Fantasy Articles

Quarterback Rankings Week 8: Mitchell Trubisky
Fantasy owners may not be surprised at this point when Patrick Mahomes is the top quarterback each week. However, Mitchell Trubisky was the No. 2 quarterback in Week 7. He's thrown for 11 touchdowns vs. three interceptions over the past three...
Sarah Lewis
3 weeks ago
Running Back Rankings Week 8: Marlon Mack
Week 7 was terrible for running backs and fantasy owners felt their pain. We already knew Marshawn Lynch was going to miss at least a month with a groin injury, but Sunday saw LeSean McCoy leave early with a head injury and he's now in the...
Michael Horvath
3 weeks ago
Wide Receiver Rankings Week 8: Adam Thielen
The Week 8 fantasy football wide receiver rankings have arrived. Before I dig in, let me offer a special thanks to fellow AthlonSports.com fantasy contributor Sarah Lewis for filling in for me in my absence.   This week there are several...
Chris Meyers
3 weeks ago
Tight End Rankings Week 8: Zach Ertz
No one likes having to roster two tight ends on their fantasy football team. But if you are a Rob Gronkowski owner, you basically have no choice.   Gronk didn’t play last week, leaving a lot of fantasy owners scrambling at the last...
Michael Horvath
3 weeks ago
Defense/Special Teams Rankings Week 8: Zach Brown/Washington Redskins
Four fantasy defense/special teams (DSTs) for Week 7 scored touchdowns, with two of those scoring two touchdowns (Denver on Thursday night and New England). DST touchdowns are hard to predict, and fantasy owners should consider themselves lucky if...
Sarah Lewis
3 weeks ago
Kicker Rankings Week 8: Dan Bailey
For fantasy owners, each week it's tough trying to predict which kicker will perform the best each week. With Matt Bryant out, Giorgio Tavecchio stepped up and tied for the most fantasy points in Week 7. The Falcons are on bye this week, so...
Sarah Lewis
3 weeks ago
Flex Rankings Week 8: Nick Chubb
Flex rankings sure are getting to be important as fantasy owners prepare for Week 8. They were last week too with four teams on bye (it's four again this week); and then you factor in the trades that have happened (sorry Carlos Hyde owners)....
Chris Meyers
3 weeks ago
DraftKings and FanDuel Best Lineups for Week 8 NFL Daily Fantasy Football: Martavis Bryant
Week 8 has arrived and I am back in the saddle with Daily Fantasy Football (DFS) core and value picks. Thanks to fellow AthlonSports.com fantasy contributor Sarah Lewis for filling in for me last week and I hope you all saw success!  ...
Chris Meyers
3 weeks ago
Waiver Wire Week 8: Jalen Richard
Week 8 brings another week with four teams on bye. Fantasy owners are going to be scouring the waiver wire to find replacements for players on the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers and Tennessee Titans. In addition, as with...
Sarah Lewis
3 weeks ago
NFL Injury Report: Melvin Gordon
With four teams on bye this week, fantasy owners have fewer names to sift through on the injury report for Week 7. This also may be due to the number of players that have already been ruled out.   At quarterback, Josh Allen and Ryan...
Sarah Lewis
3 weeks ago
NFL Injury Report: Rob Gronkowski
For Week 7, the length of the injury reports fantasy owners have to come through are helped by the fact that four teams are on bye. That does not, however, change their importance, especially as it relates to wide receivers and tight ends....
Sarah Lewis
3 weeks ago
Fantasy Football 5 Up, 5 Down: Mark Ingram
Week 7 of the fantasy football season is upon us, and this marks the halfway point of the season. Some fantasy owners are struggling to stay in the playoff hunt, while others are coasting along. (Odds are if your team is 0-6 and you’re...
Sarah Lewis
4 weeks ago
Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 7: Baker Mayfield
It's Week 7 of the fantasy football season and from a quarterback standpoint, this bye week stings a little. There’s no Aaron Rodgers this week. There’s no Ben Roethlisberger this week. There’s no Russell Wilson this week....
