Fantasy Articles

David Johnson
Week 1 was not a good opening statement for running backs from a fantasy perspective. Only two backs managed to rush for more than 100 yards and only five managed to score more than 20 fantasy points in a standard league.   So what will...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Brandin Cooks
Week 1 continued the tradition of wide receivers running the show in terms of fantasy points in most contests. Unfortunately, several top-flight targets also got hurt, including Keenan Allen, Demaryius Thomas and Sammy Watkins. Those injuries...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
DeAngelo Williams
Some serious and concerning injuries happened to several key wide receivers in Week 1, and the impact of these situations will be felt elsewhere from a fantasy standpoint, but particularly when it comes to flex rankings.   Not only do...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Carson Palmer
Here is your Week 2 look at top plays and optimal lineups for daily fantasy football on FanDuel and DraftKings or whatever DFS site you use. My Week 1 suggestions for FanDuel produced a lineup that put up 119-plus points, but would have...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Victor Cruz
Week 1 of the fantasy football season had many surprises, tragedies and plenty of the same ol’ same ol’. We saw disappointment with superstars such as Dez Bryant and Adrian Peterson. Tragedy also has struck for fantasy owners that...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Keenan Allen
For many fantasy owners, Keenan Allen was the first wide receiver they took in their drafts. Unfortunately, it appears that Allen will now be lost for the season with a torn ACL. While that has yet to be officially confirmed from the team,...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
When Monday morning rolls around, fantasy owners look back at their lineups, start sizing up the waiver wire and wonder what they could have done better or differently. Some fantasy owners may read about the games they weren't able to watch and...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Kalen Ballage
Week 2 of the college football season is in the books, and we are continuing to see some unlikely performances from players that likely were not on fantasy rosters to start with.   A successful college fantasy football season hinges on a...
Mike Bainbridge
1 year ago
Rob Gronkowski
Heading into Week 1, fantasy football owners did not expect a lot of injury concerns or question marks. However, with some big names dealing with lingering injuries, setting a starting line-up may not be as easy as once thought. Keep in mind the...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Matthew Stafford
It's Week 1 of the fantasy football season, which means it’s time to make those decision about which quarterbacks on your roster (and which defense/special teams) to start or sit.   Everyone wants to get off to a good start in Week...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Eddie Lacy
After what seemed like an eternity, Week 1 of the NFL season is finally upon us, which means trying to figure out which running back to start for your fantasy team and which to sit each week without pulling out your hair.   What should you...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Donte Moncrief
So you fell in love with the whole “zero RB” strategy during your fantasy draft and now you find yourself with a roster full of wide receivers and tight ends.   That’s all fine and dandy, especially if you ended up with the...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Greg Ward Jr.
We are on to Week 2 of the college fantasy football season and the matchups are not nearly as enticing as this past weekend. But that could spell good or bad news in relation to your fantasy lineup.   Starters may put up huge numbers against...
Mike Bainbridge
1 year ago
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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

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