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Spotlight: Justin Forsett

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

Justin Forsett

5/28/2015: Justin Forsett is a tough player to rank heading into all fantasy football drafts, and he is an even tougher player to trade for, or away, in dynasty. Is he the real deal? Can he holdup as a full-time starter for the long-term? Will Baltimore screw this up and somehow and create a RBBC at some point during the 2015 NFL season? These are all great questions, but like so many things, we can only make educated guesses and do our best to protect our investment (should you/we choose to invest in the runner). Here are the facts… Forsett is 29, and he turns 30 this October, so his long-term value is kind of limited. Are his legs fresh? Sure, as he has just one 1,000-yard season to his name, and only one season (2014) with over 118 rushes. That’s fresh. However… Read Spotlight

Live Expert 2015 Rookie-Only Draft

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Ok, folks, it’s time to follow along as an expert league fantasy football rookie-only draft takes place. This is not a mock draft, it’s a real rookie-only draft in an expert league I’m in.

The below draft tracker will be updated as the draft unfolds, so keep checking back!

1.01 – STARTERSTodd Gurley STL RB (* traded on draft day to Smitty)
1.02 – STARTERSMelvin Gordon SD RB
1.03 – Xs & Ys Podcast – Kevin White CHI WR
1.04 – RosterWatch – TJ Yeldon JAC RB
1.05 – ScottFishBowl.com – Amari Cooper OAK WR
1.06 – FakePigskin – Tevin Coleman ATL RB
1.07 – Wild Thing Football – Ameer Abdullah DET RB
1.08 – Dynasty League Football – DeVante Parker MIA WR
1.09 – Dynasty Nerds – Nelson Agholor PHI WR
1.10 – The Fake Football – Breshad Perriman BAL WR
1.11 – Pro Football Focus – ON THE CLOCK

* = Smitty traded LeSean McCoy, Julio Jones for Marshawn Lynch, Todd Gurley & Brandon Marshall (and Tre Mason)

Spotlight: Adrian Peterson

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

Adrian Peterson

5/25/2015: Adrian Peterson is expected to be a no-show for the start of Vikings Organized Team Activities (OTAs), which would cost him a $250,000 workout bonus. Mandatory minicamp will be June 16-18. No matter where Peterson plays in 2015, and it’s looking like he will be in Minnesota, he has top 1-5RB upside. While it’s still only May, I’ve seen Peterson get drafted… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: Joique Bell

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

Joique Bell

5/18/2015: Joique Bell, a sleeper of ours last season, could be undervalued again heading into 2015. Why? Well, first of all, he is going to be 29 here in August (keep that in mind, dynasty owners)… second, the team just drafted a decent rookie rusher in Ameer Abdullah. While his dynasty outlook isn’t strong, I still really like Bell, like I did last year, heading into 2015. Last year, he ran the ball 223 times for 860 yards, 7TDs, and he also… Read Spotlight

The No. 5 Upside Board player is…

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Ok, folks, we have another 2015 Upside Board player to reveal. Below is a link to No. 5 overall on our 2015 fantasy football upside board. Who is our next bold prediction?

View Upside Board No. 5

Spotlight: Tevin Coleman

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

Tevin Coleman

5/13/2015: Tevin Coleman, the Atlanta Flacons 73rd overall pick in this year’s 2015 NFL Draft, is set to make a big-time impact as a rookie this season. He ran a 4.39 at his Pro Day, and had some seriously-solid college stats at Indiana. He ran for 2,036 yards and 15TDs in 2014, while rushing… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: Tom Brady

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

Tom Brady

5/11/2015: Tom Brady has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 NFL Season due to his connection to the DeflateGate scandal. The NFL also fined the Patriots $1 million dollars and stripped the team of their 2016 first-round pick and 2017 fourth-round pick. This is a stiff punishment, but… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: TJ Yeldon

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

TJ Yeldon

5/10/2015: The Jaguars are reportedly impressed with rookie RB TJ Yeldon so far during rookie camp. He has been called ‘smooth’ and many sources already expect him to the the team’s three-down back. Sure, Denard Robinson is still in the picture, but he is only 197 pounds and hasn’t proven he can be the team’s long-term option. Yeldon is 6-2/226 pounds, and is in an offense that… Read Spotlight

Winners at the RB position after the 2015 NFL Draft

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“Winners” at the Running Back position post-NFL Draft

Latavius Murray

Date: 5/5/2015

Roy Helu is in Oakland, and so is Trent Richardson, but the presence of both runners makes Murray ‘risky’ enough to still be undervalued, yet neither back is going to be all that tough to hold off (assuming Murray stays healthy). I love Murray at his undervalued price tag right now, as he has high-end RB2-type upside (if not more), yet he won’t cost you anything close to high-end RB value — For now. Act now, but buy-low, though… going after him via trade and expecting high-end RB2-type value isn’t good GMing, that’s called buying high and missing all the upside.

Darren McFadden / Joseph Randle

Date: 5/5/2015

That Dallas offensive line made DeMarco Murray into a top 1-3 fantasy running back. While I… Read More

2015 Rookie Mock Draft / Rankings

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Ok, STARTERS Nation… with the 2015 NFL Draft behind us, it’s time to reexamine the 2015 Fantasy Football Rookie Class. Here is a 2015 Mock Draft (rookie-only)/Rankings… enjoy!

Updated: 5/3/2015

2015 Rookie Mock Draft / Rankings

1.01 – Todd Gurley (Rams) – RB1

1.02 – Melvin Gordon (Chargers) – RB2

1.03 – Amari Cooper (Raiders) – WR1

1.04 – Kevin White (Bears) – WR2

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