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East Coast Offense: Early 2018 Rankings

With several top quarterbacks, including Houston's Deshaun Watson, coming back from injuries, the position is a challenge to rank.

East Coast Offense: The Team I Wish I Drafted

A Real Man isn't afraid to take Jalen Ramsey and the Jaguars Defense in the first round and offer sidebets like nobody's business.

East Coast Offense: Learning an Expensive Lesson

Chris Liss sat Jamaal Williams for Jimmy Graham in the NFFC $100K RotoWire Online Championship playoffs and is not pleased with himself.

East Coast Offense: The Eli Manning Saga

Chris Liss questions the reaction to Eli Manning's benching and subsequent rationale for restoring his starting job.

East Coast Offense: Looking Ahead to the Fantasy Playoffs

If your team is likely to make the playoffs, use your waiver pickups this week to address problems in Weeks 14-16. Tyrod Taylor, likely available in many leagues, faces the Colts, Dolphins and Patriots.

East Coast Offense: So Far So Good!

Why betting the current streak (like the Giants allowing TDs to tight ends) isn't always a wise move.

East Coast Offense: Two Sports Betting Ideas

Chris Liss offers ideas for sports betting, says Todd Gurley is the No. 1 overall fantasy player and wonders why on earth Roger Goodell is asking for health insurance in his latest contract proposal.

East Coast Offense: Whose Side Are You On?

Chris Liss illustrates his point via an exchange with a Twitter troll and also asks who we should rank at No. 4 overall for the rest of the year?

East Coast Offense: The Zeke Elliott Case

Chris Liss parses Judge Failia's ruling, discusses the Jimmy Garoppolo trade and marvels at what Deshaun Watson was able to do in Seattle.

East Coast Offense: How Much Do Quarterbacks Matter?

Tom Brady is living up to his billing, but many other name-brand quarterbacks are giving way to surprising upstarts like Jared Goff, Deshaun Watson and Alex Smith

East Coast Offense: Buy Lowest

While players like Julio Jones and Michael Thomas aren't likely to come at significant discounts, Chris Liss offers a list of skilled targets that should be obtainable on the cheap.

East Coast Offense: Is Eli Manning Done?

Taking a look at Eli Manning's numbers with and without Odell Beckham in the lineup. Warning - the without Beckham numbers are NSFW.

East Coast Offense: Buy-Low Window on Newton Slams Shut

The time to use Newton in DFS or trade for him was after Week 3's debacle against the Saints. Newton's sample of fantasy greatest was far larger than his recent slump, and he's still in his prime.

East Coast Offense: Variance and Sample Size

How do we tell if the Patriots are as good as last year's team or have slipped back to the pack after three games?

East Coast Offense: Year of the Rookie Running Back

Leonard Fournette is one of many rookie running backs making a big impact already, and many others could join him before long.

East Coast Offense: Disaster Week

No player taken in the top-two rounds by NFFC ADP had 100 yards from scrimmage and a TD this week. Only six players overall crossed that threshold, compared to 12 in 2016.

East Coast Offense: 20 Bold Predictions

Chris Liss likes Jimmy Graham to finish as a top-three tight end and Hunter Henry to finish in the top five. Check out the rest of his bold predictions for 2017.

East Coast Offense: Draft Strategy 2.0

Where you should draft Titans backup RB Derrick Henry depends in large part on how deep your bench is.

East Coast Offense: Best Ball Thoughts

Two drafts in, Chris Liss has some ideas about how to attack this particular format.

East Coast Offense: Top-20 Players for 2017

Odell Beckham, who turned 24 in November, edges out Antonio Brown, who will be 29 in July, for the top spot at the wide receiver position.

East Coast Offense: Trust the Process

Chris Liss explains why he started Adrian Peterson last week in a high-stakes playoff contest and re-defines the notion of

East Coast Offense: Le'Veon Bell's Historic Season

Prorated over 16 games, Bell's current pace would destroy Chris Johnson's single-season yards-from-scrimmage record and Matt Forte's RB receptions record too.

East Coast Offense: Anatomy of a Catastrophic Loss

Thanks to Colin Kaepernick, Chip Kelly, Trevone Boykin and mostly bad decision-making on his own part, Chris Liss failed to qualify for the Stopa League Playoffs and lost two large sidebets.

