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Week 7 Starts and Sits

Welcome, #DFFArmy to Week 7! Several starting lineup staples will be out this week with the Rams, Bills, Vikings, and Eagles on bye. With players disappearing from those starting lineups, digging deep to find startable players becomes extra important! However, avoiding duds from players you’ve had reliance on in the past may be even more crucial. As always, I’ll look at some deeper targets that you may be on the fence about for my “Starts of the Week” and some bigger-name performers that I’m expecting not to play well for my “Sits of the Week”.

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Striking Gold: The Niners Trade for CMC

A gaping hole left in the Panthers’ offense as McCaffrey received over 21 opportunities per game on a team that averaged only 53.8 plays per game! That means on roughly 40% of the offensive play calls, the ball was trying to be in McCaffrey’s hands. Can anyone fill his shoes? And on the other side of the country, what sort of fantasy magic will we see now that we have the perfect marriage of talent and scheme at the running back position? Let’s dive in!

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Week 6 Starts and Sits

Welcome, #DFFArmy to Week 6! Bye weeks have arrived with Lions, Texans, Raiders, and Titans sitting at home this week. With players disappearing from those starting lineups, digging deep to find startable players becomes extra important! However, avoiding duds from players you’ve relied on in the past may be even more crucial. As always, I’ll look at some deeper targets that you may be on the fence about for my “Starts of the Week” and some bigger name performers that I’m expecting not to play well for my “Sits of the Week”.

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NFL Player Props: Thursday Night Preview

Week 5 kicks off with what should be a low-scoring matchup between two underperforming AFC teams as the Colts (1-2-1) travel to the Broncos (2-2) for Thursday Night Football. The Colts enter this contest as underdogs after losing their best offensive weapon, Jonathan Taylor, this past Sunday. On the other side, the Broncos lost their star running back, Javonte Williams, for the season, but the home-field advantage on a short week keeps them as favorites.

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Week 5 Starts and Sits

Goff exploded last week against Seattle throwing for 378 yards and four touchdowns leading him to be the fifth highest scoring QB this year. What a difference a year can make! And in a game where he was missing Amon-Ra St. Brown, DJ Chark, and D’Andre Swift nonetheless. It was an incredible show, but now he must take his Lions into New England, where Bill Belichick is known for making it tough on the opposing team’s best players.

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Week 3 Starts and Sits

Welcome, #DFFArmy to Week 3! The NFL season has provided the typical chaos that we’ve come to expect and that includes several injuries to key players that you might need to backfill in your starting lineups. Who exactly should you start though? Is it the underperforming player with name recognition? Or is it time to give the up-and-comers a chance? I’ll outline a start and sit at each main position and some bonus picks below!

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Rapid Reaction: OMG, OBJ to LAR

The offense is great, and there are great players all-around. So the question is, is there room for OBJ to succeed? The answer is 100% yes. Sean McVay sold Beckham Jr. to LA by promising schemed plays to make use of his talent, almost assured single-coverage, and of course, a chance at a Super Bowl ring. We don’t care about the ring, but what we do care about is the schemed targets and how that will play out with Kupp, Woods, and Jefferson. Let’s dive into who will be the stars of this show, who will play the best supporting actor, and who gets relegated to understudy.

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Rapid Reaction: Cam Newton’s Homecoming

Cam Newton is coming home. After the news broke of Sam Darnold’s shoulder injury, most likely forcing him to IR, the Panthers were left with a predicament. Do they leave their season in the hands of former XFL star P.J. Walker? Or do they look for a veteran on the market? Well, here comes Cam! 

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Trade Rapid Reaction: Mark Ingram to the Saints

Mark Ingram was a huge part of the Saints’ backfield from 2011 through 2018 so there shouldn’t be much stopping him from feeling at home as soon as he gets there. Ingram himself has not seen enough of a workload over the past year and a half to sniff fantasy relevance. However, is this the chance he needs to spring from the dead and be worthy enough to roster? Or are the main impacts what he’s leaving behind in Houston? Let’s dive in!

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KJ Hamler Injury: Rapid Reaction

KJ Hamler wasn’t very valuable in dynasty leagues, to begin with as the world was watching him, hopeful that he could maintain some consistency as a deep threat. However, we did not get to see any glance of that this early on in the year. Hamler is a hold for me. You won’t get any value in a trade right now, and it’s free to stick him on your IR until next year. My long-term projection of Hamler is poor, but deep threats have a tendency to stick around the league for a while and he has the talent, he just needs a better opportunity. He’ll be a player I hope to see on a new team over the next few years and hopefully, he will fully recover and get back on the field next year.

