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Smitty’s 2015 Redraft Rankings; Smitty’s 2015 Dynasty Rankings.

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Hey STARTERS Nation:

Of course, we have our Draft Analyzer here at STARTERS, which cranks out custom cheat sheets using an industry-leading predictive algorithm. However, I also provide my personal redraft and dynasty rankings outside of the Analyzer rankings, just to give all you fantasy fanatics another list to look at. Use them all, you can never get enough info to mix together! Below are both the updated dynasty and redraft links!

NOTE: Due to endless requests for it, I have added a tiering system to both sets of rankings!

Redraft Rankings Dynasty Rankings

NEWS: Cam Newton taking first team reps, on track to start Week 16?

SMITTY: He took most of the first-team reps during Thursday’s practice, which indicates he will be back in the line-up this week (unless, of course, he suffers a setback of some kind, which is why you need to be dialed into our Smart Alerts). This is great news for Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen, but Cam is still a risky play given we aren’t sure how much his back will affect his play (especially running) in Week 16. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Cam Newton taken to the hospital in ambulance after major car crash.

UPDATE: Cam Newton has two transverse process fractures in his lower back, but it appears he suffered no other internal injuries, which is good news. Tony Romo suffered this type of injury, missed just one game, but had a bye in there in those following weeks as well to heal up before returning to form. With this situation, it’s tough to say if Newton will be able to play Week 15 let alone Weeks 16 and 17. Stay tuned, as this could get worse, we just don’t know. Derek Anderson would start if Cam sits Week 15.

PREVIOUS UPDATE: It looks like Cam Newton’s truck was crushed pretty bad, then Newton was loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher. Reports just surfaced suggesting that Newton is conscious and even “smiling” and that he suffered no severe injuries. We will keep you posted, but after a very scary situation, it looks like Cam is going to be ok. That said, there is some concern about his Week 15 availability until we hear otherwise. Looking for Week 15 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Jimmy Graham and DeAngelo Williams both active for Thursday Night Week 9

SMITTY: While he isn’t quite full strength, he scored a touchdown last week, so Jimmy Graham is a must-start unless he suffers some sort of last-second setback. Expect a lot of Drew Brees, Brandin Cooks (who should get more consistent moving forward) and Mark Ingram, who now has high-end RB2 appeal. DeAngelo Williams is set to start tonight’s battle against the Saints, but Jonathan Stewart could see just as much work. This feels like a total sharing situation. Panthers WR Philly Brown and running backs Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas are all inactive. Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Cam Newton named Week 2 starter.

According to reports, Panthers coach Ron Rivera has named QB Cam Newton (ribs) his Week 2 starter.

SMITTY: Get Cam Newton back in lineups for Week 2. For updates all week long on this, be sure to sign-up for our Smart Alerts.

NEWS: Cam Newton expected to play Week 1.

According to reports, Panthers QB Cam Newton is on tract to start Week 1 against the Bucs.

SMITTY: Great news so far, but be sure to sign-up for our Smart Alerts so you have all of the last-minute news!

News: Jordan Reed, Cam Newton, Cecil Shorts, Kenny Stills questionable for Week 1.

The following players are questionable for Week 1: Jordan Reed, Cam Newton, Cecil Shorts, Kenny Stills.

SMITTY: For up to the minute updates on these guys, and for possible alternative game plans for your roster, be sure to sign up for our Smart Alerts. In fact, we just blasted out a Smart Alert for game day alternatives for all these guys!

NEWS: Cam Newton could sit Week 1?

According to reports, there is a chance Panthers QB Cam Newton (ribs) could miss week 1 (Sunday).

SMITTY: Most of the reports have Cam Newton casting some serious doubt on his ability to be full-go, but also that he could be ‘on pace’ to play. We will have to wait and see on this one, and if you own him, be certain to check back just before kickoff. Derek Anderson would get the go if Newt sat, and Anderson is not a recommended option let alone add. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Cam Newton should be ready for week one.

According to reports, Panthers coach Ron Rivera remains optimistic that QB Cam Newton (ribs) will be ready for Week 1 (Sunday).

SMITTY: We will certainly let you know if anything changes, but we fully expect him to start Week 1, even if he remains super-limited leading into opening day. Newt is a tough QB to rank right now, as he has limited receiving talent outside of Greg Olsen (who should be a lock for 70-80 receptions, 800-900 yards and 6-8TDs). However, with an 8th-round ADP and trade value, it’s hard not to see mostly upside with very little risk. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Cam Newton not practicing, but walking better.

According to Steve Reed on Twitter, Panthers QB Cam Newton (fractured ribs) didn’t practice today, but appeared to be walking better.

SMITTY: His Week 1 availability isn’t in question, but we will let you know if he suffers any kind of setback. Looking for Cam Newton Week 1 Power Rankings?