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Matt Franciscovich

Matt Franciscovich

Matt Franciscovich is in his third season as an Associate Fantasy Editor. Before joining NFL.com in 2014 he had worked for Capitol Records in New York City and Hollywood, CA in the publicity and radio promotion departments. He has also contributed to numberfire.com, TheFakeFootball.com, FantasyPros.com and SportsInjuryAlert.com.



November

Week 12 waiver adds Streaming QBs/TEs/DEF Players to drop Deep waiver wire targets Since Alex Gelhar already masterfully identified some of the top waiver wire targets ahead of Week 12, Matt Harmon examined top deep league adds i... more

The FedEx Air & Ground fantasy preview is back! In case it slipped your mind, NFL football fans have the opportunity to vote on top performers at the running back and quarterback position following every regular week of action. The candidates... more

In this edition of Trade Calls we set our sights on three players to make a move for in trade negotiations, one way or the other. Whether it's upcoming schedules, overreactions due to underperformance or unexpected fantasy-point explosions, look to m... more

Week 11 waiver adds Streaming QBs/TEs/DEF Players to drop Deep waiver wire targets Since Alex Gelhar already masterfully identified some of the top waiver wire targets ahead of Week 11, Matt Harmon examined top deep league adds i... more

The FedEx Air & Ground fantasy preview is back! In case it slipped your mind, NFL football fans have the opportunity to vote on top performers at the running back and quarterback position following every regular week of action. The candidates... more

In this edition of Trade Calls we set our sights on six players to make a move for in trade negotiations, one way or the other. Whether it's upcoming schedules, overreactions due to underperformance or unexpected fantasy-point explosions, look to mov... more

Week 10 waiver adds Streaming QBs/TEs/DEF Players to drop Deep waiver wire targets Since Alex Gelhar already masterfully identified some of the top waiver-wire targets ahead of Week 10, Matt Harmon examined top deep league adds i... more

The FedEx Air & Ground fantasy preview is back! In case it slipped your mind, NFL football fans have the opportunity to vote on top performers at the running back and quarterback position following every regular week of action. The candidates... more

In this edition of Trade Calls we set our sights on five players to make a move for in trade negotiations, one way or the other. Whether it's upcoming schedules, overreactions due to underperformance or unexpected fantasy-point explosions, look to mo... more

October

On Tuesday morning , former Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. There are a few repercussions here from a fantasy football standpoint. To put it simply, it's a c... more

Week 9 waiver adds Streaming QBs/TEs/DEF Deep waiver wire targets Since Alex Gelhar already masterfully identified some of the top waiver-wire targets ahead of Week 9, and Matt Harmon examined top deep league adds in his deep dive,... more

The FedEx Air & Ground fantasy preview is back! In case it slipped your mind, NFL football fans have the opportunity to vote on top performers at the running back and quarterback position following every regular week of action. The candidates... more

In this edition of Trade Calls we set our sights on five players to make a move for in trade negotiations, one way or the other. Whether it's upcoming schedules, overreactions due to underperformance or unexpected fantasy-point explosions, look to mo... more

Week 8 waiver adds Streaming QBs/TEs/DEF Deep waiver wire targets Since Alex Gelhar already masterfully identified some of the top waiver-wire targets ahead of Week 8, and Matt Harmon examined top deep league adds in his deep dive,... more

The FedEx Air & Ground fantasy preview is back! In case it slipped your mind, NFL football fans have the opportunity to vote on top performers at the running back and quarterback position following every regular week of action. The candidates... more

In this edition of Trade Calls we set our sights on five players to make a move for in trade negotiations, one way or the other. Whether it's upcoming schedules, overreactions due to underperformance or unexpected fantasy-point explosions, look to mo... more

Week 7 waiver adds Streaming QBs/TEs/DEF Deep waiver wire targets Since Alex Gelhar already masterfully identified some of the top waiver wire targets ahead of Week 7, and Matt Harmon examined top deep league adds in his deep dive,... more

The FedEx Air & Ground fantasy preview is back! In case it slipped your mind, NFL football fans have the opportunity to vote on top performers at the running back and quarterback position following every regular week of action. The candidates... more

In this edition of Trade Calls we set our sights on five players to make a move for in trade negotiations, one way or the other. Whether it's upcoming schedules, overreactions due to underperformance or unexpected fantasy-point explosions, look to mo... more

Week 6 waiver adds Streaming QBs/TEs/DEF Deep waiver wire targets Since Alex Gelhar already masterfully identified some of the top waiver wire targets ahead of Week 6, and Matt Harmon examined top deep league adds in his deep dive,... more

The FedEx Air & Ground fantasy preview is back! In case it slipped your mind, NFL football fans have the opportunity to vote on top performers at the running back and quarterback position following every regular week of action. The candidates... more

In this edition of Trade Calls we set our sights on five players to make a move for in trade negotiations, one way or the other. Whether it's upcoming schedules, overreactions due to underperformance or unexpected fantasy-point explosions, look to mo... more

Week 5 waiver adds Streaming QBs/TEs/DEF Deep waiver wire targets Since Alex Gelhar already masterfully identified some of the top waiver wire targets ahead of Week 4, and Matt Harmon examined top deep league adds in his deep dive,... more

September

The FedEx Air & Ground fantasy preview is back! In case it slipped your mind, NFL football fans have the opportunity to vote on top performers at the running back and quarterback position following every regular week of action. The candidates... more

In this edition of Trade Calls I hone in on seven players to make a move for in trade negotiations, one way or the other. Whether it's upcoming schedules, overreactions due to underperformance or unexpected fantasy-point explosions, look to move this... more

Week 4 waiver adds Streaming QBs/TEs/DEF Deep waiver wire targets Since Alex Gelhar already masterfully identified some of the top waiver wire targets ahead of Week 4, and Matt Harmon examined top deep league adds in his deep dive,... more

The FedEx Air & Ground fantasy preview is back! In case it slipped your mind, NFL football fans have the opportunity to vote on top performers at the running back and quarterback position following every regular week of action. The candidates... more

In this edition of Trade Calls I hone in on 10 players to make a move for in trade negotiations, one way or the other. Whether it's upcoming schedules, overreactions due to underperformance or unexpected fantasy-point explosions, look to move this li... more

Week 3 waiver adds Streaming QBs/TEs/DEF Deep waiver wire targets Since Alex Gelhar already masterfully identified some of the top waiver-wire targets ahead of Week 3, and Matt Harmon examined top deep league adds in his deep dive,... more

The FedEx Air & Ground fantasy preview is back! In case it slipped your mind, NFL football fans have the opportunity to vote on top performers at the running back and quarterback position following every week of football action. The candidates... more

In this first edition of Trade Calls I'll help you identify three players to ship out based on good Week 1 outings, and three players to target in a trade that you can get at value right now. It's high time for overreactions from Week 1 performances... more

Week 2 waiver adds Streaming QBs/TEs/DEF Week 2 Deep Dive Since Alex Gelhar already masterfully identified some of the top waiver wire targets ahead of Week 2, and Matt Harmon examined top deep league adds in his deep dive, it's my... more

We saw several significant player injuries during the opening week of the 2017 fantasy football season (Allen Robinson, Danny Woodhead) but none as impactful as the one to Arizona Cardinals superstar running back David Johnson. The team's feature b... more

The FedEx Air & Ground fantasy preview is back! In case it slipped your mind, NFL football fans have the opportunity to vote on top performers at the running back and quarterback position following every regular week of action. The candidates at... more

In the first edition of 2017 Trade Calls, I'll evaluate a few players to consider selling high on ahead of Week 1 matchups. A lot can change in the preseason and even between the final preseason game and regular season kickoff. Players are waived, cu... more

Week 1 waiver adds Streaming QBs/TEs/DEF Deep Dive Since Alex Gelhar already dropped some of the top streaming options for Week 1 at both quarterback and defense , I was left with some deep options just in case you're really struggli... more

August

Last season, Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard combined for 1,167 yards on 313 rush attempts for a combined 3.75 yards per carry average and added 11 rushing scores between the two of them. In his final season at Oklahoma, Joe Mixon averaged 6.8 yards... more

Sleepers Breakouts Deep sleepers Players to avoid Bargains Day old bread. DVDs from seven years ago for three dollars. Pretty much anything (besides food) at the Dollar Store. These all fall under the category of bargains, baby.... more

One of the toughest backfield situations to gauge this offseason has been that of the New Orleans Saints. The incumbent, Mark Ingram, returns for his seventh season with the team after a career-best campaign in 2016. The team added veteran Adrian Pet... more

