Dynasty Ageism

As someone who has been playing fantasy football for about 4 years now it has become apparent that people have decided that re-draft leagues are not enough anymore. Not only does it seem that most leagues are dynasty leagues but there are also flex or as I have found this year, Super-flex. I have completed a few Super-flex league drafts this off season and it always amazes me the amount of draft value people put on guys coming out of college compared to seasoned pro’s. So I have compiled certain players and comparisons that I believe will help you win …

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Late Round Steeler

My take is that Mike Tomlin will have a running back committee this year, he can’t trust James Conner to stay healthy and the Steelers have declined the option to take up his 5th year so he’s moving onto pastures new after this season. That leaves you with 3 running backs after James Conner who all have their own skill sets. Anthony McFarland – is a fast paced back but I don’t see him as anything more than change of pace guy. Jaylen Samuel’s – he’s a pass catching back at best but doesn’t work as well running through the …

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Who Will be the Number Two Pick in Fantasy?

Anyone who paid attention to last season in fantasy knows that Christian McCaffrey is the number one pick in a start-up or redraft leagues. With over 2000 all-purpose yards last year the Carolina Panther was the top-scoring running back by some distance in PPR. With the addition of Teddy Bridgewater at Quarterback for the Panthers helps McCaffrey to be in the top spot again. With the consensus that McCaffrey will be the number one pick, it begs another question: Who to pick at number two? There are several candidates for the second pick, but it can only go to one …

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Low Risk High Reward fantasy QB stash

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Jacob Eason Position: QB School: Washington Height: 6’6” 40-yard dash: 4.89 seconds 2020 Age: 23 Jacob Eason has landed at a perfect spot with the Colts, sat behind an established veteran in Philip Rivers for a year or so and under the guidance of Frank Reich who has worked with a number of top Quarterbacks in his time from Peyton Manning to Carson Wentz and Andrew Luck. He’s deemed to be a quarterback whisperer. I had Eason ranked in my top 6 QBs coming into this draft and he is going undrafted in some Superflex fantasy leagues which I find …

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Dynasty Questions Keeping Me Awake At Night

#notanexpert Disclaimer: Following any advice or suggestions in the following article may or may not help your dynasty team but the writer takes no responsibility whatsoever for the results. Thanks everyone who submitted questions, for this week’s (might be month’s) Dynasty Questions Keeping me Awake At Night. Here we go: Q1. @AndrewHallFF Is Ke’Shawn Vaughn really that much better than RoJo? Since the Buccaneers spent the 76th pick on Vanderbilt running back Ke’Shawn Vaughan he’s quickly become one of the most polarising rookie draft topics. On one hand his supporters see a productive college back with pretty decent draft capital …

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UDFA’s – Who Might Be Worth A Stash

Every year a couple of guys fall through the cracks. The NFL Draft is an imperfect, if dramatic, way of selecting future stars and despite teams spending more and more time, money and effort on scouting, background checks and analytics, they still miss. Wes Walker made five pro-bowls with the Patriots and Broncos. He was signed after the draft by the San Diego Chargers as most scouts thought he was too small to make an impact. Priest Holmes was one of the leagues most dynamic running backs early this century after breaking the Ravens roster as a free agent – …

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NFL Draft Losers

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The period between free agency and the draft is probably the most dangerous for any dynasty owner. There is a real tendency towards assuming that free agency gives a definitive guide to team strategy and that the draft will then be used to fill any remaining holes. In practice it’s a minefield of banking on starters whose position is much more tenuous than you might think. The draft produces winners every year, but more often than not it crushes the hopes of dynasty owners who put too much faith in past production. This year was no exception and coming out …

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NFL Draft Winners 2

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NFL Draft Reaction More Draft Winners Dak Prescott: The fantasy world has always had a strange relationship with Dak Prescott. He’s been a consistent fantasy contributor from the very beginning, and been a top 10 QB in all four seasons that he’s been in the league. Yet, doubts remain. The Cowboys QB certainly shows inconsistency on the field, he’s had a tendancy to be somewhat boom and bust for fantasy owners and that seems to have bled into perennial underrating. There was without doubt a period when he struggled with a poor supporting cast, but since the acquisition of Amari …

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NFL Draft Winners

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NFL Draft Reaction. 5 Big Winners A week on from the NFL Draft rosters are beginning to settle, and as the teams begin their virtual off season programme the fog of uncertainty around fantasy football rankings is, ever so slightly, starting to clear. The draft, as it so often does, created as many questions as it answered but in a few spots it produced some big winners. Here’s a quick guided to five of the biggest winners from last weekend: Jordan Howard: It probably shouldn’t really need saying, but Jordan Howard is actually a very good running back. In four …

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NFL Draft: Instant Analysis

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The draft has fascinated me for as long as I’ve been an NFL fan. The mix of team building analysis and personal drama strikes the perfect balance of entertainment and intellectual narrative. This year, more than any in recent memory, the draft couldn’t have come at a better time; as the world struggles to come to terms with the implications of the COVID-19 epidemic, three days of escapism into the world of NFL team building delivered everything that makes people love the game of football and a lot more besides. In the last few years the draft has become an …

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