The amazing time for dynasty fantasy football continues. We are getting some rookie practice reports; all kinds of fantasy football drafts are underway which gives everyone a chance to put their money where their mouth is in respect to player evaluation and strategy. I joined a start-up league run by my buddy Stan Hyatt. It is a 12 teamer with 40 regular roster spots and five taxi squad spots (rookies only). The lineups are as follows: 1 QB, 2-3 RBs, 2-5 WRs, 1-3 TEs (need eight combined players out of RB/WR/TE spots), 1 K and on the defensive side 3-4 LBs, 3-4 DBs, 2-3 DLs with ten total defensive starters. It is PPR scoring for all positions, tackle heavy IDP scoring, 6 points for every touchdown, .1 points per 1 yard of offense (rushing and receiving), and .05 per yard of passing and/or returns. I was lucky enough to end up with my favorite roster spot, 10th overall in a straight snake format. You can find the league here: http://football24.myfantasyleague.com/2015/options?L=78307&O=17
16.10 TE Jordan Reed, Washington
This third year oft-injured tight end did not have a good second season. Reed missed five games last season while only had five fantasy impactful games. 2015 will be a make or break year for him. Is he more talented than the 19th guy at his position, sure, but potential will only get you so far. Huge risk/reward play here, I hope it works out.
16.12 WR Roddy White, Falcons
The eleven year veteran will be turning 34 in November, but plays on a team that loves to throw the ball. Considering White was the 66th receiver off the board, I would be happy to grab a year or two worth of value there.
17.02 DT/NT Danny Shelton, Browns
Shelton will play the nose guard position for the majority of the time he lines up in the Browns 3-4 defense. He primary responsibilities will be occupying the center and a guard in run situations. His sack production came against weaker opponents and while I think he will be a good football player, Shelton should not be a factor in fantasy leagues. He was the ninth selected defensive lineman taken, before productive vets like Aaron Donald, Calais Campbell, and Jurrell Casey.
17.07 RB Rashad Jennings, Giants
Sure Shane Vereen got picked four rounds earlier, but Jennings could be the starter in New Yorker. This is great value this late in the draft, despite his ability to get injured at the drop of a hat.
18.08 LB Stephone Anthony, Saints
He was the second rookie linebacker taken. This was nine rounds after Eric Kendricks selection, despite Anthony playing in a more target filled environment and is a great value as the 30th backer off the board.
18.09 DT Aaron Donald , Rams
The big, athletic three tech impressed me at the Senior Bowl in 2014 and continued his success playing on the versatile 4-3 Rams front. He should be a top ten fantasy defensive lineman for the next ten years.
19.05 RB Mike Davis, 49ers
Davis is a rookie running back who reminds me of teammate Carlos Hyde, just several inches shorter. He runs tough and can catch well out of the backfield. How much is there to the latest Hyde injury rumors? Why not take his backup Davis to make sure?
19.07 K Justin Tucker, Ravens
Never be the first guy to pick a kicker in your dynasty draft! The next kicker went off the board in the 30th round. I’m sort of embarrassed to say I grabbed my first kicker in the 41st round, out of 45 total rounds. Grab kickers in the last few rounds of your draft, especially with the further devaluing of the position.
20.02 QB Robert Griffin, Washington
The excitement seems to be lessening with this former top seven dynasty signal caller. The 23rd quarterback selection seems more realistic with his questionable future ahead of him. Heck, it worth a shot here.
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