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Name: Matt Waldman
Age: 38
Profession: Fantasy football columnist, magazine writer, and freelance writer.
Obsession: Taking pro prospect analysis to a new level of depravity.
First Book Read: I don't remember the first book I read, but the first good book had Nagurski, Grange, and Baugh as the subjects. I cut class in 2nd grade to read it.
Favorite Players: Brian Westbrook and Maurice Jones Drew...Exhibits A and B
Latest Accomplishment: Creating a MySpace page long after it was cool.

Fantasy Football Resume:

Favorite Part of Fantasy Football: Unearthing sleepers.


Matt's Recent Articles

20/20 Hindsight: Week 16 - 12/23/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 15 - 12/16/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 14 - 12/8/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 13 - 12/2/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 12 - 11/25/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 11 - 11/18/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 10 - 11/11/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 9 - 11/3/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 8 - 10/28/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 7 - 10/21/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 6 - 10/14/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 5 - 10/7/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 4 - 9/30/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 3 - 9/23/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 2 - 9/16/08
20/20 Hindsight: Week 1 - 9/9/08

Rookie Impact: Running Backs - 7/23/08
Rookie Impact: Wide Receivers - 7/15/08
Rookie Impact: Tight Ends - 7/7/08
Rookie Impact: Quarterbacks - 7/1/08

Gut Check: Volume 149 - Coda - 12/25/08
Gut Check: Volume 148 - Putting It In Perspective: Part II - 12/18/08
Gut Check: Volume 147 - Putting It In Perspective: Part I - 12/11/08
Gut Check: Volume 146 - A Pre-Playoff Examination - 12/4/08
Gut Check: Volume 145 - Servings From The Buffett Table - 11/27/08
Gut Check: Volume 144 - A Pre-Turkey Smorgasbord - 11/20/08
Gut Check: Volume 143 - Wacky (But Effective) Drafting Strategies - 11/13/08
Gut Check: Volume 142 - Going For Broke - 11/6/08
Gut Check: Volume 141 - Second Reads and Route Adjustments - 10/30/08
Gut Check: Volume 140 - Fantasy Seabiscuits - 10/23/08
Gut Check: Volume 139 - Visiting The Cattery - 10/16/08
Gut Check: Volume 138 - Sending Out An S.O.S - 10/9/08
Gut Check: Volume 137 - Feel A-Daring? - 10/2/08
Gut Check: Volume 136 - Housecleaning - 9/25/08
Gut Check: Volume 135 - Underrated Stats - 9/18/08
Gut Check: Volume 134 - Triage in the Aftermath of Week One - 9/11/08
Gut Check: Volume 133 - Bold Predictions - 9/4/08
Gut Check: Volume 132 - Women Against Fantasy Sports - 8/28/08
Gut Check: Volume 131 - Preseason All-Gut Check Team - 8/21/08
Gut Check: Volume 130 - Putting Logic In The Ejector Seat - 8/14/08
Gut Check: Volume 129 - Draft Strategy (What I Really Think) - 8/7/08
Gut Check: Volume 128 - Crank Score Projections: Part 2 - 7/31/08
Gut Check: Volume 127 - Crank Score Projections - 7/24/08
Gut Check: Volume 126 - New Crank? - 7/17/08
Gut Check: Volume 125 - Crank Scores - 7/11/08
Gut Check: Volume 124 - Fantasy Football Do’s, Don’ts, and Try At Least Once - 7/3/08
Gut Check: Volume 123 - RB Workloads - 6/26/08
Gut Check: Volume 122 - Breakout Wide Receivers: A Profile - 6/19/08
Gut Check: Volume 121 - Second Half Wonders - 6/12/08
Gut Check: Volume 120 - Below The Radar Long Shots - 6/5/08
2008 Post Draft Impressions - 5/1/08

Archives

2007

20/20 Hindsight: Week 16 - 12/25/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 15 - 12/18/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 14 - 12/11/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 13 - 12/3/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 12 - 11/27/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 11 - 11/20/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 10 - 11/13/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 9 - 11/6/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 8 - 10/30/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 7 - 10/23/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 6 - 10/15/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 5 - 10/9/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 4 - 10/2/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 3 - 9/25/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 2 - 9/18/07
20/20 Hindsight: Week 1 - 9/11/07

