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Michael Fabiano

Michael Fabiano

 

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football columnist and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame. The first fantasy analyst to ever appear on one of the four major networks, Michael also has worked with "The NFL Today" on CBS. He now serves as the fantasy editor for NFL Media.


July

RBBC is a term that fantasy owners fear when it comes to running backs. So is the word holdout. Unfortunately, that's the word we're hearing from the camp of last year's No. 4 fantasy runner, Marshawn Lynch. Barring a contract breakthrough, the veteran will not report to Seattle Seahawks camp this week. So, how will this affect his 2014 draft value? Let's look back at how previous holdouts at the position have fared. It's not good ...... more

RBBC is a term that fantasy owners fear when it comes to running backs. So is the word holdout. Unfortunately, that's the word we're hearing from one of last year's top fantasy runners, Marshawn Lynch. Barring a contract breakthrough, the veteran will not... more

Life is all about minimizing risk. It's part of the reason I don't hike where bears roam or swim where sharks live, eat and make little sharks. (No, I'm not much of an adventurer). The same theme holds true in fantasy drafts, where owners should seek... more

Top 10 fantasy risks July 21, 2014

Life is all about minimizing risk. It's part of the reason I don't hike where bears roam or swim where sharks live, eat and make little sharks. (No, I'm not much of an adventurer). The same theme holds true in fantasy drafts, where owners should seek bargains and minimize risk. The truth is, though, that many of you will face tough decisions on players with question marks; some of those players will be the single-biggest reason you contend for a title or struggle to contend. With that said, here are the 10 biggest "risks" who will affect your fantasy football draft ... for better or worse.... more

Your fantasy football team plays in the NFL, and you should too! Sign up today to play the official free and customizable fantasy game of the National Football League! NFL.com Fantasy held its second experts league mock draft for the 2014 campaign on... more

I'm a product of the 1980s. "Star Wars." Denim jackets. Trivial Pursuit. Hair metal. Speaking of rock 'n' roll, who remembers Tesla's cover of "Signs"? You know, "signs, signs everywhere there's signs ... do this don't do that, can't you read the sign?" Whether it's back in the '80s or now, signs are all over the place. Even in fantasy football. You don't need a shirt and a tie to get a seat, just check out these draft signs for 2014.... more

It sure is good to be Jimmy Graham. The fantasy football superstar has agreed to a four-year, $40 million contract with the New Orleans Saints, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The deal makes Graham the highest-paid tight end in the... more

Fantasy stock watch July 14, 2014

Remember "The Jeffersons?" ... "We're movin' on up, to the east side." Well, there are some fantasy players joining George and Weezie in that deluxe apartment in the sky . On the flip side, there's also a few players whose draft stock resembles the... more

If you're a life-long sports fan like me, the calendar on the wall isn't as important as the sporting events going on at the time. With the MLB All-Star Game and British Open coming up, I know we are getting closer to the beginning of NFL training camps... more

Fantasy stock watch July 11, 2014

Remember "The Jeffersons?" ... "We're movin' on up, to the east side." Well, there are some fantasy players joining George and Weezie in that deluxe apartment in the sky. On the flip side, there's also a few players whose draft stock resembles the popularity of "Happy Days" after Fonzie jumped the shark ... it's gone in the tank. Consider this your fantasy stock for 2014, and try to get "The Jeffersons" theme song out of your head.... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Should I take Doug Martin in the first round this season?... more

"I got all this knowledge, I got it up here now, I wanna give it to you." That quote is from the original "Rocky" movie, when Mickey Goldmill was trying to get a young Rocky Balboa to agree to make him his manager. After some back and forth bantering,... more

June

Decades month concludes this week at the NFL Network and NFL Digital Media, as we've looked back at the history of this country's passion and some of the best players and moments on the gridiron. Following our examination of the top fantasy stars of the... more

Decades month continues here at NFL Media, as we look back at the history of this country's passion and some of the best players and moments on the gridiron. Following our examination of the top fantasy stars of the 1960s , 1970s and 1980s it's time to... more

Knowshon Moreno was one of the best draft bargains of the 2013 fantasy football season. In 2014, he's already shaping up to be one of the biggest busts. After showing up to a recent Miami Dolphins minicamp overweight and out of shape, Moreno is now... more

There haven't been a whole lot of famous No. 5s in National Football League lore. Paul Hornung. Donovan McNabb. Jeff Garcia? Kerry Collins? That's about where it stops ... sorry Washington Redskins fans, I'm not including Heath Shuler. But the... more

Some people would say that I've jumped on my share of bandwagons. Let me give you an example. I started watching sports in the early 1980s when I was around seven years old. My first NBA experience was the 1980 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers... more

Decades month continues here at the NFL Network and NFL Digital Media, as we look back at the history of this country's passion. Following our examination of the top fantasy stars of the 1960s and 1970s , it's time to move forward in the NFL's version of... more

Season Four of Game of Thrones is over, much like the lives of a few popular characters in the finale (I won't spoil it for you). But just because the latest edition of GoT is finished, that doesn't mean you can't keep the drama, bloodshed and betrayal alive ... in the names of your 2014 fantasy football teams. Here's a list of the top 10 Game of Thrones team names, and which of them are right for you as you look to conquer the competition. Got your own GoT-themed team name? Sign up at NFL.com to play and show it to the world.... more

Oh, how time flies. It feels like only yesterday that I was looking back at the 2013 fantasy football season, appreciating the statistical greatness of Peyton Manning and Jamaal Charles while cursing the day I decided to call Lamar Miller a potential... more

In the world of fantasy football, we use data and statistics to determine which players we should draft and which ones to avoid. It's not completely unlike what actual NFL general managers have done for years. In my preparation for a new fantasy season, I... more

Decades month continues at NFL Network and NFL.com, and it's time to move forward in the NFL version of the "Back to the Future" DeLorean and examine the rough and reckless 1970s. Forget about penalties for hitting a quarterback too low or hitting a... more

RBBC. It's the ugliest, nastiest four-letter "word" in the fantasy football vernacular. And according to recent reports, it's about to infect a pair of big-name running backs. In Tampa Bay, Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford plans to... more

The San Francisco 49ers have come to an agreement on a monster contract extension with Colin Kaepernick, who lands a six-year deal worth up to $126 million. Kaepernick, one of the better young fantasy quarterbacks in the NFL, is one of 10 signal-callers... more

Garo Yepremian . Bill Gramatica . Mike Vanderjagt . Let's face it ... kickers have been the butt of more than a few jokes during the course of NFL history. Kickers are also the Rodney Dangerfields of fantasy football, as owners are advised to avoid... more

During the month of June, NFL Network and NFL Digital Media will be taking a look back at each of the last five decades in the National Football League. This week the focus will be on the 1960s, a time when the AFL and NFL were vying for players and... more

May

Who doesn't love a bargain? Come on men, admit it. This isn't just for the ladies who score a new pair of Jimmy Choos for a discounted price. Alright, so we might not be looking for the newest designer shoes, but you know you love telling the tale of how... more

The Dallas Cowboys are going to be fantasy football gold next season. "That's gold, Jerry . Gold!" You might be asking how that can be true. After all, the team has had a forgettable offseason ... especially on the defensive side. DeMarcus Ware,... more

Arian Foster. Doug Martin. Steven Jackson. Darren McFadden. Those are a few of the big-name fantasy running backs who endured long-term injuries last season. As arguably the most-punished offensive skill position on the gridiron, you can almost guarantee... more

Can you feel it? The 2014 NFL season is coming ever closer (go ahead and cheer ... you know you want to), which means we're also inching toward another fantasy football campaign. All of the excitement started with the NFL Draft, which brought with it a... more

It's May and the 2014 NFL Draft just wrapped up, so you know what time it is ... it's time for a fantasy football mock draft! (No seriously, training camp will be here before you know it!) On Monday, members of the NFL Fantasy LIVE and NFL Digital Media... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is in the books, so fantasy footballers now have a much better idea of how depth charts will look around the league. Following a rampant free-agent period, there's plenty of changes to our mock drafts over the last several months. One... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is in the books, so we now have a much clearer picture of how NFL rosters are going to look heading into training camp and the preseason. And while the rookies will be evaluated for their individual fantasy value, owners also have to consider which veterans have been affected most by their team's selections ... good or bad. Here's a look at the five biggest winners and losers after draft weekend.... more

Top 20 Fantasy Rookies May 12, 2014

If we have learned anything in recent seasons, it's that rookies can come in and make an instant impact both in the stat sheets and in fantasy football. Owners who drafted Robert Griffin III, Eddie Lacy or Keenan Allen (to name a few) over the last couple of years can attest to that. So, who are the first-year players with the most potential for the 2014 campaign? Here's a look at 20 rookies you should target.... more

It might be May, but a lot of fantasy football championship aspirations have taken a massive hit. According to reports, superstar wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed a drug test and could be suspended for the entire 2014 campaign. It is his second... more

Well, that didn't take long. One day after moving up to draft Sammy Watkins, the Buffalo Bills traded Stevie Johnson to the San Francisco 49ers for a mid-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. The move isn't a blockbuster, but it's chock full of fantasy... more

The NFL Draft isn't just important for the 32 teams in the league, it's important for the millions of fantasy enthusiasts getting ready for a new season. As fantasy-relevant players have their names called at Radio City Music Hall this weekend, we'll have... more

How valuable are breakout players to fantasy football success? Just ask anyone who landed Nick Foles, Knowshon Moreno, Josh Gordon or Julius Thomas last season. The 2014 NFL campaign brings a new list of up-and-comers who are in a great spot to post... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is almost upon us, so die-hard fans and fantasy footballers alike are waiting with baited breath to see who their teams will draft ... and how rookies will affect fantasy values. Until then, there's a lot of chatter about the best... more

April

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! What sort of impact will Chris Johnson make with the New... more

The National Football League has a strength of schedule formula that's simple to understand - take the opponent's records from the previous season, add up the wins and losses and calculate a percentage. My fantasy points allowed (FPA) rating is similar -... more

The National Football League has a strength of schedule formula that's simple to understand ... take the opponent's records from the previous season, add up the wins and losses and calculate a percentage. Our fantasy points allowed (FPA) rating is... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Is Cam Newton going to drop in drafts because of his lack... more

A few weeks back, I looked at second-year running backs over the last five years and what we could unearth from the data about potential rises or falls in production and value. I've also looked at both the second- and third-year wide receivers, who... more

During an interview with Molly Qerim and Jordan Babineaux Thursday morning on "NFL AM," Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams talked about his team's tough offseason. He also had strong words about what the loss of several important offensive components... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Will Montee Ball be worth a first-round pick come August?... more

The 2014 NFL offseason has been loaded with major transactions that involved some of the biggest names in fantasy football. How will these players perform in the stat sheets with their new teams? Here's our look at the 20 most prominent players to switch uniforms and how their fantasy draft value changes as a result.... more

The NFL has become a passing league, there's no doubt about it. Quarterbacks are putting up ridiculously gaudy totals, breaking long-standing NFL records and staking their claim to the top position in fantasy football. But if you're like me, you still... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! What do you think of DeSean Jackson's value now that he's... more

DeSean Jackson didn't remain a free agent very long. Less than one week after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles , the playmaking wide receiver out of California has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with another NFC East team, the... more

March

The NFL free-agent period has been rampant, as several big fantasy names will be wearing new uniforms in the 2014 campaign. This mock draft (Version 3.0) includes those moves and is the last one we'll see before the NFL Draft kicks off on May 8. There... more

After weeks of speculation, the Philadelphia Eagles have released DeSean Jackson . It's a huge move from a fantasy perspective, and it leaves a lot of questions about Jackson's potential landing spots. The California product is coming off his best... more

Third-year fantasy WRs March 28, 2014

Throughout the course of NFL history, a number of wide receivers have recorded their first big statistical campaign in their third NFL season. It's happened with past superstars like Harold Carmichael, Steve Largent, Terrell Owens, Steve Smith and Sidney Rice, and it was true again in more recent seasons with the emergence of Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker. So, which wideouts are most likely to follow this trend in 2014? Here are the best receivers entering their third pro campaigns.... more

The Oakland Raiders have made plenty of moves this offseason, but none has more fantasy implications than the addition of Maurice Jones-Drew. The two sides have agreed on a three-year deal , pushing the 29-year old runner into a backfield committee with... more

Knowshon Moreno, the fifth-best running back in fantasy football last season, has left Denver and agreed to terms on a deal with the Miami Dolphins. The move has massive implications at the running back position, but it's not such a positive for Moreno's... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Will Giovani Bernard see enough touches to make the leap... more

Second-year fantasy WRs March 24, 2014

The trend of third-year wide receivers making a statistical splash is well known among fantasy fans. However, more second-year wideouts are now breaking out across the league. That's been obvious in the emergence of players like A.J. Green, Julio Jones and Josh Gordon in recent seasons. So, which wideouts are most likely to follow this trend in 2014? Here are the top receivers entering their second pro campaigns.... more

Michael Vick is back, this time with a new NFL team ... the New York Jets. Whether or not he is back on the fantasy football radar, though, remains to be seen. Fantasy free agency tracker Darren McFadden is staying put, but plenty of free agents are... more

Another season, another new veteran quarterback in Oakland. First it was Carson Palmer, then came Matt Flynn. Now it's Matt Schaub, who has been acquired in a trade with the Houston Texans for a sixth-round pick (or as Around the League writer Chris... more

We have discussed the changing fantasy value of the old faces in new places, but how has player movement altered outlooks for players who haven't changed uniforms? Here's a look at some players whose value is on the rise (winners), and some big names who have lost some of their fantasy steam (losers).... more

Few things make me happier in this business than to see people from all walks of life embrace and enjoy fantasy football. It's especially cool to see athletes understand the concept of fantasy football and even better, play in leagues of their own.... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Which Robert Griffin III will we see next season? --... more

The 2014 offseason has not been kind to Cam Newton. First, his left tackle Jordan Gross decided to retire. Then the Panthers decided to part ways with veteran wideout Steve Smith. Soon there after, the team lost No. 2 wide receiver Brandon LaFell to the... more

He's back! Arian Foster, one of the top running backs in fantasy football over the last several seasons, has returned to Twitter ... and he's breaking news about his status for the upcoming 2014 campaign. "And for those wondering, I've been medically... more

The NFL's free-agent frenzy has shuffled players (and fantasy values) across the league. So, who are the top 10 players who changed teams that will see the biggest change in their fantasy appeal in 2014? Here's a look at some of those old faces in new places.... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! What do you think about Rashad Jennings' value moving... more

Rashard Mendenhall wants the fans to know that he loves playing professional football, but at the age of 26 he's had enough. The talented running back has decided to retire for a number of reasons, all of which you can find in what is an interesting... more

The New Orleans Saints backfield is going to look a whole lot different in 2014. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the team will release Darren Sproles , and there's also been talk that Pierre Thomas is on the trading block . Regardless... more

Football fans everywhere want to know if their favorite teams are going to land one of the top free agents this offseason, but what about ?fantasy? football fans? Here?s a look at where the top free agents would end up if the decisions were based on potential statistical success alone.... more

I love Giovani Bernard. I love him more than sharks love blood . Seriously though, I was a fan of Bernard as a rookie and my affection for the North Carolina product continues to grow. So when Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com suggested that he will "border... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! How will new offensive coordinator Scott Linehan affect... more

"The running back position is the lifeblood of fantasy football." I can't tell you how many times I've written that sentence over the years, but it still rings true in a lot of ways. Even in the passing league that the NFL has become, a good running... more

Training camps are here! That's right, it's time to get ready to root for your favorite team and of course ... draft your fantasy football squad as well. Part of the preparation involves knowing the players who will be entering the 2014 campaign in a... more

February

The NFL's free-agent period begins on March 11, so we're going to start seeing plenty of player movement and plenty of changes in fantasy value. While there aren't a lot of huge names who will be eligible to move this offseason, there are some players who... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! What do you think about Johnny Manziel? -- @ZShobin (via... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is almost here. That means it's almost time for depth-chart changes, positional battles and of course the most important aspect (to me) ... fantasy football implications. Times have changed around the National Football League, as the... more

The NFL Scouting Combine is in full force, the free agent-period begins in March and the 2014 NFL Draft will be here before you know it. That means this mock draft (Version 2.0) is the last one we'll see before player movement changes fantasy values... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Does Nick Foles have a chance to be a top-eight fantasy... more

No matter who you are, no matter how old you are, you have almost certainly had a crush or two in your lifetime. Who wasn't head over heels in love with Farrah Fawcett back in the 1970s-1980s? When I saw her in "The Cannonball Run" , I knew there was... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Does Adrian Peterson have a chance to catch more passes... more

A total of seven teams will have a new head coach heading into the 2014 campaign, while 12 teams will employ different offensive coordinators. Here's a list of the 20 players who should see the biggest increase in fantasy value under their new regimes.... more

Offseason? What offseason? The NFL has become a 365-day-a-year sport, as the NFL Scouting Combine, free agency and the NFL Draft will be kicking off to satisfy the appetite of NFL fans across the globe. For fantasy football owners looking to get a head... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Is Peyton Manning a top-five overall pick for next season?... more

January

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! What sort of impact will new head coach Jim Caldwell make... more

The National Football League has yet to crown its Super Bowl XLVIII champion, and countless fans are still participating in the NFL Playoff Challenge for a chance to win a trip to next year's Super Bowl in Arizona. Still, it's not too soon to take a look... more

It's sad to see the 2013 fantasy football season end, but now is where the fun begins for 2014 -- the first one-man mock draft for next season. Before I start, I'd like to let you all in on a stat: A total of 15 quarterbacks scored at least 248.10 fantasy... more

NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell discussed a wide variety of topics during an interview at New York's 92Y earlier this week, one of which is near and dear to the hearts of countless fans: The importance and the growing impact of fantasy football on the... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! How will Jay Gruden affect the value of Robert Griffin III... more

If you've immersed yourself in the world of fantasy sports, whether you want to admit it or not, there's a good chance you're a stats geek. (It's alright, geeking out about sports stats is a heck of a lot more macho than getting excited about the new... more

Top 12 Fantasy TEs for 2014 January 05, 2014

Unless you're one of the fortunate owners who land Jimmy Graham, the tight end position has become a crapshoot -- and the expected retirement of Tony Gonzalez hurts depth even further. Here's an early look at how the position will break down heading into the 2014 fantasy football campaign.... more

Top 12 fantasy WRs for 2014 January 02, 2014

Fantasy owners have to be excited about the wide receiver spot, as a number of young up-and-comers have emerged and will make the position even deeper for future fantasy drafts. Here's an early look at how the position will break down heading into the 2014 fantasy football campaign.... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! I saw that you like the Seattle Seahawks and Denver... more

December
Top 12 fantasy RBs for 2014 December 31, 2013

The running back position has seen a lot of changes, as one-time first rounders like Ray Rice, Trent Richardson and C.J. Spiller (to name a few) were among the biggest disappointments of the entire 2013 campaign. We also have several new, young and impressive runners who are moving up draft lists and fantasy ranks alike, making the position a bit deeper and altogether stronger around the NFL.... more

Top 12 Fantasy QBs for 2014 December 30, 2013

The NFL has evolved into a passing league over the last few seasons. In fantasy land, eight of the top 10 players based on fantasy points in 2013 were signal-callers. Here's an early look at how the position will break down heading into the 2014 fantasy football campaign.... more

Did your fantasy football season end before you were ready to hang up the helmet and pads? Were you one of those poor souls who rode Matt Forte all the way to the postseason, only to have him crush your championship hopes and dreams with a 5.4-point... more

The 2013 fantasy football season was without question one of the strangest and most unpredictable ever. It saw the continued rise of the quarterback position, a new-found faith in running backs and an enormous impact from several rookies. Furthermore, one of the top overall scorers wasn't even drafted in most leagues! Now that this wild campaign is done, it's time to hand out the hardware for the top statistical accomplishments. So without further ado, here are my seventh annual Guru Awards.... more

Start 'em, Sit 'em for Week 17 December 26, 2013

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Week 17 Fantasy waiver wire December 22, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Who will be the No. 1 overall pick in next year's fantasy... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 16 December 18, 2013

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Week 16 Fantasy waiver wire December 15, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

Did your fantasy football season end too soon? Were you left to dwell on a lost campaign after Josh Gordon smashed your postseason hopes and dreams? Well, your fantasy season doesn't have to end. Find out why you should still be involved in fantasy football!... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Which wide receiver would you start in Week 15: Keenan... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 15 December 11, 2013

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Week 14 of the fantasy football season included snow, a record-breaking kick, come-from-behind victories and unfortunately ... injuries. One of the biggest names to go down was Rob Gronkowski, who will miss the remainder of the season after he suffered... more

Week 15 Fantasy waiver wire December 08, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Who should I trust more moving forward: Nick Foles or... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 14 December 04, 2013

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Week 14 Fantasy waiver wire December 01, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

November

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Do you consider Philip Rivers a must-start quarterback... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 13 November 27, 2013

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Week 13 Fantasy waiver wire November 24, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Waiver wire: Right as Rainey First Doug Martin, then... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 12 November 20, 2013

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Week 12 Fantasy Waiver Wire November 17, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! I have lost Arian Foster for the season. Which running... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 11 November 13, 2013

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Week 11 Fantasy Waiver Wire November 10, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! I keep telling myself, "I can't bench Ray Rice because he... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 10 November 06, 2013

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Week 10 Fantasy Waiver Wire November 03, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

October

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Would you drop C.J. Spiller? I can pick up Mike "Sir Drops... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Fantasy Pro Bowl Mock Draft October 29, 2013

The Pro Bowl is adopting a fantasy football-style draft this season, with Hall of Famers Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice assuming the role of team captains - and fantasy owners. Here's a look at how the first three rounds of a Pro Bowl draft should look based on year-to-date fantasy point averages. We required each team to draft one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, two flex players (RB/WR), one tight end, one kicker, two defensive backs, two defensive linemen and two linebackers.... more

Week 9 Fantasy Waiver Wire October 27, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! What makes you think Mike James will have success in a... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Week 8 Fantasy Waiver Wire October 20, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Do you think Justin Blackmon can continue this pace for... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Do you think Justin Blackmon can continue this pace for... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Week 7 Fantasy Waiver Wire October 13, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Is it time to drop Colin Kaepernick? - @Jshoener4 (via... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Week 6 Fantasy Waiver Wire October 06, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! What are your thoughts on Michael Vick? Is it time to give... more

September
Week 5 Fantasy Waiver Wire September 29, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 4 September 25, 2013

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Is it time to give up on Arian Foster? - @Rulas_5 (via... more

Week 4 Fantasy Waiver Wire September 22, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 3 September 18, 2013

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! What are your thoughts on Sam Bradford? He is among the... more

Week 3 Fantasy Waiver Wire September 15, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 2 September 11, 2013

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Who should I start in Week 2: Terrelle Pryor or Matthew... more

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up the 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in that neverending quest to take home a fantasy league championship! 1. Julius Thomas, TE,... more

Week 2 Fantasy Waiver Wire September 08, 2013

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up the 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in that never-ending quest to take home a fantasy league championship!... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Who should I start in Week 1 - Robert Griffin III or... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 1 September 04, 2013

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

August

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Would you draft Trent Richardson or Matt Forte? - @bls181... more

Your fantasy football team plays in the NFL, and you should too! Sign up today to play the official free and customizable fantasy game of the National Football League! NFL.com held its experts league auction mock draft of the year on Friday, July... more

We are a mere three weeks away from the start of the 2013 NFL season - and the start of your quest for a fantasy football championship! The start of training camp and the preseason has brought with it a lot of unfortunate injuries, but we're also getting... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! In what round would it be acceptable to draft Rob... more

Need help setting your fantasy lineup or making those tough roster decisions? You can get instant feedback based on your personal league customizations using the SAP Player Comparison Tool! Cheat sheets. Draft strategies. Sleepers. Busts. Rookies. The... more

Did your fantasy football question not make this week's Mailbag? You can still get an answer! Just submit it to Fantasy Genius and have your question seen by millions of fantasy fans just like you! Does Aaron Rodgers lose value with Brian Bulaga out... more

July

Fantasy just became a reality in the National Football League! The NFL and NFL Players Association has announced that starting with the 2014 Pro Bowl, the traditional AFC vs. NFC contest will be replaced in favor of a roster selection process that... more

Which of these wide receivers will make the biggest impact for the New England Patriots - Julian Edelman, Michael Jenkins, Aaron Dobson or Kenbrell Thompkins? - @DanOnofrio (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: The team's official website lists Danny... more

Your fantasy football team plays in the NFL, and you should too! Sign up today to play the official free and customizable fantasy game of the National Football League! NFL.com held its second experts league mock draft of the year on Friday, July 19th.... more

Do you think Peyton Hillis will have a negative effect on the fantasy value of Doug Martin? - @mariah10412 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: The first thing most fantasy owners thought about when news broke of Hillis signing with the Tampa Bay... more

"Running backs are the lifeblood of fantasy football." That's a phrase I have used countless times in my almost 15 years in the fantasy sports business. It dates back to the days of Marshall Faulk, Priest Holmes, Shaun Alexander and LaDainian... more

Fantasy football isn't always about the big names -- sometimes it's the guys you've never heard of who come out of nowhere and emerge into valuable assets. Remember Samkon Gado gaining his 15 minutes of fame in 2005? Players like this are difficult to unearth, but here are 10 whom you should be keeping tabs on as training camp gets rolling.

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Are there any fantasy football players you absolutely won't draft this year? - @MichelleKnopp1 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I will never say never about drafting or not drafting anyone. Want proof? I even included Ryan Mathews, who has burned me... more

What are your thoughts on Darren McFadden? Is he going to be worth a third- or fourth-round selection? - @BrantReader (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Ah, the McFadden debate. It might seem like we have this discussion every season because, well, we... more

June

J. Smith (No. 1) A. Rank (No. 3) M. Grant (No. 6) A. Gbaja-Biamila (No. 7) M. Fabiano (No. 10) † Round 1, Pick No. 10 - LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: I have seen McCoy taken in mock drafts as high as fifth overall and as low... more

If Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster are the first two picks (in some order), who is the third overall pick? - @ErikDWater (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: To me, the third overall pick in standard leagues should be Marshawn Lynch. He's seen his... more

It's already summertime and you know what that means ... fantasy football season is just around the corner! You can even do you very own mock drafts on NFL.com right now to help prepare yourself for the fast-approaching 2013 season. With that in mind,... more

Darren McFadden. Maurice Jones-Drew. DeMarco Murray. Jonathan Stewart. Those are just a few of the big-name fantasy running backs who endured injuries that cost them multiple games during the course of last season. If you were one of the poor souls who... more

Which rookie would you draft first -- Montee Ball, Le'Veon Bell or Eddie Lacy? - @ErikDWater (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: As it stands, I'm going with Bell. A perfect fit for the Steelers offense, he's the current favorite to start in a... more

NFL.com held it's first experts league mock draft of the year on Monday, May 20th. The standard scoring league consists of NFL Fantasy LIVE members Dave Dameshek, Elliot Harrison, Michael Fabiano, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Jaime Maggio, Adam Rank, Matt "Money"... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep Sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains † M. Fabiano D. Dameshek M. Grant E. Harrison A. Rank J. Smith † 1. Andrew Luck will finish as a top-five fantasy quarterback. With all the talk of Robert... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep Sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Strategies † M. Fabiano D. Dameshek M. Grant E. Harrison A. Rank J. Smith † Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins: The fact that RGIII is coming off a major... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Breakouts | Bargains | Strategies † M. Fabiano D. Dameshek M. Grant E. Harrison A. Rank J. Smith † Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens: Flacco was outstanding in the 2012 postseason and... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains | Strategies † M. Fabiano D. Dameshek M. Grant E. Harrison A. Rank J. Smith † Terrelle Pryor, QB, Oakland Raiders: Let's face it - the Raiders are not going to be a very... more

Draft kit | Deep sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains | Strategies † M. Fabiano D. Dameshek M. Grant E. Harrison A. Rank J. Smith † Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos: A second-round selection (No. 58 overall) in the 2013... more

May

Assuming you will take a running back in Round 1, which position would you target in Round 2 -- another running back or a wide receiver? - @wide_frame (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I almost always go with a running back in the first round and a wide... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep Sleepers | Busts | Bargains | Strategies † M. Fabiano D. Dameshek M. Grant E. Harrison A. Rank J. Smith † Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: When Niners coach Jim Harbaugh decided to go... more

Which wide receiver is more likely to have a comeback season -- Dwayne Bowe or Larry Fitzgerald? - @YourAverageJoe3 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: To be quite honest, I think both of them are going to be much better in the stat sheets this season than... more

I have my eye on Colin Kaepernick this season. In what round would you draft him? - @MattHealey (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I was in an experts league draft this week, and Kaepernick lasted until the seventh round. Of course, the first quarterback... more

If you want to have a successful fantasy football draft, there's more than just having an in-depth knowledge of players. You also need an intimate understanding of the bye weeks. There aren't many owners who wouldn't love to have Aaron Rodgers on their... more

I'm in a league that rewards six points for all touchdowns. In this case, would you take any quarterbacks in Round 1? - @WhrsWierzbowski (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I still wouldn't do it. Sure, the value of the position rises with six points being... more

It's that time again ... are you ready for a little mock 'n' roll? This one is going to surprise some people out there for several reasons, none more evident than the utter lack of quarterbacks among the first 20 picks. I have said it before and I will... more

Which of these running backs would you draft first in 2013: Darren McFadden, Chris Ivory or Darren Sproles? - @FlyingMayhem (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Right now, I'm taking Ivory. Yes, that's right -- Ivory is a more coveted running back than... more

April

The 2013 NFL draft is in the books, so we now have a number of brand-new potential fantasy football impact-makers to consider on draft day. Not surprisingly, many of those players come at the running back position. If you're looking for several rookies to come in and make the same sort of statistical noise as the 2012 class, however, you're likely to be disappointed.... more

The first round of the 2013 NFL Draft offered up a few surprises (Dion Jordan, E.J. Manuel), a multitude of linemen and few fantasy impact makers. In fact, we saw a mere six offensive skill position players come off the board - and not a single running... more

When it comes to rookies and fantasy football, it's almost always been the running backs who have made the biggest impact. Whether it was Edgerrin James, Clinton Portis, Fred Taylor or Matt Forte (to name a few), owners knew that it was quite possible to... more

Who is your No. 1 fantasy sleeper running back for 2013? - @Brent_Blackwell (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: A lot can change between now and the start of the regular season, but I have some fantasy man love for Lamar Miller. It looks like the Miami... more

