Guest UncleOdds 4 Player Profiles

Guest UncleOdds 4 Player Profiles by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Utter-Fantasy welcomes fantasy football extraordinaire RotoUncleOdds as a guest writer this week, sharing with us four player profiles.
TB QB Jameis Winston tops his “Dynasty Profile” list, followed by ARI RB David Johnson, OAK WR Amari Cooper and WASH TE Jordan Reed. Enjoy “the Uncle’s” insight into these players and why he likes them for the upcoming season.

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Quarterback Jameis Winston-

Jameis Winston 2015 Passing Stats

2015 TB 16 312 535 4,042 22


UncleOdds Projections 2016 Jameis Winston Passing

2015 TB 16 340 560 4,165 26


Jameis Winston, like most rookies, had good and bad performances last season. Following a very poor Week 1 performance, his game level began to evolve. Winston finished the season with an overall grade that ranked 13th among quarterbacks and earned him PFF’s Rookie of the Year award. As the the season went on, Winston improved dramatically, ranking 8th over the final seven weeks of 2016. When the young rookie was not pressured, he had the 8th-highest passing grade in the league. This is a margin spot where he can still improve. With time to build chemistry, I see a very strong, dynamic duo forming with WR Mike Evans for 2016. I have Winston as my 6th ranked dynasty QB. He has young hungry Bucs around him, which includes Evans, RB Doug Martin (who finished 2nd rushing yards with 1402 yards), RB Charles Sims, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and rookie WR Kenny Bell. It’s a team-base of young, incredibly talented players, who can be successful together in the NFL for years to come. Winston was in “learning mode” last season, and I see him developing into one of the better quarterbacks in the future.


Running Back David Johnson-

David Johnson 2015 Rushing Stats

2015 ARI 16 125 581 4.6 47 8


UncleOdds Projections 2016 David Johnson Rushing

2015 ARI 16 256 1190 4.6 —- 9


Johnson ranked #1? Why Johnson over Gurley or Bell?  My decision is not based on stats or data like most of my calls in fantasy football, but rather on my gut intuition. There’s no doubt Gurley and Bell have proven themselves as two of the best RBs in the league, with both having better averages (Bell 4.9 and Gurley 4.8) than Johnson and both can be used as receivers. Gurley and Bell are amazing, but guess what…so is David Johnson! Drafted in 2015, Johnson didn’t have an important role in the first 11 weeks of the season, and it wasn’t until Week 12 that Johnson got his first start. He then held the starting job for the rest of the season, gaining a league-best 131.7 yards per game from scrimmage during that time.

My point on Johnson is that his situation may allow him to stay healthy/ healthier for the next few seasons! If you can stop Todd Gurley, you stop the Rams. How much punishment will Gurley receive and how much will he be able to take? With a rookie quarterback, the Rams offense will depend on Gurley alot, and for 2016, this could be a “one man wolf-pack’’. Le’Veon on the other hand, is coming off from a MCL torn season-ending injury, and most players don’t come back at the same level that they left prior to the injury. David Johnson has a strong Cardinal’s offense around him, so he doesn’t have to carry the team’s offense on his shoulders and he won’t be taking as much punishment as Gurley and Bell. I see a healthier player in Johnson for the upcoming season and beyond, which makes him my #1 dynasty running back.

I look forward to sitting in my mancave when the 2016 season starts watching which one of these 3 great backs, does in fact, becomes #1 for 2016 and also how these 3 continue to develop into their best potential.


Wide Receiver Amari Cooper-

Amari Cooper 2015 Receiving Stats

2015 OAK 16 72 130 1,070 14.9 68 6


UncleOdds Projections 2016 Amari Cooper Receiving

2015 OAK 16 80 147 1,192 14.9 —– 8


Amari Cooper is a player with amazing speed/acceleration who stays at the top of his routes, and who has owned the post route. Cooper, in his first season in Oakland, developed great chemistry with Derek Carr early on, hauling in 72 passes for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns. In 2015, he was targeted 130 times! The former Alabama star added another feat to his outstanding rookie season by amassing the most receptions by a wide receiver, 21 years old or younger, in NFL history. Cooper also became the first Oakland rookie wide receiver to reach 1,000 receiving yards.

