LestersLegends Best Fantasy Football Team Name Contest

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The 2015 fantasy football season is around the corner. Not only do you have to put in the prep work for your fantasy football draft, but you gotta come up with a cool team name. The 2015 Lester’s Legends Best Fantasy Football Team Name Contest gives you a chance to show off how clever you are. Not only will you have the bragging rights, but you have a chance to take home a prize. The winner will take home a $25 gift certificate.
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All you need to win is a creative name and contact information to get your prize. You can reference football players, songs, movies, whatever. Just be original and keep it somewhat clean. Avoid the low hanging fruit (Aaron Hernandez, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson) if you’re looking to win the prize.
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Limit three team names per entrant. The contest will be open until August 17th. We will then narrow it down to ten team names and determine the winner. Scroll down past the entries below to submit your names.
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Here are the 2014 finalists:
Clear eyes, Foles Hearts, Can’t Lose 
For Whom Le’ Bell Tolls 
Joiquierro Taco Bell 
Kuechly in the Bedroom 
Le’Veon on a Prayer 
Saved by Le’ Bell 
Sons of anArchie (2014 contest winner)
The Walking Dez 
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Here are the 2013 finalists:
Blair Walsh Project 
Blurred Tynes 
Come Helu High Water
Harvin hip problems, I feel bad for you son
Luck B a Brady 2Nite 
I Find Urlacher Faith Disturbing 
I Pitta the Fool (2013 contest winner)
The Land Before Tynes 
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Here are the 2012 finalists:
50 Shades of Heyward Bey
Biggie Smalls is the Hillis
Helu… Is it me you’re looking for?
Here’s my number, so call me Brady
Percy Control
RG3P0  (2012 contest winner)
Sexy Andy knows it
Teenage Newton Ninja Turtles
That’s a McCown Question Bro
Weeden’t Start The Fire
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Here are the 2011 finalists:
Avoid the Lloyd
Belichick yourself b4 you REX yourself (2011 contest winner)
Brady Back Ribs
Burrested Development
Flaccoroni N Cheese
It’s all about the ReX’s & tOe’s
Plaxidental Shooting
Shot through Gerhart, and You’re to Blame
The Hillis have Eyes
Throw Mamma from the Torain
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Here are the 2010 finalists:
A Kolb Day in Hell
Cooley than the Other Side of the Pillow

