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May 13, 2021

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2021 New York Jets Fantasy Team Outlook: Zach Wilson Must Overcome Growing Pains

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2021 Fantasy Football: Top 200 Dynasty Rankings

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I served up my redraft rankings & rookie rankings earlier this week. Now we move onto dynasty/keeper rankings. Who doesn’t love the unique challenges that come with this format? From the rebuilds to the reloads and everything in between just adds the year-long enjoyment. The wild trade offers and resulting......

SI Fantasy Team Outlooks Hub: Get to Know Every Player & Every Detail

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2021 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Who’s No. 1? Ja’Marr Chase, Najee Harris or Kyle Pitts?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Fabiano Be bold! Especially in your dynasty & keep leagues. Whether you’re a best player available drafter or you think you’ve got a keen eye for high-ceiling talent, the best rookie drafts are the ones where you don’t play......

2021 Fantasy Football Redraft Rankings: QB, RB, WR, TE & K

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Is it football season yet? Really, it never ends. My way-too-early rankings from about a month ago didn’t include rookies, but now we know where they’ll play so it’s time to make our first pass at a set of rankings. We have to start somewhere! As players move around due......

2021 Miami Dolphins Fantasy Team Outlook: Tua Tagovailoa Leaps Into QB1 Conversation

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Shawn Childs Team Overview Based on their final ranking in yards gained on offense (22nd) and yards allowed on defense (20th), the Dolphins overachieved in their record (10-6). Miami graded much better in points allowed (338 – 6th) while being......

Stash These Rookies in Your Dynasty Fantasy Leagues

Fantasy fans all know the names of the top rookies selected in the 2021 NFL Draft, including Trevor Lawrence, Najee Harris, Ja’Marr Chase, and Kyle Pitts (to name a few), but what about the lesser-known players? Many of them might not impact the stat sheets as rookies, but there are......

2021 Buffalo Bills Fantasy Team Outlook: Josh Allen Expectations Reach Fever Pitch

Coaching Staff Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Over his four seasons as the head coach for Buffalo, Sean McDermott went 38-26 with three playoff appearances (2-3). The Bills made it to the AFC Championship Game last season (38-24 loss to the Chiefs), giving them their deepest postseason run since 1993. Before 2017,......

Fantasy Veteran Draft Losers: Hey Jimmy Garoppolo, Deuces!

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Fabiano The 2021 NFL Draft is now in the books, and we now have a clearer picture of how all 32 rosters are going to look heading into the summer months. I’ve already examined the first, second/third rounds, and......

Fantasy Rookie Draft Losers: Urban Meyer Calls Travis Etienne a “Third-Down Back” … YIKES!

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Fabiano The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books, and we now have a clearer picture of how all 32 rosters are going to look heading into the summer months. That means it’s time for fantasy fans to dig......

Fantasy Rookie Draft Winners: Steelers Make Najee Harris the Best First Round Pick

The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books, and we now have a clearer picture of how all 32 rosters are going to look heading into the summer months. That means it’s time for fantasy fans to dig deep into the depth charts and start getting their rankings ready for......

Fantasy Reaction – Can Teddy Bridgewater Provide Stability for the Broncos’ Rocky Offense?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Fabiano The Denver Broncos have been in the market for a quarterback, but most folks thought it would be filled in the NFL draft. While it still may be the case, the team has acquired Teddy Bridgewater from the......

2021 NFL Mock Draft: 49ers Select Mac Jones

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost upon us: The 2021 NFL Draft is nearly here! For NFL fans and fantasy managers, it’s the last part of the “offseason” for teams to put the final touches on their rosters. It also means we’ll have a really good idea......

Top 200 Dynasty Rankings – Stockpile Running Backs Early!

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Fabiano Ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft, here are my top 200 dynasty rankings. After the draft, I’ll provide an update to this list and publish rankings by position.  (Note: Listed ages are for the start of the 2021......

The Curse of Barry Sanders: Can D’Andre Swift Change the Lions’ Fortunes?

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Zach Wilson Red Flags, Examining the Trends & Risks

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Fantasy Reaction: Arizona Cardinals Sign RB James Conner

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Fabiano The Cardinals added a big runner to their backfield, signing James Conner to a one-year deal. Conner, 25, figures to see the early-down and goal-line work in a backfield committee with incumbent veteran Chase Edmonds. That sort of......

Reflecting on the Fantasy Success of First-Round Wide Receivers (2012-2020)

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Fantasy First-Round Reflections The wide receiver position has gained a lot of value in the world of fantasy football in the last decade, even surpassing running backs at one (inconceivable) moment in time. The position does have a ton of talent, and rule changes that favor offenses give wide receivers......

Reflecting on the Fantasy Success of First-Round Running Backs (2010-2020)

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Fabiano Fantasy First-Round Reflections There was a time when the running back position was considered highly valuable in the world of pro football. Back in the 1970s & 1980s, a running back was the first overall selection in the......

Reflecting on the Fantasy Success of First-Round Quarterbacks (2012-2020)

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The NFL trade machine was in full vigor last week, as the San Francisco 49ers made a huge deal with the Miami Dolphins to move up to the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Dolphins then traded once again, flipping the No. 12 overall pick (acquired......

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