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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: Kyle Rudolph (knee) doubtful for Week 16?

SMITTY: Keep tabs on this just in case; Chase Ford and Rhett Ellison will split the workload in Week 16. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Kyle Rudolph to miss six weeks due to hernia surgery; will this benefit Patterson?

SMITTY: First the Vikes lose Adrian Peterson, and now they lose Kyle RudolphCordarrelle Patterson is either going to benefit big-time, or be focused on by defenses to the point he can’t get open. That will all depend on how effective Teddy Bridgewater can be under center. As for the TE position, Rhett Ellison and MarQueis Gray are the next players up — Don’t expect much. Looking for Week 4 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Kyle Rudolph inks five-year, $36 million deal; big season awaits?

According to reports, Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has inked a five-year, $36 million contract extension.

SMITTY: Kyle Rudolph has all kinds of upside heading into this upcoming fantasy season. He is playing for a coach that creates big numbers for the tight end position (Norv Turner), and he has show signs of elite before. He is proven, he just hasn’t had consistency, which is something Turner should bring to the table given how well he utilizes the position. At 9th-round value, which is where his ADP currently lingers, you can’t ask for more upside at the TE spot. Looking for Kyle Rudolph’s Week 1 Power Ranking?

NEWS: Kyle Rudolph in for a big year?

According to, Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph should be in for a big year in 2014.

SMITTY: Talent has never been an issue for Kyle Rudolph, he just needs the football (and needs to stay healthy, of course). Norv Turner is good for tight ends (think Jordan Cameron last year), so Rudolph absolutely has “sleeper” written all over him entering this upcoming 2014 fantasy football season. A couple other tight ends that come to mind that have similar bargain-type value right now (according to ADPs): Charles Clay, Dennis Pitta, Zach Ertz. Check out our Week 1 Power Rankings for all mentioned players.

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