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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL BREAKING NEWS: MARLINS MAY HAVE LOST DAVID PHELPS FOR SEASON WITH STRAINED OBLIQUE

The Miami Marlins placed recent revelation starting pitcher David Phelps on the 15-day DL Wednesday with a strained oblique.  Phelps' strain is considered to be more on the serious side and the team's thinking is that he is likely out for the rest of the regular season. 

Analysis:  Terrible timing here as Phelps was absolutely lighting it up since moving into the Marlins rotation a few weels ago.  The K's began to explode once the move was made and so Phelps' loss is not a small one.  At the very least, he is now an interesting late round sleeper to stash away for 2017.

ONLY FIVE SPOTS LEFT IN FANTASY SPORTS BOSS FANTASY FOOTBALL PPR LEAGUE, DRAFT TOMORROW

All right so one of the more repeated e-mails I have gotten over the years is from many of you challenging yours truly to either fantasy baseball or fantasy baseball.  In other words we have read your opinions and ideas on both games but now we want to show YOU what we the public are made of.  So with that said I am ready to take on the readers in the first annual Fantasy Sports Boss 2016 fantasy football PPR leagues.  I am making this a 12-team league that will go head-to-head with standard Yahoo categories (1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEF) and a few bench spots.  Other then 1 point per reception, it is all standard.  So if you are interested in taking me on, e-mail me at rangerfan28@yahoo.com or drop me a direct line at Twitter

This is first come, first serve so get in now and don't delay. Also out of respect to myself and the league, ONLY join if you are a serious and hard-core player. Maybe winner gets a free draft guide for baseball or football next season. Let's go.

*******ONLY FIVE SPOTS LEFT TO BE HAD.  CHALLENGE ME AND SEE WHAT YOUR MADE OF.******

*****FREE AND DRAFT WILL BE ONLINE WITH RANDON ORDER NEXT THURSDAY AT 8 PM ET******

FANTASY BASEBALL PROSPECT WATCH: YOAN MONCADA SET TO ARRIVE WITH MUCH FANFARE

While most of the top prospects have already made their way to the majors leagues at this late juncture of the season, a few straglers remain on the farm.  Once such hyped name is Boston Red Sox top infield prospect Yoan Moncada who has put up terrific five-category numbers at Double-A where he has hit .298 with 15 home runs and 45 stolen bases.  While a good deal of those numbers were also picked up at High-A prior to the Double-A promotion, Moncada is the real deal at third base who and could be up Thursday when rosters expand.  The Red Sox have had major issues with third base this season as a hot start by Travis Shaw soon fizzled and they have gotten nothing out of Brock Holt or Aaron Hill.  Thus Moncada could be a big contributor down the stretch and his ability to help in all five categories makes him an immediate add in all formats.  Make the move now as Moncada is really going to be something. 


2016 FANTASY FOOTBALL ISSUES: TROUBLING SIGNS FOR JAMAAL CHARLES OWNERS

The report came late in the day on Tuesday but it was ominous nonetheless.  The report in question centered on the fact that it has been Spencer s Ware and not Jamaal Charles who has taken the first team reps for most of the summer.  And it got worse when later in the same report, it was suggested that Charles was not all the way back from his second ACL tear in his knee which ended his 2015 early.  All of this now points to a possible running back committee to begin the season or even worse for Charles owners, that the very capable Ware will be the primary back in Week 1.  As someone who owns Charles despite all the risks I talked about this summer, this is not good news.  I was able to nab Charles in the third round of the Experts League draft which was later than his average second round position which is the only reason why I went with him despite my misgivings.  Now we have this very troubling news which has suddenly made Ware a big pickup with the new season looming.  So what do we do now as a Charles owner and will Ware end up being the top back to own on the Chiefs this season?  Ultimately I still think Charles will be the primary back once he is 100 percent, even if that timeline starts in Week 2 or 3.  Ware could very well be the goal-line back and take a few more carries from Charles but in PPR formats the latter should still be a low-end RB 1.  After all don't forget that Charles has never not averaged more than 5.0 yards per carry in any of his NFL seasons so he will get his share of work.  Still overall this is not what you want to be dealing with as the season dawns.  So are you a Charles owner?  What are your thoughts on this?  Post below.  Also follow us on Twitter

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

FANTASY FOOTBALL BREAKING NEWS: JAMAAL CHARLES COULD SPLIT WORKLOAD WITH SPENCER WARE WEEK 1

A report out of Kansas City late Tuesday suggested that the Chiefs could open the season in Week 1 splitting carries between Jamaal Charles and Spencer Ware.  With Charles coming back from his second torn ACL in his knee, head coach Andy Reid is being cautious with the veteran which is why Ware has gotten the most first-team reps in camp. 

