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Dynasty Tiered Rankings and Analysis (Wide Receiver)


We realize that dynasty football leagues are active all year-round. At RotoBaller, we are committed to providing you with the latest information at all times. Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is over, we assembled our rankings team to give you our latest fantasy football rankings for dynasty leagues. Our rankings also include tiers which provide a more detailed breakdown on which players to target for your rosters, along with the players that you should avoid. These rankings are updated continuously and should be used as a primary source when you enter a dynasty startup draft or to evaluate trade options in-season.

This article will take a look at the dynasty rankings and tiers for the wide receiver position. The deepest of all positions, it's possible to find value even toward the lower end of the rankings. Then again, an elite young receiver is usually the lynchpin of a strong dynasty squad, so choosing the right WR to hang your hat on is crucial. Former stalwart Antonio Brown has slid out of the top tier, while a new crop of young receivers like Kenny Golladay, D.J. Moore, and Calvin Ridley are moving up to WR2 status in some leagues. Ranking this year's crop of rookie receivers proved to be a daunting task given the parity of these prospects. How did our staff value players like D.K. Metcalf, Marquise Brown, or J.J. Arcega-Whiteside?

All references to dynasty leagues assume you are playing in a 12-team, PPR dynasty league. As always, dynasty rankings are fluid and can change often. Let's get to the rankings!

