Ben Stecker

Writer, sports connoisseur, Pacific Northwesterner. Rarely met a sport I couldn't be great friends with. Follow me on twitter @Softball_Guy

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Fantasy Football: Running Backs Tiers

This entry is part 34 of 38 in the series 2018 Fantasy Football Projections

This is the big enchilada when it comes to fantasy positions and that cannot be overstated. Investing early, and heavily at running back is how you set yourself up for success. Only four players in 2017 appeared on 20% or more of fantasy championship rosters and the top three were all running backs – Todd …

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Fantasy Football: Quarterbacks Tiers

This entry is part 33 of 38 in the series 2018 Fantasy Football Projections

Every season we go through the process of projecting the fantasy stars for the year to come. Unavoidably, certain names appear at the top of that list over and over again – Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and other notable gunslingers. It’s almost always a laundry list of prolific passers and why shouldn’t it …

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Fantasy Football Projections: Washington Redskins

This entry is part 32 of 38 in the series 2018 Fantasy Football Projections

The seemingly endless saga of Kirk Cousins and Washington finally concluded this off-season with the departure of Cousins and the arrival of Alex Smith. While the local media and fan base are embracing this as a win for the team, it is most decidedly a downgrade for fantasy purposes. Cousins gunslinger approach to the offense …

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Fantasy Football Projections: Tennessee Titans

This entry is part 31 of 38 in the series 2018 Fantasy Football Projections

Marcus Mariota has failed to live up to the hype that followed him out of the Oregon Ducks prolific offense and made him the #2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. The quarterback hasn’t eclipsed 3500 yards once over three seasons and has averaged just 3158 yards, 19 TD, and 11 INT. Tennessee’s receiving …

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Fantasy Football Projections: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This entry is part 30 of 38 in the series 2018 Fantasy Football Projections

It seems a little odd to say this, but this may be a make or break season for Jameis Winston. The 4th year QB will have to get through a three-game suspension before kicking his season off in Week 4 and it’s possible that Tampa is growing weary of the off-field issues combined with inconsistent …

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Fantasy Football Projections: Seattle Seahawks

This entry is part 29 of 38 in the series 2018 Fantasy Football Projections

Believe it or not, Russell Wilson has actually been in a somewhat steady decline over the past three seasons. Wilson’s yards per attempt has gone from 8.3 to 7.2, his completion percentage from 68% to 61% and his interception percentage from 1.7 to 2.0 in that span. What does that mean? Not a whole lot …

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Fantasy Football Projections: San Francisco 49ers

This entry is part 28 of 38 in the series 2018 Fantasy Football Projections

No bandwagon is crowding up faster than Jimmy Garoppolo’s this fantasy season. The young starter is coming off the board ahead of veteran staples like Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers and Matt Stafford and virtually all based on his late-season run in 2017. Jimmy G was shipped to San Fran in the second half last year …

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Fantasy Football Projections: Philadelphia Eagles

This entry is part 27 of 38 in the series 2018 Fantasy Football Projections

2016 gave us the introduction to Carson Wentz as he struggled through growing pains as a first-year starter, in 2017 he blossomed into an elite passer before getting hurt and watching from the sideline as Nick Foles led his team to a Super Bowl win. What does 2018 have in store? It will be easy …

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Fantasy Football Projections: Pittsburgh Steelers

This entry is part 26 of 38 in the series 2018 Fantasy Football Projections

Few NFL quarterbacks have been as prolific at piling up passing yards and TD’s the way that Ben Roethlisberger has been over the past four seasons. During that span, Big Ben has averaged 297 yards and 2 TD per game with a 66% completion percentage. Despite the annual rumors that Roethlisberger is mulling a retirement …

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Fantasy Football Projection: Oakland Raiders

This entry is part 25 of 38 in the series 2018 Fantasy Football Projections

Derek Carr has done his level best to puzzle fantasy owners over the first four seasons of his NFL career. The quarterback suffered through a rocky rookie campaign before bouncing back with excellent seasons in 2015 and 2016. Carr profiled as a favorite in the fantasy community ahead of 2017 as a top-tier sleeper to …

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