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Featured Pros: Early Fantasy Football Sleepers
Wed, May 30
Featured Pros: Early Fantasy Football Sleepers
What running back outside the top 50, is your top sleeper candidate?
Ty Montgomery was a top 5 RB during the first three weeks of 2017 until he got injured. That was when their depth chart included Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones. Aaron Rodgers loves Ty Montgomery and lost his BFF, Jordy Nelson. Obviously, the two rookie running backs got experience last year and could absolutely be far more involved. But for Montgomery to drop out of the top 50 seems to be an overreaction.

What wide receiver outside the top 60, is your top sleeper candidate?
John Ross had as bad a rookie season as is possible. Literally, he scored negative fantasy points. That being said, no one expected the rookie-curmudgeon, Marin Lewis, to give his rookie WR enough playing time to be valuable. Fast forward a year and all the reports out of camp are glowing about the work Ross has put in. As a top 10 drafted rookie last year, it's inconceivable to think he won't get work this year especially while Brandon LaFell is 31 years old and on the way out of town.

What tight end outside the top 20, is your top sleeper candidate?
Ricky Seals-Jones exploded onto the scene last year in his first two starts as an undrafted rookie. General Manager Steve Keim has said that he believes the Cardinals have indeed found their pass-catching verticle-threat tight end that they have been looking for over the previous years. Add in the rarely-reported Week 17 torn Achilles to Jermaine Gresham that could likely keep him away from starting the season and Seals-Jones has a path to fantasy success.

Featured Pros: Free Agency Winners & Losers
Thu, Mar 15
Featured Pros: Free Agency Winners & Losers
What player has seen his fantasy value increase the most as a result of free agency?
Jerick McKinnon has gone from a backup or a handcuff to a potential top 12 RB. It might be a little early to know exactly what McKinnon's workload will be with the 49ers, but if you look the money they gave him it's a safe bet that he will be the predominate runner. Last season Carlos Hyde caught 59 balls in this Kyle Shanahan system, something that isn't his strength. McKinnon is a great pass catcher however and should thrive as a hand-picked Shanahan running back.

What player has seen his fantasy value decrease the most as a result of free agency?
Carlos Hyde had a great opportunity to find a new, better team this offseason than his San Francisco 49ers. Unfortunately, he didn't take it. He signed with a new, much worse team in the Browns. Duke Johnson will ensure that the 59 receptions Hyde had the year before will disappear. The Browns franchise will ensure that his touchdown opportunities stay low. Plus, there is still the unthinkable situation where the Browns select Saquon Barkley and completely kill Hyde's opportunity. Overall, Hyde went from being an RB1 last year to filling Isaiah Crowell's shoes (RB 30 last season) on a franchise that will probably let people down. Again.

Against the Spread: Conference Round Picks
Thu, Jan 18
Against the Spread: Conference Round Picks
Game: Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots (-9)
Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars (+9)
Blitzing Brady doesn't work. However, getting pressure on Brady while not blitzing, a specialty of the Jaguars, is where you can hurt him. Add in Brady's new hand injury and I'll take the points.

Game: Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles (+3)
Pick: Minnesota Vikings (-3)
The Vikings will be playing at home in the Super Bowl. Their defense is far too good for Foles to put up enough points to keep this game close. What's crazy is that the Vikings offense is starting to look as good as that defense.

Which game pick are you most confident with?
Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots (-9)

Against the Spread: Wild Card Picks
Thu, Jan 4
Against the Spread: Wild Card Picks
Game: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs (-8)
Pick: Tennessee Titans (+8)

Game: Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams (-5)
Pick: Los Angeles Rams (-5)
I spent too long this season doubting the Los Angeles Rams. Their defense is legit and their offense has been a revelation with coach Sean McVay. Atlanta has to go across the country to play a quality team that had one of the best point differentials in the league after just playing a grueling game while the Rams rested starters.

Game: Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars (-8.5)
Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars (-8.5)

Game: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints (-6)
Pick: New Orleans Saints (-6)

Which game pick are you most confident with?
Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams (-5)

Waiver Wire Rankings Week 16
Mon, Dec 18
Waiver Wire Rankings Week 16
Please rank the top readily available waiver wire options (ROS) and publish your rankings.

Give us your thoughts on a waiver wire target (or two) you especially like as a pickup.
Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole are great waiver wire pickups. People will be winning championships this week due to Blake Bortles (yes, I know, gross). The matchup against SF is great, especially now that SF has figured out how to shut down the run. Add in that Marquis Lee is going to miss this game and I don't think you will go wrong picking up and playing either of these JAC WRs.

For owners renting a D/ST in Week 16, what readily available option (under 40%) should they target and why?
The Chicago Bears have been a top ten fantasy defense this year and yet are still available in the vast majority of leagues. I get it, the Bears are not a very good team overall. However, teams usually look much better overall when they get to face the winless Cleveland Browns. Playing at home in what should be a cold weather game against the turnover-prone Browns should make the Bears a very safe play at D/ST.

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