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Dynasty WR Rankings

Position Rank Position Tier Player Name Overall Rank Overall Tier
1 1 DeAndre Hopkins 2 2
2 1 Odell Beckham Jr. 7 3
3 1 Michael Thomas 8 3
4 1 JuJu Smith-Schuster 9 3
5 1 Davante Adams 10 3
6 1 Mike Evans 11 4
7 2 Antonio Brown 16 4
8 2 Julio Jones 17 4
9 2 Keenan Allen 19 5
10 2 Amari Cooper 21 5
11 2 Stefon Diggs 23 5
12 2 A.J. Green 25 6
13 2 Brandin Cooks 26 6
14 2 T.Y. Hilton 29 6
15 2 Adam Thielen 31 6
16 2 Kenny Golladay 32 6
17 3 Cooper Kupp 37 7
18 3 D.J. Moore 38 7
19 3 Allen Robinson 39 7
20 3 Robert Woods 40 7
21 3 Chris Godwin 41 7
22 3 Corey Davis 44 8
23 3 Calvin Ridley 46 8
24 4 Tyreek Hill 52 9
25 4 Jarvis Landry 54 9
26 4 Christian Kirk 59 10
27 4 Alshon Jeffery 60 10
28 4 Sammy Watkins 61 10
29 4 Courtland Sutton 62 10
30 4 Tyler Boyd 68 11
31 4 Will Fuller 69 11
32 4 N'Keal Harry 71 11
33 4 Tyler Lockett 72 11
34 4 Mike Williams 76 12
35 5 Robby Anderson 80 12
36 5 Dante Pettis 81 12
37 5 Sterling Shepard 86 13
38 5 Marvin Jones 87 13
39 5 Anthony Miller 88 13
40 5 Michael Gallup 92 13
41 5 Keke Coutee 93 13
42 6 A.J. Brown 101 14
43 6 Tre'Quan Smith 102 14
44 6 Dede Westbrook 103 14
45 6 D.K. Metcalf 107 14
46 6 Golden Tate 108 14
47 6 Julian Edelman 110 14
48 6 James Washington 113 14
49 6 Parris Campbell 116 14
50 6 Marquise Brown 117 14
51 7 Marquise Goodwin 121 14
52 7 John Brown 123 15
53 7 Curtis Samuel 124 15
54 7 Tyrell Williams 125 15
55 7 Marquez Valdes-Scantling 127 15
56 7 Deebo Samuel 128 15
57 7 Daesean Hamilton 130 15
58 7 Hakeem Butler 133 15
59 7 J.J. Arcega-Whiteside 135 15
60 7 Andy Isabella 141 16
61 7 Quincy Enunwa 143 16
62 7 Antonio Callaway 145 16
63 7 Mecole Hardman 147 16
64 7 Robert Foster 149 16
65 7 Devante Parker 150 16
66 7 Emmanuel Sanders 152 16
67 7 Geronimo Allison 156 17
68 8 Josh Reynolds 160 17
69 8 Devin Funchess 167 18
70 8 Donte Moncrief 168 18
71 8 Kenny Stills 169 18
72 8 Albert Wilson 171 18
73 8 Nelson Agholor 173 18
74 8 Marqise Lee 174 18
75 8 Zay Jones 177 18
76 8 DeSean Jackson 179 18
77 8 Larry Fitzgerald 184 18
78 8 Equanimeous St. Brown 189 19
79 8 Jamison Crowder 190 19
80 8 Adam Humphries 192 19
81 9 Kelvin Harmon 194 19
82 9 John Ross 197 19
83 9 Mohamed Sanu 199 19
84 9 Doug Baldwin 201 19
85 9 D.J. Chark 208 20
86 9 Phillip Dorsett 212 20
87 9 Diontae Johnson 217 20
88 9 Taywan Taylor 218 20
89 9 Josh Doctson 219 20
90 10 Paul Richardson 222 21
91 10 David Moore 224 21
92 10 Taylor Gabriel 225 21
93 10 Deon Cain 226 21
94 10 Demaryius Thomas 228 21
95 10 Miles Boykin 229 21
96 10 Keelan Cole 230 21
97 10 Michael Crabtree 237 21
98 10 Trey Quinn 241 21
99 10 Justin Watson 243 21
100 10 Randall Cobb 250 21
101 11 Jalen Hurd 253 21
102 11 Terry McLaurin 254 21
103 11 Willie Snead 256 21
104 11 Chris Hogan 257 21
105 11 Darius Slayton 258 21
106 11 Josh Gordon 262 22
107 11 Damarkus Lodge 264 22
108 11 Riley Ridley 269 22
109 11 Cameron Meredith 272 22
110 11 Breshad Perriman 274 22
111 11 Ted Ginn 276 22
112 11 Cole Beasley 277 22
113 11 Chris Conley 278 22
114 11 Rashard Higgins 285 22
115 11 J'mon Moore 288 22
116 11 Keith Kirkwood 291 22
117 12 Jordan Matthews 297 22
118 12 Dez Bryant 304 23
119 12 Pierre Garcon 305 23
120 12 Richie James 306 23
121 12 Chester Rogers 309 23
122 12 Ryan Grant 315 23
123 12 Keesean Johnson 317 23
124 12 Jermaine Kearse 318 23
125 12 Trent Sherfield 319 23
126 12 Marcell Ateman 324 23
127 12 Isaiah McKenzie 325 23
128 12 TJ Jones 326 23
129 12 Bruce Ellington 331 23
130 12 Danny Amendola 337 23
131 12 Corey Coleman 340 23
132 12 Jakeem Grant 343 23
133 12 Gary Jennings 348 24
134 13 Kelvin Benjamin 349 24
135 13 Allen Hurns 350 24
136 13 Daurice Fountain 356 24
137 13 Chad Williams 357 24
138 13 Laquon Treadwell 358 24
139 13 Cordarrelle Patterson 359 24
140 13 Ryan Switzer 370 24
141 13 Travis Benjamin 371 24
142 13 Hunter Renfrow 372 24
143 14 Demarcus Robinson 374 24
144 14 Scott Miller 376 24
145 14 Kendrick Bourne 377 24
146 14 Zach Pascal 379 24
147 14 Auden Tate 382 24
148 14 Braxton Berrios 383 25
149 14 Rishard Matthews 385 25
150 14 Emanuel Hall 386 25
151 14 Jarius Wright 387 25
152 14 Cody Latimer 388 25
153 14 Seth Roberts 389 25
154 14 Preston Williams 390 25
155 14 Ashton Dulin 399 25
156 14 Brandon Powell 400 25
157 14 Chris Moore 403 25
158 14 Tajae Sharpe 405 25
159 14 Jordan Lasley 407 25
160 14 Lil'jordan Humphrey 408 25
161 14 Cody Core 409 25
162 14 Austin Carr 410 25
163 14 Tim Patrick 411 25
164 14 Damion Ratley 413 25
165 14 Martavis Bryant 415 25
166 14 Vyncint Smith 416 25
167 14 Trent Taylor 418 25
168 14 David Sills 422 25
169 14 Bennie Fowler 424 25
170 14 Juwann Winfree 429 25
171 14 Javon Wims 431 25
172 14 Chad Beebe 432 25
173 14 Mack Hollins 433 25
174 14 Ishmael Hyman 436 25
175 14 Jazz Ferguson 437 25
176 14 Keelan Doss 440 25

