Who will have a better fantasy football season in a standard scoring league, doug baldwin or Ty Hilton? [on hold]


Every Friday until the end of fantasy draft season, SI.com fantasy football experts Michael Beller and Pat Fitzmaurice will bat around a number of questions in a quest to help you assemble the best fantasy team possible.

We put a twist on this week’s roundtable: Instead of answering specific questions, Beller and Fitzmaurice examined eight sets of teammates who play the same position and broke down which player they’d rather have at his current average draft position.

Lions WRs: Golden Tate (44.2) vs. Marvin Jones (94.9)

Beller: I’m a fan of both of these players and would be willing to take either one at his ADP. I prefer Jones, however, entirely thanks to relative value. Tate is coming off the board right after Jordan Reed and Julian Edelman, and before Michael Floyd and Eric Decker. Jones is rubbing elbows with Tevin Coleman, Charles Sims, Stefon Diggs (whom I love, as I laid out in my sleepers column) and Corey Coleman. I think Jones has a much better...

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Entering his sixth NFL season, Doug Baldwin has already earned his third professional contract.

The Seahawks signed Baldwin to a four-year, $46 million contract extension Tuesday that will keep him under contract through the 2020 season, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source involved with the deal. The Seahawks later confirmed the deal.

The new pact, which includes $24.25 million in guarantees, averages $11.5 million annually, a hefty raise from the three-year, $13 million contract signed in the spring of 2014.

Although Baldwin tied for the NFL lead in receiving touchdowns (14) last season, Jermaine Kearse had bypassed him as Seattle's highest-paid wideout when the latter was re-signed in March. The new deal is well deserved.

Undrafted out of Stanford in 2011, Baldwin enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2015. He was responsible for the NFL's top passer rating when targeted (139.9) last season and scored 11 touchdowns in the final six...

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It's been a long offseason friends, but we are inching closer and closer to the start of training camp and the excitement that comes with the dawn of a new NFL and fantasy football season. Maybe it's the start of that excitement, or maybe it's the football lull we experience at this time of the year. Or maybe it's the mold contamination I've had to deal with for the last six months (not kidding). Regardless, I've decided to take the one-man, five-round mock draft to the next level.

That's right, I'm now going 10 rounds!

Alright you're probably not as excited as I am, but it's the middle of June and my beloved New York Yankees might be a seller at the MLB trade deadline and I need a little something to cheer about. I've also binge watched the second seasons of "Daredevil" and "Bloodline" (both awesome), and there's only so many times you can re-watch "Game of Thrones" episodes (though seeing Jon Snow beat the snot out of Ramsay Bolton is ultra-watchable).


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This week I want to talk about something that a lot of fantasy football sites do not talk about: the difference between the fantasy football platforms. If you are in a couple of leagues like me, chances are you won’t be using the same website for all of them. One of the biggest differences between all of these sites (i.e. ESPN, Yahoo, etc.) is their default rankings, which can make some players drafted much earlier than other rankings. More importantly, default rankings can undervalue some players, and this is something that owners can take advantage of to have an outstanding draft. This process can be tedious, but this article can give you a solid game plan for all of your fantasy drafts.

The most important thing that a serious fantasy player needs to do is mock drafts. You absolutely have to know the draft trends, such as which round a player you like is going or where clusters of excellent wide receivers are or which sleepers are way undervalued by the fantasy rankings,...

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Jarvis Landry and Doug Baldwin enter the year with identical rankings, so who ya got? The Dolphins’ wide receiver or the man in Seattle? Its Landry all the way. Fantasy Football 2016.

Dan Salem and Todd Salem debate in today’s NFL Sports Debate. Two brothers from New York yell, scream, and debate sports.


It is fantasy football drafting season! The NFL season begins in less than a month, which means these weeks are the time to draft in fantasy football leagues. Though there is quite a debate at the top of draft boards this year, there are also a ton of intriguing options throughout the middle rounds as well. A number of these decisions will come down to roster alignment and how you choose to build your team. However, the most pressing questions come down to options between players at the same position with similar skill sets, who may even find themselves on the same NFL team. It is hard to split hairs, which brings us to a game of “who’d you...

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It is almost July and that means that every fantasy football player should be diving into their research for the upcoming season. This is the time to be identifying sleepers and busts. Also, you should be starting to make your positional tiers. Recently, I wrote about my sleepers of June. Today, we are talking busts. I first want to clarify my definition of bust. These are guys that will not live up to their draft choice. Also, if you have been following my work and reading my previous articles, you may recognize the names of guys that have been tabbed as busts by me before. So, let's get into the guys you should be staying away from this year.

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Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars -- If you have been reading my busts articles before, you will know that I am not a fan of Blake Bortles this year. Bortles was a fantasy darling for so many owners last year who wasted high picks on QB's (Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers.) Look, the reason why...

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Top 20 Quarterbacks: Young quarterbacks fill out top 15

Top 20 Running Backs: Veteran rusher is number one, with young guns rising in rankings

All rankings are PPR rankings. Although some of my colleagues here at The Game Haus disagree, PPR is the way to go. I believe it, and you, the fans, believe it too (according to our Twitter poll). Here’s your 2016 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.

