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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.  I based my write-ups on their performances during their 2014 collegian bowl games.

Crockett Gilmore, TE BAL
The tight end was certainly not the best athlete on the field, but he was everywhere.  Gilmore lined up in the backfield, as a traditional tight end, and in the slot.  The young tight end was better at pass blocking than as a runcrockett blocker as he struggled to seal the cut-back lane.  I was impressed with the many different routes that he ran and he got targeted in the end zone only to be knocked down by a defensive back with no penalty he could have caught the pass with his frame and size).  Gilmore struggled to gain separation when safeties covered him, but had modest success (four receptions for 44 yards) when the tight end went against linebackers.  If he wants to have NFL success, Gilmore will need to attack the ball with his hands and not body catch as well as use his 6′ 6″ size as a weapon. Read More »

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Dynasty fantasy football is all about grabbing assets before their values quadruple.  Last year, the owners that invested in the likes of Alshon Jeffery and Nick Foles got highly rewarded for their insight.  I took a quick glance at stedmanmyfantasyleague’s ownership values of many 25 years and under players.  It was surprising how many under owned potential fantasy assets are laying on waiver wires in leagues or might be a small trade away from being on your fantasy roster.

WR Stedman Bailey, Rams 32.32% owned

This second year receiver is a splash of trouble and upside.  He will miss the first four games of 2014 due to performance enhancing drugs, but was dramatically increasing his playing time during the last quarter of the season.  The Rams wide receiver core does not have an elite talent, perhaps Bailey can get back to his West Virginia playmaking ways.  His upside is enough for me to take that chance. Read More »

Dynasty fantasy football is all about grabbing assets before their values quadruple.  Last year, the owners that invested in the likes of Alshon Jeffery and Nick Foles got highly rewarded for their insight.  I took a quick glance at cjmyfantasyleague’s ownership values of many 25 years and under players.  It was surprising how many under owned potential fantasy assets are laying on waiver wires in leagues or might be a small trade away from being on your fantasy roster.

RB CJ Anderson, Broncos 41.58% owned

Sure the Montee Ball era started in Denver towards the end of last season.  The Broncos kept this powerful, battering ram around despite only giving him seven carries last season.  If Ball falters and Anderson improves his pass blocking, this back could be very valuable with Peyton Manning occupying defenses.  His ownership should be double of what it is now. Read More »

Playing fantasy football is not about being the biggest, meanest, or even smartest player out there, it is about being adaptable to changing situations. Injuries, coaching changes and legal issues can all be hazardous to your fantasy team, but brucebeing able to think on your feet and adjust to these changes is what will make you a champion.

Draft strategy can evolve from philosophies that have nothing to do with fantasy football. I am always inspired by martial arts legend Bruce Lee with his “be like water” strategy.  I write an article about this every year, because it works.  Much like Bruce Lee’s movie, “Game of Death”, the strategy behind “being like water” is about adapting to your surroundings and using your opponents, aka leaguemates, weaknesses against themselves. Read More »

One of the hottest “sleeper” names in the rookie IDP fantasy football world is former LSU linebacker, Lamin Barrow, who got drafted by the Denver Broncos.  I decided to take a look for myself to see what all the fuss was about.  I reviewed threelamin of his games against Georgia in 2013, then also 2012 games versus Mississippi State and Arkansas.   I did not come away overly impressed, but let’s discuss what skills he brings to the NFL.  Sometimes in IDP fantasy football, situation can overcome talent.  Read More »

What kind of trader are you? Are you the free wheeling dealer? Are you the guy who worries about another owner getting over on you? Are you a trader that likes to offer only fair trades the first time? Maybe your style is to take a little hit nowtrader to build equity for later trades?

Maybe you are the guy who is always looking to win every trade? Are you the owner that sends out a ridiculous offer to gauge interest? Are you the guy that sits on trades forever hoping that they expire or get taken back? Or maybe you just hit reject without giving a reason? If you are more about the second set of questions, this article might not be for you… Read More »

With the injury to the former “honey badger” and what seems like the mess at linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals, many fantasy football  IDP owners are clamoring about safety Deone Bucannon.  He is a little underrated compared to the likesbucky of fellow 2014 rookie safeties Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor, but Bucannon has a good combination of their skills which makes him able to play both the free and string safety spots (I think he will be a better strong safety though).  I re-watched four of his 2013 collegian games against Stanford, California, USC, and Arizona State to get a better understanding of the skill set he brings to the NFL and how well he will find into the Cardinal team. Read More »

One of the most polarizing rookie fantasy dynasty linebackers is former Bruin Anthony Barr.  He came to UCLA as a highly recruited running back, but continues to convert to the defensive side of the ball.  To get a better idea of the skill set barrthat Barr brings to the Vikings, I reviewed four of his 2013 college games against Nebraska, Oregon, USC, and Nevada.  His rawness to the position was easily seen, but so were his many athletic gifts. Read More »

There have been many articles written and podcast discussions on why dynasty fantasy football leagues shouldn’t allow vetoes: it can be political, each individual owner should decide their own fate, stupid gullible owners are a part of everyforte league, etc.  Their rationale is that the NFL allows every trade and fantasy football is based on what a professional team would do. Remember this isn’t the NFL where every team is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. A dynasty league usually only requires a yearly fee (if that) or perhaps a two-year investment. I will use a 2013 vetoed trade in one of the leagues that I was in to show why vetoes should be allowed. Read More »

My look around the rookie IDP fantasy landscape continues with defensive lineman Ra’Shede Hageman.  Grabbing IDPs before they make a big impact can be the difference between winning your fantasy league and even making the playoffs. hageman Depending on the day and his effort-level, you could see a superstar in the making or just another big body with the former Minnesota prospect.  I got to watch him practice during the Senior Bowl week and reviewed four of his 2013 college games against Wisconsin, Northwestern, Penn State, and Iowa to get good comparisons of what Mr. Hageman can and cannot do.  He found himself in a great spot, the Atlanta Falcons, to get some early playing time and be a contributor this season.   Read More »

The excitement generated by the draft weekend has come and gone.  Now is the time to put in the hard work as your rookie fantasy drafts are upon us. My dynasty fantasy rankings get based on a three to four-year window, not their immediate impact.  Talent and situation gets considered here. This is where the meat and potatoes of the rookie draft values are this year, so get a few helpings of fantasy goodness with this position.

15. Allen Robinson, Jaguars- It’s a crowded Jacksonville wide receiver core with Marqise Lee, Ace Sanders, and Cecil Shorts. Robinson isn’t the most polished receiver with his body catching and fighting his hands to secure the ball.  Therobinson receiver is great on bubble screens and plays designed to get him in space where he can use his athleticism.  Robinson is a physical receiver who can come down with contested passes, but was lackluster against better college competition. Read More »