FantasySavvy 2015: TE Tiers

TE Tiers

Graham looked to have fairly good chemistry with Wilson in the preseason. Forget the blocking stats, it’s preseason, Graham will be running more routes once the season starts. That said Greg Olsen could be the safer option. Kelce’s talent is there, maybe with the emergence of a 2nd threat in Maclin, and more targets he fulfills his potential. I would bank on it.

Jordan Cameron has most upside of next group, I don’t trust Martellus Bennett. Gates is worth taking late and stashing for Week 5 arrival.

Take a shot on Eric Ebron, Jordan Reed, Josh Hill and Richard Rodgers in the later rounds.

Peyton Manning loves the tight end, but will it be Owen Daniels? Maybe, he has better shot than Virgil Green.

Max Williams has a lot of talent, and Flacco doesn’t have many options.

Tier 1

Rob Gronkowski

Tier 2

Jimmy Graham, Travis Kelce, Greg Olsen

Tier 3

Martellus Bennett, Jason Witten, Jordan Cameron, Antonio Gates

Tier 4

Coby Fleener, Zach Ertz, Dwayne Allen, Kyle Rudolph, Larry Donnell

Tier 5 

Heath Miller, Owen Daniels, Jordan Reed, Eric Ebron, Delanie Walker, Josh Hill, Richard Rodgers, Vernon Davis, Mychal Rivera,

Tier 6

Maxx Williams, Ladarius Green, Tyler Eifert, Charles Clay, Austin Seferaian-Jenkins, Virgil Green

Tier 7

Rob Housler, Jacob Tamme, Gavin Escobar, Luke Wilson, Garrett Graham, Tim Wright

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FantasySavvy 2015: WR Tiers

WR Tiers

Calvin could easily be the #1 Fantasy WR again, but it’s doubtful because he is usually missing a few games a year and Matt Stafford is just too erratic. Jeremy Maclin is being undervalued to me. I think he gets a ton of catches with Smith. Edelman is also being undervalued, especially now with Brady reportedly back for Week 1, I think he could be in for a career year. Edelman continues  to get better and better.

Jordan Matthews may be going a little high, will see, Agholor could be the go to guy in the offense. Amari Cooper could be the next big thing in Oakland. He is a pure receiver.

Perriman, Parker are two rookies who are going late and still could have big impacts this year. Stevie Johnson will revive his career with Philip Rivers, the best QB he’s ever played with.

I like Ty Montgomery to emerge as the #3 in Green Bay, Green-Beckham, Funchess and Dorsett could all have instant impact. I like Dorsett the most, since he should take that 3 spot in Indy.

Don’t sleep on Sammie Coates, reports are terrible on him coming out of training camp, but he arguably is better than Markus Wheaton. He reminds me of Randy Moss a bit. Can Cordarrelle Patterson revive his hype? Probably not, but for your last pick, there is a whole lot of potential still there.

Kenny Bell ,Tampa Bay is an ultra sleeper, so much talent, just needs some burn and I think he will succeed. It may take him 2 to 3 years though. Also watch out for Tyler Lockett, he could be Green Bay’s version of Randall Cobb in a few years.

Tier 1

Antonio Brown, Dez Bryant, Demaryious Thomas, Odell Beckham Jr., Julio Jones

Tier 2

Calvin Johnson, A.J Green, Randall Cobb, T.Y. Hilton

Tier 3

Mike Evans, Brandin Cooks, Emmanuel Sanders, Julian Edelman, DeAndre Hopkins, Alshon Jeffrey

Tier 4

Jordan Matthews, Andre Johnson, Jeremy Maclin, Sammy Watkins, Brandon Marshall,

Tier 5

Amari Cooper, Charles Johnson, Golden Tate, Nelson Agholor, Jarvis Landry, Martavis Bryant, Davante Adams

Tier 6

Allen Robinson, Vincent Jackson, Mike Wallace, Roddy White, Anquan Boldin, Steve Smith, John Brown, Kendall Wright, Larry Fitzgerald, DeSean Jackson, Keenan Allen, Markus Wheaton

Tier 7

Marques Colston, Eric Decker, Michael Floyd, Torrey Smith, Brandon LaFell, Reggie Wayne, Stevie Johnson, Davante Parker, Terrance Williams, Breshard Perriman, Marquess Wilson

Tier 8

Victor Cruz, Dorial Green-Beckham, Doug Baldwin, Ty Montgomery, Brian Quick, Devin Funchess, Phillip Dorsett, Pierre Garcon, Cole Beasley, Brandon Coleman, Percy Harvin, Philly Brown,

Tier 9

Cody Latimer, Donte Moncrief, Malcom Floyd, Marvin Jones, Mohammad Sanu, Allen Hurns, Cecil Shorts, Michael Crabtree, Kenny Bell, Cordarrelle Patterson, Albert Wilson, Ruben Randle, James Jones, Sammie Coates, Tyler Lockett

Tier 10

Justin Hunter, Andrew Hawkins, Stedman Bailey, Jermaine Kearse, Brian Hartline, Robert Woods, Eddie Royal, Dwayne Bowe, Brandon Gibson, Danny Amendola, Devin Hester, Jerricho Cotchery, Jeff Janis, Andre Holmes