 

Tier 1

DeAndre Hopkins, Odell Beckham Jr., Michael Thomas, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Davante Adams, Mike Evans

No surprise that Nuk occupies the top spot. He also ranks as our second overall dynasty player. Beckham used to claim that honor but the fact he's missed a full season's worth of games over the last two years has given some owners pause. A move from the Giants to the Browns can only help. That is a sentence I truly never thought I would type in my lifetime...

With AB gone, JJSS takes up residence in the top tier and is a top-10 overall player in our dynasty rankings. This will raise many eyebrows, as some aren't ready to proclaim him one of the top fantasy receivers just yet. I'll admit it surprised me a little to see him over Davante Adams. Adams has scored double-digit touchdowns three straight years, is tied to one of the best quarterbacks in the league and finished seventh in receiving yards last year. He finished sixth in receptions, tied with Smith-Schuster. The question is if JuJu can go for 111 catches and 1,426 yards sharing the field with Antonio Brown, what could he do without him? He may see more targets but he also may see tougher coverage. Either way, the fact he's a full four years younger than Adams is the tipping point that puts it in his favor.

 

Tier 2

Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, Keenan Allen, Amari Cooper, A.J. Green, Stefon Diggs, Brandin Cooks, TY Hilton, Adam Thielen, Kenny Golladay

A year ago, Brown was the third dynasty receiver in our and nearly everyone else's rankings. The move to Oakland and curious off-field behavior has dropped him to seventh and out of the top tier. At 30 years old, he's still got plenty of football left in him but he will have to develop a rapport with Derek Carr first. Out of the top 10 receivers on this list, Brown is the one best suited for teams in win-now mode. I suspect he'll be the subject of many dynasty trades this preseason.

A.J. Green is also of advanced age for a professional athlete at the ripe age of 30 and is coming off a season where he played just nine games. For that reason, he's slid down to the 12th spot. This seems like the perfect time to buy-low, as he is reportedly healthy and ready for training camp and finally has a new coach to breathe life into the offense. We don't know how the Zac Taylor era will begin but it can't be worse than how the Marvin Lewis epoch ended.

Diggs or Thielen? While Thielen was more productive last year, collecting 352 more yards, Diggs only saw five fewer targets despite missing a game. Of bigger concern is the fact Thielen was far less effective in the second half, averaging 59.6 fewer yards per game from Week 9-16, which is less than half as much as the first half. He's also a full three years older than Diggs, which makes the decision that much easier.

If you want my take on Kenny Golladay's dynasty value, just watch this. He is up to a mid-third round ADP in startups, which seems pretty high for someone on Detroit's suddenly conservative offense. There are better values in the tier below.

 

Tier 3

Cooper Kupp, DJ Moore, Robert Woods, Allen Robinson, Chris Godwin, Corey Davis, Calvin Ridley

My initial reactions upon seeing this tier is that D.J. Moore and Calvin Ridley are undervalued and I don't think I could get myself to take Corey Davis over any of these players. Moore is just 22 and coming off a nice rookie season where he averaged 14.3 yards per reception despite playing on a conservative offense with an injured Cam Newton. He will only get better, especially as he's already entrenched as the WR1 in Carolina. He's in a better position to succeed than Golladay, as you probably heard already.

Davis is super-talented and will remain firmly in the Titans' plans despite this year's selection of A.J. Brown. The idea was to get Davis some help, not find a possible replacement. That said, I have zero interest in this receiving corps as long as Marcus Mariota (or Ryan Tannehill, god forbid) is the quarterback. Mariota has averaged 214.4 passing yards per game over his four-year career. The progress just isn't there and the emergence of Derrick Henry late last season isn't going to make this offense any less conservative.

