Fantasy Mid and Late Round Wide Receivers to Target

Every fantasy football player must have strategies for midseason pick-ups and potential injuries lest they find themselves the sucker in their league. Andrew Jordan offers a look at some mid-to-late round wide receiver options whose usage might help head off problems.  It is tempting to be two or three rounds into your fantasy football draft and adore your starting wide receivers – so much…

Wide Receiver Investment: They Pay These Guys How Much?!

How do NFL teams allocate resources? Dave Archibald has looked at the real price of contract extensions and draft picks on quarterbacks, running backs, and offensive linemen. In this installment, he looks at how teams evaluate wide receiver investment. NFL quarterbacks throw more and more passes each season, and teams invest heavily in the receivers that catch those passes.…

Carolina Driving On Seattle: The Seahawks Defensive Miscommunication

The Carolina Panthers continued their undefeated run with an improbable road win over the enigmatic Seattle Seahawks. Instead of winning with turnovers and a short field, the Panthers strung together three 80-yard second half drives. Philip Kibbey looks at the Q5 game map and all-22 film to break down how Carolina driving on Seattle three times showed…

Quick Hits: WR Prospects on Day Two And Three

The NFL Draft’s first round saw six wide receivers come off the board, as Amari Cooper, Kevin White, DeVante Parker, Nelson Agholor, Breshad Perriman, and Phillip Dorsett found new homes. But according to Mark Schofield, there are more WR prospects to be found in later rounds. Devin Smith, Ohio State The OSU product shined in the National Championship and is a tremendous deep threat in the…

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Inside The Pylon Mock Draft: Rounds Two And Three

Inside The Pylon strives to provide deep, thoughtful analysis of football and our NFL Draft Profiles have allowed us the chance to get to know some of this incoming class. We’ve also been preparing for the 2015 season, scouting and assessing team needs in advance of a bigger, and better, season. Head Writer Mark Schofield, Senior Writers Dave Archibald, Brian Filipiak and Chuck…