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Williams vs. Williams: Mike Wins Los Angeles Chargers WR Battle

by Peter Howard, May 23, 2017

Tyrell Williams and Keenan Allen, are really good. I can’t argue against that. I don’t want to. But it’s hard to listen to the projections of John Ross (also a first round receiver going to a crowded depth chart) or Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard, and wonder if Mike Williams is better-situated.

Mike Williams scores points in a specific way that the Chargers struggled with last season. And that specific way of scoring points just happens to be the most valuable and immediately effective for fantasy players: touchdowns.

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Williams vs. Williams: Tyrell Wins Los Angeles Chargers WR Battle

by Akash Bhatia, May 23, 2017

Tyrell Williams had a quietly outstanding 2016. Meanwhile, his teammate Mike Williams possesses one of the most underwhelming prospect profiles for a first round wide receiver in NFL history.

Meanwhile, Mike Williams is being selected two rounds before Tyrell Williams, making Tyrell Williams a significantly better fantasy football value.

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Houston Texans Shock-draft D’Onta Foreman, Subtitle: Is Lamar Miller Worried?

by Zach Krueger, May 22, 2017

D’Onta Foreman will be attending the Lamar Miller Masquerade. Foreman is going to the Lamar Miller Masquerade to rip off his mask and put him on display for all to see. D’Onta Foreman is the fake bell cow exposer.

How threatened should Lamar Miller be after the Houston Texans selected D’Onta Foreman in the NFL Draft based on advanced stats and metrics profiles?

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New Orleans is Value City, Subtitle: Don’t Sleep on Mark Ingram

by Richard Jenkins, May 21, 2017

Mark Ingram received the most fantasy-relevant touches among NFL running backs in 2016. Ingram had 37 RZ carries (No. 11), 58 targets (No. 12), 9 breakaway runs (No. 15), and averaged 15 fantasy points per game (No. 10).

Even with the signings of Adrian Peterson and Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram’s advanced stats and metrics prove that he still has RB1 upside in fantasy football.

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NFL Rookie Quarterbacks and Early Career Success

by George Kritikos, May 20, 2017

Rookie quarterbacks are extremely low probability investments, but which rookie QBs fit the success archetypes to return early fantasy football results based on advanced stats and metrics profiles.

While elusive, Mitchell Trubisky is not likely going to scramble for too many yards. Add in a below average wide receiver corps and a running back who is a limited pass catcher, and Trubisky is more likely to have a Cody Kessler rookie year than a Dak Prescott one.

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3 High Bust Risk Running Backs and Top Fantasy Football Alternatives in 2017

by Andrew Persanyi, May 19, 2017

While you can’t necessarily win a fantasy league with an early round pick, you can certainly lose one. Here are three running back busts to avoid in the early rounds of redraft leagues, as well as three less expensive alternatives.

The Jets coaching staff seems confident with Bilal Powell at the helm, as they should be. Powell was exceptionally efficient last season, finishing among the top 15 in Breakaway Run Rate, Juke Rate, and Yards Per Touch in 2016.

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Jeremy McNichols vs. D’Onta Foreman: Does Draft Capital Trump All?

by Peter Lawrence, May 18, 2017

D’Onta Foreman has the great NFL draft story of overcoming adversity and becoming a star after being a lower tier high school recruit. Jeremy McNichols is the dominant talent.

When Jeremy McNichols takes the job he will be taking over a RB spot that should see plenty of open opportunities as teams try to cover multiple talents in the passing game. McNichols is the player that has that late round fantasy RB2 value that will win you championships.

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Dalvin Cook to the Vikings: Three’s Company in Minnesota Backfield

by Zach Krueger, May 16, 2017

It’s time to do some reactionary analysis of rookies and the teams they’ve landed on, as we attempt to dissect who the fantasy football contenders and pretenders are among the rookie class for 2017. The first player we’ll look at is Dalvin Cook, who entered the 2017 draft process as a highly touted prospect out of Florida State who underwhelmed at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Early speculation is that the Vikings will be looking to establish a running back committee early, which does little in the way of helping Cook’s fantasy value, or any Minnesota running back’s value for that matter. The wheels don’t appear to be up for Dalvin Cook heading into 2017.

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Colts Fantasy Football Team Outlook: No More Excuses

by Peter Howard, May 15, 2017

Newly drafted rookie Marlon Mack’s draft stock shot up rookie boards in the wake of this ideal landing spot. Mack is an impressive athlete with a 10.9-percent (76th percentile) college target share. There is a lot to like about the Colts only offensive rookie.

There is a clear value in the form of Kamar Aiken. He should compete for targets and is inexpensive in most formats, which is a price we should be willing to pay.

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