Al Behrman/Associated Press Both on the field and in fantasy football, LaDainian Tomlinson was always a star among stars. With this week's announcement of the new Madden cover athlete -- which included past and current superstars this year --... more

With the release of the 2013 NFL schedule , fantasy football owners now have a much better look at how the level of opposition will affect the value of their players heading into 2013 drafts. An important part of the schedule, of course, comes in Weeks... more

The National Football League has a strength of schedule formula that's simple to understand -- take the opponent's records from the previous season, add up the wins and losses and calculate a percentage. My fantasy points allowed (FPA) rating is similar.... more

The National Football League has a strength of schedule formula that's simple to understand -- take the opponent's records from the previous season, add up the wins and losses and calculate a percentage. My fantasy points allowed (FPA) rating is similar.... more

The National Football League has a strength of schedule formula that's simple to understand -- take the opponent's records from the previous season, add up the wins and losses and calculate a percentage. My fantasy points allowed (FPA) rating is similar.... more

The National Football League has a strength of schedule formula that's simple to understand -- take the opponent's records from the previous season, add up the wins and losses and calculate a percentage. My fantasy points allowed (FPA) rating is similar.... more

Is the fantasy value of Tom Brady taking a hit this offseason? Both of his tight ends are coming off surgeries! - @TENTE51 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: The answer to this question would be yes if it were a lesser quarterback. The Patriots have lost... more

Dr. Frasier Crane: Lilith Sternin is a good woman: strong, durable, reliable. Norm Peterson: She'd make one hell of a radial tire actually. Ah, "Cheers." Was there ever a better show on television? As fantasy owners, we are looking for our own... more

Earl Campbell. Eric Dickerson. Marshall Faulk. Priest Holmes. LaDainian Tomlinson. Remember the days when the NFL was chock-full of featured running backs? There were minimal backfield committees, fewer touchdown vultures and a lot less headaches for... more

Which running backs had the greatest percentage of carries for their team last season? I think that's a huge part of putting together player rankings. Thanks! - @DanOnofrio (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: In terms of pure carries from running backs and... more

In the days leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft , NFL.com will allow users to determine the best and worst draft picks for every team. We continue the proceedings with the team that owns the No. 18 overall pick in this year's draft, the Dallas... more

March

Throughout the course of NFL history, a number of wide receivers have recorded their first big statistical campaign in their third NFL season. It's happened with past superstars like Harold Carmichael, Steve Largent, Terrell Owens, Steve Smith and Sidney... more

I'm in a one-player keeper league and can retain either Doug Martin or Trent Richardson. Who should I keep? - @Maverick2448 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Martin was the second-highest scoring running back in fantasy football last season -- Adrian... more

It's that time again ... are you ready for a little mock 'n' roll? This one is going to surprise some people out there for several reasons, none more evident than the utter lack of quarterbacks among the first 20 picks. I have said it before and I will... more

With Percy Harvin now a member of the Seattle Seahawks, in what round would you draft Russell Wilson? Will he go as high as Round 2? - @Mike261265 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I've said it before and I'll likely say it again often throughout the... more

The 2013 NFL offseason has been loaded with major transactions that involved some of the biggest names in fantasy football. How will these players perform in the stat sheets with their new teams? Here's our look at the 15 most prominent players to switch... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep Sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains † M. Fabiano D. Dameshek M. Grant E. Harrison A. Rank J. Smith † If you have been playing fantasy football as long as I have, waiting to draft a quarterback... more

What do you think of Mike Wallace in Miami? - @andyaguilar62 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: This is clearly a good move for the Dolphins offense, but does it make Wallace more attractive in fantasy leagues? I don't think so. I had him rated as a No. 2... more

Where do you rank Dwayne Bowe now that he's staying with the Kansas City Chiefs and has Alex Smith throwing him the football? - @Mr_Pivetz (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: To be honest, I like the fact that Bowe is playing in a pass-laden offense under... more

February

In a day and age when the NFL has become a passing league, wide receivers have become more valuable in fantasy leagues across the board. That includes the rookies, who, like the veterans, have benefitted from new rules that make it easier to get open and... more

Which running back would you rather have next season - Alfred Morris or Trent Richardson? - @CharlieCraveiro (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: A lot of fantasy leaguers might disagree, but I have Richardson ranked ahead of Morris for two reasons. One,... more

Running backs had lost at least some of their luster in the world of fantasy football heading into last season, but the emergence of rookies like Doug Martin, Alfred Morris and Trent Richardson has the value of the position back on the rise. That talented... more

In the past, rookie quarterbacks didn't make much of an impact in fantasy football. Even the greats, like John Elway, Brett Favre and Dan Marino didn't post enormous stats in their first NFL season. But in the current NFL, where quarterbacks rule the... more

Which running back is the biggest risk for next season: Chris Johnson, Ryan Mathews or Darren McFadden? - @call_me_trell (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the biggest gamble, I would give Mathews the worst grade - an... more

Offseason? What offseason? The Super Bowl might be in the rearview mirror, but the excitement of player movement and potential trades is almost here. Which players will be released? Who will sign with a new team? It's all going to start on March 12,... more

The movie "Jerry Maguire," which follows the trials and tribulations of life as a sports agent, will forever be remembered for the memorable quote, "Show me the money!" That line also has quite a bit of relevance in the world of fantasy football. While a... more

No matter who you are, no matter how old you are, you have almost certainly had a crush or two in your lifetime. I know I've had my fair share. Who wasn't head over heels in love with Farrah Fawcett back in the 1970s-1980s? When I saw her in "The... more

Realistically, which quarterbacks do you think will fall past the fourth or fifth round in a standard 12-team league? - @AROB15 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I'm on record as saying I will wait on quarterbacks in 2013 drafts, so I'll be looking at... more

So what if it's not even Valentine's Day ... it's never too soon to put out a fantasy football mock draft! This one is going to surprise some people out there for several reasons, none more evident than the utter lack of quarterbacks among the first 20... more

Based on his impressive postseason run and Super Bowl win, has Joe Flacco moved up your list of the top fantasy quarterbacks for 2013? - @Christopher625 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: The NFL Fantasy LIVE crew did an instant debate on this topic... more

What. A. Game. Call it the "Blackout Bowl," call it what you want. Super Bowl XLVII was one of the most memorable championship contests in the history of the National Football League. It had everything -- two brothers going head-to-head for the first... more

Super Bowl XLVII has more than its share of fantasy football superstars. From Ray Rice to Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree and Colin Kaepernick, it's an owner's paradise. That had me thinking -- if I could construct a solid fantasy lineup from just one Super... more

January
Top Fantasy Super Bowl TEs January 31, 2013

The tight end position has become valuable in fantasy land, and the emergence of players like Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham proves it. But throughout the history of the NFL, the position hasn't made a huge statistical impact in the Super Bowl. In fact, just one tight end has ever posted 100-plus yards in the big game. What's more, there's never been a tight end to win the Super Bowl MVP award. In the fourth and final part of our series that combines Super Bowl success and fantasy football, we'll look at the top 10 tight end performances in the NFL's championship game.... more

If Steven Jackson does in fact retire, would Daryl Richardson become a No. 2 fantasy running back next season? - @gary034 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: In the event that Richardson does become the main man in the Rams backfield for coach Jeff Fisher,... more

Top Fantasy Super Bowl WRs January 30, 2013

The fantasy value of wide receivers has increased in recent seasons, so it's no shock that three of the past eight Super Bowl MVPs are wideouts. The last came in 2009, when Santonio Holmes hauled in nine passes for 131 yards and recorded what will be one of the greatest touchdown catches ever in the big game. A total of six wideouts have won the award overall, and 26 have recorded 100-plus yards in the 46 championships. In the third part of our series that combines Super Bowl success and fantasy football, we'll look at the top 10 wide receiver performances in the planet's ultimate game.... more

Top Fantasy Super Bowl RBs January 29, 2013

Running backs have almost always been considered the lifeblood of fantasy football (up until recently, that is), but a select few have found immense statistical success in the Super Bowl. In fact, only seven backs have won the MVP honor in 45 championships, and 16 runners have rushed for 100-plus yards. In the second part of our three-part series that combines Super Bowl success and fantasy football, we'll look at the top 10 running back performances in the ultimate sports championship.... more

Top Fantasy Super Bowl QBs January 28, 2013

In an effort to combine two of the greatest passions of sports fans everywhere -- the Super Bowl and fantasy football -- we've ranked the top 10 greatest Super Bowl performances of all time per position, based on fantasy points. Players were rewarded four points for touchdown passes, six points for rushing and receiving touchdowns and one point for each 25 passing yards and 10 rushing or receiving yards (including fractional points). Without further ado, let's venture down championship memory lane with a look at the 10 best quarterback performances in the biggest game on the planet.... more

The 2012 Pro Bowl rosters are set, as the AFC and NFC will face off in a tradition that started all the way back in 1970. Coincidentally, the coaches for that game were John Madden of the Oakland Raiders and Dick Nolan of the San Francisco 49ers. The... more

The sky is blue. The earth is round. You need oxygen to live. Peyton Manning is likely to struggle in a postseason game when the temperature at kickoff is below 40 degrees. Some things are obvious. Unfortunately, the obvious is not always so obvious in... more

The sky is blue. The earth is round. You need oxygen to live. Peyton Manning is likely to struggle in a postseason game when the temperature at kickoff is below 40 degrees. Some things are obvious. Unfortunately, the obvious is not always so obvious in... more

The sky is blue. The earth is round. You need oxygen to live. Peyton Manning is likely to struggle in a postseason game when the temperature at kickoff is below 40 degrees. Some things are obvious. Unfortunately, the obvious is not always so obvious in... more

The sky is blue. The earth is round. You need oxygen to live. Peyton Manning is likely to struggle in a postseason game when the temperature at kickoff is below 40 degrees. Some things are obvious. Unfortunately, the obvious is not always so obvious in... more

What will be the fantasy impact of Chargers coach Mike McCoy on the value of Philip Rivers? - @doc_dad (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: The Chargers went from one offensive-minded coach in Norv Turner to another in McCoy. He's done great things in... more

If you've immersed yourself in the world of fantasy sports, whether you want to admit it or not, there's a good chance you're a stats geek. (It's alright, geeking out about sports stats is a heck of a lot more macho than getting excited about the new... more

I'm not sure there has ever been a more exciting divisional round of the NFL postseason. Between the drama in Denver, the heroics of Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco and the two comebacks in the Georgia Dome, it's hard to argue with the level of... more

Fantasy footballers who drafted Robert Griffin III this past season landed one of the best draft bargains of 2012. He recorded 3,200 passing yards, another 826 yards on the ground and scored a combined 27 touchdowns, and he did it all in 15 starts.... more

How will Andy Reid's presence in Kansas City affect the value of Jamaal Charles? - @SatisJackson305 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Reid will install his version of the West Coast offense with the Chiefs. It's a system that received a lot of complaints... more

Do you think it's too soon for a fantasy football draft? Well, we say never! The NFL Fantasy LIVE crew is already looking ahead to the 2013 season with the first of what will be numerous five-round mock drafts held during the offseason. Which positions... more

Fantasy football owners have always been told to stick with their studs, and that advice was heeded in the first round of the NFL Playoff Challenge. The most popular starting lineup for Wild Card weekend was loaded with statistical superstars, including... more

In short, the tight end position was an absolute disaster in 2012. The highest-scoring player was Jimmy Graham with just over 150 fantasy points. That was almost 90 fewer fantasy points than the 2011 leader, Rob Gronkowski. The position also went from... more

The top of the wide receiver position, based on fantasy points, has been one of the toughest to predict. Since 2006, no more than two wideouts have finished in the top five in back-to-back seasons. Over the last three seasons, the lone player to hit that... more

What sort of value will Maurice Jones-Drew have next season? Should I keep him ahead of Alfred Morris? - @DanOnofrio (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Jones-Drew joined the list of holdout runners to suffer a long-term ailment, missing a total of 10... more

The running back position made a triumphant return to fantasy football excellence in 2013. We saw the successful returns of Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles from major knee reconstructions, while young upstarts like Doug Martin, Trent Richardson and... more

The NFL has evolved into a passing league, but will the quarterback position actually lose some value at the top of 2013 fantasy football drafts? Out of the top 15 overall fantasy point scorers of 2012, 12 were signal-callers. That is what I call a... more

December

The 2012 fantasy football season was without question one of the strangest and most unpredictable ever. It saw the continued rise of the quarterback position, a newfound faith in running backs and an enormous impact from several rookies. Furthermore, one... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 17 December 26, 2012

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Who are your top 10 fantasy quarterbacks for next season? - @agrawalk1991 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: The top three quarterbacks for 2013 are the same three I led with this season: 1. Aaron Rodgers, 2. Tom Brady, 3. Drew Brees. I have Cam Newton in... more

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com has you covered! Each week, we'll offer up the 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in that never-ending quest for a fantasy league championship. The number listed in parenthesis next to the player's name is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that he is still available as a free agent.... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 16 December 19, 2012

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Josh Freeman has killed me the last few weeks! Is it time to bench him in favor of Russell Wilson? - @JscottNaylor (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Freeman was an enormous disappointment last week, scoring a meager 1.96 fantasy points against a New... more

Did your fantasy football season end before you were ready to hang up the helmet and pads? Were you one of those poor souls who rode Ray Rice all the way to the postseason, only to have him crush your championship hopes and dreams with a 4.1-point stinker... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 15 December 12, 2012

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Who should I start this week between Reggie Bush and C.J. Spiller? Also, which two wide receivers should I start from Danario Alexander, Victor Cruz, Pierre Garcon and Julio Jones? - @Kevin_Mdo (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I might have thought about... more

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com has you covered! Each week, we'll offer up the 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in that never-ending quest for a fantasy league championship. The number listed in parenthesis next to the player's name is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that he is still available as a free agent.... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 14 December 05, 2012

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

I am in must-win mode! Do I dare bench Tom Brady for Josh Freeman? - @cpabrego (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Freeman does have a great matchup this week against the Philadelphia Eagles, but I can't bench Brady during the fantasy postseason. While he... more

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com has you covered! Each week, we'll offer up the 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in that never-ending quest for a fantasy league championship. The number listed in parenthesis next to the player's name is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that he is still available as a free agent.... more

November

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 13 November 28, 2012

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Is Eli Manning back after last Sunday's night huge performance? Would you start him ahead of his brother, Peyton Manning? - @MrJerryOC (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: It sure looked like he was back, as Eli put up 249 yards, three touchdowns and 23.16... more

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com has you covered! Each week, we'll offer up the 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in that never-ending quest for a fantasy league championship. The number listed in parenthesis next to the player's name is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that he is still available as a free agent.... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 12 November 20, 2012

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

I've lost Rob Gronkowski for awhile and need a new tight end. Who should I target off the waiver wire? - @tgoogs13 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: This is a huge issue for countless fantasy football owners, as Gronkowski is expected to miss several... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 11 November 14, 2012

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Should I be worried about Robert Griffin III? What is to blame for his mediocre numbers in his last two games? - @org_rockiefan (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I wouldn't be at all concerned about Griffin III. Remember, he would have scored better than... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com has you covered! Each week, we'll offer up the 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in that never-ending quest for a fantasy league championship. The number listed in parenthesis next to the player's name is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that he is still available as a free agent.... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 10 November 07, 2012

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Is it time to sell high on Percy Harvin? - @brennancassidy (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Harvin suffered an injured ankle against the Seattle Seahawks and is in danger of missing Week 10, so I'm not sure you can get full market value for him. I also... more

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com has you covered! Here are 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in that never-ending quest for a fantasy league championship.... more

October

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Which quarterback should I start in Week 9 between Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck? I know how good the rookie is at home, so I am a little conflicted. - @@Tgoogs13 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Luck is a terrific option for fantasy leaguers this week... more

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com has you covered! Each week, we'll offer up the 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in that never-ending quest for a fantasy league championship. The number listed in parenthesis next to the player's name is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that he is still available as a free agent.... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

What is the deal with Darren McFadden? Is there any hope for him this season? - @GMandrella (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I think this is more about the team around McFadden, including its lackluster offensive line. He hasn't lost his speed or... more

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com has you covered! Each week, we'll offer up the 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in that never-ending quest for a fantasy league championship. The number listed in parenthesis next to the player's name is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that he is still available as a free agent.... more

What do you think I can get in a trade for Robert Griffin III? - @HertzmanS (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: The questions I would ask you are as follows: What is your other option at quarterback? Does it make sense to make a deal? Are you trading from... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com has you covered! Each week, we'll offer up the 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in that never-ending quest for a fantasy league championship. The number listed in parenthesis next to the player's name is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that he is still available as a free agent.... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

I have Aaron Rodgers and Andrew Luck. Should I start fielding offers for Rodgers? - @ryandenzy (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: If you're not trading, you're not trying! I would put both quarterbacks on the block and see what offers are made. Who knows,... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

What should I do with Chris Johnson? Is he back? - @CamboSlice25 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I would trade him. Now. Before he steps onto the football field again. I might seem like a jilted lover at the end of a bad relationship, but I don't trust... more

September
Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 4 September 26, 2012

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

I'm worried about Matthew Stafford. Is it time to pick up someone like Christian Ponder? I have Jake Locker on the bench. - @TParrick (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Stafford didn't put up enormous numbers in Week 3, but he was still more than a solid... more

Can Chris Johnson turn it around? I'm seriously considering trading him for an elite kicker! - @SiFi23 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I am up in arms with Johnson myself at this point. He even expressed frustration after his horrid Week 2... more

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 3 September 19, 2012

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Terrific call on Robert Griffin III last week. That made up for me sitting Adrian Peterson! Anyways, would you start RG3 again this week? I also have Philip Rivers at quarterback. - @Tgoogs13 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Peterson's performance was... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who... more

Would you start Rashad Jennings even with Maurice Jones-Drew expected to play in Week 1? - @Noahkatz66 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jennings will start ahead of Jones-Drew against the Minnesota Vikings. In... more

August

Is what round would you draft Maurice Jones-Drew? Second or third in your mind? - @PhillipC318 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: He's definitely not worth a first-round pick at this point, but there will be a time when taking Jones-Drew is worth a roll... more

If you're like me, you're really starting to ramp up for the start of your fantasy football draft season. With just a few days before we start the 2012 NFL campaign, you're likely shuffling through player rankings, cheat sheets, depth chart, sleepers,... more

Recently, our crew of fantasy football analysts conducted a mock fantasy football auction draft. The 15-man roster consisted of one QB, two RBs, two WRs, one TE, one WR/RB, one K, one DEF and six bench spots. It uses NFL.com's standard scoring system .... more

Fantasy football is all about numbers, statistics and trends. It made guys like Shannon Sharpe and Tony Gonzalez even more popular during their illustrious careers. It's contributed to the fame of once less-heralded players like Owen Daniels and Brent... more

Fantasy football is all about numbers, statistics and trends. It made the likes of Marvin Harrison and Torry Holt household names during their illustrious careers. It's contributed to the fame of once less-heralded players like Marques Colston and Victor... more

In what round would you draft Maurice Jones-Drew? Second or third in your mind? - @PhillipC318 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Jones-Drew's average draft position on NFL.com is the second round (11.92), but I wouldn't be shocked if he falls into the... more

Fantasy football is all about numbers, statistics and trends. It made LaDainian Tomlinson a household name during his illustrious career. It's contributed to the fame of once less-heralded players like Arian Foster and Fred Jackson. Unfortunately, often... more

Fantasy football is all about numbers, statistics and trends. It made Aaron Rodgers a household name before he ever won a Super Bowl. It's contributed to the fame of once less-heralded players like Drew Brees and Matthew Stafford. Unfortunately, though,... more

With reports that Trent Richardson is having a second knee scope, where would you draft him and who is his backup? - @DLS_24 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: This is bad news for the rookie, who I absolutely loved heading into his rookie campaign before... more

Whether you're a fantasy football expert or someone who is playing for the very first time (welcome aboard!), you probably know the names Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Arian Foster and Calvin Johnson. While making intelligent draft picks in the first few... more

I've been in the fantasy sports business for the last 13 years, giving advice to the masses for fantasy baseball, basketball and of course, football. But since I've moved to NFL.com, I have to admit that I'm less of an "expert" in some of the other major... more

Whether you're an experienced veteran with a wealth of football knowledge or a wet-behind-the-ears rookie who knows more about the "Brady Bunch" than Tom Brady, there are a number of rules that will assist you once your draft has concluded. Here's our... more

If you're like me, you're really starting to prepare and ramp up for the start of your fantasy football draft season. The calendar has rolled over into August, and there's just a few weeks before we start the 2012 NFL campaign. That means you're likely... more

Risk is defined as "the possibility of suffering harm or loss; danger." In the world of fantasy football, taking a risk often times means the difference between fielding a championship contender and not making the postseason. Did you roll the dice on... more

I'm a huge Reggie Bush fan. What round would you take him in this season? - @RyanAnthony305 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I actually had a pretty heated debate about this topic with my fellow NFL Fantasy LIVE member Jason Smith during our recent show... more

July

How does Kenny Britt's most recent arrest affect his fantasy value? - @mariah10412 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Remember when Luke Skywalker blew up the Death Star in "Star Wars: A New Hope"? He didn't completely destroy the space station, but he... more

That sound you hear in the distance is the building excitement of NFL fans as the start of training camps inches closer and closer. It's also an exciting time in the world of fantasy football, as owners start the process of researching for the upcoming... more

Who would you draft first this season, the rookie Trent Richardson or the troubled Marshawn Lynch? - @ffdg2012 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I liked Richardson more than Lynch even before the Seahawks runner found himself in hot water with the law... more

No matter who you are, you have almost certainly had multiple crushes in your lifetime.† Growing up in the 1980s, I know I've had my fair share. Who wasn't head over heels in love with Farrah Fawcett back in the day? When I saw her in "The Cannonball... more

Your fantasy team plays in the NFL, and you should too! Sign up today to play the official free and customizable fantasy game of the National Football League! NFL.com held it‚??s first experts league mock draft of the year on Thursday, July 12th. The... more

Who scares you more this season - Cam Newton or Chris Johnson? - @jerjorgenson (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Neither of these players scare me, to be honest. I'd draft either of them without even a second though, assuming the draft position was... more

Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason Smith Matt Smith   1. Who will be this season's biggest breakout player? I'm going with Ryan Mathews. Chargers coach Norv Turner likes to utilize a featured back - runners... more

QBs - Rank RBs - Fabiano WRs - Jason Smith TEs - Harrison Overall draft strategies   I'm a fan off all things paranormal. I don't know why, it's just very interesting to me. From television shows to movies and real-life accounts, if... more

Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason†Smith Matt Smith † This "perfect" draft is based on NFL.com's standard 10-team leagues with a basic (non-PPR) scoring system that rewards four points for touchdown passes... more

June

This mock draft is based on NFL.com's standard 10-team leagues with a basic (non-PPR) scoring system that rewards four points for touchdown passes and six points for all other touchdowns scored. Each numbered position represents an individual fantasy... more

Did you see Adrian Peterson running and working out? He looks great! Have you changed your mind about him now? - @mariah10412 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I did see Ian Rapoport's interview with Peterson, and it's tough not to look at it as... more

How many of you went to the movie theater to see "Caddyshack Part II" back in 1988, expecting to see something hilarious because of how the original "Caddyshack" had you in absolute stitches? Yeah, well, we all know how that sequel turned out. No Bill... more

Last week on Twitter and Facebook , I asked you, the fantasy football enthusiast, to give me a list of the five players you're the most confident in heading into the 2012 NFL season. These are the players you would draft without any hesitation... more

What are your thoughts on Tim Tebow? You have to think he will start a few games for the Jets this season. - @Young_Press (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Far be it from me not to mention Tebow! You might remember, I had a little bit of fantasy man love... more

The movie Jerry Maguire , which follows the trials and tribulations of life as a sports agent, will forever be remembered for the memorable quote, "Show me the money!" That line also has quite a bit of relevance in the world of fantasy football. While a... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains   Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason Smith Matt Smith   Click the above tabs to see picks from our various analysts "You... more

Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason†Smith Matt Smith † 1. Darren McFadden will finish as a top-five fantasy runner. I know it is almost impossible to predict injuries. But in the case of McFadden, who hasn't... more

Draft kit | Deep sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains | Strategies † Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason†Smith Matt Smith † Josh Freeman, QB, Buccaneers: An enormous disappointment last season,... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Breakouts | Bargains | Strategies   Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason Smith Matt Smith   Matt Schaub, QB, Texans: Remember when Schaub was a surefire No. 1... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Busts | Bargains | Strategies † Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason†Smith Matt Smith † Robert Griffin III, QB, Redskins: If you expect Griffin to duplicate Cam... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Strategies   Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason Smith Matt Smith   Click the above tabs to see picks from our various analysts... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains | Strategies † Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason†Smith Matt Smith † Jake Locker, QB, Titans: Locker didn't see much time on the field as a rookie,... more

May

Which No. 2 wide receivers on their actual team could be No. 1 wide receivers in fantasy football this season? - @joelamar20 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: The first player that comes to mind is Julio Jones. On my "fantasy man-crush list for 2012,"... more

How many of you went to the movie theater to see "Caddyshack II" back in 1988, expecting to see something hilarious because the original "Caddyshack" had you in stitches? Well, we all know how that sequel turned out. No Bill Murray, no Rodney Dangerfield,... more

The 2012 NFL offseason was loaded with major transactions that involved some of the biggest names in fantasy football. How will these players perform with their new teams? Here's our look at the 15 most prominent players to switch uniforms and how their... more

The movie "Jerry Maguire," which follows the trials and tribulations of life as a sports agent, will forever be remembered for the memorable quote, "Show me the money!" That line also has quite a bit of relevance in the world of fantasy football. While a... more

What are your thoughts on Andre Johnson? He just had arthroscopic knee surgery and has averaged just 10 games played in the last two seasons. - @KaseyRayScott (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Fantasy owners could have lived without hearing the news that... more

Last week on Twitter and Facebook , I asked you, the fantasy football enthusiast, to give me your "Frightening Five" for the 2012 NFL season. That is, the five players you are more scared to take in a fantasy draft. The response was enormous (and I thank... more

During the course of NFL history, a number of wide receivers have recorded their first big statistical campaigns in their third NFL seasons. It's happened with stars like Harold Carmichael, Steve Largent, Terrell Owens, both Steve Smiths †and Sidney Rice... more

What do you think of Michael Turner for 2012? I'm in a keeper league and will retain Arian Foster, Wes Welker and Jordy Nelson. - @jonrwilhite (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I fear the statistical cliff is coming for Turner. Not only has he recorded... more

Adrian Peterson. Jamaal Charles. Rashard Mendenhall. Darren McFadden. Those are just four of the big-name fantasy running backs that endured serious injuries last season. If you were one of the poor souls who owned one of those runners and didn't have... more

Who will score more fantasy points next season -- Mark Sanchez or Tim Tebow? - @JCardinalGolf (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Great question, and a tough one for me to answer based on how much I pumped up Tebow last season. At this point, I would have... more

With the 2012 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, we are closer to getting a grasp of player fantasy values for next season. In putting together the third one-man mock draft of the year, one thing became apparent. The old philosophy of focusing on running... more

Including Frank Gore and Patrick Willis (IDP leagues), are there any 49ers that you would label "safe" as fantasy picks? - @ThisCantBRight (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I do like Vernon Davis at the tight end position, and I still think Willis is a... more

April

If you have played fantasy football in the past, you know that sometimes the big-name rookies aren't the ones who always produce in their first year at the pro level (Mark Ingram, anyone?). Instead, some legitimate fantasy options come from deeper in the... more

The 2012 NFL Draft is in the books (and what an amazing draft it was!), so we now have a number of brand-new potential fantasy impact makers to consider on draft day. Not surprisingly, many of those players are running backs and wide receivers. Of... more

The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft included a few potential impact makers, including one player in Trent Richardson that could quickly become a fantasy star. So what did the second and third rounds have to offer? Here's a look at all the offensive... more

The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft offered up a few potential impact fantasy players, including one in particular that could immediately make some serious noise at his position. Here are all of the offensive skill position players drafted in Round 1,... more

If you're an NFL fan or fantasy football enthusiast, you've likely heard of the dreaded Madden cover curse. Even those who consider jinxes or hexes to be foolish have a hard time overlooking the fact that whoever has graced the cover of the popular video... more

Based on what we saw from Cam Newton as a rookie, where would a logical fantasy draftee take Robert Griffin III this season? - @nviccione (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: First off, I want to warn fantasy owners not to expect Griffin to produce a rookie... more

When it came to rookies and fantasy football, it was almost always the running backs that made the biggest impact. Whether it was Edgerrin James, Clinton Portis, Fred Taylor or Matt Forte (to name just a few), owners knew that it was possible to hit on a... more

Other positions: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers † The NFL.com FPA ratings are based on the strength of a player's schedule using the average fantasy points their opponents allowed against the six major fantasy positions the previous... more

If you want to have a successful draft, there's more than just having an in-depth knowledge of players. You also need an intimate understanding of the bye weeks. There aren't many owners who wouldn't love to have Aaron Rodgers on their team. But when he's... more

Other positions: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Tight ends † The NFL.com FPA ratings are based on the strength of a player's schedule using the average fantasy points their opponents allowed against the six major fantasy positions the previous... more

With the release of the 2012 NFL schedule , fantasy football owners now have a better look at how the opposition will affect player values in 2012 drafts. An important part of the schedule, of course, comes in Weeks 14-16 -- that's the traditional fantasy... more

Other positions: Quarterbacks | Wide receivers | Tight ends † The NFL.com FPA ratings are based on the strength of a player's schedule using the average fantasy points their opponents allowed against the six major fantasy positions the previous... more

Other positions: Running backs | Wide receivers | Tight ends   The NFL.com FPA ratings are based on the strength of a player's schedule using the average fantasy points their opponents allowed against the six major fantasy positions the previous... more

With many of the big-name players signed and the 2012 NFL Draft is just a few short weeks away, we are very close to getting a better grasp of true fantasy player values for next season. In putting together the second one-man mock draft of the year, one... more

March

Who said there's an offseason in the NFL? From Peyton Manning to Tim Tebow and the Saints bounty scandal, the NFL has continued to be at the forefront in the world of sports. All of this news, in addition to the number of major free-agent transactions... more

Who said there's an offseason in the NFL? From Peyton Manning to Tim Tebow and the Saints bounty scandal, the NFL has continued to be at the forefront of the sports world. All of this news, in addition to the flurry of major free-agent transactions and... more