Remember the song "Safe and Sound" by Capital Cities? It was a big hit a few years back and still holds up today. When that jam comes on the radio, I immediately put the volume to eleven and rock out. And if I end up landing any player on the list b... more

Players to target by round Players to reach for Riskiest picks by round When it comes to drafting your fantasy football team there is one simple concept to employ: minimize risk. Much easier said than done. When your fantasy football... more

If you're looking for in-depth breakdowns of last week's blockbuster trade involving Sammy Watkins and Jordan Matthews, you can find that here . If you want a deep dive in to Ezekiel Elliott's pending suspension, we've got that for you, too . If yo... more

Cam Newton and Andrew Luck have a lot in common. Both were first-overall NFL draft selections in 2011 and 2012, respectively. They're both perennial top-five picks at their position in fantasy football drafts. They endure countless sacks and physic... more

The Seattle Seahawks had their worst rushing offense of the Russell Wilson era in 2016. The team ranked 25th in the NFL with 99.4 rushing yards per game. Leading rusher Christine Michael emerged (awoke ) seemingly out of nowhere with 469 yards on the... more

Overvalued QBs Overvalued RBs Overvalued WRs Overvalued TEs I hate to be a hater, but it's time someone talks you out of drafting some of this season's most overvalued players at the tight end position. If you're going to reach at... more

Overvalued QBs Overvalued RBs Overvalued WRs With training camp in full swing, the hype train on many players is rolling out of control. Offseason storylines can blind us when it comes to draft value for certain players, and many... more

July

QBs RBs WRs TEs When it comes to tight ends in fantasy football, predictability goes out the window. That's why many analysts advocate waiting until the later rounds of a fantasy draft to consider picking a tight end. There are... more

AFC NFC It's that time of the year again. Optimism is in the air, and jobs are up for grabs. With the onset of training camp comes heated positional battles across the league. And the winners of these battles can help fantasy owners dow... more

QBs RBs WRs TEs Whether you employ the "ZeroRB" strategy, or prefer to load up on high-volume running backs early in your draft, you should be on the lookout for must-own players in every round. Sometimes the running back you want... more

QBs RBs WRs TEs No matter what your fantasy football draft strategy is, a key part of building a solid roster is finding gems at every position in the later rounds that have the potential to outproduce their asking price. Last... more

QBs RBs WRs TEs No matter what your fantasy football draft strategy is, a key part of building a solid roster is finding gems at every position in the later rounds that have the potential to out-produce their asking price. Last... more

January

Ah, tight end. Perhaps the most frustrating week-to-week position in fantasy football. It seems like just yesterday we were arguing over whether or not Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham were worth drafting as a first round fantasy picks. Back in 2011... more

Drafting a championship caliber fantasy squad requires hitting on late-round bargain players that end up returning greater value than their average draft position (ADP) suggests. Sometimes, these kinds of players are easy to identify, like Melvin Gor... more

Week 17 of the 2016 fantasy season is officially in the books! If you were actually playing for a title, shame on you because weird stuff typically goes down in the final week of the NFL regular season, and this year was no different. As usual, the t... more

December

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

Week 15 of the 2016 fantasy season is officially in the books! We had some surprises along the way (hello Ty Montgomery!) and a few disappointments too (Tyler Eifert) As usual, the top 30 scorers are loaded with quarterbacks but there's a solid mixtu... more

Week 15 RB touches Week 15 WR targets Welcome to "Committee Meetings," the running back portion of our weekly Targets/Touches column! Every Monday we'll recap the week that was among running backs and preview the outlook for the upcomi... more

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

Week 14 of the 2016 fantasy season is officially in the books! We had some surprises along the way (hello Bilal Powell!) and a few disappointments too (try?every quarterback) As usual, the top 30 scorers are loaded with quarterbacks but there's a sol... more

Week 14 RB touches Week 14 WR targets Welcome to "Committee Meetings," the running back portion of our weekly Targets/Touches column! Every Monday we'll recap the week that was among running backs and preview the outlook for the upcomi... more

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

Week 13 of the 2016 fantasy season is officially in the books! We had some surprises along the way (sup, Dwyane Allen?) and a few disappointments too (Mike Evans, ugh!) As usual, the top 30 scorers are loaded with quarterbacks but there's a solid mix... more

Week 13 RB touches Week 13 WR targets Welcome to "Committee Meetings," the running back portion of our weekly Targets/Touches column! Every Monday we'll recap the week that was among running backs and preview the outlook for the upcomi... more

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

November

Week 12 of the 2016 fantasy season is officially in the books! We had some surprises along the way (Taylor Gabriel is very, very fast) and a few disappointments too (hey Brandin Cooks, what gives?) As usual, the top 30 scorers are loaded with quarter... more

Week 12 RB touches Week 12 WR targets Welcome to "Committee Meetings," the running back portion of our weekly Targets/Touches column! Every Monday we'll recap the week that was among running backs and preview the outlook for the upcomi... more

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

Week 11 of the 2016 fantasy season is officially in the books! We had some surprises along the way (Malcolm Mitchell's big breakout) and a few disappointments too (It's OK, DeAndre Hopkins, we know it's not your fault) As usual, the top 30 scorers ar... more

Over the past few weeks, I've penned articles on six players you should trade for to save your season , and three players you might want to think about trading away before the fantasy playoffs due to unfavorable schedules. I know some of your traded... more

Week 11 RB touches Week 11 WR targets Welcome to "Committee Meetings," the running back portion of our weekly Targets/Touches column! Every Monday we'll recap the week that was among running backs and preview the outlook for the upcomi... more

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

With trade deadlines quickly approaching, there's not much time left to wheel and deal in your fantasy leagues. So today, and for the next few weeks, I'll continue to shell out trade advice, but savor these last few weeks because Week 11 is next on t... more

Week 10 top 30 fantasy scorers November 15, 2016

Week 10 of the 2016 fantasy season is officially in the books! We had some surprises along the way (Ryan Mathews is indeed still a player who plays) and a few disappointments too (Mike Evans where art thou?) As usual, the top 30 scorers are loaded wi... more

Week 10 RB touches Week 10 WR targets Welcome to "Committee Meetings," the running back portion of our weekly Targets/Touches column! Every Monday we'll recap the week that was among running backs and preview the outlook for the upcomi... more

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

Across NFL Fantasy, we're working hard as ever to help fantasy owners everywhere make that final push. It's #SaveYourSeason time, and whether you need to tie a few wins together for a shot at the playoffs or are just trying to set up your squad for... more

Week 9 top 30 fantasy scorers November 08, 2016

Week 9 of the 2016 fantasy season is officially in the books! We had some surprises along the way (Jason Witten, we thought you were RIP) and a few disappointments too (Le'Veon Bell, DOH!) As usual, the top 30 scorers are loaded with quarterbacks but... more

Week 9 RB touches Week 9 WR targets Welcome to "Committee Meetings," the running back portion of our weekly Targets/Touches column! Every Monday we'll recap the week that was among running backs and preview the outlook for the upcoming... more

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

Week 8 has come and gone and fantasy owners are in a frenzy over who to add, drop and put on the trade block. Some players' trade value will never be higher, while others are ideal buy-low candidates meaning you should try to capitalize on the fear... more

Top 30 fantasy scorers: Week 8 November 01, 2016

Week 8 of the 2016 fantasy season is officially in the books! We had some surprises along the way (J.J. Nelson might be a thing) and a few disappointments too (Julio Jones, DOH!) As usual, the top 30 scorers are loaded with quarterbacks but there's a... more

October

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

Week 7 has come and gone and fantasy owners are in a frenzy over who to add, drop and put on the trade block. Some players' trade value will never be higher, while others are ideal buy-low candidates meaning you should try to capitalize on the fear... more

Week 7 of the 2016 fantasy season is officially in the books! We had some surprises along the way (Kevin Hogan, really?) and a few disappointments too (hey Allen Robinson, where you at?) As usual, the top 30 scorers are loaded with quarterbacks but t... more

Week 7 RB touches Week 7 WR targets Welcome to "Committee Meetings," the running back portion of our weekly Targets/Touches column! Every Monday we'll recap the week that was among running backs and preview the outlook for the upcoming... more

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

Week 6 has come and gone and fantasy owners are in a frenzy over who to add, drop and put on the trade block. Some players' trade value will never be higher, while others are ideal buy-low candidates meaning you should try to capitalize on the fear... more

Week 6 of the 2016 fantasy season is officially in the books! We had some surprises along the way (Case Keenum, really?) and a few disappointments too (hey Antonio Brown, where you at?) As usual, the top 30 scorers are loaded with quarterbacks but th... more