Analysis:  As a Charles owner, this is not what I want to hear.  Charles had big risk attached to his name as I talked about this summer given his age and coming back from two ACL tears in his knees but earlier reports suggested he would be the primary ballcarrier in Week 1.  Now it looks like that won't be the case which makes it tough to decide what to do with Charles right out of the gate. 


FANTASY FOOTBALL BREAKING NEWS: VIKING PLAYERS THREW UP OVER BRIDGEWATER INJURY

 Updating an earlier item, various Minnesota Viking players threw up and were crying after witnessing what has been described as a "gruesome" injury suffered by QB Teddy Bridgewater during tuesday's practice. 

Analysis:  Bridgewater is done for 2016 no doubt and now we have to wonder about his career.  This sounds like a sure broken leg and it looks like an injury along the lines of Joe Theisman or Kevin Ware with the Lousivlle Cardinals basketball team.  Just awful. 


FANTASY FOOTBALL BREAKING NEWS: VIKES TALKING "MAJOR" INJURY FOR BRIDGEWATER

Updating an earlier item,  Minnesota Vikings team official speaking on the condition of anonymity admitted that QB Teddy Bridgewater suffered a "major" injury during Tuesday's practice.  Having gone down in a non-contact way, speculation has centered on either a broken leg or an ACL tear.

Analysis:  Unreal.  This is bad no matter which injury we are talking about and a good Vikings team is now in trouble without playing a down that counts.  Shaun Hill is a very capable backup but he is a career backup for a reason.  It is unlikely the Vikes or any other team would check in on Colin Kaepernick but Mark Sanchez could be the guy to help keep them afloat.  However there would be a lot of learning to do on the fly for anyone who comes in so Hill is almost certain to start Week 1. 


COMPETE AGAINST THE FANTASY SPORTS BOSS FOR 2016 FANTASY FOOTBALL

All right so one of the more repeated e-mails I have gotten over the years is from many of you challenging yours truly to either fantasy baseball or fantasy baseball.  In other words we have read your opinions and ideas on both games but now we want to show YOU what we the public are made of.  So with that said I am ready to take on the readers in the first annual Fantasy Sports Boss 2016 fantasy football PPR leagues.  I am making this a 12-team league that will go head-to-head with standard Yahoo categories (1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEF) and a few bench spots.  Other then 1 point per reception, it is all standard.  So if you are interested in taking me on, e-mail me at rangerfan28@yahoo.com or drop me a direct line at Twitter

This is first come, first serve so get in now and don't delay. Also out of respect to myself and the league, ONLY join if you are a serious and hard-core player. Maybe winner gets a free draft guide for baseball or football next season. Let's go.

*****FREE AND DRAFT WILL BE ONLINE WITH RANDON ORDER NEXT THURSDAY AT 8 PM ET******

FANTASY FOOTBALL BREAKING NEWS: TEDDY BRIDGEWATER'S SUFFERS APPARENT SERIOUS KNEE INJURY

Uh-oh.  The Minnesota Vikings 2016 plans might have taken a big hit as starting QB Teddy Bridgewater went down in a heap after suffering a non-contact injury to his knee during practice Tuesday.  Bridgewater was rolling on the ground in pain and the team quickly gathered around due to the visual severity. 

Analysis:  Shaun Hill is the next man up but this is obviously potentially a big blow to the Vikings as a whole.  There is not a ton of fantasy football impact here as Bridgewater is only backup material given the light TD totals but still you don't want to see this with the season getting set to get underway. 


THE FANTASY SPORTS BOSS PPR EXPERTS LEAGUE DRAFT ANAYSIS: ROUNDS 3 AND 4

So we already went through the first 20 picks of the Fantasy Sports Boss 2016 Fantasy Football Experts PPR league so now lets' dig into Round 3-4 with analysis.

