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    Undervalued skill players
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - After looking at overvalued fantasy skill position talents Sunday, it's time to explore some undervalued skill players who can help out your roster.

    All ADPs are from fantasyfootballcalculator.com standard league mock drafts.

    Running backs

    Daryl Richardson, St. Louis Rams (65.0) - Rams coach Jeff Fisher backpedaled after saying he expected Richardson to be his starting running back, but I think he had it right initially. Richardson, a seventh-round pick in 2012, drew 98 carries as a rookie and rushed for 475 yards. Second-rounder Isaiah Pead, meanwhile, had just 10 carries. Pead also is suspended for Week 1 for a substance abuse violation and lost a fumble in the preseason opener. Richardson is seemingly closer to being the full-time No. 1 back in St. Louis than rookies Montee Ball and Giovani Bernard are in Denver and Cincinnati, respectively, but Richardson is going after both of those guys in drafts.

    Rashard Mendenhall, Arizona Cardinals (72.0) - Mendenhall has no workload concerns and he should be fully recovered from the ACL tear he suffered during the 2011 season. However, he's going after six players who are facing some type of workload split -- Ball (44.9), Eddie Lacy (48.8), Ryan Mathews (54.3), Ahmad Bradshaw (58.8), Giovani Bernard (59.9), Shane Vereen (62.1). There are concerns with Arizona's offensive line and coach Bruce Arians' pass- heavy vertical offense, but finding a true "featured" running back this late is a real coup for fantasy owners.

    Andre Brown, New York Giants (80.8) - The reasons Brown is undervalued are the same reasons David Wilson is overvalued. Brown, who rushed for 385 yards and eight touchdowns last season, will at the very least get all of the goal-line and most of the third-down work. Add in the absence of Ahmad Bradshaw, who ran for six touchdowns last season but was also let go, and Brown has 12-touchdown potential.

    Wide receivers

    Golden Tate, Seattle Seahawks (97.1) - On just 67 targets last season, Tate had 45 receptions for 688 yards and seven scores. With Percy Harvin out for most of the season following hip surgery and Sidney Rice dealing with a chronic knee condition, Tate's ADP has risen more than five rounds since July 18 but he is still undervalued. I expect Tate, in his third NFL season, to lead the Seahawks in targets. Emerging quarterback Russell Wilson only threw the football 24.6 times per game as a rookie, but that should increase in his second year.

    Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints (98.6) - The Saints are allegedly planning on running the ball more this season, but Drew Brees is still going to sling it at least 39 times per game. Moore is the third target in the passing game after Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham, but Brees spreads the ball around well -- four players saw more than 100 targets last season, including Moore, who is coming off a 65-catch, 1,041-yard, six-touchdown season.

    Vincent Brown, San Diego Chargers (106.1) - Brown's breakout was delayed by a broken ankle in 2012, but the universe seems to be clearing a path for him in 2013. After Danario Alexander suffered a torn ACL last week, Malcom Floyd was carted off the field Monday with a potentially serious knee injury that is being called a strain. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Brown a better fit for new coach Mike McCoy's quick-passing offense than Floyd or Alexander anyway.

    Tight ends

    Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers (103.5) - For what seems like the 15th straight offseason, the Panthers failed to pick up an impact receiver to play opposite Steve Smith, so Olsen will have to fill that void again. It's not farfetched to expect him to repeat his 69-catch, 843-yard, five-touchdown 2012 season, but he's being drafted a round after Kyle Rudolph and Antonio Gates and 12 picks after Jermichael Finley.

    Brandon Myers, New York Giants (116.2) - With Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks around, it doesn't seem likely that Myers will repeat his 79-catch season from a year ago with the Raiders. However, when you consider he achieved that total on just 105 targets, it doesn't seem that outrageous. Martellus Bennett, now with the Bears, drew 90 targets from Eli Manning last season.

    Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts (155.3) - Fleener's injury plagued rookie season ended with him catching just 26 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns. However, with former Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton now working for the Colts and with former pupils Andrew Luck and Fleener, the second- year tight end could be in for a break out. As part of Bruce Arians' vertical offense last year, Donnie Avery and T.Y. Hilton, the Colts' Nos. 2 and 3 receivers, saw 215 combined targets. Meanwhile, tight ends Dwayne Allen and Fleener saw just 114. That ratio should move more in favor of the tight ends, and especially Fleener, this season.




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      Great 38: Win tickets to Daytona 500

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      Here's your chance to win tickets to the 2015 Daytona 500. Entering is easy, simply fill out the entry form included. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

      Updated:

      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

      Updated:

      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

      Legoland Florida hotel to open in spring; built for kids

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      Updated:

      Legoland Florida Hotel will welcome its first guests a month earlier than previously expected.During an announcement Thursday, Legoland executives announced May 15 as the revised opening date.  More>>

      3 rhinos escape from safari zoo, return safely Video included

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      Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

      Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube
      Updated:

      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
      More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

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      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
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      'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

      Updated:

      Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

      109th Tarpon Springs Epiphany: Schedule of Events, Road Closures

      TARPON SPRINGS EPIPHANY CELEBRATION 2011 photo by Sue Thomas TARPON SPRINGS EPIPHANY CELEBRATION 2011 photo by Sue Thomas
      Updated:

      The 109th Epiphany celebration begins Monday, January 5 with the Arrival of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the blessing of the fleet and continues on Tuesday, January 6 with Epiphany Services, Procession, Cross Dive and Glendi Celebration.  More>>

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