East Coast Offense: Getting To Work

Fantasy football is usually a low-maintenance hobby, but ahead of the playoffs, you have to emphasize strength of schedule and short-run roster management. Tyrod Taylor, above, makes for a nice QB-stream given a soft schedule and return of Sammy Watkins.

East Coast Offense: Wait on Quarterbacks?

After a slow start, and despite only 6.7 YPA, Aaron Rodgers is on pace for an all-time fantasy season for a quarterback.

East Coast Offense: Year of the Running Back

Through 10 games, five of the top six non-QB, per-game PPR scorers are running backs. Melvin Gordon checks in at No. 6.

East Coast Offense: The Difference Makers

Melvin Gordon is one of several players who is carrying teams to a strong season thus far along wth DeMarco Murray, Mike Evans and Matt Ryan.

East Coast Offense: The Pianowski Doctrine

Borrowing a page out of Scott Pianowski's book, Chris Liss has largely taken to fading injured players' recovery timetables.

East Coast Offense: Why Doesn't Julio Jones Score More TDs?

Both Jones and Andre Johnson, arguably two of the top-10 receivers of all time, struggled to score TDs at a rate commensurate with the massive yardage they racked up. The common denominator: Kyle Shanahan.

East Coast Offense: Unstoppable Forces

Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys elite offensive line will pose problems for every defense they face this season. If Dez Bryant ever returns to form, look out.

East Coast Offense: Are the Vikings for Real?

The Vikings are 18-3 against the spread over their last 21 games, an almost unheard of record when the bar is supposed to get higher after each cover. Why has the market failed to adjust?

East Coast Offense: Can We Dispense With the Small Ball?

Chris Liss argues too many coaches play to maximize their chances for first downs at the expense of scoring touchdowns.

East Coast Offense: The Hidden Perils of Drafting RBs Early

Chris Liss benched Emmanuel Sanders this week ahead of his seemingly tough matchup at Cincinnati. It's easy to leave points on your bench when choosing between middle-round WR options.

East Coast Offense: Bet the Skills, Fade the Coachspeak

DeVante Parker was third on the Dolphins' depth chart this preseason while battling a hamstring injury, but he was the No. 14 overall pick last year, a size/speed freak and produced down the stretch as a rookie.

East Coast Offense: What Can We Take from Week 1?

Even with an ideal matchup in Week 2 against the Saints, Chris Liss doubts new Giants coach Ben McAdoo will commit to getting Odell Beckham the ball the way the Steelers do for Antonio Brown.

East Coast Offense: Non-Obvious Predictions for 2016

Chris Liss expects Devonta Freeman to outperform Adrian Peterson by a wide margin in PPR.

East Coast Offense: The Jonah Keri Podcast

Chris Liss is Jonah's guest for episode 17 of The Jonah Keri Podcast, brought to you by Nerdist.

East Coast Offense: Manziel of the Year Award

Plus early 2016 rankings and grades for Chris Liss's preseason predictions.

East Coast Offense: Season Long Leagues Should Be Best Ball

Calvin Johnson's epic no-shows the last two weeks knocked a lot of owners out of the playoffs.

East Coast Offense: The Ideal Draft

Knowing what you know now, how would you have assembled your team? Chris Liss would have started with a kicker and a defense.

East Coast Offense: A Tragedy of Errors

Was the Monday Night Football game the worst played and coached contest in NFL history?

East Coast Offense: Is C.J. Anderson this year's C.J. Anderson?

Brock Osweiler seemed competent enough as a passer, but perhaps the biggest takeaway is what he's doing for the running game.

East Coast Offense: Year of the Injury

Twelve of the league's starting quarterbacks have already missed games due to injuries, and there's a third of the season still to play.

East Coast Offense: The Week of the Underdog

Amazingly 11 of 14 underdogs (including two of double digits) won outright, and 12 covered the point spread.

East Coast Offense: Results Matter

While the process is important, don't undervalue the outcome.

East Coast Offense: Leveraging Uncertainty

Justin Forsett's great matchup against San Diego's last-ranked run defense was far from a guarantee he'd have a big game.