Round 1 and 2 Review

1.  Odell Beckham Jr.
2.  Antonio Brown
3.  Julio Jones
4.  Dez Bryant
5.  DeAndre Hopkins
6.  Todd Gurley
7.  Brandon Marshall
8.  Lamar Miller
9.  David Johnson
10. Allen Robinson
11. Cam Newton
12. A.J. Green
13. Keenan Allen
14. Amari Cooper
15. Jordy Nelson
16. Adrian Peterson
17. Doug Martin
18. Rob Gronkowski
19. Le'Veon Bell
20. Devonta Freeman

Round 3
 
21. Aaron Rodgers (QB):  This is a good spot for Rodgers who many still consider the top quarterback in the game.  While he doesn't run anywhere near as often as Cam Newton, the passing numbers are always dominant and now Rodgers get Jordy Nelson back.  Good pick in Round 3.

22. Jamaal Charles (RB):  Since I took Le'Veon Bell in Round 2, I needed to back him up with another top running back since he will miss three games with suspension.  Mission accomplished as I get Charles as a good value pick in Round 3.  League was scared off a bit by the age and two career ACL tears which no doubt are valid points but I liked Charles over the other top backs that were left such as Zeke Elliott (not a fan as you have read), Mark Ingram (always hurt himself and not buying the receptions from 2015 just yet), and Eddie Lacy (not a chance).

23. Zeke Elliott (RB):  Nothing but negative news has surrounded Elliott this summer as he is being investigated for domestic violence, he reported to camp overweight, and he was seen walking into a marajuana store.  While no one doubts the ability, Alfred Morris has had a huge summer and has earned a look and veteran Darren McFadden is also back off his career-best 2015.  That is a lot of red flags, even in Round 3.

24. Russell Wilson (QB):  The QB's are starting to go now and Round 3 is usually when it happens as everyone gets their top wideout and running back out of the way.  Still too early in my book though but Wilson is the right choice behind Rodgers and Newton. 

25. Andrew Luck (QB):  Luck is looking to put his hideous 2015 in the rearview mirror as he battled injuries behind a terrible offensive line and a slew of interceptions as he tried to force things.  The line was addressed in the draft so that is a plus and a comfortable Luck can carve up any defense.  Very good bounce back upside.

26.  Alshon Jeffery (WR):  I liked Jeffery alot, the injuries notwithstanding.  He is the clear number 1 target for QB Jay Curler who likes to fixate on one wideout as we saw with him and Brandon Marshall.  As long as the health permits, Jeffery will be right up there with any wideout in terms of numbers in 2016. 

27. Eddie Lacy (RB):  Perhaps the biggest risk/reward guy in the draft.  Lacy is still a bit over the target weight the Packers wanted for him coming into camp but he is in a contract year which means he will be motivated to play well.  Remember that Lacy was a terrific RB 1 in both 2013 and 2014 so he has bounce back appeal as well.  The leash is not long though which makes him still quite risky.

28. Sammy Watkins (WR):  While Tyrod Taylor proved he was a decent QB in 2015, Watkins has really been held back by the passers in Buffalo since being drafted.  There are few players who have as much natural talent as Watkins but injuries and the poor play under center have held him back.  Maybe this will be the year.  Or not. 

29. Mark Ingram (RB):  While he remains very injury prone, Ingram opened many eyes a year ago by going over the 50-catch mark which was a huge career-high.  Ingram never showed receiving chops before which means we got to take that number with a bit of a grain of salt but he doesn't have much competition for work in New Orleans so this is very good value at the end of Round 3.

30. Doug Baldwin (WR):  While there is no denying the monster second half Baldwin had with his massive amount of scoring receptions, this is too high for a guy who was nothing but waiver fodder prior. 

Round 4.  

31. Matt Forte (RB):  One of the best PPR backs of all-time, Father Time is calling for Forte who missed three games with injury a year ago and battled a balky hamstring all summer.  There are only so many carries a back like Forte can take and the presence of Bilal Powell means he won't be the workhorse he was in Chicago.  Risky.

32. Mike Evans (WR):  Evans has much more value in a standard league given his TD proclivities and lower reception totals. 

33. Ben Roethlisberger (QB):  When you draft Big Ben, you go in knowing he will miss 1-3 games....if you are lucky and it is not worse.  The Steelers are now completely a passing outfit and the weapons are big surrounding Roethlisberger.  Easy top five fantasy QB when on the field.

34. Larry Fitzgerald (WR):  Coming off a career-high in receptions a year ago, Fitz has to prove that wasn't an outlier campaign.  Round 4 a tad too high but in PPR Fitzgerald has much more value. 