If Arian Foster were on the cover of the new Madden '13 video game, would you pass on him in a fantasy draft? - P. Limbrel (via Facebook) Michael Fabiano: Please don't ask me that question! In all seriousness, fantasy fans should go out and vote... more

Who said there's an offseason in the NFL? From Peyton Manning to Tim Tebow and the Saints bounty scandal, the NFL has continued to be at the forefront in the world of sports. All of this news, in addition to the number of major free-agent transactions... more

Who said there's an offseason in the NFL? From Peyton Manning to Tim Tebow and the Saints' bounty scandal, the NFL has continued to be at the forefront in the world of sports. All of this news, in addition to the number of major free-agent transactions... more

How soon would you draft Demaryius Thomas now that Peyton Manning is in Denver? - @DerrickHeldbran (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I haven't been shy about declaring Thomas my top breakout fantasy wide receiver for next season, and I'm even more... more

The National Football League has put down a major punishment on the New Orleans Saints for "bounty" violations, which includes the suspension of head coach Sean Payton for the entire 2012 season. Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who was... more

The Peyton Manning sweepstakes is over -- and the winner is the Denver Broncos. NFL Network's Michael Lombardi reports that Manning and the Broncos are finalizing a contract that will bring the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback to the AFC West.... more

How much value would Peyton Manning have as a member of the Tennessee Titans? What about the Denver Broncos? - @DanOnofrio (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Regardless of where Manning goes between those two teams, I see him as a No. 1 fantasy... more

Let the free-agent madness begin! Alright, so most people are getting their brackets set for the NCAA's March Madness, but this promises to be an exciting week in the National Football League as well. March 13 marks the first day free agents can sign... more

The start of the free-agent period is Tuesday, March 13, and there are some huge fantasy names that could be changing teams in the weeks to come (Peyton Manning, anyone?). The question now is what are the best fantasy landing spots for the biggest free... more

Peyton Manning in Arizona with Larry Fitzgerald, or Manning in Miami with Brandon Marshall? Which do you prefer and where would you draft Manning? - @JohnyJags (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I've made my preference for Manning pretty clear -- I'd... more

Peyton Manning's time in Indianapolis is over. It's hard to write those words, as Manning always seemed destined to retire as a member of the Colts. But in 2012, one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL and fantasy football will be... more

The NFL's deadline to franchise players has come and gone, and 21 teams took advantage of the tag. Drew Brees was the biggest fantasy name to be designated, along with Ray Rice and Matt Forte (to name a few). But the tale doesn't end there from a... more

The NFL offseason is in full swing, as the NFL Scouting Combine is in the rearview mirror and teams have now assigned their franchise tags before the start of free agency (March 13). A total of 21 players received the tag, some of which are no strangers... more

February

I enjoy your year-over-year comparison of position players. Which two running backs who ranked in the top five last season won't be there in 2012? -- @chanceintampa (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I think the easiest answer is Marshawn Lynch, who... more

Other positions: Quarterbacks | Running backs   In a day and age when the NFL has become a passing league, wide receivers have become more valuable in fantasy leagues across the board. That includes the rookies, who, like the veterans, have... more

Other positions: Quarterbacks | Wide receivers   Running backs have lost a lot of their luster in the world of fantasy football, as injuries to several superstars and backfield committees will make it tough to trust the position in 2012. However, we... more

Other positions: Running backs | Wide receivers   Rookie quarterbacks typically didn't make much of an impact in fantasy football. Even the greats, like John Elway, Brett Favre and Dan Marino, didn't post enormous stats in their first NFL season. But... more

Other positions: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers   For the first time in, well, forever, I will have two tight ends projected to come off the board in the first three rounds of a fantasy football draft. No longer is it possible to... more

Other positions: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Tight ends   As the NFL has become more of a passing league in recent seasons, the wide receiver position has gained more relevance in fantasy football. Just ask anyone who rode Calvin Johnson or... more

If Adrian Peterson is ready for Week 1, where do you take him assuming there are no lingering effects from the knee injury? -- @bigdawggarrison (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: The second part of that question is the most important -- "assuming there... more

Other positions: Quarterbacks | Wide receivers | Tight ends   For the first time in what seems like forever, the running back position will not dominate the first round of most fantasy drafts. Instead, owners will be going after top-line... more

Other positions: Running backs | Wide receivers | Tight ends   There's no doubt about it -- the NFL has become a passing league, and the numbers prove it. Three quarterbacks (Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford) threw for 5,000-plus yards last... more

What do you think of Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson? Are both early-round fantasy options in seasonal leagues? -- @LoganMDunning (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: A lot depends on where these players land, but I think Richardson will be drafted... more

"You must unlearn what you have learned" - Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back Far be it from me to pass on the chance to drop a little knowledge from Yoda that pertains to fantasy football! The little green dude with the sick lightsaber skills makes a... more

The 2011 NFL season is now in the rearview mirror. Fans of the Giants are partying in the streets of Manhattan after their Super Bowl victory, while Patriots faithful will see that fourth quarter pass slipping through Wes Welker's hands in their... more

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the anterior cruciate ligament as "a cruciate ligament of each knee that attaches the front of the tibia with the back of the femur." In the fantasy football dictionary, it's defined as the ligament that wrecks your... more

I'm in a keeper league and need to retain one player, but you lose the round that player was drafted. Two years ago, I drafted Jamaal Charles in the third round and kept him last season. I also landed Adrian Peterson in the first round in 2011, so now I... more

Curses, hexes, jinxes. Are they real, or just some fabrication of the human mind? In my 12 years of covering fantasy football, I have seen some odd coincidences that the superstitious would use to build their case for the existence of such things.... more

Other positions: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers   The tight end position has become far more valuable in fantasy land in recent seasons, and the emergence of players like Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham proves it. But throughout the... more

Other positions: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Tight ends   The fantasy value of wide receivers has increased in recent seasons, so it's no shock that three of the past seven Super Bowl MVPs are wideouts. The last came in 2009, when Santonio Holmes... more

Can you list your top 10 fantasy players for next season? -- @mwilson1979 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I'm going to go with three running backs first, because featured players at that position have gone the way of the dodo bird. So I'll start with... more

Super Bowl XLVI is loaded with fantasy football superstars. From Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker to Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, it's an owner's paradise. That had me thinking -- if I could construct a gangbusters fantasy team from... more

January

Other positions: Quarterbacks | Wide receivers | Tight ends   Running backs have almost always been considered the lifeblood of fantasy football (up until recently, that is), but a select few have found immense statistical success in the Super Bowl.... more

Other positions: Running backs | Wide receivers | Tight ends   In an effort to combine two of the greatest passions of sports fans everywhere -- the Super Bowl and fantasy football -- we've ranked the top 10 greatest Super Bowl performances of all... more

Other positions: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers   The evolution of the NFL into a passing league hasn't helped just the quarterbacks and wide receivers, it's also led to more production from the tight end position. Case in point --... more

Other positions: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Tight ends   The new NFL has become all about quarterbacks, pass attacks and of course, scoring tons of points. That's not only been great for the fantasy value of signal-callers, but it also makes... more

What will Peyton Manning's value be if he lands in Arizona? What about Kevin Kolb? -- @ghostfrost (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I would love to see Manning in a Cardinals uniform next season. Just think of the fantasy potential he would have in an... more

Other positions: Quarterbacks | Wide receivers | Tight ends   "Running backs are the lifeblood of fantasy football." In more than a decade of work in this business, I can't tell you how many times I've written that sentence. Well, times have now... more

Other positions: Running backs | Wide receivers | Tight ends   The NFL has evolved into a passing league, and it's never been more apparent than after a 2011 season that saw three different quarterbacks (Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Matt Stafford)... more

Have you had a chance to catch your breath after what was an amazing NFL conference championship weekend? Unfortunately, it will be known more for the goats (Lee Evans, Billy Cundiff, Kyle Williams) than the heroes (Eli Manning, Victor Cruz). What's more,... more

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, more than 100,000 Americans tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) every year. Ligament tears and other knee injuries have long been a point of contention in the determination of value in... more

Who are the best options in the conference championship games for the NFL Playoff Challenge? -- @addy_sings (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: If we're not accounting for players you have already started who receive double and triple points, the best... more

I'm a fan off all things paranormal. I don't know why, it's just very interesting to me. From television shows to movies and real-life accounts, if it has some sort of paranormal aspect, I'll watch it. I rarely get scared, though. It's almost as if I... more

The Divisional Round of the 2012 NFL postseason included one of the most exciting finishes ever, as the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers traded offensive blows in the fourth quarter en route to a 36-32 win for the home team. Alex Smith,... more

Should I keep Arian Foster active in the NFL Playoff Challenge this week and receive double points (I started him in the wild card round), or should I go in another direction? -- @alannwillis(via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I don't like the Texans to... more

"There's always at least one upset on Wild Card weekend." Those were the fateful words of NFL Fantasy LIVE's Dave Dameshek on Twitter this weekend. Well, Dave was right. But in an unfortunate turn of events, it was his beloved Steelers who were the... more

You have Marques Colston ranked ahead of Calvin Johnson in the postseason rankings? That's enough for me to flush them down the toilet! -- @ThatGUNN3R (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: The current NFL.com rankings are not for typical postseason fantasy... more

The 2011 fantasy football season was without question one of the strangest and most unpredictable ever. It saw the continued rise of the quarterback position, the fall of an elite fantasy runner and an enormous impact from several rookies. Furthermore,... more

Did your fantasy football season end before you were ready to hang up the helmet and pads? Were you one of those poor souls who rode LeSean McCoy all the way to the postseason, only to have him crush your championship hopes and dreams with a 4.5-point... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide! Drew Brees, QB, Saints Brees went off in the stat sheets against the Carolina Panthers, throwing for 389 yards and five touchdowns in a blowout win. His scoring passes came... more

December

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? Well, these 10 players could be on the verge of solid stat lines. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Bills: Fitzpatrick hasn't... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy... more

I'm in a keeper league and need to retain either LeSean McCoy or Adrian Peterson. I'm a Vikings fan and would hate to part with A.D., but this knee injury has me worried. Thoughts? -- @MarcasG (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Peterson's injured knee... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide! Tom Brady, QB, Patriots Brady had a slow statistical start to his Christmas Eve, but he turned it on in the second half against the Dolphins. The veteran finished with 304... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? Well, these 10 players could be on the verge of solid stat lines. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Rex Grossman, QB, Redskins: It's a risk to start... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy... more

Should I bench Aaron Rodgers in favor of Cam Newton this week? -- @omarengas (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: There is a real chance that Rodgers could be rested for a quarter or two now that the Packers have lost their shot at an undefeated season. The... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide! Drew Brees, QB, Saints Brees was a fantasy hero against the Vikings, lighting up their defensive backfield for 412 yards and five touchdowns in a blowout win. His scores... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? Well, these 10 players could be on the verge of solid stat lines. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Rex Grossman, QB, Redskins: Grossman has scored 14... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy... more

I need to start two running backs from Ahmad Bradshaw, Adrian Peterson and Beanie Wells. Help! -- @islandboyKY (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said at his Monday press conference that he expects Peterson (ankle) to be back... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide! Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys Romo hasn't put up huge fantasy totals in recent weeks, but he more than made up for it on Sunday night against the Giants. The veteran quarterback... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? Well, these 10 players could be on the verge of solid stat lines. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens: Flacco has been a major... more

How long is Matt Forte out? Should he be dropped or just benched in case he comes back? -- ReenzPeed (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Bears coach Lovie Smith said in his Monday press conference that he expects Forte to return this season. That doesn't... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide! Cam Newton, QB, Panthers Has there been a better waiver-wire addition in fantasy land than Newton, maybe ever? The rookie continued to dominate the competition in Week 13,... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? Well, these 10 players could be on the verge of solid stat lines. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Caleb Hanie, QB, Bears: If you're looking for a... more

November

I have Aaron Rodgers and I'm worried that the Packers will clinch the No. 1 seed and sit him in Week 16. Who should I add off the waiver wire as insurance? -- roshambo74 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: As someone who has Rodgers in one of my eight... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide! Tom Brady, QB, Patriots Brady went off against the floundering Eagles, throwing for 361 yards with three touchdowns in a blowout win. The future Hall of Famer threw scoring... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Mark Sanchez, QB,... more

How would you rank the following quarterbacks based on their remaining schedules: Matt Moore, Carson Palmer, Alex Smith, Tim Tebow? -- qcumber98 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: When Tebow was given the starting job in Denver several weeks back, I said... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide! Cam Newton, QB, Panthers Did you feel a little nervous when Newton struggled last week? Well, there's no reason to be concerned about the rookie wall now, as he put up yet... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Ryan Fitzpatrick,... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

Which quarterback should I pick up off the waiver wire: Jay Cutler or Carson Palmer? -- Breesus2009 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: This is a close call, but I would side with Cutler based on the matchups. Over the next four weeks, the Bears face all... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide! Tom Brady, QB, Patriots So much for the Jets pass defense. Brady ripped his division rivals, putting up 329 yards and three touchdowns in a blowout win. The future Hall of... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Matt Cassel, QB,... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

Are you Tim Tebow's agent? Seriously man you're all about him! I did start him last week thanks to your advice, but now someone has offered me DeMarco Murray for Tebow straight up. I already have Cam Newton and need a running back. Should I make this... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide! Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers A lot of fantasy owners were losing faith in Rivers, but this week's matchup against the Packers made it tough to bench him. While he did throw... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Matt Cassel, QB,... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

Are we sure Chris Johnson wasn't on the cover of Madden ? What type of production, if any, do you see from him moving forward? -- doc_dad (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Maybe this is one of those "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" situations. Let's see --... more

October

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide! Cam Newton, QB, Panthers Newton's attack on the rookie record books continued in Week 8, as he posted 290 passing yards, 53 yards on the ground and three touchdown passes... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . John Beck, QB,... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

Would you trade Philip Rivers to get Ben Roethlisberger? My brother said he'd make the trade! -- Nblume80 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: At this point, I would make that move. Rivers just doesn't look right to me, whether it's an undisclosed injury or... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide! Drew Brees, QB, Saints Brees made the Indianapolis Colts look like ponies on Sunday night, recording an impressive 325 yards and five touchdowns while completing a... more

Stew Milne/US Presswire Demarco Murray could be in for a huge fantasy performance against the struggling Rams in Week 7. Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

How will the addition of Brandon Lloyd impact the fantasy value of Steven Jackson? He's on my fantasy team. -- The_Big_O21 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Lloyd won't do anything but help the Rams' offense, including keeping defenses at least slightly... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide! Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers If you could hold your 2011 fantasy football draft again, would you take Rodgers with the No. 1 overall selection? He continued to thrive in the... more

Seth Perlman/AP Ryan Torain could be in for a huge fantasy performance against the struggling Eagles in Week 6. Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines... more

Matthew Emmons/US Presswire Tony Romo is just 17th in fantasy points among quarterbacks, but he's a solid start in Week 6. Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert... more

Would you use a high waiver pick on Tim Tebow this week? -- OWisecracker (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I would, and I will in all of my fantasy leagues. Listen, people might criticize Tebow for his poor mechanics, his lack of experience at the NFL... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs Cassel had a huge stat line against the Indianapolis Colts, posting 257 yards and four touchdowns in a 28-24 win .... more

Patrick Semansky/AP Mark Sanchez should shake off a dreadful week against the Ravens with a favorable matchup against the Patriots. Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge... more

Tony Tribble/Associated Press Fred Jackson's immense 2011 success should continue in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert... more

Jeff Roberson/AP Ryan Torain put up a huge stat line against the Rams in Week 4, but few benefited in fantasy land. Is it time to drop Tim Hightower and add Ryan Torain? -- d2dabo (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I wouldn't drop Hightower,... more

Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press Cam Newton might be a rookie, but already he's become one of the better quarterbacks in fantasy football. Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most... more

September

Nam Y. Huh/AP With Ryan Grant on the sidelines, James Starks has a chance to shine for fantasy owners this week. Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat... more

Howard Smith/US Presswire Eli Manning has thrown six touchdown passes and ranks 10th in fantasy points among quarterbacks on NFL.com. Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team.... more

Howard Smith/US Presswire Michael Vick's unbelievable 2010 fantasy season has been replaced with a disappointing start to 2011. I'm kicking myself because I didn't listen when you said not to draft a quarterback in Round 1. Yup, you guessed... more

Richard Mackson/US Presswire Wes Welker put up huge fantasy numbers in Week 3, especially in leagues that reward points for receptions. Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable... more

Mark L. Baer/US Presswire Ryan Mathews was a disappointment last season, but his arrow is pointing upward now against the Chiefs. Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

John Rieger/US Presswire Dexter McCluster will be a hot name on the fantasy waiver wire this week, but he can't be used as a running back. I'm desperate for a running back to replace Jamaal Charles. Would you add Thomas Jones or Dexter... more

Chuck Burton/Associated Press It's time to believe in Cam Newton, who put up another huge stat line for fantasy owners in Week 2. Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player!... more

Rafael Suanes/US Presswire Rex Grossman was a fantasy hero in Week 1, and his next matchup against the Cardinals makes him viable starter. Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

Paul Jasienski/AP Philip Rivers threw for 335 yards with two touchdowns in the Chargers' Week 1 win over the Vikings. Should I bench Philip Rivers in favor of Matthew Stafford in Week 2? -- Andu21 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I have... more

Jim Prisching/Associated Press Drew Brees made a huge impact for fantasy owners with a monster stat line against the Packers. Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player!... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines this week based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Kyle... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

What does the release of David Garrard mean for the value of Maurice Jones-Drew? -- RoboRoooob (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: It doesn't help, that's for certain. Luke McCown, not rookie Blaine Gabbert, will be under center in the regular-season... more

No one will argue that Peyton Manning's neck ailment is the talk of the town in fantasy land, while the return of Chris Johnson from a holdout and Arian Foster's injured hamstring are also notable for owners who are still to draft their teams. But with... more

Fantasy Busts September 02, 2011

"Bust" is the ugliest four-letter word in fantasy football, but the biggest busts are the ones that cost owners a pick in the earlier rounds. Think Randy Moss in 2010. A second-rounder in most drafts, he went on to post dreadful numbers between three teams and landed on the scrap heap in most leagues. While the following 10 players shouldn't suffer that same fate, each of them has some level of risk based on age, previous performance levels and changes to their personnel that you should keep in mind in drafts.... more

August

How far do you think Chris Johnson, Wes Welker and Percy Harvin will slide in drafts? -- Vik_Mundkur (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reported on his Twitter page that there has been "positive movement" in the talks... more

NFL.com and NFL Network held two separate experts league drafts on Aug. 29, which included some of the biggest names from GameDay Morning , NFL Total Access and NFL Fantasy LIVE . This particular standard scoring league consists of Rich Eisen, Stacey... more

The NFL preseason isn't going to significantly alter the fantasy value of most players. If there's one week you should have watched, however, it's Week 3, which is considered a virtual "dress rehearsal" for the regular season starters. With that in mind,... more

NFL.com held it‚??s annual experts league draft on Aug. 16, and some of the results were a shock. From Michael Vick coming off the board first to Dez Bryant going in Round 2, there were more than a few stunners. The standard scoring league consists of... more

I like to wait to draft a quarterback because of the depth at the position, but would you draft a tight end in the first five rounds, ahead of a signal-caller? -- M. Walters (via Facebook) Michael Fabiano: Honestly, it all depends on the flow of the... more

Running backs will continue to litter the first and second rounds of fantasy drafts, but the position isn't as valuable as it's been in the past. In a time when backfield committees are more prominent than ever, it's become more difficult to gauge who... more

If I drafted a running back in Round 1 and someone like Rashard Mendenhall or Darren McFadden falls to the second round, should I take one of them over an elite wideout like Andre Johnson or Calvin Johnson? -- C. Henry (via Facebook) Michael Fabiano:... more

The NFL lockout is in the rearview mirror and player movement has been fast and furious ever since. With most of the big moves in the books, now is the time to mock! Before we get into the picks, here's a nugget for you to wrap your fantasy brain around.... more

Over the last two weeks, the NFL has been a virtual fantasy football league with players changing teams and uniforms at a fast and furious pace. In an effort to get you updated on all the big moves and how they'll affect your fantasy football draft,... more

How does the addition of Ronnie Brown affect the value of LeSean McCoy? -- SnapbackDerek (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Honestly, I don't think Brown's presence puts a major dent into McCoy's value. The Eagles made a smart move to add the veteran, who... more

For those of us who work in the football business, the last week has been like Christmas. The NFL has been a virtual fantasy league, with players changing teams faster than Paris Hilton changes boyfriends. In an effort to get you updated on all the... more

July

With the expected release of Willis McGahee, where would you put Ray Rice in your running back rankings? His value has to go through the roof! -- Ty_In_StL (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Rice comes in at No. 5 at his position on NFL.com, which is due... more

    In 2010, NFL.com pushed out it's brand-new, customizable and FREE fantasy football game. This season, we have raised our game so you can raise yours! Building off of our award-winning product from last season, NFL.com now gives fantasy... more

Have you ever watched a paranormal show on television? You know, the ones where investigative teams often times bring in a psychic medium to get a "sense" of what might have happened in the past to stir spirits at a present location? Well, sometimes in... more

Why would someone draft a running back first overall, ahead of Michael Vick? He puts up 18-20 fantasy points on a bad day! -- Mikey_Os (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Vick put up 18-20 fantasy points per game on a bad day last season , but that... more

Success on the field and in fantasy football is based on opportunities. The more times a player touches the football, the better chance he has to rack up statistics and produce for your fantasy team. In the current NFL, which has evolved into a passing... more

It's been an unusual offseason in the National Football League and fantasy football, to say the least. But with a potential light at the end of the tunnel in sight on CBA negotiations, it's time for owners to start ramping up their draft-day preparations.... more

How valuable will Sam Bradford be in his first season in Josh McDaniels' offense? -- buck285 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Bradford has a chance to be one of the top sleepers in fantasy football. McDaniels' offense has helped Tom Brady and Randy... more

It's been an unusual offseason in the National Football League and fantasy football, to say the least. But with a potential light at the end of the tunnel in sight on CBA negotiations, it's time for owners to start ramping up their draft-day preparations.... more

What are your thoughts on LeGarrette Blount? Can he be a 1,000-yard running back this season? Where should he be drafted? -- dericsullivan (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Blount was impressive during his time on the field last season, rushing for... more

June

Who will have the better statistical season in 2011: Philip Rivers or Tony Romo? -- D. Frederickson, Austin, Texas Michael Fabiano: I'll go with Rivers, but I think it's going to be very close. The fact that he threw for a career-best 4,710 yards... more

As we get geared up for yet another exciting fantasy football campaign, let?s take a look back at the best single-season RB performances of the last decade. Our list is based on a standard scoring system, and takes into account only the highest point totals for the RBs who had multiple enormous fantasy seasons.... more

Do you think Jamaal Charles' value is higher or lower than it was a season ago? -- TysonWoodson (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: After finishing third in fantasy points among running backs in 2010, Charles' fantasy stock is definitely at its highest... more

Who will have the best fantasy season in 2011 between LeGarrette Blount, Shonn Greene and Jonathan Stewart? -- dannyhall11 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I think all three have the potential to post breakout seasons, but I'd take Stewart, assuming the... more

The number of carries and red-zone rushing attempts a running back receives is vital to his production and fantasy appeal. But the number of touches a runner sees during the course of a season is an even truer testament to his value on the field and in... more

What are your fantasy projections for Steve Johnson? Was he a one-year wonder? -- bigfourinsider (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I think he can improve on his yardage total of a year ago, but greatly surpassing the 82 catches and 10 touchdowns he... more

May

More fantasy categories: Sleepers | Breakouts | Players to avoid Fantasy football, much like the NFL, can be unpredictable. Sometimes the players you least expect to make an impact come out of nowhere to lead you to a title. That was true last... more

"The NFL has become a passing league." How many times have you heard that statement in recent seasons? No longer are championship teams built on the combination of bruising ground attacks and stellar defense. Instead, title contenders now feature elite... more

More fantasy categories: Deep sleepers | Breakouts | Players to avoid The term "sleeper" has several definitions in the English language. But in the world of fantasy football, it refers to a player who had never previously found immense statistical... more

More fantasy categories: Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Players to avoid Success in the world of fantasy football is all about the numbers. If your fantasy players exceed statistical expectations, chances are you'll be in the mix for a league... more

More fantasy categories: Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Breakouts "Bust" is the ugliest four-letter word in fantasy football. If you were one of the poor souls who drafted Brett Favre, Ryan Mathews or Brandon Marshall last season, of course, you might... more

During the course of NFL history, a number of wide receivers have recorded their first big statistical campaign in their third NFL season. It's happened with stars such as Harold Carmichael, Steve Largent, Terrell Owens, both Steve Smiths (Panthers,... more

Fantasy enthusiasts can have short memories. We remember the heroics of Michael Vick, Arian Foster and Dwayne Bowe last season, but we tend to forget about formerly prominent players that had down seasons because of injuries or other intangibles. Rather... more

If you want to have a successful draft, there's more than just having an in-depth knowledge of players. You also need an intimate understanding of the bye weeks. There aren't many owners who wouldn't love to have Aaron Rodgers on their team. But when he's... more

Whether you're an experienced veteran with a wealth of football knowledge or a wet-behind-the-ears rookie who knows more about the "Brady Bunch" than Tom Brady, there are a number of rules that will assist you once your draft has concluded. Here's our... more

Success on the field and in fantasy football is based on opportunities. The more times a player touches the football, the better chance he has to rack up statistics and produce for your fantasy team. That's especially important at the running back... more

Success on the field and in fantasy football is based on opportunities. The more times a player touches the football, the better chance he has to rack up statistics and produce for your fantasy team. In the current NFL, which has evolved into a passing... more

Is Frank Gore still a viable No. 1 fantasy running back? -- ColinJones2 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I think so. There is some risk involved with Gore, based on the fact that he's missed a total of seven games over the last two years due to... more

In the midst of a lockout and continued labor strife, the NFL offseason has been in a virtual state of hibernation. But that doesn't mean we can't dream up our on version of the offseason -- it is called "fantasy" football after all, right? So when all of... more

What would be your ultimate fantasy football team for the 2011 season? -- 606v2AF (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Based on NFL.com's current rankings , my ultimate starting lineup would be Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson... more

Dhani Jones isn't just a successful linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals. He's not just a man wearing a bow tie, either. Jones is a true Renaissance man whose range of interests include writing, painting, surfing, music, fashion, movie reviews and... more

In the midst of a lockout and continued labor strife, the NFL offseason has been in a virtual state of hibernation. But that doesn't mean we can't dream up our own version of the offseason -- it is called "fantasy" football after all, right? So when all... more

If Kyle Orton ends up in Arizona, where will he end up in fantasy rankings among quarterbacks? -- suttnutz (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Orton would be well worth a late-round selection as a viable No. 2 fantasy signal-caller, but I doubt that he'd... more

Will Roddy White lose fantasy value with the addition of Julio Jones? -- LeeTSanders (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Not at all. In fact, the addition of another legitimate threat in the pass attack could be a positive for White. If Jones can make his... more

The 2011 NFL Draft is in the books. Now that we know where most rookies will be calling home, it's time to examine which veteran players saw their value affected the most, good or bad, as a result of their team's decisions. As you'll see, a number of... more

April

The 2011 NFL Draft has offered up a number of brand-new potential fantasy impact makers. Not surprisingly, many of those players are running backs. If we've learned anything from the past, it's that rookie runners have the best chance to make an immediate... more

The second and third rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft offered a few impact fantasy players, but this class still lacks a lot of the superstar names that previous drafts have provided. In fact, owners are in for a lot of future headaches -- especially at... more

The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft didn't offer much in terms of potential impact fantasy players, at least not in the immediate future. In fact, there wasn't a single player selected who'll be worth more than a middle-round pick in standard seasonal... more

Brad Mills/US Presswire Giants quarterback Eli Manning should help lead a lot of fantasy owners to a league championship in 2011. Seasonal FPA ratings: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers | Tight ends Last season, NFL.com... more

Travel Channel Bert Kreischer of Travel Channel's "Bert the Conqueror" carries his wife, LeeAnn, during a challenge in Maine. He's leapt off tall buildings in a single bound, wrestled river monsters and tackled some of he world's most... more

Kirby Lee/NFL Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been one of the most reliable players in fantasy football since 2008. Fantasy football is all about numbers, statistics and trends. It made Aaron Rodgers a household name before he ever won... more

I'm in a 12-team keeper league and need to retain two players for next season. Arian Foster seems like a no-brainer, but I have a hard choice between Hakeem Nicks, Greg Jennings and Vincent Jackson as my second keeper. Who do you believe will have the... more

In the midst of a lockout and continued labor strife, the NFL offseason has been in a virtual state of hibernation. But that doesn't mean we can't dream up our on version of the offseason -- it is called "fantasy" football after all, right? So when all of... more

Don't you think Philip Rivers should be a top-five pick next year? He's one of the most consistent quarterbacks in the league. -- Boltfanonwheels (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Rivers is a fantastic quarterback and clearly one of the top five players... more

March

I'm in a 12-team keeper league and can retain six players, one of which was going to be Dez Bryant. But due to his recent off-field problems, is he worth the risk? Seems like he's a trouble child. Should I retain Brandon Lloyd ahead of him? -- J. Tansey,... more

Special to NFL.com Adam Richman, host of Travel Channel's "Man v. Food" and "Man v. Food Nation," is an avid NFL fan. Adam Richman will sign copies of his book, "America the Edible: A Hungry History, From Sea to Dining Sea," at the Barnes &... more

How will the new kickoff rules impact defense and special team units in fantasy football? - Bo_Westbrook (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Clearly, the league has made rule changes on kickoffs to improve player safety. But with kickoffs now taking place... more

Will Mike Williams (Buccaneers) be able to produce at a high level again in 2011? - StendhalSpain (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Despite his rookie success, I still see Williams as a risk-reward pick next season. The reason is simple -- you're going... more

Special to NFL.com Vikings RB Adrian Peterson puts one of his bone-crushing handshakes on himself in an episode of Double Take. There are a lot of adjectives that can be used to describe Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Explosive.... more

I have to keep two players from Joe Flacco, Benjarvus Green-Ellis, Ryan Mathews, Ray Rice, Vincent Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. Thoughts? - Chargers204 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Rice is clearly your best option and should be the first player... more

With the current state of the CBA, it might be a bit difficult to focus on anything related to fantasy football. Well, at least for the novice fan. But there are still countless hardcore owners who are already looking ahead to the 2011 season. I'm... more

The 2010 NFL season saw a pair of the greatest single-season performances in fantasy football history. Arian Foster finished with 330 points, which ranked him among the top-scoring running backs of all time. Michael Vick also had an enormous season,... more