Rookie Impact: Running Backs - 7/30/07
Rookie Impact: Wide Receivers - 7/16/07
Rookie Impact: Tight Ends - 7/11/07
Rookie Impact: Quarterbacks - 7/1/07

Gut Check: Volume 119 - Dear Arthur - 12/13/07
Gut Check: Volume 118 - The "In Case You Didn't Notice" Game - 12/6/07
Gut Check: Volume 117 - 2008 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Preview - 11/29/07
Gut Check: Volume 116 - What I'm Thankful For, Football Style - 11/22/07
Gut Check: Volume 115 - Mid-Season Musings - 11/15/07
Gut Check: Volume 114 - Big Play Artists and Grinders, The Receivers - 11/8/07
Gut Check: Volume 113 - Big Play Artists and Grinders at QB and RB - 11/1/07
Gut Check: Volume 112 - WR and TE Consistency Score Ranking Splits - 10/25/07
Gut Check: Volume 111 - QB and RB Consistency Score Ranking Splits - 10/18/07
Gut Check: Volume 110 - Advice From The Substitute Teacher - 10/11/07
Gut Check: Volume 109 - Fantasy Gem Or Fool's Gold? - 10/4/07
Gut Check: Volume 108 - Target Practice - 9/27/07
Gut Check: Volume 107 - Get It? Got It? Good! - 9/20/07
Gut Check: Volume 106 - 2007 Bold Predictions - 9/13/07
Gut Check: Volume 105 - 2007 Preseason All-Gut Check Team - 9/6/07
Gut Check: Volume 104 - Distance Scoring League Analysis - 8/30/07
Gut Check: Volume 103 - Crank Score Projections: Pt 4 - 8/27/07
Gut Check: Volume 102 - Crank Score Projections: Pt 3 - 8/20/07
Gut Check: Volume 101 - Crank Score Projections: Pt 2 - 8/10/07
Gut Check: Volume 100 - Crank Score Projections - 8/6/07
Gut Check: Volume 99 - A Projections Primer Part 4: TEs - 8/3/07
Gut Check: Volume 98 - A Projections Primer Part 3: WRs - 7/27/07
Gut Check: Volume 97 - A Projections Primer Part 2: QBs - 7/20/07
Gut Check: Volume 96 - A Projections Primer Part 1: RBs - 7/13/07
Gut Check: Volume 95 - Projecting Player Performance - 7/6/07
Gut Check: Volume 94 - Below The Radar Long Shots - 6/28/07
Gut Check: Volume 93 - RB Splits Revisited - 6/21/07
Gut Check: Volume 92 - Second Half Wonders - 6/15/07
Gut Check: Volume 91 - Applying The 3rd-Year WR Theory For 2007 - 6/8/07
2007 Post-Draft Impressions: Pt 3 - 5/13/07
2007 Post-Draft Impressions: Pt 2 - 5/9/07
2007 Post-Draft Impressions: Pt 1 - 5/6/07

2006

20/20 Hindsight: Week 16 - 12/26/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 15 - 12/19/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 14 - 12/11/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 13 - 12/4/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 12 - 11/28/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 11 - 11/21/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 10 - 11/14/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 9 - 11/7/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 8 - 10/31/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 7 - 10/24/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 6 - 10/17/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 5 - 10/10/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 4 - 10/3/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 3 - 9/25/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 2 - 9/18/06
20/20 Hindsight: Week 1 - 9/12/06

