Fantasy Articles

Chris Ivory
Week 1 is in the books and with that the fantasy football season is officially under way! There were plenty of surprises in Week 1 and hopefully you took the smart approach and started Tyler Eifert, Carlos Hyde, Chris Ivory and Jordan Matthews...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
C.J. Anderson
As we look to Week 2, it's important to know which players suffered injuries in Week 1. If their playing status is in doubt, you'll need to make sure you have replacements in your lineup. Hopefully your bench is deep enough to fill the void...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Peyton Manning
Week 1 of the NFL regular season is in the books, and the quarterback ranks now have at least one week of data to go on. Some poor performances (Peyton Manning) caused some players to drop a bit for Week 2. Also, we learned that some...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Matt Bryant
While kickers still are underrated in terms of fantasy football, just note that most of the guys on this list scored more fantasy points than Calvin Johnson or Adrian Peterson last week. Sure, that's not going to be the case every week,...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Aaron Donald
A common strategy in fantasy football is to stream defenses. While only one week of data is hard to base a season-long ranking on, we can tell that some defenses are stronger than others. In 2014, a popular streaming option is whichever team...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Jeremy Hill
Week 2 is once again upon us and with it comes the positional rankings, and flex rankings from the fantasy team at AthlonSports.com. I am hoping all of our readers enjoyed success in Week 1, and with plenty of injuries, and some heavy waiver wire...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Carlos Hyde
Week 1 of the NFL regular season and fantasy season and fantasy season is in the books and now that the dust has settled some interesting conclusions could be made... Maybe Adrian Peterson is a little bit rusty after a year off (and maybe a...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Travis Kelce
Thankfully the tight end position missed the injury bug that stung the wide receivers in Week 1, so all the big names are ready to go for your fantasy team in Week 2. Last week Rob Gronkowski proved that once again he is head and shoulders...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Julio Jones
Julio Jones was going to be my favorite fantasy wide receiver for Week 2, but with the hamstring news that broke on Wednesday I am worried enough to knock him down the rankings a bit. That leaves the top spot open for Antonio Brown once...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Week 2 is now in the books, and the college fantasy football season is kicking into high gear. Are you prepared?   Athlon has teamed up with college fantasy veterans CollegeFootballGeek.com to help you dominate in 2015! Over the course of...
Mike Bainbridge
1 year ago
Peyton Manning
After waiting all preseason for "real" football to start, Sunday's NFL Week 1 games did not disappoint. We had onside kicks, overtime, missed extra points and of course, players that surprised everyone across the fantasy landscape....
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
James Jones
Holy cow what a week to kick off the NFL season and bring us to the Week 2 waiver wire. A rookie quarterback made a big splash, tight ends ruled the day/week, and of course there were injuries. Simply swapping bench players for waiver adds is just...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Dez Bryant
All fantasy owners enter the football season with hope, knowing that it takes a good draft, good waiver wire pickups, good trades, and good luck to get through the season successfully. The good luck often comes from hoping that your players stay...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Alshon Jeffery
Heading into Week 1 of the NFL season, the injury report should be small, right? Hardly. Because of all of the injuries in the preseason, many players are carrying the Questionable tag as Week 1 approaches. While some injuries are straightforward...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Devonta Freeman
As we head into the first football Sunday of the year, we need to look at players that are battling injuries already. Most of these players had injuries that forced them to miss some (or all) of the preseason, and they were hoping to play in Week 1...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Allen Robinson
The excitement has built up to a fever pitch, and Thursday’s first game of the NFL regular season provided more than enough storyline, excitement and of course some fantasy stars continued their dominance. Thankfully come Sunday there will be...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Brandon Radcliff
The college fantasy football season is in full swing and Athlon has teamed up with college fantasy veterans CollegeFootballGeek.com to help you dominate in 2015! Whether you play daily or season-long college fantasy football,...
Todd DeVries
1 year ago
Sam Bradford
It’s finally here! Week 1 of the NFL regular season and fantasy football season is finally upon us. By now you’re all set with your dozen or so fantasy football teams and maybe this year you are also starting to dabble in some daily...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Jamaal Charles
It is Week 1 and by now you have hopefully perused Athlon Sports' positional rankings, and other strategy articles but here is another resource for you —  Top 150 Flex rankings. Rankings are relatively self-explanatory and our...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Julio Jones
It has finally arrived! Football is officially here this week, and with the start of the NFL regular season comes AthlonSports.com’s fantasy football rankings for Week 1. There was plenty of moving and shaking needed leading up to this week...,   
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Rob Gronkowski
Tight end is the only position in fantasy football with one sure thing — Rob Gronkowski — and a whole lot of intriguing players that have huge upside but come along with questions. Guys like Greg Olsen — he’s Cam...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Adrian Peterson
Is there any better time of year than Week 1 of the NFL season? You’ve got your dozen or so fantasy teams and now it’s time to sit down and figure out which players are going to give you the best chance to win in week 1. When it...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Richard Sherman
When it comes to setting fantasy football lineups, most people spend a lot of time trying to figure out which running back and wide receiver will put up the most fantasy points each week. While it is true that most of the fantasy points will come...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Aaron Rodgers
Welcome back to football! And with the beginning of a new football season comes time to set a fantasy football lineup. While Week 1 is always a question mark because we never know how well players are going to perform, by watching the preseason and...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Dan Bailey
Kickers are usually the last pick of a fantasy football draft. No one cares about a kicker. It's an afterthought. Heck, if a player needs to be dropped, most people will drop their kicker without hesitation in order to pick up a position player...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago

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