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  • my team- .5 ppr with qb, 3wr, 2rb, te d, k

    qb stafford, carr
    wr- dez, hilton, kelvin benjamin, josh gordon, aiken
    rb- david johnson, cj anderson, blount, gio
    te- gates, barnidge
    def- jets
    k- walsh

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    Draft Value

    by Doug Smith Aug 24, 2016 3:27 PM

    Understandable. I by no means approve of what he did, but I feel like it's a more honest mistake that he learned from than those guys on the list who beat women out of anger. I still won't be drafting him because of my reasons on the RB draft value edition post, but I felt like it was un-American not to give him a second chance from my list when it wasn't malicious intent.

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    Gronk 5th overall?

    by timmy Aug 25, 2016 12:38 PM

    Definitely worth 5. That is a great draft position and you won't miss out on any WR or RB that have upside. Though he is injury prone, so maybe take Martellus Bennett later on or another TE in last few RDs

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    Draft Value

    by Doug Smith Aug 24, 2016 3:27 PM

    I think your reason for keeping AP off that list is garbage. You ban players who smoke weed, which is better than become addicted to painkillers, and have committed no violent crimes opposed to a guy who beat his kid with a stick and had to be told it was wrong? My grandma carried around a wooden spoon to hit us with and I'm not even 30 years old, in case you were thinking I'm some old man who was raised when that sort of thing was widely accepted. But that doesn't mean I would use the same tactics on my kids just because my grandma did it to me. Poor excuse if you ask me.

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    Tight End Advice

    by Ed Aug 25, 2016 12:34 PM

    Haha, I just posted a question about taking Gronk early in the 1st round. But I can see where people wouldn't like taking a TE that early.

    I have my eyes on Ebron too. Julius Thomas could have a good year as well.

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    Tight End Advice

    by Ed Aug 25, 2016 12:34 PM

    I thought Jared Cook was with GB. That's the only reason I like him. I've been thinking about Rudolph because it's Teddy's third year and could breakout. Thanks

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    Draft Value

    by Doug Smith Aug 24, 2016 3:27 PM

    Beyond Terrance Williams I don't know how deep they are at WR, which leads me to believe Dez regardless of his legs can withstand a solid 30 Tgt workload inside the 15.

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    Tight End Advice

    by Ed Aug 25, 2016 12:34 PM

    In the drafts I've done so far vs where guys are actually ranked some TEs are falling well below their ADP.

    I don't think Cook will ever be the TE we thought he'd be. Not with the Rams anyways.

    I like Ebron this year. No more Johnson could mean a lot more food for Ebron.

    Other TEs I like that you can grab later, not in any particular order, are Fleener, Ertz, Clay, Watson, Tye, Walford, Rudolph. You're obviously more likely to get some of these guys in the later rounds than others.

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    Who are you not buying the hype on?

    by James Aug 24, 2016 12:30 PM

    David Johnson. Yes I think he'll be good, but I don't see how he's ranked as an early first round pick. Arizona likes to use a committee at running back. The only reason they used him exclusively at the end of the year last year was because everyone else got hurt. I just think they are going to try to use a 3 headed monster with Johnson, Johnson, and Ellington. I would probably take him late in round 2 or early in round 3, but everyone else is in love with him.

    Jordan Reed. For an injury prone guy, he's going awfully high in drafts. Not only that, but Cousins had a career year, and I think he comes back down to earth. So even in the rare event that Reed is healthy, he probably isn't going to live up to last year. I just can't see picking him over a guy like Greg Olsen.

    Denver Defense. It is very rare that a defense lives up to the hype. Last year, Seattle was the defense everyone drafted way too early. They were 5th in fantasy points among Defenses in Yahoo standard scoring. The Chiefs defense was exactly 1 point behind Denver's defense last year, yet they are the 8th defense off the board according to Yahoo's ADP, and 11th according to Yahoo's rankings. Other sites have them ranked a little higher, but they should at the very least be in the top 5 Defenses taken.

