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.
Those who play fantasy football are generally in one of two camps when it comes to bye weeks. They either love them for the opportunity to think strategically or they loathe them and view them as nothing more than an annoying nuisance. Regardless of which camp you fall into, bye weeks aren't going away anytime soon.
If you’re one of the fortunate fantasy football owners to have Todd Gurley or Derrick Henry (or both — can you imagine?) on your roster, then you’re probably still playing and hoping for one more week of pure domination from them.
While Gurley, and even Henry with the way he has been playing, are easy starts, what about those borderline RBs that could make or break your fantasy football championship dreams?
We've finally made it to the fantasy football championship round. Even if you've made it this far, finding a quality quarterback may not always be a simple decision.
Last week both Sam Darnold and Josh Allen finished in the top four in fantasy scoring for quarterbacks while Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Jared Goff were big-time duds and took down many fantasy dreams with them.
Fantasy football championship weekend is finally here. What a feeling it is if you made it this far. But it’s not over yet. For the ultimate bragging rights, you need to win this week, and choosing which running backs to play in Week 16 is more important than ever.
Of course, you are going to start your studs, but what about the fringe guys? What about a running back as your flex?
Week 15 was a tough week for quarterbacks in general, but fantasy owners needing big performances from players such as Cam Newton, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Jared Goff, Andrew Luck, among others, were disappointed. Only two quarterbacks threw for more than 300 yards: Philip Rivers and Goff. No quarterback threw more than two touchdowns (Matt Ryan did throw for two and ran one in). But Newton, Brees, Rodgers, Goff, and Luck, who are typically QB1s, combined for zero touchdowns.
In Week 16, fantasy owners are looking to put together the best possible lineup with the pieces that they have left of their roster. By this point of the season, many of the players originally drafted are no longer on fantasy rosters.
Whether it is because they are injured or just underperforming, fantasy owners should take a long look at the waiver wire to see if there is anyone out there that may lead their fantasy team to a championship.
Fantasy owners in Week 15 need to win, it's that simple. It’s the playoffs, whether the real deal or the consolation bracket and making sure players are active is key. At the wide receiver position, Odell Beckham Jr. and DeSean Jackson have already been ruled out. Tight ends Jordan Reed and Geoff Swaim won't play either.
For Week 15, most fantasy owners are playing in the semifinals for their league (or, perhaps the consolation bracket). Either way, those that are still reading this are playing for something, even if it’s to not finish in last place.