 

Tier 4

Tyreek Hill, Jarvis Landry, Christian Kirk, Alshon Jeffery, Sammy Watkins, Courtland Sutton, Tyler Boyd, Will Fuller, N'Keal Harry, Tyler Lockett, Mike Williams

Time to address the elephant in the room. Tyreek Hill's future is still unknown but it seems likely some sort of suspension is coming. A year-long suspension a la Adrian Peterson (who committed a similarly brutal act) would wipe him off the re-draft rankings but shouldn't really hurt his dynasty value too much. Some might see this as a buy-low opportunity for teams that are rebuilding. Others might refuse to consider owning him ever again based on moral conviction. The bottom line is that he is in limbo right now but it doesn't look good, so we've conservatively dropped him outside the top 50 overall players, with a further decline likely to happen.

The more interesting question from a football perspective is what does this mean for Sammy Watkins? If he becomes the featured wideout of choice in Kansas City, could he deliver on the promise that made him the fourth overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft? Although he has five years of pro experience, he's just 25 years old and has as much breakaway speed as any player in the league outside of maybe Hill. Maybe John Ross, but I'm not sure that really counts anymore. Of course, Watkins will have to stay healthy for any of this to matter. He hasn't played a full 16-game season since he was a rookie, missing a total of 18 games, including six last year. This seems like the best time to make an offer for Watkins or hold if you're already an owner; just make sure you have solid depth behind him.

Christian Kirk was a player on the rise after flashing on occasion his rookie year, despite a putrid offense and late-season injury. Now, the introduction of a rookie QB and head coach, along with three new receivers competing for playing time could throw a wrench into things. It might be best to look at 2020 for a chance to invest in Kirk, as he'll be entering his third year behind a more experienced quarterback and won't have Larry Fitzgerald around to compete for targets (we assume).

N'Keal Harry is going to get a lot of attention in dynasty startups. It wouldn't be surprising to see him selected inside the top 25 at his position, although we currently have him at WR32. My personal ranking is a bit lower on Harry than most because of team context, crazy as that sounds. While his redraft value certainly should be highest among all rookie wideouts, we don't really think Tom Brady is going to play forever, do we?

 

Tier 5

Robby Anderson, Dante Pettis, Sterling Shepard, Marvin Jones, Anthony Miller, Michael Gallup, Keke Coutee

We were all excited about Dante Pettis as fantasy prospect a few short weeks ago. The selection of Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd now throws into question whether Pettis will ever be a featured player in this offense or simply a stretch-the-field player who occasionally spends time in the slot. Samuel is not a sure thing by any means but this offense will likely spread the ball around, limiting the upside of all its receivers.

It would seem that Shepard was the big winner this offseason now that OBJ is out of New York. His target share is practically guaranteed to go up this year but is that enough to make him a riser? He still has Eli Manning at QB and the backup plan is Daniel Jones. Yeesh

Of the second-year receivers at the bottom of this tier, I'm bullish on them all as dynasty assets but most intrigued by Gallup in 2019. A 48.5% catch rate and two-TD total may leave a bad first impression but he ended with a strong six-catch, 119-yard performance in the playoff loss to the Rams. Moreover, his 13.9 aDoT ranked 22nd among all receivers with at least 20 targets last year. Amari Cooper's presence clearly helped in the second half and should continue to give Gallup plenty of opportunities to develop into a playmaker under newly-anointed franchise quarterback, Dak Prescott.

 

Tier 6

A.J. Brown, Tre'Quan Smith, Dede Westbrook, DK Metcalf, Golden Tate, Julian Edelman, James Washington, Parris Campbell, Marquise Brown

Think landing spot isn't everything for fantasy purposes? Marquise Brown was the first receiver taken in this year's NFL Draft and topped the pre-draft rankings for many experts at WR, yet his dynasty ranking is lower than three other rookies taken. Parris Campbell wasn't even projected to be a Day 2 pick, but his place on a potent Colts offense puts him one spot ahead of Hollywood Brown for the time being. Most of this is based on pessimism regarding Lamar Jackson's passing ability. I'm confident he's better than he showed in his rookie year and will be better now that he has a full offseason to better learn the playbook.

I didn't fall in love with D.K. Metcalf after the combine, I fell in love with him after he was taken by the Seahawks. We didn't know Doug Baldwin was on the precipice of retirement then but that only boosts his value further. Metcalf belongs a full tier higher based on his tremendous upside and the promise of a high snap count as a rookie. Doubters are concerned about his route-running ability; we'll see how quickly he progresses in training camp.