Week 6 RB touches Week 6 WR targets Welcome to "Committee Meetings," the running back portion of our weekly Targets/Touches column! Every Monday we'll recap the week that was among running backs and preview the outlook for the upcoming... more

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

Week 5 has come and gone and fantasy owners are in a frenzy over who to add, drop and put on the trade block. Some players' trade value will never be higher, while others are ideal buy-low candidates meaning you should try to capitalize on the fear... more

Week 5 of the 2016 fantasy season is officially in the books! We had some surprises along the way (how is life in Cincinnati, Brandon LaFell?) and a few disappointments too (hey Julio Jones, where you at?) As usual, the top 30 scorers are loaded with... more

Week 5 RB touches Week 5 WR targets Welcome to "Committee Meetings," the running back portion of our weekly Targets/Touches column! Every Monday we'll recap the week that was among running backs and preview the outlook for the upcoming... more

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

Week 4 has come and gone and fantasy owners are in a frenzy over who to add, drop and put on the trade block. Some players' trade value will never be higher, while others are ideal buy-low candidates meaning you should try to capitalize on the fear... more

Week 4 of the 2016 fantasy season is officially in the books! We had some surprises along the way (nice to see you again, Brian Quick) and a few disappointments too (you're killing us, Odell!) As usual, the top 30 scorers are loaded with quarterbacks... more

Week 4 RB touches Week 4 WR targets Welcome to "Committee Meetings," the running back portion of our weekly Targets/Touches column! Every Monday we'll recap the week that was among running backs and preview the outlook for the upcoming... more

September

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

Week 3 has come and gone and fantasy owners are in a frenzy over who to add, drop and put on the trade block. Some players' trade value will never be higher, while others are ideal buy-low candidates meaning you should try to capitalize on the fear... more

Top 30 fantasy scorers: Week 3 September 27, 2016

Week 3 of the 2016 fantasy season is in the books! We had some surprises along the way (what's up Trevor Siemian) and a few disappointments too (Julio Jones, come on man!) As usual, the top 30 scorers are loaded with quarterbacks but there's a good m... more

Week 3 RB touches Week 3 WR targets Welcome to "Committee Meetings," the running back portion of our weekly Targets/Touches column! Every Monday we'll recap the week that was among running backs and preview the outlook for the upcoming... more

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some favorable quarterback plays and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, talent.... more

Week 2 has come and gone and fantasy owners are in a frenzy over who to add, drop and put on the trade block. Some players' trade value will never be higher, while others are ideal buy-low candidates meaning you should try to capitalize on the fear... more

Week 2 of the 2016 fantasy season is in the books! We had some surprises along the way (Stefon Diggs has arrived) and a few disappointments too (where is Antonio Brown?!) As usual, the top 30 scorers are loaded with quarterbacks but there's a good mi... more

Week 2 RB touches Week 2 WR targets Welcome to "Committee Meetings," the running back portion of our weekly Targets/Touches column! Every Monday we'll recap the week that was among running backs and preview the outlook for the upcoming... more

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some quarterback/wide receiver stacks and a few running backs that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essentially, ta... more

Week 1 has come and gone and fantasy owners are in a frenzy over who to add, drop and put on the trade block. Some players' trade value will never be higher, while others are ideal buy-low candidates meaning you should try to capitalize on the fear... more

Week 1 RB touches Week 1 WR targets Welcome to "Committee Meetings," the running back portion of our weekly Targets/Touches column! Every Monday we'll recap the week that was among running backs and preview the outlook for the upcoming... more

Welcome to FedEx Air and Ground fantasy analysis. Each week, we'll highlight some quarterback/wide receiver stacks and a few running back tandems that could prove valuable for fantasy owners based on matchups, projected game flow, and most essential... more

You drafted your team and it's looking solid. You peeked at the waiver wire to see if there were any under-the-radar adds to snag before Week 1. Now, the last thing you can do to improve your squad even further is to scan your leaguemate's rosters an... more

August

Targets Backfield touches Ah, the fantasy running back. The position is obviously an invaluable piece of a potential championship-winning roster. We're in the midst of a changing of the guard in terms of elite fantasy backs as well as a... more

The most wonderful time of the year is officially upon us. It's Fantasy Draft Week here @NFLFantasy and we're doing our best to prepare you for the big day. I was tasked with delivering some players to avoid. So whether it's based on their current a... more

Crowell or Duke? Hill or Bernard? Rawls, Michael or Prosise? Langford or bust? Just a few weeks ago, the outlook for the Bears' running backs in fantasy football was grim. The crowded backfield situation was so unattractive that i... more

Ivory or Yeldon? Crowell or Duke? Hill or Bernard? Rawls, Michael or Prosise? When Marshawn Lynch "announced" his retirement this past spring, fantasy owners were under the impression that Thomas Rawls would be Seahawks' bell-cow... more

The Truth is out there. The Truth is elusive and powerful https://t.co/5N2wwTZHoX â?? Matt Franciscovich (@MattFranchise) August 5, 2016 My mission today is to prove it. Over the course of the last week, the reality of Christine Michael bein... more

Ivory or Yeldon? Crowell or Duke? Hill or Bernard? There hasn't been much offseason buzz in fantasy circles surrounding the Bengals' backfield thus far. That's probably because we sort of already know what we're getting in terms of r... more

Ivory or Yeldon? Crowell or Duke? Hill or Bernard? In recent years, Cleveland Browns players and fantasy football have not paired well together, save for some rare occasions: Josh Gordon in 2013, Gary Barnidge in 2015 ... and that's a... more

July

Ivory or Yeldon? Crowell or Duke? Hill or Bernard? Last season, Adrian Peterson racked up 327 rush attempts by himself. The Jacksonville Jaguars recorded 354 total rush attempts as a team . Jacksonville's mediocre (at best) offens... more

Buccaneers Browns Ravens Packers Steelers Titans Bears 49ers Saints It's that time of the year again. Optimism is in the air, and there are jobs up for grabs. With the onset of training camp comes heated positional... more

Buccaneers Browns Ravens Packers Steelers Titans Bears Saints Broncos It's that time of the year again. Optimism is in the air, and there are jobs up for grabs. With the onset of training camp comes heated positiona... more

Buccaneers Browns Ravens Packers Steelers Titans Bears 49ers Broncos It's that time of the year again. Optimism is in the air, and there are jobs up for grabs. With the onset of training camp comes heated positional... more

Buccaneers Browns Ravens Packers Steelers Titans 49ers Saints Broncos It's that time of the year again. Optimism is in the air, and there are jobs up for grabs. With the onset of training camp comes heated positiona... more

Buccaneers Browns Ravens Packers Steelers Bears 49ers Saints Broncos It's that time of the year again. Optimism is in the air, and there are jobs up for grabs. With the onset of training camp comes heated positional... more

Buccaneers Browns Ravens Packers Titans Bears 49ers Saints Broncos It's that time of the year again. Optimism is in the air, and there are jobs up for grabs. With the onset of training camp comes heated positional... more

Buccaneers Browns Ravens Steelers Titans Bears 49ers Saints Broncos It's that time of the year again. Optimism is in the air, and there are jobs up for grabs. With the onset of training camp comes heated positional... more

Buccaneers Browns Packers Steelers Titans Bears 49ers Saints Broncos It's that time of the year again. Optimism is in the air, and there are jobs up for grabs. With the onset of training camp comes heated positional... more

Buccaneers Ravens Packers Steelers Titans Bears 49ers Saints Broncos It's that time of the year again. Optimism is in the air, and there are jobs up for grabs. With the onset of training camp comes heated positional... more

Browns Ravens Packers Steelers Titans Bears 49ers Saints Broncos It's that time of the year again. Optimism is in the air, and there are jobs up for grabs. With the onset of training camp comes heated positional bat... more

It's that time of the year again. Optimism is in the air, and there are jobs up for grabs. With the onset of training camp comes heated positional battles. And the winners of these battles can help fantasy owners down the road. So who are we watching... more

Overvalued RBs Overvalued QBs Overvalued WRs Overvalued TEs When I told my Fantasy Stronghold colleagues that I was going to try to make a case against taking Ezekiel Elliott in the first round because he hasn't played a single sn... more

Must-own QBs Must-own TEs Must-own WRs Must-own RBs Whether you employ the "Zero RB" strategy, or prefer to load up on high-volume running backs early in your draft, you should be on the lookout for must-own players in every round.... more

Must-own QBs Must-own TEs Must-own WRs Must-own RBs Whether you employ the late-round quarterback draft strategy, or you want to snag one of the elite options early, you should be on the lookout for must-own players in every round... more