East Coast Offense: Don't Be Too Attached to Your Metrics

Derek Carr's 5.5 YPA as a rookie portended disaster, but he's vastly outperformed the quarterbacks with similarly inefficient rookie seasons.

East Coast Offense: Taking My Own Advice

People were talking up players like Brandin Cooks, Ameer Abdullah and Jordan Matthews this preseason rather then DeAndre Hopkins, Devonta Freeman and Andy Dalton.

East Coast Offense: Which Players Can You Count On?

With so many early-round busts and injuries, Julian Edelman might be the league's most reliable receiver right now.

East Coast Offense: Buying Opportunities

Players like Jordan Matthews, Brandin Cooks, Davante Adams, Sam Bradford and Sammy Watkins should all be available at a significant discount to their preseason draft prices.

East Coast Offense: Whose Fast Start is Sustainable?

Carson Palmer looks like his old self now that he's healthy and playing behind a decent offensive line. Larry Fitzgerald, who also looks like he shed five years, is both a cause and beneficiary.

East Coast Offense: What to Make of a Diminished Thing?

If you drafted Dez Bryant and Tony Romo rather than Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady, is it still possible to contend in your season-long league?

East Coast Offense: What Can We Take from Week 1?

Chris Liss admits he was wrong about Carlos Hyde, but only by one letter. While Week 1 often means very little, Hyde might be this year's Le'Veon Bell.

East Coast Offense: 20 Non-Obvious Predictions for 2015

Ben Roethlisberger will have a decent year, but does not finish as a top-10 fantasy quarterback. Meanwhile Colin Kaepernick will be top-10 on a per-game basis, so long as he keeps the job all year.

East Coast Offense: Early 2015 Draft Board

Plus a title game bad beat and preseason-prediction grades.

East Coast Offense: The Anatomy of a Bad Beat

Mark Ingram's gratuitous garbage-time TD affected a lot of leagues.

East Coast Offense: Revisting the Zero-RB Strategy

Were you better off playing it safe with star wideouts or gambling on early-round running backs?

East Coast Offense: What Went Wrong

Drafting RIII and Nick Foles instead of Andrew Luck, for starters

East Coast Offense: The Team I Wish I Drafted

When it comes to wide receivers, rage to size ratio is paramount.

East Coast Offense: Tough Year for Rookie QBs

While the 2014 wide receiver class looks like it could be one of the all-time best, the same cannot be said for the quarterbacks.

East Coast Offense: Buy Lowest

Trade advice is ubiquitous, but most of it isn't actionable.

East Coast Offense: The Ultimate Trolling

Andrew Luck and the Colts prevailed in the most annoying game in NFL history.

East Coast Offense: Cracking the Code

Mark Ingram is a top-10 back.

East Coast Offense: Models vs. Observations

Sometimes you have to trust your eyes.

East Coast Offense: When Disaster Strikes

Dealing with a horrifying fantasy (and real-life) football week.

East Coast Offense: A Fool-Proof Solution for Awful Announcing

Also, Brandin Cooks despite heavy targets is not living up to the preseason hype.

East Coast Offense: Who Should We Worry About?

RB efficiency has diverged more from 2013 levels than WR efficiency so far this year.

East Coast Offense: Bye-Week Decision Time

How long do you wait for lottery tickets to cash, and what do you do with Josh Gordon?

East Coast Offense: Expanding Your Skill Set

Through two weeks the NFL has pushed fantasy owners outside their comfort zones.

East Coast Offense: Stick to the Facts

Unsourced reporting and shifting public opinion are not a good basis for fantasy football decisions.

East Coast Offense: 2014 Predictions

Arizona's Michael Floyd will outproduce Cardinals teammate Larry Fitzgerald.

East Coast Offense: The Year of the Outliers

There were a couple big difference makers at each position like Josh Gordon (left). After that, it was a free for all.

East Coast Offense: How Good is Joe Flacco?

Separating team and individual success isn't always easy in the NFL.

East Coast Offense: Have We Been Unfair to Jason Garrett?

Dez Bryant saw only four targets in Monday night's loss and two targets in the 49-17 loss to the Saints.

