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DRAFT DAY EVALUATION: Quarterback

QB Patrick Mahomes Texas Tech

The most important position in any sport is the quarterback position. Most scouts believe this is the weakest class of quarterbacks we have seen in a long time. Is there any talent in this 2017 NFL Draft who could become ...

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DRAFT DAY EVALUATION: Wide Receiver

WR Corey Davis Western Michigan

Most scouts view this year’s class of wide receivers as a little lower quality than the past few years. There is talent at the top, but can there be potential after Round 1?  My series on evaluating each positional group ...

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DRAFT DAY EVALUATION: Tight End

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The tight end position is more effectively used in the NFL than in college. The key is evaluating the talent available in college and projecting it to the NFL game. My series on evaluating each positional group in the NFL ...

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MOCK DRAFT 4.0

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We are finally within striking distance of the most important part of any NFL franchise’s hopes of becoming a Super Bowl Champion, become a playoff contender, or rebuild their roster from scratch. Who is rising or falling on draft boards ...

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DRAFT DAY EVALUATION: Linebacker

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There are lot of teams currently in need of decent linebacker play. My series on evaluating each positional group in the NFL Draft continues with the linebackers. Who is the best player in the position group? Safest pick? Boom-or-bust pick? ...

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DRAFT DAY EVALUATION: Cornerback

DB Marshon Lattimore Ohio State

As the same with the safeties, cornerbacks are crucial for a successful team defense against today’s NFL offenses. My series on evaluating each positional group in the NFL Draft continues with the cornerbacks. Who is the best player in the ...

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DRAFT DAY EVALUATION: Safety

DB Jamal Adams LSU

Today’s NFL is firmly based on the passing game which means safeties are a vital position for a successful team. My series on evaluating each positional group in the Draft starts with the safety position. Who is the best player ...

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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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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 17

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Bold Predictions Jacquizz Rodgers has big day in Week 17. It seems that Rodgers is the preferred choice as the starting running back in Tampa Bay right now. This was evidenced by Doug Martin being a healthy scratch last week. ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 16

Tight End Hunter Henry San Diego Chargers

Bold Predictions DeAndre Hopkins puts up a huge Week 16. Hopkins found new life last week with Tom Savage at quarterback. Even though he didn’t find the end zone, he still had eight catches for 87 yards on 17 targets. ...

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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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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 15

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Bold Predictions  Bilal Powell will be a top-5 fantasy RB in Week 15. Powell hasn’t been used properly all year by the Jets, but finally got his chance after Matt Forte went down early on with a knee injury last ...

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THE LOWDOWN: Week 14

John_Georgopoulos

Welcome to The Lowdown for Week 14. This is my little corner of the fantasy football universe — feel free to pull up a chair and stay a while! Gracious Host As many of you know (or can guess from ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 14

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Bold Predictions Bench Julio Jones in Week 14. Jones is dealing with turf toe which isn’t a minor injury. Even though he played through it last week and had a big game, most of his damage was done before he ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 13

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Bold Predictions Dion Lewis breaks out in Week 13 Lewis has been seeing his workload increase each week and is looking more and more like the explosive weapon he was last season. He out-touched James White 10-4 last week and ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 13

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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CONSISTENCY RANKINGS: Week 11

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Consistency is King Reader emails keep pouring in about how useful my Consistency Rankings have been for them this season. I have to admit, it’s a pleasant change-of-pace from the usual flood of emails begging me to retire from the ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 11

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Bold Predictions Thomas Rawls outproduces C.J. Prosise. Rawls is due back this week which meant there was no room for Christine Michael. Michael was waived yesterday and that opens the door for Rawls to be the early down back for ...

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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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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 10

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Bold Predictions Marcus Mariota will outscore Aaron Rodgers. Mariota has been perhaps the hottest quarterback in the league over the last five games. He’s thrown for 13 touchdowns and ran for two more. Although Rodgers has been putting up solid fantasy numbers, ...

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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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THE LOWDOWN: Week 9

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Welcome to The Lowdown for Week 9. This is my little corner of the fantasy football universe — feel free to pull up a chair and stay a while! It’s Senior Week I’ve noticed something weird the past few weeks ...

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CONSISTENCY RANKINGS: Week 9

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Heads up, everyone! Since so many of you keep bothering me for more Consistency-related goodness, I decided to take advantage of some new data visualization tools and spin-off this additional column. Finding the Value The best type of player is ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 9

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Bold Predictions Tim Hightower out touches Mark Ingram and finds pay dirt. After a first quarter fumble, Ingram was benched for the rest of the game for Hightower. Hightower ended up getting nearly 30 touches for over 100 yards. The ...

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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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THE LOWDOWN: Week 8

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Welcome to The Lowdown for Week 8. This is my little corner of the fantasy football universe — feel free to pull up a chair and stay a while! It Was a Good Week Every once in a while, I ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 8

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Bold Predictions Dez Bryant has under eight fantasy points in return. Bryant hasn’t seen game action in a month and returns against a solid Eagles defense. He only has one touchdown catch in three games and his deep threat abilities ...

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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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THE LOWDOWN: Week 7

John_Georgopoulos

Welcome to The Lowdown for Week 7. This is my little corner of the fantasy football universe — feel free to pull up a chair and stay a while! It’s Been a Rough Week Apologies for the tardiness of my ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 7

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Bold Predictions Allen Robinson is the highest-scoring WR in Week 7. Robinson hasn’t exactly been an elite WR1 thus far in 2016 and is coming off a season-low three receptions for 49 yards. Look for him to change that this ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 7

RB James White NE

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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THE LOWDOWN: Week 6

John_Georgopoulos

Welcome to The Lowdown for Week 6. This is my little corner of the fantasy football universe — feel free to pull up a chair and stay a while! [Consistency Rankings begin on Page 2.] Questioning Authority Well, it’s official. ...

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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 6

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Bold Predictions Todd Gurley finally busts out in Week 6. Todd Gurley was a top-five fantasy pick in most drafts, but hasn’t exactly lived up to those standards yet in 2016. He did have a two-score day in Week 3, ...

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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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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 5

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Bold Predictions Odell Beckham Jr. has more than 200 receiving yards. Odell Beckham Jr. is certainly a head case, but he’s still one of the most talented and dynamic receivers in the league. He’s had a tough start to the season ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 5

Tight End Hunter Henry San Diego Chargers

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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