Which rookie will be the most valuable in fantasy football next season? - JeromeNdahouse (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Typically the top rookie in fantasy land is a running back, simply because it's one of the easiest positions to make the transition... more

February

Last season, NFL.com introduced a new tool to help fantasy owners in their quest for a league title -- the fantasy points allowed (FPA) ratings. These ratings are based on the strength of a player's schedule using the average fantasy points their... more

Which breakout fantasy stars from last season will continue to do work in 2011? - bquartey (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: The two biggest breakout players of last season were Michael Vick and Arian Foster. And honestly, I'd be surprised if either one... more

Last season, NFL.com introduced a new tool to help fantasy owners in their quest for a league title -- the fantasy points allowed (FPA) ratings. These ratings are based on the strength of a player's schedule using the average fantasy points their... more

When would you draft Darren McFadden next season? - mjbaroz (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: I have McFadden ranked at No. 11 among running backs on NFL.com, and he'd be even higher if it wasn't for his lack of durability -- the Arkansas product hasn't... more

Last season, NFL.com introduced a new tool to help fantasy owners in their quest for a league title -- the fantasy points allowed (FPA) ratings. These ratings are based on the strength of a player's schedule using the average fantasy points their... more

Last season, NFL.com introduced a new tool to help fantasy owners in their quest for a league title -- the fantasy points allowed (FPA) ratings. These ratings are based on the strength of a player's schedule using the average fantasy points their... more

Fantasy football owners love it when their tight ends put up 80 yards and score a touchdown in a single game. But the true test of a player's value exists not in one performance but in his level of consistent production. With that in mind, we've... more

Where does Tony Romo rank among your top fantasy quarterbacks for next season? - Romomentum2010 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: Romo could turn into a great value on draft day. Before busting his collarbone, Romo was on pace to finish with 264.3... more

Fantasy football owners love it when their wide receivers put up 150 yards and two touchdowns in a single game. But the true test of a player's value exists not in one performance, but in his level of consistent production. With that in mind, we've... more

The fantasy value of receivers has increased in recent seasons, so it's no shock that three of the past six Super Bowl MVPs are wideouts. A total of six have won a Super Bowl MVP award, and 27 receivers have recorded 100-plus yards in the 45... more

Where would you rank Jonathan Stewart if DeAngelo Williams is no longer with the Panthers next season? - BillGalvin6 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: If the Panthers decide to part ways with Williams, Stewart's fantasy value is going to explode. Despite... more

Running backs have almost always been considered the lifeblood of fantasy football, but a select few have found immense statistical success in the Super Bowl. In fact, a mere seven backs have won the MVP honor in 43 championships -- the last was Terrell... more

January

In an effort to combine two of the greatest passions of sports fans -- the Super Bowl and fantasy football -- we've ranked the top 10 greatest Super Bowl performances of all time per position, based on fantasy points. Players were rewarded four points for... more

Fantasy football owners love it when their running backs rush for 150 yards and two touchdowns in a single game. But the true test of a player's value exists not in one performance but in his level of consistent production. With that in mind, we've... more

Michael, is it safe to say that in a 12-team league, there's no reason to draft a quarterback until the fifth or sixth round? - HOVA1983 (via Twitter) Michael Fabiano: It is very safe to say that. I've already started to work on my 2011 fantasy player... more

Fantasy football owners love it when their quarterback throws for 350 yards and four touchdowns in a single game. But the true test of a player's value exists not in one performance, but in his level of consistent production. With that in mind, we've... more

I need to retain either Michael Vick or Adrian Peterson in a 12-team league. Vick was basically the reason I won the championship, so I don't know that I can drop him. Still, Peterson has been solid his whole career. Help! - P. Stanton, Canada Michael... more

It might be January on the calendar, but it's not too soon to look ahead to the 2011 fantasy campaign. I've put together the first NFL.com mock draft of the year -- it's a two-round mock, based on our standard scoring system that rewards four points for... more

Did your fantasy football season end before you were ready to hang up the helmet and pads? Were you one of those poor souls who rode Dwayne Bowe to the postseason, only to have him crush your championship hopes and dreams with two straight goose eggs in... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers Big Ben put up a big stat line in Week 17, throwing for 280 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-9 blowout win... more

The 2010 fantasy football season was without question, one of the strangest and most unpredictable ever. The top overall point scorer wasn't even drafted in most leagues. Furthermore, the third highest-scoring running back and the second highest-scoring... more

December

Scott Engel of www.rotoexperts.com breaks down all the Week 17 games from a fantasy perspective. Miami at New England Even in a week when you may have to replace another QB, Chad Henne is not recommended for fantasy usage. Brandon Marshall, however,... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Sam Bradford, QB,... more

Start 'em, sit 'em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

I need to start two quarterbacks from Philip Rivers, Tim Tebow, Kerry Collins, Shaun Hill and Troy Smith in Week 17. Also, I have to pick two running backs from Jamaal Charles, Marshawn Lynch or Jonathan Stewart. Please help! - R. Jacobs, Canada... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Sam Bradford, QB, Rams (69.0... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs Cassel ended a short statistical slide in Week 16, throwing for 314 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-14 win over... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . David Garrard, QB,... more

Start 'em, sit 'em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

Would you dare bench Peyton Manning this week in favor of Tim Tebow? I know it's a huge risk, but the Texans are so bad on defense! - J. Cutteridge, United Kingdom Michael Fabiano: I do think Tebow has some sleeper value based on his solid performance... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Rex Grossman , QB, Redskins (99.8... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Rex Grossman, QB, Redskins No, this is not a misprint. In the often unpredictable world of fantasy football, Grossman is a candidate to be... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Jason Campbell, QB,... more

Start 'em, sit 'em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

Aaron Rodgers has helped me reach the playoffs (I had a bye in Week 14), and Matt Cassel is my backup. If neither of these quarterbacks is available, who should I target off the waiver wire as a replacement? Any advice is greatly appreciated! - D.... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Kerry Collins, QB, Titans (99.6... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Darren McFadden, RB, Raiders If you decided to bench McFadden this week, well, at least you'll be getting some Christmas presents in less... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Jon Kitna, QB,... more

Start 'em & sit 'em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

Is it time to bench Chris Johnson? He's been pitiful over the last two weeks, and I can replace him with either Matt Forte or Pierre Thomas (who is expected back this week). Also, I need a sleeper tight end this week. Thoughts? - A. Scone, Lafayette, La.... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Tashard Choice, RB, Cowboys (98.0... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Michael Vick, QB, Eagles Vick continued to pile up the fantasy points on Thursday night, posting 302 passing yards, 48 rushing yards and... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Josh Freeman, QB,... more

Start 'em & sit 'em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

With Frank Gore out for the rest of the season, who's the better option moving forward between Anthony Dixon and Brian Westbrook? They both seemed to get a good share of carries on Monday night. - J. Tansey, Atlanta, Ga. Michael Fabiano: Based on how... more

November

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs (59.3... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Tom Brady, QB, Patriots Brady made turkeys of the Lions on Thanksgiving Day, throwing for 341 yards and four touchdowns in what was a 45-24... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Matt Cassel, QB,... more

Start 'em & sit 'em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

I have Ben Roethlisberger and Michael Vick on my fantasy team. How do I decide who to start? Please help! - J. Block, San Diego, Calif. Michael Fabiano: I have the exact same conundrum in one of my 10 fantasy football leagues, and I am going against... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Maurice Morris, RB, Lions (99.9... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Jon Kitna, QB, Cowboys Kitna put up some tremendous numbers for fantasy owners in Week 11, passing for 147 yards, rushing for another 40... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Shaun Hill, QB,... more

With 10 weeks of the season in the rearview mirror, now is the time to further improve your fantasy team for the stretch run. That means it's imperative to know all the intangibles when it comes to player values. Part of that is checking out the matchups... more

Start 'em & sit 'em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

What a performance from Michael Vick on Monday night! I was down 40 fantasy points going into the game and ended up winning by nine! Is there a record of the all-time fantasy performances? That would be a lot of fun to read. Thanks! -- L.J. Paternosti,... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs (69.8... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Tom Brady, QB, Patriots So much for Brady not being able to exploit a tough matchup without Randy Moss! The veteran quarterback went off... more

  Each week, Scott Engel of RotoExperts.com breaks down all of the NFL matchups from a fantasy perspective. Tennessee at Miami Look for the addition of Randy Moss to immediately impact the Tennessee offense. Moss will bring major defensive... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Josh Freeman, QB,... more

Start 'em & sit 'em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

Which running back should I start with Chris Johnson: Matt Forte or Fred Jackson? Forte has better numbers overall, but Jackson has a better matchup this week. Also, I need to choose two wide receivers from Wes Welker, Mike Sims-Walker, Johnny Knox and... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Josh Freeman, QB, Buccaneers (62.1... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers Who needs a No. 1 wide receiver? Or a No. 2 wide receiver? Or the best tight end in the league? Clearly, not... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Josh Freeman, QB,... more

Start 'em & Sit 'em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

I have sworn by your fantasy advice for years. Now I have to ask -- what on earth should we do with Randy Moss? Should I keep him, bench him or try to trade him? My top three players at each position are Michael Vick, Matthew Stafford, Carson Palmer,... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions (64.4... more

October

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! David Garrard, QB, Jaguars Garrard was a beast in Week 8, throwing for 260 yards with a combined five touchdowns in a 35-17 win over the... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Matt Cassel, QB,... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

What do I do with Tony Romo out of action for the next several weeks? The best quarterbacks available on the waiver wire are Mark Sanchez, Matt Cassel, Sam Bradford and Matthew Stafford. I could also grab Jon Kitna. Help! -- W. Esposito, Staten Island,... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Bills (98.9... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Bills Fitzpatrick's performance against the Ravens proves just how unpredictable fantasy football can be at times.... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Sam Bradford, QB,... more

Start 'em & sit 'em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

Peyton Manning is my starting quarterback, but he has a bye this week. I picked up Kevin Kolb and Matt Cassel as possible replacements. Which of these two signal-callers should I start? - D. Geiger, Canada Michael Fabiano: I would start Cassel ahead... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs (90.3... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Kevin Kolb, QB, Eagles Kolb, who completed 79 percent of his passes, threw for an impressive 326 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-17 win... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Matt Cassel, QB,... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

Which quarterback would you start this week: Tom Brady or Eli Manning? - L. Pepler, South Africa Michael Fabiano: The good people in the state of Massachusetts might disagree, but I would start Manning. Brady is still a very solid option, but I don't... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs (91.3... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Matt Forte, RB, Bears Forte has become one of the hardest players to predict in fantasy football. In Week 4, we saw the goat on Sunday... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Sam Bradford, QB,... more

Start 'em & sit 'em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

Who says there's no trades during the regular season in the National Football League? Just one day after the Seahawks acquired Marshawn Lynch in a trade with the Bills, the Vikings acquired Randy Moss from the Patriots in an absolute blockbuster.... more

What is the value of Marshawn Lynch right now? You were dead right about Clinton Portis -- man I wish I hadn't drafted him! Luckily I did land Lynch off the waiver wire last week. What do you think he'll do in Seattle? -- L. Parkita, Lafayette, La.... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Sam Bradford, QB, Rams (86.2... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! David Garrard, QB, Jaguars Over the last two weeks, Garrard has looked like the second coming of JaMarcus Russell. In fact, some believed... more

September

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Bruce Gradkowski,... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at weekly matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert features a player who's under the radar and could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a player who's a regular fantasy starter... more

I took Ray Rice, Ryan Mathews, Shonn Greene and Michael Crabtree in the first five rounds of our draft. At the time I was feeling pretty good about my team, but now I'm 0-3. Is there any hope for these players? -- J. Orlowski, San Diego Michael... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Patriots... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Anquan Boldin, WR, Ravens Boldin had an enormous stat line against the Browns, catching eight passes for 142 yards with three touchdowns in... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings . Kyle Orton, QB,... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

I have been offered Hakeem Nicks for Knowshon Moreno. I have Moreno, Steven Jackson, Brandon Jackson and Jonathan Stewart at running back and Andre Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Terrell Owens and Santonio Holmes at wide receiver. Thoughts? -- D. Cook,... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Josh Freeman, QB, Buccaneers (97.0... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Jahvid Best, RB, Lions: Who was the best of the Best in Week 2? How about the Lions running back, who put up a ridiculous nine catches,... more

Looking for a potential sleeper to help fill out your starting lineup this week? These 10 players could be under the radar and on the verge of solid performances based on the matchups. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

I feel like I wasted a first-round pick on Michael Turner. What a terrible performance he had in Week 1! Is there any hope for him this season, or is he going to be an enormous bust like Matt Forte was in 2009? Would you deal Turner for Arian Foster... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Photo gallery ¬Ľ Top 10... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable player! Arian Foster, RB, Texans: Talk about making an immediate impact. Foster rushed 33 times for a career-best 231 yards and scored three... more

Looking for a potential sleeper to help fill out your starting lineup this week? These 10 players could be under the radar and on the verge of solid performances based on the matchups. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

Which running back do I start in Week 1: Matt Forte or Ryan Grant? - M. Eckland, Quincy, Mass. Michael Fabiano: Chances are that you drafted Grant ahead of Forte, but I'd start the Bears running back this week based on his matchup against the Lions.... more

The Labor Day weekend was loaded with important moves and transactions, some of which will have a major impact on your fantasy football leagues. Here's a look at 10 of the bigger stories from over the holiday weekend and how they'll affect drafts and... more

Steve Young and Jerry Rice. Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison. Tom Brady and Randy Moss. Those are just a few of the high-profile quarterback-wide receiver combinations we've seen around the National Football League over the last few decades. Those... more

The NFL.com edit desk held it's annual fantasy draft this week. It's a 12-team league with a customized scoring system that includes points for receptions, return yards and touchdowns and features the brand-new NFL.com fantasy game . The owners... more

I have the No. 3 overall pick in my fantasy draft, and I am just not sold on Maurice Jones-Drew. His schedule just looks way too tough, and I'm worried about his knee problem. What are your thoughts on MJD this season? - E. Recknor, Tampa, Fla. Michael... more

August

The third week of the preseason holds by far the most importance for fantasy owners, as each team's top players typically play into the second half. If you missed any of the games over the weekend, here's a quick breakdown of the important news and notes... more

The NFL Network and NFL.com held it's first annual experts fantasy draft this week. It's a 12-team league with a standard scoring system and includes owners Nick Bakay, Michelle Beisner (The Little General), Dave Dameshek (Kool Kats), Rich Eisen (The... more

I was extremely impressed with the play of Jabar Gaffney against the Lions last weekend. In my fantasy draft, I landed Greg Jennings, Wes Welker, Hakeem Nicks, Johnny Knox and Lee Evans at wide receiver. Do you think I should take a chance on Gaffney? -... more

The second week of the preseason had several interesting developments and some eye-opening performances that will affect fantasy player values. If you missed any of the games over the weekend (then you need NFL Preseason Live ), here's a breakdown of the... more

There's just under three weeks left until the NFL kicks off another season, so countless fantasy football drafts will be getting ready to kick off as well. That means the time is now to research player values - especially those who's stock is on the rise.... more

With the start of the 2010 NFL season just a few weeks away, fantasy enthusiasts are being inundated with cheat sheets, depth chart and updates on player values. Another part of the endless research that goes into your preparation for the upcoming season... more

How much do you think Brian Westbrook will hurt the value of Frank Gore? Personally, I have Gore ranked ahead of Ray Rice. I can now see him being taken after Rice and Michael Turner, but do you think he'll drop much further than that? If you had the No.... more

Injuries are a part of the game. Unfortunately, the injury bug has already bitten a number of big-name fantasy players this preseason. In Houston, Ben Tate suffered a season-ending ankle injury against the Cardinals. With Tate out of the mix, the value... more

If there was ever a poster child for a risk-reward player in fantasy drafts, it's Ronnie Brown. It all started during the 2007 season, when he was on pace to catch 89 passes for 889 yards, rush for 1,389 yards and score a combined 11 touchdowns.... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't exactly been known for their prowess as a passing team during their 34-year NFL existence. In fact, a mere eight wide receivers have even had a 1,000 yards in a single season. I'd also say that about 95 percent of NFL fans... more

How does the loss of Lynell Hamilton affect the fantasy value of Pierre Thomas? Do you see him as a better No. 2 fantasy running back? Will he see more goal-line work in the offense? - L. Parkins, Canada Michael Fabiano: I was a fan of Thomas before... more

To say that the Oakland Raiders haven't been productive from a fantasy perspective in recent seasons is a huge understatement. In fact, you could call this team the Black Hole of fantasy football (JaMarcus Russell, anyone?). But to the delight of Raider... more

July

It's been said that everything's bigger in Texas. That's definitely the case when it comes to the backfield situations stirring with the Texans and Cowboys. These two teams should boast some major offensive firepower this season, so the fantasy... more

The 2010 NFL season is just around the corner, so fantasy football drafts are starting to ramp up. My latest was for the Time Warner Cable Experts League, which was held on Wednesday, July 28. It required owners to build a starting lineup of one... more

I'm in a PPR dynasty league and have been proposed a trade that would give me the first No. 1 overall pick in our re-draft in exchange for Greg Jennings. I'm a huge fan of Aaron Rodgers, which makes me less inclined to make the deal since Jennings is... more

One of the biggest questions in fantasy football has been whether or not Brett Favre will return to play for the Vikings. Of course, Favre hasn't been the lone big name whose status for the 2010 campaign was a conundrum. Terrell Owens was also at the NFL... more

Training camps are opening around the league, so it's time for fantasy owners to get up to date on the latest news in preparation for drafts. Part of that preparation is to monitor how injuries will affect player values in the weeks to come. A number of... more

One of the more interesting and valuable tools in preparing for your fantasy draft is ADP (average draft position) . As part of NFL.com's new fantasy game , you can follow ADPs throughout training camps and right up into the regular season. Here's a look... more

Ray Rice was an absolute steal in fantasy drafts last season. Which running backs do you think will be the best draft values, much like Rice, in 2010? - M. Halbany, Detroit, Mich. Michael Fabiano: I was in experts leagues last season where Rice came... more

Seasonal FPA ratings: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers One of the more recent tools created to help in that quest for a fantasy league championship are fantasy points allowed (FPA) ratings. It's a statistical look at how an NFL team... more

That sound you hear in the distance is the building excitement of NFL fans as the start of training camps inches closer and closer. It's also an exciting time in the world of fantasy football, as owners start the process of researching for the upcoming... more

I'm in a PPR keeper league that rewards six points for all touchdowns. We're allowed to retain one player, but you lose the round that players was drafted. I have to choose from Maurice Jones-Drew (Round 1), Matt Schaub (Round 7) and LeSean McCoy (Round... more

June

I landed the second overall choice in our draft. I expect that Chris Johnson will be the top pick, and I'm seriously considering taking Maurice Jones-Drew over Adrian Peterson. I think Jones-Drew is just as likely as Peterson to post huge numbers, and his... more

With the start of training camps inching closer, we have a pretty clear picture of player values for 2010. That means it's the perfect time for another one-man, three-round mock draft. Each numbered position represents an individual team, so no more than... more

Given the situation with Vincent Jackson, could you see Malcom Floyd becoming a top 15 fantasy wide receiver? I think he is still undervalued, especially on your board. Even as the No. 2 wideout in San Diego, he is better than the 50th-best player at his... more

Chris Johnson is coming off one of the best fantasy seasons for a running back in the history of the National Football League. Not only did he lead his position in rushing yards with an amazing 2,006, but Johnson also broke Marshall Faulk's single-season... more

What sort of numbers do you predict for the top fantasy players in San Francisco? - F. Thomsen Michael Fabiano: Let's start with Frank Gore, who has the potential to record 1,700-1,900 scrimmage yards and 10-plus touchdowns as the team's best... more

There's no better way to practice your draft strategies in preparation for a run at a fantasy league championship than participating in mock drafts, and now you can do them right here on NFL.com! If you've never been in a mock draft, it's identical to an... more

Much like everyday life, there are some habits that fantasy football owners find hard to break. (Now I'm going to have that Chicago song in my head all day). The biggest habit that needs to be broken is the one that fantasy analysts like myself have been... more

What do you expect from Ronnie Brown this season? Ricky Williams performed admirably in 2009, but should we expect that to result in some stolen carries? If Chad Henne steps up with Brandon Marshall and takes men out of the box, is it possible for Brown... more

Which running back in Seattle benefits the most from the release of LenDale White? I was pretty high on him this season and was shocked to see him cut, especially by his old college coach, Pete Carroll. Do you think Justin Forsett can handle a featured... more

May

Who will be the best fantasy running back in Seattle? When the Seahawks traded for LenDale White during the NFL Draft, it seemed as if the former Southern California standout was destined to rebound and become fantasy relevant once again. After all,... more

I'm in a competitive IDP league with a 25-round draft, and I hate wasting an early-round pick on a tight end. Based on your advice, I was able to get Vernon Davis and Brent Celek in the 22nd and 25th rounds last season. As a result, I landed a ton of... more

(Note: This story appears in the 2010 NFL.com Fantasy Football Preview magazine, on sale at newsstands on June 11 and available to order now on NFLShop.com .) While this is not an official NFL position on the issue one way or the other: Darwin was... more

More often than not in the movie business, sequels fall far short of the original blockbuster. For every Empire Strikes Back , there are 100 flicks like Caddyshack II . For a super sequel like The Dark Knight , movies fans had to suffer through countless... more

What do you think about Dez Bryant? Seems like he's getting rave reviews from Cowboys' camp. Should he be drafted ahead of Roy Williams? I love Bryant's upside. -- F. Brooks, St. Louis, Mo. Michael Fabiano: Bryant does have a ton of long-term... more

Fantasy football has evolved from its infancy, when Bill Winkenbach and his friends started the Greater Oakland Professional Pigskin Prognosticators League (GOPPPL) in the early 1960s. There are now countless different rules, scoring systems and... more

Imagine a place called Revis Island. It sounds like a tropical destination, lined with palm trees and surrounded by crystal-clear water as far as the eye can see. But in reality, Revis Island is a nightmare -- at least if you're an NFL wide receiver. It's... more

Running backs take more physical punishment than any offensive skill position, so it's no shock that some break down around the age of 30. Throughout the history of the NFL, even the best backs have seen their numbers fall, including Eric Dickerson,... more

The movie Jerry Maguire , which follows the trials and tribulations of life as a sports agent, will forever be remembered for the quote, "Show me the money!" That line also has quite a bit of relevance in the world of fantasy football. While a Super Bowl... more

If you want to have a successful fantasy football draft, there's more than just having an in-depth knowledge of player values. You also need an intimate understanding of the bye weeks. There aren't many owners who wouldn't love to have Drew Brees on their... more

The offseason was loaded with major transactions that involved some of the biggest names in fantasy football. Here's our look at the 10 most prominent players to switch teams and how their draft value changes as a result. Jason Campbell, QB, Raiders:... more

I'm in a 10-team keeper league that allows each owner to retain one player, but you have to give up your first-round pick in return. My best options are Aaron Rodgers, Cedric Benson, Michael Turner and Larry Fitzgerald. - B. Pappas, Newport News, Va.... more

Fantasy football enthusiasts can have short memories. We remember the heroics of Drew Brees, Chris Johnson, Ray Rice and Andre Johnson last season, but we tend to forget about other formerly prominent players that had down seasons due to injuries or other... more

It's no secret that throughout the history of the National Football League, a number of wideouts have recorded statistical career bests in their third pro season. That trend, which includes Harold Carmichael, Steve Largent, Terrell Owens, Steve Smith and... more

Fantasy prognosticators and owners alike spend much of the offseason compiling a list of potential sleepers that could turn into draft values. But sometimes the best sleepers aren't uncovered until the season begins and when injuries occur, especially at... more

The NFL's evolution into a passing league has made wide receivers and tight ends increasingly valuable in fantasy football. As a result, it's more important than ever to know which players are slated for prominent roles, whose value has changed, and who... more

The 2010 fantasy football season is quickly approaching, and it's going to be a major campaign at the National Football League. For the first time ever, we'll have our very own fantasy game that you can register to play now. Not only is it the official... more

With the majority of free-agent movement and the NFL Draft in the books, we have a clearer picture of player values for 2010. That means it's the perfect time for our one-man, three-round mock draft. Each numbered position represents an individual team,... more

Fantasy football, much like the NFL, can be widely unpredictable. Sometimes the players you least expect to make an impact come out of nowhere to lead you to a fantasy title. That was true last season, as lesser-known players like Jerome Harrison, Miles... more

The term "sleeper" has several definitions. But in the world of fantasy football, it refers to a player who had never previously found statistical success but suddenly exceeds expectations. The 2009 NFL season was loaded with such performers, as Jamaal... more

"Bust" is the ugliest four-letter word in fantasy football, but whether a player is labeled a bust is relative to his draft position. Matt Forte and Calvin Johnson were both taken in the earlier rounds, so the description fits. But if you took a chance on... more

Success in the world of fantasy football is all about the numbers. If your fantasy players exceed statistical expectations, chances are you'll be in the mix for a league championship. Just ask anyone who drafted Matt Schaub, Maurice Jones-Drew or... more

Running backs are very likely to litter the first and second rounds of fantasy drafts, but the position isn't as valuable as it's been in the past. In a time when backfield committees are more prominent than ever around the league, it's become more... more

The NFL has become more of a passing league, so it's no surprise to see the value of quarterbacks rising in fantasy football. Whether it's Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees, an elite signal-caller can make all the difference in that quest for a title. While... more

Whether you're an experienced veteran with a wealth of football knowledge or a wet-behind-the-ears rookie who knows more about the Brady Bunch than Tom Brady, there are a number of rules that will assist you once your draft has concluded. Here's our list... more

How does the news that Steven Jackson had back surgery affect his fantasy value for next season? I have him in a keeper league, and I'm now wondering if I should hold him or retain Rashard Mendenhall instead. - J. Littleton, Old Lyme, Conn. Michael... more

April

I saw that you're high on Ryan Mathews, but I think C.J. Spiller is going to be the better fantasy player. I know the Bills have a crowded backfield, but I can't see how Spiller doesn't score double-digit touchdowns. How high would you take him in a... more

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last week, you probably already know the names Ryan Mathews, Jahvid Best and C.J. Spiller. That trio will be among the most coveted rookies in fantasy football next season, and their arrival to the league... more

The 2010 NFL Draft is in the books, so we now have a number of brand-new potential fantasy impact makers to consider on draft day. Not surprisingly, many of those players are running backs. If we've learned anything from the past, it's that rookie runners... more

I have Ben Roethlisberger in a 12-team keeper league. Considering the fact that he's been suspended, is it time to cut bait and go in a different direction? Our scoring system favors quarterbacks, but it's also a PPR league so I can retain DeSean Jackson... more

Additional positions: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers One of the more recent tools created to help in that quest for a fantasy league championship are fantasy points allowed (FPA) ratings. It's a statistical look at how an NFL team... more

Additional positions: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Tight ends One of the more recent tools created to help in that quest for a fantasy league championship are fantasy points allowed (FPA) ratings. It's a statistical look at how an NFL team... more

What do you think of Brandon Marshall now that he's in Miami? Is he still an elite fantasy wide receiver? How does the move affect the value of Knowshon Moreno? - T. Fells, Huntington Beach, Calif. Michael Fabiano: Honestly, I don't see much of a... more

Additional positions: Quarterbacks | Wide receivers | Tight ends One of the more recent tools created to help in that quest for a fantasy league championship are fantasy points allowed (FPA) ratings. It's a statistical look at how an NFL team... more

Additional positions: Running backs | Wide receivers | Tight ends One of the more recent tools created to help in that quest for a fantasy league championship are fantasy points allowed (FPA) ratings. It's a statistical look at how an NFL team... more

How does the trade of Donovan McNabb to the Redskins affect the value of Washington's wide receivers? More importantly, does this hurt the value of DeSean Jackson? - L. Karr, Champaign, Ill. Michael Fabiano: McNabb's presence under center for the... more

Donovan McNabb, welcome to our nation's capitol. Kevin Kolb, welcome to fantasy football relevance. The Eagles have traded McNabb to the Washington Redskins for the 37th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and an additional third or fourth round... more

March

I have a few hypothetical fantasy questions for you. First, what kind of value will Sam Bradford have if he is taken by the Rams in April's Draft? Second, how would Donovan McNabb's value change if he's traded to Oakland? Finally, how would McNabb's... more

Rookies have made a much bigger statistical impact in recent seasons, as Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco, Matt Forte, Chris Johnson, DeSean Jackson and Eddie Royal (to name a few) have proven. While there has been a greater number of rookie quarterbacks, wide... more

If it's no longer prudent to draft two running backs in the first two rounds, then what sort of strategies do you suggest? - A. Berg, Rockville, Md. Michael Fabiano: I think draft position will be more important than ever in determining strategies in... more

The landscape of fantasy football is changing before our very eyes. I can remember a time when we could lean on running backs like LaDainian Tomlinson, Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson and Brian Westbrook to produce for our teams. Landing any one of them... more

How has the value of Larry Fitzgerald been affected by the retirement of Kurt Warner and the trade of Anquan Boldin? It seems to me that he has a less-accurate passer in Matt Leinart and no one to alleviate double teams. However, you still have him ranked... more

The third law in Newton's laws of motion suggest that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. You can apply that law to fantasy football, but it would sound something like "for every transaction , there is an equal and opposite... more

I'm in a 12-team standard-scoring keeper league where we retain three players. We start one quarterback, one running back, one wide receiver and three flex players. My first two keepers will be Chris Johnson and Jamaal Charles, but I can't decide on the... more

Why do you have Antonio Gates ranked above Vernon Davis at tight end? You give them the same auction value, but Davis has a far better FPA rating. Didn't you say the FPA rating was best suited for making decisions between equally valued players? - L.... more

When you're in the fantasy football business like I am, making predictions on players is a major part of the game. From rankings to projections on breakouts, sleepers, busts and more, there is a lot of forward thinking. In fact, most of the online and... more

February

Running backs used to be the lifeblood of fantasy football. But with the increase in backfield committees around the league, finding true featured backs and reliable players to lean on at the position has become difficult. That makes it even more... more

I have the No. 7 overall pick in a 10-team keeper league and must retain three players out of Drew Brees, Jamaal Charles, Frank Gore and Andre Johnson. I know you have ranked Brees second among quarterbacks, Johnson first at wide receiver and Gore ahead... more

