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Stock Market: Jordan Howard

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Jordan Howard :: HOWARD

(1/12/17) Jordan Howard had an awesome rookie season in 2016… on essentially 13 starter-type outings, Howard produced 252 carries for 1,313 rushing yards (5.2) and 6TDs, to go along with 29 receptions for 298 yards and 1TD. That’s a darn good season for a guy that essentially didn’t… Read Entire Write-Up

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2017 First-Round Mock

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Whether you’re in mostly dynasty leagues or redraft leagues, it’s time to start looking at 2017. Below you will find our Top 12 Overall Fantasy Players heading into 2017, so basically it’s a 2017 First-Round Fantasy Football Mock Draft. It’s ranked for 2017, but I’ll speak to both dynasty and redraft below. Enjoy. Good luck to all still in their 2016 fantasy football Super Bowl hunt!

2017 Mock Draft | First-Round Only

1.01 – Leveon Bell (RB/PIT)
1.02 – David Johnson (RB/AZ)
1.03 – Ezekiel Elliott (RB/DAL)

I’ve been predicting a return of the running back for years… the stud ‘every-down’ back has returned to fantasy football, and while the wide receivers right below are all arguable as top 1-4 overall draft selections in 2017 fantasy football drafts (especially in PPR), having one of the top 3RBs in 2017 will give fantasy owners a clear advantage.

1.04 – Antonio Brown (WR/PIT)
1.05 – Julio Jones (WR/ATL)
1.06 – Odell Beckham (WR/NYG)

The above wide receivers, Brown, Jones and Beckham, all clearly have top 5 overall player upside heading into the 2017 fantasy football season. In 2017 mock drafts, you might see them in the top 1-4 on occasion (any one of them!). This means that six players command at least consideration at 1.01 this upcoming 2017 year, which is crazy. Still, having one of those top RBs is a big, big advantage, especially given potential WR1s could fall (like Cooper, Hopkins, etc), so the 2017 season could be a year where the owners at 1.01-1.03 still land a top 5-10 WR1.

1.07 – Melvin Gordon (RB/SD)
1.08 – Mike Evans (WR/TB)
1.09 – Todd Gurley (RB/LA)
1.10 – AJ Green (WR/CIN)
1.11 – DeMarco Murray (RB/TEN)
1.12 – DeAnde Hopkins (WR/HOU)

This next group of players from 1.07 to 1.12 is loaded with equal parts upside and risk. Sure, any single one of them could be top 5 at their position in 2017. But, Murray and AJG have big injury risk, Melvin Gordon still has some unknowns, Gurley and Hopkins vanished in 2016, and Mike Evans needs to prove consistent. All are huge prospects entering 2017, though, and all have high-end first-round upside.

Deserving of top 7-12 consideration

Devonta Freeman
Jay Ajayi
LeSean McCoy
Jordan Howard
Amari Cooper
Jordy Nelson
Aaron Rodgers
Andrew Luck
Tom Brady
Drew Brees
Rob Gronkowski

Radio: Dynasty QB Talk

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Listen to Smitty discuss Dynasty Quarterbacks heading into 2017 and beyond. What fantasy football QBs does Smitty have inside his top 10 heading into 2017 and beyond? Listen now!

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Radio: Week 13 Show

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Take a listen to Smitty on Russ Bliss’ Week 13 Fantasy Football Show, as both Russ and Smitty discuss Week 13 Sleepers, NFL Injuries, Free Agent Pick-Ups and more.

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Radio: Week 12 Show (Sleepers, Start/Bench, Injuries)

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Each and every week, Smitty goes on Russ Bliss’ NBC Sports Radio Program (The Red Zone), which is the longest-running fantasy football radio show in the world. Smitty and Russ (Fantasy Football Starters) talk about Week 12 Sleepers, Breakouts, Injuries, Start Bench Advice, Waiver Wire and more. Listen now!

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Week 11 Waiver Wire Adds

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Here are the top Week 11 Waiver Wire Adds. Don’t sleep on the waiver wire process, folks. Each and every week, that surprise gem could be sitting on waivers, and if you sleep on the weekly waiver wire process, you might kick yourself later realizing what player slipped through your grasp!

