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Spotlight: Ameer Abdullah

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

Name (RB/FA)

8/4/2015: I talked about Ameer Abdullah being one of this year’s biggest sleepers and home run picks back in June, but it’s time to give this topic a bump. His value is climbing, as most all relatively ‘in the know’ fantasy owners out there realize that his time is near. However, he can still EXPLODE from his current ADP (which is gradually climbing upward and is sitting near the 6.01 range). On one hand, that’s your 6th-drafted player in redraft should you take him that high, but with what looks to be a bare minimum of 10-14 touches per game, the risk of disaster (for the cost) is low. On the other hand, because he has “The Next Arian Foster” type feel to him, he could win you a league should he land at 6.01 value. I’ve said this all off-season, and last off-season… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: Arian Foster

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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

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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

Spotlight: Duke Johnson

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Duke Johnson (RB/CLE)

7/28/2015: Duke Johnson reportedly took some first-team reps away from Terrance West in minicamp OTAs. Despite the Browns suggesting they will ride the hot hand at the running back position this year, Johnson is a strong prospect and is clearly already gaining some ground/momentum. Everyone should… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: LeVeon Bell

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Le’Veon Bell (RB/PIT)

7/28/2015: Le’Veon Bell’s three-game suspension has been reduced to two games. Bell was facing a three-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. This gives Bell a huge bump, as… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: CJ Anderson

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CJ Anderson

7/20/2015: CJ Anderson had a fantastic 2014 fantasy campaign, as an early Montee Ball injury opened the door to the Broncos’ starting running back job. Anderson took off with the opportunity, and he even has the support of Peyton Manning right now. So, what’s not to like? Well, I won’t say I don’t like Anderson heading into 2015, and I won’t even predict he fails; however, with… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: Ameer Abdullah

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Ameer Abdullah

6/23/2015: Ameer Abdullah has some serious upside; in fact, he has monster upside. This isn’t to say I don’t like Joique Bell a lot, as he could have a big season if he can stay healthy. The thing is, though, it’s June, and while Bell could be solid in 2015, we could be looking at a future stud in Abdullah, so dynasty owners need to be on the lookout. His value is consistently rising, so you most likely won’t be able to steal him away from his current owner in any of your dynasty leagues, but it’s worth a try. And, if you can’t steal him away, it isn’t a bad idea to… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: CJ Spiller

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CJ Spiller

6/16/2015: You gotta love the value of CJ Spiller heading into 2015. He has an ADP in the late 4th-round, or even early 5th, yet he has high-end RB2-type appeal (if not more) heading into 2015. His ADP is around players like Golden Tate, Andre Ellington, Jonathan Stewart, Jordan Matthews and Rashad JenningsRead Spotlight

Spotlight: Justin Forsett

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Justin Forsett

5/28/2015: Justin Forsett is a tough player to rank heading into all fantasy football drafts, and he is an even tougher player to trade for, or away, in dynasty. Is he the real deal? Can he holdup as a full-time starter for the long-term? Will Baltimore screw this up and somehow and create a RBBC at some point during the 2015 NFL season? These are all great questions, but like so many things, we can only make educated guesses and do our best to protect our investment (should you/we choose to invest in the runner). Here are the facts… Forsett is 29, and he turns 30 this October, so his long-term value is kind of limited. Are his legs fresh? Sure, as he has just one 1,000-yard season to his name, and only one season (2014) with over 118 rushes. That’s fresh. However… Read Spotlight

Spotlight: Matt Forte

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Matt Forte

4/7/2015: Matt Forte could have another solid year left in the tank, and I’m talking top 5RB-type season. However, he has some serious mileage and seven starting seasons under his belt, so it also wouldn’t be shocking to see him decline here at the age of 29. Whether it’s this year or next year… Read Spotlight