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Coventry covers football and baseball for RotoWire. He started playing fantasy football in 1994 and won a national contest in 1996. He also nabbed five top-50 finishes in national contests from 2008 to 2012 before turning his attention to DFS. A published author, Coventry wrote a book about relationships, "The Secret of Life", in 2013.

Fantasy sports articles written by Jim Coventry

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 6 Picks

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 6 Picks

Jim Coventry loves DeAndre Hopkins' bankable target volume in Week 6 as the Texans prepare to host the winless Browns.

IDP Analysis: Week 6 Matchups

IDP Analysis: Week 6 Matchups

Jim Coventry reveals which IDP candidates have favorable matchups in Week 6, including Ha Ha Clinton-Dix against a middling Vikings offense.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 5 Picks

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 5 Picks

Jim Coventry finds some strong values on the Week 5 slate, including Carlos Hyde as the focal point of the 49ers offense in a soft matchup against the Colts.

IDP Analysis: Week 5 Matchups

IDP Analysis: Week 5 Matchups

Jim Coventry breaks down the Week 5 IDP outlook as Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor hopes to feast on the Rams on Sunday.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 4 Picks

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 4 Picks

Jim Coventry bites the bullet and recommends a struggling Can Newton as a tournament play in Week 4 as the Panthers take on what has been a very soft Patriots defense.

IDP Analysis: Week 4 Matchups

IDP Analysis: Week 4 Matchups

Jim Coventry looks at key IDP options who are poised for production in Week 4, including Seattle's Cliff Avril, who faces a Colts offense that should throw often.

IDP Analysis: Week 3 Matchups

IDP Analysis: Week 3 Matchups

Jim Coventry looks at IDP plays for Week 3 as Carlos Dunlap looks to get into the sack column Sunday against the Packers.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 3 Picks

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 3 Picks

Jim Coventry reviews the slate for Week 3 and thinks Jay Ajayi should be in line for another big game against a Jets defense that already seems checked out this season.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 2 Picks

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 2 Picks

Jim Coventry looks at the slate heading into Week 2 and expects Demaryius Thomas to continue seeing a high target volume in a matchup against an unproven Cowboys secondary.

IDP Analysis: Week 2 Matchups

IDP Analysis: Week 2 Matchups

Jim Coventry looks at intriguing IDP matchups for Week 2 as T.J. Watt should continue to make a name for himself against the Vikings.

IDP Analysis: Week 1 Matchups

IDP Analysis: Week 1 Matchups

Jim Coventry covers some strong IDP plays for Week 1, including the Rams' Robert Quinn, who has a seemingly great matchup against a weakened Colts offense.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 1 Picks

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 1 Picks

Jim Coventry takes a look at the landscape heading into another season, and thinks last year's offensive line issues for the Vikings won't be a factor in a big pro debut for Dalvin Cook.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Thursday Preseason Picks

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Thursday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry picks the final week of preseason on FanDuel as Mitchell Trubisky could get enough playing time Thursday to make him an easy pick.

IDP Analysis: IDP Watchlist

IDP Analysis: IDP Watchlist

Jim Coventry looks at IDPs whose role or fantasy value has changed recently, including Pittsburgh linebacker T.J. Watt.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Sunday Preseason Picks

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Sunday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry picks the Sunday FanDuel slate as A.J. Green, who had six targets last week, could be heavily targeted again.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Saturday Preseason Picks

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Saturday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry picks the Saturday preseason slate on FanDuel as Jameis Winston looks to continue to a strong preseason against the Browns.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Friday Preseason Picks

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Friday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry breaks down the Friday preseason slate on FanDuel as Russell Wilson and the Seahawks' starters should get extended playing time against the Chiefs.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Thursday Preseason Picks

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Thursday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry previews FanDuel's Thursday preseason slate as Jay Cutler should get enough playing time to make him a viable option.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Sunday Preseason Picks

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Sunday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry previews the Sunday preseason slate on DraftKings as Antonio Gates should be good for some red-zone targets even if he doesn't play much.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Sunday Preseason Picks

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Sunday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry picks the FanDuel Sunday preseason slate as Philip Rivers should see more action in the team's second preseason game.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Saturday Preseason Picks

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Saturday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry looks at the Saturday preseason slate on DraftKings as Joe Mixon looks to nail down the starting running back job with the Bengals.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Saturday Preseason Picks

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Saturday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry breaks down the Saturday preseason action on FanDuel as Kenny Golladay looks to back up his impressive debut for the Lions.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Thursday Preseason Picks

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Thursday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry breaks down the Thursday preseason slate on FanDuel as Mike Evans looks like he'll get enough playing time to be a difference maker.