Update 11/15/16 – Two players are to be added due to injury/news that broke today. Althon Jeffery has been suspended for four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Cameron Meredith has sneaky-good WR3-type upside for that timespan. Rob Gronkowski may have punctured a lung, although, that was the first report. A second report now suggests it is not a punctured long. Stay on this story. If Gronk is out for a week or so, Martellus Bennett gets a huge bump, but is already a low-end TE1 even if Gronk is healthy. Any game Gronk is out, Bennett is a high-end TE1.

Rob Kelley | RB WAS

For some reason, Rob Kelley is still available in over half of all leagues. He was on our Bold Predictions List this year, so he should be owned by SleeperU users. Plus, we have had him on our waiver wire list a few times prior to this week. However, if available, though, grab him immediately, as he has huge, huge upside. In Week 10, he rushed 22 times for 97 yards in Week 10 against the Vikings.

CJ Prosise / Thomas Rawls | RB SEA

C.J. Prosise carried the ball 17 times for 66 yards in Week 10 against the Patriots. He also pulled in seven passes for 87 yards. While it’s easy to assume that a star has been born, at least in PPR, keep in mind that Christine Michael was banged up with a hamstring injury, and Thomas Rawls is expected back from injury ASAP. So, while I love Prosise’s skill set, and he must be grabbed this week, curb expectations a bit, and certainly entertain both redraft and dynasty trade offers for the guy if you already own him (if the buyer is willing to buy-high). He has sneaky-good value moving forward, though, so no one is suggesting that you sell just to sell… sell if it improves your line-up/situation. As for Rawls, grab him as well. While Christine Michael still has the most appeal out of all three backs in Seattle, that could change in a single day or even hour, and either Rawls or Prosise could be a strong flex option moving forward if getting starter-type carries.

Eli Rogers | WR PIT

In Week 1, Eli Rogers pulled in 6 passes for 59 yards and 1TD, but he has been kind of banged up until recently. His last two games: 6/103/0TDs and 4/42/1TD. He easily has strong fantasy WR4-type value, if not higher, moving forward.

Wendell Smallwood | RB PHI

Wendell Smallwood rushed 13 times for 70 yards Week 10 against the Falcons. Despite the uptick in play, he needs to work on pass protection, something that could have his rise a bit more delayed. However, grab him if you can afford to roster him and wait, he has nice appeal.

Tyreek Hill | WR KC

Tyreek Hill, available in a grip of leagues despite being on our pick-up list already, caught 10 passes for 89 yards in Week 10 against the Panthers. He feels consistent enough to roster in redraft as a WR4/5, so a bye week type of play. His last three games: 5/98/1TD, 3/11/0TDs and 10/89/0TDs.

Cameron Brate | TE TB

Cameron Brate is also a player listed a few weeks back, but he is still available in a ton of leagues! His last three games: 3/22/1TD, 5/43/1TD and 7/84/1TD.

NOTE: Last week, James Starks was a must-add and should be ranked in right around 1-2 above if available in your league.

Radio: Week 9 Show

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Take a listen to Smitty and Russ Bliss talks Week 9 Fantasy Football on Russ’ NBC Radio 1060am Red Zone fantasy football show, which is the longest running fantasy football radio program in the world. For over 20 years, Russ has had this amazing show, and Smitty has been honored to be a part of it every single Tuesday for the last 3-4 years. This week’s topics: Sleepers, Buy Lows, Sell Highs, Injuries, Start Bench Advice and more.

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Week 9 Waiver Wire Adds

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Radio: Week 8 Sleepers, Trades, Injuries

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Take a listen to Smitty and Russ Bliss talks Week 8 Fantasy Football on Russ’ NBC Radio 1060am Red Zone fantasy football show, which is the longest running fantasy football radio program in the world. For over 20 years, Russ has had this amazing show, and Smitty has been honored to be a part of it every single Tuesday for the last 3-4 years. This week’s topics: Sleepers, Buy Lows, Sell Highs, Injuries, Start Bench Advice and more.

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