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Alex Gelhar

Alex Gelhar joined the NFL in 2012 as a writer/editor for the Digital Features team, but for the last few seasons has lived full-time in the wild world of fantasy football. You can read his fantasy advice columns here, or listen to him rant and rave on the rebooted "NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast," which he also produces two times a week.


August

Often times the key to building a winning fantasy roster in the draft comes down to finding the right value at the right time. With that in mind, I've highlighted a player in each round I feel great about at their current average draft position (ADP)... more

It's "Fantasy Draft Week" here at NFL Media, which means we're refreshing our takes to help you get as prepared as humanly possible to dominate your fantasy drafts. The fantasy landscape has changed quite a lot since I last took a crack at highlighti... more

Full mock results Fabiano's team breakdown We're entering peak fantasy football season now, so mock draft and real drafts are ramping up. We've even dubbed this week "Fantasy Draft Week" across NFL Media, so keep your eyes and ears open... more

Believe it or not, we're now halfway through the preseason. Next week's "dress rehearsal" is the real test for NFL teams, though, as the starters will likely play at least the first half and probably well into the third quarter. Offenses taking this... more

After opening up the preseason buried on the Titans depth chart, 2015 second-round pick Dorial Green-Beckham has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for offensive lineman Dennis Kelly. Considering DGB was a draft pick from the previous Titans reg... more

Week 1 of the preseason is in the books. And while I generally agree with Philip Rivers in that the preseason is widely overanalyzed , there certainly are storylines worth paying attention to as far as fantasy football is concerned. Yet, before we di... more

NFC depth charts AFC depth charts With the preseason kicking off, real football is finally back on our television screens. And that means teams are forced (grudgingly) to provide us with way too early depth charts. While many of the posi... more

NFC depth charts AFC depth charts With the preseason kicking off, real football is finally back on our television screens. And that means teams are forced (begrudgingly) to provide us with way too early depth charts. While many of the... more

July

Full mock results Team-by-team breakdown Fabiano's mock breakdown After several 10-team mock drafts, it was finally time to turn a mock draft up to 11 . Or, 12 rather. We assembled the usual crew and invited a few friends from the fan... more

Overvalued RBs Overvalued QBs Overvalued WRs Overvalued TEs Drafting a quarterback late is all the rage in fantasy these days. Thanks to great minds like JJ Zachariason of Number Fire putting the "why" of this strategy into print ,... more

One of the best aspects of fantasy football as a game is its versatility -- no two leagues have to be the same. Whether through the number of league members, official rules, or league-specific rules, players can bend the game to suit their needs. So... more

LIVE on #Periscope : The countdown is complete. #FantasyTop50 Players 10-1 reaction show is here. Let's hear your Qs! https://t.co/RpeaLEhUmx ?? NFL (@NFL) July 16, 2016 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 To check out clips fr... more

LIVE on #Periscope : #FantasyTop50 players 20-11 have been revealed. Have questions? We'll give answers right now! https://t.co/UZx5rMvPv7 ?? NFL (@NFL) July 15, 2016 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 NFL Fantasy LIVE is runn... more

LIVE on #Periscope : Numbers 30-21 were just revealed on #FantasyTop50 . The reaction show starts NOW. Send us your Q? https://t.co/ezN5umwhUF ?? NFL (@NFL) July 14, 2016 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 By now, I hope you k... more

LIVE on #Periscope : #FantasyTop50 Players of 2016 reaction show. Have questions? Let's hear 'em! https://t.co/LHoK66Ei2Z ?? NFL (@NFL) July 13, 2016 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Did you know NFL Fantasy LIVE has returned... more

50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Don't look now ... actually, scratch that, DO look now because NFL Fantasy LIVE is back on your television screen! I'll give you a few moments to celebrate. (*Waits patiently*) OK. As you hopef... more

Full mock draft results Team-by-team analysis Fabiano's mock analysis The NFL might be in a dark period, but over here at NFL Fantasy we're keeping the lights on and grinding away in preparation for the 2016 fantasy season. And what... more

It's almost time, ladies and gentleman. A sure sign that the fantasy football season is almost upon us is when NFL Fantasy LIVE returns to our television screens. While the show isn't back in a daily capacity quite yet, it makes its triumphant return... more

Fantasy Stock Watch July 08, 2016

The NFL might have gone dark for the weeks leading up to training camp, but that doesn't mean players' fantasy stock will stay put. We're scouring the news wires to find all of the info that will definitively help you set your draft strategy for late... more

Quarterbacks Running backs Tight ends That smell in the air isn't fresh cut grass, a neighbor's barbecue or a late-night bonfire. No, friends, that is the smell of football, and it's getting more and more potent with each passing day... more

Fantasy Independence Day July 01, 2016

On July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies told Great Britain they'd had enough, and declared their independence. In that spirit, I'm declaring my independence from several fantasy players -- six, to be exact. There are reasons you may want to draft s... more

June

After we profiled sophomore running backs and wide receivers last week, it's time to get to the big dogs: quarterbacks. Fortunately for me, my job was made easy as there were only two rookie quarterbacks from 2015 worth studying -- Jameis Winston a... more

Part 1: Top of the Heap Part 2: Question Marks Part 3: Wild Cards So far this week, in my breakdown of the 2016 sophomore wide receiver class I've profiled the players at the top of the heap , as well as the question marks who are... more

Part 1: Top of the Heap Part 2: Question Marks Part 3: Wild Cards Recently, I began my deep dive into the 2016 sophomore wide receiver class by looking at the top of the heap based on 2015 production and presumed 2016 workload. Now,... more

Part 1: Top of the Heap Part 2: Question Marks Part 3: Wild Cards Several years ago, third-year wide receivers were the trendiest breakout candidates in fantasy football. It was at that point that it seemed they were able to put it al... more

NFC red zone analysis AFC red zone analysis Picking up where I left off with yesterday's look at the NFC teams and their red zone scoring/efficiency , today's piece dives deep into the red zone work of all 16 AFC teams. As a refresher... more

NFC red zone analysis AFC red zone analysis The offseason is nearly over, and I'm way behind on all of my offseason lists. My stack of books to read is almost as tall as me, I've been neglecting the theater (though you should neglect to... more

Fabiano Gelhar Grant Koh Fantasy draft season is one of my favorite times of the year. For one, it signals the return of football, and who doesn't love that? But it also allows us to execute on everything we've been researching a... more

Sleepers Deep Sleepers Breakouts Bargains Busts The prospect of identifying "sleepers" can be a frustrating one in fantasy. Pick a player some deem too obvious and your Twitter mentions become a digital punching bag. So when it... more

May

I've been playing fantasy football for nearly two decades now, though I've only recently become enamored with dynasty leagues, which seem to be growing in popularity with each passing year. For the unaware, dynasty leagues are where you keep all (or... more

The NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2016" series has returned. Tune in each Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network to see the next set of 10 players revealed on the list! And in honor of that premiere, we figured it was high time to put out... more

April

Like many things in life, draft season is a marathon, not a sprint, but thankfully the finish line is finally in sight. Along this epic race, we here at NFL Fantasy have profiled almost 60 potential fantasy prospects (which I encourage you to read... more

Draft season is a wonderful time of year. Hope springs eternal as most fans believe their team is set to get better thanks to an influx of young talent through the NFL Draft. Last week, I bought into this wishful thinking by dreaming up perfect landi... more

It's nearly certain that Tom Brady won't play in the first four games of the 2016 season. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition by Brady to rehear his Deflategate suspension case. This means the only option left for the... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former UCLA running back Paul Perkins. The age-old expression "You can't fit a square peg into a roun... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Tulsa wide receiver Keyarris Garrett. Keyarris Garrett certainly passes the eye test of lookin... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect (or two) who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. For much of the draft season, the debate... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison. The high-flying Oregon offensive attack is one of the mos... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Arkansas running back Alex Collins. Alex Collins split carries with Jonathan Williams his firs... more

Draft season is the simply the best. This time of year is rife with reckless speculation, mock drafts, and hilarious over-analysis. But while that is always fun, rarely do football fans get treated to not one, but TWO landmark trades prior to the act... more

With the NFL draft rapidly approaching, the time for reckless speculation is coming to a close (finally). But before the final bell sounds, I felt it'd be fitting to dream up perfect landing spots for the top running backs in the NFL Draft for fantas... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Clemson wide receiver Charone Peake. When he joined Clemson, Peake was one of the most highly... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Minnesota wide receiver K.J. Maye. K.J. Maye certainly didn't let his small stature prevent hi... more

