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2019 Redraft Strategy Review: Tight End

Most people consider tight end to be a “onesie” position, similar to quarterback. You take one guy and hope he hits, and if he gets hurt or doesn’t work out, you then take a tight end from waivers. However, you can take that tight end at any point in the draft. I have always preferred to either grab a top-tier tight end or wait until the end and grab a high-upside guy. I generally consider the middle of the draft to be a “dead-zone,” where I always prefer to take running back or wide receiver as compared to available tight ends. Take a look at the below tables for what I considered to be the tight end landscape going into 2019.

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Super Bowl 54 Prop Bets

Hello all! Rejoice, for Super Bowl Sunday is finally upon us! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a weekend filled with wings, beer, and throwing money on some of the most ridiculous prop bets you’ll see all year. With a whopping $7 BILLION estimated to be wagered on this event, I’d say many share my sentiments as well! With that said, here are some of my favorite bets that I’ve seen and the stats (or lack thereof) to back them up. Full disclosure, some of these are just silly so take them for what they’re worth. Regardless, enjoy!!

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2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl: IDP News & Notes

It’s officially draft season and prospects from all over the country are attending all-star games over the next month. This past Saturday the 71st edition of the Reese’s Senior Bowl was played. From small school hopefuls to big school studs, this game puts everyone on a level playing field, so they can showcase their talents. The North squad was able to get the victory over the South squad by a score of 34-17. Now let’s take a look at this year’s stars and how they performed.

IDP Wrap Up: 2019 Defensive End

No surprises here. The three top tier defensive ends are as talented as they are tenacious. Danielle Hunter lead all defensive ends in 2019, with Cameron Heyward and Joey Bosa nipping at his heels. Hunter and Bosa are only 24 years old, while Heyward is the grown man of the bunch at 30. Looking forward, I expect the two young superstar pass rushers (Bosa and Hunter) to consistently lead the league in IDP production for the next few years, barring injury.

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Late Season Stars: Part Two

Over Brown’s first eight games, he averaged just 8.0 points in half PPR scoring. This put him outside the top 40 for wide receivers. Over his second eight games, he averaged 15.9 points per game. That was good enough to rank him third among WRs in points per game over that period. His cumulative line in games 1-8 was 22 receptions on 34 targets for 348 yards and three touchdowns. In games 9-16, Brown put up 30 receptions on 50 targets for 703 yards and five touchdowns.

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Best Ball Newbie Perspective Part 2

Good to see you all back! For those of you who haven’t yet read my first installment, check it out here. In this installment, I’ll try to shed some light on which of my specific roster builds did the best and worst. Finally, we will close with some of my highest rostered players (whether good or …

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IDP Prospect Interview: Royce See, Linebacker, Sam Houston State

Royce See – Interview Sam Houston State Bearkats #32 Linebacker Twitter: JUICE KING❄️⚡️™ (@RoyceSee16) | Twitter Played at Shepherd High School in Shepherd, Texas Royce played 50 career games for Sam Houston State, making 34 starts He registered 201 tackles, 112 solos, 25½ tackles for a loss, 10½ sacks, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, …

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Threatened Species: IDP Impact of Panthers’ Regime Change

The good news for fantasy gamers is that many Panthers carry the preferred position designations of the 4-3 defense that the team ran in 2018. In 2019, regular contributors like Kawann Short, Gerald McCoy, Mario Addison, Bruce Irvin, Brian Burns, and Marquis Haynes all carried position designations inconsistent with the Panthers’ 3-4 alignment on MyFantasyLeague.com. This article contemplates how Phil Snow’s Temple and Baylor defensive schemes if implemented in Charlotte, would translate to IDP fantasy football. 

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2019 Half Season All-Stars

This will be a two-part article that will cover players that had half a good season in 2019. In part one, I’ll talk about players who excelled in the first half of the season but not the second half. In part two, I’ll do the reverse. I’ll also avoid discussing players I touched on in my busts and values article, so these will be all new players for me. Let’s jump right in.

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2020 East/West Shrine Bowl: IDP News & Notes

It’s officially draft season, and prospects from all over the country are attending all-star games over the next month. Up first is the 95th edition of the East-West Shrine Bowl. This game has showcased stars such as Ricky Jackson, Steve Atwater, Pat Tillman, Mean Joe Greene, Alan Paige, and Dick Butkus. From small school hopefuls to big school studs, this game puts everyone on a level playing field, so they can showcase their talents. The East squad was able to get the victory over the west squad by a score of 31-27. Now let’s take a look at this year’s stars and how they performed.

