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Nelson’s Notebook – Waivers
Each and every week of the NFL season, I will provide an updated look at my FAAB and waiver wire process in an updated spreadsheet called “Nelson’s Notebook.” I will note which players I am going after, and in which leagues and formats to help you maximize your high stakes fantasy football waiver wire strategy. […]
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2023 NFL Fantasy Football Fades List
When it comes to fantasy football — specifically high-stakes fantasy football — it is all about taking stands. Each and every year, I produce my “Fades List” which changes throughout the offseason as ADPs, news, injuries and other information filters in. Taking stands on certain players is what separates you from the pack, and allows […]
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2023 NFL Fantasy Football Targets
All summer, FTN’s high-stakes specialist, Nelson Sousa, will take a close look at his top tips and strategy for fantasy football in 2023. Using the highly competitive NFFC ADP, Nelson will identify players who should be going higher or lower than they are being drafted, or strategies that might be smart for building your roster. […]
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High-Stakes Fantasy Draft Strategy: 2023 Fantasy League Winner
Finding the piece that can make your season is one of the keys to any successful fantasy football venture. Getting players who return draft-day value at every pick is a great way to have a fine season, maybe contend for the fantasy playoffs. But to win your title, especially in the big, high-stakes leagues, you […]
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Nelson Sousa’s Fantasy Football Bold Predictions for 2023
The NFL preseason is just about underway. That means the start of the regular season is getting closer, so it’s time for some bold predictions for the 2023 fantasy football season.   Remember, what we’re after today is bold predictions. That means these are predictions of extreme outcomes, which means I do not expect to hit […]
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Fantasy Football 2023: Who is This Year’s Josh Jacobs?
Every year, a player emerges from under the radar to have a big fantasy season. And every following year, we as fantasy players look for that special unicorn who can propel us to victory in our leagues. The problem is it’s easier said than done. Trying to find the next Cooper Kupp was a fool’s errand […]
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2022 NFL Fantasy Football Targets
Earlier this offseason, I gave you my fade list for 2022 high-stakes fantasy football. Identifying the players to steer clear of in drafts is important, but just as important is knowing who to target.   Nabbing the right players is obviously the key to having a successful fantasy season no matter what stakes you’re playing, […]
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Nelson Sousa’s Fantasy Football Bold Predictions for 2022
Preseason NFL action starts Thursday with the Hall of Fame game between the Raiders and Jaguars. That means the start of the regular season is getting ever closer, and that means it’s time for some bold predictions for the 2022 fantasy football season. Looking for my coaching session, rankings and more? Click here to sign […]
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2022 High-Stakes Fantasy Draft Strategy: Drafting a League Winner
Finding the piece that can make your season is one of the keys to any successful fantasy football venture. Getting players who return draft-day value at every pick is a great way to have a fine season, maybe contend for the fantasy playoffs. But to win your title, especially in the big, high-stakes leagues, you […]
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Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: Nelson Sousa’s 2022 Auction Breakdown
This is my first auction draft of the fantasy football season. I usually do a few to prepare for my live auction in New York City in September, so here’s one of my pieces of prep work, and I’ll break it down for you.   I’m usually a stars-and-scrubs type of auction drafter. My strategy […]
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Identifying 2022’s Breakout Fantasy Football Wide Receivers
I’m not sure we are going to hit on a breakout WR like Cooper Kupp last year, but we are going try and find some wide receivers who could easily outperform their ADP. I’m going to keep it short, but any questions you can hit me up on the Discord chat.   Michael Pittman, Indianapolis […]