Quarterbacks Running backs Tight ends You've heard about the late-round quarterback draft strategy. You know that you can probably wait until the later rounds to draft a tight end, too. But when it comes to running backs, it's a bit... more

With minicamps in the books, there's really not a lot going on in the NFL for a few weeks. So all fantasy enthusiasts can do to begin draft prep is dig around on the internet for nuggets of news and study for the upcoming season with our... more

June

Quarterbacks Running backs Tight ends Gary Barnidge, Jordan Reed, Tyler Eifert and Delanie Walker were all either late-round picks or may have even gone undrafted in shallower leagues last season. This season, those players are being... more

Part 1: Breakout candidates Part 2: Taking the next step The sophomore slump is almost too cliché. There is evidence that this phenomenon exists in everything from sports to music to television. When it comes to fantasy running bac... more

Part 1: Breakout candidates Part 2: Taking the next step The sophomore slump is almost too cliché. There is evidence that this phenomenon exists in everything from sports to music to television. When it comes to fantasy running bac... more

If you're spending some time with your dad this Father's Day, what better way to connect than discussing which players he might have drafted to his fantasy team? Imagine if fantasy was around, say, in the early 1960s when legendary Browns' running ba... more

If you're spending some time with your dad this Father's Day, what better way to connect than discussing which players he might have drafted to his fantasy team? Imagine if fantasy was around, say, in the early 1960s when legendary Browns' running ba... more

Ah, the fantasy running back. The position is obviously an invaluable piece of a potential championship winning roster. We're in the midst of a changing of the guard in terms of elite fantasy backs as well as a shift in draft strategy. This season, m... more

April

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 Texas A&M running back Tra Carson. Tra Carson is quite a load. The 23-year-old is solid as a r... 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 Auburn running back Peyton Barber. Peyton Barber, a redshirt sophomore from Auburn, has as goo... 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 West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood. In his junior year at West Virginia, Wendell... 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 San Jose State running back Tyler Ervin. Tyler Ervin, a fifth-year senior out of San Jose Stat... 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 Marshall running back Devon Johnson. Devon "Rockhead" Johnson is a bruising running back out o... 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 Notre Dame running back C.J. Prosise. C.J. Prosise, a senior out of Notre Dame, regis... 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 TCU running back Aaron Green. Aaron Green has been described as a scatback because, w... 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 Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott. Following his showing at the combine, Ezekiel Elliott... more

January

When it comes to winning your fantasy league, players that you drafted in the later rounds that end up finishing as top performers can make all the difference. Now that the 2015 campaign is in the rear-view, here's a look back at the top fantasy draf... more

December

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool can be a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which play... more

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a m... more

All right, we're turning the page to Week 17 already. For those of you still playing for a fantasy championship, there are a few solid D/ST streaming options that should still be available which are listed in this article. And for those of you who ar... more

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and every week I deliver my "Fantasy Franchise Tag" lineup to help give you that boost of confidence you need to start some players on your fantasy roster you might be wondering about or that I t... more

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool can be a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which play... more

Every week Committee Meetings breaks down some top storylines from the league's most head-scratching backfield committees in hopes of gaining some clarity for fantasy owners. If you're wondering about a backfield that's not discussed below, feel free... more

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a... more

With just one week left of the fantasy season (if you play in Week 17, make sure you revise your playoff rules for next year) we're down to the wire and have just one more chance to stream defenses for a potential championship-winning lineup. All sea... more

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and every week I deliver my "Fantasy Franchise Tag" lineup to help give you that boost of confidence you need to start some players on your fantasy roster you might be wondering about or that I t... more

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool can be a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which play... more

Every week Committee Meetings breaks down some top storylines from the league's most head-scratching backfield committees in hopes of gaining some clarity for fantasy owners. If you're wondering about a backfield that's not discussed below, feel free... more

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a... more

Fantasy owners who streamed the Jaguars (23.00 fantasy points), Steelers (16.00 fantasy points), Raiders (15.00 fantasy points) and Browns (13.00 fantasy points) were rewarded nicely with solid outings in Week 14. Getting solid fantasy production out... more

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and every week I deliver my "Fantasy Franchise Tag" lineup to help give you that boost of confidence you need to start some players on your fantasy roster you might be wondering about. Be sure to... more

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool can be a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which play... more

Every week Committee Meetings breaks down some top storylines from the league's most head-scratching backfield committees in hopes of gaining some clarity for fantasy owners. If you're wondering about a backfield that's not discussed below, feel free... more

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a m... more

Fantasy owners who streamed the Bengals (14.00 fantasy points), Giants (11.00 fantasy points), Dolphins (17.00 fantasy points) and 49ers (10.00 fantasy points) were rewarded nicely with solid outings in Week 13. Getting solid fantasy production out o... more

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and every week I deliver my "Fantasy Franchise Tag" lineup to help give you that boost of confidence you need to start some players on your fantasy roster you might be wondering about. Be sure to... more

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool can be a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which play... more

Every week Committee Meetings breaks down some top storylines from the league's most head-scratching backfield committees in hopes of gaining some clarity for fantasy owners. If you're wondering about a backfield that's not discussed below, feel free... more

November

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a m... more

Fantasy owners who had to stream the Vikings (12.00 fantasy points), Bengals (17.00 fantasy points), or Washington (10.00 fantasy points) defenses in Week 12 were rewarded with solid outings. Of course, the Bengals were a recommended option in this s... more

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and every week I deliver my "Fantasy Franchise Tag" lineup to help give you that boost of confidence you need to start some players on your fantasy roster you might be wondering about. Be sure to... more

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool can be a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which play... more

Every week Committee Meetings breaks down the top storylines from the league's most head-scratching backfield committees in hopes of gaining some clarity for fantasy owners. If you're wondering about a backfield that's not discussed below, feel free... more

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a m... more

In Week 11, three of the top 10 scoring fantasy D/STs were recommended in this article last week . The Kansas City Chiefs (20.00 points), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (18.00 points) and Tennesee Titans (9.00) were all quality streaming options and helped fan... more

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and every week I deliver my "Fantasy Franchise Tag" lineup to help give you that boost of confidence you need to start some players on your fantasy roster you might be wondering about. Be sure to... more

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool can be a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which play... more

Every week Committee Meetings breaks down some top storylines from the league's most head-scratching backfield committees in hopes of gaining some clarity for fantasy owners. If you're wondering about a backfield that's not discussed below, feel free... more

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a... more

The Steelers (16.00 fantasy points), Jaguars (10.00 fantasy points) and Washington (13.00 fantasy points) were all great D/ST streaming options that fantasy managers were able to take advantage of in Week 10. And believe it or not, the highest scorin... more

Week 10 is officially underway. It all got started when Bills coach Rex Ryan returned to his old stomping grounds to take on the Jets for the first time since moving to Buffalo. One might have imagined this would have been a tale of two defenses, and... more

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and every week I deliver my "Fantasy Franchise Tag" lineup to help give you that boost of confidence you need to start some players on your fantasy roster. Be sure to check out my full positional... more

Week 10 kicks off with a crucial game between two New York-based AFC East teams as the Buffalo Bills will head downstate, and to be completely accurate to New Jersey, to take on the New York Jets at Metlife Stadium. For fantasy purposes, there's a lo... more

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool can be a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which play... more

Week 9 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 10!... more

Every week Committee Meetings breaks down the top storylines from the league's most head-scratching backfield committees in hopes of gaining some clarity for fantasy owners. If you're wondering about a backfield that's not discussed below, feel free... more

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a m... more

There weren't many huge performances that streaming owners were able to take advantage of in Week 9, but owners who took a chance on the Bengals (53.7 percent owned, 7.00 FP), Giants (22.2 percent owned, 13.00 FP) and Titans (3.0 percent owned, 7.00... more

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and every week I deliver my "Fantasy Franchise Tag" lineup to help give you that boost of confidence you need to start some players on your fantasy roster. Be sure to check out my full positional... more

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool can be a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which play... more

My goodness, it's a war zone out there. As the dust settles on Week 8, the running back situation in fantasy is a desolate wasteland. Not only did we lose several top rushers to injury this week (Le'Veon Bell, Matt Forte) but a total of just five... more

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a m... more

You're probably used to seeing this article from our guy Matt Harmon every week. He's done great work suggesting streaming D/ST options for the first eight weeks of the season, but has graciously handed off the task to me. Don't worry, he's still ar... more

October

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and every week I deliver my "Fantasy Franchise Tag" lineup to help give you that boost of confidence you need to start some players on your fantasy roster. Be sure to check out my full positional... more