Corn on the Schaub

Dezzie Does Dallas
(2010 contest winner)
Henne Nut Cheerios

Ix-nay on the Heyward-Bey – Reid
Revis and Butthead

Schaub Shank Redemption

Texas Chainsaw Massaquoi

The Godfavre

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Here are the 2009 finalists:
Kibbles and Vicks (2009 contest winner)
Eli-The Other White Manning
Forgetting Brandon Marshall
Cassel Greyskull
ScoobyDrewBreesDoo!
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NFL: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants.
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The 2014 NFL Draft yielded an impressive group of first year players headlined by Odell Beckham, Jr. Here is a look at the members of the class that will likely make an impact in 2015.
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Studs
Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants – ODB finished his rookie season with 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’s as talented as any receiver in the league.
Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers – Benjamin had 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns despite a banged up Cam Newton.
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Evans finished with 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014 and he should have an upgrade at QB with Jameis Winston.
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Starters
Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers – Bryant had just 549 yards, but caught eight touchdowns. The 6’4″ Bryant should develop in year 2.
Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints – Cooks had 53 catches for 550 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games. With Jimmy Graham gone, look for more from Cooks.
Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles – Matthews had 872 yards and eight touchdowns in Chip Kelly’s explosive offense. Jeremy Maclin is gone so Matthews is the primary threat.
Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills – Watkins quietly posted 982 yards and six touchdowns. In most seasons those are solid numbers for a rookie.
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Substitutes
John Brown, Arizona Cardinals – Brown had 696 yards and five touchdowns and has been impressive in offseason workouts. He could easily emerge as a starter.
Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars – Had 677 yards and six touchdowns. Pretty sweet for an undrafted free agent.
Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins – Caught 84 passes for 758 yards and five touchdowns. PPR asset.
Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars – Robinson caught 48 passes for 548 yards as a rookie.
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‘Shots
Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers – Adams had 446 yards as a rookie. The only thing keeping Adams from a huge season is opportunity.
Taylor Gabriel, Cleveland Browns – Gabriel had 621 yards last year.
Cody Latimer, Denver Broncos – Latimer has an opportunity as Denver’s #3 receiver to become the latest star created by Peyton Manning.
Marqise Lee, Jacksonville Jaguars – Lee had 422 yards as a rookie. A knee injury has limited his time to develop.
Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts – Moncrief had 444 yards and three touchdowns last year, but Indy added Andre Johnson.
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Melvin Gordon
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Fantasy Football season is right around the corner and it’s time get prepped and ready. In 2015-16 a crop of familiar names will hit draft boards everywhere in the first few rounds. This time around though, a plan needs to be in place for one of the best rookie crops to hit the fantasy stock in years. Yes, rookies enter the league every season, but it’s been quite a while since so many teams have had so many vacancies in skill positions.
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First up, expect Melvin Gordon to surprise in your draft. The Wisconsin rookie in San Diego is the hands down favorite to replace Ryan Mathews in the Chargers running back role. Legendary tight end Antonio Gates has also been suspended for the first four games of the season for PED use, so the run game will be crucial early on.
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At wide receiver, watch for Devin Funchess to have an immediate impact for the Carolina Panthers, where he could be this year’s Odell Beckham Jr. OBJ excelled in his rookie campaign due to opponents’ constant focus on Victor Cruz. I expect Kelvin Benjamin to get the Cruz treatment coming off his solid first season in Panther blue. Funchess will get a great opportunity to tally the yards early on when the Panthers take on one of the league’s worst defenses last season. The NFL betting line at TopBet sportsbook has Carolina walking all over their 1995 expansion cousin Jacksonville Jaguars in week one.
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If you’re bold enough to take a risk on a rookie this season, you could be holding the hardware in 2016.
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C.J. Spiller Saints
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C.J. Spiller has been full of promise since he came into the league as a first round pick out of Clemson. Other than a brilliant 2012 season Spiller has been largely disappointing. Don’t expect a monster campaign out of the sixth year back unless Mark Ingram succumbs to injury, but he should be heavily targeted in the passing game.
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Drew Brees has a history of connecting with running backs in the passing game. Reggie Bush caught 294 passes in 60 games (4.9 receptions per game) in his five seasons with Brees. Darren Sproles caught 188 passes in 44 games (4.3 receptions per game) in his three years with Brees. LaDainian Tomlinson caught 283 passes in 63 games (4.5 receptions per game) in his four seasons with Brees. Pierre Thomas had 211 receptions in 58 games (3.6 receptions per game) over the past four seasons. Spiller should be the next in line. Click here if you want to get in on the action for the upcoming NFL season.
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Spiller has 3,321 yards on 668 carries for an impressive 5.0 yards per carry average. Unfortunately he has managed just 133.6 carries per season with just 12 rushing touchdowns. If he can stay healthy look for 6-8 carries per game for Spiller, which should net somewhere around 500-600 rushing yards with a couple of scores on the ground.
