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RADIO: Week 16 Radio Show | Take a listen to our Wednesday show!

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ talk Week 16 fantasy football on Russ’ Wednesday radio show!


Wk 16: WED Show

ARTICLE: The #17 Dynasty Player for 2015 and beyond is…

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Below is an early look at 2015, but from a dynasty perspective. So, not only am I predicting for the 2015 season and beyond, keep in mind that the assumption being made here is that if you owned one of these players in a dynasty league, you’d keep them for as long as you want, which changes ‘values’ quite a bit. The scoring assumed here is a standard PPR and the line-up requirements are assumed to be 1QB, 2RBs, 3WRs, 1Flex, 1DST and 1K. Enjoy!

Also, keep in mind this is NOT a Mock Draft, it is a list of 20 players I feel are the top dynasty players of the future. Meaning, I might have a guy ranked super-high and recognize that I wouldn’t draft him that high. Think of it like trying to be ahead of the curve in some cases. In other cases, the players will very much line-up with where you might draft them in a draft.

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ARTICLE: The #16 Dynasty Player for 2015 and beyond is…

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Below is an early look at 2015, but from a dynasty perspective. So, not only am I predicting for the 2015 season and beyond, keep in mind that the assumption being made here is that if you owned one of these players in a dynasty league, you’d keep them for as long as you want, which changes ‘values’ quite a bit. The scoring assumed here is a standard PPR and the line-up requirements are assumed to be 1QB, 2RBs, 3WRs, 1Flex, 1DST and 1K. Enjoy!

Also, keep in mind this is NOT a Mock Draft, it is a list of 20 players I feel are the top dynasty players of the future. Meaning, I might have a guy ranked super-high and recognize that I wouldn’t draft him that high. Think of it like trying to be ahead of the curve in some cases. In other cases, the players will very much line-up with where you might draft them in a draft.

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ARTICLE: Week 16 Waiver Wire Grabs

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Week 16 Waiver Wire Adds

ARTICLE: The #15 Dynasty Player for 2015 and beyond is…

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Below is an early look at 2015, but from a dynasty perspective. So, not only am I predicting for the 2015 season and beyond, keep in mind that the assumption being made here is that if you owned one of these players in a dynasty league, you’d keep them for as long as you want, which changes ‘values’ quite a bit. The scoring assumed here is a standard PPR and the line-up requirements are assumed to be 1QB, 2RBs, 3WRs, 1Flex, 1DST and 1K. Enjoy!

Also, keep in mind this is NOT a Mock Draft, it is a list of 20 players I feel are the top dynasty players of the future. Meaning, I might have a guy ranked super-high and recognize that I wouldn’t draft him that high. Think of it like trying to be ahead of the curve in some cases. In other cases, the players will very much line-up with where you might draft them in a draft.

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RADIO: Week 15 Radio Show | Take a listen to our Wednesday show! (2nd Show of the week)

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ talk Week 15 fantasy football on Russ’ Wednesday radio show! This is his SECOND show of the week!


Wk 15: WED Show

ARTICLE: Strength of Schedule: Weeks 15, 16 and 17

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Folks, here is the Strength Of Schedule For Weeks 15-17. Both Passing and Rushing stats are included, along with average. I hope this helps you all take home your league’s championship. Good luck!

How To Read The Below Table: Everything is by ‘yards allowed’… the 3rd column are the three remaining matchups for each team listed in column 2. The Blue Columns are the ranks of those three opponents against the run… The Yellow Colums are the ranks of those three opponents against the pass… The final three columns are averages.

Examples: Pittsburgh has the easiest rushing schedule in Weeks 15-16 (avg. rank facing is 26th against the run); The Saints have the easiest passing schedule in Weeks 15-16 (avg. rank facing is 31st against the pass); Finally, the Saints have the easiest overall Weeks 15-16 schedule which can be seen by the last column (their average overall opponent rank for both weeks is 24.75).

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RADIO: Week 15 Radio Show | Take a listen to our Tuesday show! (1st Show of the week)

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ and Smitty talk Week 15 fantasy football on Russ’ Tuesday radio show! This is his FIRST show of the week!


