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Todd Gurley
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As we move closer to the football season let’s take a look at the fantasy options in the NFC West.
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Five Stars
Chandler Catanzaro, K, Arizona Cardinals
Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angele Rams
David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks Defense
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Four Stars
Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks
Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco 49ers
Steven Hauschka, K, Seattle Seahawks
Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Arizona Cardinals Defense
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Three Stars
Tavon Austin, WR, Los Angeles Rams
John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Phil Dawson, K, San Francisco 49ers
Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Greg Zuerlein, K, Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams Defense
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Two Stars
Kenny Britt, WR, Los Angeles Rams
Blaine Gabbert, QB, San Francisco 49ers
Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams
Chris Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Jermaine Kearse, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Vance McDonald, TE, San Francisco 49ers
Torrey Smith, WR, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers Defense
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One Star
Shaun Draughn, RB, San Francisco 49ers
Bruce Ellington, WR, San Francisco 49ers
Darren Fells, TE, Arizona Cardinals
Lance Kendricks, TE, Los Angeles Rams
Christine Michael, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Quinton Patton, WR, San Francisco 49ers
C.J. Prosise, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Brian Quick, WR, Los Angeles Rams
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Josh Gordon
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The NFL will allow Josh Gordon to play in Week 5 despite numerous transgressions. He’ll serve the same suspension time in 2016 as Tom Brady, further proving the idiocy of Roger Goodell. That’s neither here nor there though. The important thing to determine is if Josh Gordon can help your fantasy team
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With Gordon there is always going to be a disclaimer. Any projection for Gordon is subject to whether or not Gordon can keep his nose clean. That is obviously the risk you take if you use a draft pick on Gordon. Another failed test or incident will end his season and possibly his career.
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Gordon has not played since 2014. It seems like an eternity ago that he dominated the league by catching 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns despite missing two games due to suspension. Going that long without playing and even longer since he was a dominant performer causes some concern, but Gordon is just 25 years old.
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When Gordon dominated he did so with a combination on Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden and Brian Hoyer. He doesn’t exactly have Bernie Kosar throwing it to him, but Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown figure to provide better quarterback play than Gordon previously received.
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Gordon, at 6’3, 225 pounds is a physical receiver with great speed and athleticism. Although I wouldn’t draft him as a #15 fantasy receiver, I do believe he has the capability of performing like one. Total numbers will take a hit because he’ll miss four games, but the final 11 or 12 games (depending on your league rules) are more important that the first four. I currently have him ranked as a low-end WR2.
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How you choose to draft Gordon will depend on how much of a risk taker you are. He is certainly a wild card.
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Cam Newton dance
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As we move closer to the football season let’s take a look at the fantasy options in the NFC South.
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Five Stars
Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
Brandin Cooks, WR, New Orleans Saints
Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
Julio Jones, WR, Carolina Panthers
Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers Defense
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Four Stars
Coby Fleener, TE, New Orleans Saints
Graham Gano, K, Carolina Panthers
Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints
Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers
Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Three Stars
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers
Matt Bryant, K, Atlanta Falcons
Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers
Ted Ginn, WR, Carolina Panthers
Vincent Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Jacob Tamme, TE, Atlanta Falcons
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Two Stars
Roberto Aguayo, K, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Carolina Panthers
Tevin Campbell, RB, Atlant Falcons
Tim Hightowner, RB, New Orleans Saints
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Willie Snead, WR, New Orleans Saints
C.J. Spiller, RB, New Orleans Saints
Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints
Atlanta Falcons Defense
New Orleans Saints Defense
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense
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One Star
Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Justin Hardy, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Louis Murphy, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Mike Foltynewicz
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Mike Foltynewicz, Atlanta Braves at Minnesota Twins
Foltynewicz is 3-4 despite a 3.79 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. He’s a decent bet to even his record against the Twins.
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Season Totals: 90 Starts, 33-26, 541.2 IP, 422 Ks, 3.76 ERA (226 Earned Runs), 1.24 WHIP (520 hits, 151 walks)

Lucas Harrell
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Lucas Harrell, Atlanta Braves at Minnesota Twins
Harrell is 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA, including a 3.29 ERA on the road.
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Season Totals: 90 Starts, 33-26, 541.2 IP, 422 Ks, 3.76 ERA (226 Earned Runs), 1.24 WHIP (520 hits, 151 walks)

 