Keeper leagues come in all shapes and sizes, many with different rules and regulations. Some leagues allow you to keep two players, while others require owners to retain an entire roster. Still other formats force fantasy leaguers to choose between... more

Peter Brouillet / National Football League Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson finished his illustrious career with 13,259 rushing yards. Fantasy footballers are familiar with the trend of running backs breaking down and failing to meet... more

Hey Mike, what's up? I'm sure you're getting asked about why you have Aaron Rodgers ranked higher then Drew Brees at quarterback. I hope my question will help enlighten confused fans. After checking the schedules, the Saints host only one top 10 passing... more

Hi Michael, I saw your running back rankings for 2010 and noticed that DeAngelo Williams was in the top 10. Do you really think he deserved to be ranked that highly now that Jonathan Stewart will see more carries? I'd rather have Cedric Benson or Rashard... more

I've been hearing reports about Michael Vick being traded to either Buffalo or St. Louis. If one of those scenarios happens, what sort of fantasy value do you think he will have in 2010? - F. Daulus, Memphis, Tenn. Michael Fabiano: NFL Network insider... more

Curses, hexes, jinxes. Are they real, or just some fabrication of the human mind? Everyone has their own opinion on the topic. In my years of covering fantasy football, though, I have seen some odd coincidences that the superstitious would use to build... more

The fantasy value of receivers has increased in recent seasons, so it's no shock that three of the past five Super Bowl MVPs are wideouts. A total of six have won a Super Bowl MVP award, and 27 receivers have recorded 100-plus yards in the 43... more

Running backs have been considered the lifeblood of fantasy football, but a select few have found immense statistical success in the Super Bowl. In fact, a mere seven backs have won the MVP honor in 43 championships -- the last was Terrell Davis in Super... more

January

One of the best fantasy quarterbacks in the last decade has decided to hang up his cleats. Kurt Warner announced his retirement from the National Football League on Friday. The decision ended what some consider a Hall-of-Fame career as one of the... more

Being a fan of historical facts and statistical success, I decided to do a little research and create a one-man, three-round all-time mock draft. Rather than look at career numbers, which can be a bit deceptive for players with longer careers, I've based... more

Hi Michael, I have to decide on which of these players to retain. I can keep Steven Jackson for one more year, or Shonn Greene, LeSean McCoy or Jonathan Stewart for the next three years. What would you do? -- N. Kushnier, Canada Michael Fabiano: To be... more

The Super Bowl combatants were set this past weekend, as the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts will vie for the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy in South Florida. It's a battle of Drew Brees and Peyton Manning, two of the top quarterbacks in the NFL... more

With the NFL free-agent period in full swing, a number of players have experienced a change in fantasy value heading into next season. That's evident in our most recent one-man, three-round mock draft, which includes a new member in the first round. As... more

Miles Austin, who opened last season as a reserve in Dallas and on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues, finished with more points than Larry Fitzgerald and Reggie Wayne. Jamaal Charles, also a reserve player to open 2009, outscored superstars like... more

Hey Mike, thanks for all the advice! I'm in a 10-team league and can keep up to four players. I lose the round of the players I decide to retain. My options are Aaron Rodgers (Round 1), Steven Jackson (Round 2), Andre Johnson (Round 3), Calvin Johnson... more

2009 reviews: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers The 2009 fantasy football season was a good one for the tight end position in terms of value and production. That isn't much of a shock, though, as the NFL has clearly become more of a... more

2009 reviews: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Tight ends Football fans and fantasy enthusiasts alike have seen the NFL turn into a passing league in recent seasons. No longer is it all about running the ball and controlling the clock. Instead,... more

Hi Mike, Thanks for the tips this season! I'm having a little trouble deciding which three players to keep for next season from Matt Ryan, Ray Rice, Jamaal Charles, Roddy White, Robert Meachem and Sidney Rice. I'm leaning towards Ray Rice and Charles, but... more

2009 reviews: Quarterbacks | Wide receivers | Tight ends Where have you gone Marshall Faulk, Terrell Davis and Priest Holmes? The featured running back used to be the single-most important position in fantasy football. The first two to three... more

2009 reviews: Running backs | Wide receivers | Tight ends For as long as I can remember, fantasy football has been all about the running back position. But in 2009, it was the quarterbacks who ruled the roost. Top seven quarterbacks (2010)... more

Hey Michael, I play in a 14-team, five-keeper league. My top three keepers will be Drew Brees, Larry Fitzgerald and Reggie Wayne. The next best players on my roster are Thomas Jones, Dallas Clark and Sidney Rice. Jones has been good the last two seasons,... more

The 2009 fantasy football season was without question one of the strangest and most unpredictable ever. Fantasy leaguers who drafted Miles Austin or Ray Rice looked like football prophets, while those who took Matt Forte or Calvin Johnson were left... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis Chicago Bears Jay Cutler , QB (22/36, 276 yards, 4 TDs): Cutler was a disappointment in fantasy football... more

December

I have to bench Peyton Manning this week, but who should I start in his absence from Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Ryan and Mark Sanchez? -- J. DesJardins Michael Fabiano: Ryan is without question the best option of the three quarterbacks you've listed. He's... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 16. The number in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Team Player Analysis... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, NFL.com breaks down the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. The Colts sit their stars in the second half. Fantasy owners who had Peyton Manning, Joseph Addai, Reggie Wayne or Dallas Clark in Week 16 had to be... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis New England Patriots Tom Brady , QB (23/26, 267 yards, 4 TDs): Fantasy owners who survived Brady's... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you take home a win. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our weekly player rankings . Team Player Analysis... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

I just won the first playoff game, and my reserves actually scored more points than my starters! Anyways, should I start Philip Rivers and Matt Schaub? The Chargers have clinched their division, and I'm a little worried that Norv Turner might rest his... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 15. The number in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Team Player Analysis... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, NFL.com breaks down the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. Jerome Harrison explodes against the Chiefs. Fantasy football is fun, exciting and one of the most popular forms of entertainment among NFL fans... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco , QB (21/29 receptions, 234 yards, 4 TDs): Flacco wasn't exactly the best... more

RotoExperts.com delivers all the important player news with in-depth fantasy analysis for Week 15. Quarterbacks - Matt Ryan (toe) is listed as questionable and is likely a game-time decision. Even if he can go this week, Ryan is not for recommended for... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you take home a win. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our weekly player rankings . Team Player Analysis... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

I had a first-round bye in the postseason, and now I have to face a team that has Drew Brees and Chris Johnson. My question to you is this: Should I start Donovan McNabb over Tom Brady at quarterback? What about Vincent Jackson over Randy Moss at wide... more

Darron Cummings / Associated Press Colts quarterback Peyton Manning can help you win a trip to Super Bowl XLV in North Texas!   Did your fantasy football season end before you were ready to hang up the helmet and pads? Well, NFL.com has the... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 14. The number in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Team Player Analysis... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, NFL.com breaks down the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. Brandon Marshall explodes in Indianapolis. I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of Marshall right now. As a No. 2 seed in my most important fantasy... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis New Orleans Saints Drew Brees , QB (31/40, 296 yards, 3 TDs): Brees continued to be a hero for fantasy... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you take home a win. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our weekly player rankings . Team Player Analysis... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

Hi Michael, should I start Tony Romo over Alex Smith in Week 14? At tight end, should I go with Heath Miller or start Visanthe Shiancoe? How about the Bengals defense or the Eagles defense? Thanks! -- M. Evans, United Kingdom Michael Fabiano: This is... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 13. The number in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Team Player Analysis... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, NFL.com breaks down the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. Three players, 88 fantasy points, six percent. "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together ... mass hysteria!" If Bill Murray were a fantasy... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis New Orleans Saints Drew Brees , QB (35/49, 419 yards, 2 TDs): Brees had a tough matchup against the... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you take home a win. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our weekly player rankings . Team Player Analysis... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

Hi Michael, who do I start this week between Brandon Jacobs and Knowshon Moreno? Also, should I consider starting Alex Smith over Eli Manning? Go Saints! -- P. Schlinger, New Orleans, La. Michael Fabiano: I don't trust Jacobs as far as I can throw him... more

November

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 12. The number in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Team Player Analysis San... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, NFL.com breaks down the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. Chris Johnson has become the main man in fantasy land. The most explosive back in the league, Johnson is on pace for 2,030 rushing yards, 2,457... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis Minnesota Vikings Brett Favre , QB (32/48, 392 yards, 3 TDs): Who says a 40-year-old can't make a fantasy... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you take home a win. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our weekly player rankings . Team Player Analysis... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

Which two running backs should I start this week from Laurence Maroney, Bernard Scott, Jason Snelling and Pierre Thomas? -- Y. Jackson, Germany Michael Fabiano: It looks like the Falcons could be without superstar running back Michael Turner for... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 11. The number in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Team Player Analysis... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, NFL.com breaks down the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. Matthew Stafford and Brady Quinn post huge numbers. You know that old saying, "if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis Minnesota Vikings Brett Favre , QB (22/25, 213 yards, 4 TDs): Favre continued his assault on the... more

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you take home a win. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our weekly player rankings . Team Player Analysis... more

With Michael Turner expected to miss Week 11, I need to start either LeSean McCoy or LaDainian Tomlinson alongside Ray Rice. Who would you go with between the rookie and the aging veteran? -- S. Matney, Ventura, Calif. Michael Fabiano: I'm going with... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 10. The number in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Team Player Analysis St.... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, NFL.com breaks down the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. Several prominent running backs go down with injuries. It was a very rough day for fantasy owners who started Cedric Benson, Ronnie Brown, Michael... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis New England Patriots Tom Brady , QB (29/42, 352 yards, 3 TDs): The talk of the Sunday night game in NFL... more

Looking for a sleeper or two to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you take home a win. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our weekly player rankings . Team Player Analysis... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

Hey Mike! As soon as I drafted DeAngelo Williams, I planned on dealing him near the trade deadline. However, now I'm having second thoughts. He's been absolutely on fire lately, and the idea of trading him makes me a little queasy. But looking at the... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 9. The number in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Team Player Analysis Tampa... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, NFL.com breaks down the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. Kurt Warner throws five touchdown passes in Chicago. Fantasy owners who've been starting Warner had to be concerned entering Week 9. After all, he'd... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis Chicago Bears Jay Cutler , QB (29/47, 369 yards, 3 TDs): Cutler's team has lost three of its last four... more

Looking for a sleeper or two to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you take home a win. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our weekly player rankings . Team Player Analysis... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

Should I focus on my stud players or go with matchups this week? I have Philip Rivers at quarterback, but I can also start Matt Hasselbeck against Detroit. Also, which wide receivers should I start from Nate Burleson, Greg Jennings, Santana Moss and... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 8. The number in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Team Player Analysis San... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis Minnesota Vikings Brett Favre , QB (17/28, 244 yards, 4 TDs): Favre, one of the top starts of the week on... more

October

Looking for a sleeper or two to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you take home a win. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our weekly player rankings . Team Player Analysis... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

Is Hakeem Nicks the real deal and if so, should I start him over Sidney Rice or Mike Sims-Walker this week? Also, who is a better play this week, Donovan McNabb or Jay Cutler? -- J. Gibson, Washington Michael Fabiano: Nicks certainly has made a name... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 7. The number in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Team Player Analysis San... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, NFL.com breaks down the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. Miles Austin proves that he's no one-week wonder. Two weeks ago, I told fantasy owners that Austin wasn't going to put up another 250 yards like he... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis Cincinnati Bengals Carson Palmer , QB (20/24, 233 yards, 5 TDs): Palmer made absolute mincemeat of the... more

Looking for a sleeper or two to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you take home a win. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our weekly player rankings . Team Player Analysis... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

I have a good team thus far, but Steve Smith (CAR) has been terrible and he's on the "can't cut" list. I want to trade him because his stock just keeps declining. Any advice on who to get? I was offered Santonio Holmes. Is it worth it? Thanks!! -- D.... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 6. The number in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Team Player Analysis Miami... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, NFL.com breaks down the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. Tom Brady reverts to his 2007 form vs. the Titans. Brady proved that he still has some of that old 2007 magic left in a week that saw a number of... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis New England Patriots Tom Brady , QB (29/34, 380 yards, 6 TDs): Despite snowy and slick conditions on the... more

Looking for a sleeper or two to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you take home a win. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our weekly player rankings . Team Player Analysis... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

Lynne Sladky / Associated Press Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown will be a popular starting option in NFL.com's Fan Challenge. On Thursday, November 12, the first of eight games to air on the NFL Network kicks off as the Chicago Bears face... more

I have good depth at wide receiver and am looking to upgrade at running back. I have Michael Turner, Kevin Smith and Glen Coffee in the backfield with Greg Jennings, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Mike Sims-Walker, Santana Moss and Bernard Berrian at wideout. Who... more

NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 5. The number in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Team Player Analysis... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, NFL.com breaks down the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. Austin Miles does his best Jerry Rice impersonation. During my Sunday chat on NFL.com, I suggested that Austin was a viable sleeper candidate... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis Philadelphia Eagles Donovan McNabb , QB (16/21, 264 yards, 3 TDs): McNabb, playing in his first game since... more

Looking for a sleeper or two to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you take home a win. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our weekly player rankings . Team Player Analysis... more

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

Hi Mike, I really need your help this week. Drew Brees is my No. 1 fantasy quarterback, but with the bye week I have to start Joe Flacco or Carson Palmer. I am leaning toward Flacco, but I keep thinking Palmer is going to have a breakout performance. What... more

Michael Fabiano offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 4. The number in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent. Team Player Analysis... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, Michael Fabiano breaks down the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. The 49ers defense puts up huge numbers against the Rams. Guess who scored the most fantasy points on NFL.com in Week 4? No, it wasn't David... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis Jacksonville Jaguars David Garrard , QB (27/37, 323 yards, 3 TDs): Garrard was a major fantasy monster in... more

Looking for a sleeper or two to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you take home a win. For more lineup help, be sure to check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our weekly player rankings . Team Player Analysis... more

September

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent.... more

Paul Spinelli / Associated Press Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has had a slow start to the season, but it's still hard to bench him in fantasy leagues. Do I dare bench Tom Brady in favor of Joe Flacco this week? Also, is it time to give up... more

Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press Colts wide receiver Pierre Garcon is seeing more targets with Anthony Gonzalez out of action. Michael Fabiano offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 3.... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, Michael Fabiano breaks down the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. Peyton Manning scorches the Cardinals on Sunday night. Who says Manning isn't still an elite fantasy quarterback? He proved against the... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis Chicago Bears Jay Cutler , QB (21/27, 247 yards, 3 TDs) In a performance that came against a Seahawks... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham is now owned in over 70 percent of NFL.com fantasy leagues. Looking for a sleeper or two to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you take... more

M. Spencer Green / Associated Press Bears running back Matt Forte should help lead countless fantasy owners to a win in Week 3. Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will... more

Denis Poroy / Associated Press Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 436 yards and two touchdowns in last week's win over the Ravens. I've been offered Philip Rivers for Kurt Warner straight up. What should I do? -- J. Brabson,... more

Paul Spinelli / Associated Press Jaguars quarterback David Garrard finished with a solid 21 fantasy points on NFL.com in Week 2. Michael Fabiano offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 2.... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, Michael Fabiano breaks down the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. Chris Johnson makes like Marshall Faulk in Tennessee. Christmas came in September for fantasy owners who were worried about Johnson after... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide who was the most valuable! Team Player Analysis New Orleans Saints Drew Brees , QB (25/34, 311 yards, 3 TDs, INT) : If there were any questions about who... more

Tim Larsen / Associated Press Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell could be a surprise contributor for fantasy owners this week. Looking for a sleeper or two to fill out your fantasy starting lineup this week? These 10 players could help you... more

Paul Sakuma / Associated Press Raiders running back Darren McFadden should help lead countless fantasy owners to a win in Week 2. Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez threw for 272 yards and one touchdown in a 24-7 win over the Texans in Week 1. Michael, what are your thoughts about Mark Sanchez? Is he worth a spot on fantasy teams? He... more

Bill Feig / Associated Press Saints running back Mike Bell was impressive in a season-opening 45-27 win over the Detroit Lions. Michael Fabiano offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy team after Week 1.... more

From studs to duds, sleepers and more, Michael Fabiano breaks down all of the biggest fantasy stories of the week. 1. Drew Brees throws six touchdown passes against Detroit. Wow. That's about all you can say when you look at Brees' stat line... more

Who was the Fantasy Player of the Week ? Vote on the top performers and decide! Team Player Analysis New Orleans Saints Drew Brees , QB (26/34, 358 yards, 6 TDs, INT) : If there were any questions about who is the No. 1 quarterback in... more

Matt York / Getty Images Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is on the verge of becoming an elite fantasy option at his position. Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will... more

Paul Jasienski / Associated Press Texans quarterback Matt Schaub will be a popular starter in fantasy leagues against the New York Jets. Which quarterback should I start in Week 1: Matt Schaub or Carson Palmer? -- S. Dhillon, Switzerland... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Vikings running back Adrian Peterson opens the 2009 season as the consensus No. 1 player in fantasy football. You've waited seven months. Now it's here -- the start of the 2009 fantasy football season! We... more

Mark Humphrey / Associated Press Buccaneers running back Earnest Graham will be playing under a new offensive coordinator to open the season. For the second time in less than a week, a team has dismissed its offensive coordinator with the... more

Paul Spinelli / Associated Press Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown for six touchdown passes in three preseason contests. Michael, I saw Aron Angel's article on quarterbacks and late-season weather conditions. I drafted Aaron... more

With the third week of preseason action in the books and the regular season starting next week, it's almost time to start that shift from draft preparation to examining the matchups and scowering the waiver wire. But before we do that, let's take a look... more

August

When Derrick Ward signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the offseason, it was seen as a positive move in terms of his fantasy value. After all, he was coming off the first 1,000-yard season of his NFL career while serving as a No. 2 back behind... more

Eric Gay / Associated Press Saints quarterback Drew Brees is being taken in the first round (7.43 ADP) on average in NFL.com fantasy leagues. Thanks for all of your help -- you've helped me win my league two of the last three years. But if... more

Denis Poroy / Associated Press Jets running back Leon Washington is suddenly rising up the fantasy draft boards with a strong preseason showing. When the New York Jets hired coach Rex Ryan this past offseason and took Mark Sanchez in the... more

Sharon Ellman / Associated Press Cowboys running back Marion Barber will see more than his share of touchdown opportunities this season. The Dallas Cowboys plan to utilize a more run-based offense in 2009 with one of the league's best... more

Drew Hallowell / Getty Images Redskins running back Ladell Betts is expected to see a bigger role in the team's offense this season. Fantasy leaguers who had Clinton Portis on their team last season saw the veteran runner fade down the... more

David Zalubowski / Associated Press Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall has recorded a combined 206 receptions over the last two seasons. Fantasy football enthusiasts, it's time to be concerned about the value of Brandon Marshall. The... more

Greg Trott / Associated Press Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker is an absolute superstar in fantasy leagues that reward points for catches. I'm in a PPR league that drafts in a few weeks, so I've been reading everything I can find. However,... more

Matt York / Associated Press Falcons running back Michael Turner was a touchdown machine for fantasy footballers in 2009. One of the biggest topics of conversation in the world of fantasy football is the value of Michael Turner. Last year's... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Texans running back Chris Brown could turn out to be a major player in the team's backfield this season. Fantasy owners who landed Steve Slaton last season fielded one of the top sleepers of the 2008... more

Mel Evans / Associated Press Patriots quarterback Tom Brady improved his fantasy draft status in Thursday's preseason game. Wow. That's what fantasy leaguers everywhere were thinking while Tom Brady shredded the Philadelphia Eagles in his... more

Continuing our monthly one-man, three-round mock series, let's take a look at who has moved up, down and out of our latest draft. As always, each numbered position represents an individual fantasy team, so no more than one quarterback, two running... more

Michael Conroy / Associated Press Colts running back Joseph Addai is no longer worth a first-round pick in fantasy football drafts. Indianapolis Colts running back Joseph Addai was without question one of the biggest disappointments in fantasy... more

Orlin Wagner / Associated Press Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is having a difficult time in training camp under new coach Todd Haley. I've been a fantasy nut for a while now and have a question about Tom Brady. How can he not be drafted in... more

Elise Amendola / Associated Press Rams wide receiver Donnie Avery caught 53 passes for 674 yards and scored three touchdowns last season. Training camp has not been a good place to be if you play the wide receiver position. Over the last few... more

Jeff Chiu / Associated Press 49ers running back Frank Gore rushed for 1,036 yards and scored eight touchdowns in 14 games last season. Whether it's Adrian Peterson, Matt Forte or Maurice Jones-Drew, featured running backs will come flying off... more

Chris McGrath / Getty Images Jim Nantz (right) of CBS Sports will be calling his second Super Bowl later this season in South Florida. Jim Nantz is one of the most accomplished and respected sportscasters in the business. As the voice of CBS... more

Julie Jacobson / Associated Press Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will be a popular starter in Week 1 of the NFL Playbook Challenge. Looking for another challenge to quence your fantasy football thirst? Well, here at NFL.com we have... more

Greg Trott / Associated Press Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson has scored double-digit touchdowns in every single season of his career. If you're one of the 15-20 million people who participated in the fantasy football craze last... more

Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press Cardinals quarterbacks Matt Leinart (7) and Brian St. Pierre (2) are battling to back up starter Kurt Warner (13). The 2008 Arizona Cardinals were one of the best stories in recent NFL lore. The once... more

Lynne Sladky / Associated Press Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown scored 10 rushing touchdowns in his first season back from ACL surgery. I have the fourth overall pick in the re-draft of a 12-team standard keeper league. I have to keep two... more

The National Football League has denied the appeal of Marshawn Lynch , who was looking to have his three-game suspension for the start of this season reduced. Lynch will be forced to miss games against the Patriots, Buccaneers and Saints before... more

Mark Duncan / Associated Press Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason posted 80 receptions for 1,037 yards with five touchdowns last season. The short-lived retirement of Derrick Mason ended over the weekend, as the veteran reported to Ravens... more

July

David Duprey / Associated Press Raiders running back Darren McFadden rushed for 499 yards and four touchdowns in his rookie season. The 2008 fantasy football season saw a large number of rookies made an enormous impact. Matt Forte, Chris... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Cowboys running back Felix Jones (28) finished his rookie season with 266 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson are in Splitsville, Terrell Owens is in Buffalo, and the Cowboys... more

Greg Trott / Associated Press Vikings running back Adrian Peterson led the league with 1,760 rushing yards last season. I'm in a 10-team PPR keeper league. We can retain two players, but no more than one per position. I have both Matt Forte... more

Gregg Trott / Getty Images 49ers wide receiver Josh Morgan posted 20 receptions, 319 yards and three touchdowns in his rookie season. When the word "wide receiver" is mentioned in the same sentence as the San Francisco 49ers, the first name... more

Stephen Dunn / Getty Images Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson will be a first-round pick in most fantasy football drafts. The debate over LaDainian Tomlinson's value and draft position has become one of (if not the) biggest topic in... more

Otto Greule Jr. / Getty Images Seahawks running back Julius Jones rushed for 698 yards and two touchdowns last season. Ricky Williams is my third running back. Even though he'll play second fiddle to Ronnie Brown in Miami, he put up... more

Steve Dykes / Getty Images Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will be seen as a viable No. 1 fantasy quarterback in most 2009 drafts. It's been a long (and painful) offseason for NFL and fantasy football enthusiasts, but the wait for a brand-new... more

Chris Graythen / Getty Images Saints running back Pierre Thomas helped countless fantasy football owners win a league title last season. Saints burning fantasy question: Is Pierre Thomas the real deal? Throughout the offseason, Saints... more

Tom Uhlman / Associated Press Titans running back Chris Johnson rushed for 1,228 yards and nine touchdowns in his rookie season. Titans burning fantasy question: Will Chris Johnson improve on his rookies season? When we talked about which... more

Michael Conroy / Associated Press Colts running back Joseph Addai finished last season with just 544 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns. Colts burning fantasy question: What value will Joseph Addai have in 2009? There were a high... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has a chance to have a breakout season in 2009, but he needs to avoid injuries. Texans' burning fantasy question: Is Matt Schaub a No. 1 fantasy quarterback? Anyone who... more

Al Messerschmidt / Getty Images Vikings running back Adrian Peterson led the entire NFL with 1,760 rushing yards last season. Vikings' burning fantasy question: Is Adrian Peterson worth the No. 1 overall pick? Pick up just about any... more

Jamie Squire / Getty Images Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger failed to meet the expectations of fantasy owners last season. Steelers burning fantasy question: Is Ben Roethlisberger still a starting fantasy quarterback? Ask the... more

Jeff Gross / Getty Images Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was one of the best bargains in fantasy football drafts last season. Packers' burning fantasy question: Was Aaron Rodgers a one-year fantasy wonder? Heading into the 2008 season,... more

Tony Dejak / Associated Press Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards was one of the biggest disappointments of the 2008 fantasy season. Browns burning fantasy question: Will Braylon Edwards rebound and become an elite fantasy receiver?... more

Andy Lyons / Getty Images Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer has two 4,000-yard seasons and 107 touchdown passes on his NFL résumé. Bengals' burning fantasy question: Is Carson Palmer still a No. 1 fantasy quarterback? The Cincinnati... more

Streeter Lecka / Getty Images Ravens running back Willis McGahee was one of the bigger busts in fantasy football last season. Ravens' burning fantasy question: Can any of the team's running backs be trusted? Trying to predict which Ravens... more

If you're one of the 15 million people who participated in the fantasy football craze last season, we've got a brand-new game to wrap your brain around. Welcome to the NFL Touchdown Challenge ! The object of the NFL Touchdown Challenge is to accrue... more

Ezra Shaw / Getty Images Dolphins running back Ricky Williams found immense fantasy success in 2002, despite the lack of a solid quarterback. Fantasy footballers want all the information possible to help determine the stock of running backs.... more

Jim McIsaac / Getty Images Redskins running back Clinton Portis has rushed for 9,202 yards and 72 touchdowns in his NFL career. Redskins burning fantasy question: Is it time to worry about Clinton Portis? Redskins top-5 fantasy players... more

Dilip Vishwanat / Getty Images Giants wide receiver Domenik Hixon finished last season with 43 receptions, 596 yards and two touchdowns. Giants burning fantasy question: Which wide receiver will have the most draft value? Giants top five... more

Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images Eagles running back Brian Westbrook finished last season with 54 receptions and 14 total touchdowns. Eagles burning fantasy question: How will LeSean McCoy affect the value of Brian Westbrook? Eagles top-5... more

Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images Jets running back Thomas Jones rushed for more than 1,300 yards with 15 total touchdowns last season. Jets burning fantasy question: Will Thomas Jones have another huge fantasy season? What do fantasy... more

Donald Miralle / Getty Images Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed most of last season after tearing his ACL against the Chiefs in Week 1. Patriots burning fantasy question: What sort of impact will Tom Brady make this season? Tom Brady... more

Jim McIsaac / Getty Images Cowboys QB Tony Romo will no longer have Terrell Owens to lean on in the team's pass attack. Cowboys burning fantasy question: How will the loss of Terrell Owens affect Tony Romo's value? Cowboys top-5 fantasy... more

Ronald Martinez / Getty Images Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown rushed for 916 yards and scored 10 touchdowns last season. Dolphins burning fantasy question: Will Ronnie Brown have a breakout fantasy season in 2009? For the first seven... more

Jamie Squire / Getty Images Bills running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 1,036 yards and scored nine total touchdowns last season. Bills burning fantasy question: How does the suspension of Marshawn Lynch affect his value? Lynch has been... more

Al Bello / Getty Images Cowboys wide receiver Roy E. Williams has immense draft value despite his statistical failures in 2008. Fantasy football enthusiasts can have short memories. We remember the heroics of Drew Brees, DeAngelo Williams,... more

Charlie Riedel / Associated Press Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles showed flashes of potential in his rookie season with the Chiefs. Sometimes in fantasy football, the players you least expect to make an impact (mostly because you'd never... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL.com Colts wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez has seen his stock rise with Marvin Harrison no longer in the mix. In the history of the National Football League, a number of wideouts have broken out to record career bests after... more

Gregory Shamus / Getty Images Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall was limited to just 19 carries as a rookie due to an injured shoulder. Fantasy prognosticators and owners alike spend much of the offseason compiling a list of potential... more

Sam Greenwood / Getty Images Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew should post career numbers for fantasy football owners in 2009. Success in the world of fantasy football is all about the numbers. If your fantasy players exceed their... more

Ed Zurga / Associated Press Saints running back Pierre Thomas finished with 909 scrimmage yards and 12 total touchdowns. The movie Jerry Maguire , which follows the trials and tribulations of life as a sports agent, will forever be remembered... more

NFL.com Illustration Fantasy footballers need to enter their drafts with an intimate knowledge of all 32 NFL backfields. The value of running backs is high once again after a season that saw the likes of Matt Forte, Chris Johnson, Steve Slaton... more

NFL.com Illustration Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady are among the elite fantasy quarterbacks. The NFL has become more of a passing league in recent seasons, so it's no surprise to see the value of quarterbacks rising... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL.com Steelers running back Willie Parker rushed for 791 yards and five touchdowns in 11 games last season. Do you think Willie Parker will be a solid No. 2 fantasy running back? He's in a contract year and I think he has... more

Chris McGrath / Getty Images Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner is one of the first top-notch fantasy quarterbacks to have a bye in 2009. If you want to have the most successful fantasy football draft possible, there's more than just having an... more

Otto Greule Jr. / Getty Images Redskins RB Clinton Portis had big numbers last season, but wear and tear makes him a risk for fantasy owners. Believe it or not, NFL training camps will start in just a few short weeks. Football fans, rejoice!... more

Jim McIssac / Getty Images Eagles running back Brian Westbrook rushed for 936 yards and scored 14 total touchdowns in 14 games last season. I don't understand why no one is talking about Steven Jackson. In my opinion, an argument can be made... more

Kevin P. Casey / Associated Press Seahawks wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh has averaged better than 90 receptions in the last three seasons. NFL.com's Michael Fabiano breaks down offseason player movement and examines the fantasy... more

The 2008 season proved that rookies can make a significant impact in fantasy football. Matt Forte, Chris Johnson, Matt Ryan and Steve Slaton were just a few of the players to come out of the collegiate ranks and shine at the NFL level. While it will be... more

Chris Graythen / Getty Images Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams led his position in fantasy points on NFL.com last season. Panthers' burning fantasy question: Can DeAngelo Williams duplicate his 2008 success? Fantasy leaguers who... more

Kim Klement / US Presswiree Peyton Hillis posted career bests across the board and made a major impact for fantasy owners in 2010. If you're an NFL fan or a fantasy football enthusiast, you've likely heard of the dreaded Madden cover curse.... more