Tier 11

Kenny Britt, Jalen Strong, Justin Hardy, Marlon Brown, Kamar Aiken, Ace Sanders, Rod Streater, Quinton Patton

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FantasySavvy 2015: RB Tiers

RB Tiers

You may find Charles and Bell ranked lower on other sites, but these are my top 2 backs in Fantasy. I am targeting these guys first and foremost when I can. Peterson will have a chip on his shoulder and should come out firing in an improved Vikings Offense, but there should be some concerns about durability over the course of the season. Forte I am little down on with the absence of Brandon Marshall and rookie Kevin White now out for the year. But that said, Bears will be trailing a lot and Forte should keep up his PPR production.

I am a little weary of LeSean McCoy, but he could have something to prove after the Eagles let him loose.

You will notice I am high on Latavius Murray as well as Spiller. Going further down I like Matt Jones the rookie from the Skins. He is a Marion Barber clone, agility and power. Gurley is a beast, but his ACL injury might ruin his rookie year, don’t overspend. Abdullah could explode but is going high in drafts and auctions, if you want him be prepared to pay a lot.

Devonta Freeman’s talent is obvious, It’s just hard to bank on him, especially with Tevin Coleman there. But the offense is there to produce.

I like the prospects of TJ Yeldon and Duke Johnson, but the Cleveland backfield is crowded with talent and Dernard Robinson is still present in Jacksonville. Tough to say who will emerge, talent wise I like both the same.

It may take Melvin Gordon a few games, but eventually I think he will start to pick up the pace and could be in for an excellent rookie year. He’s at a decent value point right now.

If your not in the Top 5 or 6, don’t feel compelled to get RB’s in the first round. You could stack on WR’s and then swing back around and grab a Jeremy Hill, Ellington, Spiller, Gordon or L. Murray. Just make sure team is well rounded with talent and doesn’t have any lacking point power.

RB is no longer the premiere position it used to be with the arrival of PPR and the NFL passing game going off, but I think you still want to maintain 2 solid starting backs. Also you can never ever have enough talent at RB, so stack with solid production and upside in the later rounds.

Tier 1

Le’Veon Bell, Jamaal Charles

Tier 2

Eddie Lacy, Adrian Peterson, DeMarco Murray, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Forte

Tier 3

C.J. Anderson, Jeremy Hill, Arian Foster, LeSean McCoy

Tier 4

Andre Ellington, C.J. Spiller, Mark Ingram, Justin Forsett, Carlos Hyde, Lamar Miller, Latavius Murray

Tier 5

Frank Gore, Jonathan Stewart, Melvin Gordon, T.J. Yeldon, LeGarrette Blount, Ameer Abdullah

Tier 6

Shane Vereen, Rashad Jennings, Todd Gurley, Tre Mason, Isaiah Crowell, Joseph Randle, Chris Ivory, Alfred Morris, Doug Martin

Tier 7

Joique Bell, Duke Johnson, Devonta Freeman, Giovani Bernard, Matt Jones, Ronnie Hillman

Tier 8

Charles Sims, Bishop Sankey, Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead, David Cobb, Darren McFadden, Darren Sproles, Reggie Bush, David Johnson, Dernard Robinson, Jonas Gray, Dion Lewis, Roy Helu, Lance Dunbar, Christine Michael, Tevin Coleman

Tier 9

Knile Davis, Jerrick Mckinnon, Andre Williams, Dan Herron, Josh Robinson, Terrance West, Cameron Artis-Payne, Khiry Robinson, Jay Ajayi, Gus Johnson, Chris Polk, Alfred Blue

Tier 10

Ryan Williams, Montee Ball, James Starks, Theo Riddick, Buck Allen, Stevan Ridley, Bilal Powell, Zac Stacy, Fred Jackson, Trent Richardson, James White, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Branden Oliver

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FantasySavvy 2015: QB Tiers

QB’s 

Besides Luck & Rodgers, the rest of these guys are going later in drafts and cheaper in Auctions. I I like Wilson a lot this year with the arrival of Graham and Brees as well as Manning are going as cheap as ever. Romo and Rivers are usually the last of the bunch to go and are great options. You can even wait on Brady supplement him with a plethora of streamers and be good to go by Week 5.

The point is, I don’t think it’s necessarily worth going that extra inch for Rodgers and Luck, because there is so much value behind them, although these guys will certainly provide that extra bonus. Even Tier 4 is intriguing, although there are more question marks in that group. My strategy is to be patient at QB, get them for cheaper or in the later initial rounds and still wind up with a rock solid option.