 

Tier 7

Marquise Goodwin, John Brown, Curtis Samuel, Tyrell Williams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, DaeSean Hamilton, Deebo Samuel, Hakeem Butler, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Andy Isabella, Quincy Enunwa, Antonio Callaway, Mecole Hardman, Robert Foster, DeVante Parker, Emmanuel Sanders, Geronimo Allison

Here we find a mix of veterans on the decline, at least in perceived value, and incoming rookies with an uncertain role. Goodwin and Brown are both speedsters who can stretch the field and make big plays but now find themselves in a worse position to see targets. Goodwin could be the de facto WR1 in Kyle Shanahan's offense but the team drafted a pair of receivers and has two good pass-catching running backs joining the fray. Brown will definitely catch some bombs from Josh Allen but what else will he bring to the table? Robert Foster does the same thing pretty well and this offense doesn't promise to be the most dynamic in general. While it can't be worse than what he did with Lamar Jackson at QB in Baltimore, Brown is not an exciting player to own.

Speaking of the Niners, Deebo Samuel is ranked ahead of several of his fellow rookies based on the premise that his offense will do him favors. That's not a foregone conclusion, as the team has a plethora of weapons to spread the ball around to and could use him more as a possession receiver while gashing the defense with George Kittle across the middle and Goodwin deep. Samuel could be a nice long-term hold but dynasty owners need to not get carried away due to landing spot.

Even as a long-time Dolfan, I'm not sure what to make of that receiving corps. It was a mild shock to see Parker re-signed after four disappointing seasons where he averaged three receptions and 41.1 yards per game. Blame the coaching, blame the quarterbacks, blame injuries. Any way you slice it, he has been a huge bust and it's not as if we have a small sample size. The better value lies one tier lower, where explosive but inconsistent Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson reside. Those two are more logical to employ in best-ball leagues than dynasty.

The running narrative post-draft is that Mecole Hardman is Tyreek Hill 2.0 and will basically assume that role if/when Hill gets suspended. I'm not saying it's impossible but I wouldn't invest based on that assumption.

 

Tier 8

Josh Reynolds, Donte Moncrief, Devin Funchess, Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson, Nelson Agholor, Marqise Lee, Zay Jones, DeSean Jackson, Larry Fitzgerald, Equanimeous St. Brown, Jamison Crowder, Adam Humphries

Few players are as divisive as Donte Moncrief in the fantasy community. Some truthers still exist (he hasn't had the right opportunity!) while others call him the most overrated WR of the last decade, aside from maybe Devin Funchess. There won't be a better opportunity than joining a Pittsburgh team that threw the ball more than any other last year and just lost its All-Pro receiver. If you believe Moncrief has the ability to be a fantasy factor, even if only in the red zone, now's the time to acquire him.

Does ESB really belong a full 23 spots below MVS? Valdes-Scantling was the first of the Packers rookie receivers to make an impact but St. Brown had a trio of five-target games and actually outgained MVS from Week 10 on despite missing the final game of the season. It might be wise to buy super-low on a young player who could be the WR3 on Green Bay, possibly higher if Geronimo Allison can't stay healthy.

 

Top Value Plays in Remaining Tiers

Kelvin Harmon, Tier 9 - Not as heralded as some of the other rookies in this year's class, Harmon could be one of the most productive right away. Needless to say, the Redskins' receivers don't light the world on fire. Jamison Crowder is gone and Josh Doctson just had his fifth-year option declined, which means he probably isn't in the team's long-term plans. Harmon could start right away, assuming he beats out Terry McLaurin that is.

David Moore, Tier 10 - With Doug Baldwin out of Seattle, Moore could find himself as the starting receiver in the X position. Tyler Lockett is slated for the slot so Moore will play opposite Metcalf. Then again, the Seahawks could go with Jaron Brown or another rookie receiver like Gary Jennings could emerge. There is risk here but at a nearly free cost, Moore seems like one of the top buys outside the top 200 players.

Deon Cain, Tier 10 - A dark horse to claim fantasy relevance this year, Cain could have made a splash last year on a thin Colts WR corps if not for a torn ACL before the season. Many will cling to Parris Campbell several rounds earlier but Cain is the one who has the chance to shine and will cost absolutely nothing.

