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Here’s a look at the 2016 IDP Rankings.
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1. J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
2. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
3. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
4. Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5. Jamie Collins, Cleveland Browns
6. Alec Ogletree, Los Angeles Rams
7. Olivier Vernon, New York Giants
8. Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars
9. Telvin Smith, Jacksonville Jaguars
10. Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
11. C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
12. Sean Lee, Dallas Cowboys
13. Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants
14. Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh Steelers
15. Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers
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Here is an early look at fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Houston Texans
2. Denver Broncos
3. Seattle Seahawks
4. Kansas City Chiefs
5. New England Patriots
6. Arizona Cardinals
7. Minnesota Vikings
8. Carolina Panthers
9. Los Angeles Rams
10.  New York Giants
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Stephen Gostkowski
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Here is an early look at fantasy football kicker rankings.
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1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
2. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
3. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
4. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
5. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
6. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts
7. Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland Raiders
8. Blair Walsh, Seattla Seahawks
9. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
10. Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers
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Eric Decker escaped New York to a more fantasy friendly destination with the Tennessee Titans. Going from turmoil at quarterback with the Jets to Marcus Mariota, who’s needle is trending up, certainly helps Decker’s stock. It’s a matter of staying healthy now.
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Decker was limited to three games last year and finished with nine catches for 194 yards and a pair of touchdowns. In his previous four seasons, however, Decker averaged 81.5 catches for 1,085.3 yards and 10.3 touchdowns per game.
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Decker has a knack for the end zone and with Tennessee’s running game providing a balance.
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Decker comes with a slight risk as he’s going to a new team, but there is definitely upside. I currently have him just outside of WR2 territory.

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Here is an early look at 2017 wide receiver fantasy football rankings.
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1. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
2. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
3. Antonio Bryant, Pittsburgh Pirates
4. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
5. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
7. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
8. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
9. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
10. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
11. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
12. Brandin Cooks, New England Patriots
13. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
14. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
15. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
16. Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
17. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
18. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
19. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
20. Terrelle Pryor, Washington Redskins
21. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
22. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
23. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders
24. Brandon Marshall, New York Giants
25. Eric Decker, Tennessee Titans
26. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
27. DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
28. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
29. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
30. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
31. Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts
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Here is an early look at tight end fantasy football rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
3. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
4. Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals
5. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
6. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
7. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
8. Martellus Bennett, Green Bay Packers
9. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
10. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
11. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers
12. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions
13. Coby Fleener, New Orleans Saints
14. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts
15. C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston Texans
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With the NFL Draft behind us it is time to start thinking about next year’s fantasy football landscape. Here is an early look at quarterbacks.
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1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
3. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
4. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
5. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
6. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
8. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
9. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Marcus Mariotta, Tennessee Titans
11. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
12. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
13. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers
14. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
15. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
16. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
17. Eli Manning, New York Giants
18. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
19. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
20. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins
21. Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills
22. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
23. Sam Bradford, Minnesota Vikings
24. Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars
25. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
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With the NFL Draft behind us it is time to start thinking about next year’s fantasy football landscape. Here is an early look at running backs.
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The Elite (Interchangeable)
1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
3. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
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The Rest
4. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
5. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
6. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
7. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
8. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
9. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
10. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
11. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
12. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
13. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
14. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
15. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 40ers
16. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
17. Eddie Lacy, Seattle Seahawks
18. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
19. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
20. Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins
21. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
22. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
23. Adrian Peterson, New Orleans Saints
24. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
25. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
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The tight end position remains top heavy with the most talented option a risk of his own due to injury history. Whether you are checking out new betting sites or trying to figure out which keepers you should hold on to, a little research is needed. Here’s a look at the tight end landscape
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The Elite
Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots – When healthy and not making White House press briefing appearances, he is in a league of his own. Gronk was limited to eight games last year, finishing with 540 yards and three touchdowns. Every season that he plays in at least ten games he has had double-digit touchdowns. He has to be the first tight end to come off the board, but he is accompanied by a massive risk.
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The Next Tier
Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks – Returned to form with 65 catches for 923 yards and six scores. Graham is capable of even more.
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs – Led all tight ends with 1,125 yards and finished second with 85 receptions. A little light on the touchdowns (4) to share a spot with Gronk in the elite status.
Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers – Like Kelce he was light on the TD front (3), but caught 80 passes for 1,073 yards. This while Cam Newton was not at his best.
Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins – 66 catches for 686 yards and 6 touchdowns. Limited to 12 games. Has never played a full season. Huge talent with health risks.
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Strong Options
Martellus Bennett, Green Bay Packers – 55 catches for 701 yards and seven TDs. Going from Brady to Rodgers won’t hurt his value.
Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati  Bengals – Limited to 8 games. Finished with 394 yards and five TDs. Strong bet for double-digit scores if he stays healthy.
Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles – 78 catches for 816 yards and four touchdowns. Should continue to be on the rise.
Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings – Jived with Sam Bradford to the tune of 83 catches for 840 yards and seven scores.
Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans – 65 catches for 800 yards and seven scores.
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Up and Coming
Dwayne Allen, New England Patriots – Just 35 catches for 406 yards and 6 TDs. Brady will likely make him a star.
Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 57 catches for 660 yards and eight TDs.
Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions – 61 catches for 711 yards and a touchdown.
Ladarius Green, Pittsburgh Steelers – 18 catches for 304 yards and a touchdown in six games.
Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers – 36 catches for 478 yards and eight scores. Ready to surpass Antonio Gates.
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Veterans
Coby Fleener, New Orleans Saints – 50 catches for 631 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Antonio Gates, Los Angeles Chargers – 53 catches for 548 yards and seven TDs.
Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens – Quietly led all TEs with 86 receptions to go along with 729 yards and a pair of TDs.
Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys – 69 catches for 673 yards and three TDs.
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By Josh Williams

