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Return of the Mack: Pick up Marlon Mack on the fantasy football waiver wire

Marlon Mack averaged 6.0 yards per carry and commanded an equally impressive 10.9-percent target share at the college level, indicating an all-purpose skill set. Beyond his college résumé, Mack’s upper percentile Speed Score and Burst Score at 5-11, 213-pounds demonstrates the requisite size-adjusted athleticism to be an NFL bell cow back. 

Taylor Gabriel is faster than Allen Robinson and gets crazy separation: Gabriel’s 2.18 Target Separation is head and shoulders above Robinson’s (1.05). Yet Robinson is owned in every league and Gabriel is widely available.

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Tomorrow’s Newspaper: Niles Paul and waiver wire prescience for week 6

A key to winning consistently in fantasy football is identifying potential breakouts before they happen. Stashing players that would become hot adds with a big game before any of your competitors have a chance to acquire them is a winning strategy in any format.

Niles Paul represents the kind of tight end that has become a favorite of the Underworld. A converted receiver who has gradually put on weight and gained experience since switching positions. He has the look, experience and opportunity to become a late-career tight end breakout.

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Lineup Makers for Daily Fantasy – Week 6 Edition

Value picks offer the flexibility in lineup creation that wins money. Ito Smith is one of six players priced around $5K or less that will help you afford the bigger names and take down the top prizes.

Smith was an effective college producer, as evidenced by his 33.9-percent (75th-percentile) College Dominator Rating.  He was also an all-purpose back, seeing a 13.4-percent (87th-percentile) College Target Share.  Smith will be effective against a Buccaneers defense that has given up the sixth-most FanDuel points to opposing running backs.

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Tomorrow’s Newspaper: Marquez Valdes-Scantling and waiver wire prescience for week 5

A key to winning consistently in fantasy football is identifying potential breakouts before they happen. Stashing players that would become hot adds with a big game before any of your competitors have a chance to acquire them is a winning strategy in any format.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling combines elite speed with an above-average Catch Radius. In other words, he’s the Robby Anderson of the NFC North. Don’t think that Aaron Rodgers won’t want to take advantage of that in a likely shootout against Detroit.

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NFL Cornerback Rankings: Is Xavien Howard Actually Elite?

With more NFL teams deploying three and four-receiver sets on any given play, the pool of fantasy-viable wide receivers is significantly deeper than other skill positions. In this context, solving the WR start/sit dilemma requires more analytical firepower.

Looking beyond subjective grades, the Xavien Howard perfectly illustrates the value of an evidence-based approach to the cornerback evaluation and WR-CB match-up analysis.