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Dion Lewis: The Forgotten RB1

Dion Lewis is more than just a change of pace back. He was ultra-efficient in all phases in 2015 propelled by NFL-best evasiveness evidenced by a 58.8-percent Juke Rate.

Lewis’ knee injury has ensured that he is undervalued once ahead heading into the 2016 fantasy football season.

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Stop Hating Kirk Cousins

Despite being a fourth round pick and relegated back up to RGIII in his first two seasons, Kirk Cousins broke the Redskin’s single-season passing yards record in his first full season as a starter. Yet, the NFL’s most improved offensive player continues to have more doubters than supporters in the fantasy community.

Cousins is currently a strong buy across fantasy formats. Given the persistent negative bias clouding his perception, he should remain attainable at a discount throughout the 2016 offseason.

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Demaryius Thomas market crash

Revealed as an inefficient wide receiver who was buoyed by a high-volume passing attack fueled by top-flight quarterback play, Demaryius Thomas’ dynasty stock crashed in the last six months as fantasy gamers quickly soured on him.

Lacking the “Megatron mythology” of Calvin Johnson, Thomas has become the ultimate toxic fantasy asset.

AFC Tight End Watch List

The rate of injuries at the position requires gamers to be ready to call an audible at the position mid-season at a moment’s notice.

Jake Stoneburner, Virgil Green, and Demetrius Harris are athletic tight ends you should be stashing or monitoring in deep dynasty leagues.

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Sammy Watkins’ Fantasy WR1 Trajectory

Watkins just put up one of the best seasons for any wide receiver in the league despite being 36th in receptions and 19th in yards. Watkins was held back by both volume of plays and pace, but he made the most of his opportunities.

Sammy Watkins knows that when quarterbacks throw the ball to Sammy Watkins, good things happen.

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DeAndre Hopkins’ Improbable 2015 Season and Unreasonable 2016 Expectations

Houston’s extreme 2015 pace has already set unreasonable expectations for DeAndre Hopkins in 2016.

DeAndre Hopkins enjoyed a fantastic fantasy season in 2015. Like Jeremy Maclin could not maintain top-10 fantasy production with less opportunity in 2015, DeAndre Hopkins duplicating or improving his fantasy output in 2016 is far-fetched.

DraftKings Week 17 Cheat Code

Javorius Allen reclaimed his starting job in week 16 and posted 22-fantasy points against a quality Pittsburgh run defense. It seems the Ravens have found their workhorse back of the future in Buck Allen.

Though Philadelphia has been eliminated from the playoff picture, Jordan Matthews’ Vanderbilt resume demonstrated his willingness to give maximum effort even in futile contests. Zach Ertz is also ascending evidenced by three straight weeks with 15-plus fantasy points in additional to leading the NFL in target share (over 30-percent) over the past two weeks as Ertz has emerged as Sam Bradford’s go-to receiver in most situations.

DraftKings Week 16 Cheat Code

Teddy Bridgewater, Karlos Williams, Dwayne Harris, and Will Tye are noteworthy value plays who could either serve as the cornerstones of an optimal cash lineup and/or add upside variance to a GPP/tournament roster.

Based on Karlos Williams’ physical attributes, college resume, and 2015 efficiency, the Bills can confidently deploy him in all phases of the game this week.

Odell Beckham’s suspension was shockingly upheld after he tried to kill Josh Norman last weekend. Dwayne Harris is enjoying a career year and is now in line to start in week 16.

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Denard Robinson and Ronnie Hillman: Closest Comparable Running Backs

Ronnie Hillman and Denard Robinson seem to be separated at birth. Hillman and Robinson are small, fast running who have thrived in starring roles as workhorse backs but continue to be unfairly perceived as mere change of pace specialists.

Ronnie Hillman and Denard Robinson are the two closest comparable running backs on PlayerProfiler.com.

DraftKings Week 15 Cheat Code

Kirk Cousins was named Washington’s starting quarterback after surviving for years in the Robert Griffin III controversy crucible. While Cousins has looked like a generic game manager against above-average pass defenses, he possesses the necessary arm talent and head space to shred bad defenses, particularly at home.

As a featured all-purpose weapon for a suddenly high octane 2015 Jaguars offense, Denard Robinson has a 10-point floor and a tantalizing 30-point, volume-fueled ceiling.

Kirk Cousins, Denard Robinson, Tyler Lockett, and Michael Floyd are noteworthy value plays on DraftKings in week 15.