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Justin Smithey

The common man with uncommon fantasy takes. California raised, Texas approved. Avid reader, golfer and father.

FIRE & ICE: Week 3

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Don’t get me wrong, T.Y. Hilton has been more than serviceable in his first two weeks this year logging touchdowns in each game, but he hasn’t had that signature big play we’ve become accustomed to seeing from him; failing to go over 100-yards receiving in either of the first two weeks.

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FIRE & ICE: Week 2

RB Duke Johnson Texans and CB Eli Apple Saints

Last week against the Jacksonville’s defense the Kansas City running backs gave them trouble all day. This could very well go over in the same manner this week for Houston and Johnson is the same type of elusive pass catching back that could be a nightmare for the Jags defense to match-up with.

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FIRE & ICE: Week 1

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Fortunately for Evans owners, he has a fantastic matchup Week 1... Evans’ big body and Arians’ play-calling should free him up for a monster game against San Francisco. There are no excuses not to be starting him this week.

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BREAKOUT PLAYERS: Part 8 – AFC EAST

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While you’re sitting on the clock in the mid- to late-rounds in your draft rooms this summer contemplating which WR to take, I want you to take a moment and really consider “Mr. Anderson” (said in my Agent Smith voice for all you Matrix fans out there) over the other WRs left available to you .

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BREAKOUT PLAYERS: Part 7 – AFC WEST

RB Damien Williams KC

Many thought that after the stunning news of RB Kareem Hunt’s release from the Kansas City Chiefs last season that the team would struggle to find another RB to replace his awesome production. Right about that same time Head Coach Andy Reid told those doubters, “hold my beer.”

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BREAKOUT PLAYERS: Part 5 – AFC NORTH

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In Part 5 of my 8-part series into fantasy football's breakout stars for 2019, we move on from the NFC conference and dive straight into the state of the AFC. We will start our journey with one the roughest divisions in all of football; the daunting AFC North.

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FANTASY DETAILS: The Calm Before The Storm

Fantasy Football Research

The lull in reporting during the four-week inactive NFL stretch can be a grueling one from a fantasy perspective, but that’s not to say that there isn’t a litany of responsible measures one who actively competes in high stakes leagues should be doing this time of year.

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BREAKOUT PLAYERS: Part 2 – NFC SOUTH

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In Part 2 of my eight-part series into fantasy football’s breakout stars for 2019, it’s time to tackle what could very well be the equivalent of nature’s bountiful bliss for fantasy purposes – the NFC South. In many regards, the NFC South boasts some of the biggest names in fantasy football -- period.

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BREAKOUT PLAYERS: Part 1 – NFC North

RB Aaron Jones and QB Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers

Jones firmly supplanted himself as the lead dog in Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers led offense down the stretch in 2018. Rodgers indeed noticed as well, as the team made him a focal point of the offense the last 7 games to the tune of 17 touches per game.

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