Content Warning: Lots of words to improve your chance at winning the championship by maybe 1%. Whether you’re fighting your way to make the playoffs cutoff or scratching nail and tooth to get yourself out of the last place position and out of whatever punishment your devious leaguemates have designed, I have a couple of […]
Neel Gupta is a part-time “Jack of All Trades” for the 33rd Team in the fantasy and betting division. He is a recent graduate of the honors program at Swarthmore College with concentrations in Mathematics, Computer Science, and English Literature.
Prior to joining the 33rd Team, Neel worked for Player Profiler in a similar capacity, writing and editing articles, conducting data driven research, and even editing a book, Matt Kelley’s Dynasty Dominator Reloaded: Building Super Teams for 2022 and Beyond. Neel has a journalism background as well, and expect to see him working closely with the content teams here at the 33rd Team.
Currently, Neel works full time at Ekimetrics, a data science consulting firm, where he hones his modeling and data treatment skills on marketing data during the day so he can bring the best practices to the fantasy football landscape by night. A passionate strategy game player and student of game theory, Neel generally focuses on using data to research lasting strategic trends that can help fantasy football players for years to come.
In his free time, Neel is an avid rock climber and tennis player (having played tennis in college) and enjoys following the NFL, NBA and ATP Tour.
Since we’re almost halfway through the season, now is a good time to reflect on the players who’ve either outperformed or underperformed expectations. This will allow us to evaluate our processes as fantasy football drafters and managers with the benefit of hindsight. Importantly, just because Browns RB Nick Chubb has excelled doesn’t mean we should […]
Rookies are intrinsically some of the most volatile assets we can leave fantasy drafts with since we’ve never seen them operate at the NFL level. Projecting how their talent translates to the field is an infamously difficult process. From the fantasy perspective, the uncertainty in a rookie’s range of outcomes is often what we desire […]
Bully Tight End is a relatively recent strategic innovation in the fantasy drafting space focused on exploiting the bimodal distribution of tight end scoring. If “bimodal distribution” scared you, think of it as tight ends either giving you elite production (Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews) or being TD-dependent with their scoring (almost every other TE). […]
Josh Larky (@JLarkyTweets) and I (@neel2112) recently completed a high stakes draft together in the Football Guys Player Championship, a 1QB, PPR, TE-Premium league. If you haven’t read part 1 of this article where we break down the higher and more important picks in the draft, read here. This article shows the thought process we used when rounding […]
Josh Larky (@JLarkyTweets) and I (@neel2112) recently completed a high stakes draft together in the Football Guys Player Championship, a 1QB, PPR, TE-Premium league. This year is our second try at placing in this tournament after getting sunk last year by Russell Wilson’s midseason injury and Calvin Ridley’s football betting suspension. Obviously, our play was […]
What is Stacking? Stacking is the simple practice of pairing teammates on the same offense together in your fantasy lineup, whether it be best ball, traditional redraft, or DFS. Stacking is all about taking advantage of correlation, the idea that players’ fantasy outcomes are not mathematically independent but instead interdependent, and tend to move in […]