Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football 2013 Big Board (Top 250)

Arian Foster's calf injury one of many making headlines already
<p> Reigning NFL MVP and rushing champion Adrian Peterson tops our fantasy football Big Board</p>

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.

Running Back Rankings Week 15

Derrick Henry exploded for 238 yards and four touchdowns... and was left on the bench or waiver wire in many fantasy leagues
Running Back Rankings Week 15

For most fantasy football leagues, Week 15 is semifinals week, and hopefully your team made it. For those few leagues that play through Week 17, this is the start of your fantasy postseason. Either way, all teams that are still alive need to make the right decisions.

 

That is especially the case at running back, as you don't want to be the owner who has a guy that goes off for 200-plus yards and/or four touchdowns sitting on your bench (or worse, the waiver wire). Sound familiar to anyone?

 

Quarterback Rankings Week 15

At home, Ben Roethlisberger is the top-ranked QB for Week 15
Quarterback Rankings Week 15

Fantasy owners of Patrick Mahomes may have been a little worried heading into Week 14. He had a tough matchup, and yet, managed to finish with the sixth-most fantasy points (depending on league scoring). Either way, he didn't lose you the week. At this point, it is safe to say that Mahomes is matchup-proof. He has another tough matchup in Week 15 against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night. The Chargers give up the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, but no one should even consider sitting Mahomes. He's the No.

Waiver Wire Week 15: Kenneth Dixon, Kenny Stills, Ian Thomas, Vernon Davis

Stills has been Ryan Tannehill's favorite target
Waiver Wire Week 15: Kenneth Dixon, Kenny Stills, Ian Thomas, Vernon Davis

The Week 15 waiver wire is filled with players that may help fantasy owners, but none are must-adds. By this point of the season, if you’re still playing, your roster should be stocked with players you are contemplating starting (or you don’t want your opponent to start against you).

 

Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 14: Courtland Sutton and Other WR/TE Start/Sit Fantasy Advice

Yes, you should start Sutton this week and find out which tight ends could keep your fantasy football season alive
Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 14: Courtland Sutton and Other WR/TE Start/Sit Fantasy Advice

A lot of success in fantasy football comes down to volume. Even if the players aren't producing, as long as the touches and targets remain then they should continue to be in your starting lineup.

 

That's becoming clear among wide receivers, especially when it comes to the top two over the last four weeks. Antonio Brown and Keenan Allen have far outdistanced the field in that span, doing so after getting off to slow (by their standards) starts.

 

Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 14: LeSean McCoy and Other RB Start/Sit Fantasy Advice

Could McCoy, Gus Edwards and Lamar Miller really help you win your fantasy playoff matchup this week?
Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 14: LeSean McCoy and Other RB Start/Sit Fantasy Advice

The running back position has become a little more diverse in recent weeks in fantasy football. Some of the stud backs aren’t the only ones at the top of the leaderboard.

 

Todd Gurley continues his torrid pace, while Phillip Lindsay has multiple touchdowns in each of his last three games and Tarik Cohen may be one of the most important running backs to have on a roster during the fantasy playoffs.

 

Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 14: Baker Mayfield and Other QB/DST Start/Sit Fantasy Advice

Could Mayfield be the key to winning in the fantasy football playoffs this week?
Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 14: Baker Mayfield and Other QB/DST Start/Sit Fantasy Advice

Having a consistent quarterback is nice, but not necessary, as evidenced by Week 13's fantasy scoring. Here are just some of the names in the top 12 of scoring among QBs for Week 13 — Josh Allen, Nick Mullens, Derek Carr and Lamar Jackson. I'm sure everyone had these guys high on their draft boards entering this season.

 

The point is quarterbacks can be found, but with the fantasy playoffs upon us you need to make sure you start the right one.

 

Running Back Rankings Week 14

Phillip Lindsay has posted 267 rushing yards and three touchdowns over the last two weeks
Running Back Rankings Week 14

It's Week 14 and the fantasy football playoffs are finally here. This is not a good week for stud running backs like Melvin Gordon and James Conner to be out with an injury. 

 

But if you were lucky enough to pick up their backups, where do they rank this week and are they worth starting? And are there any under-the-radar names that may be worth scouring the waiver wire for?

 

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