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Kickoff Countdown: 3 Days Until Kickoff!

Hello everybody and welcome to DFF’s Kickoff Countdown series! For each of the 12 days leading up to the first NFL game of the season, our staff at DFF has been releasing an article based on how many days are left. Today we are only three days away and that means I, @DFF_JoeMem, am here to bring you three wide receivers that I’d rather have at ADP over their higher ADP teammate in Superflex Dynasty leagues. Let’s dive in!

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J.K. Dobbins Injury Rapid Reaction

We were so close to the regular season. So close. Most starters sat on the bench during week three of the preseason as it was treated much like preseason week four in past years, but for one team that chose to play their starters, the consequence was dire. Baltimore Ravens second-year running back J.K. Dobbins has suffered a torn ACL and will miss the 2021 season according to Adam Schefter.

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Travis Etienne Injury Rapid Reaction

The Jaguars offense has looked putrid over the first two games of the season as they battle through the learning curve of a new offensive system with a new head coach, a new quarterback, and a new running back, both drafted in the first round, thus setting the stage for some large expectations. However, their first-round running back, Travis Etienne may not even get to see the field this year after suffering a Lisfranc injury in Monday night’s game against the Saints.

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Return of the Redraft Rankings: Meet the Team

Hey #DFFArmy, it’s your Director of Information Systems, @DFF_JoeMem, back again with a rankings update! As we enter into August, we are bringing back Redraft into focus. You’ll find those rankings HERE. Look closely and you’ll see that we were able to add Sleeper’s Redraft PPR ADP to our ranking page! For now, it’s only alongside our Redraft rankings, and we believe this will add a lot of value to the #DFFArmy on the road to some Championships. So we have Sleeper ADP, truly the voice of the people, but what about the rankers themselves? Who are the people you’ll be trusting your drafts with? Let’s find out!

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DFF Redraft League: Drafting from the Two Spot

Welcome, #DFFArmy to Dynasty Football Factory’s Redraft season kickoff! This year looks to be even more competitive than last year as we added two teams to the league, bringing the total number to 14. Not only did we grow the league size, but we expanded rosters by adding a flex position as well, which makes hitting in the mid to late rounds even more important than normal.

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Rapid Reaction: Michael Thomas’ Ankle

Thomas injured his ankle twice during the regular season last year and was expected to undergo surgery on it as early as January of 2021. Unfortunately for his team, it looks like now he won’t be looking 100% until we hit the ⅓ mark of the season. The Saints schedule has a bye Week 6 before they head into a Monday Night Football matchup against the division-rival Seahawks in Week 7. Given the expected timeline, it’s hard for me to imagine the Saints rushing him back there for the week 5 game against WFT at about the 3 to 3.5-month mark given the uncertainty of when the surgery actually occurred in June. Expecting a push for a Week 7 return makes the most sense when projecting this early on.

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DFF Draft Coverage: Jaret Patterson to the WFT

Jaret Patterson is a shifty runner with quick feet. He won’t blow you away with his 4.58 speed, but he was good at making people miss in college when working with minimal space. There were a lot of red flags on film with Patterson. Several times where bigger defenders were able to take him down without help. He’s hesitant at times when making the decision of which hole to hit. Patterson has excellent ball security and drive. He’s a competitor. He’s a fun player to watch, but I’m not sure his skills are going to translate in the NFL.

DFF Draft Coverage: Javian Hawkins to the Falcons

Javian Hawkins wins with speed. His 4.45 40-yard dash isn’t out of this world, but his tape shows an in-game speed that’s faster than that. He’s lightning in a bottle and was able to gash defenses in college. His acceleration is great. He’s a player that seems to be running at top speed all the time.

DFF Draft Coverage: Kylin Hill to the Packers

Kylin Hill does a lot of things very well. He might now be elite in any one trait, but he doesn’t show many weaknesses on tape. His running style is aggressive and he finishes off runs with violence. He has a second gear that he can hit when he sees space. There isn’t a lot of tape on Hill in 2020, but from what I did see in the LSU game, he has a lot of potential as a runner.