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IDL Prospect Draft Watch

With the college bowl season in full swing and I continue to dig deep into my draft prep, I thought I would take the time to go over some of the potential prospects at the interior defensive line position. This is one of the most crucial but unpraised positions in football. They do the heavy lifting to open things up for the rest of the defense. Keep in mind, this is just who I have watched to this point so far. As I watch more game film and prospects, I will update this list accordingly.

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IDP Wrap Up – 2019 Defensive Tackles

It’s time to wrap up the 2019 IDP fantasy season by discussing some key takeaways from the year. In this series, we will analyze trends, highlight star performers, identify risers and fallers, and project sleepers for the 2020 season at each IDP position group. In this article, we’ll focus on defensive tackles. So, without further ado, let’s wrap up the 2019 NFL regular season at defensive tackle!

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Best Ball Newbie Perspective: Part 1

Fantasy football without the grind of setting a bunch of lineups? That has to be the dream. This past offseason I decided to try some paid best ball contests to see if I could make myself a more well-rounded fantasy player. At DFF, we believe that every aspect of fantasy football bleeds into the others, and thus, I had my motivation to jump in. Plus…it certainly didn’t hurt that drafting is an addiction. Being new to the format, I decided to track all the data I possibly could on my performance/selections. This way, I could maybe help or inspire others who may be new to the format in the future.

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A Look Back and Forward: 10 Biggest Busts Part 2

In part one of this article, I chose five players from the top 50 in ADP that I considered to be busts in 2019. In part two, I will select five players from ADP between 51-150. When choosing my busts, I will try to avoid players that missed a few games but were otherwise successful when they played, so you haven’t and won’t see Saquon Barkley or Alvin Kamara type players on the list. Injuries are hard to predict, so it’s better to look at guys who flopped even when they were on the field. Similar to the values section, the individual players are important, but general trends and strategy advice will also be included below. As in part one, Yahoo’s final half PPR ADP is the source for the below ADP numbers.

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A Look Back and Forward: 10 Biggest Busts (Part 1)

In my previous two-part article, I looked at the 10 best draft values from the 2019 redraft season and how much they impacted fantasy teams. Also, I predicted the future and examined whether those players would live up to the same performance in 2020 and whether they would return good value in 2020. However, as most fantasy owners know, identifying busts is just as crucial to success and failure in fantasy football as picking players on the rise. In this two-part article, I will name the 10 biggest busts from the 2019 redraft season. In part one, I will choose five players from the top 50 in ADP, and in part two, I will select five players from ADP between 51-150. 

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A Look Back and Forward: 10 Best Values (Part 2)

In this two-part article, I’m taking a look at the 10 best draft values from the 2019 redraft season. I started by choosing five players from the top 50 in ADP in part one, found here, and now I’ll pick five players from the rest of the draft in part two. As in part one, I will be using Yahoo’s final half PPR ADP. In addition to revisiting how these players performed in 2019, I will also briefly touch on what I expect going forward into 2020. I’ll limit eligible players to the top 150 and might examine the best waiver wire wonders in a future piece.

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Linebacker Prospect Draft Watch

With college bowl season in full swing and I continue to dig deep into my draft prep, I thought I would take the time to go over some of the potential prospects at the linebacker position. Keep in mind, this is just who I have watched to this point so far. As I watch more game film and prospects, I will update this list accordingly.

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A Look Back and Forward: 10 Best Values

In this two-part article, I’ll take a look at the 10 best draft values from the 2019 redraft season. I’ll start by choosing five players from the top 50 in ADP in part one and then pick five players from the rest of the draft in part two.

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DraftKings: Wild Card Weekend Breakdown

On the eve of Wild Card Weekend, I’ll provide a quick break down of all the players I think you can consider in your DraftKings lineups for the full four-game slate. You can also use it accordingly for the two-game slates if you’re playing those as well. On a slate like this, build yourself a …

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A Zero-RB Champion

It’s always fun to look back over your old teams to determine what went right and what went wrong. In this article, you can see the results of a zero-RB team from beginning to end.

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