NFL Articles

Julio Jones
When it comes to the ranking fantasy flex players for Week 5, it’s important to analyze how factors at positions other than running back and wide receiver could impact certain teams.   For example, Week 5 could end up being the Tom...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Stephen Gostkowski
Despite posting zero fantasy points last week, Stephen Gostkowski leads the fantasy kicker rankings for Week 5. The matchup between New England and Cleveland is too good to pass up, especially with the Patriots hungry for a win after getting shut...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
David Johnson
It’s a “win or loser leaves town” type of matchup this week on “Thursday Night Football” as the Arizona Cardinals travel to Levi’s Stadium to take on the San Francisco 49ers. Arizona is coming off of a...
Scott Whittum
1 year ago
College football fans frequently argue about the superiority or inferiority of conferences. As much as those in the NFL like to maintain that parity exists across its divisions, fans believe differently. How can fans settle the debate? By applying...
John La Fleur
1 year 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
1 year ago
Theo Riddick
To say Week 4 was a disappointing week for me in daily fantasy football on both DraftKings and FanDuel would be an understatement. Cam Newton looked human once again, and ended up leaving the game hurt. If you didn’t roster Julio Jones,...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Matt Ryan
Four weeks into the NFL season and only three undefeated teams remain, and while that trio does not include New England, the Patriots do get quarterback Tom Brady back from suspension. And the timing could not be any better considering Bill...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Tom Brady
We’re a quarter of the way through the NFL regular season and the number of question marks surrounding teams has gone down significantly. We also are starting to have a feel for who might make the playoffs and who should already start...
Bryan Fischer
1 year ago
Carson Palmer
After the initial installment of 2016’s Patience or Panic, it’s time to take a look at our next crop of struggling fantasy superstars or guys who were taken early in drafts.   Several of the players listed below could be...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Robert Woods
As fantasy football owners look to Week 5, teams on a bye are more likely to affect lineups. Owners will have to turn to the waiver wire to fill a void left by players they've started for the past four weeks. Some injuries occurred in Week 4...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Mike Zimmer
Most of the “Monday Night Football” matchups this season have left a little something to be desired but rounding out Week 4 is one of the more intriguing games on the schedule between a pair of potential NFC title contenders. The two...
Bryan Fischer
1 year ago
Antonio Brown
Oh what a difference a week makes. After one of the most lackluster “Sunday Night Football” matchups of the season comes one of the most intriguing between a pair of AFC playoff contenders sitting at 2-1 on the year. Both the Chiefs...
Bryan Fischer
1 year ago
Carlos Hyde
Cowboys. 49ers. Who can forget their historic NFC Championship Game matchups in the early 1990s? Troy Aikman vs. Steve Young, two Hall of Fame quarterbacks duelling in consecutive years. Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith on one side, G.O.A.T....
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Drew Brees
New Orleans limps into this game after dropping its third game of this young season. The Saints let a chance to force a four-way tie in the NFC South slip through their hands on Monday night.   San Diego choked away a 17-point lead in the...
John La Fleur
1 year ago
Carson Palmer
The Los Angeles Rams found the perfect remedy for their struggling offensive attack last Sunday. That remedy was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who had their issues on defense, and the Rams took advantage in a 37-32 victory. Case Keenum was able to...
Scott Whittum
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicked off their 2016 campaign with a Week 1 victory over the Falcons, but things have certainly taken a turn for the worse for first-year head coach Dirk Koetter, as his team has now dropped two games in a row. The Bucs...
Rob McVey
1 year ago
Jamaal Charles
Week 4 has fantasy owners dealing with the first byes (Green Bay, Philadelphia) and a handful of players that are shaping up to be game-time decisions. The injury report is full, especially for tight ends this week. A few key players have already...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Delanie Walker
Heading into Week 4, fantasy owners should be pretty confident with who will be in their starting lineup. However, there are a number of tight ends that are going to be game-time decisions, which is tough for fantasy owners. Two teams are on a bye...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
LeGarrette Blount
After three weeks without Tom Brady, New England already holds a two-game lead in the AFC East. If they can beat Buffalo on Sunday and get some help elsewhere, the Patriots could stretch that lead to three over the rest of the division —...
John Gworek
1 year ago
Blake Bortles
Set your alarm clocks, folks. In an effort to expand NFL dominance to a global level, The Shield is giving its American fans a wake-up call. An 9:30 a.m. (ET) one to be exact.   This year’s NFL International Series Game, the 10th...
Jake Rose
1 year ago
Drew Brees
By Week 4, fantasy owners already have to plan for the bye weeks. With Philadelphia and Green Bay off this week, some owners do need to find some replacements in their starting roster. When looking at the waiver wire or setting a starting lineup,...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Matt Ryan
Week 4 means the start of bye weeks, so a new element is introduced into those pesky fantasy-related start/sit decisions. This week, it’s Green Bay and Philadelphia, so on the quarterback and defense/special teams front that means no Aaron...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Le'Veon Bell
Week 4 means the welcome return of a familiar face to the running back scene, but also the first time fantasy owners must navigate those pesky bye weeks. Before I get to my start/sit advice in the backfield, let’s see how I did in Week 3....
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Dez Bryant
Between the start of bye weeks and all the injuries that keep coming, figuring out which wide receivers and tight ends to start in Week 4 could be a trickier proposition than usual for fantasy owners. But before I offer my start/sit advice fort...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Carson Palmer
It’s Week 4 of the NFL season and believe it or not, bye weeks also play a role when it comes to Vegas odds, lines, spreads and such. This week it’s Green Bay and Philadelphia getting a breather and the chance to relish their latest...
Matt Josephs
1 year ago

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