Gut Check: Volume 90 - Dynasty Blog Excerpts - 12/28/06
Gut Check: Volume 89 - 2007 Free Agents - 12/21/06
Gut Check: Volume 88 - If Yours Truly had $ 1 Billion Dollars - 12/14/06
Gut Check: Volume 87 - Auction Draft Strategy Follow Up - 12/7/06
Gut Check: Volume 86 - All-Time Fantasy Squad - 11/30/06
Gut Check: Volume 85 - Deep Fried Turkeys Fantasy Style - 11/23/06
Gut Check: Volume 84 - Sleeper Contests - 11/16/06
Gut Check: Volume 83 - Spotting The Weasels - 11/9/06
Gut Check: Volume 82 - Second Half Splits - 11/3/06
Gut Check: Volume 81 - Halloween Treats and the 2007 Rookie Scouting Portfolio - 10/27/06
Gut Check: Volume 80 - In-Season Crank Scores: Pt 2 - 10/19/06
Gut Check: Volume 79 - In-Season Crank Scores: Pt 1 - 10/12/06
Gut Check: Volume 78 - Fantasy Gold Or Fool's Gold - 10/5/06
Gut Check: Volume 77 - Scoring Proficiency - 9/28/06
Gut Check: Volume 76 - Early Target Practice - 9/21/06
Gut Check: Volume 75 - The 2007 Rookie Scouting Portfolio: A Preview And A Look Back - 9/14/06
Gut Check: Volume 74 - 2006 Preseason All-Below The Radar Team - 9/7/06
Gut Check: Volume 73 - 2006 Preseason All-Gut Check Team - 8/31/06
Gut Check: Volume 72 - Bold Predictions - 8/25/06
Gut Check: Volume 71 - The Post-Mortem Of A Draft - 8/15/06
Gut Check: Volume 70 - Auction Strategies - 8/8/06
Gut Check: Volume 69 - 2006 Crank Scores Part IV - 8/4/06
Gut Check: Volume 68 - 2006 Crank Scores Part III - 7/25/06
Gut Check: Volume 67 - 2006 Crank Scores Part II - 7/18/06
Gut Check: Volume 66 - 2006 Crank Scores Part I - 7/12/06
Gut Check: Volume 65 - Workload Splits For Runners - 7/4/06
Gut Check: Volume 64 - Below The Radar: Long Shot - 6/27/06
Gut Check: Volume 63 - Pitch And Catch Combos - 6/20/06
Gut Check: Volume 62 - Applying The 3rd-Year WR Theory For 2006 - 6/13/06
Gut Check: Volume 61 - Second Half Wonders - 6/6/06
20/20 Hindsight: Post-Draft Impressions - 5/2/06

Rookie Impact: Running Backs - 7/26/06
Rookie Impact: Wide Receivers - 7/6/06
Rookie Impact: Tight Ends - 6/26/06
Rookie Impact: Quarterbacks - 6/19/06

2005

20/20 Hindsight: Week 16 - 12/27/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 15 - 12/20/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 14 - 12/13/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 13 - 12/6/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 12 - 11/29/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 11 - 11/22/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 10 - 11/15/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 9 - 11/8/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 8 - 11/1/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 7 - 10/25/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 6 - 10/18/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 5 - 10/11/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 4 - 10/4/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 3 - 9/27/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 2 - 9/20/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 1 - 9/13/05
20/20 Hindsight: Week 0 - 9/7/05

RB Tyrone Moss, Miami
RB Reggie McNeal, Texas A&M
QB Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson
RB Kenneth Darby, Alabama
RB Mike Bell, Arizona
RB Brian Calhoun, Wisconsin
RB Michael Bush, Louisville
QB Omar Jacobs, Bowling Green

Gut Check: Volume 60 - BTR - Redux: RBs & QBs - 12/22/05
Gut Check: Volume 59 - BTR - Redux: IDP - 12/15/05
Gut Check: Volume 58 - BTR - Redux: Receivers - 12/8/05
Gut Check: Volume 57 - David Garrard - 12/1/05
Gut Check: Volume 56 - Serving Up An RB Feast - 11/24/05
Gut Check: Volume 55 - Raiding The Infirmary - 11/17/05
Gut Check: Volume 54 - Mid-Season Crank Scores - 11/10/05
Gut Check: Volume 53 - Musings - 11/3/05
Gut Check: Volume 52 - Career Placement of NFL Running Backs - 10/27/05
Gut Check: Volume 51 - Double Takes - 10/20/05
Gut Check: Volume 50 - Looking for Inspiration from The Gumbo - 10/13/05
Gut Check: Volume 49 - Upon Further Review - 10/6/05
Gut Check: Volume 48 - Notes From The Film Room - 9/29/05
Gut Check: Volume 47 - On Target - 9/22/05
Gut Check: Volume 46 - Scouting NFL Prospects - 9/15/05
Gut Check: Volume 45 - Preparing for the FFTOC - 9/6/05
Gut Check: Volume 44 - All-Gut Check Preseason Fantasy Roster - 8/30/05
Gut Check: Volume 43 - Bold Predictions - 8/23/05
Gut Check: Volume 42 - Players On And Off The Fantasy Radar - 8/16/05
Gut Check: Volume 41 - Consistency: The Crank Sheet - 8/9/05
Gut Check: Volume 40 - Consistency: Crank Scores - 8/2/05
Gut Check: Volume 39 - Don't Take Old Pepper? - 7/26/05
Gut Check: Volume 38 - Three-Year WR & TE Season Splits - 7/19/05
Gut Check: Volume 37 - Three-Year QB Season Splits - 7/12/05
Gut Check: Volume 36 - Three-Year RB Season Splits - 7/5/05
Gut Check: Volume 35 - Applying The 3rd-Year WR Theory For 2005 - 6/28/05
Gut Check: Volume 34 - No Love For These Back? - 6/21/05
Gut Check: Volume 33 - Below The Radar Long Shot: 2005 - 6/13/05
Gut Check: Volume 32 - Frank Gore - 6/6/05

