Allan Sansome

Ideal Rookie Landing Spots Part 3

The final part of the ideal landing spots series takes a look at Penn State’s Miles Sanders, Kelvin Harmon of NC State, Andy Isabella of the Baltimore Ravens, Alexander Mattison of Boise State and Justice Hill of Oklahoma State.   Miles Sanders - Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Rumours out of off season activities in Tampa are building hype around Ronald Jones, last season’s second round pick out of USC but I’m struggling to imagine new Head Coach Bruce Arians trusting his running attack to Jones, Peyton Barber and the recently added Andre Ellington.   Sanders offers a three down skill set ...
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Ideal Rookie Landing Spots 2

With one week till the draft we’ve entered the silly season where more or less everything can be ignored. Unless it can’t. Rumour, second guessing and outright lying will be all the rage for the next seven days. By the start of May teams will have made clear what they think of the skill players in this year’s crop and fantasy values will fluctuate wildly. Here’s another set of landing spots that would propel some of the top prospects up the rookie draft board.   Josh Jacobs – Kansas City Chiefs Damian Williams finished last season strongly. 99 all-purpose yards ...
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Ideal Rookie Landing Spots

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As crazy at it seems we’re already less than three weeks away from the NFL Draft. Free agency is the rearview mirror and most teams will hope that the work they’ve gotten done during March has stood them in good stead for the 2019 season. In Nashville in a few weeks they get the chance to strengthen for next season and more importantly the next few years.    Over the next few weeks in the run up to the draft I will take a look at some perfect fantasy landing spots for the top rookies in this years draft.    ...
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It’s Mike Boone you want, not Chris Warren

Every dynasty owner loves a deep sleeper. Few things can change how you feel about a particular team more than picking up a little known player who transforms his value from practically nothing into being a fantasy superstar. I’m pretty sure I will always rank Adam Thielen higher than most due to picking him up off waivers in one league after week 5 of the 2014 season.   Last week Jack sang the praises of one such player. Chris Warren of the Oakland Raiders is the kind of deep stash who has the potential to win people leagues. His preseason ...
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Why not to buy Chris Godwin

The next couple of months are a boom period for active dynasty owners. Between the end of free agency and training camp, evidence is generally replaced by projection as analysts and owners battle over who they think will be the big breakout candidates for the following seasons. It’s a time of year where player value fluctuates wildly and where some of the stranger trades will generally go through.   One player who is attracting an awful lot “breakout” candidate talk this year is Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin. He’s been a favourite of the dynasty community for the ...
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THE NFL 2019 DRAFT TIGHT END CLASS

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During the 2018 college season the hype that built around the tight end class started to get out of control. There were dynasty experts everywhere suggesting that a tight-end (normally Noah Fant) could be selected in the top three of rookie drafts. The idea of three in the first round was an equally popular view.   As we’ve rolled into draft season the hype has cooled somewhat. As receivers and running backs have come to the fore tight ends have slipped from the front of people’s minds and the general expectation has been reset to normal; if one goes in ...
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THE NFL 2019 DRAFT WIDE RECEIVER CLASS

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Nothing is more certain to throw the Kickers Matter team into chaos this draft season than posting praise for Ole Miss Wide Receiver DK Metcalf. For reasons that I’m yet to fully comprehend Metcalfe generates a lot of strong feelings, not just with the KM podcast team but with analysts across the draft community.   The reason for the disagreement comes down to the huge contradictions in Metcalf’s college career. He has all the physical tools to be a game changing wide receiver in the NFL but his production at Ole Miss was patchy and injury riddled. He’s only played ...
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THE NFL 2019 DRAFT RUNNING BACK CLASS

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You will hear many sensible people tell you that this years draft is a defensive class. The same people will tell you that it’s not a great class for skill players. They certainly have some justification for those views. The class contains a historic number of blue chip defensive ends and defensive tackles and the first round is likely to be littered with defensive picks. Obviously from a fantasy perspective a lack of skill players will make for a less impactful draft (unless you play IDP I guess but who does that?) but don’t despair there are still opportunities out ...
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The NFL 2019 Draft Quarterback Class

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There’s an old adage about Quarterbacks that if you’ve got more than one you’ve actually got none. Basically if you don’t know who THE guy is then you don’t have THE guy.  It’s a familiar story to most NFL franchises and its good summary of where the Quarterback class is for the 2019 draft.   The decision by Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray to declare has given the class some spark that it would otherwise lack but whilst the 21 year old former Texas A&M transfer’s explosiveness is not in doubt there remain legitimate questions about how he will translate to ...
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FREE AGENCY REACTION – PART 3

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I miss the pre-legal tampering Free Agency. It’s nowhere near as much fun with deals gradually slipping out over a 48 hour period before the new league year starts to almost no fanfare. The days of 40 signings being announced at 4pm EST are gone, and it’s made free agency less fun. More importantly is seems to have gotten us to the second phase of free agency in much quicker than before and the names finding new landing spots now reflects that. There are still some interesting names out there but what of the next bunch of players to sign: ...
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