Derek Frei

Derek lives in the mountains, where he spends his time studying football statistics and probably not getting enough oxygen in the high altitude.

What I Saw: Thoughts On Every Game, Week 11 (Part 1)

This is our weekly game review post, examining half the games from week 11. My colleague Sam will be along with the other half shortly. Bills Vs. Chargers QB:      The Great Nathan Peterson Experiment® ended in record-setting fashion. Unfortunately, the ‘record’ set was ‘worst NFL quarterback performance in the past forty years’. Woof. Peterson threw […]


This is part two of our weekly series that examines every game (see part 1 here) Dolphins vs. Ravens Misc. Observations:        Something is rotten in Miami. They should change their name from the ‘Dolphins’ to the ‘Bumblebee Tunas’ QB:         Move along, nothing to see here. RB:         Miami coach Adam Gase was reportedly furious at his […]

What I Saw: Thoughts On Every Week 6 Game

Good afternoon sports fans. We’ve heard your feedback loud and clear, and we’re back to covering every game from the prior week. As always, use CTRL + F to find players of particular interest to you. Eagles vs. Panthers Misc. Observations: After a brief controversy over some alleged misogynistic comments, Cam Newton tried to make […]

What I Saw: Thoughts On Week 5

Welcome back sports friends. As our inaugural season gets going, we’re trying a few format changes for some of our articles, including this one. Going forward, we’re hoping to strip out the extraneous fluff and leave the tasty morsels from each week. The following are the things that most stood out to me from week […]

What I Saw: Thoughts on Every Week 4 Game

Welcome back sports fans. In this series, we examine every game from the previous week and try to make some sense from this senseless game. We’ve got a lot to talk about this week, so let’s get to it. As always, you’re encouraged to use Ctrl+F to find your players quickly. Bears vs. Packers QBs: […]

What I Saw: Thoughts On Every Week 3 Game

Welcome back sports fans. This was a very strange week in fantasy football. It almost felt like we slipped into an alternate dimension where everyone has goatees and is evil. All the ‘experts’ were wrong about everything of course, and Jacksonville’s Mercedes Lewis scored nearly twice as many fantasy points as Rob Gronkowsi. In the […]

What I Saw: Thoughts on Every Week 2 Game

Welcome back, Each week I’ll be going through and analyzing every game that occurred the weekend before, offering whatever nuggets of wisdom I can. It may be useful to use Ctrl + F to find specific players you’re interested in. This week was a hecatomb, especially at the tight end position. I hope your team […]

What I Saw: Thoughts On Every Week 1 Game

Hey there sports-fans. Each week I’ll be analyzing every NFL game and putting my thoughts here. I should have something to say about almost all fantasy relevant players, you may find Ctrl + F useful. We’ve got a lot of work to do, so let’s hop in. Chiefs vs Patriots The Chiefs are that annoying […]

Derek Frei’s 10 Bold Predictions for 2017

Every fantasy analyst has certain intuitions that are just too weird to publish. Luckily, years ago some genius decided to package their fever dreams and call them ‘bold’ predictions. The word bold is like a get out of jail free card. It’s great. If one of the predictions pans out, you get to call yourself […]

Thoughts on Preseason Week 3

Watching the NFL preseason is like watching NASCAR. It’s really boring for 98% of the time unless you have arcane and intricate knowledge of the sport, an then there’s a car crash and you’re entertained for 15 seconds. No one blames you for giving the preseason a pass, especially now that I’m here to watch […]