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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.

Unlocking NFL Athleticism: 2015 Running Backs

David Johnson’s impending breakout and Darren McFadden’s surprising success both can be strongly correlated to their athleticism.

Athletically, Johnson checks all the boxes, and McFadden looks like a legitimate predecessor to DeMarco Murray.

DraftKings Week 14 Cheat Code

In a year in which Chris Johnson was rejuvenated, James Jones was efficient, Ted Ginn posted career highs, and Gary Barnidge joined the elite tight end ranks, would it shock anyone if a 31-year old journeyman tight end from University of Nebraska at Omaha ascended to fantasy TE1 status overnight?

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Jones, Dorial Green-Beckham, and Zach Miller are noteworthy value plays on DraftKings in week 14.

DraftKings Week 13 Cheat Code

Jay Cutler, David Johnson, DeVante Parker, Vance McDonald 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 in week 13.

DeVante Parker is a speed-size phenomenon owning a 109.5 (87th-percentile) Height-adjusted Speed Score (HaSS) and a resume of production evidenced by his 46.3-percent College Dominator Rating at the University of Louisville.

DraftKings Week 12 Cheat Code

Perhaps you have heard of these new one-week fantasy games over on DraftKings? They are incredible! Just pick new players every week, and get this, there is no season-long commitment!

If you give this DFS thing a try, play Jameis Winston, Doug Martin, Javorius Allen, and Vincent Jackson on DraftKings in week 12.

Pro tip: stack Buccaneers this week.

Get Willie Snead Now

When looking at Willie Snead’s athletic profile and workout metrics, it’s easy to see how he went overlooked in both 2015 fantasy drafts and the 2014 NFL Draft.

Willie Snead’s week 10 lull provides fantasy gamers with an excellent acquisition opportunity.

Snead is making a strong case to be fantasy football’s WR waiver wire hero in 2015.