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FantasySharks.com launched in 2003, disseminating fantasy football content on the web for free. It is (or has been) home to some of the most talented and respected writers and content creators in fantasy football.

Can’t Find an Old Article?

For those of you looking to reference an old article while doing your research for the upcoming season allow me to help you out. Every once in a while we cleanup the front page and in so doing we move some articles around. Some have been moved to "2013 Preseason," which can be found under the "Archived Features" tab along the left-hand side of the front page. While others can be found down below under "Previous Articles."

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IDP BARGAIN BIN: Half-Off Rack Defensive Backs

The 2013 NFL preseason is fully underway, and fantasy draft season is chugging right along. If you’re preparing for your Individual Defensive Player (IDP) draft, be sure to check out the latest edition of the IDP Bargain Bin, where Fantasy Sharks Senior Staff Writer Gary Davenport looks at some value picks at the defensive back spot.

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He Said, He Said: Breakout Players

Breakout players. It’s how leagues are won and lost each year; identifying the right one. There are other pieces to the puzzle – ensuring your early-round picks don’t get hurt and finding value on the waiver wire, but ultimately advantages are gained by finding mid-round picks that will be early round picks next year. Just ask the owners of Demaryius Thomas, Robert Griffin III and Doug Martin, among others from last year. Keith Jordan and I are going to make cases for our 2013 breakout players.

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2013 Strength of Schedule Analysis

The strength of schedule analysis is not the only tool you should rely on, but it can certainly help you put together a strong fantasy squad. It can help make those tough ranking and drafting decisions when players have similar value in your eyes. It is also very useful for finding a bye week backup and in helping choose your starting lineup each week.

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What Have We Learned? – 2013 Draft Prep

Training camps have now opened, preliminary depth charts are available, and you should be starting to make preparations for your various leagues. It’s time to come to an agreement on rosters, rules, scoring and draft order. And it’s time to start prepping for your draft.

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Way Down Yonder: An IDP Breakdown of the NFC South

Continuing our look at the Individual Defensive Player (IDP) prospects by division leads us down south once again. There are plenty of fantasy options throughout the NFC South from the top linebacker in all of football to a pair of bookend pass rushing elite talents. The Atlanta Falcons look to finish their ascent to the top of the league with a Super Bowl victory while the Carolina Panthers look to finish above .500 for the first time since 2009.

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2013 Draft Slots: Know Where to Draft From

It’s August! And more importantly, it’s draft season! Fantasy football is a great way to enjoy the NFL and there is nothing I love more than drafting my teams. In this article we’ll look at the potential for each draft spot to get you into the playoffs and win you a championship.

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3rd Round: No Time For Heroics

Rounds 1 and 2 are simple. They typically go exactly as you figured they would. Now comes Round 3, where opinions vary and things get crazy. Let’s take a look at the players picked in this round to keep you from making any mid-round mistakes.

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Draft Plan 2013

The Prognosticator busts out of his shell with his annual draft plan. It’s a running back world and it’s time we lived in it. Sharpen up those pencils, get those cheat sheets highlighted and fire up that laptop. It’s time to draft gun gum style.

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AFC South Outlook

Your league could be won by a team made up of players just from the AFC South. You should make sure you’re not forgetting some of these players before you start drafting this year.

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5 Deep: Wide Receivers

Preseason games are finally here. Fantasy football is in full swing. And wide receivers are going deep in 2013. Here are five underdogs ready to take their current fantasy value up a few notches.

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Fantasy Football Kool Aid

Drink the Kool Aid. Win your league. It’s that easy. By now, I’m sure you’ve read what other people have to say, so I’ll just let you know where these experts are wrong in the hopes of leading you to a better draft.

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IDP BARGAIN BIN: Late-Round Linebackers

With the Hall of Fame Game just around the corner and fantasy draft season getting ready to kick into high gear, Fantasy Sharks IDP Senior Staff Writer Gary Davenport takes a quick look at some late-round linebacker options who could be huge IDP values on draft day.

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Should You Draft Him?: Minnesota Vikings

I will attempt to answer once and for all if Adrian Peterson truly deserves to be taken No. 1 overall, and maybe I’ll have some time left over to analyze the draft value of all of those Vikings who have the unfortunate distinction of not being Peterson.

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Buyer Beware – Jamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles may be too risky of a pick to be the foundation of your fantasy football team. If you are drafting in the early-to-mid first round, you might want to consider safer options for this upcoming season. Here’s why.

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5 Draft Day Mistakes You Should Avoid

Draft day is the day where the season could be made or destroyed. There is a lot on the line when you enter the draft lobby. A lot will be racing through your head, but if you remember not to make these five mistakes, your draft night should go very well.

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All In or All Hype?

We’ve heard the hype all offseason long. Every player, every reporter and every expert has said what to expect. Now as drafts approach, it’s time to sift through the words and like a poker player, you must decide - is it all hype or do I go all in?

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