Neel Gupta

Neel Gupta

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.

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Bully Tight End: How, When, and Where (Almost Never)

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). […]

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High Stakes Draft Breakdown Part 2

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 […]

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High Stakes Draft Breakdown

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 […]

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Fantasy Football: Stacking 101

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 […]