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Eric Weddle
San Diego was not the top-scoring fantasy DST last week, but it’s the combination of the Chargers’ most recent game and their next opponent that has this unit ranked No. 1 in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Rob Gronkowski
Jimmy Graham, the best tight end in the NFL, is on bye in Week 6, but it’s the player that held the title previously that’s making the most waves in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings. After somewhat of a slow...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Demaryius Thomas
When it comes to Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 6, the most important name may be one that’s not listed. Calvin Johnson has been a shell of his normal self the past two games, totaling just three catches...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Branden Oliver
Once again, injuries have caused quite a bit of shuffling to Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 6. Montee Ball, Rashad Jennings, Zac Stacy, Reggie Bush and Donald Brown were among those who got hurt last week,...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Stephen Gostkowski
It’s been somewhat of a slow start, but Stephen Gostkowski finally looked the part of fantasy’s No. 1 kicker last week, resulting in a bump in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 6. Gostkowski, who tied for...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
As good as the Seattle Seahawks defense was last season, they don’t win the Super Bowl without Russell Wilson, who only now is beginning to get the recognition he deserves. And look how Peyton Manning transformed the Denver Broncos, or what...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Johnny Football couldn’t help but laugh on the sideline when the Browns fell behind 28–3 on the road at Tennessee following a 75-yard touchdown strike from Charlie Whitehurst to Justin Hunter late in the second quarter.“Down 28...
Rob Doster
1 month ago
Justin Hunter
Sunday was a rough one for injuries, which figures to put the Week 6 availability of several key fantasy players in doubt, at best. Calvin Johnson, Jimmy Graham, Rashad Jennings, Montee Ball, Reggie Bush and Jake Locker are the biggest names that...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Montee Ball
Denver running back Montee Ball suffered a groin injury in the third quarter of the Broncos’ 41-20 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. After the game, Ball was spotted on crutches and on Monday head coach John Fox said Ball's groin strain...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of measuring performance and marking milestones in the NFL. With that in mind, Athlon Sports rounded up the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from Week 5 of the season. 3Dallas'...
Corby Yarbrough
1 month ago
Russell Wilson
The defending Super Bowl champions’ title defense tour makes a stop in our nation’s capital, as Seattle will take on Washington on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” The Seahawks (2-1) are coming off of their bye still...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Giovani Bernard
Teams seemingly at a crossroads will intersect when Cincinnati and New England face off tonight at Gillette Stadium on NBC. The Bengals (3-0) come off of their bye refreshed and close to full strength, while the Patriots (2-2) are still picking up...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Andre Johnson
Texas could be without its top wide receiver for the big in-state showdown in Week 5. Are there any other fantasy-relevant wideouts who may not be on the field today? Harry Douglas, Devin Hester and Julio Jones, WRs, Atlanta Falcons at New...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Calvin Johnson
An ankle injury continues to bother one NFC North top target, while another should be at full speed for Week 5. And these aren’t the only key wide receiver injuries you need to pay attention to. A.J. Green and Marvin Jones, WRs,...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Jamaal Charles
Carolina’s backfield is a mess entering Week 5 while Arizona got some good and bad news on the injury front coming out of its bye. Here’s the latest on those situations and the playing status of some other key running backs. Andre...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Arian Foster
The Week 5 Lone Star State Showdown should feature both workhorse running backs, while the Browns also hope to have their No. 1 ball-carrier in the lineup. Here are some of the key running back and quarterback injuries to keep an eye on. Tony...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Vernon Davis
San Francisco’s top tight end looks very iffy for Week 5, while Cleveland should get its back on the field. Here are the key tight end injuries you need to know about before setting your lineup. Delaine Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans vs....
Mark Ross
1 month ago
J.J. Watt
This Lone Star State showdown is the fourth meeting all-time between Houston and Dallas and will unfold Sunday on CBS. The Cowboys have won the past two meetings — 27–13 in 2010, 34–6 in ’06 — after an embarrassing 19...
Rob Doster
1 month ago
Patrick Peterson
Arizona and Denver are set to get back to the field when the two teams return from their byes to face each other Sunday afternoon on FOX. The Cardinals (3-0) are one of two teams (Cincinnati) still undefeated entering Week 5, while the Broncos (2-1...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Aaron Rodgers
Two NFC North teams that are coming off their best performances of the season — and trying to keep up with division-leading Detroit — will meet up at Lambeau Field, as Green Bay is set to host Minnesota tonight on CBS/NFL Network. The...
Rob Doster
1 month ago
Antonio Brown
Even with several top targets returning from bye, they all take a backseat to the leading scorer at the position in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 5. Antonio Brown currently leads all his peers, thanks to five...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Frank Gore
DeMarco Murray is leading the NFL in rushing by a pretty wide margin, so it makes sense that he sits in the top spot in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 5. Murray has reeled off four straight 100-yard rushing...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Nick Novak
Nick Novak’s hot leg has helped San Diego win its past three games and also is a big reason why he leads off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 5. The Chargers host the Jets, a team that has struggled to defend the...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Eli Manning
With just two teams on bye in Week 5, Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings have returned to “normal” for the most part. While Peyton Manning will be back on the field (at home against Arizona), Drew Brees gets the...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Richard Sherman
Seattle’s defense has not performed like the No. 1 DST thus far, but the reigning Super Bowl champion’s Week 5 matchup is too tempting to not reinstate them at the top of Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams...
Mark Ross
1 month ago

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