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool can be a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which play... more

Every week Committee Meetings breaks down some top storylines from the league's most head-scratching backfield committees in hopes of gaining some clarity for fantasy owners. If you're wondering about a backfield that's not discussed below, feel free... more

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a m... more

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and every week I deliver my "Fantasy Franchise Tag" lineup to help give you that boost of confidence you need to start some players on your fantasy roster. Be sure to check out my full positional... more

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool can be a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which play... more

Every week Committee Meetings breaks down some top storylines from the league's most head-scratching backfield committees in hopes of gaining some clarity for fantasy owners. If you're wondering about a backfield that's not discussed below, feel free... more

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a m... more

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and every week I deliver my "Fantasy Franchise Tag" lineup to help give you that boost of confidence you need to start some players on your fantasy roster.... more

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool can be a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which play... more

Every week Committee Meetings breaks down some top storylines from the league's most head-scratching backfield committees in hopes of gaining some clarity for fantasy owners. If you're wondering about a backfield that's not discussed below, feel free... more

Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers (Monday) Top performers: »Mike Vick, QB: 203 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT, 24 rush yards, 12.52 fantasy points »Le'Veon Bell, RB: 111 rush yards, 16 rec yards, 1 rush TD, 18.7 fantasy points »Antoni... more

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a... more

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and every week I deliver my "Fantasy Franchise Tag" lineup to help give you that boost of confidence you need to start some players on your fantasy roster.... more

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool can be a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which playe... more

Every week Committee Meetings breaks down the top storylines from the league's most head-scratching backfield committees in hopes of gaining some clarity for fantasy owners. If you're wondering about a backfield that's not discussed below, feel free... more

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a... more

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and every week I deliver my "Fantasy Franchise Tag" lineup to help give you that boost of confidence you need to start some players on your fantasy roster. Last week, I nailed Derek Carr, Amari C... more

September

As we strap in for Week 4, there are a lot of question marks facing both of the teams who match up in the Thursday Night Football Game. The Ravens, who have an 0-3 record, are hungry for their first win of the season while the Steelers offense will b... more

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool is a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which players t... more

Every week Committee Meetings breaks down some top storylines from the league's most head-scratching backfield committees in hopes of gaining some clarity for fantasy owners. If you're wondering about a backfield that's not discussed below, feel free... more

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a... more

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and since I'm playing in eight fantasy football leagues this season, I decided to continue my series of fantasy "Franchise Tag" players every week. Basically, it's my approved lineup of players,... more

Unfamiliar with the SAP Player Comparison Tool ? Well it's about time you get acquainted! The tool is a great asset for those tough roster decisions, whether you're dealing with start/sit conundrums, trade comparisons, or decisions on which players t... more

Every week Committee Meetings breaks down some top storylines from the league's most head-scratching backfield committees in hopes of gaining some clarity for fantasy owners. If you're wondering about a backfield that's not discussed below, feel free... more

So you went through your fantasy football draft. You made a trade or two, picked up a guy off the waiver wire. But then before everything went live ... something didn't feel right. Maybe you had a player who was a game-time decision. Or there was a... more

Fantasy Franchise Tags: Week 2 September 17, 2015

My nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise" and since I'm playing in eight fantasy football leagues this season, I figured I would continue my series of fantasy "Franchise Tag" players every week. Basically, it's a list of players, some we... 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 Week 2 right around the corner, we know you're facing tough fantasy football lineup decisions. If you find yourself scratching your head over who to start this week, look no further than the SAP Player Comparison Tool . You can combine any two... more

In the latest episode of the NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast the gang recapped all of the Week 1 action and analyzed injuries to stars like Dez Bryant, T.Y. Hilton and Andre Ellington. They also broke down some key waiver wire targets heading into Week 2.... more

Week 1 Fantasy Franchise Tags September 10, 2015

In case you didn't know, my nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise." And since I'm playing in somewhere around eight to 10 fantasy football leagues this season (exact number TBD), I figured I would continue my series of fantasy "Franchise... more

To be honest with you, everyone around the NFL Media office has been just plain giddy all week long. Football is back and it all begins tonight when the Steelers take on the Patriots at Foxboro. Can you think of a better season opening matchup? I can... more

Football is finally back! That means so are tough fantasy football lineup decisions. If you find yourself scratching your head over who to start this week, look no further than the SAP Player Comparison Tool . You can combine any two players and see... more

In the latest episode of the NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast the gang previewed Thursday night's NFL season opener between the Patriots and Steelers and reacted to the rash of roster moves from over the weekend. They also answered some of your burning fant... more

The preseason is officially over, and the majority of your favorite fantasy stars rested for their teams' final exhibition contests. But since our last injury tracker a week ago, there are some big updates worth noting on players who were either inju... more

Now that preseason games are in full swing, backfield battles are playing out and we're getting a better idea of the kinds of roles certain running backs will play on their respective teams. Committee Meetings is here once again to fill you in on the... more

August

Sleepers Deep Sleepers Breakouts Busts Bargains We've pretty much covered it all here during Fantasy Draft Week in hopes of preparing you the best we can for your draft. We've touched on sleepers, deep sleepers, breakouts and bu... more

Unless you've been living under a rock on one of Jupiter's moons, you've heard about Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson and his unfortunate season-ending ACL tear by now. Nelson's absence is a huge blow to the top tier wide receiver pool in... more

Now that preseason games are in full swing, backfield battles are playing out and we're getting a better idea of the kinds of roles certain running backs will play on their respective teams. Committee Meetings is here once again to fill you in on the... more

In case you didn't know, my nickname around the NFL Media office is "Franchise". And since I?ll be playing in somewhere around eight to 10 fantasy football leagues this season, I figured it'd be fun to give some players that I'm targeting in all of m... more

As the intensity of training camp grows and players battle for position jobs during preseason games, the number of injuries across the league is sure to increase. While it's always tough to hear about great players going down with serious injuries it... more

Now that preseason games are in full swing, backfield battles are playing out and we're getting a better idea of the kinds of roles certain running backs will play on their respective teams. Committee Meetings is here once again to fill you in on the... 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! During the first two weeks of training... more

Now that training camp is in full swing, backfield battles are playing out and we're getting a better idea of the kinds of roles certain running backs will play on their respective teams. Committee Meetings is here once again to fill you in on the la... more

The biggest story to rock the fanatsy world this week was the news of Arian Foster's groin injury. The injury requires surgery and will likely land him on the injured reserve/designated to return list rendering him out until Week 10 (Houston has a W... more

Now that training camp is in full swing, backfield battles are playing out and we're getting a better idea of the kinds of roles certain running backs will play on their respective teams. Committee Meetings is here once again to fill you in on the la... more

July

With the start of training camp naturally comes an influx of status updates on players' health. From fantasy stars who are recovering from serious tendon tears suffered within the last year to guys who underwent offseason surgery to even the more min... more

Commitee Meetings backfield categories: The elite Three down workhorses Change-of-pace duos Three-headed monster Question marks Fantasy wasteland "Riding the hot hand" Patriots Last season, this 'Committee Meetings' c... more

Commitee Meetings backfield categories: The elite Three down workhorses Change-of-pace duos Three-headed monster Question marks Fantasy wasteland "Riding the hot hand" Patriots Last season, this 'Committee Meetings' c... more

Commitee Meetings backfield categories: The elite Three down workhorses Change-of-pace duos Three-headed monster Question marks Fantasy wasteland "Riding the hot hand" Patriots Last season, this 'Committee Meetings' c... more

Commitee Meetings backfield categories: The elite Three down workhorses Change-of-pace duos Three-headed monster Question marks Fantasy wasteland "Riding the hot hand" Patriots Last season, this 'Committee Meetings' c... more

Commitee Meetings backfield categories: The elite Three down workhorses Change-of-pace duos Three-headed monster Question marks Fantasy wasteland "Riding the hot hand" Patriots Last season, this 'Committee Meetings' c... more

Commitee Meetings backfield categories: The elite Three-down workhorses Change-of-pace duos Three headed monster Question marks Fantasy wasteland "Riding the hot hand" Patriots Last season, this 'Committee Meetings'... more

Commitee Meetings backfield categories: The elite Three down workhorses Change-of-pace duos Three-headed monster Question marks Fantasy wasteland "Riding the hot hand" Patriots Last season, this 'Committee Meetings' c... more

Commitee Meetings backfield categories: The elite Three down workhorses Change-of-pace duos Three-headed monster Question marks Fantasy wasteland "Riding the hot hand" Patriots Last season, this 'Committee Meetings' c... more

