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Author: Ryan Hawks Associate Editor

Fantasy Football: History Demands It’s Time to Buy Doug Baldwin Now

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 14: Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates victory after the NFL International Series game between Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images) Some people are just late bloomers. It takes them a bit longer to get things down, but then all of the sudden it all just clicks. This has basically defined Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin’s entire career. His first four seasons in the league, he never had a season where he went over 900 yards. He had 14...

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Frank Gore Highlights Week Seven Fantasy Football Watch List

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – OCTOBER 14: Miami Dolphins Running Back Frank Gore (21) runs with the ball past Chicago Bears Linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) during the NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Miami Dolphins on October 14, 2018 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) This week marks the midway point in the fantasy football season. Some team owners are still busy making claims for last week’s top performers. Others are racking their brains on how to trade for that one missing piece that their team...

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Hold LeSean McCoy in Fantasy Football

BUFFALO, NY – OCTOBER 07: Running back LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills runs with the ball against the Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter at New Era Field on October 7, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) LeSean McCoy has been a buzzing player in both fantasy and real-life football recently. This has a lot to do with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team that drafted him, losing their starting running back, Jay Ajayi, for the year with an ACL injury. Now McCoy is being linked to the team in trade talks, catching the...

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Mike Davis Tops Week Six Fantasy Football Watch List

SEATTLE, WA – OCTOBER 07: Running Back Mike Davis #27 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball in the first half against the Los Angeles Rams at CenturyLink Field on October 7, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Week Six of the NFL and fantasy football season is here. This is where the fast starts give way to disappointment. This is where the logjams of .500 teams start to separate and playoff contenders are born. As injuries continue to test depth, and bye weeks complicate lineups, those with stacked benches will start to emerge from...

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Alex Collins: Get Out While You Still Can in Fantasy Football

BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 23: Alex Collins #34 of the Baltimore Ravens rushes against the Denver Broncos during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Running backs are a valuable commodity in fantasy football. Unlike wide receivers, where each NFL team has one or two solid fantasy contributors, it can sometimes be a struggle to find even one good running back on a team worth rostering. Team owners that are lucky enough to roster multiple backs are hesitant to let them go in trades, and for good...

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Dede Westbrook Highlights Week Five Fantasy Football Watch List

JACKSONVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 30: Dede Westbrook #12 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs for yards after catch against the New York Jets during the first half at TIAA Bank Field on September 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) We are already a quarter of the way through the NFL season. Four weeks are in the books. Bye weeks are here. Injuries are still aplenty. Still, nothing is very clear. Offenses are still sorting out starters and players are beginning to get comfortable in their new schemes. The running back and tight end free agent markets...

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Kerryon Johnson: Hold on and Never Let Go in Fantasy Football

DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 23: Kerryon Johnson #33 of the Detroit Lions runs with the ball while playing the New England Patriots at Ford Field on September 23, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Trades are tricky in fantasy football. Sometimes team owners are prone to jump to knee-jerk reactions when players either do or don’t perform early in the season. Oftentimes, people forget that the fantasy season is a marathon, not a sprint, and look at short point output, rather than long-term potential. While it is smart to sometimes trade away a high upside player...

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Christian Kirk Highlights Week Four Fantasy Football Watch List

GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 23: Christian Kirk #13 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball against the Chicago Bears at State Farm Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Chaos! Chaos defines the fantasy season so far. Calvin Ridley, Robert Woods, and Jordy Nelson were the surprise top-three receivers of the week. Josh Allen was a top-five quarterback. Chris Carson and Isaiah Crowell had huge performances after being dropped in many leagues. Overreactions are still aplenty, with knee-jerk waiver wire claims being put in, and other players prematurely being cut from owner’s...

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Fantasy Football Trades: Buy Low on David Johnson

One of the lesser talked about parts of fantasy football is trades. Trading is the best way to acquire quality, established players that would never make it to the waiver wire. It is also a way to unload disappointing players with negative outlooks and get something in return. The art of trading is tricky, but here at Last Word on Sports, we’ve found a few buy low, sell high, and hold candidates. Buy Low: David Johnson Arizona Cardinals star running back David Johnson has been arguably the biggest disappointment in fantasy through the first two weeks. Johnson basically missed...

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