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Dynasty fantasy owners are always searching for unknown gems.  One of this year’s diamonds in the rough, David Morgan II, played for the University of Texas-San Antonio (USTA) posting 45 dmorgancatches for 566 yards and five touchdowns his senior year.  He received an East/West Shrine invite, slightly injured his knee during practices, and went home to train for the NFL Combine.  There isn’t a lot of game tape on Morgan, just his Arizona game and a few highlight reels.  Thankfully the former Roadrunner (yes that is his college’s mascot) put up an impressive performance at the NFL Combine to help us evaluate the skills and talents he brings to the next level.  Here are my thoughts:

TE-David Morgan II, UTSA 6′ 4″ 262 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 »

breesBecause we are at a lull in the NFL and most dynasty fantasy football news, I thought this would be a great time to give full disclosure on my teams in all eight of the leagues that I am in.  I will cover each one in an article, the good and the bad.  Some are championship contenders and some are fixer uppers.  It is so easy to fall into groupthink and lose sight of what you are trying to build.  Hopefully this will give some insight into my philosophy and won’t be boring “let’s talk about my team” pieces.  I will start with my most recent dynasty team, Darwin’s Theory 3.  All touchdowns are worth 6 points, 1 PPR for all positions, and tackle heavy scoring.  You can find the league herehttp://www24.myfantasyleague.com/2014/home/32962#0 : Read More »

 

Summer is an amazing time for dynasty fantasy football.  We are beginning to get some 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 j thomasplayer evaluation and strategy.  This league 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.  You can find the league here: http://football24.myfantasyleague.com/2014/options?L=32962&O=17

Since we have more information in June/July, I think it’s a good time to see how strategies might change from the start-up I did in late February.  The league seems to be a good mixture of veteran players, so hopefully there will be less of a chance for an outlier.  Much like a few of my previous articles, I will discuss some reaches and values during the draft. Read More »

Day 2 of the NFL Combine is in the books and all offensive players have been weighed, measured, and competed at least to some degree.  First of all, Cam Newton TV was in all its glory; this got in the way of some good running back drills, but I digress.  I wrote an article, Truth or Mirage: Offensive Players to Watch Closely at the Combine, before the combine about some players I wanted to watch closely.  Let’s reflect on what we discovered: Read More »

The 2011 NFL Combine begins this Thursday.  Interviews and physicals dominate the first two days.  Then those of us that have access to the NFL combine, will have the opportunity to see these players for ourselves.  Read More »