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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 »

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Although the Senior Bowl was short on overall tight end talent, Miami’s Clive Walford stood shoulders above the rest.  In a relatively weak tight end draft class, this tight end might be the most wellclive rounded (receiving and blocking) when compared to Minnesota’s Maxx Williams and Michigan’s Devin Funchess, who might play receiver or tight end depending on the team’s decision.  I watched four of his college games against Florida State, Florida Atlantic, Duke and Virginia along with his week of practices in Mobile to get a good understanding of what skills he can bring to the next level.

TE Clive Walford, Miami 6’ 4” 263 lbs.

Cons: The tight end can get a little handsy when he is blocking.  Walford needs to keep his hands inside when driving defenders back.  I would say he gets the job done as a run blocker, but could certainly work on perfecting his craft.  There were a few times he let the ball too much into his body instead of catching it cleanly out in front.  The tight end also needs to improve the crispness of his routes as he drifted at times.  Read More »

Here is another one of the recent dynasty fantasy football teams that I built (start up in late February with the rookie draft in May).  I am the commissioner of this 14 team league and recruited most of the owners.  There are a few luminary cammanTweeters in this league like Brian Quinlan aka @The_Street_FA .    The PPR fantasy scoring features a tiered scoring: .5 pts for running backs, 1 pts for wide receivers, 1.5 pts for tight ends.  Passing touchdowns are worth 5 pts and all others are worth 6 pts.  It is tackle heavy scoring with return/rushing/receiving yardage all worth .1 pts per yard and passing is .05 pts per yard.  For the IDPs, it is a tackle heavy scoring system.  This is a super-flex league so every owner has a lot of flexibility: 1-2 QBs, 2-3 RBs, 3-4 WRs, 1-2 TEs, 2-3 DLs, 3-4 LBs, and 2-3 DBs.  Once again, the goal is to look at the composite of the team http://football22.myfantasyleague.com/2014/options?L=63805&O=07&F=0001:

QBs- Cam Newton, Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Mark Sánchez, Ryan Griffin (start 1-2)

Since the draft got held before Newton’s injury and the NFL reveal of their schedule, I am happy with my starting quarterbacks.  Both can put up top ten numbers with one still reasonably young (Newton is 25) and Big Ben, who is 32, has another three to four years left of high fantasy production.  Since Roethlisberger did not get injured last season, I thought he played on borrowed time so I grabbed Gradkowski.  The only two quality backup quarterbacks on the waiver wire were Sánchez and Griffin.  Obviously Griffin is more of a project, but I will need to start one of them Week 12, because the Steelers and Panthers share the same bye week this season. Read More »

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After the former Denver Head Coach Josh McDaniels was hired as the new St. Louis Offensive Coordinator, it was just a matter of time before he wanted to use what his first NFL team, the New England Patriots, had discovered…”In the Tight End(s) we trust.”  Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez were used well by his former Patriots last year and McDaniels took notice. QB Sam Bradford was very successful in his rookie season using wide receivers and running backs, so McDaniels decided to build on that with a TE target similar to what he had at Oklahoma (Jermaine Gresham) with the move TE Lance Kendricks. 

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