35. LeSean McCoy (RB):  Correctly called out McCoy as a bust waiting to happen last season but he is back healthy and no longer has the presence of Karlos Williams to deal with.  Tough call here as McCoy could have one more good year in him at a reduced draft price but it also could continue to in the wrong direction. 

36. Jarvis Landry (WR):  In PPR formats Landry is gold so I like it. 

37. Brandin Cooks (WR):  Was annoyed here as I was ready to pick Cooks two selections later but oh well.  Love the PPR potential here in the New Orleans offense. 

38. Julian Edelman (WR):  Landry, Cooks, and Edelman are all similar players which makes it funny there were picked one right after the other.  Edelman is a bit scary and overrated though as he continues to battle injuries and his TD totals are light. 

39. Drew Brees (QB):  Couldn't pass up Brees here despite my vow to wait longer on fantasy football passers.  The value was right relative to the other options remaining at RB and WR.  I get a stud QB who is still slinging it with the best of them and who does have a very manageable playoff schedule.  

40.  Eric Decker (WR):  A bit high for my tastes as Decker is better in standard leagues but not a disaster either. 


FANTASY BASEBALL WRAPUP: MONDAY

Josh Donaldson:  1/3 with his 34th HR while hitting .294.  Can't wait to do the 2017 Draft Debate between Donaldson, Kris Bryant, Nolan Arenado, and Manny Machado. 

Jose Bautista:  1/5 with his 16th HR while hitting .229.  Rough season for Bautista both at the dish and with injuries.  Age, age, ae.  Goodbye OF 1 era.

Jayson Werth:  1/5 with his 19th HR while hitting .251.  Werth is still productive at his advanced age but only in an NL-only sense.  What is funny about him is that the ridiculous contract the Nats gave him actually hurt his draft standing in fantasy baseball.

Tanner Roark:  7 IP 4 H 0 ER 1 BB 5 K with an ERA of 2.87.  Roark is right there at the top of the "non-strikeout" pitcher fraternity.  Take out the bumbling of his role a year ago and we could have been looking at three straight dominant seasons from the guy.

Mookie Betts:  2/5 with his 30th HR while hitting .322.  Out of everything Betts has accomplished this season as he rivals Jose Altuve and Mike Trout for the honor of being the top player for both 2016 and in next season's draft, 30 home run was not something I foresaw.  Wow what a talent. 

Rick Porcello:  7 IP 6 H 3 ER 0 BB 7 K with an ERA of 3.26.  If Porcello had a 2.00 ERA, I still would never own him while he pitches for Boston.  There would be a pit in my stomach from the moment I put him in the lineup to start to the moment he threw his last pitch that night.  Sorry but I don't need that stress. 

Carlos Beltran:  3/4 with his 25th HR while hitting .292.  If it wasn't for David Ortiz, Beltran would be the graybeard MVP in 2016 fantasy baseball hands down. 

Yu Darvish:  6.2 IP 6 H 3 ER 2 BB 9 K with an ERA of 3.01.  Darvish remains a tremendous ace-level pitching talent but the volatility has really ramped up as far as ownership.  The 2017 sticker price will be decent given the missed time this season but Darvish screams out "RISK!" 

Jon Gray:  6 IP 4 H 0 ER 3 BB 8 K with an ERA of 4.41.  Kudos for anyone who had the stones to start Gray in Coors Field.  Guy has clear power ability but streaming at home is the plan of action which limits the overall impact. 

Orlando Arcia:  1/4 with his second HR while hitting .196.  Arcia has looked overmatched at the dish early on but so did Corey Seager in April and now look at him.  This is a big talent who will steal a bunch of bases and score runs with developing power as a perennial top-of-the-order hitter real soon.  Love him for 2017.

Jedd Gyorko:  2/4 with his 23rd HR while hitting .249.  Every agent who has a struggling hitter as a client needs to do everything they can to get their guy to St. Louis.

Randal Grichuk:  1/5 with his 19th HR while hitting .232.  Guys with this power/ugly average profile are a dime a dozen across baseball so that is why I never bought into any hype here and instead pumped up Stephen Piscotty.  Nailed it.  If you wanted Grichuk so bad, you should have gone with Khris Davis instead.  Same player but much cheaper draft price.

Kolten Wong:  2/4 with his third HR and sixth SB while hitting .240.  Well at least Wong met expectations once the last two years. 

