Fantasy football roundup Aug. 25: Rankings, projections, strategy and more

Fantasy football drafts are fast approaching, and there's been no shortage of great articles to help you dominate your league.

PFF lead fantasy analyst Nathan Jahnke has handpicked a few of the best from today, which cover everything from rankings to projections and draft strategy.

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Fantasy Football Draft Rankings 2023

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  • Christian McCaffrey remains on top: McCaffrey led all running backs in fantasy points per game (23.7) from Weeks 8-17 last season after getting traded to the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Gamble on Cooper Kupp: Both Kupp and Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford will be over 30 years old and returning from injuries, but it’s hard to ignore the back-to-back leader in fantasy points per game by a wide receiver.
  • Eight in the top tier: If you have any say in where you’re picking, try to get one of the top eight picks to secure a Tier-1 player.
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12 sleepers to consider in the later rounds of drafts

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  • The new QB1 in Washington: Sam Howell has looked impressive this preseason and offers significant fantasy upside thanks to his offensive weapons and rushing ability.
  • Rookie tight ends set to buck the trend: Both Sam LaPorta and Luke Musgrave are poised for big receiving roles in Year 1 and can be had at a rookie discount.
  • High-end running back handcuffs: Tank BigsbyTyler Allgeier, and Jaylen Warren are worth betting on late in draftseven just to stash early in the season.
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Wide receiver sleepers, breakouts and league winners

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  • Amon-Ra St. Brown can be a more complete receiver: St. Brown has made his name catching short passes and making players miss, but he’s looking to become a deep threat at well.
  • Drake London started breaking out with Desmond Ridder: London was among the best fantasy wide receivers at the end of last season, and now gets a full year with the former Cincinnati quarterback.
  • Draft the overlooked first-round wide receivers: The first-round wide receivers who end up breaking out as rookies aren’t always the ones we expect, and Quentin Johnston is getting overlooked.
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Depth charts for all 32 NFL teams

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  • Few rookie running backs move up: Zach Charbonnet is one of the few rookie running backs who moved up since last week.
  • More Day 2 rookie wide receivers become starters: Denver's Marvin Mims and Arizona's Michael Wilson became clear starters this past week.
  • Several rookie tight ends have earned starting jobs: Sam LaPortaMichael Mayer and Luke Musgrave have earned the starting role on their respective teams.
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2023 Fantasy Football Draft Kit

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  • Fantasy football rankings and content
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  • Fantasy football sleepers, fades and more
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