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How the First Round Would Look in Do-Over Fantasy Drafts

Leave a Comment | Mark Bybee

Season long fantasy football can be awesome, but we all know it can also be a beating. Extreme highs give to extreme lows, and if you don’t prepare yourself for the long haul, the fantasy playoffs can seem like a daunting task. Learning from our past mistakes is pretty key in licking our wounds and making a strong run the next season if this year’s team didn’t quite hack it.
One good way to try to get better is to retrace the steps of our initial fantasy drafts back in August and see where we went wrong. Even better is to see where we probably should have gone right. This little game isn’t completely accurate, but it’s more than a little interesting to see how things would play out in hindsight.
With that, let’s break down what the first 12 picks of a standard, 12-team league might be if we could re-do our 2014 fantasy drafts knowing what we know now:
1. DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys
No one has been …

Top 10 Player Rankings For Each IDP Position in 2014

Leave a Comment | Mark Bybee

IDP fantasy football leagues can be a real treat for true fans of fantasy football. Not only do you get to play a whole different breed of fantasy football, but you also get to pay respect to the hard-hitting elite defenders of the NFL in the process.
In addition, you get to put your knowledge of the top IDP (Individual Defensive Players) fantasy football options to the test and compete against other fantasy owners to see who can put together the strongest squads. However, to get to that point, you first need to gear up each year and see which IDP fantasy football players need to be the top picks.
To help IDP fantasy owners do just that, we’ve ranked the top-10 IDP fantasy football options at each major position. Some leagues can get pretty specific, but we’re sticking with general roster settings to keep things wide open (DL, LB, DB):
Top 10 IDP Defensive Linemen

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans
Robert Quinn, DE, St. Louis Rams