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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

Spotlight: Chris Johnson

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

Chris Johnson (RB/FA)

8/11/2015: According to recent reports, the Cardinals have offered free agent RB Chris Johnson a one-year deal. It’s tough to say how accurate these reports are, but even if accurate, it’s even tougher to predict how this will shake out. If you are a dynasty leaguer and have large rosters in your league, he is… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: Arian Foster

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

Arian Foster (RB/HOU)

8/4/2015: We have bad news for Arian Foster owners, as the runner is going to have groin surgery and will start the season on the reserve/designated to return list. This could have him sidelined until Week 10. While the Texans could sign another player… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: Chris Johnson

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

Chris Johnson (RB/FA)

7/28/2015: According to a few reports, free agent rusher Chris Johnson (CJ2K) has been in contact with the Cowboys, and he has been feeling ‘explosive’ as of late. I will start off by saying that in no way shape or form is Johnson a lock for even landing a job in the NFL, let alone signing with Dallas and beating out all other Dallas rushers, but he should be… Read Spotlight

NEWS: Chris Johnson arrested on a weapons charge on Friday night.

SMITTY: While this is a misdemeanor charge, don’t expect it to help his odds of remaining a Jet in 2015. Unless he lands in a very unique situation in 2015, his days as a starter in the NFL are over. We shall see if that “unique” situation becomes available. Looking for Week 19 Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings?

NEWS: Jace Amaro, Charles Clay inactive for Week 13 Monday Night Football.

SMITTY: The Jets declared TE Jace Amaro, RE Muhammad Wilkerson, QB Matt Simms, WR Walter Powell, CB Josh Thomas, OL Dakota Dozier, and OL Wesley Johnson inactive for Monday night’s Week 13 contest against MIA; Charles Clay (knee) is inactive for the Dolphins. If you were planning on starting Clay, be sure to quickly scoop up and start Dion Sims, who will start in his place. We expect big games out of Lamar Miller, Ryan Tannehill and Jarvis Landry. Landry could be a rising star, so look for him to progress down the stretch here in these final five games of the NFL season. As for those Jets players, only Percy Harvin has decent upside on a weekly basis, and that's only at a WR3 in larger leagues.

NEWS: Bills-Jets game in Week 12 will not be played in Buffalo; the game might be played elsewhere on Monday night.

SMITTY: Stay tuned on this on! Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Chris Johnson does not expect to spend much time on bench in Week 1?

According to ESPN, Jets RB Chris Johnson doesn’t expect to spend much time on the bench in Week 1. “At the end of the day, they wouldn’t have brought me in here if I wasn’t going to have a big role, if I wasn’t going to be a big part of this offense,” Johnson said Wednesday. “That’s something I’m not worried about. I’m not worried about my role and how it’s going to play out. As a free agent, they could’ve chosen a lot of different guys. They already had some guys in here that had some success. They weren’t going to bring me in here for no reason.”

SMITTY: I like Chris Johnson a lot at his late 5th- to early 6th-round ADP/value… that’s around players like DeSean Jackson, TY Hilton, Michael Crabtree… I’m not suggesting that any of those players aren’t solid, but the risk is low when it comes to CJ2K if you ask me… Looking for Chris Johnson Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Eric Decker could be among league leaders in targets in 2014?

According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, Jets WR Eric Decker “will be among the league leaders in targets” in 2014.

SMITTY: Well, that’s one man’s prediction. Eric Decker might have a decent season, but he has Geno Smith throwing him the ball, not Peyton Manning. Personally, I think Decker can’t live up to that kind of hype in New York. His ADP is only in the 8th- to 9th-round, though, and that’s not a bad price to pay. So, will he be a fantasy WR2 in 2014? I say no, but good thing you don’t have to pay that kind of value for him. Chris Johnson is the high-ceiling/high risk player on that Jets roster entering 2014. He could earn his 5th-round ADP, and that’s not a crazy price tag either given his potential. Looking for Chris Johnson Projections for the 2014 fantasy football season?

NEWS: Trent Richardson expected to have a great season?

According to usatoday.com, Colts coach Chuck Pagano predicts that Trent Richardson will have a “great” season in 2014.

SMITTY: This is a tough one, honestly, it is. I was sold on Trent Richardson last year, and he just didn’t deliver. In his defense, changing teams during a season is never easy, and I watched tape on the runner and he had some strong runs if you dig deep enough. The talent is there, but it’s almost as if his struggles last year were mental and confidence-related. That’s the only part that has me hesitating on his 5th-round ADP. Now, that’s not a bad risk/reward in the 5th-round, as I truly believe T-Rich has the talent, I am just not sure if he has shaken whatever made him ineffective for most all of last season. Here is what you have to ask yourself if on the clock and looking at Richardson’s name tag… are the other available players still a better grab? Players often available at Richardson’s ADP are: Ben Tate, Chris Johnson, Michael Floyd, Jordan Cameron and Joique Bell… All the runners listed have similar risk levels and similar upsides, but I’d have to say a handcuffed Ben Tate seems like the better 5th-round buy heading into August!