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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?
Kalen Ballage is a frustrating player to project because he underwhelmed in college, never really locking down a feature back role at Arizona State, despite having one of the nation's top athletic profiles.

It is because of the lack of college production, as well as his 4th round draft capital, that has allowed Ballage to be readily available in the late rounds of early drafts. At this price, I am buying. Ballage has arguably the best hands of any back in this class, making him a strong candidate to earn passing down work early on. With feature back size and athleticism, Ballage has the potential to push Kenyon Drake for early down carries as well, giving him a high floor with workhorse upside if he were to learn to play up to his potential at the pro level.

What wide receiver outside the top 60, is your top sleeper candidate?
Albert Wilson will likely be my most owned wide receiver in 2018. Wilson is set to take over in the slot for the Miami Dolphins, hand picked to replace Jarvis Landry.

While no one is expecting Wilson to replicate Landry's production, I do expect Ryan Tannehill to continue to target the slot receiver heavily, especially when trailing, something the Dolphins will be doing often in 2018. A lack of historical production has Wilson going very late in early drafts, but his underwhelming numbers have more to do with being the 4th or 5th option in a conservative Kansas City offense than a lack of ability. An absence of playmakers in Miami will provide Wilson with the opportunity to showcase his talent for the first time in his young career.

What tight end outside the top 20, is your top sleeper candidate?
Ricky Seals-Jones is the perfect late-round tight end. Seals-Jones is young, still learning the position (played wide receiver at Texas A&M), athletic, and could potentially be the number three option in the passing game behind superstars Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson. With the amount of uncertainty plaguing the tight end position, it is not out of the question that Seals-Jones finishes the season as a low-end TE1.

Against the Spread: Super Bowl Picks
Thu, Feb 1
Against the Spread: Super Bowl Picks
Game: Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots (-4.5)
Pick: New England Patriots (-4.5)
The Patriots are simply too talented and experienced for the Eagles to pull off the upset. I expect New England to pull away in the second half, winning by double digits.

Game: Will the combined score be over or under 48 points?
Pick: Under

Game: What will the total combined points be at the end of the game?
Pick: 38

Against the Spread: Conference Round Picks
Thu, Jan 18
Against the Spread: Conference Round Picks
Game: Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots (-9)
Pick: New England Patriots (-9)

Game: Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles (+3)
Pick: Minnesota Vikings (-3)
Minnesota's defense is simply too much for what has been an average Philadelphia offense. Look for the Eagles to struggle to move the ball and Minnesota to do just enough on offense to secure a Super Bowl berth.

Which game pick are you most confident with?
Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles (+3)

Against the Spread: Divisional Round Picks
Wed, Jan 10
Against the Spread: Divisional Round Picks
Game: Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles (+3)
Pick: Atlanta Falcons (-3)
With a high scoring offense led by breakout, second year quarterback Carson Wentz, and a defense that has been dominant against the run, the Eagles earned the NFC's top seed. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, the Eagles have not looked the same since they lost Wentz for the season, back in week fourteen. Look for Atlanta, fresh off their upset of the Rams, to attack the Eagles through the air and do enough defensively against the Nick Foles-led offense to win by a touchdown.

Game: Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots (-13.5)
Pick: New England Patriots (-13.5)

Game: Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers (-7)
Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars (+7)

Game: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings (-4.5)
Pick: New Orleans Saints (+4.5)

Which game pick are you most confident with?
Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles (+3)

Against the Spread: Wild Card Picks
Thu, Jan 4
Against the Spread: Wild Card Picks
Game: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs (-8)
Pick: Kansas City Chiefs (-8)
The Chiefs have outscored their opponents 85-41 over their past three home games. The Titans, limp into Arrowhead having lost three of their last four, being led by a quarterback who finished 2017 passing for 3,232 yards with more interceptions (15) than touchdowns (13). With their lead back looking highly questionable to play and the Chiefs healthy and rested with their key players seeing limited action in week 17, look for the surging Chiefs to be too much for the Titans, winning by double digits.

Game: Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams (-5)
Pick: Atlanta Falcons (+5)
As impressive as the Rams have looked this season, don't underestimate Atlanta. The Falcons bring to Los Angeles both the playmakers and postseason experience to not only keep it close, but potentially pull of an upset.

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?
Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs (-8)

Start/Sit Week 12
Tue, Nov 21
Start/Sit Week 12
Give us a player (non tight end) outside of our top 100 Flex that represents a deep sleeper start and tell us why you think he has upside this week.
It didna??t take Dontrelle Inman long to earn the trust of the Bears coaches and Mitch Trubisky, leading his new team in receiving yards in each of his first two games in Chicago, drawing 13 targets the past two weeks. With a week 12 road game against an Eagles team that combine the leaguea??s toughest run defense (giving up an average of 71 yards per-game) with one of the gamea??s best offenses, look for the normally run-first Bears to attach Philadelphia through the air, which should lead to an abundance of targets for Inman.

On the flip side, what player inside the top 40 Flex is likely to disappoint fantasy owners this week?
Owners waiting for a breakout performance from Joe Mixon may need to wait until next season. The Bengals back simply has had little room to operate behind one of the leaguea??s worst offensive lines. The volume has been there as late, but Mixon has done little with that opportunity, including only managing 49 total yards on 22 touches in week eleven. Mixon takes on an underrated Browns run defense in week 12, the same one that he was only able to manage 29 yards on 17 carries against in week seven.

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