#Trendspotting: Week 12

Examining player and team trends to identify valuable DFS options and start/sits in season-long leagues

Reader's Guide

As you read, you may run into some colors in the text. Blue text is a good matchup for that team's offensive players. Red text is a bad matchup. Some other key items are below:

  • All red/blue highlighting in tables is relative to the entire NFL, even when showing a limited number of teams.
  • All reference to fantasy points assumes DraftKings scoring rules unless otherwise specified.
  • All stats reference the full 2018 season unless otherwise specified.
  • All fantasy points rankings are on a per-game basis to account for bye weeks unless otherwise specified.

This week, we'll discuss the following topics:

Tweets of the Week

Commentary and Action Items

Deciphering the beginning of a trend vs. a typical anomaly can be difficult. When there is an event that led to the change (such as a new play-caller), that can be a signal of "trend over anomaly." But Atlanta's defense gave us eight bad data points before the most recent two good ones. Considering Tampa Bay's offense is a capable unit, don't be scared to go away from its key pieces.

Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are both in play, but Godwin has cooled off lately.

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