Niners defense, L.T.'s struggles headline top fantasy storylines
From the fall of LaDainian Tomlinson to the monster performance of the 49ers defense, Michael Fabiano takes a look at all the major fantasy storylines from the NFL's fourth weekend.
It's too soon to bury Russell, though he's digging his own hole
JaMarcus Russell's flawed mechanics and indecisiveness have led Raiders fans to turn on the former No. 1 draft pick. But that doesn't mean the team should give up on him ... yet.
Depth perception: Giants' complete roster makes them true contenders
Plaxico Burress is gone? No problem, let Mario Manningham step in and shine. The Giants' ability to replace productive parts with productive parts gives them the ingredients to make another run.
Team-imposed suspension raises more red flags for Marshall's value
Brandon Marshall wants to be traded, and now he's been suspended by the Broncos for conduct detrimental to the team. That makes him a risky fantasy pick.
Giants' revamped defensive line can set tone, but Manning must finish job
There's only so much the Giants' talented, revamped defensive line can do. The rest is up to Eli Manning, who must exude higher levels of confidence while surrounded by a young group of eager WRs.
If Brady is back, shouldn't he be a first rounder in fantasy drafts?
Patriots QB Tom Brady is back at 100 percent, so why shouldn't he be a first-round fantasy pick? Get an answer to that and much more in this week's fantasy mailbag.
A worldwide barnstorming tour could be a win-win for everyone
What would the NFL and NFLPA say to an idea that would promote the NFL worldwide, provide jobs for 100 unsigned veterans and be a midseason source to replace injured players? Read on.
Giants hoping rookie Nicks can fill playmaker void at wide receiver
The Giants need someone to step in and be the playmaker that Plaxico Burress was. So far, first-round draft pick Hakeem Nicks is doing all the right things to be the guy.
A look back at how teams addressed various needs through the draft
The 2009 NFL Draft has come and gone. How did your favorite team do in addressing its needs? Pat Kirwan takes a team-by-team look back at the weekend.
Draft produces plenty of intrigue, both fascinating and perplexing
Exciting. Perplexing. Fascinating. Curious. The '09 draft had a little bit of everything. But the word of the weekend was "intrigue." Here's a look at some moves that merit further examination.
Thrown for a loss: Just who will catch Manning's passes?
The Giants might have a completely different starting receiving duo to start this season than it did last year, and this is a bitter pill to swallow for Amani Toomer, the team's all-time leading receiver.
These big-name free agents match up with potential playing destinations
Many well-established, big-name free agents are still looking for a place to play in 2009. Here are some teams that potentially could be in need of those players.
We've got issues: Breaking down NFC free-agency needs
The veteran free-agency signing period begins on Feb. 27, and here's an in-depth look at each NFC team's potential key free agents and offseason course of action.