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FantasySharks.com began in 2003, disseminating fantasy football content on the web for free. It is, or has been, home to some of the most talented and best known fantasy writers on the planet. Owned and operated by Tony Holm (5 time Fantasy Sports Writer Association Hall-of-Fame nominee,) Tony started writing fantasy content in 1993 for the only three fantasy football web sites in existence at the time.

The Fire Sale: Wake Up Sleepers

Now that training camps have begun and preseason games are right around the corner, it’s time for my 2014 fantasy sleepers. Everyone has a different definition of a sleeper. I’ve always been a stickler when it comes to sleepers. I ...

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Sleeper PPR Wide Receivers

Malcom Floyd

In a 16-round draft: Jerricho Cotchery, Carolina – This guy had 10 touchdowns last year in more of a backup role in Pittsburgh. He can still play and will probably be the top wide receiver this year for Carolina, considering ...

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First Annual All OTA (Organized Team Activities) Team

As Organized Team Activities (OTA) wind down, there is still no letup in the amount of information flowing in regards to player performances during these workouts. Fantasy Football Staff Writer Wally Spurlin takes a sideways look at just how much importance to put on this news and presents his inaugural ‘All OTA Team.

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OTA Summaries

Organized team activities are winding down as full-fledged training camps are right around the corner. It’s time to regurgitate and reiterate these stories as many times as possible.

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The Tank’s House of Purgatory: Post Draft Recap

The rookie draft has come and gone in “The Tank’s House of Purgatory” and now I am beginning preparation for our league’s auction later this month. Inside I will take a look at how the draft played out, with brief writeups about each of my picks (and why), and its impact on my team.

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IDP SLEEPERS: Five Young Players to Watch in OTAs

With organized team activities (OTAs) underway across the National Football League, Fantasy Sharks Individual Defensive Player (IDP) Senior Staff Writer Gary Davenport looks at some under-the-radar young players for whom improved circumstances in 2014 could mean a significant increase in IDP value.

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FANTASY SHARKS RADIO: IDP Talk With Dr. Jene Bramel

As summer gets underway and fantasy draft season draws near, Fantasy Sharks Individual Defensive Player (IDP) Senior Staff Writer Gary Davenport and IDP Staff Writer Walton Spurlin were joined by Football Guys IDP expert Dr. Jene Bramel for a very special edition of “Kellogg’s Komments” on Fantasy Sharks Radio! Listen here as the trio take a look at the 2014 season from an IDP perspective, from studs and sleepers to busts and risky plays.

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Fantasy Baseball 2014: Stress Relief

Earning saves can be one of the most frustrating and complicated subjects in fantasy baseball. A variety of variables can affect whether your draft pick will receive opportunities or will be demoted. Take a dive with me as I visit the current closing situations for all major league baseball teams. Which closers are secure? Is your closer’s leash getting tighter? Let’s find out!

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2014 IDP DRAFT REVIEW: Defensive Backs

Fantasy Sharks Individual Defensive Player (IDP) Senior Staff Writer Gary Davenport concludes his look back at the 2014 NFL draft, wrapping the IDP Draft Review Series with a look at this season’s top rookie defensive backs. Includes a video breakdown of the Top 10 rookie defensive backs of 2014!

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2014 IDP DRAFT REVIEW: Linebackers

The 2014 IDP Draft Review continues at Fantasy Sharks, as IDP Senior Staff Writer Gary Davenport takes both a look back at the players featured in the IDP Draft Preview Series at IDP Manor and how their landing spots affect their fantasy values and a video look at the top 10 rookie linebackers of 2014 for Dynasty IDP leagues.

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2014 IDP DRAFT REVIEW: Defensive Linemen

With the 2014 NFL draft in the books, Fantasy Sharks Individual Defensive Player (IDP) Staff Writer Gary Davenport takes a look back at who landed where and how that affects their fantasy football prospects in 2014 and beyond. This time out, it’s tackle Aaron Donald, end Demarcus Lawrence and the defensive linemen, including a Fantasy Sharks IDP video breakdown of the top 10 rookie defensive lineman in 2014!

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Dynasty Rookie Rankings

The much anticipated May version of the NFL draft is officially in the books. Now that the class of 2014 has found their NFL teams we can begin to examine their respective dynasty values. Fantasy Football Staff Writer Wally Spurlin ranks and evaluates the top of this year's rookie class from a dynasty perspective.

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2014 Mock Draft 1.0

Now that voluntary mini-camps are underway and the season is ... wait. The NFL Draft still hasn’t taken place? In that case, I still have time to unveil my official 2014 mock draft.

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Chamberlin: The Tank’s House of Purgatory

I am testing my hand at a new product this year designed to help in roster management. It’s called “The Machine” and I will be using it as a reference point in managing both of the dynasty leagues I take part in. I won’t always agree with it. Knowing me, I probably will constantly disagree with it, but I will use it throughout the season to support or argue against what my own analysis says. Today I look at my struggling team in The Tank’s House of Purgatory.

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Critiquing The Tank’s NFL Mock Draft – 2014

If I insult you, I’m not sorry. If you’ve read this before, it’s part critique and part satire. It’s based on my opinion, which as we all know isn’t right all the time ... most of the time ... some of the time ... OK, rarely, if ever. I keep my Cleveland Browns fan perspective behind closed doors in all of my other articles, but this is better if it’s seen from the fan perspective, too. After all, that’s how we all watch the draft, right? I do each writeup as I see each pick, so it provides a real life timeline of thoughts rather than just evaluating as a whole when it’s all said and done. I’m sure I’ll shove my foot in my mouth more than a handful of times, so, enjoy!

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Fantasy Baseball 2014: Busted or Belated Bloom?

Are you at the top or the bottom of your league’s fantasy baseball standings? Hopefully your early picks are performing well because I can guess your ranking if they aren’t. Take a dive with me as we review several disappointments that were drafted in early rounds. Whether your star is injured, suffering from a slow start, or on the cusp of a huge breakout, please take a look and judge for yourself.

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IDP Trash or Treasure: Pre-Draft Sleepers

As we bide our time waiting for the 2014 NFL draft, Fantasy Sharks Individual Defensive Player (IDP) Senior Staff Writer Gary Davenport examines some second-year players who could be fine IDP sleepers in 2014. Or, depending on what happens in the NFL draft, they could end up with no fantasy value at all. Whatever.

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Fantasy Rookie Draft: Running Backs – Part 1

This may be the year of the wide receiver, the NFL is certainly devaluing the running back, and the quality of prospects at the position is lacking this year. However, this is fantasy football, and the running back position is still a very important position in your quest for a title. Scott Martin and I featured Tre Mason earlier in the offseason; today I will focus on three others.

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Draft Plan 2014: Free Agency 3.0

With the first round of free agency nearing a close, there are still multiple transactions yet to impact our 2014 draft plan. This article takes a whip around the league to examine some of the recent player developments, along with an early interpretation before we turn our sights towards the NFL Draft.

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NFL Draft – Wide Receivers (Part 1)

This year is looking more and more like the year of the wide receiver, it seems fitting to devote an entire article to the position. I’m going to dig more into these Day 2, potential Day 1 types of prospects over the next couple of weeks and help you filter out the starters, role players and the overrated.

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