East Coast Offense: Is Brandon Weeden Ideal for Josh Gordon?

Having a better real-life quarterback doesn't always help receivers produce in fantasy football.

East Coast Offense: Does the Running Game Matter Anymore?

Teams didn't used to lose 24-point leads when their backs ran for 225 yards.

East Coast Offense: Accounting for Surprising RB Performances

Is Donald Brown actually good now, or is he just on the right side of running back BABIP?

East Coast Offense: The Giants' Biggest Weakness

Does Eli Manning have another hot streak in him?

East Coast Offense: Is Tom Brady Back?

Only a handful of quarterbacks should be ranked ahead of him the rest of the way.

East Coast Offense: The Collapse of the Running Back Position

C.J. Spiller is one of many early-round busts this year.

East Coast Offense: Is RGIII a top-five QB?

Like Adrian Peterson last year it took him six games to get going following major knee surgery.

East Coast Offense: Solving the Montee Ball Problem

Knowshon Moreno has emerged as a top-five back

East Coast Offense: This Year's Outliers

Where Should Jimmy Graham Have Been Drafted?

East Coast Offense: Are The 2013 Broncos The New 2007 Patriots?

Peyton Manning's team is winning by an average of 22 points per game.

East Coast Offense: Buy Lowest

Struggling players like David Wilson should be available at substantial discounts to their draft day cost.

East Coast Offense: What's Going on in 2013?

Through two games Joe Flacco leads the NFL with 95 passing attempts.

East Coast Offense: How Much Does Week 1 Matter?

Poor showings in Week 1 from receivers like Eric Decker don't typically mean much for their season-long stats.

East Coast Offense: 2013 Predictions and Vegas Player Props

Cam Newton will have a better fantasy season than Drew Brees and Peyton Manning.

East Coast Offense: Looking Back at Preseason Predictions

Despite an initially crowded backfield, Frank Gore delivered on another 1,000-yard season.

East Coast Offense: A Tale of Two Weeks

Ray Rice was but one of Week 14's stars to flop badly on Sunday

East Coast Offense: Quarterbacks Are Like Starting Pitchers

Is Philip Rivers more like Tim Lincecum, Jon Lester or Josh Beckett?

East Coast Offense: Go Big or Go Home

Big, physical wideouts like Dez Bryant are dominating the position this year

East Coast Offense: Matthew Stafford is On Pace to Break the All-Time Passing-Attempts Record

Despite generating just 7.0 YPA Stafford leads the NFL in passing yards

East Coast Offense: Quarterbacks Regress to the Mean in Both Directions

Last year's YPA monsters like Aaron Rodgers have fallen back to earth.

East Coast Offense: A Game of Disaster and Failure

Eli Manning's struggles and the Steelers and Niners lucky wins are par for the course.

East Coast Offense: Midseason Profit Sources

Players like Randall Cobb have been difference makers, but you had to have them in your lineup at the right times

East Coast Offense: Year of Mediocrity

Arian Foster is a rare outlier in a largely undistinguished field.

East Coast Offense: What Happened to All the Depth at the Tight End Position?

Antonio Gates is one of many disappointments among this year's crop

East Coast Offense: Predictions vs. Projections

Do you prefer a projection or prediction for Cam Newton against the Cowboys this week?

East Coast Offense: Inflection Points

Andrew Luck is a top-10 Fantasy QB already. But where in the top 10?

East Coast Offense: Buying High

Some players like Trent Richardson are worth acquiring even at retail prices

East Coast Offense: Comparing Preseason ADP to Top Performers

Even though his quarterback is outside the top 15, Calvin Johnson clocks in at No. 2

East Coast Offense: Why We're Still Shocked by Upsets

The Patriots seemed like at lock over the Cardinals in Foxborough, but there's nothing close to a sure thing in the NFL

East Coast Offense: How I Made the Mistake of Drafting Chris Johnson

Sometimes the market can interfere with your capacity for independent thought

East Coast Offense: Could one of the Redskins RBs be a top-15 back?

Whoever wins the Redskins RB job will be playing next to one of the league's most mobile QBs, a recipe for RB efficiency and success

East Coast Offense: The Year of the Quarterback

Drew Brees isn't the only quarterback who should surpass Dan Marino this year. Tom Brady is likely to get there by the third quarter Sunday.