Michael Horvath
4 weeks ago
Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 7: Sony Michel
The bye weeks are in full swing in Week 7 and the impact on the running back pool will be felt by many fantasy owners. With Green Bay, Oakland, Pittsburgh and Seattle all on bye that means no James Conner, Aaron Jones, Marshawn Lynch, Chris...
Michael Horvath
4 weeks ago
Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 7: Josh Gordon
It’s Week 7 of the fantasy football season and now the bye weeks are in full swing. With four teams (Green Bay, Oakland, Pittsburgh Seattle) on bye this week that means fantasy owners are dealing with a wide receiver/tight end talent pool...
Michael Horvath
4 weeks ago
Quarterback Rankings Week 7: Mitchell Trubisky
Fantasy owners may have been hesitant to start Jameis Winston in Week 6, but he finished as the top quarterback (depending on league scoring), beating out Patrick Mahomes. Winston is playing for an offense that has plenty of weapons, and will often...
Sarah Lewis
1 month ago
Tight End Rankings Week 7: David Njoku
Week 7 of the fantasy football season is upon us, which means for a lot of fantasy owners, it's back to the drawing board to figure out who to start at tight end this week.   The four teams on bye (Green Bay, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Seattle...
Michael Horvath
1 month ago
Defense/Special Teams Rankings Week 7: Malik Hooker/Indianapolis Colts
Only three fantasy defense/special teams (DSTs) for Week 6 scored touchdowns, but that didn't seem to matter if you started the Baltimore Ravens. Somehow they recorded 11 sacks, which is the same amount as Minnesota, Jacksonville, Houston and...
Sarah Lewis
1 month ago
Kicker Rankings Week 7: Greg Zuerlein
For fantasy owners, trying to pick kickers has been difficult. When kickers should have a good game (Jake Elliott, Week 6), they have been mediocre. In the meantime, kickers such as Brett Maher and Jason Sanders (both less than six percent owned)...
Sarah Lewis
1 month ago
Flex Rankings Week 7: Kerryon Johnson
Continuing the trend, Todd Gurley remains atop the flex rankings for Week 7 of the fantasy season. However, most fantasy owners aren't looking at Gurley for a flex spot. The flex spot is usually the third running back or wide receiver spot on a...
Sarah Lewis
1 month ago
Wide Receiver Rankings Week 7: Michael Crabtree
Some fantasy owners are going to have a hard time with wide receivers for Week 7. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers are on a bye (along with the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks) and plenty of fantasy-relevant wide receivers are on...
Sarah Lewis
1 month ago
Running Back Rankings Week 7: Tevin Coleman
It’s Week 7 of the fantasy football season and this week the big news is that the Falcons have put Devonta Freeman on injured reserve, which basically makes him irrelevant for fantasy purposes for the rest of the season.   So where...
Michael Horvath
1 month ago
DraftKings and FanDuel Best Lineups for Week 7 NFL Daily Fantasy Football: Tarik Cohen
Week 6 of the Daily Fantasy Football (DFS) picks was a mixed bag. There were some big hits (Melvin Gordon, Mitchell Trubisky) and just two bad misses (Chris Carson, Charles Clay, but the rest can be summed up with one word — meh....
Sarah Lewis
1 month ago
Waiver Wire Week 7: Chris Godwin
As fantasy football owners enter Week 7, they may be looking to fill gaps in their lineup. Four teams (Green Bay, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Seattle) are on bye in Week 7, which means plenty of owners are looking for players to start on their teams....
Sarah Lewis
1 month ago
NFL Injury Report: Randall Cobb
Even with only two teams (Detroit, New Orleans) on a bye, plenty of fantasy owners need to check the inactive report before game time this week. The number of all position players (even kickers!) on the injury report that have fantasy relevance is...
Sarah Lewis
1 month ago

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