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2022 NFFC Draft Board Review
I’ve uploaded four NFFC OC draft boards for 2022 fantasy football for review.   Before we get started, let’s take an overview on the NFFC rules for those unfamiliar: 12-team PPR format. Six-point pass TD. Lineup requirements: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 flex, 1 team kicker, 1 defense Third-round reversal: This […]
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Identifying 2022’s Breakout Fantasy Football Running Back
Most of you who have subscribed to me or have seen my work in the past know that every year I look for that one running back who is primed for a breakout year and try to target him in most of my fantasy football drafts.   In 2017 before getting into the fantasy content […]
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Sunday Football Locks and DFS Breakdown – Week 17
There are lots of options this week in great spots, but I think you need to narrow down your options in your lineups unless you’re max-entering. I usually build 1-3 lineups. I might go with three different quarterbacks because so many of them are set up for success this week. Quarterback  Patrick Mahomes Matthew Stafford […]
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Sunday Football Locks and DFS Breakdown – Week 16
Quarterback  Matthew Stafford  Patrick Mahomes Running Back Najee Harris  James Robinson  Justin Jackson  Alexander Mattison  Ronald Jones  Wide Reciever  Cooper Kupp  Tyreek Hill  Antonio Brown  Tee Higgins  Odell Beckham Josh Palmer  Tight End Travis Kelce  Rob Gronkowski  Foster Moreau  James O’Shaughnessy DST Falcons  Bengals Bets Rams -3.5  Patriots ML 
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Sunday Football Locks and DFS Breakdown – Week 15
Quarterback Kyler Murray Tyler Huntley Running back James Robinson Melvin Gordon Ezekiel Elliott D’Onta Foreman Jeff Wilson Wide receiver  Davante Adams Deebo Samuel Diontae Johnson DeVante Parker Marquise Brown Tight end Mark Andrews Mike Gesicki Defense Cowboys Bills Bets Texans ML Titans v Steelers o42.5
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Sunday Football Locks and DFS Breakdown – Week 14
Quarterback Dak Prescott Joe Burrow Jimmy Garoppolo Running Back Austin Ekeler Alvin Kamara Antonio Gibson Ezekiel Elliott Rashaad Penny Jeff Wilson Wide Receiver CeeDee Lamb Amari Cooper Ja’Marr Chase Tee Higgins Mike Williams Julio Jones Brandon Aiyuk Jamison Crowder Tight End George Kittle Austin Hooper DST Los Angeles Chargers New Orleans Saints Kansas City Chiefs […]
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Sunday Football Locks and DFS Breakdown – Week 13
Quarterback Justin Herbert Tom Brady Running Back Jonathan Taylor Joe Mixon Austin Ekeler Miles Sanders Antonio Gibson Sony Michel (if Darrell Henderson is out) Wide Receiver Keenan Allen Chris Godwin Mike Williams Marquise Brown Van Jefferson Josh Reynolds Tight End Logan Thomas Foster Moreau Jared Cook Defense/Special Teams Miami Dolphins New York Giants Bets Ravens […]
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High-stakes fantasy Week 12 thoughts
As we head into the final stretch of the NFL season, I want to use this week to key in on certain players and not so much on game flow. Overall, the last three weeks feels like there has been some bad football being played. Here are my quick fantasy football thoughts from all the […]
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Sunday Football Locks and DFS Breakdown – Week 12
Quarterback Tom Brady Cam Newton Jimmy Garoppolo Running Back  Christian McCaffrey Najee Harris Ty Johnson Dontrell Hilliard Wide Receiver  Chris Godwin Deebo Samuel DJ Moore Adam Thielen Brandon Aiyuk Tight End Rob Gronkowski Evan Engram Bets Buccaneers -3 Ravens -3.5
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High-stakes fantasy Week 11 thoughts
As we head into the final stretch of the NFL season, I want to use this week to key in on certain players and not so much on game flow. Overall, the last three weeks feels like there has been some bad football being played. Here are my quick fantasy football thoughts from all the […]
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Sunday Football Locks and DFS Breakdown – Week 11
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes Dak Prescott Running Back  Christian McCaffrey Ezekiel Elliott Joe Mixon AJ Dillon Mark Ingram Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill CeeDee Lamb A.J. Brown Jaylen Waddle Hunter Renfrow Elijah Moore Rashod Bateman Michael Gallup Tight End Dawson Knox Cole Kmet Defense  Eagles Bets Jaguars +6.5 / WFT v CAR under 43 / Eagles -2.5