IDP Analysis: Preseason Injury Roundup

IDP Analysis: Preseason Injury Roundup

Jim Coventry looks at key defensive players like Detroit's Kerry Hyder who are on the shelf and how their injuries will impact IDP leagues.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Sunday Preseason Picks

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Sunday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry breaks down the Sunday DraftKings slate as Tevone Boykin could get a lot of playing time for the Seahawks against the Chargers.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Sunday Preseason Picks

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Sunday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry finds some winners for Sunday's FanDuel preseason slate as the Seahawks defense looks to be a good option at the Chargers.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Saturday Preseason Picks

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Saturday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry breaks down the Saturday night FanDuel Slate as Jared Goff might get more playing time than typical as he learns the a new Rams offense.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Saturday Preseason Picks

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Saturday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry finds some gems in the Saturday night DraftKings slate, including the Cowboys' Alfred Morris, who suddenly has a viable role.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Thursday Preseason Picks

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Thursday Preseason Picks

Jim Coventry looks at the Thursday preseason slate on FanDuel as Philadelphia's Carson Wentz could get more snaps than typical starting quarterbacks.

IDP Analysis: ADP Bargains

IDP Analysis: ADP Bargains

Jim Coventry looks at defensive players being undervalued in drafts this summer, including the Cowboys' Barry Church.

Team Previews: Chicago Bears

Team Previews: Chicago Bears

Jim Coventry touches on the Bears, who enter training camp with plenty of question marks outside of running back Jordan Howard.

IDP Analysis: Training Camp Watch List

IDP Analysis: Training Camp Watch List

Jim Coventry reviews the health of some of this year's key IDPs, including Houston's J.J. Watt, who is returning from a back injury.

Football Draft Kit: Players on the Move

Football Draft Kit: Players on the Move

Jim Coventry looks at players who changed teams this offseason and how that might impact their fantasy value. What should we expect from LeGarrette Blount in Philadelphia?

NFL Draft: Fantasy Fallout for Veterans

NFL Draft: Fantasy Fallout for Veterans

Jim Coventry looks at which veterans benefited from this year's NFL draft and which could see a reduced role thanks to rookie additions.

NFL Free Agency: Impact Signings

NFL Free Agency: Impact Signings

Jim Coventry looks at the free-agent signings that have the most potential to impact the fantasy football season. Will DeSean Jackson transform the Bucs?

NFL Free Agency: The Third Wave

NFL Free Agency: The Third Wave

Jim Coventry highlights the latest free-agent moves, including Latavius Murray's move to Minnesota where he'll experience a downgrade in offensive lines from his time in Oakland.

NFL Free Agency: Update 2.0

NFL Free Agency: Update 2.0

Brandin Cooks moves from one future Hall of Fame quarterback to another, and RotoWire's Jim Coventry thinks the speedy wideout could improve significantly now that he'll be catching passes from Tom Brady.

NFL Free Agency: Day One Recap

NFL Free Agency: Day One Recap

Jim Coventry looks at the fantasy impact of the first day of free agency. Does DeSean Jackson's fantasy value rise with his move to Tampa Bay?

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 17 Team D

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 17 Team D

Jim Coventry finds some waiver-wire defenses to stream this week as the Rams look to finish strong against the Cardinals in Week 17.

NFL Barometer: Gates Eyes TD Record in Week 17

NFL Barometer: Gates Eyes TD Record in Week 17

Jim Coventry looks at players who might sit out Week 17 and those who might provide upside plays for fantasy owners, like San Diego's Antonio Gates.

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 16 Team D

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 16 Team D

Jim Coventry breaks down the top defensive options to stream in Week 16, including the Chargers, who will continue to rely on rookie Joey Bosa for sacks.

NFL Barometer: Montgomery's Moment

NFL Barometer: Montgomery's Moment

Jim Coventry explores which players are poised to end the 2016 campaign on a high note, starting with the Packers' dual-threat running back.

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 15 Team D

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 15 Team D

Jim Coventry offers the best streaming options to fill your team defense spot this week, including a red-hot Giants defense facing a banged-up Lions offense.

NFL Barometer: The Home Stretch

NFL Barometer: The Home Stretch

Jim Coventry brings us his NFL Barometer for the week, chock full of risers, fallers and those spinning their wheels with the conclusion of the regular season less than a month away.

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 14 Team D

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 14 Team D

Jim Coventry analyzes the best waiver adds for Team Defense this week as Robert Griffin III could be in for a rude welcome back from the Bengals.

NFL Barometer: Trends Heading Into Week 14

NFL Barometer: Trends Heading Into Week 14

Jim Coventry delivers his weekly NFL Barometer, looking at a variety of risers, falls and those in transition heading into the final stretch of the regular season.

Fantasy Playoffs: Weeks 14-16 Strength of Schedule Rankings

Fantasy Playoffs: Weeks 14-16 Strength of Schedule Rankings

Jim Coventry analyzes the best matchups for the fantasy playoffs in Weeks 14-16. Philip Rivers looks poised to deliver fantasy championships against three cupcake pass defenses.