When it comes to the fantasy season, finding the right playoff matchups can be the difference between an early exit from the big dance and finishing as a championship. While we're WAY far away from the fantasy playoffs (Weeks 14, 15 and 16 in standar... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Alabama running back Derrick Henry. It's important when viewing a film (or other form of art)... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Western Michigan wide receiver Daniel Braverman. At the start of the pre-draft circuit, few pe... more

Final score: Broncos 20, Patriots 18 While the Broncos defense played the largest role in Denver winning our third top game of 2015, I want you all to pause for a minute and forget about that. Throw out the sacks, fumbles, and everything else... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon. There isn't a lot of differentiation at the top of... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Stanford wide receiver Devon Cajuste. Operating in Stanford's pro-style offense will only help... more

Final score: Seahawks 39, Steelers 30 » Full list of the Top 20 Games of 2015 When thinking of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks, most fans will gravitate toward one word. Defense. The Steelers have long been associated with... more

It's April Fool's Day, so remember not to believe everything you read on the internet and be wary when opening cupboards if you live with a mischievous roommate or significant other. Playing off of this annual shenanigans-fueled holiday, I thought it... more

Final score: Broncos 30, Patriots 24 I'd like to imagine C.J. Anderson has a motivational poster hanging in his locker that reads: "It's not how you start, it's how you finish." You know the posters I'm referring to. They're plastered across the w... more

March

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Colorado wide receiver Nelson Spruce. Nelson Spruce put together one of the most productive se... more

Final score: Eagles 35, Patriots 28 All too often (especially in the NFL), our expectations don't align with reality. Perhaps the best representation of this on film comes from the 2009 indie hit, "500 Days of Summer ," when the main character T... more

Final score: Cowboys 27, Giants 26 "Wow." One word. That's all Jason Witten could utter after our 11th top game of 2015. But in his defense, that's the only word he really needed to sum up what had transpired in the final 1:29 seconds of regulat... more

Final score: Steelers 34, Broncos 27 » Full list of the Top 20 Games of 2015 Defense wins championships. It's an age-old football expression, and one we all witnessed first hand this year in Super Bowl 50 when the Broncos' defense carried t... more

"Dancing with the Stars" is back. With the free agency frenzy simmering down, we're using our unlimited amount of cyber-ink to discuss the wildly popular dance show instead of pure football. This year's crop of contestants contains a number of NFL... more

Final score: Ravens 33, Browns 27 » Full list of the Top 20 Games of 2015 Newton. Rodgers. Peterson. Beckham. Watt. Like it or not, the NFL is a name-driven business. These are the names that power NFL franchises, millions of dollars, and .... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Cincinnati wide receiver Mekale McKay. The Cincinnati offense can be a tough one to thrive in,... more

Final score: Panthers 38, Giants 35 » Full list of the Top 20 Games of 2015 "Two men enter. One man leaves!" Such are the rules of the infamous Thunderdome from the Mad Max series, but they also applied to our 17th Top Game of 2015. While... more

Just when the free agency waters had started to settle, we get hit with another big wave on the fantasy frontier. The Chicago Bears have sent Martellus Bennett to the New England Patriots along with a sixth round pick in exchange for a fourth round p... more

Final score: Redskins 31, Buccaneers 30 » Full list of the Top 20 Games of 2015 Some might call 2015 a banner season in Washington. After all, the team won the NFC East crown and made the playoffs for the first time since 2012, and their fan... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee. Operating from the massive shadow cast by Josh Doctson, TCU... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Indiana running back Joradn Howard. Jordan Howard had to find a new football home in 2015 afte... more

So ... the Texans wasted no time rebuilding their offense this offseason. As free agency was just about to open, it was announced that the team had agreed to terms with free agent quarterback Brock Osweiler, and free agent running back Lamar Miller (... more

The fantasy free agency pieces are falling into place, as Doug Martin has agreed to a five-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $35.75 million, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. This is great news for fantasy fans, as the f... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd. Boyd's hype train was picking up major speed after two standout... more

With the NFL free agency period officially starting this Wednesday, plenty of high-profile fantasy names could be changing jerseys for big paydays before the week is over. So where should fantasy fans hope star players like Doug Martin, Lamar Miller,... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Aubrun wide receiver Ricardo Louis. When D'haquille "Duke" Williams was dismissed from Auburn... more

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect (or two) who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Cal quarterback Jared Goff. Jared Goff is in the thick of the race to be the top... more

February

Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell. Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell appears to be... more

Building an NFL team is a complex process. The core of most teams is constructed through the NFL Draft, but few teams are ever able to reach the mountaintop without key signings in free agency. The Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos are a perfect exa... more

Super Bowl 50 is barely in the rearview mirror, but the long march to the 2016 NFL season (and more importantly the 2016 fantasy season) begins next week with the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Hundreds of young athletes will be taking... more

STANFORD, Calif. -- Virtual reality NFL game viewings. Player-mounted cameras. Sweat-monitoring biosensors. Innovation was on display Saturday morning at the Stanford Graduate School of Business as the NFL and TechCrunch presented "1st and Future,"... more

January

There will be plenty of posts on this website devoted to breaking down the matchups and actual football being played, but most casual fans are interested on more than the Xs and Os. That's where we come in. Below, I break down what viewers should wat... more

As we enter the third week of the postseason, Championship Week, the end is truly nigh in the 2015 fantasy football season. There are only two more weeks to scrounge up whatever fantasy activity you can before the door officially closes and we turn o... more

Two elite quarterbacks. One unforgettable rivalry. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have played each other 16 times before, with number 17 coming up in the 2015 AFC Championship Game. Relive all their highlights here.November 2, 2014 - Week 9 - NE 43 -... more

In the immortal words of Jim Mora ... PLAYOFFS?!?!? . That's right, it's playoff time in the NFL, and while the regular fantasy season is over, the playoff fantasy season is just getting started. NFL Playoff Challenge offers users a chance to keep th... more

December

The NFL playoffs are just around the corner, and while your normal fantasy season might be over, the fantasy playoff season has just begun. That's right, just when you thought you had to close the doors on fantasy football for eight long months, we o... more

Here we are entering Week 17 and I can't believe two things. One, that the football season is already almost over, and two, that so many of you are still playing fantasy in Week 17! What are you doing? Unless it's just for fun and to rack up total po... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

We're closing in on the end, so I've turned my main article highlighting the top waiver wire targets into a spotlight on some matchup-based plays to target on waivers. Given the amount of injuries we've seen this season, that turns the Deep Dive int... more

With the season winding down, the time to find game-changing waiver wire pickups has passed. Now is the time when fantasy owners should look to the waiver wire to backup their studs, or find players ready to exploit great matchups. I'll focus on the... more

While loads of people will be sitting down at their local cinema tonight to enjoy (hopefully) the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," there is still a football game tonight as well that plenty of people will be tuning into. After all, as the... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are your standard fantasy football superstars, owned in every league. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly fo... more

We're closing in on the end, so I've turned my main article highlighting the top waiver wire targets into a spotlight on some matchup-based plays to target on waivers. Given the amount of injuries we've seen this season, that turns the Deep Dive int... more

With the season winding down and the fantasy playoffs starting this week or next (in most leagues), the time to find game-changing waiver wire pickups has passed. Now is the time when fantasy owners should look to the waiver wire to backup their stud... more

It all comes down to this. The fantasy championships. Hopefully your league is run by sane people and ends in Week 16, as that's when this article will end as well. With trade deadlines mostly passed, and the waiver wire all but devoid of worthwhile... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

Top 30 scorers for Week 13 December 08, 2015

Week 13 of the fantasy season is in the books. Take a look at the top 30 highest scoring players in all of fantasy football right here as you prepare for Week 14!... more

We're closing in on the end, so I've turned my main article highlighting the top waiver wire targets into a spotlight on some matchup-based spot starts to target on waivers. Given the amount of injuries we've seen this season, that turns the Deep Di... more

With the season winding down and the fantasy playoffs starting this week or next (in most leagues), the time to find game-changing waiver wire pickups has passed. Now, more than ever, fantasy owners should look to the waiver wire to back up their stu... more

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions Top performers: » Aaron Rodgers, QB: 270 yards, 2 TDs, INT, 27 rush yards, TD, 25.5 fantasy points » James Starks, RB: 60 total yards, 6 fantasy points » Randall Cobb, WR: 29 yards, fmbl rec TD, 8.8 fantas... more

