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No. 7 on the Upside Board is…

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Ready for another 2015 Fantasy Football Upside Board Prediction? Our Upside Board is essentially 10-12 bold predictions heading into the upcoming fantasy football season. These write-ups are both dynasty and redraft geared, but we focus a lot on the dynasty angle with these, as it’s the off-season and trading for these players before others catch on is the trick! Enjoy No. 7, everyone!

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2016 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (Not Factoring in 2015)

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Date: 4/13/15

Looking for a 2016 Fantasy Football Dynasty Mock Draft? No, I didn’t say 2015, I said 2016! That’s right, this mock draft is for one full season from now, so when you view this mock draft, keep in mind we are all pretending like the upcoming 2015 fantasy football season doesn’t matter at all. This means that LeVeon Bell’s missed games don’t apply, it means that no rookie rushers from the 2015 NFL Draft Class will have to worry about their rookie seasons holding them back from being drafted high… it’s all about 2016+. I asked some of our hardcore forum users to participate in this mock draft, so keep in mind these results have been produced by the people for the people, I am just merely writing it up and talking about where I see value. Thanks to all who participated in this 2016 fantasy football dynasty mock draft!

Round One
1.1 – LeVeon Bell
1.2 – Antonio Brown
1.3 – Eddie Lacy
1.4 – Dez Bryant
1.5 – Odell Beckham
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2016 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (not factoring in 2015)?

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Date: 4/13/15

Looking for a 2016 Fantasy Football Dynasty Mock Draft? No, I didn’t say 2015, I said 2016! That’s right, this mock draft is for one full season from now, so when you view this mock draft, keep in mind we are all pretending like the upcoming 2015 fantasy football season doesn’t matter at all. This means that LeVeon Bell’s missed games don’t apply, it means that no rookie rushers from the 2015 NFL Draft Class will have to worry about their rookie seasons holding them back from being drafted high… it’s all about 2016+. I asked some of our hardcore forum users to participate in this mock draft, so keep in mind these results have been produced by the people for the people, I am just merely writing it up and talking about where I see value. Thanks to all who participated in this 2016 fantasy football dynasty mock draft!

Round One
1.1 – LeVeon Bell
1.2 – Antonio Brown
1.3 – Eddie Lacy
1.4 – Dez Bryant
1.5 – Odell Beckham
1.6 – Julio jones
1.7 – Rob Gronkowski
1.8 – Jamal Charles
1.9 – Andrew Luck
1.10 – AJ Green
1.11 – Jeremy Hill
1.12 – Todd Gurley

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Round Two
2.1 – DeMarco Murray
2.2 – Mike Evans
2.3 – Aaron Rodgers
2.4 – Demaryius Thomas
2.5 – Alshon Jeffery
2.6 – Melvin Gordon
2.7 – Jordy Nelson
2.8 – Calvin Johnson
2.9 – Sammy Watkins
2.10 – Randall Cobb
2.11 – LeSean Mccoy
2.12 – DeAndre Hopkins

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Round Three
3.01 – Drew Brees
3.02 – Carlos Hyde
3.03 – Adrian Peterson
3.04 – Brandin Cooks
3.05 – Amari Cooper
3.06 – Kelvin Benjamin
3.07 – Matt Forte
3.08 – TY Hilton
3.09 – CJ Anderson
3.10 – Jordan Matthews
3.11 – Jimmy Graham
3.12 – Lamar Miller

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2015 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings (4/8/15)

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Looking for an updated list of the 2015 fantasy football rookies? These rankings have you covered! Below is an ADP, using various rankings around the fantasy football industry, mixed in with my set of rankings. Enjoy.

Todd Gurley RB 1.4 (ADP), 1 (Smitty)
Melvin Gordon RB 1.6 (ADP), 2 (Smitty)
Kevin White WR 2.4 (ADP), 3 (Smitty)
Amari Cooper WR 3.0 (ADP) 4 (Smitty)

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Upside Board: No. 8 is…

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The Upside Board, which cranks out 10-12 Bold Predictions each and every year, has a new candidate. Yep, we announced No. 10 and No. 8 earlier in the year, and we have just released No. 8 overall. Take a look!

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Spotlight: Matt Forte

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Matt Forte

4/7/2015: Matt Forte could have another solid year left in the tank, and I’m talking top 5RB-type season. However, he has some serious mileage and seven starting seasons under his belt, so it also wouldn’t be shocking to see him decline here at the age of 29. Whether it’s this year or next year… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: Todd Gurley… what is he worth in dynasty and redraft?

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Todd Gurley

3/27/2015: Todd Gurley is a big-time fantasy football prospect heading into 2015, especially from a dynasty angle. Sure, many expect big things during his first season, so he won’t be a deep sleeper or anything in upcoming 2015 yearly leagues; however, even in redraft, he could be extremely undervalued, much like… Read Spotlight

Upside Board: No. 9 is…

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The Upside Board, which cranks out 10-12 Bold Predictions each and every year, has a new candidate. Yep, we announced No. 10 earlier in the year, and we have just released No. 9 overall. Take a look!

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Spotlight: Arian Foster

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Arian Foster

3/25/2015: Is it time to jump ship on Arian Foster? I think so. Could we be jumping ship a year early? Sure, but it’s better to jump early vs. late, especially if you’re getting solid value back, value that is arguable even if jumping ship early. The guy is a two-time Upside Board/Bold Prediction graduate, once during his breakout season in 2010 (at 4th- to 6th-round value), and also last year during his return to the spotlight after a disappointing 2013… so, clearly I’m a big fan of his, but it’s time to get ready for decline while he still commands some serious value…Read Spotlight

Spotlight: Jeremy Maclin

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Jeremy Maclin

3/22/2015: I pumped up Jeremy Maclin in a major way last off-season, but in all fairness, I pumped up Nick Foles and that Eagles passing attack as well, which included LeSean McCoy. While that Eagles offense surprised in both good and bad ways last year, Maclin sure showed up, pulling in 85 balls for 1,300+ and 10TDs… and while… Read Spotlight