Wk 15: TUES Show

ARTICLE: The #14 Dynasty Player for 2015 and beyond is…

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Below is an early look at 2015, but from a dynasty perspective. So, not only am I predicting for the 2015 season and beyond, keep in mind that the assumption being made here is that if you owned one of these players in a dynasty league, you’d keep them for as long as you want, which changes ‘values’ quite a bit. The scoring assumed here is a standard PPR and the line-up requirements are assumed to be 1QB, 2RBs, 3WRs, 1Flex, 1DST and 1K. Enjoy!

Also, keep in mind this is NOT a Mock Draft, it is a list of 20 players I feel are the top dynasty players of the future. Meaning, I might have a guy ranked super-high and recognize that I wouldn’t draft him that high. Think of it like trying to be ahead of the curve in some cases. In other cases, the players will very much line-up with where you might draft them in a draft.

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SUNDAY NEWS: Live Feed All Day Long (Week 14)

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News: 12/7 – Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is active for Sunday’s contest against the Bills.
Take: If you waited, congrats. He is a strong play even if not fully healthy, as he can grab a TD or two even if limited a bit.


News: 12/7 – According to Adam Levitan on Twitter: “Not good. Torrey Smith has noticeable limp coming off field and is talking to team doctor when heading into locker room.”
Take: This is last-minute, as it’s about 20 minutes to kickoff of the morning games, but we wanted to blast this out. He could be fine, or this could be a big problem for those with Torrey Smith set to start. This is just another reason we call Steve Smith Sr. a solid start this week.


News: 12/7 – Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) reportedly passed his pregame warmup tests and will play Week 14 against TEN.
Take: This is a risky play this week, and it wouldn’t be shocking if Andre Williams still started (and that sounds like the case according to several reports), or at least took on way more work than usual. If Jennings produces out of the gate, though, it’s possible he continues to get fed carries. If you have a safer option, roll with it, but it’s tough to sit a player like Jennings. Get on our forums if you have a dilemma!!!


News: 12/7 – According to reports, the Broncos are leaving the decision to play Week 14 to Julius Thomas’ (ankle).
Take: So, nothing has changed here. The call will be made before this afternoon game, which means fantasy owners have to decide before the morning games whether they start him, or at least wait on him. Make sure you have an afternoon TE replacement if you wait on the guy, and Jacob Tamme is iffy for this one as well, which means you might not be able to even turn to him last-minute.


News: 12/7 – Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee) is active for Week 14.
Take: Word is that he is quite stiff looking, though. Despite inconsistent play lately, we still like Steve Smith Sr. – at least as a WR3/flex. Torrey is clearly playing at WR2-type levels, and if starting, he needs to be played, but don’t overlook Smith Sr. at your flex spot unless your alternative is super strong.


News: 12/7 – Browns TE Jordan Cameron is active for Week 14 against Indy.
Take: He’s a risky play for sure, but whether you play him depends on your alternatives. Get on our Forums if you have dilemmas and need help!!!!


News: 12/7 – Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is active for Week 14 against the Bucs.
Take: There wasn’t really a question with this one. He is gold as always and a top 1-4WR start. Reggie Bush is also active, but is a risky RB3 or flex play.


News: 12/7 – Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand) is inactive for Week 14.
Take: This was expected, but get him out of lineups!


News: 12/7 – Browns RB Isaiah Crowell is active for Week 14 against the Colts.
Take: As we just recently reported, he is a strong bet for a TD.


News: 12/7 – According to Rotoworld, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Cardinals expect Larry Fitzgerald (knee) to play Week 14 against KC.
Take: Given how bad that AZ passing attack has been, Fitz is a risky play unless he is a WR3 in deeper leagues, especially since he isn’t quite 100 percent. Keep tabs on this one, as he is still technically ‘questionable’ for this one. We will Smart Alert out any changes before kickoff!


News: 12/7 – According to Rotoworld, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Browns expect Isaiah Crowell (hip) to play Week 14 against Indy.
Take: Definitely check back with us before kickoff, as setbacks happen all the time during warm-ups, but the runner appears to be a go for Week 14. He is a solid RB2 in larger leagues. He has very strong touchdown upside.