Week 13 is here (can you believe it?), and it kicks off with a crucial NFC North clash on Thursday Night Football between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. The Packers have a 1-4 record since starting the season 6-0, while the Lions are surgin... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

November

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are your standard fantasy football superstars, owned in every league. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly fo... more

Each week, I'm tasked with picking the top waiver wire targets for fantasy football fans. That article is a more cursory glance at the waiver wire, helping the countless fantasy players in more casual leagues on NFL.com figure out who is worth addin... more

The waiver wire is one of the most important keys to finding success in the world of fantasy football. I'll do my best to help you manage the waiver wire to scoop up the players who can help bring you fantasy glory each and every week. If you play in... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

While drafting smartly and managing the waiver wire are keys to fantasy success, few teams lift up a trophy at season's end without swinging some trades along the way. With the trade deadline mere days away (Nov. 27th in standard NFL.com leagues), ti... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are your standard fantasy football superstars, owned in every league. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly fo... more

Each week, I'm tasked with picking the top waiver wire targets for fantasy football fans. That article is a more cursory glance at the waiver wire, helping the countless fantasy players in more casual leagues on NFL.com figure out who is worth addin... more

The waiver wire is one of the most important keys to finding success in the world of fantasy football. I'll do my best to help you manage the waiver wire to scoop up the players who can help bring you fantasy glory each and every week. If you play in... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

While drafting smartly and managing the waiver wire are keys to fantasy success, few teams lift up a trophy at season's end without swinging some trades along the way. With the trade deadline rapidly approaching (Nov. 27th in standard NFL.com fantasy... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are your standard fantasy football superstars, owned in every league. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly fo... more

Each week, I'm tasked with picking the top waiver wire targets for fantasy football fans. That article is a more cursory glance at the waiver wire, helping the countless fantasy players in more casual leagues on NFL.com figure out who is worth addin... more

The waiver wire is one of the most important keys to finding success in the world of fantasy football. I'll do my best to help you manage the waiver wire to scoop up the players who can help bring you fantasy glory each and every week. If you play in... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching in fantasy football (November 27), I figured I'd devote the majority of this space to helping all of you with your own "Trade Calls." Time is running out to swing a potentially season-saving trade, so let's... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are your standard fantasy football superstars, owned in every league. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly fo... more

Each week, I'm tasked with picking the top waiver wire targets for fantasy football fans. That article is a more cursory glance at the waiver wire, helping the countless fantasy players in more casual leagues on NFL.com figure out who is worth addin... more

The waiver wire is one of the most important keys to finding success in the world of fantasy football. I'll do my best to help you manage the waiver wire to scoop up the players who can help bring you fantasy glory each and every week. If you play in... more

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching in fantasy football (November 27), unless there were huge opportunities for buy-low or sell-high candidates in trades I figured I'd devote the majority of this space to helping all of you with your own "Tra... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are your standard fantasy football superstars, owned in every league. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly fo... more

Each week, I'm tasked with picking the top waiver wire targets for fantasy football fans. That article is a more cursory glance at the waiver wire, helping the countless fantasy players in more casual leagues on NFL.com figure out who is worth addin... more

The waiver wire is one of the most important keys to finding success in the world of fantasy football. I'll do my best to help you manage the waiver wire to scoop up the players who can help bring you fantasy glory each and every week. If you play in... more

October

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of analysts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

While drafting smartly and managing the waiver wire are keys to fantasy success, few teams lift up a trophy at season's end without swinging some trades along the way. All season long I'll try to help you figure out when the time is right to trade fo... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are your standard fantasy football superstars, owned in every league. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly fo... more

Each week, I'm tasked with picking the top waiver wire targets for fantasy football fans. That article is a more cursory glance at the waiver wire, helping the countless fantasy players in more casual leagues on NFL.com figure out who is worth addin... more

The waiver wire is one of the most important keys to finding success in the world of fantasy football. I'll do my best to help you manage the waiver wire to scoop up the players who can help bring you fantasy glory each and every week. If you play in... more

While drafting smartly and managing the waiver wire are keys to fantasy success, few teams lift up a trophy at season's end without swinging some trades along the way. All season long I'll try to help you figure out when the time is right to trade fo... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players for Week 7 per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surpris... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are your standard fantasy football superstars, owned in every league. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly fo... more

Each week, I'm tasked with picking the top waiver wire targets for fantasy football fans. That article is a more cursory glance at the waiver wire, helping the countless fantasy players in more casual leagues on NFL.com figure out who is worth addin... more

The waiver wire is one of the most important keys to finding success in the world of fantasy football. I'll do my best to help you manage the waiver wire to scoop up the players who can help bring you fantasy glory each and every week. If you play in... more

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints Top performers: » Matt Ryan, QB: 295 pass yards, 2 TD, fmbl, 18.80 fantasy points » Julio Jones, WR: 93 rec yards, 9.30 fantasy points » Roddy White, WR: 23 rec yards, TD, 8.30 fantasy points » Devon... more

Don't look now, but we're closing in on the half way point of the season. I know, I know, it's going by too fast. But time flies when you're having fun, no? Anyway, Week 6 offers up an intriguing Thursday Night Football matchup when the Atlanta Falco... more

While drafting smartly and managing the waiver wire are keys to fantasy success, few teams lift up a trophy at season's end without swinging some trades along the way. All season long I'll try to help you figure out when the time is right to trade fo... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players for Week 6 per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surpris... more

Week 5 of the fantasy season is in the books. Take a look at the top 30 highest scoring players in all of fantasy football right here as you prepare for Week 6!... more

We're five weeks into the 2015 season, and while we don't know everything, some trends are starting to emerge. One of the more troubling is the number of big-name fantasy players struggling to produce week-in, and week-out. Is it time to give up on s... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are your standard fantasy football superstars, owned in every league. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly fo... more

Each week, I'm tasked with picking the top 10 waiver wire targets for fantasy football fans. That article is a more cursory glance at the waiver wire, helping the countless fantasy players in more casual leagues on NFL.com figure out who is worth ad... more

The waiver wire is one of the most important keys to finding success in the world of fantasy football. I'll do my best to help you manage the waiver wire to scoop up the players who can help bring you fantasy glory each and every week. If you play in... more

Week 5 kicks off in Houston on Thursday Night Football when a potentially less than 100 percent Andrew Luck brings his Colts offense into town to try and secure a much-needed win to keep Super Bowl aspirations alive. But will Luck and co. be able to... more

While drafting smartly and managing the waiver wire are keys to fantasy success, few teams lift up a trophy at season's end without swinging some trades along the way. All season long I'll try to help you figure out when the time is right to trade fo... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

Week 4 of the fantasy season is in the books. Take a look at the top 30 highest scoring players in all of fantasy football right here as you prepare for Week 5!... more

So we're one quarter of the way through the fantasy season, and your team stinks. Perhaps you're sitting at 1-3, or even worse, 0-4. You're running out of time to make a push for the fantasy playoffs, and the only way you'll be able to turn your mori... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are your standard fantasy football superstars, owned in every league. Or at least the sleepers jamokes like us have been hyping all week (cough, Dion Lewis, cough). But o... more

Each week, I'm tasked with picking the top waiver wire targets for fantasy football fans. That article is a more cursory glance at the waiver wire, helping the countless fantasy players in more casual leagues on NFL.com figure out who is worth addin... more

The waiver wire is one of the most important keys to finding success in the world of fantasy football. I'll do my best to help you manage the waiver wire to scoop up the players who can help bring you fantasy glory each and every week. If you play in... more

September

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

While drafting smartly and managing the waiver wire are keys to fantasy success, few teams lift up a trophy at season's end without swinging some trades along the way. All season long I'll try to help you figure out when the time is right to trade fo... more

Week 3 of the fantasy season is in the books. Take a look at the top 30 highest scoring players in all of fantasy football right here as you prepare for Week 4!... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are your standard fantasy football superstars, owned in every league. Or at least the sleepers jamokes like us have been hyping all week (cough, Dion Lewis, cough). But o... more

Each week, I'm tasked with picking the top 10 waiver wire targets for fantasy football fans. That article is a more cursory glance at the waiver wire, helping the countless fantasy players in more casual leagues on NFL.com figure out who is worth ad... more

The waiver wire is one of the most important keys to finding success in the world of fantasy football. The great Michael Fabiano used to write this column, but has since passed it off to me. So I'll do my best to help you manage the waiver wire to sc... more

