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Every year we all think we have it figured out. The truth is, things change in this game so often that we are not always able to predict which draft strategy will work best or which position will provide the most or least value on your team etc… Sure, we do learn some lessons from the previous season and hope …



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Editor’s Note: This is one of our many strategy-related articles from our team of writers to get you prepared for this season. When it comes to fantasy football, there is nothing more frowned upon than the concept of cheating. Such an act is often accomplished through collusion or tanking, which most commissioners attempt to eliminate at all costs. The problem is, league …



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Editor’s Note: Check out Andy, Mike, and Jason’s latest Mock Draft episode. Hear the guys go through each pick using tier-based drafting, discussing the reasoning behind each choice. It’s an off-season ritual that starts earlier and earlier every year. Not long ago I struggled to find places to complete a mock draft in mid-August. A few seasons ago, it was a big …



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After the 2016 season ended, I had the pleasure of diving into every meaningful statistic I could find in our popular “25 Statistics” series. But none of the positions quite brought a fun and sobering perspective as the 25 Boom-Boom Kickers for 2016. Here are a couple nuggets to help refresh your brain… Despite being the consensus #1 kicker drafted, Stephen Gostkowski finished …



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Editor’s Note: This is one of our many strategy-related articles from our team of writers to get you prepared for this season. No, this article is not referring to the strength of an individual’s bicep muscle. Instead, it focuses in on the Flex position in fantasy football. In most scoring formats, this spot is best defined as an additional running back, wide …



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Editor’s Note: Find out Andy, Mike, and Jason’s premium QB projections in the Ultimate Draft Kit. Pre-order before it releases on June 1st. Single QB Strategy History As little as five years ago, the “wait on QB” strategy was an obscure strategy for those crazy people who were trying to buck a trend. In 2012, three QBs had first round ADP’s …



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Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out Rookie Landing Spots: Reception Perception: Round 1 WRs, as well as Round 2 and 3 WRs. For the casual NFL fan, the NFL Draft may come and go without moving the needle.  Maybe they check in on their local team’s first round pick or watch an episode of Path to the Draft if they can’t …



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We started this series with late round running backs and late round wide receivers that filled late round flier “archetypes” that seem to spring up every year when scouring mock drafts, average draft position (ADP), and early rankings. Before we look at TEs, let’s get on the same page of what we mean by “late round flier”. A late round flier is simply a …



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“I purchased the #UDK and the tiers helped me kill all three of my drafts!”“Just had my first draft using the #UDK Tiers. LOVE my team!” One of the highlights of last year’s Ultimate Draft Kit was the Ballers’ Tiered Rankings. Comments like those above were all over the reviews and the @TheFFBallers Twitter timeline. On the recent Frequently Asked Questions …



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Last year, I wrote a Fantasy Football for Beginners article that was intended be the “Intro to Fantasy Football crash course that I wish someone had written for me before going into my first season”. I thought that for this year, I would follow that article up and touch on some more advanced strategies, concepts, and philosophies that can help a …