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There are hundreds of stories that lead into the 2016 NFL Draft.  One of the lesser known is about former New Mexico running back Jhurell Pressley.  He is creating a bit of buzz with his fantastic jpressleypro day performance.  This inspired me to review all the available tape I could find of him: a 2025 game against New Mexico State, his junior year highlights, and an entire college career highlights.  Composing a scouting report with only one game and two highlight reels isn’t ideal, but I believe there was enough there to make a decent evaluation of the skills and attributes he could bring to the next level.  These are my thoughts:

RB-Jhurell Pressley, New Mexico 5′ 10″ 206 lbs. Read More »

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If you have played in a dynasty league for any amount of time or you are just looking to join one, check on how you acquire players that are not currently residing on a team. Depending on Josh Hillhow players get distributed, may make a huge difference in how much you enjoy the league and stay competitive.  There are a few ways leagues divvy those players up:

Some leagues use a first come, first serve policy.  This can cause problems with multiple owners that live in different time zones or have various work schedules that do not line up with when players become available. This causes come owners to horde players as they notice the team they are playing doesn’t have a starting kicker, so they grab two or three off the wire.  Is that how the NFL or you would want that handled? Read More »

 

There is something great about the NFL Draft.  Optimism is in the air for everyone as it represents a new beginning.  This is even more true with your dynasty squad especially if you are coming off a rough season.  After the rookie draft, you AndrewMiley_Twitterhave new exciting players, but now the draft and perhaps excitement are over.  Many owners stop visiting their league site for a while, go on that vacation, perhaps read a few articles here and there, and then log in right before Labor Day.  I’m not saying don’t go on vacation for a week or two, just don’t take a summer hiatus from your league(s).

Keep up with the news.

Mario Williams and Jerry Hughes play outside linebacker and not defensive ends in the new Rex Ryan scheme, that could be major news in leagues where owners have to scramble for defensive linemen.  Devonta Freeman might be a better fit for the Falcons running game than rookie Tevin Coleman.  This is the time to keep track of the little things, because you never know when a little crumb from the local media will pay off big.

Know your waivers.

I’m in seven leagues right now and every week I go thru the available players for every league.  On leagues that use the myfantasyleague.com site, there is a feature called the “my draft list” that you get to from the “For Owners” tab.  I sort the available players first by position and then by team to be thorough and add all interesting free agents.  This list keeps all of the free agents organized at a moments notice.  I still go low tech as well with my index cards.  When I tell my friends this, they say “why bother”, because I want to know who is available at any time.  If you want to make a trade, the knowledge that a replacement level player is available can reduce the risks you take. Read More »

In fantasy football, there are several new trends: daily leagues, dynasty leagues, and individual defensive player leagues.  This weekly column will combine two of those by discussing two young IDPs.  I will give my scouting thoughts on how they paulwplayed a particular week.  Today I will be discussing the young Atlanta Falcons linebacker core of second year Paul Worrilow, second year Joplo Bartu, and rookie Prince Shembo.

Paul Worrilow

During the preseason, I got drawn to the big play ability of Worrilow.  He sees the play as it is developing and flows well to attack the ball carrier.  In coverage, Worrilow is athletic enough to keep up with most tight ends, but is not an elite pass defender.  The young backer sheds blockers quickly, stepping up into the play instead of around, and is very useful applying inside pressure with a strong pass rush up the middle when called upon.  Worrilow is the leader of this defense. Read More »

We are now in the “dead zone” of the NFL football year.  This is the time for making sure your dynasty fantasy football taxi squads are full.  Sure these aren’t superstar players, but just like penny stocks their value could soar if you get lucky.  Ifireworks based my write-ups on their performances during their 2014 collegian bowl games.

Jared Abbarederis, WR GB
The wide receiver did not have a very impressive bowl game as he finished with three catches for 27 yards.  He looked like a possession NFL receiver.  Abbarederis ran clean routes, fought for extra yardage, and was a solid run blocker.  The Badgers sent him in motion to try to create separation, but his hands were inconsistent as he caught the ball as much with his body as with his hands.   Abbarederis will need some time to develop to be a weapon in the NFL. Read More »

There is something great about the NFL Draft.  Optimism is in the air for everyone as it represents a new beginning.  This is even more true with your dynasty squad especially if you are coming off a rough season.  After the rookie draft, you AndrewMiley_Twitterhave new exciting players, but now the draft and perhaps excitement are over.  Many owners stop visiting their league site for a while, go on that vacation, perhaps read a few articles here and there, and then log in right before Labor Day.  I’m not saying don’t go on vacation for a week or two, just don’t take a summer hiatus from your league(s).

