldman - October 26, 2015

"Matt Waldman to aisle 8 for a QB dynasty check...Waldman to aisle 8 for a QB dynasty check." 

The Gut Check No.352--Week 7: Diggin' In

Matt Waldman - October 20, 2015

Stefon Diggs RSP Sample, Mettenberger-to-DGB, QBs to ride, and options I still believe in. 

Gut Check No.351: Week 6

Matt Waldman - October 13, 2015

Charcandrick West and SPARQ, Green vs. Sherman, Travis Benjamin-Josh McCown, Gio Bernard, and the scouting lag.

Gut Check No.350: Week 5

Matt Waldman - October 6, 2015

Potential midseason gap-fillers and temp-to-perm starters as well as buy-lows, Tavon, Godzilla, and the Vikings' offensive conundrum. 

Gut Check No.349: Week 4

Matt Waldman - September 29, 2015

Six years of data that point to your next move at each position after Week 3, a third sanity check, and players I'd trade for and trade away.

Gut Check No.348: Week 3

Matt Waldman - September 22, 2015

This week: Manziel to Benjamin replacing the money gesture; another re-draft sanity check; and Enunwa, Kikaha and two future QBs that might make us go gaga. 

Gut Check No.347: Week 2 Sanity Check

Matt Waldman - September 14, 2015

Attention department store employees, sanity check in the re-draft department...sanity check in the re-draft. 

Gut Check No.346: Week 1

Matt Waldman - September 9, 2015

Waldman takes you on the opening week tour of his fantasy football department store. 

Gut Check No.344: PPR Tiers Update-Hidden Upside

Matt Waldman - August 27, 2015

Waldman updates his PPR Tiers for the third time this month and writes about players with upside exceeding their ranking.

Gut Check No.345: Crimes Against Fantasy

Matt Waldman - August 27, 2015

The Gut Check Commission investigates teams and players that are under suspicion of crimes against fantasy. 

Gut Check No.343: Complete ADP Desirability Rankings

Matt Waldman - August 18, 2015

Waldman adds to the ADP Desirability Rankings discussion with a complete set of rankings and three team builds.

Gut Check No.342: Upside Down Draft Strategy

Matt Waldman - August 13, 2015

Upside Down Drafting. High Stakes winners have used it, there's a book on it, and it has even earned a different name. Waldman coined the original name. Learn about his UDD approach for 2015. 

Gut Check No.341: PPR Tiers Update

Matt Waldman - August 12, 2015

Waldman updates his PPR tiers and applies risk-reward thinking as he builds three teams along the way.

Gut Check No.340: Players I'm Wary Of

Matt Waldman - August 5, 2015

Suspending our knowledge of depth charts, scheme, and role, Waldman looks at 20 rounds of players he regards with a wary eye. 

Gut Check No.339: Players I Believe In

Matt Waldman - July 31, 2015

Suspending our knowledge of depth charts, scheme, and role, Waldman answers the most common question he's asked: Whom do you believe in?

Gut Check No.338: Top-12 WRs and Their Offenses

Matt Waldman - July 23, 2015

Do more top-12 receivers come from lopsided or balanced passing offenses? Waldman looks at a decade of data.

The Gut Check No.337: PPR Tiers and Mocks

Matt Waldman - July 14, 2015

Waldman presents his PPR tiers, value exchanges, and mock drafts from the 1, 6, and 12 spots. 

Gut Check No.336: Staff IDP Rookie Draft

Matt Waldman - July 13, 2015

Waldman profiles the Footballguys' Staff IDP Dynasty League Rookie Draft. 

Gut Check No.335: Practicing Your Trade

Matt Waldman - June 26, 2015

The best advice for fantasy football trades? Avoid them. If you must pursue a deal, Matt Waldman shares techniques that will help.

Gut Check No.334: 20 Insights for Building a Winner

Matt Waldman - June 16, 2015

Practical and philosophical advice on team building, roster management, and negotiation from fantasy experience old enough to vote and join the military.

The Gut Check No.333: Pivot Players

Matt Waldman - June 5, 2015

Waldman reviews breakout candidates with ADPs of the 10th round or later.  

Gut Check No.332: UDFAs to Monitor & Why You Should Care

Matt Waldman - May 29, 2015

The author of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio pens his annual look at undrafted free agents you should be monitoring in daily, re-draft, and dynasty leagues.

Gut Checks: WR Duron Carter

Matt Waldman - May 20, 2015

Duron Carter's could be a chip off the old block, but he'll need to embrace the mental discpline and high standards embodied by coaching great Bill Walsh.

Gut Checks: WR Cody Latimer

Matt Waldman - May 13, 2015

Gut Checks examines the tape of players worth monitoring this summer. First up is Peyton Manning's new big target.