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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: 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: Stevie Johnson the WR3 front-runner; Kaepernick to take next step?

According to, 49ers WR Stevie Johnson “is the front-runner for the No. 3 job” in San Francisco in 2014, but “he will have to clearly win the job due to his scheduled $3.925 million pay for the season.”

SMITTY: Rookie Bruce Ellington is a player to monitor in this WR3 battle. Colin Kaepernick has an underrated group of receivers heading into this upcoming season, of course led by high-end talents Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis and then Anquan Boldin. OC Greg Roman has already hinted that his team should throw more in 2014, and with Kaep scheduled to dance for about 500 and 5TDs on the ground each year, he is starting to shape into an underrated fantasy QB1. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

TE Vernon Davis could holdout?

According to PFT’s Mike Florio, 49ers TE Vernon Davis has been giving off mixed signals over the last couple of weeks regarding his intentions to report or not report to camp. Florio writes, “Most recently, he created the impression that, if he doesn’t get a new deal, he’ll show up for camp after skipping the offseason program. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that, at the present time, Davis would not be reporting.”

SMITTY: We highly doubt Vernon Davis doesn’t show, as he could get fined $30,000 per day and he could lose some signing bonus cash. What a player says in the final week or so of their ‘attempted’ holdout can’t be take as absolute. Davis should have no problem whatsoever duplicating last year’s reception and yardage totals (52 receptions for 850 yards), although he should fall back down to earth in the touchdown department. Last year Davis pulled in 13TDs, but in the three seasons prior, he pulled in 7, 6 and 5 touchdown passes in those campaigns. With Michael Crabtree back to full-go (he didn’t play until Week 13 last year), and with the addition of Stevie Johnson, double-digit touchdowns for Davis is not a strong bet — Expect 6-8. Need to get your hands on full-season 2014 fantasy football projections?

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