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2020 Players To Buy
4/11/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

The NFL season is still far away but what else are we supposed to do? I love reading rankings and projections but I need more! Mock drafts are cool. So are rookie mock drafts. I need more! What about fantasy football mock drafts? How many of those do you normally do? What’s an outrageous number before people say your obsessed?

I still need more. Breakouts and sleepers? Does that move the needle? Now we’re talking right? I’ll be honest breakouts are my favorite! So are bold predictions! For the sake of what I’m trying to do now lets focus on buys! Missed our busts? Check it out here! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-fantasy-football-busts/nfl/04/

As we move closer the NFL draft you will start to see more content popping up. Mock drafts galore, tiered rankings and rookie projections. At a certain point it’ll make your head spin. If you’re like me you have your favorites. Favorite website, favorite writer and favorite articles.

So much like the Breakouts article I wanted to get in on a list of players I’m buying without any hesitation! The 2020 NFL Draft class is loaded with offensive talent. We already know this. What about players already in the league that we should buy?

If you’re in any dynasty leagues there is no off-season! Lets get to it! Here is an in-depth list of players I’m buying in 2020!

QUARTERBACKS

Matthew Stafford QB-Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Stafford has always been a stats monster. I’ve read a lot of comments on social media where people were doubting Matthew’s durability and injury history. I find that argument completely ridiculous. From 2011-2019 Stafford has missed 8 games. Out of those 9 seasons and 144 total games, Matt has missed 8 games. All being from the 2019 season. Stafford started all 16 games for 8 straight season. I just find this argument to be lazy and the whole, “what have you done for me lately?’ rationale. People forget about Stafford due to him being stuck playing for a lousy Detroit Lions team. This is fantasy football people, real life NFL wins and losses don’t matter. Our fantasy points do. I trust Matthew this season. We don’t know what the 2020 Draft will bring the Detroit Lions but with a healthy Kerryon, Golladay and Marvin Jones I’m buying Stafford as my QB1!

Kyler Murray QB-Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray

I’ve been vocal in the past about not trusting Kyler’s ability to get it done in the NFL. I’ve also admitted I was wrong. Now I will take it a step further and tell you I’m sold and we should buy! That’s the beauty of sports! It’s also the beauty of writing! If I’m open and honest with myself I’m able to be honest with you! We’ve seen Murray’s value boom after Arizona landed Hopkins last month. I mean, why wouldn’t it? Kyler’s value has always been his ability to run and rack up rushing yards. Now you can add another level to his game. With Drake showing us late last season what he can mixed with Hopkins sure hands and big play ability, Kyler Murray should soar into the top ten of quarterback rankings in 2020. Buy! Buy! Buy!

RUNNING BACKS

Miles Sanders RB-Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders

I’m a big fan of Miles and what he can do on the football field. For most of the 2019 season it felt like Philly had no idea how and what to do with Sanders. That’s just a personal opinion of mine. Sanders is the quintessential stud pass catching back. I’m not saying anything new here but 2020 is going to be a big year for Miles Sanders. In 2019 he had 63 targets for 50 receptions, 509 yards and 3 touchdowns. In PPR formats I’m buying as often as I can. Buy! Buy! Buy!

David Montgomery RB-Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery

Before the start of the 2019 season I viewed Montgomery and Sanders as the same type of back. Half way through the season I was ripping my own hair out. The Chicago Bears clearly had no idea how to use Montgomery. Is he a must start? Is he a sit? He was only on the field 57% of the Bears offensive snaps in 2019. Was it due to poor game scripts? Were the Bears really that bad in 2019? If you look into it they finished .500 so why the heck didn’t David get more action? I’m not a beat writer for the Bears for so I have no answer. Could it have been head coach Matt Nagy? 2019 was his second year at the helm? PPR specialist Tarik Cohen? Regardless of circumstance, I firmly believe David Montgomery makes the leap in 2020. Much like Sanders, their respective teams know what they have now. Time to cut them loose! Buy! Buy! Buy!

