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Special Teams Value: 1 Defense and 1 Kicker Worth Targeting

by Kieran Cottrill, September 26, 2017

If you are lucky enough to have an elite kicker on your team, he will more than likely outscore your secondary running back and wide receivers. For instance, Justin Tucker and Matt Bryant, the top two kickers in fantasy football from the 2016 season, outscored Stefon Diggs and Allen Robinson that season.

Do not make the mistake of forgetting that kick and punt return touchdowns contribute to fantasy defenses’ point totals. Tyreek Hill is absolutely deadly while returning kicks and punts, thus making Kansas City’s defense particularly valuable.

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Buy Javorius Allen, Sell Terrance West in Fantasy Football

by Minion Army, September 23, 2017

The beauty is we don’t have to imagine what Javorius Allen’s ceiling looks like. We saw it in 2015 when he was a top-5 fantasy running back down the stretch, including a 35 point game, fueled by a mind-bending 12 receptions.

Javorius Allen’s profile is in stark contrast to Terrance West. Remember, Terrance West was cut by an 0-16 Browns team. Again, Terrance West was cut by an 0-16 Browns team.

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Go Get Derrick Henry in Fantasy Football

by Minion Army, September 22, 2017

Coming out of Alabama, Henry was derided as a stiff, upright runner who needed “runway” to be successful. Fast-forward to today, and Henry is posting 92 yards on just 14 carries meanwhile fellow SEC steamroller Leonard Fournette wheezed out 40 yards on the same number of carries in the same contest.

With a rare combination of linebacker dimensions, explosive athleticism, and high end college production, he has no comparable player in the real world. For this reason, Henry’s Best Comparable on PlayerProfiler is Zangief from Street Fighter.

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Sleeper Breakout Players for Fantasy Football Week 3: Orleans Darkwa and David Njoku

by Zach Krueger, September 21, 2017

Despite the limited sample size (six carries, 31 yards), Orleans Darkwa has a chance to earn more touches in the running game and the passing game. Darkwa has the ability to make plays out of the backfield, notching a career high 37 receptions for 308 yards during his sophomore year at Tulane.

What better time for David Njoku to breakout than in a game where the Browns could have the ball early and often, while facing a passing defense that is 29th in passing yards allowed per game (308.0)? The stars have aligned for Njoku to put up stud fantasy football tight end numbers this week.

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NFL Players to Scoop in Fantasy Football Heading into Week 3

by Conor O'Brien, September 20, 2017

After losing the perfect satellite back Danny Woodhead in week one, the Ravens lost their best offensive lineman, Marshall Yanda for the year in week two. While these are certainly negatives for the Ravens offense, they are a quiet blessing for Allen’s fantasy owners.

The monster under Chris Carson’s bed at the moment is Seattle’s horrendous offensive line. With this in mind it will be wise to keep Carson on the bench until he proves that he can produce consistently.

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Is Tarik Cohen really the next Darren Sproles?

by Minion Army, September 18, 2017

Tarik Cohen’s best comparable player on PlayerProfiler.com is Darren Sproles. In fact, Cohen is the only player in the database that RotoUnderworld’s algorithm compared to Sproles based on advanced stats, metrics, and analytics profiles.

As we look ahead to week 2 of the NFL season, Tarik Cohen should challenge Jordan Howard to be the Bears’ primary back and Darren Sproles will likely secure a place atop of the Eagles depth chart.

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Patience is a Virtue: Don’t Trade These 3 Underperforming Players

by Kieran Cottrill, September 17, 2017

Carson Wentz has never had a receiver quite like Jeffery, it will be extremely interesting to see the chemistry they’ll build throughout the course of the season, and Wentz leverages Jeffery’s exceptional athletic profile.

Brandon Marshall’s combination of size and speed is a nightmare for cornerbacks, and it will pay dividends in fantasy leagues. He is a big receiver that will see lots of targets in the coming weeks, especially in the red zone after Marshall posted a 33.3- percent red zone target share just last season.

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Get Kenny Golladay On Your Fantasy Team (Ignore Allen Hurns)

by Minion Army, September 16, 2017

Kenny Golladay’s combination of college production and athleticism puts him in rare company. Most crucially, Golladay out-targeted Marvin Jones 7 to 2 last week, and the Lions are a pass-first, ask questions later team. Golladay has quickly become a must-have in all fantasy formats.

Allen Hurns was be a popular waiver wire target after Allen Robinson’s season-ending knee injury, but he is not the Jaguars best receiver. Marqise Lee was a better college prospect and easily Jacksonville’s most efficient receiver last season.

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Fantasy Football Locks and Stayaways for Week 2: Marshawn Lynch vs. Alshon Jeffery

by Conor O'Brien, September 15, 2017

Luke Kuechly & the Carolina front seven absolutely smothered the San Francisco ground attack. Carolina should stack the box without fear against LeSean McCoy and the uninspiring Buffalo receiver corps.

With Robert Quinn showing shades of his 2013 campaign and all-world defensive lineman Aaron Donald set to return, the Rams defense appears ready to make a leap. Facing a cross-country trip, Washington and Kirk Cousins are a hard fade in week 2.

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Game Script Kings: DFS Breakout Players for Week 2

by Zach Krueger, September 14, 2017

We’re out now to identify potential breakout candidates for week two. We can identify these players thanks to what should be positive game script, statistics from PlayerProfiler, athleticism, and workout metrics. Time to dive in and call these breakouts, and then sit back and bask in bargain glory.

Guys with the type of size and quickness that Bellamy possesses can give cornerbacks a really tough time. Fantasy football owners often lick their lips at the opportunity to get an under the radar athletic breakout candidate like Bellamy.

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