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2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Brandin Cooks, Marshawn Lynch highlight old faces in new places

Every year, Fantasy owners get excited about players who change teams, including guys like Brandin Cooks, Marshawn Lynch, Adrian Peterson and Alshon …

Actual Opportunity for the fantasy tight ends

We’ve reached the finale of the breakdown of my new metric, “Actual Opportunity,” the introduction to which you can find here. I highly suggest …

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2017 fantasy sleeper candidates at wide receiver

Spring has sprung. That means we’re more than ready to start claiming our favorite sleepers for the 2017 season.<p>When you glance at the overall ADP …

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Fantasy Football Draft Prep Do’s and Don’ts

We are getting into prime fantasy football drafting time. Before your draft takes place, here are some do’s and don’ts you should be aware of:<p><b>Do…</b><p>1. …

The Best Snacks To Eat After Strength Training

After you finish working out, your body is in a state of recovery. You probably feel tired, and that's because you are tired. Your muscles are …

Fantasy war room 2016: Fantasy football advice, rankings, draft strategy, sleepers, more for August 20

The SB Nation Fantasy War Room is back! The SB Nation fantasy football draft guide is live, and in conjunction with that, we're running the fantasy war room all day every day for the next two weeks! We're here to answer all your fantasy football questions.<p>Welcome back to the War Room! This marks …

Fantasy football's top bust candidates for 2016

By the term “bust” I really just mean “overvalued,” as it’s all relative. Nevertheless, the following five players are those I’m actively avoiding …

Fantasy Football 2016: Funniest Preseason Team Names and Top Sleepers

Fantasy football names and sleepers are the key component of any good team.<p>Ever been in a league where a team with a boring name won the top prize? It's a loss for everyone, including the guy or gal who reeled in the trophy or whatever agreed upon rite of passage gets rewarded.<p>Along those lines, a …

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Fantasy Football 2016: Breaking Down Mock Draft, Bold Picks and Strategy

Fantasy football is too mainstream to conquer as a seasonal hobby.<p>According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, 57.4 million people from the United States and Canada participated in fantasy football last season. The number of participants has increased each year since 2005, so all newcomers …

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP Review -- Week 1

Using Average Draft Position data is a great tool in your Fantasy Football draft prep. Jamey Eisenberg breaks down the current ADP data before the …

Fantasy Football Draft Day Dilemmas: Six running backs who may lose their job by October

Running back is the toughest position in Fantasy football to predict, but Chris Towers looks at six running backs who could become backups before …

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2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: 10-team standard mock draft

There's always plenty of talent in 10-team leagues, but Fantasy owners still need to have a plan on Draft Day. Jamey Eisenberg breaks down our recent …

2016 fantasy football cheat sheets

Standard league positional cheat sheet<p>The tried-and-true format: One sheet with players broken down by position, including overall rank and bye …

What a 'perfect' fantasy football draft really looks like

A realistic perfect draft is to secure the best value in each round, methodically building a roster that will soar from Week 1, withstand an injury …

FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS: Here's the expert consensus on the top-50 players

To help you, we looked at 10 different fantasy football experts' top 50 picks and averaged where each player ranked. What's clear is that wide receivers are more important than ever — as the league makes strides to better protect quarterbacks and receivers, they're primed to rack up more points …

Fantasy Football Takeaways from NFL Preseason Week 3

The third preseason game is typically when you get the longest look at the top fantasy players, although we’ve seen some teams play it a little safer, like the Green Bay Packers did by sitting Aaron Rodgers. Can you blame them?<p>Some position battles won’t necessarily end when the preseason comes to …

The dark secret about fantasy football no one is talking about - The Kernel

Davis Mattek was “irrationally confident” when the Cincinnati Bengals played the Cleveland Browns last December—enough to let thousands of dollars …

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12 apps you need to plan the perfect wedding

Planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful, fun, exhilarating, and hair-pulling experiences you'll ever go through.<p>The months leading up to your big day involve juggling all kinds of responsibilities, and the actual event has its own special set of logistics to work through.<p>Luckily, there …

Fantasy Football 2015: Mid-Round Mock Draft and Notable Team Names

The time for fantasy football drafting is coming to a close.<p>The start of the NFL regular season isn't far away, which means fantasy managers are hastily constructing their rankings and putting their best plans to work in an effort to secure a superior squad.<p>At this point, most everyone is already …

Daily Fantasy Football 2015: Rookie and Sleeper RBs to Target Early This Season

The prices are posted, and that can only mean the first week of the 2015 NFL regular season is almost here. Daily fantasy football is back, and DraftKings is offering a variety of contests—including the $10M Millionaire Maker.<p>When creating a lineup, deciding whether or not to roster a couple of …

Fantasy Football Draft Strategy 2015: Blueprint to Forming a Winning Squad

The first rule of fantasy football: Don't talk about your fantasy football team to NFL players, particularly Jeremy Maclin:<p>To the chagrin of the new Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver, let's take a second to examine his value for fantasy gamers with upcoming drafts. At first, nobody wanted any part …

Fantasy Football 2015: RB Rankings and Sleepers to Grab Early

Running backs rule the roost this time of year, with fantasy football drafts in high gear.<p>It's funny, as the position doesn't seem anywhere near as important in the real deal. Committees behind strong lines can work wonders with any nameplate on jerseys, the rare exception being the Marshawn …

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Fantasy Football Sleepers 2015: Top Hidden Gems at Every Fantasy Position

With so much information at our disposal, the term “sleeper” is nearing extinction in fantasy football. Twitter is a 24/7 stream of football updates, and all it takes is a video of one nice run from a player who had been relatively unknown to go viral before his sleeper status is eliminated.<p>In …

Who are the running backs to watch near the goal line? NFL Nation has the answers

Which running backs will be gobbling up short-yardage rushing scores? NFL Nation reporters identify the ball carriers who could be top producers for …

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Fantasy Football 2015: Positional Rankings, Team Names and More for Your Draft

The fantasy football picture continues to get clearer as the NFL's preseason progresses, and with most drafts likely to occur within the next few weeks, there is no better time to start preparing.<p>Significant injuries to star players like Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and Carolina …

Fantasy Football 2015: Mock Draft Strategy, Cheatsheet Info for Preseason Prep

As NFL teams begin to ramp up their preparations with the regular season on the horizon, draft season is beginning to heat up in the world of fantasy football. While the pros play exhibition games to get ready, fantasy owners can use mock drafts.<p>It's always easy to pinpoint which participants are …

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2015 Fantasy Football Draft Guide: The Ultimate Blueprint

Draft day is one of the best days of the year.<p>It could be the start of a championship run. Or it could be the peak of a season that’s destined to fail.<p>The good news is everyone gets to start from scratch and build their team to the best of their abilities. Draft position can be important, but it’s …

Fantasy Football 2015: Who Are This Year's Riskiest Draft Picks?

With fantasy drafts in full swing, it’s time to take a look at this year’s riskiest picks. There's nothing wrong with rolling the dice every once in a while—"no risk, no reward" does have some merit—but there are some players who are riskier than others for a variety of reasons: injury concerns, a …

Fantasy football sleeper running backs in 2015

You need all your running backs to be successful in fantasy football, not just the first ones. When you're digging deep, who should you look for to be a sleeper running back in 2015?<p>The old saying goes that you can't win your league in the first round, but you can lose it. Here, we're focusing on …

2015 NFL Predictions: Fantasy Studs and Duds at Every Position

The NFL preseason has begun, which means that fantasy league drafts are shifting into high gear. Chances are at this point you've completed a mock draft or two and are in the process of ranking your players.<p>Some players are just a great investment, while others immediately have red flags. We'll …

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