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Matt Forte
When it comes to your Week 3 fantasy football preparations, don’t overlook the usefulness of flex rankings. While it’s not a straightforward “star or sit” column or article, these rankings can help you answer any tough...
Chris Meyers
10 months ago
Graham Gano
Depending on league scoring, Dan Bailey is the No. 2 fantasy kicker so far this season. While two weeks is a small sample size, he has historically been great for fantasy owners. In 2015, he only missed two field goals. He has yet to miss one in...
Sarah Lewis
10 months ago
Ndamukong Suh
Even though Seattle is still looking for its first defensive touchdown of the season, the Seahawks remains as the top-ranked fantasy defense/special team s (DST) for Week 3. In Week 1, they allowed 10 points; in Week 2, they allowed nine points....
Sarah Lewis
10 months ago
Julian Edelman
Bill O’Brien returns to his old haunt in New England for the first time to face old mentor Bill Belichick and the Patriots in another juicy primetime matchup on "Thursday Night Football." The pair met last year in December at...
Bryan Fischer
10 months ago
J.J. Watt
Two weeks into the NFL season and eight teams sit at 2-0. Some of them, such as Denver, New England, Houston and Pittsburgh, aren’t that surprising given their respective outlooks headed into this season.   But there have been some...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Jarvis Landry
Before we dig into my Week 3 top plays and optimal lineups for daily fantasy football on FanDuel and DraftKings or whatever DFS site you use, let's address the disappointment that Week 2 produced.   Unfortunately, my...
Chris Meyers
10 months ago
The NFL is in full swing, and the competition off the field among fans is nearly as heated as the competition on the field on game day.   The Athlon Sports Pro Football Experts Club presented by New Era gives you the...
John Gworek
10 months ago
Larry Fitzgerald
Eight teams moved to 2-0 in yet another wild weekend of NFL action that had a little bit of everything on the field. Parity seems to be the name of the game across the NFL so early in the season but some big moves were made after Week 2 thanks to...
Bryan Fischer
10 months ago
Quincy Enunwa
Week 2 Left many fantasy owners scratching their heads or throwing their arms up in the air. Like Week 1 we saw disappointment on Sunday with superstars such as Antonio Brown, A.J. Green, Andrew Luck, Todd Gurley (second straight week), Russell...
Chris Meyers
10 months ago
Jerick McKinnon
Week 2 was absolutely brutal in terms of fantasy-relevant running back injuries. Fantasy football owners likely had to deal with at least one of their running backs leaving the game early (and not giving them a lot of points before they left...
Sarah Lewis
10 months ago
Jimmy Garoppolo
Week 2 for fantasy football was as unpredictable as the game itself. The one matchup that was expected to be a high-scoring shootout (Giants/Saints) yielded one offensive touchdown. Six teams did put up at least 34 points, but certainly not what...
Sarah Lewis
10 months ago
No matter what drama unfolds on the field, chances are high that this week’s “Monday Night Football” matchup on ESPN will be much more entertaining than the Week 1 double-header was. It won’t be a high bar to clear for the...
Bryan Fischer
10 months ago
Adrian Peterson
There are a number of rivalry games that stand the test of time and no matter what era you’re in, the Green Bay Packers taking on the Minnesota Vikings is certainly one of those. The latest edition of this NFC North battle might be the most...
Bryan Fischer
10 months ago
Derek Carr
After their thrilling, season-opening victory in New Orleans, the Oakland Raiders will play in their home opener on Sunday afternoon against the Atlanta Falcons.   Last weekend, the Raiders overcame an 11-point deficit heading into the...
Antwan Staley
10 months ago
Andrew Luck
Believe it or not, the Indianapolis Colts have had the Denver Broncos’ number over the last few seasons, winning three of four matchups since Andrew Luck was drafted in 2012.   In Oct. 2013, the Colts welcomed back their beloved Peyton...
Jake Rose
10 months ago
Bruce Arians
Arizona entered Week 1 as a 9.5-point favorite at home against an undermanned New England team. Thanks to a botched game winning-field goal attempt by Chandler Catanzaro that sailed wide left with just 41 seconds to go, the Cardinals now sit at 0...
Rob McVey
10 months ago
Jeff Fisher
The NFL returns to Los Angeles on Sunday with a game that counts as the Seattle Seahawks head down to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to take on the Los Angeles Rams. The Seahawks had to battle to the bitter end last week at home against the...
Scott Whittum
10 months ago
Demaryius Thomas
As could be expected, the injury report has gotten longer entering Week 2, giving fantasy owners even more names they need to pay attention to. Week 1 also showed that even though someone may be listed as “questionable,” it doesn’...
Sarah Lewis
10 months ago
Alex Smith
The Kansas City Chiefs found a home away from home in NRG Stadium during the 2015-16 season, knocking off the host Texans in Week 1, and again during in the AFC Wild Card Game, running Houston out of its own building, 30-0.   But this Texans...
Jake Rose
10 months ago
Blake Bortles
This Week 2 matchup between Jacksonville and San Diego features two 0-1 teams that feel very differently about their situations. The Jaguars quietly generated some preseason hype after loading up on defensive talent in the draft and free agency,...
Andrew Dellapina
10 months ago
Eli Manning
Sean Payton’s gamble to run a surprise onside kick in Super Bowl XLIV will forever be remembered as a defining moment for the New Orleans Saints. Last weekend Payton got a taste of his own medicine, as the head coach on the other sideline...
Andrew Dellapina
10 months ago
One of football's oldest, feistiest rivalries packs a little extra punch this weekend down in the nation's capital. Both the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, each still smarting from a rough Week 1, are trying to avoid the ruin of...
Tom Bowles
10 months ago
Antonio Brown
The AFC North is always one of the more competitive division races in the NFL and the three main contenders for the title in 2016 all got off to a very good 1-0 start in Week 1. Things will move into overdrive for the second week of the...
Bryan Fischer
10 months ago
Russell Wilson
With Week 1 in the books, fantasy football owners have a better feel for their team. Owners could see how the games unfolded, how players were used, and how defenses looked. While it is a small sample size, it makes the rankings for Week 2 slightly...
Sarah Lewis
10 months ago
Eli Manning
Welcome to Week 2's fantasy advice for which quarterbacks (and defense/special teams) to start and which to leave on your bench. But first I know you’re really interested to see how I did last week, so let’s take a look shall we?...
Michael Horvath
10 months ago

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