Week 3 of the fantasy season got off to a weird start. For three-ish quarters the Giants and Redskins tried to lull viewers to sleep with a sloppy, uninspired effort. But boy, was that fourth quarter exciting. Below we breakdown what little... more

Week 3 kicks off with an NFC East rivalry played in primetime, as the Washington Redskins head to the Big Apple to take on the New York Giants. Fantasy fans have plenty to fret about in this one, as the emergence of Matt Jones (Week 2's second highes... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

While drafting smartly and managing the waiver wire are keys to fantasy success, few teams lift up a trophy at season's end without swinging some trades along the way. All season long I'll try to help you figure out when the time is right to trade fo... more

Week 2 of the fantasy season is in the books. Take a look at the top 30 highest scoring players in all of fantasy football right here as you prepare for Week 3!... more

Each week, I'm tasked with picking the top 10 waiver wire targets for fantasy football fans. That article is a more cursory glance at the waiver wire, helping the countless fantasy players on NFL.com in more casual leagues figure out who is worth ad... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are your standard fantasy football superstars, owned in every league. Or at least the sleepers jamokes like us have been hyping all week (cough, Steve Johnson, cough, aga... more

The waiver wire is one of the most important keys to finding success in the world of fantasy football. The great Michael Fabiano used to write this column, but has since passed it off to me. So I'll do my best to help you manage the waiver wire to sc... more

Well, what was a largely boring Thursday night affair certainly had exciting finishes at the half and final whistle. Here are the fantasy takeaways from the Broncos-Chiefs Thursday Night Football kickoff game. Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs T... more

The official Thursday Night Football slate kicks off with a big one tonight, as Peyton Manning and the Broncos travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs. It's an AFC West tilt with a lot on the line, and plenty of fantasy... more

While drafting smartly and managing the waiver wire are keys to fantasy success, few teams lift up a trophy at season's end without swinging some trades along the way. All season long I'll try to help you figure out when the time is right to trade fo... more

Week 1 of the fantasy season is in the books. Take a look at the top 30 highest scoring players in all of fantasy football right here as you prepare for Week 2!... more

Each week, I'm tasked with picking the top 10 waiver wire targets (this week it was 11, given the lateness of Dez Bryant's injury) for fantasy football fans. That article is a more cursory glance at the waiver wire, helping the countless fantasy pla... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are your standard fantasy football superstars, owned in every league. Or at least the sleeper jamokes like us have been hyping all week (cough, Steve Johnson, cough). But... more

The waiver wire is one of the most important keys to finding success in the world of fantasy football. The great Michael Fabiano used to write this column, but has since passed it off to me. So I'll do my best to help you manage the waiver wire to sc... more

Week 1 fantasy stock watch September 11, 2015

Nothing is ever set in stone in the NFL, and as the first Sunday of the NFL season approaches several key fantasy players have seen their stock rise or fall in the last few days. Astute fantasy owners need to track this movement with the utmost atten... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

Each week, you can try to predict the perfect fantasy lineup on NFL.com for a chance to win $1 million. Never played before? Don't worry, it's super simple and it's completely free. All you have to do is select who you think will be the highest scori... more

While drafting smart and managing the waiver wire are keys to fantasy success, few teams lift up a trophy at season's end without swinging a few trades along the way. All season long I'll try to help you figure out when the time is right to trade 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! Or ask Alex on Twitter @AlexGelhar , where he's happy to... more

Whether from injury or auto-draft, sometimes you need to fix your lineup before Week 1 even gets started. Or perhaps you're just looking for some high-upside players hanging around on the waiver wire you can tuck away safely on your bench. With that... more

August

The road to success in the NFL begins each year with the hard work and wide-open possibilities of training camp. As teams around the league gear up for the 2015 campaign, NFL Media reporters will be checking in on all 32 camps around the league . Ale... more

It's time to "Make the Right Call." In this edition, we'll dive into the murky waters of the tight end position to try and help you find some clarity as fantasy drafts approach. Read my answers below, or hear Elliot Harrison's in the video above. Or... more

The latest NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast analyzes the Jordy Nelson injury fallout before introducing a new game called Flex, Marry or Cut. Like, subscribe and listen! With two weeks of preseason action in the books, we've reached the most important g... more

There are plenty of great options on which to play fantasy football. But none of them offer all that NFL.com can. As you decide where/when to start your draft, and on which site to host it, here are six reasons why your decision should begin and end... more

Sleepers Deep Sleepers Breakouts Busts Bargains Last season, I really enjoyed writing my weekly "Deep Dive" column, highlighting players to target on the waiver wire before they became a hot fantasy commodity. I had my share of... more

The NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast discuss their preseason takeaways from Week 1 of the exhibition season and unearth a few new sleepers. The gang also discuss strategies in alternate fantasy formats, including PPR, IDP and Best Ball leagues, before handi... more

» 2015 Fantasy Draft Kit The NFL season is approaching, and with it, more and more ACTUAL fantasy football drafts. Case in point, our own Michael Fabiano hosted his live Celebrity League draft at the NFL offices last week. I was there to write ab... more

It's time to "Make the Right Call," and once again we asked you for questions on Twitter . Read my answers below, or hear Elliot Harrison's answers in the video above. Or do both. A little extra information never hurt anybody, right? Who will be mo... more

With NFL training camps and the preseason underway, fantasy news and tidbits are swirling around like a tornado of information and misinformation. Each week we'll keep you informed with a round-up of the most fantasy-relevant news to emerge from the... more

It's time to "Make the Right Call" once again, and this time we asked you for questions on Twitter. Read my answers below, or hear Elliot Harrison's answers in the video above. Or do both. A little more information never hurt anybody, right? Is C.J... more

The latest NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast talks NFC Training Camp Battles to watch this preseason. The gang also breaks down the latest headlines and they shell out another round of Daily Daps. Like, subscribe and listen! Man, what a weekend. 16 NFL... more

The NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast talks Geno Smith injury fallout and NFC Training Camp Battles . The gang also breakdown the latest headlines and give out another round of Daily Daps. Like, subscribe and listen! Football is back. Yes, it's preseason,... more

The NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast talks Geno Smith injury fallout and NFC Training Camp Battles . The gang also breakdown the latest headlines and give out another round of Daily Daps. Like, subscribe and listen! The fantasy football landscape ebbs an... more

The football world was rocked with some shocking news Tuesday morning. New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles announced that Geno Smith will miss six to 10 weeks after suffering a broken jaw from being "sucker punched" in the lockerroom. The puncher,... more

IDP (Individual Defensive Player) fantasy leagues are more of a niche community, but they have a devoted, vocal fan base. They add another element to your draft and weekly lineup, as you have to also start (usually) a defensive lineman, linebacker,... more

With NFL Training Camps underway, fantasy news and tidbits are swirling around like a tornado of information and misinformation. Each week we'll keep you informed with a round-up of the most fantasy-relevant news to emerge from the 32 NFL training ca... more

UPDATE: NFL Media's Rand Getlin first reported that free agent Pierre Thomas is traveling to workout with the Texans , and NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport later added that the team hopes to sign the former Saint if all is well. History repeats its... more

July

With NFL Training Camps underway, fantasy news and tidbits are swirling around like a tornado of information and misinformation. Each week we'll keep you informed with a weekly roundup of the most fantasy-relevant news to emerge from the 32 NFL train... more

It's hard to think of a player recently who has had a more meteoric rise to superstardom than Odell Beckham Jr. He was starting to get attention around the league, when a three-fingered catch on national television propelled his legend and fame into... more

Carson Palmer might need to add "social media maven" to his resume after his sterling entrance to the arena. Palmer, the 35-year-old starting quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals, finally got with the times and created an Instagram and Facebook acc... more

In the latest episode of the NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast , the guys play (Draft) Price is Right, answer some fan questions and discuss offenses that could surprise in 2015. Also, Michael Fabiano fills the guys in on how he met Kate Upton at a Yankees ga... more

June

In the latest episode of the NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast the gang discussed which sophomore RBs and QBs will slump or surge, late-round QBs to target with the most value, and early mock draft trends. Don't forget to subscribe and listen in HERE ! It... more

In the latest episode of the NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast the gang discussed which sophomore RBs and QBs will slump or surge, late-round QBs to target with the most value, and early mock draft trends. Don't forget to subscribe and listen in HERE ! On... more

