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Post-Free Agency Buy High/Sell Low: Rex Burkhead, Martellus Bennett, and the Buccaneers Passing Game

Signing DeSean Jackson was football’s version of cold fusion providing the Buccaneers’ passing game with a field-stretching wide receiver who must be accounted for on every offensive play, which will in turn, provide higher quality targets for Mike Evans.

The Oakland Raiders have one of the best offensive lines in football, yet Murray was never able to take full advantage, averaging 4.6 and 4.2 Yards Per Touch over the past two seasons. Murray’s 115.8 (96th-percentile) Speed Score indicate he should be able to break long runs, yet he managed a mere seven in 2016.

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Dynasty League Enthusiasts Are Way Too Low on These NFL Draft Prospects

Forget for just a moment players like Leonard Fournette, Corey Davis, Dalvin Cook, Mitchell Trubisky, etc. You’ve done all of your reading on them, and the media machine around you has far too often beaten you over the head with the names and metrics of these players.

What about the lesser-known, lower hype guys? That’s what you should be asking yourself. How are you possibly going to enjoy the 2017 NFL Draft, much less dominate your upcoming fantasy drafts when all you’ve done is hung your hat on the big names and forgotten the underdogs?

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Malachi Dupre: When Athleticism And Production Do Not Align

Malachi Dupre’s 32.3-percent College Dominator Rating is higher than his raw stats suggest. Most encouragingly, Durpre’s 18.9 Breakout Age places him in the 91st-percentile and points to a young, potentially productive NFL player.

Malachi Dupre possesses top-flight wide receiver athleticism, but his lack of college production is a concern based on his advanced stats & metrics profile.

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Marlon Mack: Pure Electricity in Space

Marlon Mack was one of the big winners post NFL Combine. His 4.50 40-yard dash (74th-percentile), 103.9 Speed Score (72nd-percentile), and 122.9 Burst Score (71st-percentile) indicated that he was one of the most athletic running backs in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Embodying one of the best combinations of production and athleticism among running backs prospects, Marlon Mack’s advanced stats & metrics profile point to future fantasy football success.

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Is The 2017 NFL Draft Running Back Class Overrated?

The 2017 NFL Draft running back class may produce a few stars, but it is not as impressive as prior year draft classes.

Given the overall deficiencies of the class, most prospects are will be highly landing spot-dependent. Their post-draft offensive situations will be a significant driver of NFL success.

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JuJu Smith Schuster: The Trojan Horse of Dynasty League Rookie Drafts

JuJu Smith-Schuster wins with lateral quickness, evidenced by a well above average 11.07 (64th-percentile) Agility Score, and strength at the point-of-catch and overall physical play. His ball skills are reminiscent of DeAndre Hopkins, who also happens to be his most comparable player on PlayerProfiler.com.

JuJu Smith-Schuster is a precocious prospect and wildly underrated wide receiver of the 2017 NFL Draft class based on his advanced stats & metrics profile.

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John Ross: The Fastest Man in Football

John Ross’ prospect profile has one red flag: Age. Ross needed all four years of college to come back from a torn ACL, MCL, and meniscus in both knees, and he is heading for surgery before the NFL Draft. These injuries cost him all of 2015 and partially explain his late breakout.

Much like another speedster, Will Fuller, shot up draft boards after the NFL Scouting Combine in 2016, Ross is on the short list to be selected as the first wide receiver in April’s NFL Draft after his dominant showing at the NFL Scouting Combine.

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Curtis Samuel: A Compact Hybrid with Horsepower

Curtis Samuel is the only player from Ohio State with more than 1,000 career yards in both rushing and receiving yards. As a hybrid player for the Buckeyes, Samuel has seen time playing running back, slot receiver, and kick returner.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Samuel blazed a 99th percentile time in the 40-Yard Dash. Curtis Samuel is a fast receiver with extreme versatility. Samuel’s advanced stats and metrics profile looks like a successful NFL wide receiver.

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Carlos Henderson: The NFL’s Next YAC Monster

Carlos Henderson is an explosive talent who churns yards after the catch that will translate well based on his advanced stats and metrics NFL Draft profile.

From Randall Cobb to to Jarvis Landry to Golden Tate, the NFL’s annual YAC per target leaders overcome a lack of lateral quickness with exceptional tackle breaking capability. Can Carlos Henderson become the NFL’s next YAC monster in order to overcome an underwhelming 9.87 Catch Radius (23rd-percentile)?

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James Conner: More Than A Feel Good Story

As a true bell cow back, James Conner won the 2014 ACC Player of the Year awards, beating out players such as Jameis Winston, Duke Johnson, and Jamison Crowder. An MCL tear and Hodgkins Lymphoma diagnosis derailed Conner’s 2015 season.

James Conner roared back in 2016 and his advanced stats and metrics profile suggests Conner is a two-down grinder in the NFL but could blossom into a fantasy football workhorse back.

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