Hunter Renfrow, Tier 13 - Another Clemson Tiger... As our WR142, we're not putting a lot of stock into Renfrow succeeding at the next level despite a decorated college career. A 4.59 40-time and lack of size make him a possession receiver at best. That said, if we think that Andy Isabella is a top-60 receiver just because he runs faster, that seems to be selling Renfrow short. He could at least be another Cole Beasley, if that does anything for you.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will be our next stop on the farm to evaluate the best prospects on each MLB team. Once the 2020 MLB season begins, it may turn out that Minor League systems will be more important than usual. Franchises are losing money during the pandemic layoff, so many teams will be looking for... Read More


ADP Risers: The Injured and the Young

Over the last few days, there have been rumors circulating of a baseball season starting in early July. This is music to all our fantasy baseball ears. With news of the game we love returning, that also means it will be time to start drafting again.  During draft season most people love looking at the... Read More


Deeper Draft Sleepers - Shortstop

In shallow or even standard fantasy baseball leagues, there is a common tenet that the end of drafts is for taking chances. Since there is normally not much difference between a player that gets selected at the end of a draft and a player who is left for waivers, taking a large, figurative swing on... Read More


Chicago White Sox: Top 10 Dynasty Prospects

The Chicago White Sox will be our next stop on the farm to evaluate the best prospects on each MLB team. Once the 2020 MLB season begins, it may turn out that Minor League systems will be more important than usual. Franchises are losing money during the pandemic layoff, so many teams will be looking... Read More


Three Hitters Ready to Breakout Earlier Than Their Prime

The quickest path to a fantasy championship is to identify and select potential breakouts. The challenge with this approach is that usually such players are hyped to the point where their ADP becomes inflated. This increases their risk, because often their new ADP has an assumed breakout baked into the cost.  This is why it’s... Read More


How to Approach High-Stakes Leagues in 2020 (Part 1)

While it's not clear which of the proposed scenarios will be ultimately be used, there is hope that games will eventually be played in 2020. We may not know what the season will look like but drafts are still taking place, including those hosted on the gold standard of high-stakes competition, the National Fantasy Baseball... Read More


Third Basemen Likely to Return a Loss in 2020

So far we've covered some possible players to avoid at both 1B and 2B, so now we'll finish up by looking at 3B. Just as a refresher, my goal is these articles is to point out players who I believe won't match the value necessary for their current ADP. We frequently want to label these players... Read More


WPC+ Videocast: New Draft Strategies for a Shortened Season

Pierre Camus and Nicklaus Gaut review the draft board for RotoBaller's recent expert mock fantasy baseball draft and explain how their strategies have changed with the likelihood of a shortened MLB season in 2020. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and... Read More


RotoBaller MLB Mock: Revising Draft Strategy for a Short Season

With rumors of a proposed plan to start the MLB season becoming more of a reality, it is time to start mock drafting again. I joined some writers from RotoBaller to take place in a 12-team mock draft (full draft results here) for a traditional 5x5 rotisserie league draft with a 24-player roster. It was... Read More


Updated 2020 Fantasy Baseball Staff Rankings

Below you will find RotoBaller's 2020 fantasy baseball rankings, tiers and auction dollar values for the 2020 MLB season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Mixed, Head-to-Head, Points, AL/NL Only, Two-Catcher Top 2020 prospects, Dynasty leagues, Keeper values Export the rankings easily... Read More


Cincinnati Reds: Top 10 Dynasty Prospects

The Cincinnati Reds will be our next stop on the farm to evaluate the best prospects on each MLB team. Once the 2020 MLB season begins, it may turn out that Minor League systems will be more important than usual. Franchises are losing money during the pandemic layoff, so many teams will be looking for... Read More


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Remember last offseason when any person who was ever in the vicinity of the Sean McVay was receiving head coaching gigs? Rumor has it that even his plumber was called in for an interview. I mean, McVay looked like an offensive genius who had his team in the Super Bowl on his second year on... Read More


Nick Mariano's Auction Draft Strategies and Tips (Premium Content)

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The King's One-Man Mock (Post NFL Draft)

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2020 IDP Rankings - Top 120 Defensive Players for Fantasy Football

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Josh Hayes' 2020 Best Ball Avoids (Premium Content)

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Nick Mariano's 2020 Late-Round Fliers (Premium Content)

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