Joe Mixon RB-Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon

Another guy I had no interest in drafting last season. Watching him go so high in all the 2019 mocks and then again in real drafts was shocking. For a moment I felt as is I missed something. What does everyone else know? For the first 10 games of the 2019 season my hesitations were well warranted. Then Cincinnati’s head coach Zac Taylor removed his head from his own ass and the results were fantastic! Joe Mixon had a stud like final 8 games. Racking up 817 rushing yards, 5 touchdowns and 16 receptions for 177 yards. In this case it was of no fault to Mixon himself but an issue with his coaching staff. As it stands now Cincy will look to draft LSU QB Joe Burrow #1 overall. All reports are pointing to a fully healthy A.J. Green along with fellow WR’s Tyler Boyd and John Ross. The arrows are no doubt pointing up for Mixon. I want in! Buy! Buy! Buy!

Devin Singletary RB-Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills RB Devin Singletary

Look, am I buying into the hype that the Buffalo Bills are good again and can push for the AFC East title? Absolutely! As a life long Detroit Lions fan I get along with other long suffering fan bases. In my personal opinion, the NFL is just better when the Bills are good. Guess I just like to see other historically bad teams succeed. Although the Bills have had some major success in the past. Something something four straight Super Bowl appearances. I’ve gotten a tad off track. Where were we? Devin Singletary! In 2019 Devin found some run and did quite well with it. He did play second fiddle here and there while Frank Gore also got some playing time. Singletary only started 8 games yet finished with 969 all purpose yards. Gore is no longer under contract with the Bills. Devin is the man in Buffalo, for now. Meaning, does Buffalo draft a RB later this month? I’m not a mind reader so I can’t answer that question. However, the Bills don’t have a first round pick this year. Their first pick is #54 in the second round. All odds are pointing to Devin being the RB1 in Buffalo this year. Josh Allen, John Brown and newest addition Stefon Diggs make up the offensive core. With an up-and-coming offense and a Tom Brady-less Patriots team the division is theirs for the taking. Another second year RB, Singletary will get all the carries he can handle! Buy! Buy! Buy!

WIDE RECEIVERS

Calvin Ridley WR-Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley

Sometimes I have to stop and think before making certain comments. My first thought was to say, “I’m sure you’ve all heard about Ridley!” That would be crazy right? Calvin isn’t a household name! He’s not even his teams WR1! Julio Jones is! In this case Ridley has thrived as the WR2 in Atlanta. Doesn’t take a genius to figure out why. Calvin Ridley is a weapon. A weapon I want on my side when I go to fantasy war. Ridley absolutely explodes off the line while leaving the defender guessing at his next step. I’ve owned Ridley in a dynasty league since day 1 and I’ve studied his every move. He never runs a lazy half ass route. His footwork is tremendous and this kid get major separation. What I find shocking is the fact Ridley is still learning and growing. 2020 will be his third year in the NFL and I’d be willing to bet the best of his young career to date. Buy! Buy! Buy!

Davante Adams WR-Green Bay

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams

This one should come as no surprise. Only reason I mention Adams is because I may be higher on him then most. It’s not really a, “gutsy” call to mention a top 5 WR as a buy. I’m just here to give Adams the credit he deserves. 2019 was no fun for his owners. After a 111 reception, 1,368 yard and 13 TD 2018 season, 2019 was supposed to be glorious! That damn turf toe! However, Adams was able to play 12 games in 2019 and salvaged his season because of it. The targets and receptions were there, just light on the touchdowns. I am fully expecting a monster season out of Adams in 2020. Easily a top 10 draft pick, I will not hesitate to pull the trigger. Do some homework if you’re in a dynasty league. Check on his value and see if you’re able to acquire him from a less than thrilled owner. 100+ receptions, 1,200+ yards and 8 TD’s is his floor. I mean c’mon! What else are you waiting for?! Buy! Buy! Buy!

Christian Kirk WR-Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk

Let me be upfront and honest here. I have no strong feelings for Kirk here one way or another. Let me also tell you that I felt a strong obligation to mention Christian here for two reasons. First, I’ve seen a lot of talk about Kirk and why he’s such breakout candidate in 2020. Something about DeAndre Hopkins now being in Arizona and pulling coverage away from Kirk. So I decided to join the masses instead of making my own way. Second, I wouldn’t tell you do anything I wouldn’t do myself. I like the idea of buying Kirk but not for the same reasons as most. To me, buying Kirk is a strategic move. If you’re able to add him pre-draft or grab him after I would turn around and sell him to the highest bidder in a heart beat. Buy! Buy! Trade!

