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.

Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 7: Jared Goff and Other QB/TE/DST Fantasy Advice

Goff should be able to bounce back against a generous Falcons defense
Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 7: Jared Goff and Other QB/TE/DST Fantasy Advice

When fantasy owners are looking at their lineups for Week 7, they may be faced with some tough decisions. The quarterback and tight end landscape is brutal between injuries (and that doesn't even count Patrick Mahomes, at least not for this week) and bye weeks. It's often hard to find someone decent to start. Tight end Will Dissly is out for the season, which left his fantasy owners scrambling to find a replacement.

Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 7: Cooper Kupp and Other RB/WR Fantasy Advice

Kupp didn't do much in Week 6 but that should change this Sunday against the Falcons' suspect defense
Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 7: Cooper Kupp and Other RB/WR Fantasy Advice

As fantasy football owners look to Week 7, some of the matchups on the schedule are ones to take advantage of. There are four teams on bye, but fantasy owners should still have plenty of options from the players on their roster/bench.

 

Flex Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 7

Jamaal Williams has made his way into the flex rankings as a viable option for Week 7
Flex Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 7

Four teams are on bye again in Week 7, and fantasy football owners may be scrambling to find players to fill the positions on their roster. The flex position is sometimes the trickiest to fill. One of the keys with the flex spot is to find a player that may be given an opportunity in the current week because of injury. For example, Devin Smith is ranked No. 104 among flex options.

Kicker Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 7

Zane Gonzalez is tied with the third-most fantasy points this year and may be available
Kicker Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 7

In Week 6, Matt Prater (owned in 21 percent of fantasy leagues) had the most fantasy points as he hit five field goals, two of which were from more than 50 yards. While it didn't surpass Brett Maher's 62-yard field goal, Prater did hit one from 54 yards. Maher is available in about half of fantasy leagues for those looking for a kicker. One kicker that is available in about 75 percent of Yahoo! leagues is Zane Gonzalez.

Defense/Special Teams Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 7

The Bills are coming off of a bye and get Miami at home
Defense/Special Teams Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 7

The Week 7 defense/special teams (DST) rankings for fantasy football this week are all about the matchups. The top half dozen DSTs this week are likely already owned, but I've ranked them even higher due to the weakness of their opponents. And that handful behind them may or may not be owned, but again, I have them ranked higher due to their matchup.

 

Tight End Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 7

Hunter Henry was a force in his return after missing the past four games
Tight End Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 7

I think of this poster at least once every fantasy football season. Because nothing can be at the top forever.

Wide Receiver Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 7

Robby Anderson had a good Week 6, but may struggle in Week 7
Wide Receiver Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 7

For fantasy owners, picking wide receivers that are going to have a big game is a challenge. It seemed like D.J. Chark Jr. and/or Dede Westbrook would have a big game in Week 6, but the New Orleans Saints shut them both down. The pair combined for less than 100 yards. They should have a bounce-back game in Week 7 against the Bengals. Chark is ranked No. 17.

 

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