Targeting his favorite weapon often, OAK QB Carr’s passer rating improved from 76.6 to 91.1 last season, ending 2015 with 3,987 yards and 32 touchdowns. In only his 2nd year in the league, Carr had had to learn two different systems.  “I think it helps that he doesn’t have to learn a new language again,” OC Bill Musgrave said of Derek. Carr is a quaterback on the rise and the Raiders have the right tools to be a great offensive team, with WR Michael Crabtree, RB Latavius Murray, and new addition RB DeAndre Washington. Washington was selected by Oakland in the 5th round of the 2016 NFL Draft and will be a nice compliment to RB Murray. I have high expectations for him, particularly in dynasty leagues. All these weapons that the Raiders have offensively will only make young Amari a better player.


Tight End Jordan Reed-

Jordan Reed 2015 Receiving Stats

2015 WSH 14 87 114 952 10.9 32 11


UncleOdds Projections 2015 Jordan Reed Receiving

2015 WSH 16 80 108 948 11.8 —– 9


In previous years, the tight end position was Gronk and then the rest. Thankfully for the NFL and fantasy football, we now we have a lot more  names to talk about, i.e Greg Olsen, Tyler Eifert, Jordan Reed, Gary Barnidge, Travis Kelce, Delanie Walker, and Zach Ertz. ( I apologize if I left out your favorite!) I personally love Reed and at only 25 years old (Gronk 27), he made 87 catches in 2015 for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns, making him Washington’s leading receiver last season. Reed is a tight end but his production is similar to that of a wide receiver. He is very dangerous on a lot of routes, and he is worth gold in the red zone. It might interest you to know that Reed not only played his collegiate career as a tight end, but also as a wide receiver and even as quarterback.  Jordan Reed- “Honestly, I feel like playing quarterback helped me out a lot – knowing which guys were going to cover me, being able to read the defense, things like that”. Jordan Reed is sitting out minicamp after suffering an ankle injury, but the Uncle says to draft Reed with confidence. Currently ranked as my #2 dynasty TE.


Guest UncleOdds 2016 Dynasty Rankings

Guest UncleOdds 2016 Dynasty Rankings by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles


Utter-Fantasy welcomes fantasy football extraordinaire RotoUncleOdds as a guest writer this week, sharing with us his 2016 Dynasty Rankings.
CAR QB Cam Newton tops his “Dynasty Quarterback” Board, while ARI RB David Johnson, NYG WR Odell Beckham Jr and NE TE Rob Gronkowski top his “Dynasty Running Back, Wide Receiver and Tight End” boards respectively.