Rookie Impact: Running Backs - 7/21/05
Rookie Impact: Wide Receivers - 7/18/05
Rookie Impact: Tight Ends - 7/11/05
Rookie Impact: Quarterbacks - 7/7/05

2004
Gut Check: Volume 31 - Year In Review - 12/30/04
Gut Check: Volume 30 - Rookie Prospects - 12/23/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 15 - 12/21/04
Gut Check: Volume 29 - Playoff Consistency - 12/16/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 14 - 12/14/04
Gut Check: Volume 28 - A Pre-Free Agency/Pre-Draft Fantasy Outlook Of Offensive Units - 12/9/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 13 - 12/7/04
Gut Check: Volume 27 - Random Thoughts - 12/3/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 12 - 11/29/04
Gut Check: Volume 26 - Shaun King - 11/26/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 11 - 11/23/04
Gut Check: Volume 25 - Raiding The Infirmary - 11/18/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 10 - 11/16/04
Gut Check: Volume 24 - RB Glut, A Look Ahead - 11/11/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 9 - 11/9/04
Gut Check: Volume 23 - Mid-Season Offensive Line Ratings - 11/4/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 8 - 11/2/04
Gut Check: Volume 22 - Rookie Keepers - 10/28/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 7 - 10/26/04
Gut Check: Volume 21 - WR Target Percentage - 10/21/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 6 - 10/19/04
Gut Check: Volume 20 - 2nd Half Differentials - 10/14/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 5 - 10/12/04
Gut Check: Volume 19 - 1st Qtr Stat Line - 10/7/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 4 - 10/5/04
Gut Check: Volume 18 - Scoring Proficiency - 9/30/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 3 - 9/28/04
Gut Check: Volume 17 - The Panic Button - 9/23/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 2 - 9/21/04
Gut Check: Volume 16 - Consistency Ratings - 9/16/04
20/20 Hindsight - Week 1 - 9/14/04
Gut Check: Volume 15 - Bold Predictions - 9/7/04
Gut Check: Volume 14 - Applying The 3rd-Year WR Theory - 8/31/04
Gut Check: Volume 13 - Preseason All-Gut Check Offense - 8/24/04
Gut Check: Volume 12 - Knowing Your League: Part 4 - 8/17/04
Gut Check: Volume 11 - Knowing Your League: Part 3 - 8/10/04
Gut Check: Volume 10 - Knowing Your League: Part 2 - 8/3/04
Gut Check: Volume 9 - Knowing Your League: Part 1 - 7/27/04
Gut Check: Volume 8 - The "Abby Normal" Offensive Line Ratings - 7/20/04
Gut Check: Volume 7 - Under The Radar - 7/13/04
Gut Check: Volume 6 - Byron Leftwich - 7/6/04
Gut Check: Volume 5 - Quincy Wilson - 6/29/04
Gut Check: Volume 4 - Lee Suggs - 6/22/04
Gut Check: Volume 3 - Larry Fitzgerald - 6/15/04
Gut Check: Volume 2 - Brandon Lloyd - 6/10/04
Gut Check: Volume 1 - Brian Westbrook - 6/3/04