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Searching for Emmanuel Sanders: Mining No. 2 WR Value

Ricky Bobby famously stated, “if you are not first, you’re last.”

But in fantasy football, No. 2 wide receivers are some of the best bargains in the game. From John Brown to Eric Decker to Devante Parker, these receivers are poised to outproduce their respective fantasy draft positions and have the ability to possibly become their team’s No. 1 receiving option.

Charles Johnson: Burst + HaSS x DR ÷ Escape Velocity = Breakout

The story of Charles Johnson is exhibit 1A in proving NFL teams don’t know what they’re doing when it comes to WR talent acquisition through the NFL draft. Be a savvy manager and acquire this throwback, talented outlier.

Charles Johnson may appear unconventional, but he fits the mold of a dominant, athletic, Division 2 or lower class of WR, and if you believe in the touchy-feely human side of things, he has tremendous motivation to improve.

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Physical Fragility Rates and the Tight End Risk Quotient

Tight ends missed more games due to injury than any other position over the past two seasons.

The tight end position has low upside and high downside, which incentives a late-round tight end fantasy draft tactic targeting the following TEs…

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Late Round Tight End Roulette (always bet on big)

The best value tight ends in fantasy football are generally going to be the 6-5, 250-plus pounders that are going to play on every down or close to it.

The tight end is a fragile position, which is one of the primary reasons not to spend early draft capital chasing one. Instead, save your picks until the later rounds and target one of the following big-bodied, athletic, pass-catching tight ends…

How Zero RB Killed Zero RB

A funny thing happened to Zero RB during its meteoric rise as a approach to winning fantasy football drafts… it has become incredibly difficult to execute.

While Zero RB is ineffective in draftmaster formats, in traditional league formats, Zero RB remains on the table

Jeremy Hill: Big Enough to Fail

Just because Jeremy Hill had an incredible rookie year, does not mean he’s better than Giovani Bernard.

Giovani Bernard’s prospect and professional profiles are superior to Jeremy Hill across the board. For this reason, Jeremy Hill’s second round ADP is too expensive. Most fantasy gamers would be better off selecting a stud WR in that slot.

Chris Matthews: Size Always Matters

In 2014 Russell Wilson threw the ball 452 times, 45 more attempts than the previous season. If Wilson continues along this trajectory, 500 passing attempts are within the range of possible outcomes in 2015.

Chris Matthews’ Super Bowl performance suggests that he would be more productive than Jermaine Kearse this season. When Matthews finds his way into the starting lineup, there will be enough targets available to make Chris Matthews an upside flex play on a weekly basis, even in an offense that is known for running-first.

Finish Your Draft With a “Boom” Herron

Dan Herron has the distinction of being the best receiving back on the league’s highest volume pass offense.

Whether searching for Zero RB candidates or adding a late round flier to round out a roster, Dan “Boom” Herron is the best-value RB in fantasy football.

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Carolina Panthers: Fantasy Football Windfall

The the offseason acquisition of Devin Funchess and Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart finally enjoying healthy training camps, the Carolina Panthers as a whole are fantasy football’s single best team-centric value proposition.

The time is now to buy Cam Newton, Devin Funchess, Kelvin Benjamin, and Jonathan Stewart in both redraft and dynasty league formats.

Leonard Hankerson: Fantasy Football’s Cheapest Upside Play

If you’re like most fantasy football managers, Atlanta Falcons Wide Receiver Leonard Hankerson is barely a blip on your radar. Hankerson has been labeled a college has-been and an NFL never-was. However, in 2015, the stars may be aligning for him as he has a real opportunity to be the Falcons’ WR3.

If Hankerson can win this job and stay healthy, by this time next year we’ll all be setting our watches to HankTime.