Nick Laham / Getty Images Jets running back Thomas Jones will be hard pressed to duplicate his impressive 2008 numbers. The term "bust" is the ugliest four-letter word in the world of fantasy football. Just ask anyone who drafted Larry... more

Jeff Gross / Getty Images Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson is more of a fantasy risk this season at age 30. Running backs take more physical punishment than any other offensive skill position, so it's no shock that some tend to break... more

Al Messerschmidt / Getty Images Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Bryant was an exceptional sleeper for fantasy owners last season. Buccaneers' burning fantasy question: Can Antonio Bryant duplicate his 2008 success? When we think about... more

Jim Prisching / Getty Images Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is coming off his best statistical season at the NFL level, but that was in Denver. Bears' burning fantasy question: Is Jay Cutler still an elite fantasy quarterback? The Chicago... more

Phil Coale / Associated Press Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 824 yards and scored 14 total touchdowns last season. Jaguars burning fantasy question: Will Maurice Jones-Drew have a breakout season? Fantasy owners are... more

Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images Bears running back Matt Forte will be a surefire top-five pick in fantasy football drafts next season. I have the second overall selection in a standard scoring league. Assuming that Adrian Peterson will be... more

June

Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images Falcons running back Michael Turner rushed for an impressive 1,699 yards and 17 touchdowns in '08. Falcons' burning fantasy question: Can Michael Turner duplicate his 2008 success? Turner turned out to be one of... more

NFL.com Illustration Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Randy Moss headline the top fantasy wideouts for 2009. Running backs will be the prominent position taken in the first two rounds of most drafts, but wide receivers will... more

Ronald Martinez / Getty Images Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown scored 10 touchdowns in his first season after reconstructive knee surgery. I need to keep two players from Ronnie Brown, Jay Cutler, Darren McFadden and Steve Slaton in a PPR... more

Streeter Lecka / Getty Images Lions running back Kevin Smith posted 39 catches, 1,262 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie. Lions' burning fantasy question: What sort of impact will Kevin Smith make in 2009? The 2008 Detroit... more

Rick Havner / Associated Press Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams led all running backs in fantasy points on NFL.com last season. Hey Michael, I was in three leagues last season and won all three championships with your help. Someone has... more

Keith Srakocic / Associated Press Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will lead a defensive unit will several new components, including the coordinator. Mike, I see that you have the Ravens defenses ranked No. 6, but other sites have it ranked closer... more

NFL.com Illustration Michael Turner, Larry Fitzgerald and Drew Brees are part of the new breed of superheroes in fantasy football. Lex Luthor can't win. The Joker will lose. Darth Vader goes down. And in fantasy football, the biggest stars... more

Ronald Martinez / Getty Images Cowboys running back Felix Jones will be seen as a potential fantasy sleeper in his second NFL season. Mike, here are three stone-cold locks for you this fantasy season: 1) Donald Brown will score more fantasy... more

Tom Gannam / Associated Press Despite his past injury woes, Rams running back Steven Jackson will be a surefire first-round pick in 2009 drafts. The NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and most of the big free-agent names signed to new... more

Stephan Savoia / Associated Press Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss finished with 68 receptions, 1,008 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Why isn't anyone talking about Randy Moss? I think he could be the No. 1 wide receiver in fantasy... more

May

David Duprey / Getty Images Bills wide receiver Terrell Owens posted 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, but that was in Dallas. Is Terrell Owens still a No. 1 fantasy wide receiver? I have no doubt that his presence will help with... more

Jeff Gross / Getty Images Bears quarterback Jay Cutler finished last season with close to 4,600 passing yards and 27 total touchdowns. I know you're the expert, but I'm trying to figure out your logic. You say that Jay Cutler's presence in... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL.com Steelers running back Willie Parker should be seen as a viable No. 2 fantasy option next season. I'm trying to figure out the Steelers backfield situation. With Willie Parker's numbers going down last season, not to... more

Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images Bears running back Matt Forte developed into a tremendous No. 1 fantasy option in his rookie season. The NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and most of the big free-agent names signed to new contracts, so we... more

April

With the 2009 NFL Draft in the books, teams now hope to reap the benefits of the players they've selected in an effort to improve their chances at a Super Bowl run. The same holds true in fantasy football, as owners will look to add the best rookies... more

Matt York / Associated Press Vikings running back Adrian Peterson rushed for an impressive 1,760 yards in his second NFL season. Like so many people, I really enjoy your columns. I don't always agree, but it gives me something to think about.... more

Mike Zarrilli / Getty Images Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford will need time before warranting serious consideration in fantasy football. Do you think Matthew Stafford or Mark Sanchez can make the same sort of fantasy impact as Matt Ryan... more

Andy Lyons / Getty Images Raiders running back Darren McFadden failed to meet the expectations of fantasy leaguers in his rookie season. The NFL Draft is the one event on the offseason schedule where head coaches and general managers, for all... more

Scott Almquist/AP Antonio Gates finished last season with 75 receptions, 984 yards and nine touchdowns. What do you think of the tight end position heading into this season, especially with Antonio Gates' toe issues? Do you think Jason Witten... more

Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin could be flying to a new team if he's traded in the weeks to come. The trade winds are blowing in the National Football League, and some of the top wide receivers in fantasy... more

Al Messerschmidt / Getty Images Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno is projected to be a first-round pick in April's NFL Draft. Rookies can be the difference between a competitive fantasy football team and one that wins a championship.... more

Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images Jay Cutler will take over the reins of a Bears offense with very few reliable weapons in its pass attack. The Chicago Bears have won the Jay Cutler sweepstakes, acquiring the quarterback from the Denver Broncos in... more

Chris Graythen / Getty Images Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams led his position in fantasy points on NFL.com last season. Hi Mike, it's never too early to think about the next fantasy season! What do you think of the backfield... more

March

Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images Bears linebacker Lance Briggs recorded 110 tackles, 10 passes defensed and three interceptions last season. Hi Mike, love your enthusiasm and the insight you bring each week. If I were logging on for the first... more

Jamie Squire / Getty Images Bills running back Marshawn Lynch finished last season with 1,036 rushing yards and nine total touchdowns. Hi Mike, love your tips and I can't wait for the new season to start! Anyway, what are the chances that... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL.com Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is back in the first two rounds of our three-round mock draft. The 2009 NFL offseason has been rampant with player movement, as prominent fantasy names such as Matt Cassel, T.J.... more

Jim McIsaac / Getty Images Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo won't have Terrell Owens, now with the Bills, in the pass attack for 2009. What does the addition of Terrell Owens mean for the value of Trent Edwards and Lee Evans? -- J. Tansey,... more

Elsa / Getty Images Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin caught 89 passes for 1,038 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. I'm in a 10-team keeper league and can retain up to four players, but I lose the round of the players I keep. My choices... more

February

Jim McIsaac / Getty Images Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has seen his seasonal and keeper value rise this offseason. I'm in a PPR keeper league and need to retain three players from Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Kurt Warner, Joseph... more

Matt Sullivan / Getty Images Browns quarterback Derek Anderson was unable to meet the increased expectations of fantasy owners last season. If you've ever played fantasy football, you know how unpredictable it can be from one season to the... more

Jim Rogash / Getty Images Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler started his rise to fantasy stardom with a breakout season in 2008. Which quarterback would you pick first in a seasonal fantasy league, Jay Cutler or Philip Rivers? -- D. Griffith... more

OK fantasy experts, it's your turn to shine ... again! Last week we asked for the personal tips , strategies and advice that has helped you find fantasy football success. Now we want to pick your brain on a different topic -- the best and worst moves... more

Jim Rogash / Getty Images Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown rushed for 916 yards and scored 10 touchdowns in 2008.   We might be more than five months away from the start of training camps, but we here at NFL.com feel like it's never too soon... more

Okay, fantasy experts, it's your turn to shine! Our mission here at NFL.com is to help you become the most competitive fantasy owner possible in that ultimate quest for a championship, but we also know there are many of you out there who claim to be... more

The NFL's free-agent period starts on Feb. 27, and there are a few prominent fantasy names that could be on the move. As we learned from Michael Turner, Chad Pennington, Bernard Berrian and Warrick Dunn (to name a few) last season, players who... more

Dilip Vishwanat / Getty Images Rams RB Steven Jackson rushed for 1,042 yards and scored eight total touchdowns last season. What is the state of the Lions' quarterback position? How does it affect the value of Calvin Johnson? --... more

Matthew Stockman / Getty Images Brett Favre was one of the greatest fantasy quarterbacks of our era during his 18 NFL seasons. When it comes to Brett Favre and retirement, well, you never say never. But this sure looks like the end of his... more

Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be the most coveted player in 2009 fantasy drafts. The 2008 fantasy football season is in the rearview mirror, so now's the time to look ahead at what the first three... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Tony Romo and Roy Williams would connect a lot more next season if the Cowboys release Terrell Owens. What can we expect from Braylon Edwards in 2009? -- J. Adamiec, Barrington, Ill. Michael Fabiano: I... more

Red McLendon / Associated Press Bears running back Walter Payton was one of the greatest players to ever grace a football field.   The NFL Hall of Fame announced its 2009 inductees this past weekend, a list that included our own Rod Woodson .... more

January

Al Messerschmidt / Getty Images Saints running back Pierre Thomas will have far more keeper value after his solid finish to the 2008 season. I'm in a 12-team dynasty league, and I love young running backs. Can you please give me your thoughts... more

Kevin Terrell / NFL.com Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will be the first wideout taken in most fantasy drafts next season. I was just watching some of your fantasy videos and saw that you had Larry Fitzgerald ranked as the top wide... more

Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams came out of nowhere to score 20 total touchdowns in 2008. "The Arizona Cardinals are in the Super Bowl." I read it, I know it's true, but it's one of those statements... more

Michael Turner became a hero for countless fantasy footballers in 2008. After four seasons in San Diego behind LaDainian Tomlinson, Turner signed with the Falcons as a free agent. For the first time in his NFL career, he was a featured back, and he... more

Jeff Gross / Getty Images Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson has lost quite a bit of his luster in most keeper leagues. I'm in a 12-team, PPR keeper league and need to retain three players from Calvin Johnson, Peyton Manning, Darren... more

Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals (Sun., 3:00 pm ET) Team Player Analysis Philadelphia Eagles Donovan McNabb Which Cardinals defense will show up this week? The one that allowed a league-high 36 passing TDs during the regular season,... more

Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 4,038 yards and scored a combined 32 touchdowns in 2008. Michael, I need to retain two players from Matt Forte (Round 6), Ronnie Brown (Round 9), Aaron Rodgers (Round... more

The waiver wire is one of the most important tools in building a championship-caliber fantasy football team. Season in and season out, a number of hidden gems are unearthed from the free-agent rubble that help fantasy leaguers in their ultimate... more

Stephen Dunn / Getty Images Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams came out of nowhere to score 20 total touchdowns in 2008. The 2008 fantasy football season was without question one of the strangest and most unpredictable ever. Fantasy... more

Stephen Dunn / Getty Images Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson recorded 1,575 yards and scored eight touchdowns this season. The value of wide receivers in fantasy football increased drastically after the 2007 season. Randy Moss established... more

Ronald Martinez / Getty Images Cowboys tight end Jason Witten recorded 81 receptions, 952 yards and scored four touchdowns this season. Having a productive and consistent tight end on your fantasy roster is a real advantage in the quest for a... more

Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans (Sat., 4:30pm EST) Team Player Analysis Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson Fantasy points could be hard to come by in what looks like a defensive battle. Joe Flacco and Mark Clayton could struggle to... more

Stephen Dunn / Getty Images Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson didn't live up to his draft position in fantasy leagues. A running back who records 52 receptions, 1,536 scrimmage yards and 12 total touchdowns is enough to make most... more

It happened in the blink of an eye. Tom Brady dropped back to pass in the first quarter of New England's regular-season opener against Kansas City. He had completed seven of 11 passes for 76 yards and looked poised to shred the Chiefs. Then... more

December

Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has thrown for career highs in yards and touchdowns this season. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers Rivers has been an... more

Tom Dahlin / Getty Images Falcons running back Michael Turner has established himself as an elite option in all keeper leagues. Michael, your advice all season put me into the championship game, but I lost to DeAngelo Williams and his four... more

Phil Coale / Associated Press Jaguars wide receiver Dennis Northcutt has been a fantasy football superstar in his last two games. Here's a quick look at 10 players to target off the waiver wire as we head into the final week of the regular... more

Winslow Townson / Associated Press Patriots running back LaMont Jordan scored two touchdowns in a winter wonderland at Gillette Stadium. With the emergence of veterans like Brandon Jacobs, Thomas Jones, Michael Turner and DeAngelo Williams,... more

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Did your fantasy football season end before you were ready to hang up the helmet and pads? Whether Tom Brady's stale performance in Week 15 or a season full of injured running backs cost you a chance at a title, NFL.com has the perfect solution for your... more

Team Injuries/Analysis Arizona Cardinals Injuries: OUT -- LB Clark Haggans (foot), DE Travis LaBoy (ankle); QUESTIONABLE -- RB J.J. Arrington (knee), WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), WR Early Doucet (hamstring), WR Sean Morey (shoulder), LB... more

Donald Miralle / Getty Images Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will be one of the top keepers at his position heading into next season. Michael, your advice had put me into the championship game, but I'm already starting to think... more

Chris Graythen / Getty Images Saints running back Pierre Thomas has been one of the hottest players in fantasy football in recent weeks. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis New Orleans Saints Pierre Thomas Thomas has become... more

Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images Saints RB Pierre Thomas ranks third in fantasy points among running backs on NFL.com since Week 11. Billy Volek. Samkon Gado ... Pierre Thomas? That's right, Thomas has become this season's Volek or Gado.... more

Dilip Vishwanat / Getty Images Seahawks wide receiver Deion Branch has recorded 164 yards and two touchdowns in his last two games. Here's a quick look at 10 players to target off the waiver wire as we head into fantasy football's... more

Team Injuries/Analysis Arizona Cardinals Injuries: DOUBTFUL -- LB Clark Haggans (foot), LB Pago Togafau (knee); QUESTIONABLE -- DT Alan Branch (cheek), WR Steve Breaston (ribs), WR Sean Morey (shoulder), RB Terrelle Smith (not injury... more

Sam Greenwood / Getty Images Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew has rushed for 607 yards and scored 12 total touchdowns this season. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis Jacksonville Jaguars Maurice Jones-Drew Jones-Drew might be... more

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Falcons running back Michael Turner has rushed for an impressive 1,269 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. I need to start two running backs from Thomas Jones, Clinton Portis, Jonathan Stewart and Michael Turner.... more

Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images 49ers running back Frank Gore had 65 scrimmage yards and one touchdown before being injured. Injuries are a part of the NFL and fantasy football. Unfortunately for countless owners, a number of prominent running... more

Andy Lyons/Getty Images Colts running back Dominic Rhodes (38) could be a nice flex starter for fantasy leaguers in Week 15. Here's a quick look at 10 players to target off the waiver wire as we head into Week 15 of the fantasy season.... more

Team Injuries/Analysis Arizona Cardinals Injuries: DOUBTFUL -- LB Pago Togafau (knee), S Matt Ware (head); QUESTIONABLE -- LB Clark Haggans (foot), CB Roderick Hood (ribs), C Lyle Sendlein (back); PROBABLE -- WR Anquan Boldin (back), S... more

Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Vikings running back Adrian Peterson could score more fantasy points than any other player in Week 14. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson Peterson is the... more

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Broncos rookie running back Peyton Hillis has developed into a valuable option in fantasy football. I need to start three running backs from Chris Johnson, Peyton Hillis, Michael Turner and Brian Westbrook. My gut is... more

Elaine Thompson/Associated Press Redskins running back Clinton Portis is dealing with multiple injuries heading into the fantasy playoffs. Talk about a conundrum. Clinton Portis was the best running back in fantasy football in the first... more

November

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was putting up huge fantasy numbers before an injured knee sidelined him. Here's a quick look at 10 players to target off the waiver wire as we head into Week 14 of the fantasy... more

Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Team Injuries/Analysis Atlanta Falcons Injuries: OUT -- T Sam Baker (hip, back), WR Laurent Robinson (hamstring); QUESTIONABLE -- DE John Abraham (neck), T Todd Weiner (knee), LB Keith Brooking (knee), K Jason Elam (left... more

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is having the best fantasy season of his entire NFL career. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis Carolina Panthers DeAngelo Williams Williams, who ranks sixth... more

Doug Benc/Getty Images Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel has done his best Tom Brady impersonation over the last two weeks. If I had told you back in the preseason that a Patriots quarterback would lead countless fantasy owners into the... more

Bill Waugh / Associated Press Titans rookie running back Chris Johnson has rushed for 833 yards and scored six touchdowns this season. Which running back do I start in Week 13: Justin Fargas or Chris Johnson? Has Johnson hit the rookie wall?... more

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Jets running back Leon Washington has recorded 31 receptions and six total touchdowns this season. Here's a quick look at 10 players to target off the waiver wire as we head into Week 13 of the fantasy season.... more

Team Injuries/Analysis Arizona Cardinals Injuries: QUESTIONABLE -- LB Clark Haggans (foot), CB Roderick Hood (not injury related), DE Travis LaBoy (ankle); PROBABLE -- DT Darnell Dockett (hamstring), T Mike Gandy (ankle), CB Eric Green... more

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has a chance to score more fantasy points than any other player in Week 12. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning Manning is back... more

Jeff Gross/Getty Images Chiefs quarterback Tyler Thigpen has established himself as a valuable fantasy starter in recent weeks. Which quarterback should I start from Trent Edwards, Joe Flacco, Kyle Orton and Tyler Thigpen? -- J. Urban,... more

Al Bello/Getty Images Jets rookie tight end Dustin Keller has been a big source of points for fantasy leaguers in recent weeks. Here's a quick look at 10 players to target off the waiver wire as we head into Week 12 of the fantasy season.... more

Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin has been one of the hottest players in fantasy football since Week 8. A number of prominent fantasy wide receivers have been unreliable and unproductive this season. Randy... more

Team Injuries/Analysis Arizona Cardinals Injuries: QUESTIONABLE -- CB Eric Green (knee), CB Roderick Hood (ribs); PROBABLE -- T Mike Gandy (ankle), TE Ben Patrick (knee), TE Leonard Pope (ankle), TE Jerame Tuman (ankle). Analysis:... more

Doug Benc/Getty Images Falcons running back Michael Turner has been a virtual touchdown machine at the Georgia Dome this season. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis Atlanta Falcons Michael Turner The man nicknamed "Burner"... more

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Philip Rivers has scored more fantasy points than every other player based on NFL.com's standard scoring system. Which quarterback should I start from Jake Delhomme or Philip Rivers? Also, who should I choose at... more

Thursday, Nov. 13 Team Injuries/Analysis New England Patriots Injuries: DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE -- LB Adalius Thomas (forearm), CB Terrence Wheatley (wrist), RB LaMont Jordan (calf), CB Lewis Sanders (hamstring); LIMITED... more

Getty Images Quarterback brothers Peyton and Eli Manning were both better than the difficult matchups they faced in Week 10. The brothers Manning, Eli and Peyton, reminded fantasy leaguers that you can't always play the matchups and expect... more

Al Bello/Getty Images Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has thrown for 656 yards and two touchdowns in four games this season. Here's a quick look at 10 players to target off the waiver wire as we head into Week 11 of the fantasy season.... more

Byes: Cincinnati, Dallas, Tampa Bay, Washington. Team Injuries/Analysis Arizona Cardinals Injuries: QUESTIONABLE -- T Mike Gandy (ankle), CB Eric Green (knee), DE Travis LaBoy (groin), TE Ben Patrick (knee), TE Leonard Pope (ankle);... more

Donald Miralle / Getty Images LaDainian Tomlinson has struggled this season, but he has a good chance of returning to his old form in Week 10. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson... more

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images Aaron Rodgers has established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in fantasy football this season. Which quarterback should I start from Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan? -- J. Wanser, San Diego, Calif. Michael... more

Jim Mone / Associated Press Sage Rosenfels threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns against Minnesota in the absence of Matt Schaub. Here's a quick look at 10 fantasy players to target off the waiver wire heading into Week 10. Greg Camarillo,... more

Matt Sullivan/Getty Images Joe Flacco threw for 248 yards against the Cleveland Browns and has scored four touchdowns in his last two starts. Let's start off the week with a little fantasy football trivia. What did fantasy stars Jay Cutler,... more

October

Byes: Carolina, New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco. Team Injuries/Analysis Arizona Cardinals Injuries: OUT -- TE Leonard Pope (ankle); QUESTIONABLE -- TE Ben Patrick (knee), DE Travis LaBoy (groin), WR Early Doucet (groin), CB Eric... more

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner ranks an impressive fourth in fantasy points on NFL.com after eight weeks. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis Arizona Cardinals Kurt Warner Quarterback How... more

Jim Rogash/Getty Images Despite his recent struggles, Ronnie Brown is a solid starting option for fantasy leaguers this week. Which two running backs should I start from Ronnie Brown, Matt Forte and Maurice Jones-Drew? -- M. Dillman,... more

Steven Senne / Associated Press Donnie Avery has made a significant impact for fantasy leaguers in recent weeks. Here's a quick look at 10 fantasy players to target off the waiver wire as we head into Week 9. Shaun Alexander, RB,... more

Stu Forster/Getty Images LaDainian Tomlinson went overseas to reverse his fantasy fortunes, shining in front of the fans at Wembley Stadium. Everyone loses faith sometimes. It's human nature. So when LaDainian Tomlinson went three... more

Al Bello/Getty Images Thomas Jones had 113 scrimmage yards and one touchdown in his last game against the Chiefs. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis New York Jets Thomas Jones Running back Jones' matchup this week... more

Byes: Chicago, Denver, Green Bay, Minnesota. Team Injuries/Analysis Arizona Cardinals Injuries: OUT -- TE Leonard Pope (ankle); QUESTIONABLE -- WR Anquan Boldin (head), S Aaron Francisco (thigh), DE Travis LaBoy (groin), TE Ben Patrick... more

Jamie Squire/Getty Images Chris Johnson is on pace to rush for 1,464 yards with 11 total touchdowns. Which two running backs should I start from Marion Barber, Chris Johnson and Steve Slaton? -- C. Culpepper, Raleigh, N.C. Michael Fabiano:... more

Rick Stewart/Associated Press LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for a mere 41 yards and failed to score a touchdown in a loss to Buffalo. I've been dealing with a bit of a guilty conscience today. In all of my chats and mailbags last week, I told... more

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images Donnie Avery has become a much bigger part of the Rams offense in recent weeks. Here's a quick look at 10 fantasy players to target off the waiver wire as we head into Week 8. Donnie Avery, WR, St. Louis: Avery... more

Byes: Arizona, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Philadelphia. Team Injuries/Analysis Baltimore Ravens Injuries: OUT -- S Dawan Landry (neck), CB Samari Rolle (shoulder, neck), WR Yamon Figurs (knee), T Adam Terry (knee); QUESTIONABLE -- S Ed Reed... more

Marc Serota/Getty Images Brett Favre has thrown for 1,124 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis New York Jets Brett Favre Quarterback Favre is coming off a mediocre performance against... more

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Terrell Owens has been inconsistent, but he's still fifth in fantasy points among wide receivers on NFL.com. Which two running backs should I start from Marion Barber, Chris Johnson and Steve Slaton? They all have... more

Doug Benc/Associated Press Countless fantasy football owners have been reduced to starting Gus Frerotte this season. Matt Cassel is not a good fantasy quarterback. I said it every week leading up to Week 6, when he was slated to face San... more

Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images Jason Elam has re-emerged into one of the top kickers in fantasy football. Here's a quick look at 10 fantasy players to target off the waiver wire coming off of Week 6. Bernard Berrian, WR, Minnesota: Berrian... more

Byes: Buffalo, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Tennessee. Team Injuries/Analysis Arizona Cardinals Injuries: OUT -- WR Anquan Boldin (head); DOUBTFUL -- TE Ben Patrick (knee); QUESTIONABLE -- DE Bertrand Berry (groin), CB Eric Green (groin),... more

Chris Graythen/Getty Images Adrian Peterson has scored in just one of his last four games, but that should change against Detroit. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson Running back... more

Doug Benc/Getty Images LaDainian Tomlinson has scored four touchdowns this season, but he's averaging just 3.7 yards per carry. Which two running backs should I start from Ronnie Brown, Steven Jackson and LaDainian Tomlinson? Also, should I... more

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images DeAngelo Williams was a fantasy football superstar in Week 5. Here's a quick look at 10 fantasy players to target off the waiver wire as we head into Week 6. Marc Bulger, QB, St. Louis: Consider this a reminder... more

Jeff Chiu/Associated Press Randy Moss hauls in a 66-yard touchdown pass from Matt Cassel in a win over San Francisco. Matchups, matchups, matchups. Playing them right can be the difference between winning and losing in fantasy football. If... more

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Marion Barber has rushed for 311 yards and four touchdowns this season. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis Dallas Cowboys Marion Barber Running back Barber saw a mere eight carries last week in... more

Byes: Cleveland, New York Jets, Oakland, St. Louis. Team Injuries/Analysis Arizona Cardinals Injuries: OUT -- WR Anquan Boldin (head); DOUBTFUL -- DE Bert Berry (groin); QUESTIONABLE -- TE Leonard Pope (ankle), TE Jerame Tuman... more

Chris McGrath/Getty Images Brett Favre's six-TD performance came out of nowhere, but it was a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners. Mike, Brett Favre as a sit 'em last week! Not good. Glad I played him instead of Kerry Collins! (I'm a big... more

September

Chris McGrath/Getty Images Brett Favre threw six touchdowns in a game for the first time in his career. The weather outside was frightful. Well, at least it was until a few hours before the start of the Cardinals-Jets game at Giants Stadium.... more

Here's 10 fantasy players to target off the waiver wire heading into Week 5. Steve Breaston, WR, Arizona: Breaston posted a team-high nine catches for 122 yards in a 56-35 loss to the New York Jets. If Anquan Boldin is forced to miss any time after his... more

Byes: Detroit, Indianapolis, Miami, New England, New York Giants, Seattle. Team Injuries/Analysis Arizona Cardinals Injuries: OUT -- DE Bertrand Berry (groin); DOUBTFUL -- TE Jerame Tuman (hamstring); QUESTIONABLE -- WR Sean Morey... more

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Reggie Bush will be the centerpiece of the Saints' offensive attack this week. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis New Orleans Saints Reggie Bush Running back Bush has been an absolute beast in... more

Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images J.T. O'Sullivan has a ton of starting value this week with six teams on a bye. I know you always suggest that people to start their studs, but I'm having a hard time deciding between Ben Roethlisberger and J.T.... more

Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images Anquan Boldin is off to a fast start for fantasy owners this season. "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together...mass hysteria!" -- Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters . Ok, so the strange start to this season... more

Here's a quick look at 10 fantasy players to target off the waiver wire heading into Week 4. Antonio Bryant, WR, Tampa Bay: Bryant made some serious noise in the absence of Joey Galloway with 10 catches and 138 yards in an overtime win over the Chicago... more

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Brandon Marshall exploded for 18 catches, 166 yards and one touchdown last week. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis Denver Broncos Brandon Marshall Wide receiver Are we a week late with this... more

Fantasy injury report Week 3 September 19, 2008

Byes: None Team Injuries/Analysis Arizona Cardinals Injuries: DOUBTFUL -- TE Jerame Tuman (hamstring); QUESTIONABLE -- DE Travis LaBoy (ankle); PROBABLE -- WR Steve Breaston (hamstring), T Levi Brown (knee), DT Gabe Watson (knee).... more

Jim Rogash/Getty Images There are no guarantees with Randy Moss now that Matt Cassel at the helm of the Patriots' offense. Should I start Randy Moss or Steve Smith in Week 2? -- M. Liszewski, Fremont, Calif. Michael Fabiano: I can't... more

I have to chuckle when I see other fantasy experts rating their predictions week in and week out. I've never been one to boast about who's right and who's wrong in the business (unless you call Eli Manning a sleeper against the St. Louis Rams...come... more

The first week of the season saw a number of solid performances from running backs. In fact, a total of five runners finished in the top 10 in fantasy points on NFL.com. What a difference a week makes. There wasn't a single back in the top 10 in Week... more

Here's a quick look at 10 fantasy players to target off the waiver wire after Week 2. Bills defense: The Bills defense has produced two consecutive solid performances for fantasy owners, so it's time to consider it a viable option in all formats. The... more

Fantasy injury report Week 2 September 14, 2008

Byes: Baltimore, Houston Team Injuries/Analysis Arizona Cardinals Injuries: Doubtful -- TE Jerame Tuman (hamstring); Questionable -- DT Gabe Watson (knee); Probable -- DT Alan Branch (ankle). Analysis: No significant injuries.... more

Paul Sancya/Associated Press Ryan Grant (25) averaged 7.7 yards per carry in last week's win over the Minnesota Vikings. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis Green Bay Packers Ryan Grant Running back The Packers have... more

Andy Lyons/Getty Images Matt Forte rushed for 123 yards and 1 touchdown in his regular-season debut. I'm not sure who to start this week between Joseph Addai and Matt Forte. I sat Forte last week only to see him explode against Indianapolis,... more

Here's a quick look at 10 players who should be targeted from off the waiver wire this week. Matt Cassel, QB, New England: NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports that Tom Brady is out for the season with a severe knee injury, so it looks like Cassel will... more

The loss of Tom Brady for the rest of 2008 was without question the most notable event of the opening week, but it wasn't the lone event that affects fantasy football. In fact, there was a significant trend that was the exact opposite of how a lot of... more

The world of fantasy football took an enormous hit this weekend, as Tom Brady sustained a severe left knee injury that will force him to miss the rest of the season. Last season's fantasy hero, Brady threw for over 4,800 yards and recorded 52 total... more

Fantasy injury report Week 1 September 05, 2008

Byes: None Sept. 7-8 Team Injuries/Analysis Arizona Cardinals Doubtful -- DT Alan Branch (ankle), C Al Johnson (knee), DT Gabe Watson (knee); Questionable -- TE Jerame Tuman (hamstring); Probable -- T Mike Gandy (knee), TE Ben Patrick... more

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Marion Barber should find the end zone at least once against the Cleveland Browns. Start of the Week Team Player Analysis Dallas Cowboys Marion Barber Running back There might not be a more underrated... more

Doug Benc/Getty Images Marshawn Lynch will be the centerpiece of Buffalo's offensive attack. There was a huge run on top-end running backs in my draft, so I ended up with Marshawn Lynch, Matt Forte, Michael Turner and Selvin Young. Do you see... more