When it comes to RB2s, it's all about drafting a player in the perfect situation to give your fantasy roster consistent production on a weekly basis, with a dash of upside of course. In my recent mock drafting endeavors, I keep finding myself with a... more

The latest NFL Fantasy LIVE Podcast features another round of "Hype Train or Smokescreen" and introduces a new segment -- "Can You Take Me High Enough?" For more fantasy content, check out the 2015 fantasy draft kit . I know, I know, you've... more

June

In the latest episode of the NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast the gang played the draft price is right with players like Joique Bell and Drew Brees. They also touched on some offenses that could surprise including the Vikings and Dolphins. Don't forget to... more

In the latest episode of the NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast the gang discussed the potential of the Bengals' offense and the Rams' plan for Todd Gurley. Then they debated the draft value of some second-year running backs like Jerick McKinnon and Devonta... more

In the latest episode of the NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast the gang discussed the potential of the Bengals' offense and the Rams' plan for Todd Gurley. Then they debated the draft value of some second-year running backs like Jerick McKinnon and Devonta... more

January
The Super Bowl Anti-Party January 23, 2015

Our Fantasy Editor and sad Pittsburgh Steelers fans, Matt Franciscovich, writes why the best place to watch the Super Bowl is alone. Note: the photo above is not him. He has a wonderful head of hair. I'm definitely watching the Super Bowl.... more

The Buffalo Bills announced on Monday that they have officially hired Rex Ryan as their new head coach. Whenever a coaching change is made in the NFL, fantasy implications are sure to follow. So what does Ryan's hiring mean for the fantasy value of... more

Buckle up folks! We're on to the second round of the NFL Playoff Challenge  and this is where it gets really interesting. Below are some of our lineups for the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs. Many of them are similar to our picks from Wild Car... more

December

I've said this quite a few times by now but this time it's legit. This is it. The final game the of 2014 season fantasy football. It's been a wild Week 17 so far, so let's hope it continues. Bengals: Andy Dalton, QB In a game where the Bengals... more

Several players from Monday night made it into Week 16's top fantasy scorers, but no one was able to overcome Russell Wilson's epic performance on Sunday night. Find out who else joined Wilson in the top 30 scorers below and catch up on all of the... more

Well it has finally arrived. It's fantasy championship weekend for most of you loyal fantasy football fans. It's been a long and taxing season but if you're still playing this weekend it has definitely been worth it ... assuming your team didn't alre... more

It's hard to imagine that your fantasy team is in such bad shape that you have to start someone from tonight's Thursday Night Football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars. So we're going to attack this preview from a Thurs... more

In Week 15 two rookies lead the way at their respective positions in terms of total fantasy points. Odell Beckham's huge day against Washington was enough to top the list and further solidified his stance as one of the most valuable wideouts in al... more

Hey Chris Polk. Yeah, you. Thanks for nothing with your two carries for six yards and two touchdowns on Sunday night. I mean seriously, what the heck? And you, Knile Davis. Slow your roll a bit, guy. I mean, come on people! It's the fantasy playoffs... more

Stop me if you've heard this before...Your entire fantasy season comes down to one Monday Night Football game. The New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears will duke it out under the lights at Soldier Field to wrap up Week 15. To make things interest... more

We're really coming down to the wire now. It's win or go home time for all of you left in the fantasy football playoffs. But just like last week, it's certain that a good majority of fantasy matchups will come down to the Monday Night Football game... more

"Way Too Early" Sleepers "Way Too Early" Busts "Way Too Early" 2015 Mock Draft Bust (definition): A player who enters the season with high expectations but finishes with minimal statistical results. RB Montee Ball and WR Cordarrelle... more

Disclaimer : This Thursday Night Football fantasy preview is brought to you by the word "desperate" so please, proceed with caution. If you're reading this it means a couple of things. First of all, you're still alive in your fantasy league in Wee... more

Unfortunately for fantasy owners in crucial Week 14 playoff matchups, many fantasy stars did not show up. Players like Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas, Jimmy Graham and LeSean McCoy all let their owners down. Thankfully studs like Le'Veon Bell, Juli... more

It was a huge Week 14 for a couple of running backs named Bell. Le'Veon and Joique both came through bigtime for fantasy owners as they combined for five total touchdowns and 368 yards from scrimmage on Sunday. Le'Veon Bell racked up 41.50 fantasy po... more

Week 14 all comes down to Monday Night Football between the Falcons and Packers in Green Bay. It goes without saying that this game has huge implications on fantasy matchups in what is a win or go home scenario for the majority of leagues. Do you... more

It's been a huge Week 14 in the world of fantasy football. From Le'Veon Bell's three-touchdown day to A.J. Green putting up over 200 receiving yards, there were plenty of fantasy points to go around. Let's take a look at what you can expect in the... more

Bring on Week 14/the first round of the fantasy playoffs! We kick things off Thursday night with a matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears that you can only watch on NFL Network . It will hopefully be a high scoring game since both t... more

Two Houston Texans top the Week 13 list as quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins came out of nowhere to combine for over 75 fantasy points. Some other surprises this week include Rams' running back Tre Mason who scored three... more

Week 13 was a huge one for fantasy running backs with five runners totaling over 20 fantasy points, two of whom broke the 30-point mark. Rams' rookie Tre Mason scored three total touchdowns and collected 164 yards from scrimmage against the Raiders... more

November

The entire fantasy football season comes down to one Monday Night Football game. You put all of your time, sweat and tears into managing your team for the last 13 weeks with one goal: To make the fantasy playoffs. And it all hinges on...the Dolphin... more

This is it folks. The final week of regular season fantasy matchups is almost over. For those of you vying for a fantasy playoff spot in your league, every point and every win counts at this point so you need every bit of information you can find t... more

What's that smell? Oh snap, it's totally Week 13. It's the end of the fantasy football regular season (for most leagues) and it all begins on Thanksgiving, one glorious game at a time. This Thanksgiving presents three huge matchups with all kinds o... more

We had to wait until Monday night to get our Week 12 top fantasy scorer as Justin Forsett led the way with 182 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns to cap off some crucial fantasy matchups. Some other standouts include Demaryius Thomas with his t... more

This week, we all step away from our crazy schedules for a couple of days to spend some time with family and friends as the holiday season has officially arrived (In case you hadn't noticed by the seasonal commercials that started at the end of like,... more

Packers' running back Eddie Lacy runs like a monster, so just get out of his way. Lacy topped Week 12's list of fantasy running backs with 138 yards from scrimmage and two total touchdowns against the Vikings. Other top running backs from Week 12... more

The regularly scheduled Monday Night Football game between the Saints and Ravens has a ton of fantasy implications. But weather won't be a factor there either since it's inside the Superdome in New Orleans. At this point in the fantasy season, ever... more

Well we're really getting down to the wire now and if you're reading this, it's probably because you still need another win or two to ensure a position in your league's fantasy playoffs. This Sunday night presents a great matchup loaded with with... more

Bring on Week 12! We kick things off Thursday night with a matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders that you can only watch on NFL Network . It's not a game that screams "fantasy potential" but at least we'll get to see Jamaal... more

Week 11 saw just six running backs in the entire NFL score rushing touchdowns as Jonas Gray led the way with four himself. Can't say we saw that one coming. Rookie receiver Mike Evans and running back Le'Veon Bell had career days both surpassing t... more

The fantasy headache that has been the Cleveland Browns backfield just got a little less confounding. The Browns announced Tuesday that the team has waived veteran running back Ben Tate leaving two rookies, Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell, to car... more

Winning a fantasy championship is not an easy thing to do. It takes a lot of work from the time you start preparing for your draft in the late summer to building depth on the waiver wire throughout the season to ensuring you have the best possible... more

Prior to Week 11's Sunday night game, just four rushing touchdowns were scored all day. And then Jonas Gray happened. The Patriots' running back scored four rushing touchdowns of his own and had 199 yards against the Colts. He is our #KABOOM running... more

It's been a heck of a Week 11 from Mike Evans' huge day to Michael Floyd's bounce back performance. After the Monday Night Football game between the Steelers and the Titans there are only two regular season fantasy matchups left to play (depending on... more

It's officially the home stretch of the fantasy football regular season, at least in my book. We have just a few weeks left until the fantasy playoffs start (depending on how your league is set up). This week's Sunday night game between the Patriots... more

My goodness, we're at Week 11! How did this happen? It's seriously crunch time for fantasy with just three weeks left before the fantasy playoffs kick in. It's scary, really. Anyway the Thursday night game between the Bills and Dolphins only on NFL... more