Every year, running backs make or break fantasy teams. Whether it be from injuries (Rashas Jennings), mis-understanding the depth chart (Giovani Bernard/Jeremy Hill), or just swinging and missing (Toby Gerhart), finding the right running backs to lea... more

May

Sleepers Deep Sleepers Breakouts Busts Bargains Last season, I launched a column called the "Deep Dive " that's sole purpose was to help fantasy owners find value from the bottom of the waiver-wire barrel each and every week. So... more

Fabiano Gelhar Grant Every year, I try to concoct an elaborate plan for my fantasy drafts that resembles the fever dreams of a conspiracy theorist. There are equations, flow charts, "if-then" clauses, etc. etc. But once the draft start... more

The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft is in the books, with six wide receivers hearing their name called on Thursday night. Six! That's the most since 2009. In fact, six wide receivers have been selected in Round 1 a total of six times in the last 15... more

Justin Kozisek, JK Creative May is certainly making a statement with its opening weekend. The 2015 NFL Draft is underway, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are finally fighting and "Avengers: Age of Ultron " opens in theaters. Fans of the... more

April

With the 2015 NFL Draft underway in Chicago, the fantasy futures of plenty of teams and players will be changing with each and every pick. We'll be updating the below live blog with instant analysis after each selection, so be sure to check back earl... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Georgia running back Todd Gurley. Were it not for a rash of injuries throughout his collegiate... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper. "The Godfather" or "Citizen Kane"? The Beatles or The Roll... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White. After the runaway success of the 2014 rookie wide rec... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. So it goes... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Oklahoma wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. Dorial Green-Beckham represents one of the most... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Indiana running back Tevin Coleman. When it comes to home-run threats at the running back posi... more

Ultimate NFL road trip April 21, 2015

The NFL schedule has been released! With it, every team's path to Super Bowl 50 has been set. But another path has been set as well. This one is for you, the fan. It's the path of the ultimate NFL road trip. An odyssey not for the faint of heart that... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah. According to most pundits and scouts, it's a two-horse r... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Miami (Fla.) wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. Coveting speed is not just an Al Davis trait. Case... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Minnesota running back David Cobb. Despite setting his school's single-season rushing record i... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates. When studying wide receivers, I tend to zero in on the lit... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett. I've gotten into squabbles on social media and in re... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene. Standing just 5-foot-11 and weighing 182 pounds has preven... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith. Devin Smith is a bit of a polarizing NFL prospect, as his name... more

Full mock draft results Fabiano's analysis Draft fever is spreading throughout the NFL Media offices. And the only cure, was to hold a mock draft. Even though the final rosters and depth charts are far from set, we saw fit to have a littl... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford. Langford turned some heads at the 2015 NFL Scouting Comb... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subjects are tight ends Maxx Williams (Minnesota) and Clive Walford (Miami). There are two unquestioned leaders... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former South Carolina running back Mike Davis. In a running back class loaded with physical specimens... more

March

I've often wondered how the world will end, and now I finally have my answer: SB Nation's diabolically addictive "Bill Belichick Offseason Simulator ." The game is an old-school, choose-your-own-adventure style flash game, taking players inside the... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Northern Iowa running back David Johnson. David Johnson represents one of the most interesting... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman. Perriman sent football Twitter into a frenzy on Wednesday... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker. When it comes to wide receiver prospects in the 2015... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Boise State running back Jay Ajayi. If you talk to college scouts or draftniks, one name among... more

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, each day NFL Fantasy will profile a prospect who could make a splash in fantasy next season. Today's subject is former Wisconsin running back and Heisman Trophy runner-up Melvin Gordon. When it comes to running ba... more

Free agency can be a tough time for NFL fans. It's never easy seeing a beloved player head to another team for more money. It's even harder when that player heads to a hated division rival (more on that later). Earlier this week, Eagles fans watched... more

February

The NFL Scouting Combine signals the beginning of the new football calendar, but it also signals the arrival of smokescreen season, where teams and coaches lob misinformation-filled grenades into the media to shroud their actual thinking in a verbose... more

Nothing screams NFL offseason like a little friendly trash talk between an NFL player and an NFL analyst on social media. On Saturday at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine the wide receivers were set to run the 40-yard dash, with several youngsters incl... more

January

Everyone has a prediction for Super Bowl XLIX. Heck, I think every employee at NFL Media had a prediction in this expansive piece (except for us fantasy writers). But I digress. The real reason I've been summoned to write about predictions is becaus... more

Super Bowl XLIX is almost here. And now one more "12" will be cheering his team on in person thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Daniel Duncan, a 13-year-old who attends Washington Middle School in Olympia, Wash. received a very special phone cal... more

While Super Bowl XLIX will be infinitely entertaining in its own right, many will argue that the real entertainment happens when the game's not on the screen. That's right, we're talking commercials. Here's a quick look at what to keep an eye on in... more

The Pro Bowl draft will air live on NFL Network tonight at 8 p.m. ET, which inspired us here at NFL Fantasy to do a little drafting of our own. So we grabbed as many of our analysts as possible to put together our second mock draft for the 2015 seas... more

The divisional playoff games offered a lot of great drama, but few real surprises. Only one top seed was knocked off (sorry, Broncos), setting up the Packers to face the Seahawks, and the Colts to face the Patriots in the conference championships. Th... more

The Oakland Raiders' search for their next head coach has officially come to a close. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport has confimed that former Broncos defensive coordinator and former Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio will be the next head coach of the... more

December

The NFL playoffs are here. While your normal fantasy season might be over, the fantasy playoff season has just begun. Below are some or our lineups for NFL Playoff Challenge. Here's how it works: Players earn points via standard scoring for NFL.com,... more

The 2014 season is in the books, and as you're inundated with articles about looking back and looking ahead, we decided to give you a little of both. Below are the top 30 scorers in fantasy football (standard scoring leagues), with a little recap of... more

Fantasy Stock Watch Week 17 December 26, 2014

The NFL changes in an instant, which is why it's important to stay abreast of how your players are looking prior to Sundays. Below is a look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling, as we approach Week 17 and the fantasy playoffs. Keep an eye o... more

Most fantasy football championships have passed, but for those of you still playing here is a list of players who should be Driven Stronger to perform in Week 17. Whether they are hoping to bounce-back, face a great matchup or want to silence critics... more

Defenses in fantasy football are a fickle beast to figure out. Touchdowns can sway the course of a defense's fantasy season, but are nearly impossible to predict. This is why many fantasy players are fans of a strategy called "streaming defenses." If... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In... more

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 16 had no shortage of star performers and surprises (although most were on the Seahawks).... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

We've reached the fantasy football championships, and there are a number of big-name players ready to rebound for fantasy squads when they're needed most. Whether the players below are hoping to bounce-back, face a great matchup or want to silence... more

We're nearing the end, folks. Michael Fabiano has the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football for you HERE , but below are some deeper waiver-wire targets if you're scraping the bottom of the free agent barrel. Many of these "deep" waiver... more

Defenses in fantasy football are a fickle beast to figure out. Touchdowns can sway the course of a defense's fantasy season, but are nearly impossible to predict. This is why many fantasy players are fans of a strategy called "streaming defenses." If... more

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 15 had no shortage of star performers and surprises, but there were a few players in parti... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In... more

I probably could have just copied and pasted my story on Peyton Manning from last week here, but that'd be lazy. So I'll only steal the headline instead and change the name to Aaron Rodgers, who had one of the worst fantasy performances of his caree... more

Fantasy Stock Watch Week 15 December 12, 2014

The NFL changes in an instant, which is why it's important to stay abreast of how your players are looking prior to Sundays. Below is a look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling, as we approach Week 15 and the second round of the fantasy pla... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

Last week we pegged Matt Forte as one of our Driven Stronger candidates, and even though he had far too few touches (in this humble writer's opinion), he still scored 16 fantasy points for his owners. Looking ahead to Week 15, whether the players bel... more

While Michael Fabiano serves up the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football each week, I am here for those who need to dive a little deeper. Depending on your league, you may have no shot at the guys on Fabiano's list. Whether it's because of... more

Defenses in fantasy football are a fickle beast to figure out. Touchdowns can sway the course of a defense's fantasy season, but are nearly impossible to predict. This is why many fantasy players are fans of a strategy called "streaming defenses." If... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In... more

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 14 had no shortage of star performers and surprises, but there were a few players in parti... more

