NFL Articles

NaVorro Bowman
The Los Angeles Rams defense/special teams (DST), which was one of the most appealing fantasy options for Week 1, put up zero points in a 28-0 loss to San Francisco on Monday night. Now the Rams face Seattle on the road in Week 2. Meanwhile, the...
Sarah Lewis
1 week ago
Dwayne Allen
Rob Gronkowski’s surprising Week 1 no show obviously cast a long shadow over last week’s fantasy tight end rankings. And as it stands right now, his status for Week 2 is unclear. The uncertainly is enough to move Gronk from the top...
Michael Horvath
1 week ago
David Johnson
Week 1 was not a good opening statement for running backs from a fantasy perspective. Only two backs managed to rush for more than 100 yards and only five managed to score more than 20 fantasy points in a standard league.   So what will...
Michael Horvath
1 week ago
Brandin Cooks
Week 1 continued the tradition of wide receivers running the show in terms of fantasy points in most contests. Unfortunately, several top-flight targets also got hurt, including Keenan Allen, Demaryius Thomas and Sammy Watkins. Those injuries...
Chris Meyers
1 week ago
DeAngelo Williams
Some serious and concerning injuries happened to several key wide receivers in Week 1, and the impact of these situations will be felt elsewhere from a fantasy standpoint, but particularly when it comes to flex rankings.   Not only do...
Chris Meyers
1 week ago
Ryan Fitzpatrick
The NFL season is less than a week old, and already the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills have to be feeling a little like their backs are against the wall. Both lost in Week 1, then had to watch nemesis New England escape with a win Sunday night...
John Gworek
1 week ago
The NFL returned and the first week of action certainly didn’t disappoint. More than half (11 to be specific) of the games were decided by seven points or fewer, four of them by just a single point.   So with one game now in the...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Carson Palmer
Here is your Week 2 look at top plays and optimal lineups for daily fantasy football on FanDuel and DraftKings or whatever DFS site you use. My Week 1 suggestions for FanDuel produced a lineup that put up 119-plus points, but would have...
Chris Meyers
1 week ago
C.J. Anderson
Our first week of real NFL action certainly delivered in terms of drama with an incredible 11 of 16 games within one score. Perhaps just as important after a long offseason full of predicting how teams will play, we’re finally able to put...
Bryan Fischer
1 week 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
1 week ago
Victor Cruz
Week 1 of the fantasy football season had many surprises, tragedies and plenty of the same ol’ same ol’. We saw disappointment with superstars such as Dez Bryant and Adrian Peterson. Tragedy also has struck for fantasy owners that...
Chris Meyers
1 week ago
Keenan Allen
For many fantasy owners, Keenan Allen was the first wide receiver they took in their drafts. Unfortunately, it appears that Allen will now be lost for the season with a torn ACL. While that has yet to be officially confirmed from the team,...
Sarah Lewis
1 week ago
When Monday morning rolls around, fantasy owners look back at their lineups, start sizing up the waiver wire and wonder what they could have done better or differently. Some fantasy owners may read about the games they weren't able to watch and...
Sarah Lewis
1 week ago
Todd Gurley
The second game of a Monday Night Football double-header will feature the San Francisco 49ers playing host to their NFC West rival Los Angeles Rams. Tonight will mark the first time since the 1994 season that the Rams will take the field for a...
Rob McVey
1 week ago
Ben Roethlisberger
The 47th season of Monday Night Football begins with the Pittsburgh Steelers traveling to the nation’s capital for a matchup against the Washington Redskins. This is just the third meeting between these two teams since the 2008 season, and...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Andrew Luck
Sunday afternoon Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell returns to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the birth place of his NFL head coaching career. And while it may have gotten off to a good start, it did not end well for Caldwell or the Colts...
Jake Rose
2 weeks ago
Russell Wilson
For the Seattle Seahawks, they will be kicking off their 40th season on Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field as they host the Miami Dolphins. Things have been drama-free for the most part during the offseason, which is why the Seahawks...
Scott Whittum
2 weeks ago
Rob Gronkowski
Heading into Week 1, fantasy football owners did not expect a lot of injury concerns or question marks. However, with some big names dealing with lingering injuries, setting a starting line-up may not be as easy as once thought. Keep in mind the...
Sarah Lewis
2 weeks ago
Jimmy Garoppolo
The New England Patriots are plenty familiar with University of Phoenix Stadium. The team famously won Super Bowl XLIX there on a last-second interception of Russell Wilson two years ago. They also suffered one of the most improbable defeats...
Bryan Fischer
2 weeks ago
By virtue of the teams and markets in it, the NFC East usually has an oversized amount of coverage devoted to it during the offseason. This year though, a lot of that attention was actually warranted. The Philadelphia Eagles wheeled and dealed to...
Bryan Fischer
2 weeks ago
The Black and Gold opens the franchise's 50th year of its NFL existence by hosting the Silver and Black. Both teams look to improve on their 7-9 records in 2015. The Raiders seek their first winning season since playing in Super Bowl...
John La Fleur
2 weeks ago
Matthew Stafford
It's Week 1 of the fantasy football season, which means it’s time to make those decision about which quarterbacks on your roster (and which defense/special teams) to start or sit.   Everyone wants to get off to a good start in Week...
Michael Horvath
2 weeks ago
Eddie Lacy
After what seemed like an eternity, Week 1 of the NFL season is finally upon us, which means trying to figure out which running back to start for your fantasy team and which to sit each week without pulling out your hair.   What should you...
Michael Horvath
2 weeks ago
Donte Moncrief
So you fell in love with the whole “zero RB” strategy during your fantasy draft and now you find yourself with a roster full of wide receivers and tight ends.   That’s all fine and dandy, especially if you ended up with the...
Michael Horvath
2 weeks ago
Andrew Luck
The long NFL offseason is finally over and we've got real football to talk about, as well as other good stuff like odds, picks, lines, over/under — you get the idea. The fans are happy and the league is too with all of the negative...
Matt Josephs
2 weeks ago

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