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A professor of English, Tim Smith is a purveyor of dynasty research, strategy, and value. You can find him on Twitter at @ThirdDownTheory

Dynasty Professor: John Brown’s Proficiency

In dynasty circles John Brown went from an unheralded 4th rd. rookie pick to coveted up-and-coming asset in the span of a year. Matt Harmon, of Reception Perception fame, drove the hype train for John Brown after studying the results ...

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Dynasty Professor: 2015 Rookie Mock Draft Rewind Round 2

Last week I shared with you a mock rookie draft rewind in which myself and six other dynasty fanatics reordered the first round of the 2015 rookie draft as we see it now. A number of key names fell out ...

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Dynasty Professor: 2015 Rookie Mock Draft Rewind

You do your research, you build your rookie big board, and when the rookie draft rolls around you know you are going to land a stud. In fact, in the days after the rookie draft, everyone looks at their shiny, ...

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Blake Bortles: The Future is Now

deadlines have passed and dynasty owners are settling in for the playoff run or looking ahead to the college ranks, projecting which young stud might fall to them at the 1.04 in the 2016 draft. At this time, or in ...

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Dynasty Professor: 10 Buy-Low Wide Receivers to Target

Trade season is in! If you have been playing dynasty fantasy football for a while, you may have noticed that the trade waters seem to ebb and flow at certain times of the year-long dynasty season—there is no offseason in ...

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Trading Penny Stock: 4 Low-Cost Running Backs to Target

On a daily basis I respond to questions about blockbuster trade inquiries sent to my twitter account, @ThirdDownTheory. I love engaging with the dynasty community, hearing about trade offers, and, in general, gauging the landscape through these discussions, but let ...

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Dynasty Professor: Addressing the ‘Andre Williams sucks’ narrative

We all have them: Those little things that make us wrinkle our brows and grind our teeth. Standstill traffic, selfie sticks, fruit inside jello, food posts on social media — the list of potential peeves is endless. When it comes ...

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Dynasty Professor: Rookie Draft Review Round 2

In the last Dynasty Professor article, I reviewed Round 1 of the rookie draft in Lancaster League of Ordinary Gentlemen. The second round is where things really got interesting. In this installment of the Dynasty Professor, I will take an ...

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Dynasty Professor: Rookie Draft Review Round 1

That time of year has come. The sun is beating down on chalk-scrawled portraits of stick-figure people etched in overwarm driveways. The neighbors power walk through the development in the cooling dim of early evening, slapping their feet on the ...

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Dynasty Professor’s Deep Stash: Leonard Hankerson

You might keep your stash in a brown paper bag wedged between your mattress and your box-springs, you might keep it squirreled away in an old gym sock in your underoos drawer, or you might keep it pressed inside the ...

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