Fantasy football players hoping to ride the right arm of Peyton Manning through the fantasy playoffs were sorely disappointed by his performance Sunday. Manning threw for 172 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions for a grand total of ... wai... more

Fantasy Stock Watch Week 14 December 05, 2014

The NFL changes in an instant, which is why it's important to stay abreast of how your players are looking prior to Sundays. Below is a look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling, as we approach Week 14 and the fantasy playoffs. Keep an eye o... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

"Way Too Early" Sleepers "Way Too Early" Busts "Way Too Early" 2015 Mock Draft Look, I get it. The calendar hasn't even turned over to 2015, yet here we are ranting and raving about fantasy football sleepers for the 2015 NFL season. W... more

Last week Jordy Nelson and Calvin Johnson were among our Driven Stronger candidates, and they scored three touchdowns between them. Johnson had the bigger overall day, but Nelson had to battle with Darrelle Revis for much of his game and still manage... more

Well, it was fun while it lasted. Brian Hoyer has been named the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns in Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Hoyer was benched in favor of rookie Johnny Manziel in last week's 26-10 loss to the Bill... more

While Michael Fabiano serves up the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football each week, I am here for those who need to dive a little deeper. Depending on your league, you may have no shot at the guys on Fabiano's list. Whether it's because of... more

Defenses in fantasy football are a fickle beast to figure out. Touchdowns can sway the course of a defense's fantasy season, but are nearly impossible to predict. This is why many fantasy players are fans of a strategy called "streaming defenses." If... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career day. In... more

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 12 had no shortage of star performers and surprises, but there were a few players in parti... more

November
Fantasy stock watch - Week 13 November 28, 2014

The NFL changes in an instant, which is why it's important to stay abreast of how your players are looking prior to Sundays. This is especially true this week as we have a number of marquee players dealing with, or returning from injuries. Below is a... more

Last week Ryan Mathews was one of our top Driven Stronger candidates, and he crossed the century mark for the first time this season, also finding the end zone on an impressive scamper. Looking ahead to Week 13, whether the players below are looking... more

Whether because of injuries, bad drafting or just plain bad luck, you're out of the fantasy playoffs and for all intents and purposes, your fantasy season is over. And it stinks. You've invested time, energy and thought into putting together the perf... more

While Michael Fabiano serves up the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football each week, I am here for those who need to dive a little deeper. Depending on your league, you may have no shot at the guys on Fabiano's list. Whether it's because of... more

Defenses in fantasy football are a fickle beast to figure out. Touchdowns can sway the course of a defense's fantasy season, but are nearly impossible to predict. This is why many fantasy players are fans of a strategy called "streaming defenses." If... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In... more

Week 12 fantasy stock watch November 21, 2014

The NFL changes in an instant, which is why it's important to stay abreast of how your players are looking prior to Sundays. This is especially true this week as we finish up the bye weeks, and have a number of marquee players dealing with, or return... more

Top 25 ranked players: Week 12 November 20, 2014

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

Last week Le'Veon Bell was one of our top Driven Stronger candidates, and he delivered a career night in Tennessee, rushing for 204 yards with one score. He added 18 more receiving yards for good measure, too. Looking ahead to Week 12, whether the pl... more

While Michael Fabiano serves up the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football each week, I am here for those who need to dive a little deeper. Depending on your league, you may have no shot at the guys on Fabiano's list. Whether it's because of... more

Defenses in fantasy football are a fickle beast to figure out. Touchdowns can sway the course of a defense's fantasy season, but are nearly impossible to predict. This is why many fantasy players are fans of a strategy called "streaming defenses." If... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In... more

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 11 had no shortage of star performers and surprises, but there were a few players in parti... more

Week 11 fantasy stock watch November 14, 2014

The NFL changes in an instant, which is why it's important to stay abreast of how your players are looking prior to Sundays. This is especially true this week as we have six teams on a bye (again), and a number of marquee players dealing with, or ret... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

Last week we pegged Justin Forsett and Dez Bryant as players who could be Driven Stronger to put up big fantasy totals, and both delivered with their best performances of the year. Forsett racked up 112 rushing yards and two touchdowns while Bryant... more

While Michael Fabiano serves up the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football each week, I am here for those who need to dive a little deeper. Depending on your league, you may have no shot at the guys on Fabiano's list. Whether it's because of... more

Defenses in fantasy football are a fickle beast to figure out. Touchdowns can sway the course of a defense's fantasy season, but are nearly impossible to predict. This is why many fantasy players are fans of a strategy called "streaming defenses." If... more

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 10 had no shortage of star performers and surprises, but there were a few players in parti... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In... more

Week 10 fantasy stock watch November 07, 2014

The NFL changes in an instant, which is why it's important to stay abreast of how your players are looking prior to Sundays. This is especially true this week as we have six teams on a bye (again), and a number of marquee players dealing with, or ret... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

Even though plenty of players had extra motivation to perform last week, most of them failed to deliver in the stat sheets. Because of that, Russell Wilson and Mike Wallace are making repeat appearances in our "Driven Stronger" column, as they're ext... more

While Michael Fabiano serves up the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football each week, I am here for those who need to dive a little deeper. Depending on your league, you may have no shot at the guys on Fabiano's list. Whether it's because of... more

Defenses in fantasy football are a fickle beast to figure out. Touchdowns can sway the course of a defense's fantasy season, which is why the Eagles are surprisingly at the top of the fantasy heap thanks to their seven defensive and special teams... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In... more

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 9 had no shortage of star performers and surprises, but there were a few players in partic... more

October

Each week, you can try to predict the perfect fantasy lineup on NFL.com for a chance to win $1 million. Never played before? Don't worry, it's super simple and it's completely free. All you have to do is select who you think will be the highest... more

Week 9 fantasy stock watch October 31, 2014

The NFL changes in an instant, which is why it's important to stay abreast of how your players are looking prior to Sundays. This is especially true this week as we have six teams on a bye, and a number of marquee players dealing with, or returning f... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

Boy, was Mark Ingram ever driven stronger to perform in Week 8. After missing several weeks with a broken hand and struggling to find running lanes in his return game against Detroit, Ingram punished the Packers defense for 172 rushing yards and a... more

While Michael Fabiano serves up the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football each week, I am here for those who need to dive a little deeper. Depending on your league, you may have no shot at the guys on Fabiano's list. Whether it's because of... more

Defenses in fantasy football are a fickle beast to figure out. Touchdowns can sway the course of a defense's fantasy season, which is why the Eagles are surprisingly at the top of the fantasy heap thanks to their seven defensive and special teams... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In... more

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 8 had no shortage of star performers and surprises, but there were a few players in partic... more

Each week, you can try to predict the perfect fantasy lineup on NFL.com for a chance to win $1 million. Never played before? Don't worry, it's super simple and it's completely free. All you have to do is select who you think will be the highest... more

Week 8 fantasy stock watch October 24, 2014

The NFL changes in an instant, which is why it's important to stay abreast of how your players are looking prior to Sundays. Below is a look at whose stock is rising, and whose is falling, as we approach Week 8. Keep an eye on these players heading i... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

So it would appear that Russell Wilson really was Driven Stronger in Week 7. Seattle's signal-caller scored 37.12 fantasy points -- the most any single player has scored in 2014. Of course, it helps that he set an NFL record as the first player to th... more

While Michael Fabiano serves up the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football each week, I am here for those who need to dive a little deeper. Depending on your league, you may have no shot at the guys on Fabiano's list. Whether it's because of... more

Defenses in fantasy football are a fickle beast to figure out. Case in point, the four highest scoring fantasy defenses last year (Kansas City, Seattle, Carolina and Cincinnati) all rank outside the top 20 seven weeks into the 2014 season. This is w... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In... more

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 7 had no shortage of star performers and surprises, but there were a few players in partic... more

It was quiet Friday afternoon. Too quiet. That was until the football world was hit with a shocker as loud as a Motley Crue concert when the Seattle Seahawks traded Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional mid-round draft pick . The #Je... more

Week 7 fantasy stock watch October 17, 2014

The NFL changes in an instant, which is why it's important to stay abreast of how your players are looking prior to Sundays. Below is a look at whose stock is rising, and whose is falling, as we approach Week 7. Keep an eye on these players heading i... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Few of these names will surprise you, but you c... more

While Michael Fabiano serves up the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football each week, I am here for those who need to dive a little deeper. Depending on your league, you may have no shot at the guys on Fabiano's list. Whether it's because of... more

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 4 had no shortage of star performers and surprises, but there were a few players in partic... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In... more