 

One of the great things about the National Football League is that there are always headlines and stories throughout the entire year, including the offseason. With free agency already starting and the NFL Draft approaching, this is a great time to look forward to the start of the season. With that said, here is a look at who you should be targeting for your Fantasy Football team next season.

Must Have Players

 

Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Le’Veon Bell

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At age 25, Bell will be entering the prime of his career. Bell should be healthy after having groin surgery to repair the injury that bothered him during the playoffs. Bell is known for his patient style of running and rushed for over 1,200 yards last season. Bell also caught 75 passes out of the backfield. He should have another big season. Of course, everything is depending on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returning.

 

Arizona Cardinals Running Back David Johnson

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Johnson sprained his MCL in the final game of the season, but should be healthy for the start of training camp. Johnson had a fantastic season and made a lot of fantasy football owners very happy. Johnson scored 20 touchdowns and nearly gained a 1,000 yards both rushing and receiving. Stud running backs are hard to come by in fantasy football, so if you have the chance to draft Johnson, do so without blinking. With defenses making him the focal point of their game plan, he may not score 20 touchdowns again, however Johnson will still make fantasy owners rejoice this season.

 

Dallas Cowboys Running Back Ezekiel Elliott

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The fourth overall pick in last year’s NFL Draft, Elliott took the league by storm as a rookie, leading the league in rushing by gaining 1,631 yards to go along with 15 rushing touchdowns. Will Elliott suffer a sophomore slump? It is extremely unlikely given the talent that surrounds Elliott in quarterback Dak Prescott, tight end Jason Witten, and wide receiver Dez Bryant. The Cowboys also have arguably the best offensive line in football, so Elliott could potentially surpass his rookie year.

 

Atlanta Falcons Wide Receiver Julio Jones

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Julio Jones has a scary combination of size and speed that makes him a matchup nightmare for defenses. Jones was impacted by a painful foot injury in the playoffs and still dominated. When healthy, Jones is one of the NFL’s most dangerous weapons and should be targeted early in the fantasy league draft.

 

Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receiver A.J. Green

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Due to injury, Green failed to gain over 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his career last season, which is a sign of how great a player Green is. Green makes great use of his 6’4” frame to win jump balls over smaller defensive backs. If healthy, Green should have another outstanding season.

 

Quarterbacks To Target

 

Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers

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Rodgers remains the most talented quarterback in the NFL. Despite the major injuries on offense, Rodgers almost single handedly lead the Packers to the Super Bowl. Even in a down year, Rodgers still threw for 40 touchdowns and over 4,000 yards passing.

 

New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady

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At this point, you can make a strong argument that Brady is the best player of all-time. Looking for his sixth Super Bowl ring this season, Brady could have one of his best seasons as the team recently acquired speedster wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

 

Breakout Players

 

Los Angeles Chargers Running Back Melvin Gordon

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Gordon could be primed to cement himself as one of the best running backs in the NFL. Entering his third year, Gordon should rush for over 1,000 in his career for the first time and record his second straight season of scoring double digit touchdowns.

 

Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz

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Wentz had a solid if not spectacular rookie year. However, The Eagles have given Wentz some weapons this offseason in wide receivers Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery to go along with Jordan Matthews. Wentz could have a big year.

 

Players To Avoid

 

New York Giants Wide Receiver Sterling Shepard

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Shepard enjoyed a nice rookie season, scoring eight touchdowns. His role seemed like it would be increasing following the release of Victor Cruz, then the Giants went out and signed Brandon Marshall.

 

Cincinnati Bengals Running Back Jeremy Hill

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Hill has stagnated since his nice rookie season, and now he’ll try to get back on track behind a Bengals offensive line that just lost its two best linemen in Kevin Zeitler and Andrew Whitworth during free agency. You should avoid Hill even as a low round pick.

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