For the first time this season, a running back is at the top of the list. Marshawn Lynch put up just over 40 fantasy points with his four touchdowns and 140 rushing yards in Week 10 against the Giants. Some surprises this week include Broncos running... more

There's no doubt that the most successful rushing committee of Week 10 was the Seattle Seahawks. Note how I said rushing committee and not running back committee. That's because Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson combined for five rushing touchdowns... more

We're past the halfway point of the fantasy season and are gearing up for the home stretch. After the Monday Night Football game between the Panthers and the Eagles there are only three regular season fantasy matchups left to play (depending on your... more

We're almost through the second straight week with six teams on a bye and with just two games left in Week 10 every fantasy point counts. Hopefully a few of the words below can help you out somewhere along the line. You know, that's how I look at... more

It's the "Battle for Ohio" Thursday night when the Browns head to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals. But for fantasy it's the battle for Week 10 with six teams once again on byes. The big storyline in this game is the fact that rookie running backs... more

Top 30 fantasy scorers: Week 9 November 04, 2014

A total of six rookies made their way into the Top 30 fantasy scorers this week, helping many fantasy owners to victory. And for the second week in a row, the top fantasy scorer is Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who threw six touchdown pass... more

How about Jeremy Hill? He had 24 carries for 154 yards and two touchdowns in Giovani Bernard's absence and showed off with a 60-yard scoring run for good measure. If you were lucky enough to snag him off the waiver wire and pop him into your lineup... more

It's been a heck of a week for fantasy football from Jeremy Hill's huge day to Philip Rivers' crummy outing against the Dolphins. We're past the halfway point of the fantasy season and are gearing up for the home stretch. After the Monday Night Footb... more

October

This week's fantasy preview is brought to you by the 'phrase of the week' which is (drum roll please) "With so many teams on a bye..." You've probably heard it a thousand times already and are going to hear it a lot more leading up to this Sunday and... more

Did you have a rough start to the first half of the season for your fantasy team(s)? Well don't quit just yet because there are still (depending on your league's playoff structure) five solid weeks left of the regular fantasy season. So I've put... more

Well Week 9 crept up on us out of nowhere. It's fantasy crunch time in leagues everywhere, and with six teams on bye this week and next week the waiver wire is growing thinner than ever. A lot of you probably need wins right now, and don't have the... more

It was a huge week for fantasy totals with 26 players putting up 20 points or more when all was said and done. The Week 8 list is led by Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who posted over 500 passing yards and six passing touchdowns for a ridic... more

I play in quite a few fantasy leagues here on NFL.com/fantasyfootball , and I manage my teams mainly from my smartphone on the NFL Fantasy Football mobile app . And when I hop on the bus for my morning commute and check out my rosters for news update... more

All this running back committee stuff going on in New Orleans pre-Week 8 needs to be tossed out the window. With Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson inactive on Sunday night against the Packers, Mark Ingram toted the ball 24 times for a ridiculous 17... more

It's been one heck of week for fantasy owners. From Rob Gronkowski's 3-touchdown day to another amazing outing from Arian Foster. By now you've probably come to terms with the fact that you won't make your league's playoffs. Or maybe you're sitting... more

We're gearing up for the Sunday night game here at NFL.com. It's projected to be a high scoring affair with two explosive offenses facing off in New Orleans. Plus, both teams are stacked with fantasy starters. Let's get to it! Packers: Aaron Rod... more

Good morning, sports fans! As you're probably aware, the first game this Sunday is between the Lions and the Falcons across the pond at Wembley Stadium in London which is pretty awesome. But for fantasy owners in the Western Hemisphere, the game... more

The weather forecast for tonight's game in Denver is clear, but all signs point to it raining touchdowns at Mile High. This means nothing but good things in terms of fantasy football points. Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers have thrown for a combined... more

The Week 7 list is led by Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson who scored a rushing touchdown for the third straight game. Bills' rookie wideout Sammy Watkins cracked the top 5 for the first time this season while just one tight end made the list. Fi... more

Oh hey Matt Forte and DeMarco Murray! You guys are still atop the fantasy ranks after your huge performances in Week 7. But since that's expected we're not going to spend much time on you, other than saying thanks. While Justin Forsett and Ronnie... more

From Sammy Watkins' huge day (122 yards, two touchdowns) to Russell Wilson putting up over 400 yards of offense (313 passing, 106 rushing), it's been a heck of a week for fantasy owners. By now you're probably somewhere between setting your team up f... more

It's time to gear up for some Sunday night action. The game between the Broncos and 49ers is loaded with potential, so let's take a look at the player-by-player breakdown for each team. Good luck! 49ers: Colin Kaepernick, QB Kaepernick bounced... more

Week 7 kicks off tonight between the Jets and the Patriots and depending on how your league is set up, this might be the exact midpoint of the season. It's time to make moves if you're struggling, and if you're sitting pretty you can take some chance... more

Some of last week's Driven Stronger candidates included Ben Tate and Brandon Marshall. Tate finished in the top five among fantasy running backs while Marshall had a season high 113 receiving yards. Now we look ahead to Week 7, and for whatever reaso... more

The Week 6 list is one dominated by signal callers and is led by our Fantasy Player of the Week, Cam Newton who looked like Superman on Sunday. Matt Forte, Arian Foster... more

Quarterbacks Cam Newton and Geno Smith led their respective teams in rushing in Week 6, but there was one stark difference between the two signal-callers' performances. While Newton rushed 17 times for an impressive 107 yards and a touchdown, Smith... more

It's getting to that point in the season where some fantasy teams are really pulling away from the pack, while others battle to stay at an even 3-3 record. As Week 6 dwindles down and you're still absorbing all the craziness, hopefully you're able to... more

If you were waiting for T.Y. Hilton to blow up, well congratulations. He absolutely exploded for 223 yards and a touchdown on Thursday Night Football. But if you're matching up against Hilton this week, I feel for you. I am too, and its a large hole... more

Week 6 begins Thursday night when the Indianapolis Colts take on the Houston Texans on NFL Network and CBS. Obviously, you don't need me to tell you to start the top scoring player in all of fantasy, Andrew Luck. The guy has just been outstanding t... more

Some of last week's Driven Stronger candidates included Arian Foster and Greg Olsen. Both players had great outings in Week 5, with each ranking among the top five fantasy performers at their respective positions. Now we look ahead to Week 6, and fo... more

Top 30 fantasy scorers: WK 5 October 07, 2014

There is only one wideout among the top 10 fantasy scorers of Week 5 in Demaryius Thomas, and he's the highest scoring player of the week. It was not a great week for tight ends though as Greg Olsen, Julius Thomas and Antonio Gates are the only playe... more

With news that Broncos' running back Montee Ball might have a serious groin injury , his fantasy owners will be scrambling to the waiver-wire to pick up his potential replacement. But while Ronnie Hillman projects to be the favorite to replace Ball,... more

It all comes down to Monday Night Football. Seattle is fully rested coming off of their Week 4 bye while Washington will be looking to rebound after getting blown out by the Giants last week, although its a tough road ahead. When Kirk Cousins started... more

That Thursday night game between the Packers and Vikings, man! The last three TNF games have been ridiculous blowouts, and unfortunately I started Matt Asiata and Cordarrelle Patterson on one of my fantasy teams. Yeah, didn't see that coming. Hopeful... more

Week 5 begins with a Thursday night divisional bout at Lambeau Field between the Vikings and the Packers. Unless your fantasy team is insanely stacked, you're probably starting any Packers' player on your roster without question. Yes, even Eddie Lacy... more

Some of last week's Driven Stronger candidates included Frank Gore and Jimmy Graham. Both players had great outings in Week 4, with both of them ranking among the top 5 performers at their respective positions. Now we look ahead to Week 5, and for... more

September
Top 30 Fantasy Scorers: Week 4 September 30, 2014

The Week 4 list is a balanced one with quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers all represented in the top 10. It was not a great week for tight ends though, as Larry Donnell is the only player at his position to rank as a top 30 scorer in the... more

Before we delve into the aftermath of Week 4 running back committees, let's take a gander at some of the guys who were drafted as reliable RB1s at the start of the season. To maintain order, I'm going to roll with the sandwich strategy here. You know... more

If your fantasy matchup hinges on the Monday night game between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, there's a good possibility that it will come down to two players that will either make or break you: Jamaal Charles and Rob Gronkowsk... more

Below is a player-by-player breakdown of the Sunday night game which is loaded with fantasy potential. It should be a barn-burner in Dallas and we'll be watching Jimmy Graham and DeMarco Murray among others. So lock in your lineups, sit back and watc... more