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Where I anticipate Spiller to do the dames is in the passing game. Spiller has yet to experience quality quarterback play, but that will change with future Hall of Famer Brees. Spiller has 158 receptions in 70 games (2.3 receptions per game) for 1,195 (17.1 yards per game). It would not be surprising to see his reception total per game double with an even larger increase in his yards per game.
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Spiller should be a solid flex option in PPR leagues with RB2 upside.
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Amari Cooper camp
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Here’s the LestersLegends’ look at the 2015 NFL rookie wide receiver class.
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1. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
Amari Cooper caught 124 passes last year for 1727 yard and 16 touchdowns for Alabama. He’ll be the number one option for the Raiders and should be targeted early and often by Derek Carr.
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2. Kevin White, Chicago Bears
Kevin White should start opposite of Alshon Jeffery. He caught 109 passes for 1447 yards and 10 touchdowns. Cutler won’t shy away from getting the ball from 6’3″ rookie out of West Virginia.
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3. Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles have plenty of production up for grabs after Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy moved on. Nelson Agholor should take some of it. He caught 104 passes for 1313 yards and 12 touchdowns for USC last year.
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4. Breshad Perriman, Baltimore Ravens
Breshad Perriman should gobble up some of the targets that were directed at Torrey Smith. He had 1044 yards and nine touchdowns on 50 catches at Central Florida. The big play receiver should be a good fit for Joe Flacco.
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5. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins
DeVante Parker could be slow to start the year because of a foot injury, but could finish strong. He had 855 yards and five touchdowns in six games last year for Louisville.
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Melvin Gordon NFL Draft  Todd Gurley NFL Draft
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Now that the NFL draft is behind us it is time for fantasy football nuts to start breaking down the rookies. Here’s the LestersLegends’ look at the 2015 NFL rookie running back class.
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1.Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers
Melvin Gordon ran for 2,587 yards and 29 touchdowns last year for Wisconsin. He caught 19 passes for an additional 153 yards and three touchdowns. Gordon dominated Nebraska last year for 408 yards and four touchdowns. In 2013 Gordon had 1,609 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’ll tote the rock immediate for the Bolts and should have the biggest impact among rookie running backs.
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2. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
Todd Gurley is an amazing talent when healthy. His health is his weakness though. Gurley was limited to six games last year, but he managed 911 yards and nine touchdowns. He had 989 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013 despite missing three games. Gurley played the full season as a rookie, which resulted in 1,385 yards and 17 touchdowns. The 6’1″, 222 pound Gurley shouldn’t have much trouble supplanting Tre Mason as the lead back. I prefer Gurley to Gordon in dynasty leagues.
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3. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
Tevin Coleman has a solid shot of the feature back role for the Falcons. He ran for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns last year for Indiana. Devonta Freeman figures to be more of a third down back.
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4. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
T.J. Yeldon has to earn carries away from Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson, but clearly he’s the future of the Jaguars’ running game. He ranks third in dynasty leagues. Yeldon 1,272 total yards and 13 touchdowns over the past three years at Alabama. At 6’1″, 226 pounds he should be a force.
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5. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
Ameer Abdullah lands in a talented offense, but has to share the load with Joique Bell. He ran for 1,611 yards and 19 touchdowns last year and 1,690 and nine scores in 2013. Abdullah averaged 24 catches over the past three years, but Bell will likely handle third down duties.
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NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Press Conference
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Now that the NFL draft is behind us it is time for fantasy football nuts to start breaking down the rookies. Here’s the LestersLegends’ look at the 2015 NFL rookie quarterback class.
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1. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jameis Winston threw for 3,907 yards and 25 touchdowns, which was a step back from the 4,057 yard and 40 touchdowns he produced as a freshman. He should hit the ground running with Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson in his arsenal.
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2. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
Marcus Mariota will have more of an adjustment to the NFL game. He threw for 2,677 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2012, 3,665 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2013 and 4,454 yards and 42 touchdowns last year while averaging 745.7 yards and 9.7 touchdowns on the ground. Kendall Wright, Harry Douglas and Delanie Walker give him some decent options.
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3. Bryce Petty, New York Jets
Bryce Petty averaged 4,027.5 yards and 30.5 touchdowns over the past two seasons. He ran for 14 touchdowns in 2013. Petty likely won’t get a look this season for the Jets.
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4. Sean Mannion, St. Louis Rams
Sean Mannion threw for 4.662 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2013, but dipped to 3,164 yards and 15 touchdowns last year. He also isn’t likely to get any run in 2015. Garrett Grayson and Brett Hundley are better dynasty options.
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