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Sam LaPorta

Sam LaPorta

TE - Detroit Lions

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 245 lbsAge: 23College: Iowa

2024 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 17th
Draft Rank (ECR) #30
Best / Worst #24 / #78
ADP #22

Roster %

 
Yahoo
98%
 
ESPN
100%
 
FanDuel
 
DraftKings
Recent Articles
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Throughout the offseason it’s important to monitor players that are rising and falling in perceived value. That’s especially the case when NFL training camps open and fantasy football drafts approach. Let’s take a look at players trending up and others … read more »

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As we gear up for the 2024 NFL season, identifying undervalued players can make the difference between winning and losing in your fantasy football league. Our esteemed FantasyPros analysts—Derek Brown, Andrew Erickson, Pat Fitzmaurice, and Ryan Wormeli—have combed through each … read more »

Image of FantasyPros Staff by FantasyPros Staff in FantasyJul 20, 2024
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Image of Tom Strachan by Tom Strachan in FantasyJul 19, 2024
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The tight end position is always a tough one to nail in fantasy football. While the guys at the top are typically more reliable, some options have emerged over the years that could’ve been waiver wire pickups that turn into … read more »

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Image of Tom Strachan by Tom Strachan in FantasyJul 18, 2024
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Drafts are happening thick and fast with every site offering a plethora of options to suit any budget or taste. One of the longest-running platforms is The FFPC, which caters more often to the higher-budget options with drafts ranging from … read more »

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