CONFIDENTIAL FILE EXPOSED: Top 3 Picks for 2016 NFL Fantasy Drafts (archival article)

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2016 may represent a changing of the guard, when it comes to the first overall pick in standard scoring fantasy football leagues. Previously, especially in leagues that didn’t incorporate any points per reception component, it was a foregone conclusion that you’d take the best running back in the league. Over the last decade, guys like Priest Holmes, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Adrian Peterson were almost always off the board by the second overall pick. Sure, there would be the odd year when Peyton Manning or Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers would enter the consideration set, but the ability to capitalize on the rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and receiving yards and touchdowns that the elite franchise running backs produced was just too much to pass up.

So with this changing of the guard, who enters the 2016 season as the top overall picks? Here’s are the 

Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers —  Brown may be the singularly most dominant wide receiver in fantasy football (and football in general) since Randy Moss.  In 2014, he lead the league receptions, receiving yards, and passes caught for a first down. He averaged over 100 receiving yards per game, and almost one touchdown per game (he had 13). How did he follow that up in 2015? By again leading the league in receptions and receiving yards, exceeding both totals from 2014. His 136 receptions was the second highest total in NFL history, and his 1,834 yards was the 4th highest total in NFL history. Few players have shown that type of year-over-year consistency, in terms of re-writing NFL standards for their position. With Ben Roethlisberger throwing the football as well as any quarterback in the league, and with the suspension of Martavis Bryant opposite Brown (meaning the Steelers will likely have to continue to force targets in Brown’s direction), there’s no reason to see those statistics dropping.

Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams — at this point last year, there were legitimate questions as to whether Gurley would even play in the 2015 season for the team that drafted him; he suffered a torn ACL injury in November while playing his last season for the University of Georgia. The Rams tried to bring him along slowly, not rushing him into immediate action when the season began.  It started with just a few spot carries in an ugly game against the Steelers; Gurley had a paltry nine rushing yards on six carries (and one reception for five yards). From there? Everything changed. Over the next four games, Gurley ripped off 566 rushing yards and four touchdowns, drawing rave reviews from the rest of the league for his startling combination of vision, size, and speed. Despite really only playing in 12 games last year, Gurley finished third in the NFL with 1,106 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns (the latter tied for second best in the NFL). Who knows what a full season of carries, and an improvement at the quarterback position — assuming the Rams select a quarterback with the #1 overall pick — could bring.

Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers — Once Bell returned from his two game suspension to start the 2015 season, the conversation began as to whether he emerged as the best running back in the NFL. His ability as a runner and a receiver began to draw comparisons to Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk. In the five games prior to the early November matchup against Cincinnati, when he suffered his season-ending knee injury, Bell recorded over 125 combined yards in four of those five games. He remains one of the true “bell cow” running backs in the NFL, but the biggest question around Bell will be whether he will be fully healthy when the 2016 season begins, after his offseason surgery to fix the damaged MCL/PCL in his knee.


Boost Your FANTASY FOOTBALL STRATEGY With These Tips

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(from sporting news.com:)

Basics (If you’ve played for a few years, feel free to skip this section)

1. Knowledge is power. You HAVE to know your league’s settings. This is non-negotiable. Know what positions are required (2 QBs? 3 flex? No flex?), know how the scoring is broken down,  know if bonus points are awarded, etc. You can throw a wrench into your season from the very beginning by not understanding your league’s settings.

2. Do your research. You don’t need to know who has what assignment on an A-gap overload zone blitz (is that even a real thing?), but it’s important to know who the starting running back and receivers are for the Jaguars, who some of the backups are in Dallas and Philadelphia, and so on.

3. Personal touch. Make your own rankings. Yahoo!, ESPN, CBS, etc. are all going to have their own set of rankings, but yours may look a lot different — especially when you move beyond the top 30-40 or so. Your rankings will reflect your research and your strategy and will help you have an easier time during the draft.

4. Patience is a virtue. Don’t be the person who jumps on a kicker or defense a round or three too early. Not only will you announce yourself as fresh meat, but you could significantly lower your team’s ceiling.

5. Fantasy football “fitbit”. Everyone wants to get his and her steps these days. Use that same mentality in fantasy football. Be active on the wire, consume information, start players who are actually starting on game day. You’ll be surprised what simply being an active owner can do for you even if you had a lackluster draft.

Advanced

1. Pitch selection. One of the most basic things you’ll hear someone say regarding draft strategy is “get as much value as possible”. That’s certainly true, but “value” is such a fluid concept in a draft. At any point, the best value may be that boring, steady vet with the established ceiling and high floor. Sometimes it’s the flashy young player with high risk but an even higher ceiling. The key is knowing when to simply move the chains and when to toss the Hail Mary. Whatever you do, try to avoid “throwaway picks”. That’s not the official term, but you know it when you see it. “Oh, it’s the 12th round, Trent Richardson and his 3.3 yards per carry will come in handy at some point, right?” No! Even late in the draft, you want to avoid wasting picks on players that you know won’t give you anything. If you’re going to take a zero anyway, you might as well swing for the fences.