Week 6 fantasy stock watch October 10, 2014

The NFL changes in an instant, which is why it's important to stay abreast of how your players are looking prior to Sundays. Below is a look at whose stock is rising, and whose is falling, as we approach Week 6. Keep an eye on these players heading i... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

While my colleague Michael Fabiano serves up the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football each week, I am here for those who need to dive a little deeper. Depending on your league, you may have no shot at the guys on Fabiano's list. Whether it's... more

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 4 had no shortage of star performers and surprises, but there were a few players in partic... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In... more

Week 5 fantasy stock watch October 03, 2014

We did it. We survived the first epic bye week of the year, and now a wealth of fantasy studs will be back in action. Below is a look at whose stock is rising, and whose is falling, as we approach Week 5. Keep an eye on these players heading into Sun... more

Yesterday I wrote about NFL Fantasy's biggest surprises and disappointments of the season. With those out of the way, I was asked to make some predictions for the rest of the season as well. Now, aside from predicting how many times I'm going to eat... more

Can you believe it? We're one-fourth of the way through the NFL and fantasy season! What a wild four weeks it has been. Despite the relative infancy of the season, we've learned quite a bit about the teams and players we spent all offseason... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Few of these names will surprise you, but you c... more

September

While my esteemed colleague Michael Fabiano will be serving up the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football each week, I am here for those who need to dive a little deeper. Depending on your league, you may have no shot at the guys on Fabiano's... more

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 4 had no shortage of star performers and surprises, but there were a few players in partic... more

On any given NFL weekend, many players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In fantasy,... more

NFL Week 4 fantasy stock watch September 26, 2014

With three weeks of NFL action in the books, we're starting to get a better sense of how the 2014 fantasy season might shake out. Below are 14 players whose stock is rising or falling heading into Week 4. Keep an eye on these players heading into Sun... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

While my esteemed colleague Michael Fabiano will be serving up the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football each week, I am here for those who need to dive a little deeper. Depending on your league, you may have no shot at the guys on Fabiano's... more

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 3 had no shortage of star performers and surprises, but there were a few players in partic... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In... more

NFL Week 3 fantasy stock watch September 19, 2014

Week 2 was a wild one that saw a number of big-name fantasy players suffer injuries. Below are 14 players whose stock is rising or falling heading into Week 3. Players surrounded with uncertainty (like Jordan Cameron) didn't make the list, as it was... more

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but... more

While my esteemed colleague Michael Fabiano will be serving up the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football each week, I am here for those who need to dive a little deeper. Depending on your league, you may have no shot at the guys on Fabiano's... more

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 2 had no shortage of star performers and surprises, but there were a few players in partic... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In... more

Week 2 Fantasy stock watch September 12, 2014

We've only had one week of fantasy football so far, and already a lot has changed. Below is a recap on whose stock is rising, and whose is falling, as we head into Week 2 to help you get primed for fantasy success.... more

Wondering whom to start on your fantasy team? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. You can view the full rankings... more

Courtesy of EPIX Woody Strode, Kenny Washington, Bill Willis and Marion Motley (from left to right) changed pro football forever. "Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football" premieres on EPIX at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 23.... more

While my esteemed colleague Michael Fabiano took an early look at the top waiver-wire options in fantasy football this week, I felt the need to dive a little deeper. Depending on your league, many of the guys on that list might already be gone,... more

Week 1 fantasy #Kaboom winners September 08, 2014

Each week, we at NFL fantasy like to bestow #KABOOM awards on the top players at each position that deliver monster performances for their fantasy owners. Week 1 had no shortage of star performers and surprises, but there were a few players in... more

On any given NFL weekend, many different players score touchdowns. Most of them are frequently started on fantasy football rosters. But others come out of nowhere to vulture touchdowns or beat a third-string cornerback repeatedly for a career-day. In... more

Week 1 fantasy stock watch September 05, 2014

Week 1 kicked off last night with the Seattle Seahawks taking it to the Green Bay Packers. But that was only the beginning. The real action will begin on Sunday, with all of fantasy football's biggest stars taking the field. Here's a list of whose st... more

Update (9/8): Ellington practiced Sunday on a limited basis per general manager Steve Keim, but is still a game-time decision for tonight's tilt against the San Diego Chargers. Owners who have been holding out hope for Ellington to start better als... more

Well America, it's your time to shine. The NFL Fantasy LIVE experts' league draft has concluded , and your team is set for the 2014 fantasy season. All that's left to be set in stone is your lineup for Week 1, where you'll be facing NFL Media senior... more

By now, you've likely concluded your fantasy draft(s) and are eagerly awaiting your Week 1 matchup. However, depending on your league, there could be a wealth of worthwhile players waiting on the waiver wire. Below are 10 players who are owned in... more

August

With the preseason officially in the books, Eli Manning made the most of his Friday by participating in an "AMA " on Reddit . For the uniformed, AMA stands for "Ask Me Anything," which is a popular series on the site where everyday average folks get... more

Fantasy football is a blast. I look forward to it every year. And while my League of Record* is fantastic and needs no changing, occaisonally a fantasy league needs a metaphorical kick in the pants in the form of a rule change. Fantasy leagues are as... more

Today, my tour around the NFL divisions in "Madden NFL 15" continues with a stop in what many believe is the toughest division in football: the NFC West . Nestled inside this brutal division are the reigning world champion Seattle Seahawks, the NFC... 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! Last week, we held a draft for an real league (not a mock) featuring the produ... more

The news fantasy owners were dreading has finally come out. Cleveland Browns all-star wide receiver Josh Gordon, the leading fantasy scorer among wide receivers in 2013, has been suspended for one full year for violating the NFL's substance abuse pol... more

Yesterday I was lucky enough to have the chance to review "Madden NFL 15" for the site, but on a rather short deadline. As such, I wasn't able to dive into everything as much as possible, and failed to mention that the game no longer supports online... more

The wait is finally over. "Madden NFL 15" hit store shelves on Tuesday, August 26, giving football fans and gamers across the country reasons to rejoice. Cynical fans of EA Sports' long-running franchise might feel "rejoice" is a bit of an overstatem... more

Kids are just growing up too darn fast these days. Back in the day, it used to take wide receivers until Year 3 before they had a breakout campaign. Now, we're seeing second-year guys like Josh Gordon pace all wide receivers in fantasy scoring, with... more

Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide Receivers Tight Ends Some say too much of a good thing is a bad thing, or than it can do you harm. Shakespeare was one of the first people to put this in print , but who ever listend to that guy anywa... more

It's fantasy draft week, which means people across the country will soon be drafting the team they hope will take them to a fantasy title. To help figure out the first few rounds, below are the top 25 players in fantasy for 2014, per our... more

There's a lot we don't know every year in fantasy football, but one thing that is relatively easy to figure out is how the first round in most fantasy drafts is going to fall. This year, the big four running backs (Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy,... more

With NFL training camps and the preseason underway, many interesting nuggets are surfacing regarding a number of fantasy football players. From first-round picks to deep sleepers, "Word around camp" will track the best quotes from players and coaches... more

Kids are growing up too darn fast these days. Back in the day, it used to take wide receivers until Year 3 before they had a breakout campaign. Last year, we saw second-year guys like Josh Gordon pace all wide receivers in fantasy scoring, with fello... more

Aside from a select few, there is risk involved in drafting almost every player in fantasy football. However, due to a less than ideal situation or a return from a serious injury, some players carry far more risk than others. Below are 10 high-risk,... more

Busts happen in fantasy football. It's a hard reality we must all face. Yet, many of these busts are able to bounce back the following year and win the hearts of fantasy owners once again. Below are 14 candidates primed for a fantasy bounce-back in 2... more

With NFL training camps and the preseason underway, many interesting nuggets are surfacing regarding a number of fantasy football players. From first-round picks to deep sleepers, "Word around camp" will track the best quotes from players and coaches... more

In Tuesday's episode of NFL Fantasy Live, our resident fantasy pundits took a look at which players were on the most championship teams from 2013 and their average draft positions (ADP). Furthermore, they each made a prediction about which players fa... more

With NFL training camps and the preseason underway, many interesting nuggets are surfacing regarding a number of fantasy football players. From first-round picks to deep sleepers, "Word around camp" will track the best quotes from players and coaches... more

"I make my own luck ." - Harvey Dent, "The Dark Knight" Harvey Dent aka Two-Face, used a two-headed coin as a ploy to make decisions in the Batman comics (and the Christopher Nolan film mentioned above). What in the world does this quote have to do... more