Keep up with the news.

Veteran corner backs, Brandon Flowers and Chris Houston, got released from their contracts just a day ago. Browns running back Ben Tate is still the same gimpy guy he was in Houston.  New Orleans wide receiver Kenny Stills is making a great impression in practices.  This is the time to keep track of the little things, because you never know when a little crumb from the local media will pay off big. Read More »

2009 College Football All-America Team

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In this weekly column, I will explore some young players that may have not made much of an impact to date.  Some players may be available on your waiver wire; some may be available via a cheap/moderate trade.  Acquiring these players could decide how well your dynasty/keeper team does for the next few years.

Tim Tebow is the first choice if available on the waiver wire.  Yes, I got him last Thursday before he broke out in a 12 team dynasty.  Sometimes a team’s bye week is the perfect time to get a player, because you can’t use them this week, so some owners wait.  HC John Fox wasn’t crazy about Tebow in the summer, but after seeing Kyle Orton start five games, it was time.  There are two Tebow opinions, either you love him or don’t like him..at all.  Tebow looked a little better on Sunday than he did last year.  He suffered from some drops or he would have finished with more passing yardage and completions.  Last year in three games, he had a 49% completion rate, 651 yards passing, 4 passing TDs, and 199 rushing yards along with 3 rushing TDs.  Tebow will be given every chance to earn the job for the long-term and if not bring on the “Suck for Luck” to Denver.  For the rest click here: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/young-bucks-week-6/

 

Grand Canyon - Young Buck

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In this weekly column, I will explore some young players that haven’t made much of an impact to date.  Some players may be available on your waiver wire; some may be available via a cheap/moderate trade.  Acquiring these players could decide how well your dynasty/keeper team does for the next few years.

David Nelson has already warmed the hearts of Buffalo Bills fans with his last-minute TD catch to win the game!  I first wrote about him in December 2010.  With Roscoe Parrish on I/R and Lee Evans out-of-town, Nelson is a great #2 WR to Stevie Johnson.  He has been productive this year catching 14-149 yards and a TD on 19 targets.  It might surprise you that David Nelson finished his last four healthy games last year with 14-164 yards and 3 TDs on 15 targets.  If you can grab him off the waivers, do it! For the rest of the story: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/the-young-bucks-week-3/

 

James Casey (TE) of the Houston Texans

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In this weekly column, I will explore some young players that haven’t made much of an impact to date.  Some players may be available on your waiver wire; some may be available via a cheap/moderate trade.  Acquiring these players could decide how well your dynasty/keeper team does for the next few years.

Fred Davis showed up in week 1 with a bang.  He had over 100 yards and it seems that Rex Grossman trusts him.  He may be available on the waiver wire (he was on one of mine).  Chris Cooley is still gimpy and the Shanahans like to throw the ball around.  Don’t worry about Scott Chandler from Buffalo, go after Fred Davis!  Click here for the rest: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/the-young-bucks-week-2/

Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears warming up bef...

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In my earlier Dynasty Buy Low articles, I mentioned with the NFL season looking closer to being resolved by mid July, it is time to get your shovels out to start digging for dynasty gold.  I am discussing five QBs that could be on your waiver wire (maybe two of them) or available for a cheap trade (very likely) that can help you improve your dynasty team’s depth.  QBs are the hardest position, because it seems an owner has to use the most patience with them aka hold them for longer than you want. Read More »
Terrell Owens (T.O.) autographing for fans at ...

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With the NFL season looking not so much in doubt, it is time to get your shovels out to start digging for dynasty gold.  I am going to take the chance to discuss four WRs that could be on your waiver wire or available for a cheap trade that can help you improve your dynasty team’s depth.  Two of these WRs I took for myself in my latest dynasty league aka “The League” previously discussed here at dynastyblitz.com. Read More »