August

If you want to have the most successful fantasy football draft possible, it's more than just knowing player values and potential sleepers and busts. You also need an intimate knowledge of the bye weeks. Listed in the left column of Table 1 are the... more

Marc Serota/Getty Images Dolphins running back Ricky Williams has rushed for 1,000 or more yards four times at the NFL level. The NFL's regular season is almost upon us (insert cheers and rah rahs here!), so it's time to look at which players... more

The value of running backs did lose some of its steam last season, but it remains the most important position in fantasy football. That will be evident in the first two rounds of drafts, which will be littered with superstar runners like LaDainian... more

Michael Fabiano breaks down all the offseason player movement and examines the fantasy implications. Quarterbacks Team Player Analysis New Orleans Saints Mark Brunell Once considered a solid No. 1 fantasy quarterback, Brunell has seen... more

The term "bust" is the ugliest four-letter word in fantasy football. Of course, owners who drafted Shaun Alexander or Larry Johnson last season probably used other four-letters words to describe their decision. But whether or not a player is actually a... more

There has been some debate in the world of fantasy football about the difference between a breakout candidate and a sleeper, but it's not that difficult to understand. Breakouts differ from sleepers in that the latter are defined as less-prominent... more

The word "sleeper" has several definitions. But in the world of fantasy football, it refers to a player who comes out of nowhere and exceeds statistical expectations. The 2007 NFL season was a virtual cornucopia of sleepers, as Derek Anderson, David... more

The NFL's regular-season schedule is right around the corner, as the Washington Redskins and New York Giants will soon do battle at Giants Stadium. With the season so close at hand, fantasy drafts will be rampant across the world over the next week. In... more

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images There's a chance Chris Taylor could see a prominent role in Houston. There are several backfields that are destined to give fantasy footballers headaches all season. The one in Houston is high on that list.... more

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Peyton Manning threw for 4,040 yards and scored 34 total touchdowns last season. The status of Peyton Manning has been a huge topic of conversation in fantasy football circles in recent weeks. The All-Pro... more

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Kurt Warner threw for 3,417 yards and scored 28 total touchdowns last season. Does Rudi Johnson have much draft value this season? What do you think will happen with the quarterback situation in Arizona? Also, what... more

Greg Trott/Getty Images Frank Gore caught 53 passes and rushed for 1,102 yards and five touchdowns last season. The third week of the preseason is the most significant if you're a fantasy football fanatic, because it's the week when coaches... more

It's human nature for fantasy football owners to have short memories. But that "what have you done for me lately" attitude is exactly how potential draft values are conceived. Simply because a player failed to meet statistical expectations, suffered... more

The vast majority of rookies will fail to make much statistical noise in fantasy football, but there are a select few with skills and abilities to make an immediate impact. Whether it's been Edgerrin James, Adrian Peterson, Clinton Portis, Anquan Boldin... more

Running backs take more physical punishment than any other offensive skill position, so it's no shock that some tend to break down once they close in on the age of 30. Throughout the history of the NFL, even the best backs have seen their numbers fall... more

Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Steven Jackson rushed for 1,002 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games last season. Fantasy footballers should remember this date: Aug. 20, 2008. It was the day that Steven Jackson decided to end his 27-day holdout... more

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Reggie Wayne had the best fantasy season of his NFL career last season I have the No. 9 overall selection in a 12-team draft. What positions should I target? I was thinking about going after a running back in the... more

Al Bello/Getty Images Thomas Jones recorded 28 receptions, 1,336 scrimmage yards and two total touchdowns last season. Why aren't more people on the Thomas Jones bandwagon after the addition of Brett Favre? He's an everydown back with a much... more

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images Peyton Manning threw for 4,040 yards and scored 34 total touchdowns last season. Peyton Manning appears to be on schedule in his recovery from surgery to remove an infected bursa sac from his left knee, but there... more

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images T.J. Houshmandzadeh (84) and Chad Johnson (85) are both dealing with preseason injuries. Chad Johnson went up for a pass from Carson Palmer during the first offensive series of Sunday night's preseason contest... more

Depth chart battles in training camp are one of the most important things to monitor if you're a fantasy football enthusiast. So with the first round of preseason contests over and three weeks left until kickoff, it's time to take a look at some of the... more

Depth chart battles in training camp are one of the most important things to monitor if you're a fantasy football enthusiast. So with the first round of preseason contests over and three weeks left until kickoff, it's time to take a look at some of the... more

Schedule analysis can also be valuable in the world of fantasy football. Rather than calculate wins and losses, we've added up the opposition's 2007 defensive rank against the pass and the run. For example, if a team has Minnesota (32nd vs. pass) and... more

Scott Boehm/Associated Press Aaron Rodgers looked like a polished veteran in his preseason debut for the Green Bay Packers. Lost in all the Brett Favre madness over the past several weeks is a quarterback named Aaron Rodgers. The new... more

Rob Carr/Associated Press Willis McGahee has seen limited work in training camp because of a tender left knee. Willis McGahee's left knee has been a problem throughout training camp. So when word came down that he needs an arthroscopic... more

Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Brett Favre is trading in his Green Bay green and yellow for the green and white of the New York Jets. The Brett Favre saga is finally over. The Green Bay Packers have traded the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback... more

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Willie Parker rushed for an impressive 1,316 yards last season, but he scored just two touchdowns. Willie Parker was seen as a surefire first-round selection in all fantasy football drafts last season. But after... more

Rogelio V. Solis/AP Deuce McAllister is coming back from his second reconstructive knee surgery in three years. Marshall Faulk. Gale Sayers. LaDainian Tomlinson. Those were just of a few of the running backs that Reggie Bush was being... more

Schedule analysis can also be valuable in the world of fantasy football. Rather than calculate wins and losses, we've added up the opposition's 2007 defensive rank against the pass and the run. For example, if a team has Miami (32nd vs. run) and Oakland... more

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Ben Roethlisberger was one of the top quarterbacks in fantasy football last season. I'm in a 10-team keeper league and need to retain two players from Ben Roethlisberger, Edgerrin James, Thomas Jones, Jamal Lewis,... more

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Steve Smith recorded 87 receptions, 1,002 yards and seven touchdowns last season. Steve Smith is one of the top 10 wide receivers in fantasy football. Well, at least he was until he engaged in a violent... more

Scott Almquist/AP Antonio Gates has averaged over 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns over the past three seasons. Unless you're new to the National Football League and fantasy football, you probably know that Antonio Gates is the king of the... more

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images The Houston Texans sized up their divisional competition and selected DE Mario Williams in 2005. In the 2006 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans were lambasted for taking Mario Williams ahead of Reggie Bush with the first... more

July

Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Selvin Young's value is on the rise, but he's still no lock to be Denver's featured back this season. Whenever a new face emerges in the Denver Broncos backfield, it attracts fantasy football owners like a blue... more

Ben Margot/AP Darren McFadden will be the first rookie selected in most fantasy football drafts. Are there any rookies out there this season who can make the same sort of impact as Adrian Peterson ? Thanks! -- T. Hunter, North Dakota... more

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Edgerrin James rushed for 1,222 yards and seven touchdowns in Arizona last season. Edgerrin James doesn't believe his level of production will suddenly fall just because he's turning 30 this week. Really, he can't... more

Jim Rogash/Getty Images Laurence Maroney remains the starter in New England, but the addition of LaMont Jordan hurts his value. Laurence Maroney was considered a potential breakout candidate in fantasy football this season. But after the... more

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Calvin Johnson recorded 48 receptions, 756 yards and four touchdowns in his rookie season. Do you think Calvin Johnson will become an elite fantasy wide receiver in his second NFL season, much like Larry... more

Fantasy football owners love it when their wide receivers record 150 yards and one touchdown. But the true test of a player's value exists not in one performance but in his level of consistent production. With that in mind, we've examined which... more

Fantasy football owners love it when their tight end records 80 yards and one touchdown. But the true test of a player's value exists not in one performance but in his level of consistent production. With that in mind, we've examined which players were... more

While a great number of fantasy football leagues are seasonal, keeper leagues have become much more popular across the fantasy landscape in recent seasons. These leagues are more in-depth and include a greater long-term commitment. Rather than base... more

Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Torry Holt has averaged 99.8 receptions and scored a combined 48 touchdowns since 2003. Where does Torry Holt belong on draft boards? What do you expect from him this season? -- D. Gill, Pittsburgh, Pa. Michael... more

Fantasy football owners love it when their defense finds the end zone and creates multiple turnovers and sacks. But the true test of a player's value exists not in one performance but in his level of consistent production. With that in mind, we've... more

Fantasy football owners love it when their kickers boot three field goals and double-digit points. But the true test of a player's value exists not in one performance but in his level of consistent production. With that in mind, we've examined which... more

Fantasy football owners love it when their running backs rush for 150 yards and two touchdowns. But the true test of a player's value exists not in one performance but in his level of consistent production. With that in mind, we've examined which... more

Fantasy football owners love it when their quarterback throws for 350 yards and four touchdowns. But the true test of a player's value exists not in one performance but in his level of consistent production. With that in mind, we've examined which... more

While a great number of fantasy football leagues are seasonal, keeper leagues have become much more popular across the fantasy landscape in recent seasons. These leagues are more in-depth and include a greater long-term commitment. Rather than base... more

While a great number of fantasy football leagues are seasonal, keeper leagues have become much more popular across the fantasy landscape in recent seasons. These leagues are more in-depth and include a greater long-term commitment. Rather than base... more

While a great number of fantasy football leagues are seasonal, keeper leagues have become much more popular across the fantasy landscape in recent seasons. These leagues are more in-depth and include a greater long-term commitment. Rather than base... more

June

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Devin Hester (23) will see more time at the wide receiver position for Chicago this season. Hi Michael, I'm in a standard NFL.com league and drafted a solid set of receivers that includes Dwayne Bowe, Bobby... more

Success in fantasy football is all about information, knowledge, research and sometimes experimentation. Back when I was with CBS, I would abandon the usual "take a running back in the first round" strategy and experiment with another approach in at... more

Success in the NFL can be difficult to achieve unless a team works together as a cohesive unit. After all, pro football is the ultimate team sport. In the world of fantasy football, we cheer for heroes such as Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, LaDainian... more

Next page >>> Tuesday, June 24, 2008 The Mike Martz effect I have long been a follower of trends when it comes to the world of fantasy football. It's always been an interesting and legitimate tool in the determination of a player's overall draft... more

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Antonio Cromartie is a stud cornerback, but won't be considered an elite option in most IDP leagues. Hi Michael, I was reading through your IDP rankings for defensive backs , and I didn't see Antonio Cromartie,... more

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Marion Barber has scored 28 total touchdowns over the past two seasons. I'm in a 12-team PPR league that also rewards points for passing attempts, completions and rushing attempts. I can retain two from Peyton... more

Chris Trotman/Getty Images Derek Anderson threw for 3,787 yards with 29 touchdown passes last season. What sort of numbers can Derek Anderson produce in Cleveland this season? Is he the real deal or a one-season wonder? I feel like he's a bit... more

Streeter Lecka /Getty Images Tom Brady's incredible 2007 season ended with a "Giant" thud in Super Bowl XLII.   Tom Brady is the Golden Boy, the new Stetson man, a three-time Super Bowl champion and the significant other of Victoria's Secret... more

Hey Michael, I love reading your opinions and strategies, most of which I agree with. I was curious to know how running backs usually fair in the season following a bad knee injury (or surgery). I'm referring of course to Ronnie Brown, Reggie Bush, Deuce... more

May

Fantasy footballers want all the information possible to help determine the stock of running backs. Whether it's trends, depth-chart movement or personnel changes, there are a number of different components that can affect a runner's value. An... more

The Denver backfield has been a good place to find fantasy sleepers and studs in the past, but what does the addition of Michael Pittman do to the value of Travis Henry, Selvin Young and Ryan Torain? Is it better to avoid these backs altogether now? --... more

With most of the top free agents signed and the rookie draft over, fantasy football owners now know what most NFL rosters will look like heading into the 2008 season. As a result, here's the May version of our one-man, three-round mock draft. While the... more

Who are the top defensive units in fantasy football for 2008? What about sleepers or busts? -- T. Rossini Michael Fabiano: With DE Jared Allen now on the roster, it's hard not to love the Vikings defense next season. I have them ranked first ahead of... more

Michael Fabiano breaks down all the latest team news and notes and examines the fantasy implications. Team Player Analysis St. Louis Rams Steven Jackson Running back The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Rams have not approached... more

I saw your sleepers column and noticed Shaun Hill was the lone quarterback on the list. What about John Beck or Aaron Rodgers? -- C. Livermore, Green Bay, Wis. Michael Fabiano: When I put that column together, I wanted to avoid some of the more... more

NFL.com's Michael Fabiano breaks down the AFC North rookies and all the fantasy implications. Team Top pick Analysis Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco QB, Delaware The Ravens traded up in the first round to land Flacco, who is seen as their... more

Which rookie quarterback has the most long-term fantasy value? -- B. Lazaruk, Canada Michael Fabiano: Ask any NFL general manager, and he'll tell you it can be impossible to predict the success of a quarterback at the pro level. In fact, it seems that... more

NFL.com's Michael Fabiano breaks down the NFC East rookies and all the fantasy implications. Team Top pick Analysis Dallas Cowboys Felix Jones RB, Arkansas Jones is a perfect complement for incumbent starter Marion Barber and should... more

NFL.com's Michael Fabiano breaks down the NFC North rookies and all the fantasy implications. Team Top pick Analysis Chicago Bears Chris Williams OT, Vanderbilt The Bears needed to improve their offensive line in the draft, and the... more

NFL.com's Michael Fabiano breaks down the NFC South rookies and all the fantasy implications. Team Top pick Analysis Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan QB, Boston College The Falcons selected their franchise quarterback in Ryan, who has some... more

NFL.com's Michael Fabiano breaks down the NFC West rookies and all the fantasy implications. Team Top pick Analysis Arizona Cardinals Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB, Tennessee St. Rodgers-Cromartie will have a legitimate chance to... more

We're less than one week from the 2008 NFL Draft. It's one of the most important events on the NFL schedule, as teams attempt to find the next Peyton Manning, LaDainian Tomlinson or Joe Thomas and avoid the Ryan Leafs, Ki-Jana Carters and Tony... more

NFL.com's Michael Fabiano breaks down the AFC East rookies and all the fantasy implications. Team Top pick Analysis Buffalo Bills Leodis McKelvin CB, Troy McKelvin was the first cornerback selected in the draft and will be looked on... more

NFL.com's Michael Fabiano breaks down the AFC South rookies and all the fantasy implications. Team Top pick Analysis Houston Texans Duane Brown OT, Virginia Tech The Texans took Brown, a converted tight end, in the first round to... more

April

I'm in a keeper league that allows us to retain three players, but we lose the round of the players we hold. I have Adrian Peterson (first round), Randy Moss (third round), Reggie Wayne (fourth round) and Jamal Lewis (fifth round). I realize A.P. and... more

With all of this talk about the NFL Draft, it's natural for fantasy football owners to get a little bit fired up for another NFL season. Being a fan of historical facts and statistical success, I decided to do a little research and create the first-ever... more

NFL.com's Michael Fabiano breaks down the AFC West rookies and all the fantasy implications. Team Top pick Analysis Denver Broncos Ryan Clady OT, Boise State Clady was considered one of the top offensive tackles in the draft, and... more

I used my first-round draft pick on Larry Johnson last season. As a lot of fantasy owners know, he was an enormous disappointment. Is it a mistake to take a chance on a rookie such as Darren McFadden ahead a back like Johnson or Steven Jackson in 2008? Do... more

In a move that shouldn't come as a shock to fantasy football owners, the Seattle Seahawks have decided to release Shaun Alexander after eight seasons with the team. Whether it was age, injuries, the loss of OG Steve Hutchinson or some combination of the... more

In what was a surprise announcement, Steve McNair decided to retire from the National Football League. From a fantasy perspective, the 13-year veteran out of Alcorn State had a slow start to his career. He sat behind Chris Chandler for his first two... more

What's the latest on Cincinnati's backfield situation? I still need to make a decision on Edgerrin James or Rudi Johnson in our 12-team keeper league. Thanks! -- L. Calabrese, New York, N.Y. Michael Fabiano: Johnson, 28, has recovered from the injured... more

The name Jake Delhomme doesn't incite a lot of excitement in fantasy football. The veteran out of Louisiana-Lafayette was buried on the New Orleans depth chart for the first five seasons of his NFL career, and he didn't have much value until he went to... more

I'm in a 10-team IDP keeper league and need to retain two defenders from Chad Greenway, David Harris, Aaron Kampman and Patrick Willis. Suggestions? -- L. Martin, St. Louis, Mo. Michael Fabiano: Willis had an incredible rookie season in San Francisco... more

Derek Anderson. Earnest Graham. Ryan Grant. These players were three of the top sleepers of the 2007 fantasy football season. Owners who were able to land one of these free-agent treasures off waivers increased their chances to climb to the top of the... more

If Chris Henry were a cat, well in this case a Bengal, he would now have used up all nine of his NFL lives. The Cincinnati Bengals were swift with their decision to release the controversial Henry, who has found himself in trouble with the law once... more

What sort of value will Joseph Addai have in 2008? I owned him in a seasonal league last season -- he was solid at first but faded out in the second half. I also feel like there's concern with the Indianapolis Colts clinching the postseason sooner than... more

I'm in a keeper league that rewards running backs points for catches. I need to retain one of the following: Frank Gore, Marshawn Lynch or Steve Smith. I also need to keep two from Ryan Grant, Michael Turner and Marques Colston. Who will produce the best... more

March

Many of the top free agents have signed contracts in recent weeks, so it's time to examine all of the fantasy football fallout. With that in mind, here's the March versions of our one-man, three-round mock draft for the 2008 season. Each numbered... more

Hey Michael, I just joined an IDP league that rewards more points for sacks than the rest of the defensive categories. Which defenders should I target for the 2008 season based on this scoring system? Thanks! -- L. Truitt, Syracuse, N.Y. Michael... more

Rookies can become valuable assets in the land of fantasy football, as the likes of Vince Young, Adrian Peterson and Marques Colston have showed in recent season. Overall, however, most of the impact rookies tend to come out of the running back... more

There has been a clear and concise shift in the value of running backs in recent seasons, as NFL teams have leaned less on one featured runner and more on backfield committees. As a result, it's important to keep close tabs on the position as a whole... more

Michael, what do you think about the quarterback position in San Francisco? I like Shaun Hill, but will Alex Smith remain the starter in 2008? -- C. McConnell, Winder, Ga. Michael Fabiano: We might have to add a third name to the San Francisco... more

Fantasy football enthusiasts can have short memories. We remember the heroics of Tom Brady, LaDainian Tomlinson and Terrell Owens last season, but we tend to forget about the prominent players that had down seasons due to injuries or other intangibles.... more

Free-agent movement has been rampant around the NFL in recent weeks, so the obvious focus of fantasy football enthusiasts has been on the players that have moved to new cities or will remain with their current teams . However, several players that have... more

Michael, I am in a 10-team, PPR keeper league and plan to retain Peyton Manning. However, I'm not sure which running back to retain from Ronnie Brown, Ryan Grant, Steven Jackson and Larry Johnson. Suggestions? -- G. Guerra, Imlay City, Mich. Michael... more

The end of an era has come in Titletown. Brett Favre, the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns, has decided to retire after an illustrious 17-year career. His departure from Green Bay has sent shockwaves through both the pro... more

February

I need to retain three players from Ryan Grant, Larry Johnson, Andre Johnson and Steve Smith. I think the two running backs are the most obvious keepers, so which wideout should I retain? -- D. Pittman, Rochester, N.Y. Michael Fabiano: I would agree... more

Countless fantasy enthusiasts are now entrenched in their basketball and hockey leagues and preparing for baseball drafts, but football is never far from their minds. The NFL is now a 365-day-a-year obsession. That's obvious in the extended and in-depth... more

What sort of fantasy impact will Darren McFadden have in his rookie season? Can he be the next Adrian Peterson? -- W. Hurley, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Michael Fabiano: McFadden has all the skills and abilities to make a serious impact for fantasy... more

I will retain Marshawn Lynch for next season, but I also need to keep two players out of Ryan Grant, Terrell Owens and Reggie Wayne. Help! -- Tom, Albuquerque, N.M. Michael Fabiano: It's hard not to retain Grant after he showed such immense potential... more

With the Pro Bowl in the rearview mirror, the 2007 NFL season is now finished and the start of what should be an interesting offseason begins. With that in mind, it's time for us to start our monthly one-man, three-round mock draft for the 2008 fantasy... more

Did the impressive postseason numbers of Eli Manning raise his value in fantasy football drafts for 2008, or is he still a middle-of-the-road quarterback? -- J. T. Michaels, Atlanta, Ga. Michael Fabiano: One of the heroes of Super Bowl XLII, Manning... more

The word dominant is defined as "most important, powerful or influential." In the NFL, dominant at the wide receiver position can be defined with two words: Jerry Rice. In our research of the greatest statistical seasons based on fantasy points in the... more

Some people believe in curses, jinxes, hexes and the such, and some don't. But whether it's the Madden cover curse, the Sports Illustrated cover curse or the now defunct "Curse of the Bambino," it's still fun to point out odd trends that could allow us... more

The combatants for Super Bowl XLII have been decided, as Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will face Eli Manning and the upset-minded New York Giants in what could be an historical championship contest. In an effort to combine two of the greatest... more

From Eric Dickerson in the 1980's, Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith in the 1990's and Marshall Faulk, Priest Holmes and LaDainian Tomlinson in the current era, running backs have thrilled us on the gridiron with their elusiveness, immense speed and graceful... more

Super Bowl XLII will be remembered as one of the greatest championship contests in NFL history, as the New York Giants shocked the world with a 17-14 win over the previously undefeated New England Patriots. This memorable performance will forever live in... more

How did Kurt Warner (Super Bowl XXXIV) not make your list of the top fantasy performances in a Super Bowl? What about Franco Harris (Super Bowl XIV)? I love the concept, I just think you missed the mark on these two players! -- J. Graham, Grand Forks,... more

January

The value of wide receivers has increased in fantasy football in recent seasons, so it's no shock that two of the past two Super Bowl MVPs have come at the position. A total of six wide receivers have won a Super Bowl MVP award and 30 players have... more

Running backs have been considered the lifeblood of fantasy football, but a select few have found immense statistical success in the Super Bowl. In fact, a mere seven backs have won the MVP honor in 41 championships -- quarterbacks have won the award 21... more

Success in the NFL can be difficult to achieve unless a team works together as a cohesive unit. After all, pro football is the ultimate team sport. In the world of fantasy football, we cheer for heroes such as Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, LaDainian... more

Success in the NFL can be difficult to achieve unless a team works together as a cohesive unit. After all, pro football is the ultimate team sport. In the world of fantasy football, we cheer for heroes such as Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, LaDainian... more

It seems like a lot of owners were burned or disappointed with their No. 1 running back this season (Frank Gore, Steven Jackson, Larry Johnson). I know you can't predict injuries, but would it be foolish to take a chance on an up and comer like Ryan Grant... more

I need to retain two players from Ronnie Brown, Ryan Grant and Larry Johnson. I read your keeper column on runners and didn't see Brown's name. Was it because he was injured? I also have Greg Jennings, Chad Johnson and Brandon Marshall. Who should I... more

The following is a list of injured players for Divisional Weekend (Jan. 12-13) and all the fantasy implications: Jan. 12 Green Bay Packers Questionable: CB Will Blackmon (foot); Probable: LB Nick Barnett (hamstring), WR Greg Jennings... more

I need to retain two running backs from Shaun Alexander, Willie Parker, Clinton Portis or LenDale White. Suggestions? Also, what sort of numbers do you predict for Steve Smith in 2008? -- R. Tansey, Merrimack, N.H. Michael Fabiano: Alexander's value... more

One of the most vital components to success in the world of fantasy football is diligence on the waiver wire. That was never more evident in what was an unpredictable 2007 season. Injuries and depth chart changes altered the value of several players... more

The following is a list of injured players for Wild Card Weekend (Jan. 5-6) and all the fantasy implications: Jan. 5 Jacksonville Jaguars Out: LB Mike Peterson (hand), RB LaBrandon Toefield (ankle); Probable: CB Aaron Glenn (ankle), DT Grady... more

  QUARTERBACKS # Player Team 1. Tom Brady New England 2. Tony Romo Dallas 3. Peyton Manning Indianapolis 4. David Garrard Jacksonville 5. Brett Favre Green Bay 6. Matt Hasselbeck Seattle 7. Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh 8. Eli Manning N.Y.... more

I know that running backs have been the prominent players selected in the first round of most fantasy football drafts, but will that change after the emergence of stud quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Tony Romo? -- J. Carter, Boston, Mass. Michael... more

The 2007 Guru Awards January 02, 2008

Even though the fantasy season is at an end in most cases (you can still sign up for our Playoff Challenge ) , we here at NFL.com will continue to cover fantasy football 24.7. We'll have rank lists, keeper information, season reviews for all the fantasy... more

December
Fantasy injury report Week 17 December 28, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 17 (Dec. 29-30) and all the fantasy implications: Dec. 29 New England Patriots Doubtful: TE Kyle Brady (foot), RB Kyle Eckel (stomach); Questionable: T Nick Kaczur (foot), S Willie Andrews... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 17 December 28, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

Exclusive Week 17 fantasy tips December 27, 2007

Tony Romo has been my No. 1 quarterback all season, but I'm worried that he won't play much in Week 17. Should I start Romo or either Shaun Hill or Vince Young? -- J.C., Atlanta, Ga. Michael Fabiano: With an injured thumb on his right hand and nothing... more

Tony Romo has been my No. 1 quarterback all season, but I'm worried that he won't play much in Week 17. Should I start Romo or either Shaun Hill or Vince Young? -- J.C., Atlanta, Ga. Michael Fabiano: With an injured thumb on his right hand and nothing... more

The 2007 fantasy football season is all but finished, and it ended much like it started: Quarterbacks continued to dominate the stat sheets. Seven of the top 10 performances of the week came from signal-callers, one of which didn't even start for his... more

Week 16 inactives December 24, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 16 (Dec. 20-24) and all the fantasy implications: Dec. 23, 8:00pm EST Denver Broncos Inactives: QB Darrell Hackney (3rd QB), WR Brandon Stokley, WR Taylor Jacobs, RB Mike Bell , LB Ian Gold,... more

The 2007 fantasy football season is all but finished, and it ended much like it started: Quarterbacks continued to dominate the stat sheets. Seven of the top 10 performances of the week came from signal-callers, one of which didn't even start for his... more

¬Ľ Well folks, that's all for the final two-minute drill of the season. Again, we will continue to run our fantasy football content all this week for those owners who play out the entire season. We'll also be doing the most in-depth offseason coverage on... more

Fantasy injury report Week 16 December 22, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 16 (Dec. 20-24) and all the fantasy implications: Dec. 22 Carolina Panthers Inactives: QB Vinny Testaverde (3rd QB), WR Drew Carter, DB Patrick Dendy, LB James Anderson, G Evan Mathis, T... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 16 December 20, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

Mike, I'm in a league that starts two quarterbacks and two running backs. I have to start two from Derek Anderson, Tom Brady and Kurt Warner at quarterback and Earnest Graham, Ryan Grant and Fred Taylor at running back. Which players should I start? --... more

The New England Patriots seem destined for a Super Bowl championship this season. The same can't be said of fantasy footballers who have Tom Brady on their roster. In what has to be one of the most unbelievable turn of events in fantasy football... more

The top news from this past week surrounded the failures of Tom Brady and Tony Romo, who combined to score fewer fantasy points on NFL.com than Brodie Croyle! Brady did little in bad weather against the Jets, as the offensive attack focused on Laurence... more

Week 15 inactives December 17, 2007

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 15 (December 13-17) and all the fantasy implications: Dec. 17, 8:30pm EST Chicago Bears Inactives: QB Rex Grossman (3rd QB) , SAF Josh Gattis , LB Darrell McClover , G Josh Beekman , DT... more

The top news from this past week surrounded the failures of Tom Brady and Tony Romo, who combined to score fewer fantasy points on NFL.com than Brodie Croyle! Brady did little in bad weather against the New York Jets, as the offensive attack focused on... more

Here's one word to describe Week 15: Unpredictable. It what has been a bizarre season in the world of fantasy football, the two most productive players (Tom Brady, Tony Romo) combined to score 10 fewer points than Brodie Croyle in what was the... more

Well folks that's all for this week. be sure to check out the Fantasy rewind later tonight and the season's final edition of the Fantasy Monday morning quarterback tomorrow morning. And a note to all you Tom Brady owners -- please say away from sharp... more

Fantasy injury report Week 15 December 15, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 15 (Dec. 13-17) and all the fantasy implications: Dec. 15 Cincinnati Bengals Out: DE Frostee Rucker, WR Marcus Maxwell, CB David Jones, C Dan Santucci, TE Nate Lawrie, OT Willie Anderson, LB... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 15 December 13, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

Exclusive Week 15 fantasy tips December 12, 2007

Carson Palmer has fallen apart over the past two weeks, so should I sit him in Week 15 and start Philip Rivers? -- C. King, N/A M.F.: Palmer has been brutal in starts against Pittsburgh and St. Louis, but the weather was awful in both contests. Rain and... more

Hey Mike, should I start San Diego's defense in Week 15 even with Shawne Merriman out? I can add Arizona or Denver. Atlanta, Carolina, Cleveland, Houston, Kansas City, New Orleans, N.Y. Jets, Oakland, San Francisco, St. Louis and Washington are also... more

"The fantasy football team you draft is almost never the same fantasy football team you have once the postseason hits." That statement has never been more true than in this season, as numerous prominent players have been sidelined due to injuries and a... more

The top news from this past week surrounded quarterbacks, as a total of five different signal-callers threw four touchdown passes in their respective contests. The week was a true microcosm of the entire season, as quarterbacks have become the dominant... more

Inactives Week 14 December 10, 2007

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 14 (December 9-10) and all the fantasy implications: Dec. 3, 8:30pm EST Atlanta Falcons Inactives: QB Joey Harrington (3rd QB), RB Artose Pinner, S Jimmy Williams, CB Antoine Harris, G... more

The top news from this past week surrounded quarterbacks, as a total of five different signal-callers threw four touchdown passes in their respective contests. The week was a true microcosm of the entire season, as quarterbacks have become the dominant... more

Here's a line that fantasy football owners have to be familiar with by now: Quarterbacks dominated the stat sheets around the NFL. Believe it or not, but a total of five quarterbacks threw four touchdown passes, one of which was active in less than five... more