With NFL training camps underway, lots of interesting nuggets are coming out regarding a number of fantasy football players. From first-round picks to deep sleepers, "Word around camp" will track the best quotes from players and coaches throughout ea... more

NFC depth charts AFC depth charts After sifting through the NFC depth charts yesterday , it's time to take a peek at the "unofficial" depth charts over in the AFC. Again, keep in mind, these are far from the end all be all, and could ver... more

With NFL training camps underway, lots of interesting nuggets are coming out regarding a number of fantasy football players. From first-round picks to deep sleepers, "Word around camp" will track the best quotes from players and coaches throughout ea... more

We're inching ever closer to football. Many teams across the NFL have released "unofficial" depth charts. Remember that word: "unofficial." These are way too early to take as the infallible word of the team, however, there are often interesting tidbi... more

July

With NFL Training Camps underway, lots of interesting nuggets are coming out regarding a number of fantasy football players. From first-round picks to deep sleepers, "Word around camp" will track the best quotes from players and coaches throughout ea... more

With NFL Training Camps underway, lots of interesting nuggets are coming out regarding a number of fantasy football players. From first-round picks to deep sleepers, "Word around camp" will track the best quotes from players and coaches throughout ea... more

With NFL Training Camps underway, lots of interesting nuggets are coming out regarding a number of fantasy football players. From first-round picks to deep sleepers, "Word around camp" will track the best quotes from players and coaches throughout ea... more

The big guys never get the credit they deserve. My heart was warmed when the New York Giants announced that they'd be retiring Chris Snee's number and inducting him in their ring of honor. Snee probably won't be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of... more

With NFL Training Camps underway, lots of interesting nuggets are coming out regarding a number of fantasy football players. From first-round picks to deep sleepers, "Word around camp" will track the best quotes from players and coaches throughout... more

With NFL Training Camps underway, lots of interesting nuggets are coming out regarding a number of fantasy football players. From first-round picks to deep sleepers, "Word around camp" will track the best quotes from players and coaches throughout... more

Few things rile up the fantasy community quite like a head coach or offensive coordinator talking about a committee approach in the backfield. Newly minted Tampa Bay Buccaneers OC Jeff Tedford dropped that bomb back in June. "I don't believe that... more

After career lows for both Victor Cruz and Eli Manning in 2013, it's no surprise that the Super Bowl winning tandem is nervous heading into 2014. Last season, Cruz posted his lowest reception, receiving yard and touchdown totals in his four-year care... more

Making the Leap in 2014 Around The League profiles 25 players (like Minnesota Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes ) primed to enjoy breakout seasons. READ If you haven't been following along to our esteemed "Around the League " colleagues' list of play... more

There are a lot of new faces across the NFL set to make a big impact for their new team in 2014. Whether through the draft, free agency or via trade, here is one new face ready to help take his new team to the next level.... more

Emmanuel Sanders, the newest option in Peyton Manning's arsenal, appeared on "NFL AM " Wednesday morning raving about his experiences with the Denver Broncos thus far and saying how happy he is to be there. "I'm finally entering a season where I'm in... more

It happened. The prodigal son has returned to Cleveland, Ohio in the hopes of bringing a championship to it's fine denizens. Yes, all of that flowery language is in reference to LeBron James' decision to try and win back the Clevelanders he spurned f... more

Change is hard. Take Michael Bay and his cash-cow Transformers series for example. Those films refuse to change their formula and continue to regress in quality. Yet, I suppose if it's going to make a bajillion dollars, why try and make it any better... more

May

Saying goodbye is never easy, yet that's what soccer fans are going to have to do to Landon Donovan. With the news breaking that Donovan was shockingly left off of the final 23-man World Cup roster for the U.S. Men's National Team, his time in the na... more

Last week was a big week for the NFL, as the 2014 NFL Draft came and went at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Yet, it was an even bigger week for a high school senior in the small town of Crosby, Texas. Back in February, Mike "Big... more

April
Ultimate NFL road trip April 23, 2014

The NFL schedule has been released! With it, every team's path has been set for their quest for a Lombardi trophy. But another path has been set as well. This one is for you, the fan. It's the path of the ultimate NFL road trip that puts you at a hom... more

Despite having the sixth-ranked rushing attack last season, the New York Jets made two moves this offseason to bolster their ground game by signing Michael Vick and Chris Johnson. If this were 2009, they'd have the fastest backfield in football, but... more

As the 2014 NFL Draft approaches, our esteemed colleagues have been looking back at drafts from years past and examining how things might have gone differently had we known then what we know now. It's a fascinating exercise, and one we thought we'd... more

Every offseason, the fantasy community inevitably rallies around an up-and-coming player, making him the belle of the fantasy ball. Last year, it was Lamar Miller, the fantasy darling who rocketed up draft boards all offseason before torpedoing... more

Welcome to the NFL offseason. While analysts are busy dissecting free agency moves and teams are preparing for the 2014 NFL Draft, the NFL cheerleaders are hard at work as well -- although their job looks a heck of a lot more fun than ours at the mom... more

Good things come to those who wait, or so the expression goes. It certainly came true for Aaron Rodgers, who shared that wisdom with Geno Smith during the 2013 NFL Draft. The same can be true for backup running backs. Michael Turner was LaDainian... more

"Who's the more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him?" is one of my favorite lines from the entire "Star Wars" series. And it's especially applicable on this annual day of mischief, April Fool's Day. In honor of that, I was tasked with taki... more

March

With the news coming out today that the NFL is banning the crossbar dunk celebration , it's high-time that we pay homage to one of the best touchdown celebrations the NFL has ever known. Here's a look at some of the NFL's best dunkers, as well as a l... more

Fantasy football is an unpredictable mistress. All of the signs on the field and from "experts" across the World Wide Web can point to one thing, then reality decides the complete opposite will be true. That's what happened with the Baltimore Ravens... more

The Detroit Lions 2013 season may have been a disappointment to fans of the franchise, but it was anything but to fantasy owners. That squad featured the seventh-best quarterback, third-best wide receiver, and two top-20 running backs in standard... more

January

Wild Card Weekend came and went, but left us with some unforgettable playoff games. Andrew Luck's improbable comeback? The Saints finally winning a road playoff game? Jeff Triplette getting replays correct in Cincinnati? The instant classic in Green... more

December

The playoff picture How would your team's prospects look if the season ended today? See where each team stands in the playoff picture midway through the season. More ... It's a bittersweet day for football fans. For many, this was the last d... more

The NFC South title is pretty much on the line in the highly-anticipated rematch between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. But more importantly, if you're lucky enough to still be playing fantasy football, your fantasy... more

The two biggest stories coming out of Week 15 are one of individual performance and one of team performance. Both were fascinating to watch unfold on Sunday, so let's quit wasting time and get to the craziness that descended upon our televisions for... more

There are some very vocal opponents to football, and in particular, Super Bowl XLVIII, being played in the snow and cold. You can find them in most bars across America, as well as in the national sports media: This Eagles game is why the Super Bowl... more

Look what we have here. Week 13 brought us a slate of NFL action that featured a number of fantastic games, and even more fantastic individual performances. Even though this column thrives on the wierd and offbeat, it was a welcome relief to have the... more

November

With each passing week, the NFL just gets weirder and weirder. This week, we saw Brandon Jacobs run like it was 2007, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play defense like it was 2001, and Matt Flynn sling the rock like it was 2011! Perhaps this is why the NFL... more

Here at the Fifth Down, we like to highlight the strange, surprising and humorous moments that punctuate each Sunday in the NFL season. Some weeks are full of surprises, others are a little more tame. I'd say Week 11 falls somewhere right in the mid... more

So, Week 9 is shaping up just like we all predicted. Tony Romo threw a bad fourth quarter interception, and still managed to win. Rex Ryan defeated Rob Ryan as the Jets defeated the Saints (not a typo), and the Chiefs are 9-0 heading into their bye.... more

October

While Week 7 lacked the GIFable moments of Week 6 , there certainly was a healthy amount of craziness in the NFL to fill up this column. So rather than blather on pointlessly in an intro and throw some obscure pop culture references into the mix, tal... more

In terms of excitement, Week 6 did not disappoint. There were defensive battles, an overtime thriller, touchdown dances, a classic Tom Brady comeback, and of course, three Eli Manning interceptions. Yep, all was right in the world of the NFL once aga... more

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