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High-stakes fantasy Week 10 thoughts
It’s important each week of the NFL season to step back and take stock of what we saw in the previous week so we can properly prepare for the week to come. Each week, I’ll be offering my thoughts on what we saw. I’m going with a condensed version this week and primarily talking about […]
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Sunday Football Locks and DFS Breakdown – Week 10
Quarterback Tom Brady Justin Herbert Running Back Dalvin Cook Ezekiel Elliott D’Ernest Johnson Mark Ingram Wide Receiver Davante Adams (if Aaron Rodgers plays) Mike Evans Mike Williams Diontae Johnson Stefon Diggs Tyler Johnson James Washington Tight End Dan Arnold Ricky Seals-Jones Kyle Pitts Defense/Special Teams Buffalo Bills Arizona Cardinals Bets Vikings/Chargers over 53 Kansas City […]
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High-stakes fantasy Week 9 thoughts
It’s important each week of the NFL season to step back and take stock of what we saw in the previous week so we can properly prepare for the week to come. Each week, I’ll be offering my thoughts on what we saw. I’m going with a condensed version this week and primarily talking about […]
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Sunday Football Locks and DFS Breakdown – Week 9
Quarterback Lamar Jackson Tyrod Taylor Jordan Love Running Back Alvin Kamara Nick Chubb Boston Scott Devin Booker Wide Receiver Davante Adams Adam Thielen Marquise Brown Tee Higgins Jaylen Waddle Brandin Cooks Christian Kirk /Rondale Moore Tight End Zach Ertz Albert Okwuegbunam Defense Patriots Giants Bets Giants +3 Patriots vs Panthers under 41.5
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Sunday Football Locks and DFS Breakdown – Week 8
Quarterback Josh Allen Joe Burrow Running Back Darrell Henderson Joe Mixon Damien Harris Wide Receiver Stefon Diggs Ja’Marr Chase Keenan Allen Jaylen Waddle Jamison Crowder Tight End Hunter Henry Defense Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bets Buccaneers vs. Saints – under Buccaneers moneyline
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High-stakes fantasy Week 7 thoughts
It’s important each week of the NFL season to step back and take stock of what we saw in the previous week so we can properly prepare for the week to come. Each week, I’ll be offering my thoughts on what we saw. I’m going with a condensed version this week and primarily talking about […]
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Sunday Football Locks and DFS Breakdown – Week 7
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes Kyler Murray Lamar Jackson Running Back Aaron Jones Darrell Henderson Joe Mixon Chuba Hubbard James Connor Miles Sanders Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill DeAndre Hopkins Marquise Brown A.J. Brown Jaylen Waddle Rashod Bateman Tight End O.J. Howard Cameron Brate Defense Patriots Buccaneers Packers
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Sunday Football Locks and DFS Breakdown – Week 6
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes Lamar Jackson Running Back Ezekiel Elliott Darrell Henderson Antonio Gibson Chuba Hubbard Kareem Hunt Khalil Herbert Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill DeAndre Hopkins Terry McLaurin Odell Beckham Mecole Hardman Kadarius Toney Amon-Ra St. Brown Tight End Hunter Henry Ricky Seals-Jones Defense/Special Teams Dallas Cowboys Indianapolis Colts Bets Panthers moneyline Cardinals/Browns over 48
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High-stakes fantasy Week 5 thoughts
It’s important each week of the NFL season to step back and take stock of what we saw in the previous week so we can properly prepare for the week to come. Each week, I’ll be offering my thoughts on what we saw. Here are my quick fantasy football thoughts from all the Week 4 […]
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Sunday Football Locks and DFS Breakdown – Week 5
QB Tom Brady Kyler Murray RB Derrick Henry Aaron Jones Ezekiel Elliott Damien Williams Chuba Hubbard WR Davante Adams Chris Godwin DeAndre Hopkins Mike Evans A.J. Brown Jaylen Waddle TE Mike Gesicki Hunter Henry Dan Arnold DEF Minnesota Vikings New England Patriots Bets Tampa Bay Buccaneers -10 Arizona Cardinals -5 Note: There’s still some injury […]
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