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Dan Collins

I have always been an avid football enthusiast. The NFL Draft and Fantasy Football is my passion in the realm of football. I write Mock Drafts and inform readers of what is happening during the critical stages of the NFL Draft. I spend way too much time working through Fantasy Football analysis, situations, and thoughts; it is an issue. Follow on Twitter @Dan_R_Collins for Football info and the occasional joke or wisecrack.

MOCK DRAFT 3.0: First Round

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The combine is over, pro-days have begun, and free agency has already made its big splashes so it’s time to review once again, where each team stands as we prepare for the NFL Draft on April 27th.  I think there ...

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COMBINE THOUGHTS: Wide Receiver & Tight End

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Alabama Tight End O.J. Howard is an animal. Easily the tight end with highest upside we have seen in the Draft since Gronk. Remember that Gronk was not drafted in the 1st round due to injuries sustained during college. Howard may be the most athletic player pound-for-pound in this Draft. He made everything look easy during the combine and is getting Top 5 discussion.

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COMBINE THOUGHTS: Quarterbacks & Running Backs

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In the most important position in the NFL, 2017 is considered a weak draft class by most scouts. Certain players needed solid interviews and workouts to improve their draft stock and show their talent in person. Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson made two consecutive National Championships and played well against the most NFL type defense in college football (Alabama), he has a lot of question marks but there are also a lot of traits we know he already possesses.

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MOCK DRAFT 2.0: In-Depth 1 – 10

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This is the most in-depth Mock Draft you will find on the internet — period.  It’s not just putting a player to a team, but it is analyzing their whole situation. This has everything from pending free agents, stats, and ...

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2017 NFL DRAFT: Mock Draft 1.0

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It’s that time of year where over half the teams in the NFL start thinking about next season. Remember folks, Mock Drafts should be used to figure out how players are being positioned along the Draft board. Right now we ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 16

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Championship Sunday is coming up and it’s time for you to go all out for your title! The waiver wire provided some great production in last week’s 5 Up: Bilal Powell (27 PPR pts), Charles Clay (20 PPR pts), Tyreek ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 15

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It is playoff time in most fantasy league formats which means your hard work has come down to the next few weeks! Let’s dive in! 5 Up 1) Tyreek Hill (WR) Kansas City Chiefs – Andy Reid has needed an ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 14

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We have reached the final week of your regular season or playoff time! Need some waiver wire magic? Let’s Dive In! 5 Up 1)  Malcolm Mitchell (WR) New England Patriots – Tom Brady may have found an outside target for ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 13

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Last Week’s 5 Up saw some great production: Rishard Matthews (15 PPR pts), DeVante Parker (PPR 9 pts) left game with injury, Tim Hightower (18 PPR pts), Tyler Boyd (11 PPR pts), and Wendell Smallwood will get plenty of touches ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 12

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5 Up 1) Rishard Matthews (WR) Tennessee Titans – I think I’ve made this a tradition of bringing back one player from the previous week’s 5 Up into this week. Or maybe it’s just because I was right the previous ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 11

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5 Up 1) Cameron Brate (TE) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – He was in my “5 Up” last week and I’m here to give you another chance to pick him up. He has had three straight weeks scoring over 10 points, ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 10

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5 Up 1) Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota – The main receiving threat in Minnesota is back and in full swing. The last two weeks he has hauled in 21 receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown. A new offensive coordinator has ...

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Forecasting the 2017 QB Landscape

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Why is this important to talk about now? Will Kirk Cousins stay in Washington? Is the Colin Kaepernick era in San Francisco over? Where will Jay Cutler end up? Who is going to be quarterback of the New York Jets? Cleveland? Do any teams trades ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 9

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5 Up 1) Jamison Crowder (WR) Washington Redskins – He is the #2 receiving option in this offense behind Jordan Reed. Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson are role players at this point. He is a reliable slot receiver and should ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 8

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This week is all about trust. Who can you trust to deliver solid production? I found some players who are being trusted in their offense and you should trust them as well and add them to your roster. Let’s dive ...