TIGHT-ENDS

Jack Doyle TE-Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle

There’s this huge relief that has come over me as a Jack Doyle owner. I’ve finally figured out what it is! Eric Ebron leaving to play in Pittsburgh! Ebron is the most over rated TE than I can think of. He’s basically a construction barrel that just happens to be placed on a football field. Guy had one good season in 2018 after wasting all our time in Detroit from 2014-2017. Go crowd another teams TE depth chart! I’m sorry Jack! This portion of the article is dedicated to you, not Mr. Construction Cone! Have you heard Phil Rivers is now the QB in Indy? Have you ever heard of a guy named Antonio Gates? How about a kid named Hunter Henry? Look, I’m not saying Jack Doyle is a Hall of Fame TE like Gates. Just pointing out how much Phil likes to feed his tight-end. It wouldn’t take much for Doyle to have a career year statistically in 2020. How much would it cost to grab Doyle in a trade or in your draft? Next to nothing right? Do it or don’t say I never warned you! Buy! Buy! Buy!

O.J. Howard TE-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard

Another huge shock right? Sometimes it’s best to point out the obvious! That way my horrible calls don’t look as bad! Jokes aside, what the hell happened with OJ in 2019? He started 14 games, played in 69% of the offensive snaps and only scored one flipping touchdown? That is flat out miserable. It’s actually disgusting! Which will make 2020 that much sweeter! Unless you’ve been living on Mars then you know Tom Brady is the QB in Tampa Bay. Bruce Arians is also the new coach. See what I’m getting at here? Something awesome is brewing in Tampa. Bruce is no stranger to the offensive coordinator position as well. If you Google him you can easily find his favorite motto, “No risk-it, no biscuit!”. He is an aggressive play caller with arguably the greatest quarterback of all-time! That was a long winded way to tell how much I love OJ Howard in 2020. The come back is always sweeter then the set back!

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

Who are your buys in 2020? Let’s talk about it!

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2020 ROOKIE IDP Mock Draft (Round 1)

2020 Fantasy Football ROOKIE IDP Mock Draft (Round 1)
4/4/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Another off-season and what a wild one it has been! We’re already into April and all professional sports are STILL suspended and there is no end in sight. So in turn we have a ton of spare time! Spare time means content and discussions! The NFL draft is close and that means rookie mock drafts!

We all have our own opinion. We all have our own research. That’s the beauty of fantasy sports and mock drafting. 2019 was a great draft class. 2020 is even stronger! If you missed it here’s our 2020 rookie rankings! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-nfl-rookie-rankings/nfl/03/

This 2020 draft class is filled to the brim with young and hungry guys looking to stake their claim to the throne. This is a very strong class of kids and its loaded with offensive talent. Running backs and wide receivers galore! Let’s not forget the defensive side of things as well!

If you and your league get together to draft rookies separately then I salute you! It just adds more fun to the process! The more I get into the process the more I see how loaded this 2020 draft class is! Playing in an IDP league adds a whole different dynamic to both the draft and waivers!

This should be fun! Lets go!

ROUND 1

Ohio State DE Chase Young

1. Chase Young DE-Ohio State

The closer we get to draft day the closer the margin between pick one and two become. At this point it’s really just personal preference. Chase Young is still my pick at number one. He has every tool to become a dominate pass rusher. In the actual NFL Draft, Chase will be picked in the top 3 right? Assuming he goes to Washington that immediately puts him in the top 10, maybe 5, at the defensive end position.

Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons

2. Isaiah Simmons LB-Clemson

As stated above I firmly believe Young and Simmons are interchangeable at #1 and #2. If you’re detail orientated and a crazy note taker like me, you can get picky and specific. Simmons can literally line up anywhere on the field and produce. Simmons has an extremely high floor and will get as much playing time as he can handle in 2020. Hopefully in Detroit?

