Beware the hype of training camp

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After what has felt like an absolute age since the draft, never mind the end of actual football being played, we are now finally on the countdown to the new season. Training camps have started across the league and this is the time of year when any bit of news can create all sorts of havoc to player’s rankings for Fantasy Football. So let me tell you now….beware! Let me highlight some of the classic headlines you see at this time of year and what they really mean: Player X starts training camp on the PUP list Oh no! Deandre …

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2017 Rookie WR’s – Time to Break Out

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We are all the same in the fantasy community when we play Dynasty formats. We hope beyond hope that those first round rookie picks we make will all be the future stars of our teams and lead us to glory. However, in reality as much as we dream of our new starlet to hit the ground running week one of their NFL careers, it can often take them a little longer to get established. Nowhere is this truer than at the wide receiver position. Running backs have it easy, they have a far more limited play book to learn and …

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Kickers Matter Dynasty League : State of the Franchise Top Half (1-8)

Kickers Matter Dynasty League : State of the Franchise Top Half (1-8) Following the recent article focussing on the lesser lights of last year’s Kickers Matter Dynasty League it’s time to turn our attentions to the super stars. However everyone knows it’s hard to stay on top year after year so will Adam be able to repeat his crown or will he crash and burn like the 2016 Carolina Panthers. So without further nonsense from me let’s get going again….   Ranked: 8th – Team crosso88 QB – Deshaun Watson, Andy Dalton RB – Mark Ingram, Lamar Miller, Rex Burkhead ...
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Kickers Matter Dynasty League : State of the Franchise Bottom Half (9-16)

Kickers Matter Dynasty League : State of the Franchise Bottom Half (9-16) So here we are in the depths of the offseason with many months still to go before we see any meaningful action. Im having to make do with updates from Twitter about how Devantae Parker is blowing up camp, or that Derrius Guice is looking better than ever after one of the worst knee injuries a running back could have……yes its mind numbing at this stage of the off-season. So in light of that what better time than to take stock following the Rookie draft of the current ...
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Mock Draft 1.0

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With the Combine out of the way and Free Agency winding down I wanted to really start turning my attention to the Draft now that teams needs and desires have started to become clearer.   I've decided against making any trades in this one, as much for my own sanity, so without further ado….the Arizona Cardinals are on the clock:   1). Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma New Cardinals Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury last year said if he had the number 1 pick in the NFL Draft he would select Murray. Well he now does….and he will…..   ...
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Mistakes every Fantasy Football player will make at some point

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“With the first pick in the 2016 draft, Getting Gronky selects…..Thomas Rawls!”   That’s right after months of build up with me scouring all the resources I could online and with me ranking and re-ranking the whole summer, with the first pick in my first draft of the year in 2016 I ended up with Thomas Rawls.   Such a huge grade on an undrafted running back who in the season previous had run for 830 Yards and ran in 4 TD’s during a surprisingly effective rookie season. But a #1 pick grade on him? Well no….but he was the ...
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5 Year Two Guys to Monitor

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With all the excitement of the Combine around the corner then naturally everyone’s focus seems to shift to the new rookies about to enter the league. However when you play Fantasy Football then as exciting as fresh blood into the league can be, it is important to remember that for most rookies then their first season in the league is often their worst and as such the smart fantasy football players are the ones who start looking for the diamonds in the rough and try to find those year two guys who either due to circumstance or inexperience didn’t get ...
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