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.
Several wide receivers and tight ends put together monster performances for their fantasy owners last week, while some high-profile players didn’t fare as well. What does Week 7 hold? Before we get to that let’s see, how my start/sit advice for Week 6 turned out.
This has not been a good week for running backs, as the bad news for fantasy owners has come early and often. Before I sort through all of the carnage as it relates to start/sit options, let’s see how I did in Week 6.
Between one significant injury (we'll miss you Ben Roethlisberger) and one understandable coaching decision (show us what you got Geno Smith), the fantasy quarterback landscape will look a little different in Week 7.
It’s become a trend, but once again Week 6 in daily fantasy football for FanDuel and DraftKings was a mixed bag. With plays such as Sammie Coates, who served as a useless decoy, and Will Fuller (active, but did not get on the field Sunday night against Indianapolis), I am hoping readers made some swaps in time for Sunday.
After Week 6, fantasy owners can gingerly say Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan is matchup-proof, which is one of the reasons he leads of this week’s positional rankings Against the vaunted Seahawks defense (in Seattle no less), Ryan threw for 335 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
There has already been a slew of injury-related news this week that fantasy owners have had to process, but for the most part, the wide receiver position remains relatively healthy. Yet the loss of players such as Vincent Jackson (ACL) and, most importantly, Ben Roethlisberger (knee surgery) will have residual effects.
It took longer than his fantasy owners were hoping, but Rob Gronkowski is back atop the tight end rankings for Week 7. He might not even be 100 percent healthy, but all Gronk needs is Tom Brady, although that touchdown spike had to feel awfully good too.
Last week was a great one for fantasy running backs as guys like LeSean McCoy, David Johnson and Lamar Miller (finally!) put up big numbers. But that was somewhat due to the fact that several of the elite starting options had great matchups.