Carlos Martinez:  6 IP 4 H 1 ER 2 BB 13 K with an ERA of 3.07.  Good to see Martinez finishing strong given the injury fears the last season-plus.  Like with Noah Syndegaard, you cross your fingers on every start with the hopes he makes it out in one piece. 

Zach Davies:  6.1 IP 7 H 3 ER 0 BB 9 K with an ERA of 4.07.  Where are these strikeouts coming from?  Talk about a new wrinkle that is changing the impact for the better here. 

Yoenis Cespedes:  3/5 with his 27th HR while hitting .299.  Walk-off shot here for Cespedes who is still hobbled with an ongoing quad issue but who is gutting it out as best he can.

Jose Fernandez:  6 IP 3 H 0 ER 4 BB 6 K with an ERA of 2.79.  The Marlins won't allow Fernandez to pitch more than six innings in any outing down the stretch as they go into innings consevation mode here but other than some walks, the comeback from Tommy John has been beyond smooth.  Or the firm opposite of Zach Wheeler. 

Justin Upton:  1/4 with his 18th HR while hitting .235.  Imagine that Upton owner who was so frustrated with his horrible first four months that they did an anger cut.  And now that owner is watching his red hot bat the last few weeks. 


Monday, August 29, 2016

2016 FANTASY FOOTBALL ISSUES: WHAT THE TREVOR SIEMIAN PROMOTION MEANS FOR DEMARYUIS THOMAS, EMMANUEL SANDERS

So after a long and protracted (and at times ugly) competition this summer, the Denver Broncos have decided to cast their 2016 QB lot with 2015 seventh-round draft choice Trevor Seimian.  After veteran Mark Sanchez opened camp as the favorite for the job due to his experience, his ongoing mistake-prone ways reared their ugly heads again during preseason games in terms of fumbles and untimely interceptions.  That opened the door for Siemian to take the job which means he will now be under center for Week 1.  So what does this mean for the Denver skill positions players?  Well a common theme this summer has been that Demaryuis Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders will be in trouble in terms of their fantasy football values, with the former being downgraded from elite WR 1 status to just a WR 2.  One thing that often has been overlooked though is that Thomas still caught over 100 passes a year ago with arguably the worst QB in the league at the time in Peyton Manning starting most of the games.  Even when Brock Osweiler got in there, he and Thomas were not exactly on the same page.  Also Thomas was plagued with the dropsies throughout the season so he actually should have had more receptions.  Now in terms of Siemian, he has shown the willingness and the ability to throw the football down the field and that will no doubt be a plus for Thomas.  He also has better accuracy than Sanchez so Thomas and Sanders are getting the best QB option they can get under the circumstances.  This does not change the fact that Thomas should be graded as a WR 2 and Sanders as a WR 3 but they may not be as bad in terms of numbers as many are anticipating this season. 


COMPETE AGAINST THE FANTASY SPORTS BOSS FOR 2016 FANTASY FOOTBALL

All right so one of the more repeated e-mails I have gotten over the years is from many of you challenging yours truly to either fantasy baseball or fantasy baseball.  In other words we have read your opinions and ideas on both games but now we want to show YOU what we the public are made of.  So with that said I am ready to take on the readers in the first annual Fantasy Sports Boss 2016 fantasy football PPR leagues.  I am making this a 12-team league that will go head-to-head with standard Yahoo categories (1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEF) and a few bench spots.  Other then 1 point per reception, it is all standard.  So if you are interested in taking me on, e-mail me at rangerfan28@yahoo.com or drop me a direct line at Twitter

This is first come, first serve so get in now and don't delay. Also out of respect to myself and the league, ONLY join if you are a serious and hard-core player. Maybe winner gets a free draft guide for baseball or football next season. Let's go.

*****FREE AND DRAFT WILL BE ONLINE WITH RANDON ORDER NEXT THURSDAY AT 8 PM ET******

THE FANTASY SPORTS BOSS FANTASY FOOTBALL PPR DRAFT ROUNDS 1-2

As I always do, the round-by-round analysis of the Fantasy Sports Boss PPR Fantasy Football Experts League Draft which took place Sunday.  I already shared my roster but this is how Round 1-2 went.

1.  Odell Beckham Jr (WR):  Yeah 9 out of 10 would go Antonio Brown but this owner cited Big Ben's injury habits and for the fact he owned Brown in another prime money league so he wanted to diversify.  Not the worst idea in the world too if you are in multiple money leagues.  Try to own different players so one injury to a key guy you have on both doesn't sink you.

