Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football 2013 Running Back Rankings: Week 1

Adrian Peterson's quest for 2,500 yards begins in Detroit
Fantasy Football 2013 Running Back Rankings: Week 1

The 2013 fantasy football season is upon us and Athlon Sports' Week 1 running back rankings starts with the league's reigning MVP. Adrian Peterson came nine yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season record in 2012, and he's already stated that 2,500 yards is the goal in '13. Peterson's quest begins on the road as Minnesota will be in Detroit to face the Lions.

Fantasy Football 2013 Quarterback Rankings: Week 1

Aaron Rodgers faces a tough opening assignment in San Francisco
Fantasy Football 2013 Quarterback Rankings: Week 1

Week 1 of the 2013 fantasy football season is here and it's only fitting that the quarterback who finished 2012 with the most fantasy points comes in at No. 1 in the first installment of Athlon Sports' weekly Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings.

Fantasy Football 2013: Wide Receiver Rankings

Can Larry Fitzgerald re-establish himself as a top-10 fantasy wide receiver?
Fantasy Football 2013: Wide Receiver Rankings

There is no change atop Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Wide Receiver Rankings as the preseason wraps up, but that doesn't mean some of the top options haven't had trouble-free training camps either. Roddy White sustained a sprained ankle that put an end to his preseason snaps, while Victor Cruz was sidelined by a heel injury. Both are expected to be ready to go and be in the starting lineup in Week 1.

Fantasy Football 2013 Big Board (Top 250)

Running backs dominate the top 10 as the preseason wraps up
Fantasy Football 2013 Big Board (Top 250)

The 2013 NFL regular season is set to kick off in just over a week! With most teams expected to rest their starters in their final preseason game, this is a perfect time to unveil Athlon Sports' final Fantasy Football Big Board before the games count.

Fantasy Football 2013: Running Back Rankings

Stevan Ridley could emerge as a top-10 fantasy running back this season
Fantasy Football 2013: Running Back Rankings

NFL training camps are in full swing, although injuries have prevented several running backs from taking part in practice. While the top spots on Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Running Back Rankings remain largely unchanged, there is certainly one injury situation worth watching.

Fantasy Football 2013: Kicker Rankings

New England's Stephen Gostkowski figures to be a popular draft choice once again this season
Fantasy Football 2013: Kicker Rankings

Kickers may be the least liked position in fantasy football, but unless your league doesn't use one, you need one to fill out your starting lineup. New England's Stephen Gostkowski tops Athlon Sports' final preseason kicker rankings, but there's always a kicker or two who comes out of nowhere each season, like Minnesota's Blair Walsh did in 2012.

Fantasy Football 2013: Defense/Special Teams Rankings

Von Miller's six-game suspension impacts the Broncos' DST fantasy value
Fantasy Football 2013: Defense/Special Teams Rankings

Von Miller's pending four-game suspension turned out to be of the six-game variety, which is why Denver's DST continues its tumble down Athlon Sports' 2013 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Team rankings. Even though he's just one player, the Broncos will sorely miss Miller's presence to put pressure on the quarterback and propensity to make big plays. The Broncos' D will be just fine once Miller gets back, but his 2013 season debut won't happen until Oct. 13.

Fantasy Football 2013: Tight End Rankings

Is this the season Vernon Davis becomes a top fantasy tight end again?
Fantasy Football 2013: Tight End Rankings

The most intriguing name in Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Tight End Rankings entering the regular season remains Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots need to decide whether to keep Gronk on the active roster or place him on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, which means he would be guaranteed to miss the first six games. For now, Gronk maintains his top-five status, but that doesn't mean he should be treated as such come draft time.

Fantasy Football 2013: Quarterback Rankings

Michael Vick could bounce back this season running Chip Kelly's offense
Fantasy Football 2013: Quarterback Rankings

Entering the regular season, quarterback appears to be fairly deep, as evidenced by Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Quarterback Rankings. For example, take Michael Vick, who currently checks in at No. 15. Vick beat out Nick Foles for the Eagles' starting job and it's not out of the question that the veteran could bounce back in a huge way running Chip Kelly's offense. While there are certainly safer options than Vick, he also could pay off in a huge way for the owner willing to take a chance.

Fantasy Football 2013: Percy Harvin’s Injury Impact on Seattle Seahawks’ Offense

DraftSharks.com analyzes the fantasy outlook for a Harvin-less Seahawk offense
Fantasy Football 2013: Percy Harvin’s Injury Impact on Seattle Seahawks’ Offense

When you lose a player like Percy Harvin for basically the whole season, it hurts. It doesn't hurt Seattle nearly as much as it did Minnesota last year — the Seahawks, after all, nearly made the NFC title game without him — but that's a big talent sidelined.

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