Can you believe Week 4 kicks off tonight? We're already almost a quarter of the way through the 2014 season and even if you're 0-3 at this point, don't worry. There's still hope. Just as anything can happen in the NFL, anything can happen in fantasy... more

Some of last week's Driven Stronger candidates included Ben Roethlisberger, Reggie Bush and Pierre Garcon. All three players had great outings in Week 3, with Bush and Garcon ranking among the top 10 fantasy performers at their respective positions.... more

The Week 3 list is one dominated by quarterbacks, some of whom may surprise you like Kirk Cousins and Austin Davis. It was not a great week for fantasy running backs or tight ends, however, but three rookie wide receivers performed well enough to ran... more

If you're a LeSean McCoy owner today, it's likely that you're wondering what exactly happened to him in Week 3. The Eagles put up 37 points against the Redskins, but Shady finished with 2.20 total fantasy points. His line of 19 carries for 22 yards i... more

If you haven't watched "A Football Life: Brandon Marshall " on NFL Network yet, I suggest you check it out before the Monday Night Football game . You'll come away from it thinking one of two things: If you have Brandon Marshall on your fantasy t... more

It's been a great Week 3 of fantasy football so far. Andrew Luck torched the Jaguars four touchdowns and 370 yards, Rashad Jennings looked unstopable against the Texans with 176 rushing yards and a score, and Pierre Garcon had a great day with 138 ya... more

The Bucs head to Atlanta to kick off Week 3 on Thursday Night Football, live on NFL Network . The big storyline that fantasy enthusiasts need to be following is the fact that Doug Martin is out and Bobby Rainey will get the start. Rainey really has... more

Week 2 was a crazy one in fantasy land as many star players went down with injuries and some unexpected backups had big days. There were a few studs in Week 2 who simply didn't perform to their expectations. Looking ahead to Week 3, the below players... more

Top 30 fantasy scorers, Wk 2 September 16, 2014

Some unexpected players like Knile Davis, Ahmad Bradshaw and Kirk Cousins cracked the Top 30 fantasy scorers for Week 2 and will likely be hot waiver-wire targets. For others like Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Graham, it was business as usual. Find out who... more

Did one (or several) of your fantasy running backs go down with an injury during Week 2? Yeah, same here. You should check out one of our fantasy injury support groups, otherwise known as the waiver-wire . It might make you feel better. From Jamaal... more

Have you waited all weekend to deploy Andrew Luck on Monday night against the Eagles? Are you anxious to see what LeSean McCoy can do in Week 2 against the Colts? Well, your wait is almost over as we're gearing up for Monday Night Football as the... more

Alright fantasy owners. We've endured our Week 1 matchups, the toughest week to predict. There were wins, loses and yes maybe even some ties. As we gear up for the Sunday night game, we thought you could use a little player-by-player breakdown of guy... more

In one of the most heated rivalries in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night in the Charm City. You can catch all of the Thursday Night Football action live on NFL Network . Both teams are known for their... more

There were some underwhelming performances in Week 1 from a a lot of fantasy studs, letting many owners down. From injuries to bad matchups, the players that were drafted in the early rounds will surely bounce back at some point to produce for your... more

Top 30 fantasy scorers September 09, 2014

Some of the Week 1 top fantasy scorers may shock you such as rookie Allen Hurns and quaterback Derek Anderson. For others like elite receiver Calvin Johnson and Marshawn Lynch, aka "Beast Mode", it was just another day at the office. Not surprisingly... more

In the first Monday night game of Week 1, the New York Giants take on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Both teams have new offensive coordinators so we're excited to see the differences in how these units have changed since last season. In the late... more

Well fantasy owners, we've made it through our first full Sunday of games that actually matter. As promised, Committee Meetings will break down the performances of running back by committee (RBBC) backfields in an attempt to sort out the good, the ba... more

The weekend is upon us, but when it's fantasy football season who really cares about Friday night and Saturday? It's all about that Sunday, boss. Before Week 1 truly gets rolling on Sunday, we take a look at a couple of matchups overflowing with fa... more

It's a glorious day. The regular season kicks off tonight when the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks take on the Green Bay Packers in Seattle. Your fantasy lineup is set and you're ready to rock ... or are you? Did you draft Aaron... more

Fantasy stock watch September 01, 2014

As the NFL gears up for the regular season, we take a look at some key players' fantasy stock. Find out who's worth starting in their season openers and who you might want to keep on your bench during Week 1, or avoid drafting altogether.... more

All summer, questions have swirled regarding Rob Gronkowski's fantasy value. Should you draft him? If so, how early? Will he be ready to play Week 1? How many games will he play this season? The elite fantasy tight end has finally put some of these... more

August

Fantasy football is a fickle beast, and things change in a hurry. Here are 14 things we saw in 2013 that we don't see happening once again in 2014.... more

With the so-called "dress rehearsal" games out of the way, teams now shift their focus to the final wave of preseason games on Thursday. Most studs will sit out or see limited reps to mitigate the chance of injury (which we've seen a good number of... more

We're a little more than a week away from the first game of the 2014 regular season, and fantasy drafts are in full effect. We've been through it all so far this summer from splitting hairs on early round studs to debating which draft strategy is... more

Another round of preseason games is in the books and another smattering of unfortunate injuries have been suffered by some of the top fantasy players in the league. Get up to speed on the latest bumps and bruises that you need to keep in mind on draf... more

Our Fantasy LIVE crew hashed out their differences about a few players whose preseason hype may or may not have exceeded their fantasy average draft position (ADP ). Check out what the guys had to say about a few players in the above video, while I... more

It's said that this week is seen as a dress rehearsal for the regular season as the third preseason game is where teams usually play their projected starters for the longest period. Coaches are really ironing out their strategies and seeing how thing... more

It's said that this week is seen as a dress rehearsal for the regular season as it's usually the preseason game in which teams play their projected starters for the longest period. Coaches are really ironing out their strategies and seeing how things... more

One of fantasy football's most versatile young quarterbacks recently confessed that he played through a a foot injury , hampering his production for a good chunk of the 2013 season. After exploding in Week 1 with 412 passing yards and three... more

Through two weeks of preseason games, NFL teams are still figuring out how to incorporate offseason acquisitions into their game plan and some revamped coaching staffs are ironing out the best paths to success in the regular season. It's pretty... more

Projected starters are getting more reps and younger players see more playing time as they compete for jobs during the preseason. As a result, the injury toll naturally rises. We're halfway through the preseason which means fantasy drafts are more... more

To all you naysayers who claim the preseason means nothing -- shame on you! It's a vital time to key in on players who you'll need to look at when your fantasy draft gets a little bit harder in the mid to late rounds. Week 2 of the preseason wraps up... more

We like to deliver on our promises here at NFL Fantasy . Yesterday, we asked our Twitter followers to send in their first four draft picks along with the hashtag #FantasyRoughDraft . We said a few of the best would be selected for our experts to grad... more

You mean there are football games every week from now through, like, December!? Boy, I could really get used to this. We're just getting started people. It's fantasy draft season which means paying attention to preseason games is essential if you wan... more

While a few teams are still sorting things out early in the preseason, the Eagles and Patriots are looking to build upon last year's offensive success in 2014. Philadelphia and New England held two joint practice sessions this week in advance of Frid... more

The preseason is where position battles are won and lost, so now that we have a few games to analyze, we have a better idea of how some running back-by-committee (RBBC) backfields are shaping up. Sure, it's easy to overreact to just one preseason gam... more

With one full wave of preseason games now in the books, we can't help but take notice of some injuries that could affect your fantasy draft. There weren't too many casualties in Week 1 of the preseason, but there are a few notable developments to tak... more

July

With the onset of training camp, it's an unfortunate truth that players will be injured during practice sessions. Don't look like a fool and be that fantasy owner that wastes a pick on an injured player because you were unaware of the lastest news. K... more

With the news that Marshawn Lynch will hold out from Seahawks training camp, we thought it would be helpful to dig a little deeper into his statistical history to investigate what this could mean for his fantasy value in 2014. Beast Mode leads the... more

Rex Ryan said Thursday that he thinks the New York Jets are "a zillion miles ahead of where we were this time last year." Despite that lofty praise, the sentiment this summer from a fantasy standpoint has been that newly acquired running back Chris... more

To fantasy football owners, the following phrase is like hearing finger nails screech slowly down a chalkboard (insert ear plugs): "running back by committee," aka RBBC. When a coach claims his backfield will use the increasingly popular,... more

On very rare occasions, players coming back from a devastating injury are able to hush naysayers with incredible record-breaking seasons that nobody saw coming. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returned to action to begin the 2012 seaso... more

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