Fantasy Articles

Athlon Sports gives its Best Bets — sleepers, deep sleepers, overvalues, top rookies, bounce-back and top IDPs from the each of the 32 NFL teams — for fantasy football in 2011. For more on each team, see our in-depth breakdown for all 32 teams...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
Fantasy football season is here. In order to help you better prepare for your drafts, Athlon Sports breaks down all 32 NFL teams. What you will find on each team page: NFL insiders answer key fantasy questions about all 32 teams. What's in...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
Athlon Sports’ 2011 Fantasy Football magazine has Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick ranked No. 6 at his position and No. 26 overall because we don’t trust him.  Will Mike Vick become a fantasy bust this year? The reason we think he...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
Athlon Sports takes a look at the pros and cons of the 10 running backs that will come off of your fantasy football draft boards first during your 2011 drafts. More on our top five backs. Arian Foster - Houston Athlon Top 280 Rank: 1 Pros:...
Steven Lassan
7 years ago
Athlon Sports has made Houston Texans running back Arian Foster our No. 1 overall player. But it did not come without a healthy debate. Below the case is made for Foster being the consensus No. 1. We also make a case for the other four players...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
If you are in a keeper or dynasty league, we believe the following players will begin their descent down the rankings after this season. Steven Jackson, RB – STL Athlon Top 280 Rank: 14 Jackson, one of the league’s last true workhorses, turned...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
Athlon Sports looks at the top 12 injury concerns overall and by position for the 2011 fantasy football season. These are 48 guys that may concern you in your draft preparation, and that you may be able to get as a steal due to their injury...
Braden Gall
7 years ago
Every once in a while there’s that player who has the “magic” season in fantasy football. But what does history say his next season will look like? Let’s take a look at those players over the five seasons prior to 2010 who led their positions and...
Corby Yarbrough
7 years ago
Some say you have to make the playoffs before you can even consider what the schedule for your fantasy playoffs may be. I whole-heartedly disagree. You need to at least have an idea of what kind of teams your players may be facing come playoff...
Corby Yarbrough
7 years ago
These are the fantasy players or positions from each of the 32 NFL teams that we are going to either avoid altogether, or for the most part, make them a late, late pick in our drafts. Arizona Todd Heap, TE The tight end class is one of the...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
Athlon Sports' second post-lockout mock draft is here. This week, we cater to the old school players — those in leagues with no flex, no PPR and four points for passing touchdowns. This format, however, did not seem to stop our staff from jumping...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
With the no-news emerging about the Philadelphia Eagles' Jeremy Maclin's mystery illness that's plagued him for the last five months, it's hard to tell where he should go in your fantasy football draft. For you early drafters (those who can't...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
Athlon Sports has come up with plenty of value players, overvalued players and top rookies in our Best Bets story, but here we highlight a few of them. Here are a number of players we like with good values, some we like that currently are...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
NEW YORK GIANTS • Inside the Locker Room With Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News Will Eli Manning's single-season production surpass Peyton's in 2011? No, and I think we all need to get past this Eli-Peyton stuff. We’ve seen seven...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
Fall college fantasy football drafts are right around the corner and Athlon is here to help win your league in 2011. Until kickoff, look for updated rankings, player profiles and strategy pieces every week. As we dive into our preseason research...
Steven Lassan
7 years ago
Athlon Sports' first post-lockout mock draft is here. We started with a 10-team, two-quarterback, 16-round format. We also did a 20-round mock draft with IDPs for Athlon Sports 2011 Fantasy Football magazine. The draft you can see here and...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
NEW YORK JETS • Inside the Locker Room With Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News Can Shonn Greene handle being a workhorse feature back? The Jets coaching staff firmly believes that the physical Greene will be the centerpiece of the team...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
MIAMI • Inside the Locker Room With Ethan Skolnick of the Palm Beach Post Is Brandon Marshall a top-five fantasy WR? Or is the QB situation that bad? I would not take Marshall too high in fantasy drafts this season. While he has worked hard...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
GREEN BAY • Inside the Locker Room With Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com Who is deserving of a higher draft pick: James Starks or Ryan Grant? Grant. While Starks was a pleasant late-season surprise and showed flashes down the stretch, Grant...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
PHILADELPHIA • Inside the Locker Room With Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer Can LeSean McCoy approach old Brian Westbrook fantasy numbers? McCoy certainly showed he has the ability to put up very good numbers, but the perfect storm...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
Athlon Sports 2011 Fantasy Football Magazine Mock Draft: Complete Rosters 12-team, 20-round snake style draft Return to round-by-round mock draft Mock Draft Love/Hates Scoring: 6 pts all TDs, 1 pt = 25 pass yds, 1 pt = 10 rush/rec yds, 0....
Braden Gall
7 years ago
HOUSTON • Inside the Locker Room With Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle What are the chances that Arian Foster can repeat his elite 2010 season? One key to Foster’s breakout season was the hands-on offseason work from Texans running...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
SAN DIEGO • Inside the Locker Room With Bernie Wilson of the Associated Press Were the fantasy expectations too high for Ryan Mathews last season? No. He came in as the heir apparent to LaDainian Tomlinson after leading the nation in...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
DENVER • Inside the Locker Room With Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post Is there another receiver outside of Brandon Lloyd worth drafting? Memo to fantasy leaguers considering a Broncos wide receiver not named Brandon Lloyd: Enter at your own...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago
DALLAS • Inside the Locker Room With Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Is Dez Bryant's possible reward worth the risk? Bryant needed the offseason more than any other player on the Cowboys. He was hurt all season as a rookie...
Athlon Sports
7 years ago

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