NFL Articles

Doug Baldwin
It’s Week 4 of my offering of top plays and optimal lineups for daily fantasy football on FanDuel and DraftKings or whatever DFS site you use. This week offers something a little different in that byes enter the equation. It’s just...
Chris Meyers
2 hours ago
By Week 4, fantasy owners have a sense of who will help their team and who is just taking up space at the end of their bench. Week 4 also is the first of the bye weeks, with Philadelphia and Green Bay not playing. As the bye weeks start, fantasy...
Sarah Lewis
2 hours ago
The NFL is in full swing, and the competition off the field among fans is nearly as heated as the competition on the field on game day.   The Athlon Sports Pro Football Experts Club presented by New Era gives you the...
John Gworek
19 hours ago
Danielle Hunter
Three straight weeks the No. 1 team in the Athlon Sports NFL Power Rankings has lost, which is giving the Sports Illustrated cover jinx a run for its money. Of course it’s early in the season and teams are still figuring themselves out as...
Bryan Fischer
1 day ago
Eddie Lacy
Week 3 is complete and it is officially time to be hitting the panic button in your seasonal fantasy leagues. To be honest, I could have written this post last week with all of the injuries, and slow starts. However the other aspect of this post...
Chris Meyers
1 day ago
Thankfully for fantasy owners, Week 3 was not nearly the injury bloodbath that Week 2 was. With the games going fairly close to as predicted, fantasy experts could breathe a little sigh of relief. Sure, there were some disappointments (Carson...
Sarah Lewis
2 days ago
This decade-old rivalry will be renewed just as it was 10 years ago: in the third game of the season, in the Superdome and on “Monday Night Football.” It also marked the formal return of the Saints to New Orleans after the devastation...
John La Fleur
2 days ago
Mike Ditka is a steely-eyed, fire-breathing folk hero. For generations, he’s inspired both rabid football fandom and light-hearted Halloween costumes alike. At 76, “Iron Mike” is an institution.   It’s been a...
Nathan Rush
2 days ago
Jason Garrett
This kind of matchup is probably not what NBC had in mind when they were going through the early NFL schedule and saw this one penciled in for “Sunday Night Football.” While the game involves two big markets and historically...
Bryan Fischer
3 days ago
Andrew Luck
The Chargers and Colts are two teams struggling to find their way both on and off the field.   The Chargers have let the last few years of Phillip Rivers’ prime slip away with only a single playoff appearance since 2010, and failing to...
Jake Rose
3 days ago
Andy Reid
The Kansas City Chiefs will play host to the New York Jets in a Week 3 matchup that could very well loom large in the AFC playoff picture down the road. The Chiefs are coming off of a heart-breaking 19-12 loss to the Texans. While the Jets were...
Rob McVey
3 days ago
Two NFL teams. Two 2-0 starts to the season. Two completely different sets of expectations.   In one corner, you have the Pittsburgh Steelers, roaring out of the gate with an explosive offense. Only three other NFL teams scored more points (...
Tom Bowles
3 days ago
Russell Wilson
After scoring just 15 points in their first two games offensively, the Seattle Seahawks head into their Week 3 showdown with the San Francisco 49ers with their backs against the wall. The 9-3 loss to the Los Angeles Rams took a big-time toll...
Scott Whittum
3 days ago
Jameis Winston
Things haven’t been great for the newly re-minted Los Angeles Rams in a long, long while — but a small silver lining for LA’s prodigal team is their recent domination of this week’s opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The...
Jake Rose
3 days ago
Brandon Marshall
After two weeks of a relatively small injury report for fantasy owners to digest, Week 3 is back to analyzing what seems like half the league. Week 2 was a brutal one, especially for running backs.   However, most of those running back...
Sarah Lewis
3 days ago
Thomas Rawls
Fantasy owners were lucky to escape Week 2 with their starting two running backs still healthy. However, unlike the wide receivers, which are banged up and may or may not play, most of the injured running backs have already been ruled out. This...
Sarah Lewis
3 days ago
Cam Newton
The Carolina Panthers may have kicked off their season on a sour note, losing to the Broncos for the second time in as many games, but it did not take Cam Newton and company long to get back on track with a dominant 46-27 victory over the 49ers...
Rob McVey
4 days ago
Odell Beckham Jr.
No NFC East game is ever a given. More so than any other division, NFC East games are full of surprises and upsets. These games also feature their fair share of physicality and trash-talking, and the Week 3 matchup between the Redskins and Giants...
Andrew Dellapina
4 days ago
Andy Dalton
The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos hit the road for the first time this season and face a stiff test against a Cincinnati Bengals team that not only has their sights set on another playoff appearance, but have their backs against...
Bryan Fischer
4 days ago
Frank Gore
With two weeks in the books, fantasy owners can start looking at trends to see how players fare against opposing defenses. Fantasy rosters are going to be a little different this week due to the amount of injuries that occurred in Week 2, so it...
Sarah Lewis
5 days ago
Matt Ryan
Before we dive into Week 3’s start or sit fantasy advice for quarterback and defense/special teams (DST), let’s see how Week 2’s tips panned out.   Good Calls.. Start Derek Carr (24.96 fantasy points) – Carr is going...
Michael Horvath
5 days ago
DeMarco Murray
Week 2 was a rough one for running backs, both from a fantasy perspective and health-wise. So how did my start or sit advice fare in hindsight?   Related: Adrian Peterson, Doug Martin, Arian Foster, Jonathan Stewart Injured - Which...
Michael Horvath
5 days ago
Jarvis Landry
Before we turn our focus to the fantasy wide receiver and tight end landscape in Week 3, let’s take a quick look to see how my start/sit advice for Week turned out.   Good Calls... Start Travis Benjamin (23.4 fantasy points) –...
Michael Horvath
5 days ago
Rex Ryan
It's Week 3 of the NFL season and it's desperation time for the 0-2 teams. According to Showtime's "Inside the NFL," only three teams since 1990 have made the playoffs despite starting 0-3. Some of these winless teams were...
Matt Josephs
6 days ago
Graham Gano
Depending on league scoring, Dan Bailey is the No. 2 fantasy kicker so far this season. While two weeks is a small sample size, he has historically been great for fantasy owners. In 2015, he only missed two field goals. He has yet to miss one in...
Sarah Lewis
6 days ago

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