Michael Salfino

  • Week 16 Fantasy Football Power Rankings: Stacking all the games

    Michael Salfino at Roto Arcade 1 mth ago

    Let’s put a fantasy spin on the this week’s action by ranking the games in expected order of point-producing relevance using the over/under totals from Las Vegas, specifically as listed at VegasInsider.com.

    Note: Dollar values in parentheses denote a player's current week price in the Yahoo Daily Fantasy game. It is displayed for point of reference.

    [Yahoo Daily Fantasy: $10 could win you $25K in our $250K contest for Week 16]

    The Big Five

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    Middle Ground

    Defensive battles

  • Saints-Lions tops Week 15 Fantasy Football Power Rankings

    Michael Salfino at Roto Arcade 1 mth ago

    Let’s put a fantasy spin on the this week’s action by ranking the games in expected order of point-producing relevance using the over/under totals from Las Vegas, specifically as listed at VegasInsider.com.

    Note: Dollar values in parentheses denote a player's current week price in the Yahoo Daily Fantasy game. It is displayed for point of reference.

    [Yahoo Daily Fantasy: $10 could win you $30K in our $300K contest for Week 15]

    The Fab Four

    Lions at Saints, Monday, 8:30, O/U 51 : Calvin Johnson ($33) basically eliminated his owners last week. The Saints should be a good play at home unless they have decided their leader Sean Payton will not be back. I consider Drew Brees ($33) a top play and it’s nice having something in reserve come Monday. The Lions defense has been all over the map but as I keep saying, matchups are just a tiebreaker. There are not many and perhaps not even any quarterbacks you should play over Brees at home.

    Middle Ground

    Points challenged

  • Week 14 Fantasy Power Rankings: Eyes on Bengals-Steelers clash

    Michael Salfino at Roto Arcade 2 mths ago

    Let’s put a fantasy spin on the this week’s action by ranking the games in expected order of point-producing relevance using the over/under totals from Las Vegas, specifically as listed at  VegasInsider.com.

    Note: Dollar values in parentheses denote a player's current week price in the Yahoo Daily Fantasy game. It is displayed for point of reference.

    The Trinity

    [Yahoo Daily Fantasy: $10 could win you $30K in our $300K contest for Week 14]

    Middle ground

    4. Falcons at Panthers, Sunday, 1:00, O/U 46.5 : Matt Ryan ($28) has been terrible and is destroying the viability of his teammates and wrecking Atlanta’s playoff chances. He’s also diminishing the resume of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who seemed set for a head-coaching job when the Falcons were rolling in September. Cancel all those good feelings last week about the increased snaps of Devin Funchess ($11), who was supplanted on most plays by the returning Corey Brown ($10). 

    The Points Challenged

    12. 49ers at Browns, Sunday, 1:00, O/U 41 : I’d rather watch paint dry.

  • Week 13 Fantasy Football Power Rankings: Brady will find way minus top targets

    Michael Salfino at Roto Arcade 2 mths ago

    Let’s put a fantasy spin on the this week’s action by ranking the games in expected order of point-producing relevance using the over/under totals from Las Vegas, specifically as listed at VegasInsider.com.

    Note: Dollar values in parentheses denote a player's current week price in the Yahoo Daily Fantasy game. It is displayed for point of reference.

    The Triplets

    [Yahoo Daily Fantasy: $10 could win you $50K in our $350K contest for Week 13]

    2. Eagles at Patriots, Sunday 4:25, O/U 49 : The Eagles defense looks like it has packed it in so Tom Brady ($41) could still be elite this week even stripped of all of his top weapons, with Rob Gronkowski not playing. The problem with the Philadelphia offense is that no one can take the top off the defense. Speed kills in the NFL and that’s been true forever, which is why you don’t let productive burners walk two years in a row. I do think this total is high, mostly because I have no faith right now in the Eagles offense to contribute much to it.

    Middle Ground

    Defensive battles

  • Week 12 Fantasy Football Power Rankings: Saints-Texans should provide fireworks

    Michael Salfino at Roto Arcade 2 mths ago

    Let’s put a fantasy spin on the this week’s action by ranking the games in expected order of point-producing relevance using the over/under totals from Las Vegas, specifically as listed at  VegasInsider.com.  

    Note:  Dollar values in parentheses denote a player's current week price in the Yahoo Daily Fantasy game. It is displayed for point of reference.

    [Yahoo Daily Fantasy: $10 could win you $50K in our $350K contest for Week 12]

    The Fab Four

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    Middle Ground

    Defensive battles

  • Week 11 Fantasy Football Power Rankings: Bengals-Cardinals has plenty of intrigue

    Michael Salfino at Roto Arcade 2 mths ago

    Let’s put a fantasy spin on the this week’s action by ranking the games in expected order of point-producing relevance using the over/under totals from VegasInsider.com.

    Note:  Dollar values in parentheses denote a player's current week price in the Yahoo Daily Fantasy game. It is displayed for point of reference.