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UncleOdds Dynasty Rankings 2016
Rank QB Rank RB Rank WR Rank TE
1 Cam Newton CAR 1 David Johnson ARI 1 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG 1 Rob Gronkowski NE
2 Andrew Luck IND 2 Le’Veon Bell PIT 2 DeAndre Hopkins HOU 2 Jordan Reed WAS
3 Russell Wilson SEA 3 Todd Gurley LA 3 Julio Jones ATL 3 Tyler Eifert CIN
4 Aaron Rodgers GB 4 Devonta Freeman ATL 4 Antonio Brown PIT 4 Greg Olsen CAR
5 Marcus Mariota TEN 5 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 5 Allen Robinson JAC 5 Travis Kelce KC
6 Jameis Winston TB 6 Lamar Miller HOU 6 Amari Cooper OAK 6 Zach Ertz PHI
7 Derek Carr OAK 7 Doug Martin TB 7 Sammy Watkins BUF 7 Eric Ebron DET
8 Blake Bortles JAC 8 Dion Lewis NE 8 Dez Bryant DAL 8 Julius Thomas JAC
9 Ben Roethlisberger PIT 9 Mark Ingram NO 9 Alshon Jeffery CHI 9 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB
10 Tom Brady NE 10 Carlos Hyde SF 10 Mike Evans TB 10 Ladarius Green PIT
11 Philip Rivers SD 11 T.J. Yeldon JAC 11 A.J. Green CIN 11 Delanie Walker TEN
12 Drew Brees NO 12 C.J. Anderson DEN 12 Keenan Allen SD 12 Jimmy Graham SEA
13 Matt Ryan ATL 13 Eddie Lacy GB 13 Brandin Cooks NO 13 Coby Fleener NO
14 Andy Dalton CIN 14 Thomas Rawls SEA 14 T.Y. Hilton IND 14 Gary Barnidge CLE
15 Teddy Bridgewater MIN 15 Adrian Peterson MIN 15 Devante Parker MIA 15 Maxx Williams BAL
16 Ryan Tannehill MIA 16 Jamaal Charles KC 16 Laquon Treadwell MIN 16 Hunter Henry SD
17 Jared Goff LA 17 Derrick Henry TEN 17 Randall Cobb GB 17 Dwayne Allen IND
18 Tyrod Taylor BUF 18 Kenneth Dixon BAL 18 Demaryius Thomas DEN 18 Charles Clay BUF
19 Matthew Stafford DET 19 Melvin Gordon SD 19 Jarvis Landry MIA 19 Clive Walford OAK
20 Carson Wentz PHI 20 Duke Johnson CLE 20 Corey Coleman CLE 20 Kyle Rudolph MIN
21 Kirk Cousins WAS 21 Ameer Abdullah DET 21 Kevin White CHI 21 Antonio Gates SD
22 Eli Manning NYG 22 Jay Ajayi MIA 22 Dorial Green-Beckham TEN 22 Jordan Cameron MIA
23 Paxton Lynch DEN 23 Giovani Bernard CIN 23 Josh Doctson WAS 23 Martellus Bennett NE
24 Carson Palmer ARI 24 LeSean McCoy BUF 24 Donte Moncrief IND 24 Jace Amaro NYJ
25 Tony Romo DAL 25 Jeremy Hill CIN 25 Brandon Marshall NYJ 25 Jared Cook GB
26 Brock Osweiler HOU 26 Latavius Murray OAK 26 Michael Floyd ARI 26 Austin Hooper ATL
27 Joe Flacco BAL 27 DeMarco Murray TEN 27 Jordy Nelson GB 27 Jason Witten DAL
28 Colin Kaepernick SF 28 Karlos Williams BUF 28 Kelvin Benjamin CAR 28 MyCole Pruitt MIN
29 Jay Cutler CHI 29 Jeremy Langford CHI 29 Allen Hurns JAC 29 Richard Rodgers GB
30 Alex Smith KC 30 Matt Jones WAS 30 Eric Decker NYJ 30 Tyler Higbee LA
31 Robert Griffin CLE 31 C.J. Prosise SEA 31 Breshad Perriman BAL 31 Thomas Duarte MIA
32 Ryan Fitzpatrick FA 32 Matt Forte NYJ 32 John Brown ARI 32 Vance McDonald SF
33 Charles Sims TB 33 Sterling Shepard NYG
34 Tevin Coleman ATL 34 Jeremy Maclin KC
35 Devontae Booker DEN 35 Tyler Lockett SEA
36 Jerick McKinnon MIN 36 Julian Edelman NE
37 DeAndre Washington OAK 37 Jordan Matthews PHI
38 Ryan Mathews PHI 38 Michael Thomas NO
39 Jordan Howard CHI 39 Golden Tate DET
40 Charkandrick West KC 40 Emmanuel Sanders DEN
41 Jonathan Stewart CAR 41 Michael Crabtree OAK
42 Isaiah Crowell CLE 42 Stefon Diggs MIN
43 Kenyan Drake MIA 43 Josh Gordon CLE
44 Javorius Allen BAL 44 Doug Baldwin SEA
45 Theo Riddick DET 45 Will Fuller HOU
46 Jonathan Williams BUF 46 Tyler Boyd CIN
47 Keith Marshall WAS 47 DeSean Jackson WAS
48 Danny Woodhead SD 48 Devin Funchess CAR
49 Paul Perkins NYG 49 Leonte Carroo MIA
50 Keith Marshall WAS 50 Nelson Agholor PHI
51 Jonathan Williams BUF 51 Marvin Jones DET
52 Chris Ivory JAC 52 Martavis Bryant PIT
53 Wendell Smallwood PHI 53 Sammie Coates PIT
54 Alfred Morris DAL 54 Phillip Dorsett IND
55 Tyler Ervin HOU 55 Tavon Austin LA
56 Chris Thompson WAS 56 Willie Snead NO
57 Bilal Powell NYJ 57 Torrey Smith SF
58 James Starks GB 58 Travis Benjamin SD
59 Justin Forsett BAL 59 Davante Adams GB
60 Andre Ellington ARI 60 Kenny Bell TB
61 Rashad Jennings NYG 61 Pharoh Cooper LA
62 Shane Vereen NYG 62 Rishard Matthews TEN
63 Frank Gore IND 63 Larry Fitzgerald ARI
64 C.J. Spiller NO 64 Kendall Wright TEN
65 Ronnie Hillman DEN 65 Braxton Miller HOU
66 Darren McFadden DAL 66 Chris Conley KC
67 David Cobb TEN 67 Jamison Crowder WAS
68 Spencer Ware KC 68 Malcolm Mitchell NE
69 Tre Mason LA 69 Jaelen Strong HOU
70 Cameron Artis-Payne CAR 70 Ty Montgomery GB