2.  Antonio Brown (WR):  I waited all of two second to make this pick.  Could cacth 140 balls this season.  Pure insanity. 

3.  Julio Jones (WR):  The three top tier wideouts are off the board in the first three picks.  This is not your grandpa's fantasy football league anymore. 

4.  Dez Bryant (WR):  Yet another wideout but not the one I expected.  DeAndre Hopkins should have gone ahead of Bryant who is now without Tony Romo for 6-10 weeks.  While Dak Prescott seems capable, Bryant could struggle to put up WR 1 numbers. 

5.  DeAndre Hopkins (WR):  There we go.  Hopkins' amazing 2015 didn't get the hype it deserved as he went nuts with four truly awful QB's under center for the Houston Texans a year ago.  Now with the much more competent Brock Osweiler in town, Hopkins could go for 120/1,400/12.

6.  Todd Gurley (RB):  First running back goes off the board and I figured it was either Gurley or David Johnson.  The fact Gurley doesn't have two other capable runners looking for work on his team like Johnson does in Arizona made this the right choice.

7.  Brandon Marshall (WR):  Marshall is one of those guys you never not get your money's worth.  Ultra-durable and a reception machine, Marshall also is an impossible matchup near the red zone so he checks off all the boxes. 

8.  Lamar Miller (RB):  Everyone's favorite sleeper is Miller but a bit surprised he went over Johnson.  Still I think Miller is going to be a beast and he has an outside shot at being a fantasy football MVP.

9.  David Johnson (RB):  This is tremendous value for Johnson going toward the end of Round 1.  It just goes to show you how the wide receiver has become the "it" position to fill right away in PPR formats.  Johnson is set to do it all for the Cardinals this season and should be in the running himself for fantasy MVP.

10. Allen Robinson (WR):  So this makes it 7 wideouts in 10 first round picks with no quarterbacks.  I may not have agreed with the order but everyone did what they were supposed to do based on the format.

ROUND 2

11. Cam Newton (QB):  You know someone just can't resist the urge to take the top fantasy football QB but at least this owner waited until Round 2.  I don't think Newton replicates his incredible 2015 numbers but I also don't think he will be that far from them.  Can't argue with the tremendous passing/running ability here but in this one-QB format, the value is not there to go with a passer this early. 

12. A.J. Green (WR):  I was hoping Green would land to me at the end of Round 2 but not shocked it didn't happen.  Green is going to be a very high target receiver this season as the Bengals lost Marvin Jones in free agency and Tyler Eifert is out until the end of September after ankle surgery.  Another guy you never are disappointed with.

13. Keenan Allen (WR):  Was going to take Allen too as his was on a crazy reception pace a year ago before suffered a kidney injury that ended his season early.  The Chargers will be playing catch-up a lot this season and that means a ton of slot throws to PPR machine Allen.

14. Amari Cooper (WR):  The receiver run continues on as now 10 of the 14 picks have been from that position.  This is a bit high for Cooper but I also think he will reach stardom very soon and likely in 2015 so I am all right with it.

15. Jordy Nelson (WR):  Nelson is coming back from injury so there is risk there but the guy is TD monster who will once again be the top target of QB Aaron Rodgers.  That is a good position to be in as a wideout. 

16. Adrian Peterson (RB):  In PPR formats like this, Peterson loses some appeal as he has never been a big receptions guy so going in Round 2 no shock.  The wheels eventually have to fall off here right? 

17. Doug Martin (RB):  Now we are getting into the running backs as the top wideouts are off the board.  Martin is like a younger Peterson in that he doesn't catch many footballs but boy can he run. 

18. Rob Gronkowski (TE):  Yes Gronk is always tempting but his injury history and the deecnt depth now at tight end make this a risk I wouldn't take. 

19. Le'Veon Bell (RB):  So a three-game suspension knocks Bell to the end of Round 2 where I couldn't resist him.  Three games is a lot right off the bat as there could be later injuries to further muddle this so this is not a slam dunk pick by any means.  Still as long as you got the first three weeks covered, then the payoff could be monstrous.

20. Devonta Freeman (RB):  Freeman is a tough call as Tevin Coleman is being forced onto the field by the front office of Atlanta that drafted him and he averaged less than 4.0 per carry from October onward which was a red flag.  Still Freeman can really catch the football so in this setup he is impactful.