    The Triplets

    1. Bengals at Cardinals, Sunday, 8:30 p.m., O/U 48.5 : We’re always going to look for fleas on Andy Dalton ($35). And he gave the naysayers plenty of ammo on Monday night. Now, he gets another prime-time game. On our Breakfast Table Podcast , Yahoo colleague Scott Pianowski and I talked about how Cincy just needs to bench Jeremy Hill ($15) and make Gio Bernard ($22) the lead back. The opposite of what they did last year. Carson Palmer ($37) leads the NFL in averaging 10.8 air yards per attempt. Essentially tied with Cam Newton ($34). And he’s far and away the leader in average per completion. The NFL average is about 6.2. Michael Floyd ($22) is the team’s best downfield WR but he has a hamstring injury.

    Middle Ground

    Defensive Battles

  • Giants-Patriots tops Week 10 Fantasy Football Power Rankings

    Michael Salfino at Roto Arcade 3 mths ago

    Let’s put a fantasy spin on the this week’s action by ranking the games in expected order of point-producing relevance using the over/under totals from Las Vegas, specifically as listed at VegasInsider.com. 

    Note:  Dollar values in parentheses denote a player's current week price in the Yahoo Daily Fantasy game. It is displayed for point of reference.

    [Yahoo Daily Fantasy Football: First place wins $100K in our $500K contest for Week 10]

    2. Saints at Redskins, Sunday, 1 p.m. O/U 50 : You want to fade the New Orleans defense. So Kirk Cousins ($34) is a good play here. It’s hard to project his receivers though beyond tight end Jordan Reed ($23), a must play. Drew Brees ($43) is the same as he ever was: the highest floor player in the history of fantasy football. He is going to go over 30 TD passes for the eighth straight year. And in that period he’s averaged an absurd 40 attempts and 316 passing yards PER GAME.

    Middle Ground

    Defensive battles

  • Week 9 Fantasy Football Power Rankings: Patriots will keep rolling

    Michael Salfino at Roto Arcade 3 mths ago

    Let’s put a fantasy spin on the this week’s action by ranking the games in expected order of point-producing relevance using the over/under totals from Las Vegas, specifically as listed at VegasInsider.com.

    Note:  Dollar values in parentheses denote a player's current week price in the Yahoo Daily Fantasy game. It is displayed for point of reference.

    [Yahoo Daily Fantasy Football: First place wins $100K in our $500K contest for Week 9]

    The Big Five

    5. Raiders at Steelers, Sunday, 1 p.m., O/U 48 : So good to see this rivalry energized given that this game may decide a wild-card spot. The Raiders and Derek Carr ($34) are bettable now for sure. The Raiders’ defense is representative but I would not fear it. Play all your Steelers without hesitation even though Ben Roethlisberger gave us cause for concern by looking so gimpy on his bad knee. Will that get better while he plays? Seems unlikely but of course he can just learn to play better through the pain. 

    Other Games

  • Ben Roethlisberger's expected return highlights Week 8 Fantasy Power Rankings

    Michael Salfino at Roto Arcade 3 mths ago

    Let’s put a fantasy spin on the this week’s action by ranking the games in expected order of point-producing relevance using the over/under totals from Las Vegas, specifically as listed at VegasInsider.com.

    Note: Dollar values in parentheses denote a player's current week price in the Yahoo Daily Fantasy game. It is displayed for point of reference.

    [Yahoo Daily Fantasy Football: First place wins $100K in our $600K contest for Week 8]

    The Fab Four

    Other Games

    5. Colts at Panthers, Monday, 8:30 p.m. O/U 46.5 : The Panthers are not the opponent Andrew Luck ($41) needs right now. Look, I thought Luck would be third best QB. But this is the trouble with rankings. I look wrong now too. But I, like all late-round-QB guys, put a lower probability on elite QB performance and a higher probability on middle-round QBs performing at an elite level. That, not where he happened to be ranked by me, is why I would never draft Luck or any quarterback in the first 50 picks. 

    Defensive battles

  • Week 7 Fantasy Football viewer's guide: Saints, Colts should provide fireworks

    Michael Salfino at Yahoo Sports Fantasy Minute 3 mths ago

    Let’s put a fantasy spin on this week’s action by ranking the games in expected order of point-producing relevance using the over/under totals from Las Vegas, specifically as reflected on Wednesday at VegasInsider.com.

    Note: Dollar values in parentheses denote a player's current week price in the Yahoo Daily Fantasy game. It is displayed for point of reference.

    Points galore

    Saints at Colts, Sunday, 1 p.m., O/U 52 : Neither squad plays much defense but the Saints offense is a better bet given the uncertain health of Andrew Luck ($41). Plus Ahmad Bradshaw’s 19 touches could rise further this week and thus limit the potential value of Frank Gore ($29). Target allocation is unpredictable but you want to be aggressive in fielding wide receivers against a very suspect Saints defense. Expect a breakout game from Donte Moncrief ($19). Drew Brees ($39) is throwing for the yards and yards per attempt we expect but the touchdown total has been below par. That should begin correcting this week.

    Second act

    Defensive battles