#Trendspotting: Week 2

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

Introduction

This season, I have the privilege of filling in to write the weekly #Trendspotting article for Ryan Hester. First, I want to thank Ryan for all of the help he has given me by laying the framework for this piece and walking me through the process he has used to build out what is, in my opinion, one of the most insightful fantasy football articles out there. Be sure to give him a follow on Twitter and keep up with all the other work he does here at Footballguys.

For the first edition of #Trendspotting this season, given the inherent lack of data, this piece will go more in-depth on fewer aspects of offensive trends. Later in the season, once more data is available and more actionable trends reveal themselves, the article will return to its original form by peeling back the layers on a variety of actionable trends.

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 2020 season unless otherwise specified.
  • All fantasy points rankings are on a per-game basis to account for bye weeks unless otherwise specified.

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