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NFL Update: Christine Michael, Terrance West traded; James Jones to GB.

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Hey Starters Nation:

We have a bit more news today and we wanted to get it out to you tonight!

Breaking News

Terrance West traded to TEN

The Browns have traded RB Terrance West to the Titans in exchange for a conditional 2016 7th-round pick. Titans rookie RB David Cobb was placed on IR-return with a calf injury, so this explains the move for the Titans, and West is kind of in the same situation Christine Michael now is in over in Dallas (Michael was traded to Dallas today). Both runners are likely going to start in a reserve-type role, but both are good enough to be their team’s starter. Michael, especially, has a chance at elite numbers should he rise into that Dallas starting running back role, but it’s important to keep in mind that both runners have an uphill climb. Grabbing both, especially Michael, is advised if you have the space!

James Jones returns to GB

James Jones is now a Packer. This isn’t great news for either Ty Montgomery or Jeff Janis, but we aren’t so sure it affects Davante Adams too much. It’s good for Aaron Rodgers, who could use a bit of veteran play with Jordy Nelson out for the year.

Colts waive Dan Herron

The Colts have waived Dan Herron, making both Vick Ballard and rookie Josh Robinson the back-ups to Frank Gore. Don’t be shocked if the team signs a Montee Ball or Jonas Gray.

Jay Ajayi placed on IR-return

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi placed on IR-return with a rib injury. Damien Williams is the team’s top back-up as of now, which is huge for Lamar Miller owners, as Miller is set for no real competition. However, don’t be shocked if the team signs someone like Montee Ball or Jonas Gray.

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

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NEWS: Andre Holmes to stretch the field in 2014; James Jones the team’s No. 1?

According to, Raiders WR Andre Holmes has the confidence of QB Matt Schaub when it comes to getting “to the top” of his routes; Schaub also feels that Holmes “can stretch the field” for the team in 2014.

SMITTY: I actually really like what I’ve seen out of Andre Holmes, but his upside really boils down to the quarterback position. While I have my questions about Matt Schaub playing at a consistent level all year, I really like the future upside of Derek Carr. Oakland could misuse Holmes, though, know that. For now, though, Holmes remains a nice dynasty grab (in larger leagues), and he could certainly beat out all the other Oakland receivers in terms of fantasy production if he got the targets. James Jones will be the trendy choice for top reception-getter in Oakland this upcoming season, but he is banged up right now with a shoulder injury. Denarious Moore and Rod Streater also have a shot at being a top target-getter, but all these guys seem more like a team’s No. 2 receiver. Holmes has the most natural talent.

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