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
21.04 WR Josh Gordon, Browns and 22.01 DE Greg Hardy, Cowboys
These are two of the most talented players at their positions. Both have many demons to battle to be productive. I have no desire to have either on my team, but the price is reasonable enough to consider it here.
22.12 TE Coby Fleener, Colts
He was college teammates with Andrew Luck, but is the a dimensional tight end when compared to Dwayne Allen. Fleener might get less chances with the signing of Duron Carter and the drafting of Phillip Dorsett in the first round as it’s anticipated Indianapolis goes more three, four, and five wide sets than before.
23.01 RB Joseph Randle, Cowboys
This is huge value if Randle becomes the Dallas running back starter. He had a fantastic yards per carry average last season, but almost got thrown off the team for being involved in a domestic disturbance with a gun and breaking a window. There are too many questions to have complete confidence here, but is worth a shot here.
23.08 LB Jadeveon Clowney, Texans
Last year’s first overall pick missed most of last season with one of the most questionable work ethics ever known. Can he make the most of playing on a defense that faces offenses that assign two to three players to deal with JJ Watt?
26.01 DE Demarcus Lawrence, Cowboys
The 2014 34th overall pick spent most of his rookie year recovering from injury, but came back strong for the playoffs creating pressure and sacks. He gets to play across from either Hardy or 2015 second round pick Randy Gregory, which should help offensive lines to not scheme for him.
26.12 RB LeGarrette Blount, Patriots
It’s quite rare to pick up starting running backs at the end of the 26th round. He is the fifth back on the Sam’s Colts squad, so the only trick is when to play him.
28.05 WR Cole Beasley, Cowboys
Let’s face it, Jason Witten is getting old and Tony Romo is beginning to prefer Beasley as his second target after Dez Bryant. On a team that has plenty of question marks in the running game, this receiver’s role is quite safe.
30.02 QB Alex Smith, Chiefs
Picking up a starting quarterback two-thirds into a draft is great value. Andy Reid can get the most out of the athletic Smith and you can cherry pick when you start him.
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