East Coast Offense: Blowout-Proof Running Back

The Jaguars seemed committed to getting Maurice Jones-Drew the rushing title, game situation be damned

East Coast Offense: The Team I Wish I Had Drafted

Jimmy Graham would make a very nice second tight end in a PPR league

East Coast Offense: The Spotty Track Record of NFL Talent Evaluators

Undrafted free agent Tony Romo is sixth all-time in YPA, behind only Otto Graham, Sid Luckman, Aaron Rodgers, Norm Van Brocklin and Ben Roethlisberger

East Coast Offense: Preseason Fantasy Props

Drew Brees was 5/1 to lead the league in passing yards, and like the other top QBs, he's lived up to his billing

East Coast Offense: Agnostic About Tebow

There might be more to Denver's recent run than smoke, mirrors and dumb luck

East Coast Offense: Are You Better Off Not Watching?

With so much variance in team and player performance from week to week, sometimes watching the games can be more misleading than enlightening

East Coast Offense: Reality to the Rescue

It's hard to get too down about your fantasy teams when your real life one makes a dramatic comeback win on the road against one of the league's perennial powerhouses.

East Coast Offense: Past Performance Does Not Guarantee Future Results

Chris Johnson's 2011 performance bears little resemble to his historical track record.

East Coast Offense: Why the Jaguars-Ravens Game Was a Thing of Beauty

The Jaguars defense dominated Joe Flacco, holding him to 3.6 YPA

East Coast Offense: When to Deal a Superstar

Not even Adrian Peterson should be exempt from the trading block

East Coast Offense: Game of Adjustments

Jay Cutler's pass protection and receiving corps might be the very worst in the NFL.

East Coast Offense: Buying Lowest

The players you can actually get at a discount are rarely going to be your favorites. But if they're healthy and they still have their jobs, you might want to set aside your personal preferences.

East Coast Offense: Why Ryan Mathews is a Top-5 Back

Mathews' production this season has come despite a 50/50 timeshare in the first two games. That's likely to change.

East Coast Offense: Believing in Something Demonstrated to Be False

Unlike those who bought the preseason hype on Felix Jones and Reggie Bush, you should gamble on a back who's actually been good in the NFL like DeAngelo Williams

East Coast Offense: How Much Do Week 1 Performances Mean?

Steve Smith seems to have a quarterback willing and able to get him the ball

East Coast Offense: Preseason Predictions

With the Giants defense so banged up, and the division full of high-scoring offenses, Eli Manning could lead the league in passing yards this year.

East Coast Offense: The Year the Early Rounds Mattered Least

Game changers like Michael Vick (left), Peyton Hillis and Brandon Lloyd weren't even drafted.

East Coast Offense: Breaking Bad

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East Coast Offense: The Map is Not the Territory

East Coast Offense: More Parity Than Usual

East Coast Offense: Are the Jets a Passing Team?

East Coast Offense: What I Hate About Watching Football

East Coast Offense: The Probability Excuse

Liss told a reader not to start Darren McFadden the week he went off for four touchdowns

East Coast Offense: Don't Bet Against Randy Moss

East Coast Offense: The Chargers Set the Standard for Underachievement

Philip Rivers leads the league's top-ranked offense

East Coast Offense: More Reason to Wait on Defenses

Ray Lewis and the Ravens are 28th in fantasy points per game through Week 6

East Coast Offense: The Difference Between Variance and Permanent Change

Justin Tuck and the Giants defense appears to have turned a corner since the season's opening weeks

East Coast Offense: How Do We Know When We're Right?

There's room for two productive backs in New York

East Coast Offense: Pass-Catching Tight Ends Proliferate Around the League

Jermichael Finley is emerging as Aaron Rodgers' top target

East Coast Offense: Things Change Quickly in the NFL

Despite not having a role in the offense yet, Devin Thomas still has plenty of upside

East Coast Offense: Tough Week for First-Round Picks

Frank Gore was one of many top players who had a quiet season opener

East Coast Offense: NFL Predictions for 2010

Why does no one take Welker at his word that he's not even close to 100 percent?

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