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Best Fantasy Football Rebound Candidates for 2017: Allen Robinson, Ameer Abdullah, and More

by Mike Randle, February 13, 2017

While many will argue Detroit needs to draft a running back, who could they find with a better profile than Abdullah? He has a 98th percentile Burst Score, SPARQ-x Score, and Agility Score. Abdullah has great quickness, is powerful, and is skilled at catching the ball out of the backfield.

No player will better illustrate the short-term memory of fantasy football owners better than our beloved “Vodka Centaur,” tight end Rob Gronkowski.

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5 Zero RB Backs to Target in Fantasy Drafts

by Nick Johnson, February 10, 2017

There are enough diamonds in the rough that you can be successful implementing Zero RB, but you need to be patient and have a plan heading into the draft. There are five running backs who are very appealing at their current draft positions.

Derrick Henry’s Best Comparable Player is the testosterone-inflated, rage-induced Zangief from Street Fighter. While winning the Heisman at Alabama, Henry looked like the star of your local middle school team who hit puberty four years too early.

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Is Duke Johnson the NFL’s Next Renaissance Running Back?

by Yung Jabba Du Hut, February 9, 2017

A body mass index (BMI) of 30.6 (58th-percentile), College Dominator Rating of 33.0-percent (71st-percentile) at a major conference program, and a College Target Share in the 93rd-percentile demonstrate that Duke possesses both the stature and historical production indicators to become workhorse running back in the NFL.

Not only has Duke put up back to back seasons with over 500 rec yards, but he also posted a very healthy 4.9 YPC in 2016. Hue Jackson has said many times that he believes Duke Johnson can be an every down back in the NFL. I recommend buying low now in all dynasty formats before Crowell signs with another team.

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Top Red Zone Wide Receivers of 2016 for Fantasy Football: Donte Moncrief & Dez Bryant

by Zach Krueger, February 8, 2017

It’s no secret that points matter in fantasy football just as much as they do in real football. We highlight the top-10 receivers who converted targets to touchdowns in 2016 with the hopes of identifying who could be the most red zone efficient receivers heading into the 2017 season.

Michael Thomas’ high-end athletic profile demonstrated by a 114.5 SPARQ-x Score (75th-percentile), 10.14 Catch Radius (73rd-percentile) and 99.9 Height-adjusted Speed Score (HaSS) (67th-percentile) helped to propel him to a +28.9 Production Premium (No. 4), was the highest among all rookie receivers in 2016.

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5 Fantasy Football Bounce Back Candidates including: Allen Robinson & DeAndre Hopkins

by Kyle Gruber, February 7, 2017

Cam Newton’s anemic red zone and deep ball completion percentage both ranked outside the top-25 in 2016. A return to his dominance in 2015 is unlikely, but a moderate bounce back seems assured in 2017.

Allen Robinson ranked No. 9 among NFL wide receivers with 19 red zone targets last season. With his big body and physical play, Robinson’s touchdowns will increase back toward the mean in 2017.

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Is Donte Moncrief the next Jordy Nelson in fantasy football?

by Michael Nichols, February 6, 2017

Moncrief’s red zone proficiency paired with prolific quarterback play is reminiscent of Jordy Nelson. Natural talent development and situational forces project to lift the 23-year old Moncrief to new heights, making him an one of the best value wide receivers in fantasy drafts next season.

Donte Moncrief and Jordy Nelson share two important features of a dominant fantasy WR: an excellent quarterback and a below-average defense.

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Shades of Randy Moss: Brandon Marshall to New England would drive Patriots haters into hysteria

by Zach Krueger, February 4, 2017

If the Jets release Brandon Marshall this offseason, the New England Patriots should sign Marshall based on his advanced stats and metrics profile.

Brandon Marshall and Randy Moss are similar in size and end zone prowess. Though Marshall has been better than Moss at converting red zone targets into touchdowns. Throughout his career, Marshall has turned 27-percent of his red zone targets into touchdowns, while Moss converted 24-percent of his career red zone targets into touchdowns.

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Is Logan Thomas the Terrelle Pryor of Tight Ends?

by Yung Jabba Du Hut, February 3, 2017

Just as the NFL will ‘copycat’ successful trends, we as fantasy players need to open our minds to the possibility of another freak athlete switching positions in 2017.

Terrelle Pryor and Logan Thomas also boast upper percentile athleticism for their respective positions. After all, the one target that he had as a tight end with Virginia Tech came from none other than Tyrod Taylor for a touchdown.

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Spotting Fake Bell Cows and Dude-Guys: Jordan Howard, Jay Ajayi & Thomas Rawls

by Kevin McHugh, February 2, 2017

Jordan Howard & Jay Ajayi advanced stats & metrics player profiles suggest they are overrated fantasy football assets after impressive rookie seasons.

Jordan Howard took advantage of a surprisingly effective Chicago offensive line, which ranked 5th in the league in total efficiency, receiving unexpected boosts from Josh Sitton, who was signed a week before the season started, and Ted Larsen, who did a nice job filling in for the injured Kyle Long.

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These Wide Receivers Appear Ready to Step Up in Fantasy Football

by Edward DeLauter, February 1, 2017

If Kenny Stills, Alshon Jeffrey, and Terrelle Pryor leave in free agency intriguing fantasy options remain to take over targets and target shares. Devante Parker, Leonte Carroo, Cameron Meredith, Marquess Wilson, Ricardo Louis, and Rashard Higgins have the opportunity to set up and be great in fantasy.

Cameron Meredith has assumed the role of Bears No. 1 wide receiver. Already out targeting Alshon Jeffery, over the course of the season and on a per game basis, Meredith, and his 10.32 Catch Radius (95th-percentile), is set to inherit a potential monster workload which could allow him to see over 25-percent of the Bears targets in 2017.

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