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Five things we Have Learned in Fantasy Week Three

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This week in fantasy saw more of the regular players coming to fruition. Mike Evans pretended to be a tight end and smoked the New York Giants. Russell Wilson helped a lot of people win leagues with garbage time points. Two of the replacement quarterbacks finished in the top six for the week in PPR. Let’s have a look at what other things we learned in fantasy this week. 1. Daniel Jones could be a worthwhile play A seismic change happened for the G-men during last week. As starting quarterback and offence hostage taker Eli Manning lost his starting job …

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Five Things We Have learned in Fantasy Week One

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After seven months in the wilderness the NFL is back, and week one didn’t disappoint. After a bit of rustiness in the first game on Thursday night between the Packers and Bears, the Sunday slate of games gave us a more optimism of for fantasy players. Below are five lessons we have learnt from week one. Remember this only week one and by the time week two is in the books then all this could be irrelevant. 1.  Start Everyone Against Miami It was safe to say we wasn’t expecting the Miami Dolphins to set the league alight but was …

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Is the Air Raid About to the Take The NFL By Storm?

Offensive masterminds are all the rage in NFL coaching circles. During the offseason, coaching searches largely focused almost exclusively on finding the “next Sean McVay”; so much so that the standard joke became that anyone who’d met the Rams Head Coach was automatically added to every team’s shortlist. The most extreme outcome of this approach seemed to take place in Arizona where the team dumped Steve Wilks after only one season and went about a complete 180-degree turnaround in organisational direction. The Cardinals search ended with the appointment of former Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury, a move, that on …

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Draft Reaction Days 1 & 2

What Just Happened?   The NFL Draft is a rollercoaster of emotions. For some players the culmination of their dream of reaching the league, for GMs and owners hope springs eternal as they attempt to to restock their rosters ahead of the new season and for dynasty owners a whirlwind of peaks and valleys as draft crushes find their landing spots either cementing their status or finding themselves buried behind Todd Gurley.   This years draft was dominated by linemen with a particular run on what has been described as a “historic” defensive line class. The impact on skill players ...
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The Inaugural Kickers Matter Rookie Mock

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We’re less than a week from the NFL Draft so Easter weekend seemed like the perfect time to gather together the Kickers Matter podcast hosts (minus Steve who was sunning himself in Florida)  and a couple of website contributors to pull together the first ever Kickers Matter Twitter Rookie Mock draft.   Based on a 12 team, single QB, 1 PPR league the picks rotated between Jason, Jamie, Jack and Allan, each selecting three of the twelve teams across two rounds of the draft. The results threw some fascinating results for anyone blind drafting before next weekend. The team will ...
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Ideal Rookie Landing Spots Part 3

The final part of the ideal landing spots series takes a look at Penn State’s Miles Sanders, Kelvin Harmon of NC State, Andy Isabella of the Baltimore Ravens, Alexander Mattison of Boise State and Justice Hill of Oklahoma State.   Miles Sanders - Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Rumours out of off season activities in Tampa are building hype around Ronald Jones, last season’s second round pick out of USC but I’m struggling to imagine new Head Coach Bruce Arians trusting his running attack to Jones, Peyton Barber and the recently added Andre Ellington.   Sanders offers a three down skill set ...
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State of the Franchises

State of the franchises
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It’s Mike Boone you want, not Chris Warren

Every dynasty owner loves a deep sleeper. Few things can change how you feel about a particular team more than picking up a little known player who transforms his value from practically nothing into being a fantasy superstar. I’m pretty sure I will always rank Adam Thielen higher than most due to picking him up off waivers in one league after week 5 of the 2014 season.   Last week Jack sang the praises of one such player. Chris Warren of the Oakland Raiders is the kind of deep stash who has the potential to win people leagues. His preseason ...
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DEEP DYNASTY LEAGUE STASHES PART 3

Chris Warren RB Oakland Raiders So I’m gonna start this by saying if you are in a league with myself, or Steve you are not getting Chris Warren. Warren attended the University of Texas. There he set their single-game freshman rushing record with 276 yards and four touchdowns against Texas Tech University late in 2015. Warren went undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft and signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 7, 2018.   Warren was a rising star in the preseason of 2018 before he got injured. Warren is a downhill runner, who keeps ...
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The Human Milk Float

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Who’s the human milk float you ask? Derrick Henry, running back of the Tennessee Titans. Henry in most Dynasty RB rankings is somewhere between RB17-RB25, I have him at RB33. There is not a chance that I'm touching Henry in dynasty, redraft or any other format he has burned me too many times. The people who like Derrick Henry are the same people that said he was going to break out last year, then finally got a sniff of that heroine at the end of the year.   Yes, the 5-game stretch Henry, finished atop his respective position, as fantasy's ...
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