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Can Will Levis Be the 2023 NFL Draft QB1?

The former Penn State transfer arrived in Lexington (KY) in 2021, after never retaining a starting role with the Nittany Lions. It was a strange situation, as most would agree that Levis should’ve been the starter there, but it just never happened. The move to Kentucky though was also strange at first glance. Known to be a college basketball powerhouse, Kentucky is usually not the first or even second school that college prospects consider as an option. Will Levis, since enrolling, has started to change the narrative.

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2022 DFF Draft Coverage: Kyle Hamilton

While he didn’t crush the athletic testing at the NFL Scouting Combine, Hamilton still performed fine. He recorded a 4.59 40-yard dash time and a 38-inch vertical jump. His broad jump was 132 inches and his three-cone time was a respectable 6.90. He chose not to participate in the bench press. Hamilton has a unique blend of size, athletic ability, and experience which make him capable of playing literally anywhere on the field. 

Pre-Combine 2022 Rookie Positional Rankings – WR

Your author has broken down his pre-combine rookie rankings into positional rankings with tier designations to help you better view the dynasty rookie draft landscape. It is important to remember these rankings are created with fantasy football purposes in mind. We will dive eight players deep with the QB and TE positions and ten players deep with the RB and WR positions. Up next, the WR position is detailed for the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft. 

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Dominating Your Rookie Draft: Rookie Pick Value and Tiers

There is no time when a draft pick is more valuable than when it is on the clock in your rookie draft. You have the power to select your favorite rookie prospect, but you also have the opportunity to trade the rights to the pick for what you view as more value to a league mate. By the time rookie drafts roll around, the ADP is more or less settled and we are targeting our favorite prospects within their given tier. Being right on one player versus another player is very important, but being in the situation to control your draft is even more crucial to success in your fantasy leagues.

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Early 2020 Rookie Redraft Primer Part 4

Part 1 of this article series focused on the incoming rookie quarterbacks. Then, part 2 and part 3 covered running backs and the top two wide receivers. In this fourth and final part, I will cover four more incoming rookie wide receivers. All of these players come with question marks, but I believe each of them at least has a shot to provide fantasy value in 2020.

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Early 2020 Rookie Redraft Primer Part 3

At Oklahoma, Lamb found wild success. He played three years with a series of star college quarterbacks: Baker Mayfield in 2017, Kyler Murray in 2018, and Jalen Hurts in 2019. In total, Lamb had 173 catches for 3,292 yards and 32 touchdowns. His 2019 performance solidified his status as the WR1 in this class, as he had 62 receptions for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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JJ What? Pump the brakes on Josh Jacobs as the rookie 1.01

The Josh Jacobs hype train is powering on, full steam ahead. Following his selection by the Oakland Raiders with the 24th pick in the 2019 NFL draft, Jacobs is quickly becoming the consensus 1.01 pick in 2019 rookie drafts. Seemingly out of nowhere, the Josh Jacobs buzz began to build in the back half of …

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Rookie Draft Strategery: All Formats

Before your Rookie draft begins it is paramount that you identify your team’s realistic ceiling for the upcoming season. These are the BOLD questions you must ask yourself. –Are you a playoff team? –Are you a legitimate title contender? –Are you rebuilding? Chances are your original draft position is not coincidental. Sometimes injuries (like losing …

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IDP Meeting of the Minds: LBs and Rookie Drafts

Our IDP team will bring some thoughts on topics weekly for your reading pleasure. Want answers? Use the hashtag #IDPMOTM to ask your questions to our team via Twitter. Which free agent LB would you want to add – [profiler]Anthony Hitchens[/profiler], [profiler]Demario Davis[/profiler], or [profiler]Avery Williamson[/profiler]? What rookie pick would you want over for him? …

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Post-Combine Rookie Talk: DFF Degenerates Roundtable

Showcasing the talent and skills of prospective NFL rookies, the NFL Scouting Combine is a time for Dynasty Football owners to be on high alert for updates that help them complete their draft boards. The DFF Degenerates Roundtable (@DFF_Degenerates) talk candidly about the good and bad results of the 2018 NFL Combine. Risers: Were there …

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Rookie Fever Part 2: DFF Degenerates Roundtable

It’s that time of year! We have a collective fever and the only prescription is more cowbell (rookie talk). We are hyper-focused on the NFL Draft, and even more importantly, our Dynasty Rookie Drafts. While it’s a year-long suffering, temperatures rise as soon as the college season ends. Some of us become even more irrational …

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3rd & 4th Rounds: Rookie Mock Draft 3.0 (Superflex)

Today we pick up where we left off after Round 2 of our latest Superflex rookie mock draft. ROUND 3 3.01 (@DFF_Cog) Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State, QB I believe in this kid. He showed great growth in 2017. He has the size and the arm strength to stick around this league for a long time. …

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Rookie Fever Part 1: DFF Degenerates Roundtable

It’s that time of year! We have a collective fever and the only prescription is more cowbell. For us, the cowbell is NFL rookies. We are hyper-focused on the NFL Draft and even more importantly, our Dynasty Rookie Drafts. While it’s a year-long suffering, temperatures rise as soon as the college season ends. Some of …

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2nd Round: Rookie Mock Draft 3.0 (Superflex)

Today we pick up where we left off after Round 1 of our latest Superflex rookie mock draft. ROUND 2 2.01 (@DFF_Cog) James Washington, Oklahoma State, WR Why is Washington still available in Round 2? The kid is a missile. He might be slightly raw in his route tree, but his talent is real and …

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1st Round: Rookie Mock Draft 3.0 (Superflex)

ROUND 1 1.01 (@DFF_Cog) Saquon Barkley, Penn State, RB Hey, guys. This is a no-brainer. Shane Manila would drive to my house and slap me silly until I submitted that Barkley is greatest to ever strap on a helmet. Seriously though, I love Barkley and his dual potential is tantalizing. 1.02 (@JerrysinDFF) Derrius Guice, LSU, …

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3rd & 4th Rounds: 2018 Rookie Mock Draft 2.0 (Superflex)

All Players Have Declared If you missed Round 2 it can be found here. Round 3 3.01 (@DFFMemphis)  Kalen Ballage, Arizona St., RB Ballage’s size, 6’3” and 230 pounds, is more impressive than his game tape at this point. The biggest attribute to Ballage’s game at this point is his pass catching skills. He had …

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2nd Round: 2018 Rookie Mock Draft 2.0 (Superflex)

All Players Have Declared If you happened to miss round 1 you can find it here. Round 2 2.01 (@DFFMemphis) Christian Kirk, Texas A&M, WR Christian Kirk is not going to win the eyeball test in the upcoming wide receiver class of 2018. He stands at a reported 5’11” and weighs in at 200 lbs., …

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1st Round: 2018 Rookie Mock Draft 2.0 (Superflex)

All Players Have Declared Round 1 1.01 (@DFFMemphis) Saquon Barkley, Penn State University Barkley is everything an NFL team wants in a running back. He has the size at 5’11” and 229 pounds, but also has blistering speed for a player that size. He was hand-clocked running a 4.33 40-yard dash during the spring of …

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Derrius Guice: Second to No One

Many Fantasy Football fans (myself included) are kicking themselves for not winning their loser brackets and locking up Saquon Barkley with the 1.01. Also, if you don’t have a loser bracket that plays for the 1.01, you need to fix your league rules. Don’t be too upset, because there’s another stunning talent that is coming …

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