Oklahoma LB Kenneth Murray

3. Kenneth Murray LB-Oklahoma

The more reading and research I do the more I like Murray. Is there a significant drop off from the top 2? Not as much as you may think. Kenneth has a few flaws but don’t we all? Murray will be able to step right in and provide for your team. Tackles. Tackles. Tackles.

LSU EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson

4. K’Lavon Chaisson EDGE-LSU

Chaisson is a stud but people are shying away due to a torn ACL in 2018. He has quickness and explodes off the edge. I’m a fan of multi-positional eligible players. K’Lavon will soon fit that mold. DE and LB!

LSU LB Patrick Queen

5. Patrick Queen LB-LSU

Queen is no doubt a top 5 talent defensively in this years draft. He’s quick and moves with purpose. His instincts are top notch! More than likely Queen will be drafted in the top 25. Meaning, he makes an immediate impact for his new professional team. In turn, our fantasy teams too!

Iowa DE A.J. Espenesa

6. A.J. Espenesa EDGE-Iowa

In my first note and research session last month I had AJ at #4. Make no mistake Espenesa is still a top 10 IDP option in 2020 drafts. He has size, power and an overall toughness you can’t teach. I picture AJ as both an edge rusher AND defensive tackle. He’s able to be versatile and provide immediate dividends to our fantasy rosters.

Auburn DT Derrick Brown

7. Derrick Brown DT-Auburn

I absolutely love Derrick’s real life draft prospects. He is surely going to be drafted in the top 10 of the actual NFL draft. What does that mean for his fantasy value? I have a few options and ideas here. Some IDP leagues don’t require a defensive tackle. More of a flex spot where any IDP fit the roster spot. In specific IDP leagues’ where you roster an entire defense is where Brown can really shine.

LSU S Grant Delpit

8. Grant Delpit S-LSU

Has anyone noticed all these stud LSU defensive players flying off the board? Delpit belongs among them. If you look into it LSU safeties have done well in the pros. I can see a scenario where he’s talked about among the best safeties, Jamaal Adams or Landon Collins. Call me crazy?

Alabama DB Xavier McKinney

9. Xavier McKinney S-Alabama

Xavier is the poster boy for consistency! When owning a solid defensive back in IDP leagues I look for tackles and interceptions. Noting new I know but McKinney is ALWAYS around the ball. He’s a just a big play waiting to happen.

Penn State DE Yetur Gross-Matos

10. Yetur Gross-Matos EDGE-Penn State

Speaking of big plays, Matos makes a living in the offensive backfield. At 6’5 260lbs Yetur has major sack potential while plugging up holes and stopping the run. Matos still has some things to learn and when it all clicks watch out!

Ohio State LB Malik Harrison

11. Malik Harrison LB-Ohio State

Malik will look to stake his claim as the best rookie linebacker from the 2020 draft class by seasons end. Fundamentally sound and quick to make a good decision, Harrison just flat gets it done. Nothing fancy here, no slick talk, Malik is a stud and will provide for your team instantly. Playmaker.

South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw

12. Javon Kinlaw DT-South Carolina

Kinlaw is a QB’s nightmare and a defensive coordinators dream! Athletically speaking, his speed stands out. In a world where the first move is important he’s quite gifted. Another multi-positional talent Javon is a tackle for loss monster who gets to the quarterback often!

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

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Hang here for Round 2 this afternoon! What would your round 1 look like?

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2020 Fantasy Football Rankings (QB)

2020 Fantasy Football Rankings (QB)
3/28/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

It’s always fun to talk fantasy football! Ranking players is even better! Every new season is clean slate filled with hope. Do you get that warm and fuzzy feeling this time of year?

Me and the boys sat down and wanted to personally rank the top 10 players at each position! We all get along pretty well so it was a piece of cake! All these thoughts and rankings are coming from a group of regular men who just enjoy fantasy football!

Photo courtesy of sbnation.com

Our positional rankings are based on a 1 point per reception (PPR) scoring format. Sit back, relax and dig into our rankings!

