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2015 NFL Draft Results, FREE Excel Spreadsheet

Download the FREE Excel spreadsheet of the NFL draft results: NFL Draft Results 2015

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NFL 2015 Schedule, FREE Excel Spreadsheet

I turned the NFL 2015 schedule into a normalized Excel table.  So now, you can sort, filter, and PivotTable it!

Click this link to download the FREE Excel spreadsheet: NFL 2015 Schedule

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How To Pick Creative Fantasy Football Team Names

Guest Blog by James Graves

One of the most interesting things about fantasy football season comes down to actually naming a team. It might not seem like a big deal, but it can show off a person’s creative side. Only the owners in your league will be able to see what you come up with, but it is always fun to try and come up with the most creative name. So what is the best strategy to use? Here are a few options to go with for inspiration.

Connect The Name To Something Personal

There are many owners who like to think of fantasy football team names that have a special meaning to them. This is a great way to keep things that matter most at the center of attention. These names are not meant to be funny as much as they are meant to means something. These are especially popular in leagues that have a bunch of relatives in them.

Stay Connected With Your Favorite Team

Just about every NFL fan has one team they are particularly fond of, so connecting a fantasy team name to that team makes a lot of sense. Some people will go directly to using an official team name like the Dallas Cowboys or the Denver Broncos. Others will come up with a creative nickname, or a complete renaming of the franchise (Ex. Washington _______ instead of Redskins).

Incorporate Something In Pop Culture Into The Name

When it comes to creativity, this is probably the most used tactic when thinking of fantasy football team names. A person can go with a television show reference (The Walking Dez), a movie reference (Teenage Mutant Ninja Bortles), song references (Turn Down For Watt) or anything else. The possibilities are endless, and the right name can definitely turn heads.

 

Using Rates To Find Breakout Fantasy Football Stars

Guest Blog by Nathan Shellstein

Every season, there are at least a few breakout stars in fantasy football. Some people might be surprised to see who truly breaks out, but others have been able to have success by looking at rates. Most veterans who have breakout seasons are able to do so thanks to a larger workload after doing quite a bit with limited action.

In order to have success in the NFL, a player needs to have an opportunity to have success. That is when checking out rates is the best way to go. Everything from usage rate to fantasy football points per play can be beneficial for someone to check out. If a running back is able to average over 5 yards a carry, they should be able to have quite a bit of success if given enough touches throughout the year.

Wide receivers are easier to predict when you are looking at advanced statistics for fantasy football. They rely more on opportunities than anything, and targets are a huge thing to check out. If a player is doing quite a bit as far as putting up fantasy football numbers in limited action, they are really going to take off with more opportunities. The best thing to do is to check out teams who made a lot of moves during the off-season. New opportunities will really open things up.

Advanced statistics in the NFL might not get the same notoriety as in baseball, but they are really starting to take off for those people who take fantasy football seriously. Even though most leagues only count the most basic statistics, using advanced statistics can really help a person take off. If a person is not using statistics to their advantage, chances are somebody else in the league is doing it and getting an edge.

NFL 2014 Schedule, FREE Excel Spreadsheet

Update: Click here for NFL 2015 Schedule.

I turned the NFL 2014 schedule into a normalized Excel table.  So now, you can sort, filter, and PivotTable it!

Click this link to download the FREE Excel spreadsheet: NFL 2014 Schedule

Or, sample the below embedded spreadsheet:

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2014 NFL Draft Order, FREE Excel Spreadsheet

“The 2014 NFL Draft returns to prime-time, with the first round taking place Thursday, May 8, followed by the second and third rounds on Friday, May 9. Rounds 4-7 will be held Saturday, May 10.”

Download the FREE Excel spreadsheet of the NFL draft order: NFL Draft Order 2014

Or, sample the below embedded spreadsheet:

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Click here to visit NFL.com’s round-by-round draft tracker.  It’s updated automatically.

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Guest Blog: Vikings looking to strike gold in Cordarrelle Patterson

Jamaal Anderson

Moving up into the 1st Round and taking with the 29th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Cordarrelle Patterson, Wide Receiver, Tennessee.

Cordarrelle Patterson, Min (5) Tennessee – 6’2 216 lbs – 4.33 40-yard dash

The Vikings traded the farm to the Patriots to move up to snag Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson with the 29th selection overall in the NFL draft. The Vikings surrendered to the Patriots a 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 7th Round picks for the 29th overall pick to move up and draft the big speedy receiver….


Read the full article at the FFLockerRoom.