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Adrian Peterson vikings
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As we move closer to the football season let’s take a look at the fantasy options in the NFC North.
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Five Stars
Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears
Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
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Four Stars
Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers
Mason Crosby, K, Green Bay Packers
Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions
Golden Tate, WR, Detroit Lions
Blair Walsh, K, Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings Defense
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Three Stars
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Detroit Lions
Jared Cook, TE, Green Bay Packers
Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears
Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions
Robbie Gould, K, Chicago Bears
Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions
Jeremy Langford, RB, Chicago Bears
Matt Prater, K, Detroit Lions
Kevin White, WR, Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers Defense
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Two Stars
Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Charles Johnson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
T.J. Jones, WR, Detroit Lions
Zach Miller, TE, Chicago Bears
Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions
Richard Rodgers, TE, Green Bay Packers
Eddie Royal, WR, Chicago Bears
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings
Laquon Treadwell, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Chicago Bears Defense
Detroit Lions Defense
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One Star
Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears
Jarius Wright, WR, Minnesota Vikings
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Yovani Gallardo
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Yovani Gallardo, Baltimore Orioles vs. Colorado Rockies
Gallardo is 3-2 with a 5.69 ERA, but is 2-0 at home with a 3.54 ERA.
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Season Totals: 89 Starts, 33-26, 535 IP, 416 Ks, 3.77 ERA (224 Earned Runs), 1.24 WHIP (515 hits, 149 walks)

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Odell Beckham
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As we move closer to the football season let’s take a look at the fantasy options in the NFC East.
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Five Stars
Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, New York Giants
Dex Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys
Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins
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Four Stars
Josh Brown, K, New York Giants
Kirk Cousins , QB, Washington Redskins
Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants
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Three Stars
Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys
Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Dustin Hopkins, K, Washington Redskins
DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington Redskins
Rashad Jennings, RB, New York Giants
Matt Jones, RB, Washington Redskins
Ryan Mathews, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Cody Parkey, K, Philadelphia Eagles
Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys
Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants
Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys Defense
New York Giants Defense
Philadelphia Eagles Defense
Washington Redskins Defense
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Two Stars
Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Sam Bradford, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Brent Celek, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants
Larry Donnell, TE, New York Giants
Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins
Darren McFadden, RB, Dallas Cowboys
Alfred Morris, RB, Dallas Cowboys
Rueben Randle, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Will Tye, TE, New York Giants
Shane Vereen, RB, New York Giants
Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys
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One Star
Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins
Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins
Chris Givens, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
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Kendall Graveman
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Kendall Graveman, Oakland A’s vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Graveman is 6-6 with a 4.25 ERA, but has a 2.91 ERA in 43.1 innings of home starts. Graveman has a 3.63 lifetime ERA at Oakland Coliseum and a 2.04 ERA against the Rays in 17.2 innings.
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Season Totals: 87 Starts, 32-25, 520.2 IP, 404 Ks, 3.79 ERA (219 Earned Runs), 1.24 WHIP (500 hits, 147 walks)

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Jay Ajayi
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Arian Foster’s signing puts a damper on Jay Ajayi’s fantasy forecast for the upcoming NFL season. He is a running back that has topped 1,200 rushing yards with double-digit touchdowns in four of the past six seasons. As long as he can stay healthy, Foster should get plenty of touches this year, but there should be enough to go around.
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Foster will turn 30 before the year start. He has missed nearly half (23 of 48) of his games the previous three seasons. Most recently Foster lost all but four games of the 2015 season, which was cut short by an Achilles’ tear. He finished with 163 yards on 63 carries for a paltry 2.6 yards per carry average. Foster did manage to catch 22 passes. His receiving totals (227 yards, 2 touchdowns) exceeded his rushing totals (163 yards, 1 touchdown).
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That is the way I envision Foster doing most of his damage. He has proved himself capable of thriving in the passing game, catching 241 passes in 70 games since 2010. That is good for 3.4 receptions per game. He seems to embrace that role. In a recent interview with the Miami Herald, he stated that his strength at this stage of his career is “route-running and catching the ball out of the backfield” and that Adam Gase knows how to “steer the ship and that he’s happy to have a seat on the boat.” His is willing to accept whatever role the Dolphins find for him.
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Ajayi ran for 187 yards on 49 carries (3.8 ypc) as a rookie, adding seven catches for 90 yards in nine games. He should be able to improve in year two. The Dolphins drafted Rookie Laremy Tunsil and added Jermon Bushrod from the Bears to improve their guard play. Branden Albert has worked on his conditioning and should be more effective in 2016. Improved offensive line and having a year under his belt should help Ajayi develop in Year 2.
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Foster’s presence does make Ajayi more of a RB3 option. There is always the possibility that the veteran Foster wins the starting job about from Ajayi at some point. That’s something to keep in mind during your fantasy draft.


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