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The previous slides can help you assemble a good team, but to push your team over the top without using blind luck you should consider some of the following slides.
A more complicated statistic to look at is a team's trends on offense. Some teams like to pound the football more, whereas some like to air it out. This is an important trend to examine before you decide to draft a certain player.
For instance, it is well known in a lot of fantasy circles that in previous years the Indianapolis Colts have preferred their passing game over their running game, even in red zone situations.
This reduced the value of someone like Joseph Addai. He may be a decent running back, but remember, this is about trying to accumulate the most points and touchdowns are worth more than yards.
On the other hand, this increases the value of Peyton Manning, a perennial early quarterback selection.
Another excellent example was Green Bay last year after they lost Ryan Grant leading into the playoffs.
There was a steep drop-off in talent between Ryan Grant and his backup, James Starks. While the fantasy gurus told us to pick up Starks, what they neglected to realize was how big of a talent difference there was and how it would change the offensive philosophy.
In three games, Starks rushed for a total of 101 yards and no touchdowns. That's not each game. That means his average yards per game was 33.7.
This is not totally his fault as he averaged only around 10 rushes per game.
The reason is that the Packers realized they had way more explosive weapons in their passing game, so they virtually shut down their running game.
So rather than picking up Starks on the waivers, it would have been been more advantageous to go out and get the Packers' third or fourth string wide receiver (or their backup tight end after Jermichael Finley got injured) than to get their second string running back. In addition, the value of Aaron Rodgers skyrocketed.
In summation, take a look at how much a team runs or throws the ball and what their offensive identity is. Read some interviews with their quarterback or head coach.
Some teams will flat out say they plan on running the ball more or passing more in the upcoming season. For other teams, you're going to have to do a little more research than that.