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This article gives a few great ideas when it comes to picking your first mock draft. Welcome to Fantasy Football Friday, folks!

Fantasy Football Friday: Brett’s First June Mock Draft For 2015, Pick By Pick – Battle Red Blog

If you love football, then you probably love fantasy football too. BRB’s Brett Kollmann satisfies some of your fantasy cravings by taking you through his first mock draft of the summer pick by pick. http://www.battleredblog.com/2015/6/19/8814741/fantasy-football-friday-bretts-first-june-mock-draft-pick-by-pick

Considering it is the middle of June and the Texans are still a month or so away from the start of training camp, we here at BRB are starting to run out of things to talk about in the world of football. What we can talk about, however, is the world of fantasy football. Mock draft lobbies have been in full swing for weeks now, and with news slowing to a trickle, I have decided to pass the time by putting together an endless procession of fake teams before creating my actual fake team later this August.

Because alliteration is fun, I’m going to call this little ritual “Fantasy Football Friday”. Each Friday, I will draft one team from a random spot in a standard ESPN 12-man mock draft lobby and then break it down – pick by pick – for all of you. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

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NFL Fantasy Football: 5 Players That Crash And Burn In 2015

Here are five players who did amazingly well in the 2014 NFL Fantasy Football season, but who might not end up repeating their successes.

NFL Fantasy Football: 5 Players That Crash And Burn In 2015

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Several players put forth excellent NFL fantasy football seasons in 2014. Enough to the point that assumptions are already strong they’ll duplicate those feats in 2015.

Not so fast.

Here are just five of those standouts who face the probability of a major regression.

DeMarco Murray (RB, Philadelphia Eagles)
2014 output: 294.10 points

A few things are going against DeMarco Murray this year. First, he’s no longer in the same offensive system and behind the same offensive line that helped him win the rushing title last year. Running backs who are coming off 400+ carry workloads also tend to regress the next year. On top of that, Murray will have Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles competing with him in the backfield for touches during games. All of that speaks to less output and by default fewer fantasy points.

Drew Brees (QB, New Orleans Saints)
2014 output: 302.98 points

Rumors persist that the coaching staff of the New Orleans Saints are concerned about the arm strength of Drew Brees, who is now 36-years old. So there is that to worry about. Then one must consider the substantial losses he’s seen to the offense, specifically the trading away of tight end Jimmy Graham and wide receiver Kenny Stills. They were two of his most reliable targets and will prove very hard to replace. Brees has adapted before but Father Time is against him and the lack of weaponry is bound to slow him down from where he was last year.

Jeremy Maclin (WR, Kansas City Chiefs)
2014 output: 191.80 points

Playing in the Chip Kelly offense has proven quite profitable for wide receivers over the past two years. Jeremy Maclin turned it into a major financial gain when he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. The problem is that decision also gets him away from the Kelly offense that made him so productive in the first place. Yes, he’s reuniting with former head coach Andy Reid but keep in mind Maclin never had a 1,000-yard season when he played for Reid. Top it off with Alex Smith being his quarterback, who isn’t known for his prolific passing numbers and it leads to belief Maclin will take a step back.

Julius Thomas (TE, Jacksonville Jaguars)
2014 output: 120.90 points

Nobody can blame Julius Thomas for following the money. Free agents are expected to do that. However, he did so at great risk to his own reputation as a playmaker. Thomas emerged with the Denver Broncos when he had Peyton Manning as his quarterback. Now he joins the Jacksonville Jaguars with second-year kid Blake Bortles coming off a rookie year where he threw more interceptions than touchdowns. Nobody is debating Thomas has talent, but he can’t be expected to duplicate his numbers with that steep of a drop in QB play.

New England Patriots Defense
2014 output: 139.00 points

Stop for a second and take stock of what the New England Patriots have lost over this offseason: Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, and Vince Wilfork. Arguably those three were the biggest keys to their defensive dominance last season. Now Devin McCourty may be on the move back to corner where he was never as effective as he’s been at safety. Nobody is saying Bill Belichick can’t adjust, but there is no way he can hope to keep the unit as strong as it was last year. Not with those losses and the prospect of losing Tom Brady for a stretch of games.

NFL Fantasy Football: 5 Players That Crash And Burn In 2015

Cowboys | Pick up Tyron Smith’s option

Cowboys | Pick up Tyron Smith’s option
The Dallas Cowboys have exercised the fifth-year option in OT Tyron Smith’s contract.
2014-04-17 20:34:50 | Source: ESPNDallas.com – Todd Archer
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Conway: Derek Carr would be smart pick for Cardinals at No. 20

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer recently suggested that he would embrace a club decision to bring in a rookie quarterback to compete with him, given his age and waning career. NFL Network’s Curtis Conway believes the time is right for the Cardinals to do just that.
“I think they should,” Conway said on NFL Network’s “Path to the Draft.” “When you look at what Green Bay did a few years ago, with Aaron Rodgers, they drafted Aaron Rodgers at No. 24 in the first round (to sit) behind Brett Favre. We see how that panned out. … I think drafting a guy with that 20th (overall) pick, a guy like Derek Carr if he is available, you can’t pass on him. He can learn behind Carson Palmer. What better coach to have than Bruce Arians as a quarterback’s coach?”
NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah apparently agrees — Jeremiah has Carr going to the Cardinals at No. 20 in his latest mock draft. Palmer is 34 and approaching his 12th NFL season.
“Again, you’re talking about your future,” Conway said. “I think Carson Palmer is right about drafting a guy, letting him sit for a few years, understand your system, and when Carson Palmer decides to hang it up, you have a guy waiting in the wings.”
The Cardinals’ willingness to take a quarterback with the No. 20 pick could be bad timing for the Cleveland Browns. If they pass on a QB with the No. 4 pick, the Browns probably will be eyeing one with their No. 26 pick.
For the Cardinals, however, the timing could be ideal.
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Cowboys | Cyril Richardson visits

Cowboys | Cyril Richardson visits
The Dallas Cowboys visited with Baylor OG Cyril Richardson Wednesday, April 16.
2014-04-17 06:30:39 | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram – Clarence E. Hill Jr.
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Cowboys | Gabe Jackson visits

Cowboys | Gabe Jackson visits
The Dallas Cowboys visited with Mississippi State OG Gabe Jackson earlier this week.
2014-04-17 07:03:10 | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram – Clarence E. Hill Jr.
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Cowboys | Chris Whaley visits

Cowboys | Chris Whaley visits
The Dallas Cowboys had a visit with University of Texas DT Chris Whaley Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16.
2014-04-16 15:40:21 | Source: NFL Network – Ian Rapoport
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Cowboys | Davin Joseph visits

Cowboys | Davin Joseph visits
The Dallas Cowboys met with free-agent OG Davin Joseph (Buccaneers) earlier this week.
2014-04-16 12:41:57 | Source: ESPNDallas.com – Todd Archer
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Cowboys | Three prospects visiting

Cowboys | Three prospects visiting
The Dallas Cowboys are meeting with Oregon WR Josh Huff, Oregon State DE Scott Crichton and West Virginia DE Will Clarke Wednesday, April 16.
2014-04-16 12:48:53 | Source: ESPNDallas.com – Calvin Watkins
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Cowboys | No contract offer for Davin Joseph

Cowboys | No contract offer for Davin Joseph
Updating a previous report, no contract offer was made by the Dallas Cowboys to free-agent OG Davin Joseph (Buccaneers) during his recent free-agent visit.
2014-04-16 13:05:13 | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram – Clarence E. Hill Jr.
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