Fantasy Articles

Aaron Rodgers
Fantasy football season is finally upon us, and Week 1 lineups need to be set. Quarterback is the backbone of professional football teams, and quarterback should be the backbone of fantasy teams as well.   For Week 1, there aren't many...
Sarah Lewis
9 months ago
Stephen Gostkowski
Following in last year's footsteps, Stephen Gostkowski is the top-ranked kicker for Week 1 of the fantasy football season. Even though the Patriots are going to be in a tough matchup Sunday night against Arizona, and the offense will be led by...
Sarah Lewis
9 months ago
Richard Sherman
When looking at a defense/special teams to round out your fantasy football lineup, the biggest key is pick a defense from the team that should win the game. Typically home teams fare better than the visiting teams, but that's not always the...
Sarah Lewis
9 months ago
Todd Gurley
Here’s what we’ve all been waiting for — Week 1 fantasy football running back rankings. Week 1 brings the the dawn of a brand-new fantasy football season. A season that brings so much promise because (hopefully) your fantasy...
Michael Horvath
9 months ago
Rob Gronkowski
You can imagine who’s No. 1 in the Week 1 fantasy football tight end rankings. Of course it’s Rob Gronkowski. And even though Gronk has a new running mate (Martellus Bennett) and will have a "new" quarterback for the...
Michael Horvath
9 months ago
Adrian Peterson
Week 1 of the NFL and fantasy football season is here, which means positional rankings have returned, including flex. Although it may not be a position utilized by every fantasy football league out there, if your lineup does include a flex spot,...
Chris Meyers
9 months ago
Julio Jones
Fantasy football is (finally) upon us, which means it’s time for Week 1 wide receiver rankings. And I am sure everyone read all of the content here on AthlonSports.com prior to your draft(s), which means you wound up with teams that will...
Chris Meyers
9 months ago
Derek Carr
The NFL has returned and with it so has fantasy football and daily fantasy football. Perhaps you played daily fantasy football (DFS) on FanDuel or DraftKings or on some other site regularly last year, or dabbled in it every now and again. Maybe you...
Chris Meyers
9 months ago
Jalen Hurts
Week 1 of college football is in the books, and the season has already produced some unlikely, fantasy-relevant performances from players that likely were not on rosters to begin the season.   A successful college fantasy football season...
Mike Bainbridge
9 months ago
Corey Davis
Week 1 of the college football season is finally upon us and it is that time of the week to set your fantasy lineup. Each week here on AthlonSports.com, we will compile a few players per position that need to be either sure-fire starters or riding...
Mike Bainbridge
9 months ago
Devonta Freeman
So you’re not completely sold on the whole “Zero RB” fantasy football draft strategy and you really want a stud running back to complement the stud wide receiver you already selected in the first round.   Related: Running...
Michael Horvath
10 months ago
Some of us are lucky enough to be in a fantasy football league with active owners, many of whom may actually know each other, as well as a responsive and fair commissioner. Some of us may actually be in several leagues that fit this description....
Chris Meyers
10 months ago
Eric Ebron
Every year it happens — some random guy seems to fall off the turnip truck to turn into a fantasy football star that leads anyone lucky enough to snag him off the waiver wire first to a championship. What a glorious feeling that is, if you...
Michael Horvath
10 months ago
Ameer Abdullah
It's that time of year – fantasy football draft season! For some, draft day is the best part of the fantasy season. For others, it's stressful. After researching and mock drafting, fantasy owners have a feel for how their team may...
Sarah Lewis
10 months ago
Tom Brady
Those who play fantasy football have two choices when it comes to bye weeks — embrace them or ignore them. Bye weeks are the reason why the NFL regular season is 17 weeks. Going into every season, fantasy owners know that their best players...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
Adrian Peterson
Every year it happens in fantasy football. You draft a player who you think is bound to have an awesome year, only to watch them week after week do nothing but constantly disappoint you.   Last year there were plenty of examples. Eddie Lacy...
Michael Horvath
10 months ago
Odell Beckham Jr.
Fantasy football draft season is officially upon us. Between the Athlon Sports 2016 Fantasy Football Guide and other content you can find online at AthlonSports.com, you should be plenty prepared come draft day.   If you are new to fantasy...
Chris Meyers
10 months ago
Antonio Brown
So Antonio Brown has basically reigned supreme the last two years in fantasy football, especially in PPR leagues, but he’s also a stud in standard leagues as well.   Related: 2016 Fantasy Football Top 200 Rankings   Heading...
Michael Horvath
10 months ago
Antonio Brown
With the start of NFL preseason games, that means that fantasy football drafts are just around the corner. As is usually the case during training camp and preseason, injuries and other developments lead to changes when it comes to player...
Chris Meyers
10 months ago
Earl Thomas
In fantasy football, defense/special teams (DST) are different from the other positions in several ways. The fact that it’s an entire unit (or two depending on how you look at it) instead of an individual player means you don’t...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Stephen Gostkowski
When it comes to kickers in fantasy football (yes they count too), there’s no argument as to which one is the best option. Just like the tight end position, New England is home to the clear-cut No. 1 fantasy kicker. Stephen Gostkowski has...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Melvin Gordon
The 2015 NFL Draft class started out with a lot of fantasy promise, and Todd Gurley, David Johnson, Amari Cooper and Jameis Winston went on to make significant first impressions.   But many of their draft classmates, especially wide...
Michael Horvath
10 months ago
Jordy Nelson
Injuries are a part of life in football and something that fantasy owners must deal with all season. Last year was no different as there are several big-name players coming back from serious injuries and/or surgeries. Related: Early 2016 Fantasy...
Michael Horvath
10 months ago
Adrian Peterson
The calendar has turned to July, which means NFL training camps will soon be starting up and fantasy football is just around the corner. If you haven’t started your fantasy draft preparation yet there’s still plenty of time to get...
Mark Ross
11 months ago
Deshaun Watson
While the days of daily college fantasy football appear to be over (sadly), the season-long game remains alive and well as we head into the 2016 season.   In the final ranking of the series, Athlon Sports has comprised the top 100 players...
Mike Bainbridge
11 months ago

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