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NFL DRAFT: Teams in Need of WR Help

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Who should be eyeing JuJu Smith-Schuster, Mike Williams or Corey Davis for wide receiver help? Wide receiver is the only offensive skill position group where there may not be a clear leader in the clubhouse. This reminds me a little of ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 7

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5 Up 1) Kenny Britt (WR) Los Angeles Rams – Britt had 7 receptions for 136 yards and two touchdowns versus the Lions. I just wish that Jared Goff was playing quarterback so Britt could put up decent numbers every ...

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NFL DRAFT: Teams in Need of RB Help

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Who could be eyeing Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey or Nick Chubb early in the draft? As you can see, this draft has some pretty interesting running backs who could find themselves as early selections. This draft class offers ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 6

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Last week’s “5 Up” gave you a heads up on Hunter Henry’s big game (16 points in points per reception leagues), and two more will play tonight in Monday Night’s game. “5 Down” warned you about Matt Ryan (1 TD), Julio Jones (4 points), Isaiah Crowell (4 ...

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NFL DRAFT: Quarterback-needy Teams

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There are 7 quarterbacks that could potentially get early round consideration come the 2017 NFL Draft: DeShaun Watson, Clemson DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame Brad Kaaya, Miami Chad Kelly, Ole Miss Luke Falk, Washington State Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State Davis Webb, ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 5

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We are about a quarter of the way through the season and things are heating up. Injuries are occurring right and left and your fantasy team needs new talent or depth. I’m here to help and show you where you ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 4

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We are starting to get a closer picture as to what teams and individual players bring to the table this year. As we approach the end of the first quarter of the season, it’s time to really try to find ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 3

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After watching a thrilling Week 2 of the NFL season, we need to look ahead and see who will be the lesser known players that can make an impact on your team. I have a couple 2 for 1’s in ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 2

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What a great week of Week 1 NFL action! Great performances and thrilling games made for a great Sunday. Let’s see who made some headlines or disappointed this week and who we will be talking about next week. Let’s Dive ...

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QUICK THOUGHTS: Preseason Week 3

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Week 3 of the preseason is easily the most important preseason week due to the fact that starters usually get the most playing time. With that in mind, we get the closest taste to regular season football that you can ...

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QUICK THOUGHTS: Preseason Week 2

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It’s the 2nd week of preseason football, which usually means starters played about a full quarter. Let’s examine what happened and what we should start thinking about to prepare for the regular season. Let’s Dive In!   Tyler Boyd is ...

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PRESEASON WEEK 1: Quick Thoughts

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It’s only the preseason people. I am here to weed through the important things to remember, or the ones to forgot, from the first week of preseason NFL football. Let’s make sure we make one thing clear: Thank the powers ...

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WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Running Back

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The final piece to this four part series may be the most crucial for your hunt of a Fantasy Football Championship. Wide receivers have overtaken running backs as the current rulers of the fantasy kingdom. This may lead you to ...

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WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Wide Receiver

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This is the third of a four-­­­part series and will cover the most numerous creatures in fantasy football wildlife. Wide receivers are the predators on your roster who can dominate the landscape of your league and lead you to a ...

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Welcome to the Jungle – Quarterback

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This second of a four-part series continues the quest for fantasy football glory! Quarterbacks are the next big game we explore hoping to capture one (or a couple) that leads your team to victory. Fantasy football is a fight for survival ...

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2016 Rookie RB Rankings

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Who’s the best rookie running back for 2016? Let’s Dive In!   1) Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys) Is there any question? He is extremely talented and a true every-down back. He may start the season splitting carries with Darren McFadden ...

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2016 Rookie QB Rankings

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Who are the rookie quarterbacks most likely to see action in 2016?   1) Jared Goff (Los Angeles Rams) He is the only quarterback right now with the keys to the offense outright. He will be the starter Week 1 ...

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2016 Rookie Wide Receiver Rankings

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Who will be the most productive rookie wide receiver in 2016? Let’s Dive In!   1) Laquon Treadwell (Vikings) Treadwell is the possession receiver that Teddy Bridgewater has needed since becoming the starting quarterback in Minnesota. He is the type ...

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2016 Rookie Tight End Rankings

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Who will be the most productive rookies this season? Great question. I will address this question position by position starting with the tight ends. There is a rule about rookie tight ends in redraft leagues: “Don’t draft them.” It takes ...

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