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2015 Fantasy Football Redraft Rankings (May)

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Hey Starters Nation:

Below you will find a link to my 2015 Redraft Fantasy Football Rankings. These are based on a PPR scoring format that awards 4pts per TD pass. These are as if you are drafting right now for the 2015 fantasy football season! Have at it!

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Spotlight: Joique Bell

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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

IDP Top 100 Rankings: 2015 Fantasy Football (May)

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Ok, I know a lot of you IDPers out there have been craving some 2015 IDP Fantasy Football Rankings, so here you go. Debate the rankings below, offer up some sleepers!

Updated: 5/14/15

IDP Rankings: 2015 Fantasy Football

1 J.J. Watt HOU vs. WAS  DE
2 Luke Kuechly CAR at TB  LB
3 Robert Quinn STL vs. MIN  DE
4 Lavonte David TB vs. CAR  LB
5 Paul Posluszny JAC at PHI  LB
6 Chandler Jones NE at MIA  DE
7 Vontaze Burfict CIN at BAL  LB
8 Derrick Johnson KC vs. TEN  LB
9 Greg Hardy DAL vs. SF  DE
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Spotlight: Tevin Coleman

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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: TJ Yeldon

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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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2015 Dynasty Rankings Update

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Ok, folks… now that the 2015 NFL Draft is behind us, and we know where players like Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, Amari Cooper, Kevin White, and others, are playing, it’s time to examine how these players jump up and down within the 2015 Dynasty Rankings.

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Spotlight: Melvin Gordon & Todd Gurley

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Melvin Gordon & Todd Gurley

5/1/2015: I love both landing spots for Todd Gurley (Rams) and Melvin Gordon (Chargers), and due to how far running backs have been falling in recent years, fantasy worlds were nervous about these two guys landing in bad, or even mediocre, situations. For years now, because running backs were falling so far outside the top 32 overall, NFL teams that didn’t absolutely need a top rookie running back were just as likely to draft one, because at some point, the value was just too good to pass up. This had runners, in year’s past, landing in bad situations. This was not the case in round-one of the 2015 NFL Draft. Gurley landing in St. Louis is… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: Derek Carr / Amari Cooper

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Derek Carr (QB/OAK)

4/30/2015: Derek Carr was already set for a breakout year this year, but he just landed a true fantasy wide receiver one in rookie Amari Cooper, and the two are going to mature together – and fast. I love this landing spot for Amari Cooper, but I love this move even more for Read Spotlight