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There are hundreds of stories being told during the planning and anticipation of the 2017 NFL Draft. Today we will be looking at a scouting report for senior wideout Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma Sooner.

WR-Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma 6’ 178 lbs.

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Westbrook is an exciting playmaker, who comes with some serious baggage to be discussed a little later. He turned down an opportunity to play with Texas State to play for the small football school of Blinn College; where the receiver caught 76 passes for 1487 yards and 13 touchdowns. After a year of transition to Oklahoma, the senior playmaker had a monster season: 80 receptions for 1524 yards along with 17 touchdowns (scored at least one the last ten games) and rushed ten times for 101 yards. Because I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, let’s break down what I saw in the five games I reviewed of the senior playmaker: 2016 contests versus Texas, Ohio State, Kansas State, and Baylor along with another game against Texas (2015). Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. These are my thoughts: Read More »

The period between free agency and the NFL Draft is my favorite time of year as a dynasty owner. There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the upcoming season. Dynasty owners thrive on the uncertainty by crunching statistics and reading over team reports to find the next breakout players.

Around this time each year, I target a few players in my dynasty leagues that have breakout potential. Some of it is based on gut feelings, but mostly from watching game footage and finding players that have excelled in a limited role. Over the next few weeks, I will cover players I have targeted for my own teams. Last time I covered tight end Kyle Rudolph. Next up on my list of breakout candidates is Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker.

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The period before free agency and the NFL Draft is my favorite time of year as a dynasty owner. There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the upcoming season. Dynasty owners thrive on the uncertainty by crunching statistics and reading over team reports to find the next breakout players.

Around this time each year, I target a few players in my dynasty leagues that have breakout potential. Some of it is based on gut feel, but mostly from watching game footage and finding players that have excelled in a limited role. Over the next few weeks, I will cover players I have targeted for my own teams. Leading off my list of breakout candidates is Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph.

 

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Now that the Super Bowl is over, we can finally close the book the 2011 season. It is easy to forget we almost did not have football this year due to the lockout, and we still had one of the most exciting seasons in recent memory. While many fantasy football owners go into hibernation in the off-season, dynasty owners are just getting started for 2012 and beyond.

Last weekend I published the first edition of my 2012 dynasty rankings. You may find where I rank some players surprising, but a lot can change with free agency and the NFL Draft. Read the rest of this entry at PFF Fantasy»

Looking for my thoughts on what current players the 2011 NFL Draft class reminds me of using the premium data at Pro Football Focus?

I covered 23 players covered in total. Is A.J.Green the next Larry Fitzgerald? Can Cam Newton duplicate weekly numbers like Aaron Rodgers?

Click here for my latest post at PFF Fantasy.

“If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?” – Vince Lombardi

The 2011 NFL season is already three weeks old and the landscape around the league is becoming clearer. If lady luck is on your side, your dynasty fantasy football teams could be off to a great start while some might be wishing for a restart. For the second consecutive week we lost another star player to season-ending injury (breakout hopeful WR Kenny Britt) and several other key players are having below par performances.

This week’s edition will focus on four running backs who have disappointed so far, and what action you should take with them for the remainder of the season. Here are the slants this week: Read the rest of this entry at PFF Fantasy»

The new NFL logo went into use at the 2008 draft.

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Every week during the preseason and season, I will throw out some quick observations of the previous NFL week. With the invention of the DVR and Directv’s ”Quick Bits”, I am able to watch every snap of every game and give you a lightning “blitz” war “krieg” to bring to your fantasy league for domination. The fake games have ended, so bring on some real football! 

Well, Andy Dalton looked better for some of the game vs. the Broncos.  Too bad, it was until he had to throw in tight spaces (the end zone especially), which means Dalton will need to master that skill to continue playing Sundays.  Shipley was more active so it seems Dalton has found a safety blanket in him.  Delone Carter is still having issues blocking in the passing game.  He may be a fantasy option later in the season, but not now.  Also, Kerry Collins needs to knock off the rust on his beard and his play.

Tom Brady needed to play so he could dust off last week’s bad game versus the Lions.  Click for the rest here:http://draftbreakdown.com/preseason-final-week-blitzkrieg-part-1

Dez Bryant

Image by AJ Guel Photography via Flickr

Dez Bryant burst on to the fantasy football scene last year as Dallas’ No. 3 wide receiver. He scored six touchdowns over a six game stretch before missing the last four games of his rookie season due to a fractured ankle. A closer look at our premium data not only shows that Bryant could be the top receiving option in Dallas before the end of the season, but also that he could be a legitimate top five dynasty wide receiver at this time next year.

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A meeting of the minds, your favorite Bryan Fontaine discussing dynasty fantasy football with me, Andy Miley.  Our topics will include Ryan Matthews, the Indy backfield, dynasty strategies, current dynasty topics, and any twitter questions.  Find us here live:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dynasty-blitz/2011/08/02/dynasty-times-wbryan-fontaine

If not, check us on the archive or when it posts on i-tunes!

The new NFL logo went into use at the 2008 draft.

Image via Wikipedia

Finally some of the best news football fans have wanted to hear for quite some time: “CBA officially done.”

Mike Freeman, NFL Insider for CBSSports.com, reported on his blog just now that the players and owners have agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement.  He also is reporting that the players are flying to the nation’s capital to vote on it and that it will pass.

So, we are going to have a fantasy football season after all.  That is the best news of all.

Editors Note: This is the first entry in our new blog category, click here for more.

I will be joining FantasyAlarm.com writing a weekly column about dynasty/keeper fantasy football.  I am very excited to join the talented writers and share my thoughts.  Also make sure you check out their work on Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 210 or on XM 87.