Dotdon’s Fantasy Football Preview

By Tony James
PSDC Contributor

It’s that time of year again. The weather gets a bit cooler, kids return to school and the rest of us prepare our minds and bodies for football. No, not playing football—elite athletes do that. I’m talking about fantasy football, the true test of a man’s heart and genius.

This article will give you a picture of who you may be able to steal early in your fantasy football draft this year, or, if you’ve drafted already, who you can pick up on the waiver wire now before they make a giant impact and disappear to another competitor before your eyes.

RUNNING BACKS

Depending on the size of your league and scoring rules, RB could be the thinnest of all positions and the most important to grab early and for depth. Although there are rare exceptions, generally speaking you need at least one good RB to win any league. With more and more “RB by committee” teams the pack of workhorse backs continues to dwindle. The key to becoming a consistent champion (like me) is spotting and nabbing RBs that emerge due to injury, opportunity or are poised for a breakout year. It is important to claim them now or at your draft so you’re not in a bidding war or relying on waiver-wire priority. Here are some breakouts and sleepers to target in 2015:

BREAKOUTS

1. Lamar Miller, Miami - Miller is poised to have a fantastic season. Ryan Tannehill is progressing as a QB, producing solid stats and improving year after year. Lamar Miller will be a top 8 RB this year in that Miami offense, so don’t be afraid to reach for him if needed.

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2. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay - Martin is quietly going in the sixth to eighth round of most mock drafts at this point, which is an absolute steal. Martin is shifty and fast. His down year last year was ended by injury, but he has great RB1 potential. Add in the WR corps and a rookie QB that is adept at moving the sticks for first downs, Martin could see top 15 production easily. [Read more…]

2012 NFL Team Preview: Kansas City Chiefs

By Jonah Grotz
PSDC Contributor 

As a fan of Kansas City sports, it is hard to ignore that the most successful team in the last 25 years has been Sporting KC, the local MLS team.  They were one match short of playing for the MLS Cup last year and have already won the U.S. Open Cup this year.  The last Chiefs playoff appearance was in 2010 with their last win coming back in 1993 to the Houston Oilers.

That’s right, the last playoff win the Chiefs have had was against a team that no longer exists. For the 2012 Chiefs, success can only be attained by winning a playoff game, maybe two.  Many believe that will be hard to do with Peyton Manning now playing in the division.

The Chiefs have high hopes this year but a lot of that hope is being placed on key players coming back from injury and new faces acquired through free agency.  This is coupled with veterans like Dwayne Bowe skipping training camp and Tamba Hali allegedly being caught with marijuana on two occasions. [Read more…]