1. Antonio Brown

AB is the best wide receiver in the NFL. (Photo: Getty Images)

From Surefire Wide Receviers: “Antonio Brown is the number one overall player in fantasy football. If the owner of the number one pick in your draft doesn’t take Brown, deliver a swift backhand to said owner’s jaw. There’s no reason to be cute about it. AB is far and away better than all other receivers and players since 2013.

Numbers make arguments better, so let’s talk about numbers. Antonio Brown caught 136(!) passes last season, good for second-most in a single season...

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SEATTLE — After becoming a Super Bowl champion, Doug Baldwin took a risk.

He could have signed a long extension with the Seattle Seahawks after winning it all in 2014. But Baldwin gambled that a shorter extension was the best move and by the time he needed to make another decision about his future, his value would be worth far more.

Baldwin played his way into the correct move, and he signed a four-year extension with the Seahawks on Tuesday that runs through the 2020 season. FS1 NFL insider Mike Garafolo reports the deal is worth $46 million, with $24 million guaranteed.


Allen Hurns' deal set the market for Doug Baldwin, who tied for the league lead in TDs last year. $11.5 per year puts him in top 10 for WRs.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 28, 2016

Coming off a career season, Baldwin became the latest piece of Seattle's core to agree to a long-term deal, including quarterback Russell Wilson, cornerbacks Richard Sherman and...

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Like last season, Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray is categorized as overrated and a bust.

According to Fantasy Football Calculator, he is going as the RB19, and if you've ever seen the "too damn high" memes, those apply here.

While Titans head coach Mike Mularkey says that the team will run more plays out of the I formation, according to Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com, that may be ineffective in the long run.

In college, quarterback Marcus Mariota rarely played under center, and when he joined the NFL, the Titans ran a fair amount of plays out of shotgun because it fits his skill set better.

We saw how Murray fared behind an offensive line that wasn't the impenetrable fortress that was the 2014 Dallas Cowboys line and while trying to make plays out of shotgun with the Philadelphia Eagles last season.

He's not nearly as effective.

When Murray was first traded, the volume argument was the biggest and best case for him. However, the...

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(1) Yearly entry fee is $150.

Twin City Teams (TCT), $50 is your league membership fee. Member fees go towards getting a wrestling style belt as the traveling Minnesota Bowl Trophy and other traveling trophies

Twin City Teams (TCT) So you put in $50 to join the league, does that mean you'll get it back the $50 at some point? Probably yes. The purpose of the $50 is to help pay for the Championship Belt and other traveling trophies. All the trophies will be considered league owned.

So how do I get my $50 back? That all depends, the league is going with the following mind set.

Your team has a value of $50. If you want out, sell your team to a new owner for $50 (or for whatever value you think you can get)

So does that mean the crappiest team is worth just as much as the best team? Oh hell no. We are going with the following rules to adjust team values as the league progress through out the years.

Each season, every 2 wins will add $1 to your...

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Editor’s note: To help you prepare for your fantasy football draft, NESN.com will profile each NFL team and analyze which players are worth picking and which players aren’t worth your time. Today, we look at the Seahawks.

The Seattle Seahawks should be contenders on the football field again this season, and their players should help you contend in your fantasy football leagues.

In advance of the upcoming fantasy season, we took a closer look at the Seahawks players you should draft, avoid and peg as sleepers.

Russell Wilson, Quarterback: Wilson is one of the best all-around quarterbacks in the game, and he puts up monster fantasy numbers as well. He’s a dual-threat QB who can score both through the air and on the ground and tallied the third-most fantasy points in standard leagues last season. He’s going in the fourth round as the third QB off the board. Draft him with confidence.

Seahawks Defense/Special Teams: They’re one of the best...

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One of the biggest questions this offseason has been whether or not Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin will be able to keep up the insane pace that he finished with last season. While the answer to that is probably a “no,” he may be better than you think.

Early consensus shows fantasy football players view Baldwin as a high-end WR3, based on his late fourth/early fifth round ADP. That puts him right around the 23rd wide receiver off the board, which sounds about right to the novice fan.

Most probably don’t know that Baldwin has topped 778 yards in each of his last three seasons, despite seeing an average of just 91 targets in them. By comparison, there were just four wide receivers in 2015 that totaled 778 yards or more on fewer than 91 targets.

Baldwin himself totaled 1,069 yards on 99 targets in 2015, which was the most yardage for anyone with fewer than 120 targets. So when you think that Baldwin’s 14 touchdowns were the reason for his success, he had 21 fewer targets...

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Grab yer body board and a 2 Liter of Crystal Pepsi, we’re going surfing through late RB value. Back in June I took a look at applying the Zero RB Strategy to MFL10’s and came away with what I thought was pretty decent success. Upon further review it really wasn’t all that bold to just wait the first few rounds to stay away from running backs. If I wanted some results that would end up on the ‘interesting’ end of the spectrum I need to take more of a season-long approach, waiting as late as I could, or, as late as I was comfortable with, to select my RB1. So, that’s what I did. Below are the results of waiting on my running backs until the 7th round or beyond, a blueprint that is sort of difficult to map out when you are in a league with no use of a waiver wire.

(Don’t know what an MFL10 is? Click here and get learned! Think this strategy is silly? Maybe read up on an RB-RB-RB start?)

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