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Eight Rookie Running Backs That You Should Know for 2018

By Mike Braude

In today’s NFL, rookie running backs are seeing heavy usage. Generally, running backs are not playing past their thirties and are recycled for newer, younger players. The average starting running back is currently 24.26 years old. 23 of 32 NFL starting running backs are still on their rookie contracts. All of this helps illustrate how…

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Overvalued, Undervalued & Lottery Tickets: NFC West

By Asher Molk

This will be Part I of my eight-part series going division by division and analyzing draft trends, specifically looking at players that are overvalued at their ADP, undervalued, and some late round upside guys to fill your bench with. The NFC West is in the midst of a power shift: gone are the days of…

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Cheap Lottery Ticket: Keelan Cole

By Mike Braude

Not even registering on Fantasy Football Calculator‘s average draft position, Keelan Cole is being ignored in early drafts. Without much recognition, Cole is coming off a quietly impressive rookie season. His effective rookie season and cheap cost deserve some attention.

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The Chicago Turnaround

By Mike Braude

The success of a franchise is often determined by who runs the team. A coach has an immense impact on his team. With Jeff Fisher coaching the Rams in 2016, they won just four games. In 2017, rookie head coach Sean McVay led the Rams to 11 wins.

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How To Value Rookies in Startup Dynasty Drafts

By Dalton Kates

I will be participating in a couple upcoming startup drafts this week, so I have been furiously researching dynasty pick value. To help you, I’ll share the fruits of my labor.

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Alshon Jeffery: 2018’s Fool’s Gold

By Asher Molk

Alshon Jeffrey’s promising career was at a crossroads in 2017. After breaking out with a WR8 finish in 2013, he continued his excellence in 2014 with a WR10 finish. But the next two years, Jeffrey battled poor quarterback play and injuries, limping to finishes of WR42 and WR55 in 2015 and 2016 respectively. A change…

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Jarvis Landry Is Being Left for Dead

By Mike Braude

Despite coming off his best fantasy season as a pro, a trade to the Browns has left Jarvis Landry’s fantasy value for dead. Landry has an impressive history of production and I’m here to explain why he’s a value in the 5th round.

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A Great Late Round Quarterback Target

By Mike Braude

Late round quarterback is a concept that began based on scarcity. When a few quarterbacks were scoring far more than the other QBs, there was some value in drafting a quarterback early. In today’s game, with many teams passing more frequently compared to decades past, the quarterback position is heavily devalued in one-quarterback fantasy football…

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Offseason Headlines – AFC Edition

By Mike Braude

This is the AFC edition of the offseason headline article to update fantasy owners on what’s transpired during the NFL free agency period. This article pertains to players who now play in the AFC, below is how we expect each player to be impacted by their new team. Here is the NFC Edition.

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The Peak Age for an NFL Tight End

By Mike Braude

With the rising popularity of dynasty fantasy football leagues, age has become a very important variable. Most players, or in this case tight ends, share similar career timelines. By studying the production of historical tight end seasons, we can gain information that will help us make knowledgeable predictions as to when current tight ends will improve…

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