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PROSPECT WATCH: Heisman Edition

QB Dwayne Haskins Ohio State

We are coming into Bowl Season for College Football. The NFL Draft order is starting to take shape with four games left in the season. To me, that signals the true start to Draft Season! Starting December 6th, College Football Awards Shows will start and go throughout the weekend leading up to the Heisman Trophy Presentation December 8th.

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THE FIRE SALE: Week 1

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We did it! It’s back. Thank the lord above Sundays will now revolve around my recliner, sweatpants, a meatball sub and seven hours of the Red Zone channel. I kissed my wife and kids goodbye and told them I’ll be ...

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FANTASY FORECAST: Offensive Value Plays

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After employing the process below for IDPs and getting some positive feedback from the Sharks community, I decided to do the same for the offensive players. Notice that this column isn’t about “sleepers”; it’s about identifying players who are likely ...

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FANTASY FORECAST: Consistency Rankings

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One of the most difficult tasks in head-to-head fantasy leagues is trying to determine who the “hot” and “cold” players will be in any given week. You can’t use historical or seasonal averages because, well… by their very definition, averages ...

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ON SECOND THOUGHT: Draft Board Substitutions

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The new Duran Duran track just dropped and we're turning down Cam Newton. We'd rather "Take on me" with Matt Ryan. In 2017, Matt Ryan followed up an MVP season with a complete stinker. There's no way around it, Ryan was a bust given his draft position and our expectations.

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DRAFT HELP: Late Round Fliers

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Gio Bernard is great for PPR leagues as a bye week fill in or a desperation flex. Mixon is the guy but Bernard should be able to put in enough work to be worth a roster spot and he is being drafted around the same place that kicker Justin Tucker is.

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DEEP SLEEPERS: Wide Receiver

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From Week 10 to Week 17 of last season, Josh Doctson saw 56 targets and hauled in three touchdowns. He should easily eclipse 100 targets this coming season and Alex Smith will quickly come to realize how capable Doctson can be in the red zone on jump balls. At his current 10th round price tag, Doctson has low-end WR2 upside at the cost of a WR4.

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BUY OR SELL: Fantasy Hype

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We are only a few weeks from opening up the NFL regular season! Teams are about to break training camp, every team has at least one preseason game under their belt, and general managers are getting a good idea of ...

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CRYSTAL BALL: Bold Predictions

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Eli Manning, currently being drafted as QB25 in MFL10’s, will have 4,800 passing yards, 35 touchdowns, less than 13 interceptions and finish as a Top 5 fantasy quarterback. The talent surrounding Eli Manning in the New York Giants offense is ...

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DRAFT TARGETS: Dream Lineup

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In the 2014 film Draft Day, Kevin Costner portrays a fictional Cleveland Browns GM who has his heart set on using the team’s number one overall pick to select linebacker Vontae Mack. Despite internal push from the Browns’ owner to ...

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BARGAIN HUNTING: Rounds 7-10

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Chris Thompson was clutch for both Washington and fantasy owners last year before his injury. He even has my personal favorite and eternal late round quarterback love, Captain Check-down himself, Alex Smith throwing to him. Thompson will be aided by having a team of often banged up team of pass catchers around him.

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LATE ROUND SLEEPERS: Running Back

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Not only will Devontae Booker be a more efficient runner, he has also established himself as a legitimate pass-catching option out of the backfield. He’s racked up 61 receptions, 540 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown in his first two seasons and will continue to be a reliable option on passing downs. At Booker’s current 11th round price tag, he’s as good of a lottery ticket as any running back being drafted outside the first ten rounds.

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FANTASY DRAFT: Overvalued Players

RB Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs

Kareem Hunt accounted for 272 of the 315 carries among Chiefs running backs last season. That is a whopping 86.3% of the carries that went to Hunt; it will be hard for Hunt to see the same percentage of carries in 2018 with Spencer Ware returning. A 65%/35% timeshare seems much more plausible for the upcoming season.

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ONE MAN MOCK DRAFT: Five Rounds

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Le'Veon Bell is the best running back in fantasy football -- period. He has finished as a Top-3 running back in three of the last four seasons. The other top running backs haven't had the sustained success that Bell has had. He is simply a stud and should be the top pick in every draft.

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BACKFIELD TIERS: Usage Analysis

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With NFL training camp on the horizon, I’ve organized the backfields of all 32 NFL teams into tiers based on the expected usage of each starting running back. Like anything in the NFL, running back situations are fluid, and a ...

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WIDE RECEIVERS: 30+ Year-Old Potential

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In 2015, there were two Top 10 wide receivers over 30. In 2016, there was one. In 2017, there was one. If you remove Larry Fitzgerald from the conversation you have Brandon Marshall and Jordy Nelson as the only 30-plus wide receivers to have a Top 10 season in points per reception (PPR) league format over the last three years.

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DRAFT FOCUS: 4th-Year Players

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Todd Gurley had a season for the ages in 2017. He finished as the best fantasy running back in just about every scoring system out there. His usage in the receiving game is something that was not expected but was a pleasant surprise... He’s one of the safest fantasy options out there and will be the backbone of many fantasy teams this season.

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