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Spotlight: Chris Johnson

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Chris Johnson (RB/FA)

7/28/2015: According to a few reports, free agent rusher Chris Johnson (CJ2K) has been in contact with the Cowboys, and he has been feeling ‘explosive’ as of late. I will start off by saying that in no way shape or form is Johnson a lock for even landing a job in the NFL, let alone signing with Dallas and beating out all other Dallas rushers, but he should be… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: Duke Johnson

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

Duke Johnson (RB/CLE)

7/28/2015: Duke Johnson reportedly took some first-team reps away from Terrance West in minicamp OTAs. Despite the Browns suggesting they will ride the hot hand at the running back position this year, Johnson is a strong prospect and is clearly already gaining some ground/momentum. Everyone should… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: LeVeon Bell

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

Le’Veon Bell (RB/PIT)

7/28/2015: Le’Veon Bell’s three-game suspension has been reduced to two games. Bell was facing a three-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. This gives Bell a huge bump, as… Read Spotlight

Number 6 on the Upside Board is…

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Ok, folks, No. 6 on the 2015 Upside Board is up! The players have moved around a bit, so if you haven’t viewed the UBoard in a while, check it out!

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Spotlight: CJ Anderson

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

CJ Anderson

7/20/2015: CJ Anderson had a fantastic 2014 fantasy campaign, as an early Montee Ball injury opened the door to the Broncos’ starting running back job. Anderson took off with the opportunity, and he even has the support of Peyton Manning right now. So, what’s not to like? Well, I won’t say I don’t like Anderson heading into 2015, and I won’t even predict he fails; however, with… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: Calvin Johnson

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

Calvin Johnson

7/17/2015: With a 2.03-2.05 ADP, which is about 15-17 overall, there is a lot to like about drafting Calvin Johnson in 2015. That’s his redraft ADP, too. His dynasty ADP is even lower, which is… Read Spotlight

FREE Spotlight: Dez Bryant & Demaryius Thomas

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Dez Bryant & Demaryius Thomas

7/15/2015: We had two big signings in the NFL Today, as the Broncos signed WR Demaryius Thomas to a five-year, $70 million contract, including $43.5 million in guarantees, and the Cowboys signed WR Dez Bryant to a five-year, $70 million contract, including $45 million in guarantees.

This is great news for fantasy owners, as both receivers can now focus on football and now this won’t linger into August. Both Bryant and Thomas have top 5WR upside in fantasy, but Bryant feels like he has a touch more ceiling, as he can arguably be the No. 1 overall scoring fantasy football receiver in 2015. While it’s possible that Thomas could drop those kinds of numbers, it’s not near as likely given how the Broncos plan to run more in 2015. Still, Thomas has a 5-7 overall wide receiver feel heading into August drafts, and that’s solid. Oh, and for you dynasty guys, nothing really changes value wise, both have a long career ahead of them at these same value levels.

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2015 Draft Strategies for the 2015 fantasy football season

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Each year around this time, fantasy football owners everywhere do some last minute wrestling with draft strategies. Do you go running back in the first-round? Wide receiver? Do you set a specific plan at all, or just go “Best Player Available” no matter what?

Honestly, there are several ways to build a winning fantasy football team, so the wrong advice is to suggest that any single strategy is the best. A lot depends on your strengths as a fantasy football drafter/trader… if you’re awesome at landing sleeper wide receivers late, then obviously taking runners and quarterbacks early is a great approach. Or, if you are the master at filling holes later through free agency and trade, trading up in a draft and having a 3-4 picks in the top 15 might be your best approach to take.

So, using that self analysis, here are my top three recommended draft strategies heading into the 2015 fantasy football season.

Draft Strategies for 2015

WR/WR and WR/WR/WR Draft Strategies

This strategy is becoming more and more popular as running backs become less reliable in fantasy football. I will add that later on I talk about how… Read Article

The clear #1 overall fantasy pick in 2015 is…

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So, who is the No. 1 overall pick heading into all 2015 Fantasy Football yearly-league drafts?

While an argument can easily be made for a handful of players, like Adrian Peterson and LeVeon Bell (even with the scheduled missed games), my clear #1 overall pick in 2015 is…

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Number 2 on the Upside Board is…

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Ok, folks, No. 2 on the 2015 Upside Board is up! The players have moved around a bit, so if you haven’t viewed the UBoard in a while, check it out!

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