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 13 Team D

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 13 Team D

Jim Coventry analyzes the streaming options for Team Defense in Week 13 as Ryan Shazier and the Steelers face the New York Giants.

NFL Barometer: December Trends

NFL Barometer: December Trends

Jim Coventry delivers his weekly NFL Barometer, looking at a variety of risers, falls and those in transition heading into Week 13.

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 12 Team D

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 12 Team D

Jim Coventry considers the streaming options for Week 12 as the Bills look to pound a mistake-prone Jags offense.

NFL Barometer: Buying Dallas

NFL Barometer: Buying Dallas

Jim Coventry tunes us into his NFL Barometer for the week, laying out why it's time to target a couple of big-name Cowboys in Week 13.

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 11 Team Defense

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 11 Team Defense

Jim Coventry considers the streaming options for Week 11 as the Dolphins look to be in a good spot against LA quarterback Jared Goff in his NFL debut.

NFL Barometer: Prepping for the Playoffs

NFL Barometer: Prepping for the Playoffs

Jim Coventry reminds us that fantasy playoff season is right around the corner and looks at some trending players in this week's edition of the NFL Barometer.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 10 Pickups

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 10 Pickups

Jim Coventry finds players on the waiver wire, like San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who can help owners now and down the stretch.

NFL Barometer: Trade Winds

NFL Barometer: Trade Winds

It's that time of week again, as Jim Coventry takes a look at his weekly trending players and advises that it's time to start assessing trade value in preparation for the fantasy playoffs.

NFL Barometer: Cowboy Up

NFL Barometer: Cowboy Up

Jim Coventry tunes us into his NFL Barometer this week, keying on a rising Dez Bryant and some potential turmoil in Seattle with Russell Wilson and Christine Michael.

NFL Barometer: Packers in Transition

NFL Barometer: Packers in Transition

Jim Coventry delivers his NFL Barometer for this week, looking at some players in the midst of a breakout including Davante Adams and everyone's new favorite, running back Jay Ajayi.

NFL Barometer: Redefined Value

NFL Barometer: Redefined Value

Jim Coventry tunes us into his NFL Barometer this week, focusing on a few players to target in trade and others to sell high with nearly a third of the season in the books.

NFL Barometer: High on Hyde

NFL Barometer: High on Hyde

Jim Coventry looks at who's up and who's down in NFL this week, including running back Carlos Hyde, who's thriving on volume for the 49ers.

NFL Barometer: The Quarter Point

NFL Barometer: The Quarter Point

Jim Coventry tunes us into his NFL Barometer this week, highlighting who's hot, who's not, and who merits just a bit more patience with a quarter of the season in the books.

NFL Barometer: Emerging Trends

NFL Barometer: Emerging Trends

In this week's edition of the NFL Barometer, Jim Coventry identifies some emerging trends and discusses some of the bigger players in the game and their current fantasy stock.

NFL Barometer: Do Not Overreact

NFL Barometer: Do Not Overreact

Jim Coventry reminds us that it's too early to panic, but also to be mindful of emerging player usage and performance trends with two weeks of the season in the rearview.

NFL Barometer: Snead, Saints Go Marching In

NFL Barometer: Snead, Saints Go Marching In

Jim Coventry looks at the risers and fallers in the NFL as we head into Week 2, including a performance that perhaps should cause owners to re-assess New Orleans' Willie Snead.

NFL Barometer: Rawls Ready to Roll?

NFL Barometer: Rawls Ready to Roll?

Jim Coventry looks at some of the biggest question marks of preseason as we head into Week 1, including Seattle running back Thomas Rawls.

NFL Barometer: Is Josh Gordon Back?

NFL Barometer: Is Josh Gordon Back?

Jim Coventry likes what he's seen in preseason from Josh Gordon, who at his ADP is starting to look like a good value for the fantasy owners.

NFL Barometer: McCoy Looks Like a Bargain

NFL Barometer: McCoy Looks Like a Bargain

Jim Coventry's weekly look around the NFL includes an upgrade for LeSean McCoy, whose place atop the Buffalo RB depth chart just got a little more secure.

NFL Barometer: Robinson Rising

NFL Barometer: Robinson Rising

Jim Coventry looks at which players made an impression after the first weekend of exhibition games, including Jacksonville's Allen Robinson, who might be undervalued as a late first-rounder.

NFL Barometer: Committee of One in NY

NFL Barometer: Committee of One in NY

Jim Coventry looks at who's rising and who's falling thus far in training camp, including Rashad Jennings, who has taken over the No. 1 RB job in New York after working in a committee last year.

Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles

Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles

Jim Coventry breaks down the key position battles as teams head to training camp. Can Ameer Abdullah hold off Theo Riddick in the Lions' backfield?

Team Previews: Chicago Bears

Team Previews: Chicago Bears

Jim Coventry examines a Bears' offense sans Matt Forte as well as the continuance of the team's defensive makeover.