2. “Last man standing. In this day of specialization and committees, it can be difficult to sort through backfield pecking orders. It’s one thing if you know that Player A is going to handle early-down work and give way in passing situations or if Player B is a goal-line specialist, but how do you handle a situation like Cleveland or Dallas where multiple backs with similar skillsets are going to be battling for carries? Instead of guessing, just wait and pluck the second or third guy in the competition. Not only are you getting him at a cheaper price, but chances are solid that you’ll end up with the top option. You can also avoid these murky situations altogether, but it’s getting increasingly more difficult to build a team without dipping into these muddled competitions.

3. Stacking. While you shouldn’t necessarily set out to draft excess depth at a position or a number of players with the same bye, you shouldn’t be afraid to build on it if that’s how your draft has unfolded. Quality depth is never a bad thing, and you can usually trade from a surplus. As far as byes are concerned, I’ll reiterate that you shouldn’t go out of your way to have all of your players on one bye week, but sacrificing one automatic loss in exchange for a higher chance at a win in several other weeks isn’t an awful trade.


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With the NFL regular season starting a week from Thursday, this weekend  will play host to hundreds of Fantasy Football drafts. These events are the first step to your ultimate glory, however points can easily be lost if you are off your game. Like any other social gathering, there are numerous fakes and conterfakes you need to navigate during your dream draft. The following pointers should  assist you to begin your season on the right foot!

PRE-DRAFT

Do: Brings snacks. Adhere to the standards like chips, crackers and also … that variety that has both chips AND crackers.

Do not: Bring tossed salad. You do not win games with tossed salad!

Do: Respect an additional owner’s personal privacy.

Don’t: Hound an individual about their strategy, or attempt as well to peek at their positions just before the draft. This reeks of anxiety.

Do: Research several degrees of possible draft picks, consisting of studs, sleepers as well as deep sleepers.

Do not: Research only the top 5 rated players in each position. You will certainly not get them all (and if you do, leave your league. The other owners are TOO dumb).

Do: Think about your other fantasy leagues and prospective distinctions in your draft strategy.

Don’t: Talk about your other fantasy leagues. It’s a technically proven fact that the only folks that love a fantasy football league are those that are participating in it!

DURING DRAFT

Do: Have a number of options prepared to pick from prior to when you are “on the clock”.

Do not: Waste time humming as well as hawing over which player  to take. Nobody  will  be thrilled with the amount of thought you’re putting into it.

Do: Accept that if you would like to draft a player, odds are an additional owner does also.

Do not: Angrily yell every time somebody you desired gets selected. You can not draft everyone (unless it’s a one team league, which would be quite… sad!).

Do: Applaud an excellent pick from another  owner.

Don’t: Make ironical remarks or criticize each and every selection that isn’t  yours. Keep in mind, this is supposed to be enjoyable (and you will have to patronize these people throughout the season).

Do: Pay attention to which players have been drafted.

Do not: Take numerous minutes to select a player that was available the previous round. You will certainly be laughed at, and you will deserve it.

Do: Take a couple of opportunities on some lower recognized players you “vibe on”. If it pays off, you’ll feel incredible (even if they’re the only great player on your team).

Don’t: Draft any individual on the Miami Dolphins. (Just joking).

POST DRAFT

Do: Relax. Your team is picked, exactly what’s done is done and also re-thinking every choice will get you nowhere.

Do not: Drop players as quickly as you get home. Playing with the lineup ought to wait up until at,the very least, one game has been played!

Do:   Know in your mind that “I will win this league!

Don’t: Say so out loud!


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5 NFL Fantasy Players that Could Blast Off This Year!

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1. Chris Hogan, New England Patriots, WR.Julian Edelman WR is on a 4 game suspension, Danny Amendola WR and Brandin Cooks WR are no longer on the team. Tom Brady QB is still playing MVP level football. Look for Mr. Hogan to go off for 80 catches, 1200 yards and 8 touchdowns.

2. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans, RB. Demarco Murray RB has retired, the Titans use a run-first offense behind a strong O-Line. Furthermore, Mr. Henry is a skilled receiver out of the backfield. We see him getting 1750 yards total offense, with 12 touchdowns.

3. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins, RB
Mr. Drake is an excellent receiver out of the backfield and is teamed with RB Frank Gore who is aging. The Dolphins do not have a reliable set of receivers to compete with. We project him with about 1500 yards total rushing and passing yards and 8 touchdowns.

4. Joe Mixon, Cincinnatti Bengals, RB
Teammate RB Jeremy Hill is now gone, and RB Giovanni Bernard is declining. Mr. Mixon is a superb receiver out of the backfield. We look for him to get about 1600 yards total offense and score 10 touchdowns.

5. Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco 49ers, WR
RB Carlos Hyde is gone. Mr. Goodwin is a serious deep threat in the West Coast offense being run by potential All Pro, Jimmy Garoppolo. We expect him to get 1300 yards on 80 receptions and 7 touchdowns.

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