Tier 1

Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers

Tier 2

Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo

Tier 3

Philip Rivers, Tom Brady

Tier 4

Ryan Tannehill, Matt Stafford, Eli Manning, Cam Newton, Sam Bradford, Matt Ryan

Tier 5

Joe Flacco, Carson Palmer, Alex Smith

Tier 6

Jay Cutler, Colin Kaepernick, Jamis Winston, Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr, Andy Dalton

Tier 7

Marcus Mariota, Nick Foles, Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel

Tier 8

Brian Hoyer, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kirk Cousins, Josh McCown, Tyrod Taylor, Matt Cassel, Zach Mettenberger, Gino Smith

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2015 FantasySavvy: FantasySavvy Site Breakdown for Upcoming season

Welcome to the 2015 Season. Thank you to all the readers and listeners throughout the years. As the new season is upon us, I wanted to breakdown what you can expect from FantasySavvy.com for this 2015 season.

  • Player Tiers starting this weekend
  • Breakdown of Sleepers, Rookies
  • Daily League Advice
  • Weekly Radio Show (Check @FantasySavvy on twitter for show dates and times as they will vary)
  • Weekly Rankings (Seasonal and Daily)
  • NFL Picks
  • Targets Breakdown
  • Waiver Wire Advice
  • Trade Advice
  • Lineup Questions answered by emailing me @ SteveDeAngelo@gmail.com

Please follow us on twitter @FantasySavvy and make sure to check out our weekly radio show at blogtalkradio.com/fantasysavvy, throughout the season. We guarantee you will find our advice highly valuable as we direct you to your Fantasy League Titles.

Thank you and All the best in the upcoming 2015 Season!

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2015 FantasySavvy: Fantasy Baseball Trade Deadline Deal Article

Here is an article I posted on my league’s site. Thought some of you may enjoy. I am availble for writeups if you are interested!!

Ol Winston n Gerns Strikes Deal w/ La Famiglia, Makes Them An Offer They Couldn’t Refuse

A deal was struck Friday Morning between the two clubs, as La Famiglia sent Adrian Gonzalez and Tyson Ross over to WGBC for Corey Dickerson.

Many wonder why WGBC would make such a deal, sitting at 7-10 and currently on the outside looking in of the 2015 Freehole Playoffs.

” We like this deal, we still have a ton of young talent coming back next year, add a possible keeper in Tyson Ross and also acquire Adrian who will help us for our run this year,” said Co-Owner Winston Furton IV.

With 4 games after this week, WGBC needs to win this week and probably win 3 of their next 4 to have a realistic shot. They will be battiling with Mickey Small Balls, The Va Fongoool Crew, Upton Funk you Up, Leakey Wong and even La Famiglia for the final two spots.

” Why Give up now, we made this run two years ago, we can do it again”, Said Gerns, Winston’s partner.

Time will tell if this was a good deal for WGBC, but one thing is for sure they give their fans something to root for and keep it interesting. It’s the reason they have had such a cult following since their inception 3 years ago.

” We love this franchise, they give us hope and do not throw in the towel too soon. Yes they could put a little more effort into March/April during the NCAA tournament when all the scouting takes place, but once the season starts they are entrenched,” said Local WGBC supporter and Fan Carl Fernpak, a resident of Tempen, Ohio, where the WBGC headquarters is located.

” We don’t like giving up, we are still in it, besides what else are we going to do, we are old Men who need to stay active otherwise we might fall over on a park bench and end up at Perry’s Old Age Home on Rt. 39.

With a questionable pitching staff and Miggy still on the shelf, we will all see if WGBC can make this happen. After the deal struck Friday, Gerns was seen getting into his 1986 Cadillac Deville when a reporter asked, Hey Gerns how those balls hanging? Gerns replied, ” Better than Ever Youngster”.

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2015 FantasySavvy: July 10th MLB Daily League Lineups

Three Lineups tonight. 1st one has Hector Santiago vs the Mariners, who has absolutely dominated them in the past. Cruz, Cano and Seager all hittng under .200 vs him. The 2nd has Gerritt Cole vs the Cardinals without Matt Holiday. Only Matt Carpenter has good success vs him (.300) while Peralta, Heyward are both hitting under .250 vs him. The last lineup goes with the value in Kendall Gravemen who has been lights out since his return from the Minors. 90% of the batters in my lineup have a proven track record vs the opposing pitcher with the majority hitting .300 or better. Rain doesn’t look like it’s going to be a problem tonight. All lineups are FanDuel.

Lineup #1

P- Hector Santiago

C- Matt Wieters

1B- Joe Mauer

2B- Dee Gordon

3B-Alex Rodriguez

SS-Eduardo Suarez

OF-Jose Bautista, Marlon Byrd, Brett Gardner

Lineup #2

P- Gerritt Cole

C- Matt Wieters

1B- Billy Butler

2B- Stephen Drew

3B-Adrian Beltre

SS-Jordy Mercer

OF-Steve Pearce, Lorenzo Cain, Jose Bautista

Lineup #3

P- Kendall Gravemen

C- Russell Martin

1B- Joey Votto

2B- Jose Altuve

3B- Alex Rodriguez

SS- Carlos Correa

OF- Jose Bautista, Kevin Pilar, Yasel Puig

Bonus Lineup

P- Kendall Gravemen

C- Evan Gattis

1B- Adrian Gonzales

2B- Scooter Gennett

3B- Aramis Ramirez

SS- Jean Segura

OF-Cameron Maybin, Yasel Puig, Brett Gardner

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