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When it comes time to start filling in your bench, it's best to approach it like you would your starters: Look for the most value possible with each selection, while keeping in mind the overall makeup of your team. Sometimes, the best value, particularly in the late rounds is a handcuff to one or more of your running backs. The question is, "Which backups offer enough value to warrant a roster position?"

We'll take a look at all the NFL starters and their backups, and whether they are handcuff worthy or not.
Drafting the fantasy QB position is one that is fraught with multiple theories and trains of thought.  There are those fantasy owners who say it's best to pull the trigger early on one of the elite QB's, and there are others who prefer to wait and load up on RB's and WR's and take a QB in the second tier in the later rounds. There are advantages and disadvantages to both methods. 

We'll take a look at the 2011 QB position to determine when it's best to add your starting QB to your lineup, and when or if you should be looking for a backup QB.

Every year there are fantasy players that slip through the cracks, and there are those that might as well have there names and pictures scrolling across a marquee in Times Square with a big flashing "Draft Me too Early!!" 

Sleeping on reliable players who were either injured or are not the "big name" and over-reaching for the current crop of hyped up players can ruin a fantasy draft and set your team up for a long row to hoe during the season.

Let's take a look at some of the players that we like and dislike more than the fantasy community as a whole.
Every year during the NFL offseason and during the first few weeks of training camp, nagging injuries and career threatening injuries occur. There seems to be an increase in hamstring and achilles injuries in 2011, the former can either be minor or linger for many weeks, the latter are season ending and career threatening.

The questions that are foremost in the minds of fantasy football owners: "Who's injured?"; "How long will they be out?" and "What effect does it have on the rest of the team?"

Let's take a look at the most fantasy relevant players that are currently appearing on the official injury reports, those players entering camp after coming off IR and what their, and fellow teammates, prognosis will be for the 2011 season.
Keeping abreast of the lastest trends in ADP is invalueable when drafting a fantasy team. You need to know how each player's value is being perceived and when and where each player is likely to be drafted.
As more and more owners turn to online drafts, we'll be conducting a series on each position, and their associated Rank and ADP (if available) for some of the more well known and used online drafting sites.: ESPN,, CBS Sports, Yahoo Sports, and Fox Sports.

         Quarterbacks            Running Backs
         Wide Receivers         Tight Ends

There have been a lot of free agent signings and trades, many with significant fantasy implications. FFC will be analyzing the most important moves for fantasy relevance.
ADP, Average Draft Position, is a valuable tool to determine how the general fantasy football community views the value of players.

We can look at some situations that are unlikely to change to analyze some players that are currently being overvalued.
Seems like you hear it every year from at least one fantasy owner, "Man, I drew pick X in our draft this year. I hate pick X. You can't really get a good team from position X." Or, "You got the 1st pick this year? You lucky @#^&%$ you've got a huge advantage picking first!"

FFC analyzed 100 leagues and compiled information on league winners and what positions those winners drafted in the first two rounds.
Cam Newton was drafted #1 Overall in the 2011 NFL Draft, but will he be fantasy relevant in 2011?

With the NFL Draft in the books, it's now time for fantasy owners to analyze which rookies will be able to create an impact this fantasy season.
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Top Fantasy Relevant Trade and FA News Tidbits
Ravens trade for Bills WR Lee Evans
Ravens sign Dolphins RB Ricky Williams
Jets sign Ravens WR Derrick Mason
49ers sign Jets WR Braylon Edwards
Seattle signs Raiders TE Zach Miller
Giants re-sign RB Ahmad Bradshaw
Denver signs Ravens RB Willis McGahee
Bears sign Cowboys WR Roy Williams
St Louis signs Jags WR Mike Sims-Walker
Panthers trade for Bears TE Greg Olsen
Panthers resign RB DeAngelo Williams
Eagles sign Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown
Jets sign NYDC WR Plaxico Burress
Patriots trade for Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco
Bills sign Jets WR/ST ace Brad Smith
Seahawks sign Vikings WR Sidney Rice
Titans RB Chris Johnson set for extended holdout without new contract
Redskins re-sign QB Rex Grossman
Bengals re-sign RB Cedric Benson
Cardinals finally aquire Eagles QB Kevin Kolb
Bengals sign Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski
Dolphins trade for Saints RB Reggie Bush
Redskins aquire WR's Jabar Gaffney, Donte Stallworth and Brandon Stokley
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