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Many of us dynasty diehards are in the middle of rookie drafts or we have just completed them, here is a weekly article about the trends that are occurring on myfantasyleague.com fantasy football dukerookie drafts.  This the last part of a three-part series, because most leagues complete their rookie drafts before those long summer days that get filled with vacations, outside chores and activities.  As always, my thoughts get based on dynasty PPR leagues with sacks being worth 2.5 times that a tackle is worth.

Just right: Amari Cooper, Oakland wide receiver (average draft spot 1.02)

This is the safest pick in the rookie draft.  Cooper will get plenty of targets, runs crisp routes, and gets to rely on the second year gunslinger Derek Carr.  By playing against the strong offenses in the AFC West, the young receiver will probably be playing catch up for the immediate future in the league. Read More »

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In fantasy football, there are some new trends that I enjoy writing about: 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 swearengenon how they played a particular week.  Today I will be discussing the Texans safety DJ Swearinger and Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah.

S-DJ Swearinger, HOU- The young safety almost has the same kind of reputation that Al Swearengen, of HBO’s Deadwood fame has, aka trouble.  Both are brash and talk a lot of smack, check out the Falcon’s visit with the Texans on this year’s Hard Knocks if you don’t believe me.  Swearinger gets used all around the field for Houston: he lines up covering the slot receiver, across from the inline tight end, over the top as the deep middle, and as a dime linebacker.  Read More »

In this weekly column, I typically explore some young players who haven’t made much of a consistent impact to date on their fantasy football teams. Some players may be available on your waiver wire, some may be available via a cheap or hiltonmoderate trade. Acquiring or not acquiring one of these players could decide how well your dynasty or keeper team does for the next few years.  This week I take a look at two exciting Colts: TY Hilton and Dwayne Allen.

WR TY Hilton, IND- Sometimes I just know when to pick them, it is hard to get better than a nine catch, 223 yard receiving, and one touchdown night in prime time.  If this game tells us the fantasy football world anything, it is that Reggie Wayne might be fading some, and that Andrew Luck’s trust along with chemistry in Hilton are growing exponentially.

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The time is drawing near. Preseason game three is the dress rehearsal for every NFL franchise and the most important game for fantasy football. The players get placed in real game scenarios and get game planned against. The only evansconstant about the NFL is that it is always evolving and this week’s games are no different. I watched at least three-quarters to get the best idea about how these players would be used. My focus is on the first three-year players and this year’s free agents.  Here are my observations:

Bills vs. Bucs

The Bills defensive  front four collapsed the Tampa Bay pocket well, which hurried a lot of throws and shortened a lot of running lanes.  Unfortunately for Buffalo fans, EJ Manuel is looking worse, not better each week.  He does not set his feet, and rushes most of his throws.  The young quarterback got strip sacked for a touchdown and threw a pick when his tight end fell down on a route. Manual played better in the third quarter, but that was against the Buccaneer second and third team defenses.  Former Tampa receiver, Mike Williams, made a nice jump and stick the landing catch on the sidelines.  He also got behind his corner to score a red zone touchdown.

Doug Martin caught the ball well in stride, showed off a little wiggle, and got low on the way to a short yardage touchdown.  None of his backups are standing out in the preseason, so he should get the bulk of Tampa’s carries this season.  Rookie receiver Mike Evans does a great job of shielding his coverage away from the ball, and catches the ball at its highest point.  The young wide out gets sent out in motion to create the best one on one matchups.  He sprinted down the field 30 yards untouched to make a nice jump ball catch in the end zone.  I would be excited if I had him on my dynasty squad. Read More »

 

This continues the breakdown regarding all of my existing fantasy football dynasty teams.  The SiriusXM Dynasty League has a bit of historical background that needs to be discussed first.  It was the brainchild of my good friend, Jim rg3Day (@FantasyTaz), who got asked at the Fantasy Football Fest held in Atlantic City in the summer of 2012 to start a superstar dynasty league.  This is a 32 team league with two separate conferences that do not play each other until the title game.  There are many fantasy football luminaries in the league with people from SiriusXM, PFF, Footballguys, Draft Sharks, the fantasy hall of famer Greg Kellogg (@Komments), and even Shane P Hallam (@ShanePHallam).  I am proud to say that I have made the playoffs in both years finishing fourth in my division and made a few changes to be even stronger this year.  The starting lineups are the following:  1 QB, 1-3 RBs, 3-5 WRs, 1-3 TEs, 1 K, -3 DTs, 2-4 DEs, 3-4 LBs, 1-3 CBs, 2-4 Ss and it is equal PPR scoring, 4pt passing touchdowns and all other touchdowns worth 6pts.  There is a somewhat tier based tackles scoring with linebackers getting the least amount for tackles with bonuses for sacks to defensive linemen.  You can find the league here: http://www9.myfantasyleague.com/2014/home/13646#0

QBs-Robert Griffin, Joe Flacco, Michael Vick (start 1)

Last season the quarterback position was a weakness on my team, but I made a trade that sent LB Alec Ogletree and my rookie 2.11 for Griffin and his 3.08.  I think it  worked out well for both of teams.  I am a bit weaker at linebacker now, but it is worth it for the upgrade at quarterback.  Flacco is a solid, but unspectacular backup and with Vick you never know. This is a strength in a 16 team league. 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 »

One of the biggest issues that face fantasy football dynasty leagues is how to handle the departure of teams.  Some owners get over their heads with the type of leagues they join, others mismanage themselves past the point of a recovery that quinnthey feel is fixable, and fantasy players can over commit their time and/or money into too many leagues.  Leagues need to create ways to survive these hiccups or else the fantasy squad you are building for future seasons will never see the light of day.  Clearly create rules for the departure of teams.  The best example of this is to have a ROD aka a replacement owner draft.  This is when you remove all the players on teams that are getting replaced, their former rookie draft picks, and add any available free agents into the draft pool.

This creates a group of players available to be drafted onto the new owners teams.  It is very important for new owners to have a sense of control with acquiring and building a team to their liking.  This builds commitment with the new owners and their teams.  Many times there will not be enough talent to make a contending team right away, so award compensatory picks in the rookie draft.  Sure this seems like it is taking a bit away from the current owners, but it is investing in the league’s future.  Constant owner turnover can be the sign of poor choices in ownership selection, leadership issues, or an unbalanced league. Read More »