PlayerTeamPositionKJ Baker
Lamar JacksonBaltimoreQB1
Patrick MahomesKansas CityQB2
Russell WilsonSeattleQB3
Deshaun WatsonHoustonQB4
Kyler MurrayArizonaQB5
Dak PrescottDallasQB6
Josh AllenBuffaloQB7
Matt RyanAtlantaQB8
Aaron RodgersGreen BayQB9
Ben RoethlisbergerPittsburghQB10
PlayerTeamPositionSam Huff
Lamar JacksonBaltimoreQB1
Patrick MahonesKansas CityQB2
Russell WilsonSeattleQB3
Kyler MurrayArizonaQB4
Dak PrescottDallasQB5
Deshaun WatsonHoustonQB6
Josh AllenBuffaloQB7
Matt RyanAtlantaQB8
Aaron RodgersGreen BayQB9
Drew BreesNew OrleansQB10

#1 and #2 are there for obvious reasons. Kyler Murray has a loaded WR room giving him a huge upside for 2020. With the resigning of Amari Cooper, that gives Dak Prescott his WR1 back from 2019 where they tallied for close to 1,200 yards and 8 touchdowns as a duo. The Falcons add Todd Gurley who, when healthy, can be seen catching out of the backfield for close to 500 yards alongside the likes of Julio Jones, Ridley, and Hayden Hurst. With a new deal in place and the addition of Emmanuel Sanders, Drew Brees has a pretty steady three headed monster of targets in Thomas, Kamara & Sanders. – Sam Huff

PlayerTeamPositionDavid Reed
Lamar JacksonBaltimoreQB1
Patrick MahomesKansas CityQB2
Russel WilsonSeattleQB3
Dak PrescotDallasQB4
Kyler MurrayArizonaQB5
Josh AllenBuffaloQB6
Deshaun WatsonHoustonQB7
Aaron RodgersGreen BayQB8
Matt RyanAtlantaQB9
Tom BradyTampa BayQB10
PlayerTeamPositionChris Robin
Patrick MahomesKansas CityQB1
Lamar JacksonBaltimoreQB2
Kyler MurrayArizonaQB3
Russel WilsonSeattleQB4
Dak PrescottDallasQB5
Deshaun WatsonHoustonQB6
Matt RyanAtlantaQB7
Josh AllenBuffaloQB8
Aaron RodgersGreen BayQB9
Ryan TannehillTennesseeQB10

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Hang here for our next group of rankings! Our top 10 running backs are next!

In the Net 3/5/2020

NHL In The Net
3/5/20
By Chris Robin

 

In The Net 3/5/20

 

 

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’m excited to bring you my favorite cash game goalies along with a few GPP goalies. I believe In the Net makes for a good compliment to Hot Pucking Stacks! Both articles together should bring us plenty of success!

Ten games on the NHL schedule tonight! Several nice plays in goal tonight but this is my list!

CASH game goalie

NYI G – Semyon Varlamov

Semyon Varlamov NYI @ OTT (FD-$7,600)(DK-$7,500)

19-13-5 W-L – 2.56 GAA – 0.916 SV% – 2 SO

TOURNAMENT (GPP)

Pay up!

TB G – Andrei Vasilevskiy

Andrei Vasilvskiy TB vs. MTL (FD-$8,600)(DK-$8,400)

33-13-3 W-L – 2.61 GAA – 0.915 SV% – 2 SO

Mid-tier!

PIT G – Matt Murray

Matt Murray PIT @ BUF (FD-$8,300)(DK-$7,700)

18-10-5 W-L – 2.85 GAA – 0.899 SV% – 1 SO

Mid-tier II!

MIN G – Alex Stalock

Alex Stalock MIN @ SJ (FD-$8,200)(DK-$7,600)

19-10-4 W-L – 2.59 GAA – 0.912 SV% – 4 SO

Value!

Want to get nuts with a GPP goalie? Good! Thought you’d say yes!

WSH G – Ilya Samsonov

Ilya Samsonov WSH @ NYR (FD-$7,600)(DK-$7,800)

16-6-1 W-L – 2.39 GAA – 0.917 SV% – 1 SO

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