¬Ľ Well folks, that's all for Week 14. I hope everyone found success in the first round of the fantasy football postseason! Be sure to check out the Fantasy rewind later tonight and the Fantasy Monday morning quarterback tomorrow morning. Good night! ¬Ľ... more

Fantasy injury report Week 14 December 07, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 14 (Dec. 6-10) and all the fantasy implications: Dec. 9-10 Arizona Cardinals Out: S Aaron Francisco (calf), DE Ross Kolodziej (quadriceps); Questionable: WR Anquan Boldin (toe), WR Larry... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 14 December 06, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

I can't believe it, but we're headed into the first week of the fantasy football postseason. Time flies, huh? With the Wild Card weekend in fantasy football on the slate, now is the time to discuss some of the guidelines and rules to finding that... more

Exclusive Week 14 fantasy tips December 05, 2007

Randy Moss is being double- and tripled-teamed every week, so his numbers have been down a bit. Should I consider reserving him for a hot wide receiver like Hines Ward or Roddy White? --J. Flynn, Coconut Creek, Fla. Michael Fabiano: It's true that Ward... more

Randy Moss is being double- and tripled-team every week, so his numbers have been down a bit. Should I consider reserving him for a hot wide receiver like Hines Ward or Roddy White? --J. Flynn, Coconut Creek, Fla. Michael Fabiano: It's true that Ward... more

By Michael Fabiano The top news from this past weekend surrounded two quarterbacks that weren't even on the radar in fantasy football drafts. Those two quarterbacks also happened to be brothers. Luke (25 points) and Josh (23 points) McCown both saw... more

Week 13 inactives December 03, 2007

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 13 (December 2-3) and all the fantasy implications: Dec. 3, 8:30pm EST Baltimore Ravens Inactives: RB Mike Anderson, DB Gerome Sapp, T Jared Gaither, TE Todd Heap, WR Demetrius Williams, LB... more

The top news from this past weekend surrounded two quarterbacks that weren't even on the radar in fantasy football drafts. Those two quarterbacks also happened to be brothers. Luke (25 points) and Josh (23 points) McCown both saw prominent roles in... more

Remember the "Summer of George" episode on Seinfeld ? Well, it wasn't as long as a summer, but this was the "Weekend of McCown" in the National Football League. The McCown brothers, Josh and Luke, made some real noise in the box scores as both saw... more

That's all for this week, folks. Be sure to check out the Fantasy rewind later tonight and our fantasy football version of the Monday morning quarterback tomorrow. Have a great night! ¬Ľ Jerramy Stevens scores on a 4-yard pass from Luke McCown with :14... more

November
Fantasy injury report Week 13 November 30, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 13 (Nov. 29-Dec. 3) and all the fantasy implications: Dec. 2-3 Arizona Cardinals Out: DT Ross Kolodziej (quadriceps), S Adrian Wilson (heel); Doubtful: S Aaron Francisco (calf), WR Jerheme... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 13 November 29, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

Exclusive Week 13 fantasy tips November 29, 2007

Which wide receiver should I start in Week 13: Lee Evans, Brandon Marshall or Derrick Mason? -- L. Sanchez, Miami, Fla. M.F.: Evans has been cold as ice in recent weeks and Mason has scored once in his past eight starts, so I'd have to side with... more

I have Brett Favre and Tony Romo at the quarterback position. Who do I start on Thursday night? -- M. Williamson, Lake Hopatcong, N.J. Michael Fabiano: This is one difficult call, but I have to side with Romo based on the fact that Packers CB Charles... more

Tom Brady sure had a terrible Sunday night against Philadelphia, huh? The Super Bowl hero threw for a miniscule 380 yards with a mere one touchdown and scored a pathetic 22 fantasy points on NFL.com. Come on Tom! Okay, so the performance wasn't all... more

The top news from this past week surrounded two running backs that weren't even on the radar in most fantasy football drafts. Kolby Smith (27 points) and Andre Hall (21 points) both made some serious noise in Week 12. Smith took over as the Chiefs'... more

Week 12 inactives November 26, 2007

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 12 (November 25-26) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences: Monday, Nov. 26, 8:30pm EST Miami Dolphins Inactives: WR Kerry Reed, RB Lorenzo Booker, DB Jereme Perry, DB... more

The top news from this past week surrounded two running backs that weren't even on the radar in most fantasy football drafts. Kolby Smith (27 points) and Andre Hall (21 points) both made some serious noise in Week 12. Smith took over as the Chiefs'... more

With another week of fantasy football in the books, we've come to the conclusion that the dominance of quarterbacks is not a trend. It's become the new norm around the NFL. A total of six field generals finished in our list of the top 10 fantasy... more

¬Ľ Well folks, that's all this for this week. Be sure to check out the Fantasy rewind tonight and the Monday morning quarterback tomorrow. Good night! ¬Ľ San Francisco recovers a Kurt Warner fumble in the end zone for the game-winning touchdown! ...... more

Fantasy injury report Week 12 November 23, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 12 (Nov. 25-26) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries: Arizona Cardinals Out: DT Ross Kolodziej (quadriceps); Doubtful: WR Jerheme Urban (heel), S Aaron Francisco (knee), S... more

Fantasy injury report Week 11 November 21, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 11 (November 18-19) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries: Arizona Cardinals Questionable: S Aaron Francisco (knee), CB Eric Green (ankle), S Adrian Wilson (heel); Probable:... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 12 November 21, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

Which quarterback should I start in Week 12: Jeff Garcia or Matt Schaub? -- P. Winn, Salt Lake City, Utah Michael Fabiano: With two touchdown passes, Garcia was solid in last week's win over Atlanta, but I love Schaub's matchup in Cleveland. The... more

This week was another microcosm of the 2007 fantasy football season. Quarterback was the dominant position overall, as a total of six signal-callers earned a spot in our top 10 performances, but running backs continued to frustrate owners. In fact, six of... more

The top news from this past weekend surrounded the New England Patriots and the incredible duo of Tom Brady and Randy Moss, who continued to make mincemeat of the opposition. Brady scored 44 fantasy points on 373 yards and five touchdowns in a win over... more

Week 11 inactives November 19, 2007

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 11 (November 18-19) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences: Nov. 19, 8:30pm EST Denver Broncos: Inactives: QB Darrell Hackney (3rd QB), RB Travis Henry, RB Paul Smith, DB... more

The top news from this past weekend surrounded the New England Patriots and the incredible duo of Tom Brady and Randy Moss, who continued to make mincemeat of the opposition. Brady scored 44 fantasy points on 373 yards and five touchdowns in a win over... more

¬Ľ Well folks, that all this for this week. Be sure to check out the Fantasy rewind tonight and the Monday morning quarterback tomorrow. Also, all of our fantasy football content will be published before Thursday this week due to the holiday, so you'll... more

Fantasy injury report Week 10 November 15, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 10 (November 11-12) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries: Arizona Cardinals Out: S Aaron Francisco (knee); Questionable: S Adrian Wilson (heel); Probable: T Elton Brown... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 11 November 15, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

Exclusive Week 11 fantasy tips November 15, 2007

Michael, nice call on Brett Favre last week. I started him ahead of Carson Palmer and won! Anyways, now I have to make the same decision in Week 11: Favre or Palmer? -- L. Richards, Canoga Park, Calif. M.F.: When Favre faces Minnesota, he's been almost... more

With all of the running back problems this season, what changes do you see for 2008 drafts? My personal top five picks right now are Tom Brady, Tony Romo, Adrian Peterson, Randy Moss and LaDainian Tomlinson. S. Hout, Albany, N.Y. Michael Fabiano: I'd... more

Believe it or not, there are three more weeks left in most fantasy football regular seasons (time flies, huh?). That means trade deadlines are close to an end, so now is the time to take a look ahead at the best matchups of the fantasy postseason (Weeks... more

Another week, another top-notch running back falls due to injuries. With Larry Johnson out several weeks, Shaun Alexander, Frank Gore, Ahman Green and Travis Henry at less than 100 percent and stars like Ronnie Brown, Deuce McAllister and Cadillac... more

Week 10 inactives November 12, 2007

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 10 (November 11-12) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences: Nov. 12, 8:30pm EST San Francisco 49ers Inactives: QB Shaun Hill (3rd QB), WR LeRon McCoy, CB Tarell Brown, FS... more

Another week, another top-notch running back falls due to injuries. With Larry Johnson out several weeks, Shaun Alexander, Frank Gore, Ahman Green and Travis Henry at less than 100 percent and stars like Ronnie Brown, Deuce McAllister and Cadillac... more

This week was a microcosm of the entire 2007 fantasy football season. Quarterbacks were dominant, as eight signal-callers earned a spot in our top-10 performances, but running backs continued to frustrate owners. In fact, five of the 10 worst performances... more

Well folks, that's all for this week. Be sure to check out the best and worst fantasy performances later tonight and the Fantasy Monday-morning quarterback tomorrow. Here's one more birthday shout out to my fantasy girl, Jess, and a Cowboys shout out to... more

Exclusive Week 10 fantasy tips November 08, 2007

Question: Who should I start in Week 10: Edgerrin James, Kevin Jones or LenDale White? Also, should I start Dwayne Bowe? My other starters are Bobby Engram, Larry Fitzgerald and Santonio Holmes? -- A. Gonzalez Panama City, Panama Michael Fabiano:... more

Who should I start in Week 10: Edgerrin James, Kevin Jones or LenDale White? Also who should I start Vernon Davis, Todd Heap or Greg Olsen? Last but not least, should I start Dwayne Bowe? My other starters are Bobby Engram, Larry Fitzgerald and Santonio... more

Fabiano The Norv Turner Effect November 06, 2007

We have all heard about the Madden cover curse, the curse of the Bambino and the Sports Illustrated cover curse. But a new curse (some would call it a trend) has emerged around the presence and absence of offensive wizard Norv Turner. Let's call it... more

Week 9 inactives November 05, 2007

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 9 (November 4-5) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences: Nov. 5, 8:30pm EST Baltimore Ravens Inactives: QB Troy Smith (3rd QB), CB Chris McAlister, CB Samari Rolle, RB... more

Another week, another top-notch running back falls to an injury.   With Frank Gore (ankle) inactive, Rudi Johnson (hamstring) and Ahman Green (knee) limited and four teams on a bye, reliable runners were few and far between in Week 9. Then Larry... more

Another week, another top-notch running back falls to an injury. With Frank Gore (ankle) inactive, Rudi Johnson (hamstring) and Ahman Green (knee) limited and four teams on a bye, reliable runners were few and far between in Week 9. Then Larry Johnson... more

For the first time this regular season, running backs made a significant impact in the world of fantasy football. Six of the top 10 points producers in NFL.com's standard scoring system were runners, while the rest of the best came from a combination of... more

Well folks, that's all for Week 9. Be sure to check out our look at the best and worst performances of the weekend later tonight (think Adrian Peterson might be on there?) and the fantasy version of the Monday morning quarterback tomorrow. Have a great... more

Fantasy injury report Week 9 November 02, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 9 (November 4-5) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries: Arizona Cardinals Questionable: LB Karlos Dansby (knee), T Mike Gandy (calf); Probable: S Aaron Francisco (knee), QB... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 9 November 02, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

October

Should I start Derek Anderson or Matt Hasselbeck in Week 9? -- Z. Purdy, Bernardsville, N.J. Michael Fabiano: Anderson has been phenomenal for fantasy football owners this season, but I have to side with Hasselbeck based on the matchup. The veteran out... more

It might be hard to believe, but we are already at the midseason point of the 2007 fantasy football season. It has been one of the most bizarre and unpredictable campaigns in the Super Bowl era, as several stars have fallen from the elite level while the... more

Should I start Derek Anderson or Matt Hasselbeck in Week 9? -- Z. Purdy, Bernardsville, N.J. Michael Fabiano: Anderson has been phenomenal for fantasy football owners this season, but I have to side with Hasselbeck based on the matchup. The veteran... more

Exclusive Week 8 fantasy rewind By Michael Fabiano In this Halloween edition of the Fantasy Monday morning quarterback, we'll discuss all the tricks and treats from Week 8. For the first time this regular season, a number of the players drafted in the... more

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 7 (October 21-22) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences: Oct. 29, 8:30pm EST Denver Broncos: Inactives: RB Travis Henry, WR Javon Walker, RB Mike Bell, DT Amon Gordon,... more

In this Halloween edition of the Fantasy Monday morning quarterback, we'll discuss all the tricks and treats from Week 8. For the first time this regular season, a number of the players drafted in the first few rounds produced solid totals. Tom Brady,... more

For the first time in what seems like forever, several big names in the world of fantasy football stepped up and produced monster stat lines. The likes of Cleo Lemon, Sage Rosenfels, Kenny Watson and Rob Bironas were nowhere to be found on our list of... more

Well, that's all for this week folks. Be sure to check out the best and worst fantasy performances of the weekend column later tonight and our fantasy version of the Monday morning quarterback tomorrow. Have a great Halloween! ¬Ľ Touchdown, Vernon... more

Fantasy injury report Week 8 October 26, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 8 and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries: Buffalo Bills Out: DE Ryan Denney (foot), LB Leon Joe (knee), CB Ashton Youboty (ankle); Doubtful: S Jim Leonhard (calf), TE Ryan... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 8 October 26, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

Who should I start in Week 8: Brett Favre or Donovan McNabb? -- J. Baker, Canada Michael Fabiano: Favre has been the more consistent of the two quarterbacks, but McNabb's matchup against Minnesota makes him the better option for Week 8. The Vikes rank... more

Who should I start in Week 8: Brett Favre or Donovan McNabb? -- J. Baker, Canada Michael Fabiano: Favre has been the more consistent of the two quarterbacks, but McNabb's matchup against Minnesota makes him the better option for Week 8. The Vikes rank... more

Running backs take the most punishment of all the offensive skill positions, so injuries are bound to occur. Fantasy football owners accept that as a common fact headed into the season, but no one could have predicted the number of serious ailments the... more

Another week, another set of unpredictable stat lines -- and another running back lost for the season. Miami running Ronnie Brown is out for the remainder of 2007 with an injured knee suffered in a loss to New England. He was the best back in fantasy... more

Another week, another set of unpredictable stat lines -- and another running back lost for the season. Miami running Ronnie Brown is out for the remainder of 2007 with an injured knee suffered in a loss to New England. He was the best back in fantasy... more

Week 7 inactives October 22, 2007

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 7 (October 21-22) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences: Oct. 22, 8:30pm EST Indianapolis Colts Inactives: WR Craphonso Thorpe, CB Michael Coe, RB Clifton Dawson, DB... more

It was another bizarre week in the world of fantasy football, as two of the top four points producers weren't even owned in most leagues and one is listed second on his own team's depth chart. Furthermore, two other members of our top 10 were active in... more

Well folks, that's all for this week's fantasy blog. Be sure to check out the best and worst performances from Week 7 later tonight and my Fantasy Monday morning quarterback tomorrow. ¬Ľ Muhsin Muhammad scores on a 15-yard pass from Brian Griese. The... more

Fantasy injury report Week 7 October 20, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 7 (Oct. 21-22) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries: Arizona Cardinals Out: LB Karlos Dansby (knee), S Aaron Francisco (knee); Questionable: DE Joe Tafoya (hamstring), QB... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 7 October 18, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

I drafted Marc Bulger this season, but then I dropped him for Kurt Warner. Now Warner is out and I'm left with Matt Schaub as my only healthy quarterback. If I can't re-acquire Bulger, who should I start in Week 7? -- W. Dunham, Washington, D.C. M.F.:... more

How will the trade of Chris Chambers affect his value and the value of Vincent Jackson and Marty Booker? -- L. Mayes, Baron Rouge, La. Michael Fabiano: Chambers saw the fourth-most targets in the NFL headed into this week, but that will change... more

Running backs have been considered the most valuable offensive skill position players in fantasy football. But in what has been a bizarre 2007 season, wide receivers have increased their production in the box scores and overall value for owners. While we... more

Much of the same madness fantasy football owners have experienced all season occurred in Week 7, as Cleo Lemon, Brian Griese and Wes Welker made up three of the top 10 overall performances. But for the first time in what seems like forever, two of the top... more

Week 6 inactives October 15, 2007

The following is a list of inactives for Week 6 (October 14-15) and the fantasy implications of all the major inactives: Oct. 15, 8:30pm EST Atlanta Falcons Inactives: QB Byron Leftwich (3rd QB), RB Artose Pinner, S Daren Stone, LB Stephen... more

Much of the same madness fantasy football owners have experienced all season occured in Week 7, as Cleo Lemon, Brian Griese and Wes Welker made up three of the top 10 overall performances. But for the first time in what seems like forever, two of the top... more

The offensive stars were back in form this week, as LaDainian Tomlinson, Larry Johnson and Steve Smith all produced like first- and second-round selections in what was a high-octane weekend of NFL action. Despite their solid stat lines, however, Johnson... more

Well folks, that's all for this edition of the two-minute drill. Be sure to check out the best and worst fantasy performances of the week later tonight and my Monday morning quarterback tomorrow. ¬Ľ The 200-year old Vinny Testaverde just led Carolina to... more

Fantasy injury report Week 6 October 12, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 6 (October 14-15) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries: Arizona Cardinals Out: T Levi Brown (ankle); Doubtful: WR Anquan Boldin (hip); Questionable: , DE Joe Tafoya... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 6 October 11, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

I have been offered Steven Jackson and Andre Johnson for Marion Barber. Should I trade for two injured players? -- J. Reyes, Woodland Hills, Calif. Michael Fabiano: Trading for injured players is a risk-reward transaction. Jackson has been ruled out... more

Who should I start in Week 6: Eli Manning or Vince Young? -- N. Roen, Eau Claire, Wis.   Michael Fabiano: Young was taken ahead of Manning in most drafts, but the former has been a better option for owners. Headed into this week, Manning is on pace... more

Injuries are a part of the NFL and fantasy football, but the past few weeks have been a little ridiculous. It's bad enough that most of the first-round studs have not lived up to statistical expectations, but this season has also seen more than its share... more

I've been in this business for close to a decade, and I have never seen such madness. It's come to the point where you can't even trust your studs (unless they're names are Tom Brady or Peyton Manning). Heck, I started Ron Dayne over Frank Gore this... more

Week 5 inactives October 08, 2007

The following is a list of inactives for Week 5 (October 7-8) and the fantasy implications of all the major inactives: Oct. 8, 8:30pm EST Buffalo Bills Inactives: QB J.P. Losman, RB Fred Jackson, CB Ashton Youboty, LB Coy Wire, S Jim... more

"Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!" -- Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters . Little did Bill Murray know when he uttered those famous words back in 1984 that he would be describing the 2007 fantasy football season. I've been... more

In what was one of the most unproductive weeks on offense in recent seasons, this week's list of top performers includes a quarterback who is still available in 89 percent of NFL.com leagues, a tight end who wasn't selected until the middle to late... more

Well folks, that's all for this edition of the two-minute drill. Be sure to check out the best and worst fantasy performances of the week later tonight and my Monday Morning Quarterback tomorrow. Oh, and if you hear curses and cries from somewhere on the... more

Fantasy injury report Week 5 October 05, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 5 (October 7-8) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries: Arizona Cardinals Out: T Levi Brown (ankle); Doubtful: WR Anquan Boldin (hip); Probable: DT Alan Branch (hand), LB... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 5 October 05, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

I drafted Drew Brees, Jeff Garcia and David Garrard, and I'm not sure who to start in Week 5. Should I stick with Brees or trade him? -- N. Fogwell, Fort Wayne, Ind. Michael Fabiano: Now is not the time to trade Brees, based on his decreased value, and... more

I drafted Drew Brees, Jeff Garcia and David Garrard, and I‚??m not sure who to start in Week 5. Should I stick with Brees or trade him? -- N. Fogwell, Fort Wayne, Ind. Michael Fabiano: Now is not the time to trade Brees, based on his decreased value,... more

Bizarro world is a cube-shaped planet called "Htrae" (Earth backwards). It's the home of Bizzaro, a doppelganger of Superman in DC Comics. In Bizarro world, everything is backwards. Welcome to the Bizarro world of fantasy football. After four weeks of... more

Remember when I talked about the recent trend that saw quarterbacks and wide receivers dominate while running backs floundered? Well, it continued in Week 4. Five of the week's top 10 fantasy performers came from the quarterback position, three were... more

Week 4 inactives October 01, 2007

The following is a list of inactives for Week 4 (September 30-October 1) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries: Oct. 1, 8:30pm EST Cincinnati Bengals Inactives: RB Rudi Johnson, DB Ethan Kilmer, LB Ahmad Brooks, LB... more

Remember when I talked about the recent trend that saw quarterbacks and wide receivers dominate while running backs floundered? Well, it continued in Week 4. Five of the week's top 10 fantasy performers came from the quarterback position, three were... more

September

In one of the more enigmatic weekends in of the NFL season, several stud players failed to meet their statistical expectations while borderline fantasy starters posted monstrous totals. This odd trend spread to all positions, as the likes of Damon Huard,... more

Fabianos twominute drill Week 4 September 30, 2007

Well folks, that's all for this edition of the two-minute drill. Be sure to check out the best and worst fantasy performances of the week later tonight and my Monday morning quarterback tomorrow. ¬Ľ Frank Gore caught three passes and had 131 all-purpose... more

Fantasy injury report Week 4 September 28, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 4 (September 30-October 1) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries: Arizona Cardinals Doubtful: WR Anquan Boldin (hip), T Levi Brown (ankle); Probable: DT Alan Branch (hand),... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 4 September 27, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

I need to choose either Edgerrin James or Jamal Lewis to start with LaDainian Tomlinson in Week 4. Who should I start? I also have Sammy Morris. Is he a better option? -‚?? B. Ogden, Lincoln, Neb. Michael Fabiano: Believe it or not, Morris has more... more

Exclusive Week 4 fantasy tips September 27, 2007

Q: I need to choose either Edgerrin James or Jamal Lewis to start with LaDainian Tomlinson in Week 4. Who should I start? I also have Sammy Morris. Is he a better option? -- B. Ogden, Lincoln, Neb. Michael Fabiano: Believe it or not, Morris has more... more

Injuries are a part of the NFL and fantasy football, but this past weekend was a little severe. Two top-notch running backs sustained long-term ailments, and the status of several other players is in doubt for Week 4. Owners must now make moves to ease... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 3 September 25, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

"Running backs are the lifeblood of fantasy football." I can't count the number of times I've used that phrase in my career as a fantasy analyst. But I have to admit, the lack of production from the position after three weeks has become a cause for... more

Exclusive Week 3 fantasy rewind September 25, 2007

As predicted by NFL.com senior writer Gil Brandt, this was the week offenses caught up to defenses. A total of 17 teams scored 24 points or more. Not even the top defenses could hold down the fort, as Baltimore, Chicago and San Diego allowed a combined 88... more

NFL.com senior writer Gil Brandt predicted this would be the week offenses would catch up to defenses and the scoreboards would light up like Christmas trees. Man, was he 100-percent correct. A total of 17 teams scored 24 points or more. Not even the top... more

Week 3 inactives September 24, 2007

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 3 (September 23-24) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences: Sept. 24, 8pm EST New Orleans Saints Inactives: G Andy Alleman, T Jermon Bushrod, NT Kendrick Clancy, TE... more

Last week saw an excitement-filled 51-45 shootout between Cincinnati and Cleveland that produced countless fantasy points. Well, this week the scoreboard explosions came from Lincoln Financial Field, where Detroit and Philadelphia combined for 77 points... more

Fabianos twominute drill Week 3 September 23, 2007

¬Ľ Well folks, that's all for this edition of the two-minute drill. Be sure to check out the best and worst fantasy performances of the week later tonight and my Monday morning quarterback tomorrow. ¬Ľ DeShaun Foster is running like a man possessed. He... more

Fantasy injury report Week 3 September 21, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 3 (September 23-24) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries: Arizona Cardinals Out: C Al Johnson (knee); Questionable: DT Alan Branch (hand). Fantasy take: No significant... more

Exclusive Week 3 fantasy tips September 20, 2007

Q: Who should I start in Week 3: Marshawn Lynch, Derrick Ward or Cadillac Williams? I need to start two of three. I could also add Jerious Norwood off the waiver wire. What's your call? -- K. Smelser, Indianapolis, Ind. Michael Fabiano: Based on the... more

Who should I start in Week 3: Marshawn Lynch, Derrick Ward or Cadillac Williams? I need to start two of three. I could also add Jerious Norwood off the waiver wire. What's your call? -‚?? K. Smelser, Indianapolis, Ind. Michael Fabiano: Based on the... more

An interesting trend has started to develop early in this NFL season. Quarterbacks and wide receivers -- not running backs -- are dominating the box scores. In fact, the 10 best fantasy performances of Week 2 included five quarterbacks, four wide... more

Exclusive week 2 fantasy rewind September 18, 2007

Exclusive Week 2 fantasy rewind By Michael Fabiano NFL.com An interesting trend has started to develop early in this NFL season. Quarterbacks and wide receivers -- not running backs -- are dominating the box scores. In fact, the 10 best fantasy... more

You waited for what seemed like forever for the NFL season and fantasy football. You drafted a solid team on paper, but you've started 0-2 and your best friend's wife took you out to the woodshed last week. Is it time to panic? It might be if you have... more

Week 2 inactives September 17, 2007

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 2 (September 16-17) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences: Sept. 17, 8:30pm EST Philadelphia Eagles Inactives: QB A.J. Feeley (3rd QB), CB Lito Sheppard, RB Tony Hunt ,... more

There are some NFL contests where the defenses are thrown out the window and the offenses total up yards and touchdowns hand over fist. That was the case this week in Cleveland, where the Browns and Cincinnati Bengals combined for 96 points and an... more

Fabianos twominute drill Week 2 September 16, 2007

¬Ľ Well folks, that's all for this edition of the two-minute drill. Be sure to check out the best and worst fantasy performances of the week later tonight and my Monday morning quarterback tomorrow. ¬Ľ Jason Elam connects on a 23-yard field goal to beat... more

Fantasy injury report Week 2 September 14, 2007

The following is a list of injured players for Week 2 (September 16-17) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries: Arizona Cardinals Out: DT Alan Branch (hand), C Al Johnson (knee), DT Ross Kolodziej (knee); Questionable: WR... more

I've heard heaven described in countless different ways. Whether it's amidst clouds, angels and large golden gates, or a place where people are at peace, it still doesn't sound as good as a Sunday at the NFL offices in Culver City, Calif. There are no... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 2 September 14, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

Quarterbacks went early in our draft, so I got stuck with Matt Leinart and Vince Young. They both had bad weeks and cost me a game. First, who should I start this week between them and second, should I search the waiver wire for a new quarterback? -‚??... more

Exclusive Week 1 Fantasy Tips September 11, 2007

Q: Who should I start as my flex player in Week 1: Warrick Dunn, Clinton Portis or Hines Ward? - T. Manus, Summerville, S.C. Michael Fabiano: Dunn will share carries with sleeper Jerious Norwood and faces a Minnesota defense that ranked No. 1 vs. the run... more

Exclusive fantasy review Week 1 September 11, 2007

The first week of the fantasy football season was dominated by quarterbacks. Seven of the top 10 fantasy point producers were signal-callers. No one was better than Tony Romo, who posted 42 points on 345 passing yards and five total touchdowns. Eli... more

Week 1 inactive September 10, 2007

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 1 (Sept. 9, 10) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences: Monday, Sept. 10 Arizona Cardinals Inactives: FB Tim Castille , LB Brandon Johnson , C Nick Leckey , DT Alan Branch... more

The first week of the fantasy football season was dominated by quarterbacks. In fact, seven of the top 10 fantasy point producers were signal-callers. No one was better than Tony Romo, who posted 42 points on 345 passing yards and five total touchdowns.... more

Start Em Sit Em Week 1 September 10, 2007

Note: Sleeper alert focuses on players who aren't considered regular starters but have favorable matchups and could produce at a high level. Owners beware focuses on prominent players with unfavorable matchups who could fail to meet statistical... more

The first weekend of the fantasy football season was filled with plenty of excitement, disappointment and a whole lot of defense (aside from the Giants-Cowboys shootout on Sunday night). A total of 12 teams scored 14 points or less, and four (Atlanta,... more

Fabianos twominute drill September 09, 2007

Welcome to NFL.com's fantasy football blog. I'll be checking in on all the games and letting you know about the big performances, injuries and all the important news and notes. ¬Ľ Well that's it for this week's two-minute drill blog -- be sure to check... more

The regular season is almost upon us, as the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts do battle in what should be a tremendous Thursday night opener. Most fantasy football drafts are now completed, but owners must remember that the work doesn't end... more

Would you rank Matt Schaub ahead of Jake Delhomme as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback? I can add Schaub, as he's on the waiver wire. Is he the perfect sleeper? - S. Talley, Virginia Michael Fabiano: Schaub might not be the perfect sleeper, but he did look... more

NFL teams cut their rosters down to 53 players over the weekend, and several moves had implications in the world of fantasy football. With just three days left until the regular-season opener in Indianapolis (are you ready for some football?), here's our... more

Reports out of Detroit earlier in the week indicated that injured Lions running back Kevin Jones, who still isn't 100 percent back from a serious foot ailment, would remain on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list and miss the first six weeks of the... more

August

Fantasy football drafts are loaded with questions. Should I take Steven Jackson or Larry Johnson? Is Peyton Manning worth a first-round choice? Will Clinton Portis be OK for the regular season? Should I even attempt to pronounce the name T.J.... more

Fantasy Q A Steve Tasker August 30, 2007

When NFL fans think about special teams, one name comes to mind -- that name is Steve Tasker. At 5-foot-8 and 183 pounds, Tasker wasn't the biggest man on the football field, but he was still one of the most feared hitters on both punt and kickoff... more

Top 20 fantasy rookies August 30, 2007

The statistical success of Vince Young, Matt Leinart, Maurice Jones-Drew and Marques Colston last season proved there are some rookies who can immediately become productive options for fantasy football owners in seasonal formats. To find the most... more

Thirdyear wide receivers August 30, 2007

Here's a little bit of football trivia: What do Harold Carmichael, Stanley Morgan, Terrell Owens, Rod Smith, Santana Moss, Steve Smith and Javon Walker have in common? Aside from the obvious answer (yes each of these athletes was an NFL wide receiver),... more

Whether it's due to team personnel alterations or depth-chart movement, there are almost always a significant number of players who experience a decrease in value. As we close i