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Why Dallas Goedert is easily the best tight end in the NFL Draft

Combining his junior and senior seasons at South Dakota State, Goedert played 27 games, caught 164 passes for 2,404 yards.  His production lapped the field as he averaged 6.1 receptions per game and an incredible 18 total touchdowns.

Dallas Goedert has been flying under-the-radar, because he is part of rather lackluster tight end class. Most fantasy analysts have him going first or second in this year’s draft, along with Mike Gesicki.

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Why DaeSean Hamilton is a discount Calvin Ridley

The popular consensus is that to get Calvin Ridley, you’ll have to pull the trigger in the first round, but a similar player to Ridley will still be there when rounds three and four come around. His name is DaeSean Hamilton.

Both Ridley and Hamilton have three years of dominant production on their college résumés, and at age-23, have logged the requisite hours playing to position to become the NFL Draft’s signature route-running technicians. 

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Ito Smith is the most underrated satellite back in the NFL Draft

To put Ito Smith’s production in perspective, consider how much his college resume resembles that of this year’s rookie running back phenom, Saquon Barkley. Both were prolific runners and hungry pass catchers.

As a big fish playing in a little pond, Smith was nothing less than Barkley-esque during his time at Southern Miss. He is worth grabbing in all fantasy formats, as he is ready to make an immediate NFL impact.

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3 tight end breakout candidates flying way under the radar

The 2017 rookie tight end class produced several players who are at the very forefront of the forthcoming Tight End Renaissance that will be hitting the NFL very soon. These three first-year performers offered a hint as to what they can bring to their offenses last season.

Boasting an incredible 86th percentile Burst Score, a 94th percentile Agility Score, and 88th percentile Catch Radius, Stephen Anderson is poised to break out in 2018.  Anderson’s 13.7-percent Hog Rate was No. 7 among NFL tight ends, making him a better value than the hype-soaked Trey Burton in Chicago. 

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Why running backs are a must-have in dynasty league rookie drafts

When you draft a running back in the first round you get to see them in NFL action for a year then at that point you can decide if they are worth a long term investment. If you deem them unworthy of being a building block for your team you have a 79% chance of recouping or gaining on the value of the pick you had originally invested in them.

Running backs such as Royce Freeman are safer early-round investments in dynasty fantasy football as they maintain or increase value at a greater rate than their wide receiver counterparts.

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No one knew this hyper-explosive running back’s name until now

John Kelly has the College Target Share of an elite satellite back, yet lacks the athleticism to become one at the next level. Boston Scott has a lower College Target Share, yet elite satellite back athleticism.

When you draft a satellite back, you want that back to have similar metrics to Scott and his 125.9 (86th-percentile) SPARQ-x Score. Pass catching backs in the NFL need to be explosive, and Boston Scott has speed to burn.

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The deepest, most intriguing tight end stashes for fantasy football dynasty leagues

A cursory look at the leading producers at tight end over the last few years shows a number of players plying their trade on a different team to the one that drafted them / gave them their initial chance in the NFL.
We will look at three players who may struggle to establish a significant role on their current team.

Formerly of Princeton, Seth Devalve has the pleasure/misfortune of playing for the same team as the almost uber-athletic David Njoku, which would logically cap his upside.  He also had the misfortune of having Hue Jackson as his head coach in 2017, a man quite incapable of calling plays designed to take advantage of both/either of his top two tight ends. 

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Why this free agent WR class is one of the best in NFL history

Although most would say that the smart money would be put on Allen Robinson as the wide receiver free agent signing of the summer, one needs to give Jordan Matthews the same consideration.
The Patriots still follow the similar old school approach to finance, and Jordan Matthews has the athleticism and past production to become one of this year’s sleeper.

Paul Richardson received a surprisingly generous contract based on one relatively productive year in 2017. Richardson is fast and athletic but has lacked consistency even when healthy.  Perhaps he can be the very poor man’s version of Tyreek Hill but needs to establish a good relationship with Alex Smith, who has not been a willing deep passer throughout his career.

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Fade these 4 fraud running backs in fantasy football

Each season prior to the NFL Draft, a young, promising running back has his feature back duties vaporized by an incoming rookie. With the strongest incoming running back class in recent memory, many of the leagues fraudulent, place-holder backs find themselves at risk of losing work to the incoming class.

Each season prior to the NFL Draft, a young, promising running back has his feature back duties vaporized by an incoming rookie. Just as Todd Gurley crushed Tre Mason’s value in 2015, advanced stats and metrics point to the Bears upgrading Jordan Howard in the NFL Draft.

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These 3 deep truther wide receivers are finally ready to break out

There are three potential wide receivers who might discover that 2018 is indeed their time to shine. All of them were drafted in either the 6th or 7th round and all of them are extremely athletic. One is NFL sophomore Robert Davis, who was the only player drafted by Washington last year not to make the 53-man roster.

Let’s just hope it is athleticism that rises to the top and catapults all three of these individuals towards the spotlight so they can make a name for themselves. If they get the opportunity they deserve, there is a good chance they will run with it.

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