NFL training camps are in full swing with league-wide preseason action ready to commence later this week. Better still, the official start of the regular season is a little more than a month away, which means this is a perfect time to update Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Big Board.
In looking ahead to the next three weeks, fantasy owners need to make the best decisions possible when it comes to setting up their lineup. It's always hard because nothing is a sure thing when it comes to fantasy football. However, in looking at history so far this season, we can attempt to predict the outcomes of the games in Weeks 14-16.
Fantasy owners are either looking at the last week of the regular season or the first week of the playoffs as we enter Week 14 of the NFL season. By this point, the squad that got you to the playoffs should lead you through. However, for some fantasy owners, they are facing tough matchups and are looking to the waiver wire for fill-ins.
Fantasy owners that have made the playoffs are now looking ahead to the main prize –the fantasy championship. At this point, the season consists of three wins. That's it. Teams likely need at least eight wins in order to make the playoffs in their respective league, so what's three more? Everything!
Fantasy owners know that Week 13 is crunch time. Wins are more important now than ever, and owners need to be make sure, first and foremost, that every player in their lineup is active. With so many wide receivers banged up, it's hard to find starters that are 100 percent healthy. Wide receivers that have already been ruled out include A.J.
With just two teams on bye, it should come as no surprise that the Week 13 injury report is a long one for fantasy owners to digest. But with this being the last week of the fantasy regular season for many leagues, the stakes are even higher.
By Week 13 of the NFL season, the injury report has gotten pretty long, and that’s not good news for fantasy owners. They have to work with players that are clearly not at 100 percent in what is, in most leagues, the last week of the fantasy regular season. And in some cases, the players in question are pretty important ones.
Welcome to Week 13, where many fantasy owners need to win now in order to make the playoffs. In most leagues, Week 13 is the last week of the regular season. It's tough when the players fantasy owners were relying on are injured and playing at less than 100 percent.
With just Cleveland and Tennessee on bye in Week 13, fantasy owners shouldn’t have to dig too deep into their rosters to put together a starting lineup. However, this is still a pivotal week, as for most leagues it’s the last one before the playoffs. So in a win-and-you’re-in situation, lineup decisions are more important than ever.
For most fantasy leagues, Week 13 is the last week of the regular season, meaning for some it could all come down to this weekend. So with even more pressure on those key start/sit decisions, let’s set the table for Week 13 by seeing how appetizing my Week 12 advice for wide receivers and tight ends turned out.