News: 12/7 – ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Ravens RB Justin Forsett (knee) “will play” against Miami in Week 14.
Take: This was expected, as we reported a bit ago on this. Forsett is a low-end RB1 whenever he is on the field. This may or may not be the case heading into 2015 and beyond, this will certainly be something we attack during the off-season for sure, but for the remainder of the 2014 fantasy football season, the guy will continue to be a fantasy horse.


News: 12/7 – As we have reported all week long, the playing status of Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) will truly be a last-minute decision, or a decision made hours before kickoff.
Take: This is a tough situation for fantasy owners entering Week 14, the first week of most everyone’s fantasy football playoffs. This is a late game, which means most fantasy owners have to make a big decision before the morning games, so it’s risky to wait on Julius Thomas. Last week, our advice was to consider grabbing and starting Coby Fleener, who went nuts in Week 13. Check waivers for him this week, as he is a sound alternative despite Dwayne Allen being back on the field in Week 14. An emergency option for JT owners could be snagging and holding Jacob Tamme, who would replace JT in this one, but even keep an eye on that, as Tamme is questionable for this game. If Thomas plays, it’s awfully tough not giving him the nod, as he is 2TD-capable any game he plays. Stay tuned, and get on our forums if you have dilemmas that need attention!


News: 12/7 – Ravens RB Justin Forsett (ankle) was limited in practice on Friday and remains questionable for Week 14.
Take: Unless he suffers a setback, and check back on this, Forsett is fully expected to go in Week 14, and he is a low-end RB1 given how well he has been playing as of late. Ride the rusher the rest of the way, he got you this far!


News: 12/7 – Raiders RB Latavius Murray (concussion) is listed as probable for Week 14.
Take: He passed all concussion tests and is ready to return to action, although his coaching staff remains soft on their “he is our guy” stance. Nothing surprises us when it comes to Oakland. Mismanaging how they use their running back group, which has a rising star in Murray, is par for the course. Still, even if limited slightly, Murray is a strong flex-play for sure. He has upside for more, no question, but given the stance of the coaching staff, he has to be valued as a flex in line-ups.


News: 12/7 – All three Patriots, WR Brandon LaFell (shoulder), RB Shane Vereen (ankle), and WR Julian Edelman (thigh), are questionable for Week 14.
Take: Check back with us again, but all are expected to play this week. Vereen is a decent flex option in PPR formats, and LaFell maintains his super-sneaky WR3 value (as he can play like a WR2 when on fire). Edelman is a WR3.


News: 12/7 – Texans TE Garrett Graham (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 14.
Take: It looks like Ryan Griffin will start in his place, but don’t rule out seeing some J.J. Watt action near the goal-line!


News: 12/7 – Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) is questionable for Week 14 against GB.
Take: Be sure to check back with us all morning, but the receiver says he will play.


News: 12/7 – Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) remains questionable for Week 14, although he traveled with the team to Nashville.
Take: The thinking here was that if he made the trip with the team, he’d play, so unless he suffers a setback in warm-ups, it sounds like he is playing. Just use him with caution, given he isn’t likely near 100 percent. Have better options? Get on our Forums and get some advice/help!


News: 12/7 – Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (leg) is very questionable for Week 14, so much so that the team is planning as if he won’t be available.
Take: This is one of those cases where he is expected to be out and the warm-ups could change that, not the other way around. So, get him out of line-ups, and expect a small bump in targets/stats for all three of Andre Roberts, Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed.


News: 12/7 – Vikings have placed RB Jerick McKinnon (back) on IR, ending his season.
Take: Both Matt Asiata and Ben Tate will split the work moving forward, but it’s tough to say which back is going to get more carries in Week 14, which makes both extremely risky plays in any league this time of year. Note: There is still a chance Adrian Peterson is active for Week 14. It’s no lock, but check waivers just in case! We have been talking about this all week, and you can bet we will have updates in the coming days! Stay tuned!


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