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    Gronk 5th overall?

    by timmy Aug 25, 2016 12:38 PM

    Gronk is definitely worth the 5th overall pick. He is the clear cut top TE and will outscore all other TEs by a sizeable margin. While he might get outscored by somebody who is picked up after him you need to view your draft picks as a position battle. Win at each position and you win your weekly games. Gronk will guarantee you the TE battle each week and also put up enough points to beat out WR1's on many weeks. I would pick him as high as #4 b/c even though Hopkins is a stud he has another new QB and you never know if they will gel together or not. You got it right about the RB position. This year there is going to be a lot of question marks at that position and I wouldn't be surprised if the #1 overall RB at years end is somebody who was picked in the mid rounds. If you want to read more analysis by position check out my blog: http://amateurasfantasyfootballanalysis.blogspot.com/?m=1&_sm_au_=inVL2Qw3JMQ0KjbN

  • Maybe I'm crazy, but I would consider drafting Gronk as early as 5th overall (Behind Brown/Julio/OBJ/Hopkins). He can put up WR1 numbers.

    I would be passing over the likes of Gurley or David Johnson, but I'm skeptical about drafting a running back early this year. Sure, they could be studs, but I like to use my first round pick to pick a player with low risk. I can pick up other RBs later in the draft. What do you guys think, or am I just being stupid?

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    Draft Value

    by Doug Smith Aug 24, 2016 3:27 PM

    Absolutely if Romo stays healthy then Dez should be higher. He is still a red zone threat, but I am concerned how his feet hold up. Thanks for reading my blog. I will check yours out as well.

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    Draft Value

    by Doug Smith Aug 24, 2016 3:27 PM

    I hadn't heard about Ezekiel Elliott allegations being untrue. I thought that was his response, but not proven. I will research to confirm. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. Agholor has been implemented multiple times so whether true or not he clearly is getting negative attention for a reason. AP was removed because he acted based on his own upbringing and had not understood that was wrong. He now knows it was wrong and has, allegedly, been a model citizen ever since. If it ever happens again then he definitely gets a perm ban on my list. As for me being vein...guilty :)

  • Not sold on picking a TE in single digit RDs. Any suggestions? I have strong feelings for Jared Cook and Eric Ebron. http://fsnicklendime.blogspot.com/

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    Draft Value

    by Doug Smith Aug 24, 2016 3:27 PM

    Great blog Doug. I only skimmed the WR value article and I have to agree with every tier you have listed for each player except for Dez. Dez has Romo back and yes he is an injury concern but look at his schedule. It looks a lot like Freeman's last year and I think even if he is limited, will be a big time Red zone tgt more than usual this year. http://fsnicklendime.blogspot.com/

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    Keeper Advice Please

    by Lyncoln Aug 24, 2016 11:20 PM

    I think Benjamin at 13 is a no brainer. I like Olsen as a 4, but I wouldn't like the idea of keeping 2 players from the same team, so I would pass on Olsen only for that reason. Plenty of depth at QB this year, don't focus on Wilson. I like Gordon at 10, but a little too risky since he's been out for a while. I agree you best bet would also use your 2nd keeper selection for Beckham. Read something similar on DraftingSleepers, ideally you want to keep a player with the best value (keeper value vs. ADP) but in this case keeping Beckham/Benjamin would early on solidify your WRs.

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    4 Keepers Advice

    by Mitchell Aug 20, 2016 8:35 AM

    Either should focus on the best value, or best player. You should keep 1) Brown (because he is projected to be the best player in fantasy) 2) Robinson (5th round is a steal considering his ADP is currently in the 2nd round) 3) Langford (Simply because he is a 15, and in most drafts going around 5-6th round) and for your 4th) Marshall (7th round is a steal since in most drafts he goes in the 2nd. Now all of a sudden you are using your 1st, 5th, 7th, and 15th round picks and 3 of the 4 would all normally go in the first 2 rounds, and getting a bargain with Langford. Read something similar on DraftingSleepers, and I agree the value of the keeper should really play a bigger role than just "who is the best player I can keep"

  • Jeffrey easily. Younger, has easier schedule and stronger armed QB. Also come playoff time in your league CHI plays pitiful DEFs http://fsnicklendime.blogspot.com/

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    Zeke, DJ, Hopkins, AJ Green

    by Pete Aug 25, 2016 11:17 AM

    Based solely on statistical probability AJ Green. Hopkins has shown improvement, but not large enough sample size and unproven QB. Same goes for Johnson (Great, but only through 5 games) and Zeke is a rookie. AJ Green is a blanket/safety valve for Dalton and he has had the fantasy numbers year in year out. Also least likely to bust.

  • Reply to

    Rank these late round WRs!

    by Adam Aug 25, 2016 10:07 AM

    Boyd, Diggs, Thomas

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