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Spotlight: Arian Foster

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

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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ARTICLE: Who are the top 20 Dynasty Fantasy Football Players for 2015?

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Are you a dynasty fantasy football nut in need of some 2015 fantasy football content? Well, here is a writeup on the Top 20 Fantasy Football Dynasty Players heading into 2015 and beyond. Note, this is not a fantasy football mock draft, it is more of a value-based board, meaning you will find Aaron Rodgers and Andrew Luck a lot higher than you’d want to draft them, which ultimately means that I’m suggesting that their values are fantastic when faced off against their early 2015 Average Draft Positions (ADPs). So, again, this is NOT a mock draft, but in many cases will mirror where mocks have some of the players going in early mocks. Enjoy.View Top 20 Dynasty Players

NEWS: Frank Gore (concussion) and Carlos Hyde (ankle/back) both questionable for Week 16.

SMITTY: Both have a short week, as the 49ers play the Chargers on Saturday night. As it stands now, both on the wrong side of questionable, which would make both Alfonso Smith and Bruce Miller set to split the workload in Week 16. Hyde might have a touch better chance to play this week, and if he started he’d be a great flex play, but it’s still way too early in the week to predict this. Stay tuned! Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Carlos Hyde could be limited all year, or he could explode?

SMITTY: This is mostly a speculative news posting on our part, but sometimes thinking way, way ahead can win a league. Carlos Hyde, on our Upside Board, has been a sleeping giant all year. In fact, he has been sleeping a lot longer than we had hoped. We feared this could happen, and he was by far, and still is, no lock to get starter carries at all in 2014. Still, his “if” upside is so huge, see what’s what on trade front when it comes to Hyde in both redraft and dynasty, and in even medium size leagues, check waivers to see if he is available. Again, he is guaranteed nothing at this point, but in the spirit of trying to be two moves ahead, Frank Gore hasn’t scored a rushing touchdown in six-straight games, he has just one rushing touchdown on the year, and his last three games looked like this yardage-wise: 38, 20, 49. Hyde may have only received 3 and 2 carries in his last two outings, but he averaged 5.0 and 8.5 YPC. That’s not a big sample size, and honestly, I don’t care what his YPC were… he is a sleeping giant, no doubt, I just hope he doesn’t sleep until 2015, something that is entirely possible, so know that. Looking for Week 10 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Carlos Hyde rushes 7 times for 50 yards and 1TD in Week 1.

Carlos Hyde goes for 50 yards and 1TD on just 7 carries in Week 1.

SMITTY: Welcome to the Carlos Hyde show. He needs more carries than 7, sure, but the kid is the real deal and could easily be a top 10 fantasy rusher if given the touches. Will he get the touches right away in Week 2? Or, will he be a guy that is limited by a lack of early production, but then goes nuts down the stretch in 2014? This is the kind of stuff we attack in our Smart Alerts, so be certain to sign up for them!

NEWS: Devonta Freeman looking like a big-time sleeper heading into 2014

Devonta Freeman rushed for 42 yards and 1TD on 12 carries in his final preseason contest against the Jaguars. He also pulled in five passes for 45 yards.

SMITTY: Out of all of the late-grab runners this year, Carlos Hyde and Devonta Freeman offer the most upside, and the kind of upside that can impact line-ups right away. Sure, both could start off slow… I doubt that they do, but it’s possible, but that’s why you don’t reach and use the ADP data to your advantage. For example, Devonta Freeman’s ADP is around 9.02 right now. That’s fantastic, as he could truly be this year’s surprise RB2, and I’m talking a very strong fantasy RB2! I doubt Steven Jackson stays healthy, and even if he does, my guess is Freeman will look 10x better at every turn. He has already proven he can pull in 3-5 passes a game, he has that skill set! He has proven he is a goal line back! He has that skill set. He is the real deal, folks. View our 2014 Top 10 Bold Predictions if you want more on Devonta Freeman. Yep, he cracked it!

RADIO: Listen Russ Bliss and Smitty Talk Zac Stacy, Andre Ellington, Montee Ball and more.

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ third radio show of the 2014 fantasy football season! Russ has been doing fantasy radio for over 20 years with his famous “The Red Zone” program, which airs on NBCSports Radio (1060am). Smitty is slotted to join Russ almost every Tuesday night, and below is the third show of the year. Take a listen!

The Red Zone With Russ Bliss

Date: 8/26/14

Guest: Smitty,

Topics: Tim Wright, Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, Zac Stacy, Andre Ellington, Montee Ball, Tony Romo, Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde, Demaryius Thomas, AJ Green, Calvin Johnson, Eddie Lacy, Matt Forte, Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Giovani Bernard, Marshawn Lynch, Dez Bryant, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and more

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Benard Pierce, Carlos Hyde, Jeremy Hill and Lorenzo Taliaferro all look strong in their preseason openers.

Jeremy Hill ran the ball six times for 36 years during his team’s preseason opener on Thursday night. Carlos Hyde ran the ball five times for 39 yards during his preseason debut against the Ravens; In the same game, Ray Rice ran the ball three times for 17 yards, Lorenzo Taliaferro ran the ball 13 times for 71 yards, and Bernard Pierce ran the ball 10 times for 37 yards and 1TD.

SMITTY: Lorenzo Taliaferro looked very good on Thursday night. He ran with authority and power. The problem is, he has two very good runners ahead of him in Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce, who both have very high-end RB2-type upside if getting starter carries. Will this just be a RBBC in 2014? Or, will one runner get starter touches? If so, which one? I hope it’s Pierce, and he does get first crack in Weeks 1 and 2, as Rice is suspended for the season’s first two contests. Taliaferro has nice dynasty appeal despite his crowded situation. Both Carlos Hyde and Jeremy Hill look fantastic already, and both have flex-like value right out of the gate in 2014. Frank Gore is 31 and has a ton of mileage — Hyde is a big sleeper even past his immediate flex-like appeal, and the word is that Hill could get 200 carries in ’14 (and that’s with Giovani Bernard still likely producing top 5-10 fantasy running back numbers). Check out where all these guys rank heading into Week 1.