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2dTristan H. Cockcroft

Don't sleep on these steady fantasy football players

Drafting breakout stars can lead your team to a fantasy title, but you may not even make the playoffs if you don't pair them with a few steady options, even if they are seemingly boring. Here are several that should make a difference in 2017.

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More concerned about Luck or rest of Colts? (0:44)
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3dJim McCormick

Fantasy football: IDP breakouts and top defensive rookies

Whether you're using individual defensive players (IDP) for the first time or are a grizzled vet, we have you covered with breakout candidates and rookies you'll want to target in drafts.

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Source: RG III looks good in Chargers workout

"He looked good," a Chargers source told Josina Anderson of RG III. "The young man can move, he's athletic, he can throw the ball. Some guys are proven and you know them; with Robert you just want to make sure he is healthy and moving around well."

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5dMike Clay

Fantasy football cheat sheet central

A collection of downloadable, printable cheat sheets for the 2017 fantasy football season, including PPR, non-PPR and dynasty/keeper leagues.

Allen a solid fantasy pick (1:00)
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14dTom Carpenter

Fantasy football mock draft: 10-team, 2QB, PPR

The difference between PPR and non-PPR leagues can be dramatic, but not as much as the difference you'll see in quarterback values when you have to start a pair of them. Check out the results of our latest mock draft.

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18dMatt Bowen

Can Ameer Abdullah provide fantasy football upside?

Ameer Abdullah is a borderline RB3 according to our rankers, and he struggled with injury in 2016. Can the Lions back bounce back, or will he split carries and frustrate fantasy players?

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21dMike Clay

Which first-round NFL picks will shine as rookies in fantasy?

We all love talent in fantasy, but parlaying raw skills into big stats can prove difficult for most rookies. Which positions and players offer the highest floors and ceilings? Who should you fade in drafts?

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16dEric Karabell

AFC North offers value plays with sneaky upside

While there are several established veterans in this division, fantasy owners should keep an eye on certain position battles to find values.

Does Brady make Cooks an elite fantasy option? (2:14)
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31dField Yates

How to find fantasy value in crowded running back situations

How will Joe Mixon fit in with the Bengals? Is C.J. Anderson set to be the workhorse for the Broncos? We break down some of the NFL's most complicated backfields from a fantasy perspective.

41dTristan H. Cockcroft

Cockcroft: Top 10 NFL faces in new places

Beast Mode is back, Brandin Cooks is a Patriot and Adrian Peterson joins Mark Ingram in a crowded Saints backfield. Get caught up on what the biggest offseason moves mean for fantasy purposes.

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ESPN Fantasy Football 101

Thinking about trying fantasy football this season? Here is everything you need to know, so you can join the fun.

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36dMike Clay

Fantasy football's most important stats

Not all stats carry the same weight in fantasy football. Here's a look at the ones to pay closest attention to in 2017 and beyond.