The Commissioner of 300 Fantasy Leagues

The Commissioner of 300 Fantasy Leagues by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

As a fantasy football fanatic, as a fantasy commissioner and as the creator of, I couldn’t help but take notice of someone in our fantasy football community who is the commissioner of over 300 leagues. His name is Matt Dougherty, and he is the owner of and Since 2007, Quest has been the top provider of long-term fantasy football leagues, who’s specialty is dynasty leagues, but who also hosts keeper leagues and the traditional (or “redraft”) leagues.

My mission, and Matt has accepted, is to find out a little about Mr. Dougherty, and information regarding his fascinating fantasy football websites. I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Utter-Fantasy Question #1 to Matt Dougherty) My first introduction to fantasy football was back in 1985, so I have been doing this for a while. I have an educated guess that you have been doing this for a while as well. What got you interested in fantasy football to begin with?

I have been a huge NFL fan and diehard Washington fan and season ticket holder since I was a child. HTTR!
I discovered fantasy sports in the 90’s and started with a redraft league, then keeper leagues and once I discovered dynasty, I was hooked. I love the bond that is formed with your team and fellow league mates as well as the rivalries that form. Dynasty leagues are year-round and I love the ability to trade and interact with league members during the off-season.


Utter-Fantasy Question #2) That first league that I started with back in 1985, is still a fun and competitive league today. How many fantasy football leagues do you participate in? Are there 1 or 2 that you have participated in for a number of years?

With the growing number of leagues I am running, I have had to cut back the number of leagues that I am in, but I still participate in about 15 dynasty leagues. A couple of them began back in the early 2000’s.  I have also recently discovered Best Ball dynasty leagues, which are leagues where there are no waivers and the system selects your best lineup each week based on the highest scoring players.  This format is great for owners with multiple leagues and limited time. We just started offering this league type at QuestFFL with great success.


Utter-Fantasy Question #3) I am the commissioner of a couple of leagues myself, and that’s plenty. How does any human being manage to be the commissioner of over 300 dynasty leagues?

It takes a good deal of planning and being as organized as possible.


Utter-Fantasy Question #4) What is the most demanding part of being the commissioner of so many leagues?

