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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

ARTICLE: Day After The 2015 NFL Super Bowl Rankings (ranking for 2015 fantasy football)

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Ok, folks… it’s that time! It’s time to start ranking players for the 2015 fantasy football season! Below you will find a button that leads you to our crazy early bold 2015 fantasy football rankings cheat sheet (redraft)! Get some!

Note: The 2015 Rookies will be mixed in closer to April’s 2015 NFL Draft

2015 Rankings Cheat Sheet

ARTICLE: Crazy-Early 2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (Dynasty)

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Hey Starters Nation:

Looking for an early 2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft / Rankings heading into 2015? This is a dynasty mock draft, so keep in mind that players like Marshawn Lynch, Peyton Manning, Matt Forte, among others, are going to fall much, much further than they would in a early 2015 fantasy football yearly-league mock draft, but this mock draft should be rather useful to all fantasy leaguers, as for the most part things in redraft and dynasty can often times line-up rather well entering January. On that note, enjoy!

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NEWS: Andre Johnson (concussion) back practicing and expected to play Week 16?

SMITTY: He was inactive last week but appears set to return against the Ravens. With Case Keenum/Thad Lewis as the top passers in Houston right now, it’s tough to know what you’re going to get out of anyone but Arian Foster in Week 16. AJ is a WR3 in most formats, though, and Hopkins can flirt with WR2-type numbers based on his talent alone, but again, with passers like Houston has, a dud week is just as likely as any sort of solid week. Horrible timing for Week 16. If Julio Jones sits (and he will be a Sunday morning call), make sure Harry Douglas (monitor his health) isn’t sitting on waivers, as he is a fine Week 16 plug-and-play if Jones sits. If Jones doesn’t sit, Douglas still has WR3 upside. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Andre Johnson (concussion) remains questionable for Week 15; Arian Foster probable.

SMITTY: He failed to get medical clearance on Friday, so he remains iffy this week. He if AJ plays, he won’t be 100 percent, so we might see the DeAndre Hopkins show no matter what. Also, Arian Foster (groin) is now probable, so both Foster and Hopkins going to see a grip of action in Week 15. Looking for Week 15 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Arian Foster (groin) likely to start Week 13?

SMITTY: Hopefully the stud rusher is back this week. If he starts, he needs to be in all line-ups and is a RB1 play for sure. Stay on this one, as setbacks happen in warm-ups all the time. If Foster doesn’t go, Alfred Blue would be a low-end RB2 play, but we expect Foster to go. Looking for Week 13 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Arian Foster (groin) expected to be a game-time decision in Week 12.

SMITTY: Keep in mind that Arian Foster appeared to have a solid shot at playing last week all the way up until Thursday. Then, on Friday, news broke that the runner would likely sit out Week 11. Well, a few sources are suggesting that his odds of playing this week are better than the odds last week, but that’s not saying much given last week didn’t even come down to a game-time decision. Stay tuned — Alfred Blue is a strong fantasy RB2 play any game he gets the nod. Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Arian Foster (groin) now looking like a game-time decision?

SMITTY: It appears that Arian Foster (groin) isn’t a lock to play this week after all. We kind of knew that heading out of Week 9, and into the Texans’ Week 10 bye, but clearly he isn’t right. This is why we had Foster on our sell-high list well over 1-2 weeks ago. He is older and has a ton of mileage. He shouldn’t be sold even close to fair market value, though, as we aren’t predicting bust (he was actually on our Upside Board this off-season)… that said, if sold at a high value, you can improve your team and that’s something we advise. Selling doesn’t mean you don’t believe in a player, it’s just smart fantasy management if the price is right. Alfred Blue is a must-own right now, and if Foster sits Week 11, he’d be a sneaky RB start for sure. Looking for Week 11 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Arian Foster (groin) expected to play Week 11.

SMITTY: He is ‘day to day’ as it stands now, but he is coming off a Week 10 bye, so he had some time to heal up. The bye couldn’t have come at a better time. Check back with us all week, via this news wire and our Smart Alerts, but for the moment things look good for Foster owners. Still, Alfred Blue is a must-own for all Foster owners. Looking for Week 11 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Ryan Fitzpatrick benched; Houston to start Ryan Mallett in Week 11 after the bye.

SMITTY: You have to think the team will lean on Arian Foster more than ever coming out of the bye. But, can Foster hold up? We love Foster, he was on the Upside Board this year among the 12 names listed on the list… however, now is a time to sell-high, as he commands a ton! Don’t sell-low, and don’t even consider selling at fair market value… sell-high or not at all. Looking for Week 10 Power Rankings?