Definitely the time commitment.  In May, Quest and FFLS held its annual Rookie drafts. Over 2 weekends I ran close to 300 rookie drafts. I don’t think I left my computer or slept for a week straight. I had a blast following all of the drafts though and interacting with all of the owners!


Utter-Fantasy Question #5) You are the owner of and What was your inspiration for the 2 sites?

I used to participate in several leagues where the commissioner was unresponsive, took days to process trades and was not receptive to changes in the league.  As a commissioner I take pride in being very responsive. I have my smartphone tied to my hip and always respond to questions and trades very quickly. I also welcome constructive comments and criticisms on ways to improve the sites. These are your leagues!


Utter-Fantasy Question #6) Is there a difference between Quest and FFLS?

The FantasyFootballLeagueSite has an extra flex spot for lineups and also uses a taxi squad which is modeled after the NFL practice squad.  At QuestFFL we offer a wider variety of dynasty and keeper league types such as Best Ball, SuperFlex, Devy and Auction Salary Cap Dynasty leagues as well as a traditional keeper leagues where you keep a total of 7 players each year.  We also run a Quest League of Champions- invite only league, reserved for our most active owners.  This a free league with a large 1st place prize.


Utter-Fantasy Question #7) Can fantasy football owners join QuestFFL and FantasyFootballLeagueSite even after the NFL season begins?

We stop offering startup leagues right before the start of the season but there are usually some orphan teams that are available at big discounts during the season.


Utter-Fantasy Question #8) What’s the most common question that you are asked about your two fantasy football websites?

Will my league ever fold and will I get paid my winnings at the end of the season?

With the demise of several large dynasty sites in recent years, we wanted to provide more security for owners.  We just recently moved all league funds to LeagueSafe at QuestFFL and FantasyFootballLeagueSite.  All league funds are held in a LeagueSafe escrow account.  The commissioner has no access to these league funds.  At the end of the season, a majority of league members must vote to approve the allocation of winnings.  Winnings are sent by the end of December each year.

Since offering dynasty leagues in 2007, we have never folded a traditional dynasty league. While most of our owners are committed long-term, each year some owners decide to leave the league for a variety of reasons.  In order to entice new owners to take over the orphan teams, we offer these orphans at significant discounts. We currently are offering orphans at close to 40% off the regular entry fee. The payout structure remains the same even if a team gets sold at a discount.


Utter-Fantasy Question #9) What tends to be the most popular league that fantasy football owners join at Quest and FFLS?

Besides our traditional dynasty league, Devy dynasty leagues are becoming increasingly popular. In this league format, there is an annual draft in August reserved for non professional players. Any college player is eligible.
This allows you to follow college players as they make their way to the NFL. You can even select a high school player.  In the first devy draft I ran many years ago, an owner selected Dorial Green- Beckham who was a high school senior at the time.


Utter-Fantasy Question #10) On Twitter you write- “Send me your #dynasty questions!” Is fantasy football advice something the 2 sites provide, or something you do for your twitter followers?

As a commissioner, I need to be impartial and do not offer any advice to owners on either site.  However, I do offer advice on my personal Twitter account, @MattDynastyFF.  I have run over 300 drafts and processed thousands of trades so far this offseason so I have a great idea of player values.


Utter-Fantasy Question #11) Where would you like to see Quest and FFLS, 5 years from now?

The possibilities are endless.  I always welcome and encourage feedback from owners on ways I can improve the leagues. In recent years I have implemented many changes including implementing a toilet bowl, 3rd place game, additional roster and flex spots.  All of these changes are based on feedback from owners and will continue to make improvements based on the feedback I receive.


Utter-Fantasy Question #12) Is there anything else, that would you like fantasy football owners to know about Quest and FFLS?

On both sites we have a large number of startup leagues currently open and will have drafts running continuously through the start of the season. We also have several dynasty orphan teams that are discounted up to 40% off the normal entry fee.  We also offer an additional $15 discount off any purchase for new owners.

Looking forward to great 2016 NFL season!



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