Mark Teixeira (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

With a little over a month gone in the regular season, it might be time to start accessing the waiver wire and picking up players on the rise before its too late. Players such as Mark Teixeira and even Nick Markakis are startling to fly off the shelves in most leagues, so, including them, who should be targeted to address a glaring weakness on your squad.

All stats via ESPN.com as of Monday May 5th.

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Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees:

The power numbers are back for the slugger as he has hit five home runs in the past 10 games, including two over his last four contests. The .268 average isn’t something to write home about, but if you need some pop than Teixeira is your guy at first base. Continue reading Week 6 Waiver-Wire Pickups: Nick Markakis, Mark Teixeira on the Rise »

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Danny Woodhead should be in all lineups for Week 16 championship matchups (AP)

The championship contest starts this week and should be a great time to get those lineups filled with those players who can get the job done on a consistent basis. Here are some players to start/sit in Week 16:

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Kirk Cousins (vs. Dallas): Dallas has been brutal on the defensive side of the ball and this contest will be a shootout as the Cowboys need to win to stay in the hunt for the NFC East. Cousins should throw at least two touchdowns this week. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 16 (Playoffs) »

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Best Fantasy Football Team Names of 2013

December 19, 2013 at 7:00am in Fantasy

Wit. Puns. A twist of phrase. Coming up with a quality fantasy football team name can be difficult. Unlike real sports, your team name needs to show off your rumor and obvious intelligence. One of the absolute best aspects of playing any kind of fantasy football is taking the time to track down some of the funniest fantasy football names.

A funny fantasy team name can make all the difference in a league. Beating up on a Patriots fan is awesome when your team name is “Belichick Yourself Before You Rex Yourself”. But don’t be that loser in fantasy leagues who steals names from his or her competitors. Here are a few fresh and hilarious options for your fantasy team name. But in case you prefer the tried and true classics, here we throw a few just for you: Continue reading Best Fantasy Football Team Names of 2013 »

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Tom Brady may struggle in Miami on Sunday (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Whether it is the consolation bracket or the semi-finals in the playoffs, Week 15 is a week to remember in the postseason. Below are some players who can help you out as the season winds down.

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Andrew Luck (vs. Houston): After two to three bad weeks for Luck, the Houston Texans defense is just what the second-year QB is looking for. He played really well last week against the Cincinnati Bengals outdoors and another contest outside could really help Luck with only a few games left in the regular season. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 15 (Playoffs) »

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Julian Edelman

The Broncos contingent keeps rising up the Big Board save for the concussed Wes Welker.  Julian Edelman takes up a spot on the Board and should be in line for a bunch of targets down the stretch.  Calvin Johnson maintains his stronghold on the No. 1 spot as the premier wideout in football.  LeSean McCoy rides his monster performance in the snow back up to No. 2.  The other big risers are two wide receivers who have outperformed everyone’s expectations: Josh Gordon and Alshon Jeffery. Continue reading SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 15 »

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Da'Rick Rogers (bleacherreport.com)

Widespread inclement weather and serious injuries to Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker were big fantasy storylines in Week 14.  Gronkowski will be fortunate to play in Week 1 of 2014, while Welker suffered his second concussion of the year and looks unlikely to play against San Diego on Thursday night.  If you’re still alive, congratulations and you probably have not been beset by injuries like the vast majority of fantasy players.  However, if you suffered an injury or just don’t like the matchup in a deep league maybe someone here can help you out.  Let’s get right to it, playoffs are no time to look backwards.

QUARTERBACKS

Whoever starts for the Bears between Jay Cutler and Josh McCown is a great waiver option this week against a beatable Cleveland defense.  Alshon Jeffery owners have to be pulling for McCown in a serious way.  The reach here is Jason Campbell for me in the same game, facing the Bears.  Chicago’s defense is not what it has been in recent years, and Campbell has one top flight weapon in Josh Gordon plus a really good tight end in Jordan Cameron for targets.  Plus, Willis McGahee is highly questionable for this one, and Ogbonnaya and Whittaker are more pass-friendly to the Browns offense. Continue reading Winning the Wire and the Playoffs: Week 15 Fantasy Sleepers »

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Jordan Cameron will have a tough time against the Patriots Defense in Week 14

It’s that time of the season fellas: the playoffs. Whether it’s for money or for bragging rights, the first week of the postseason in fantasy football is win or go home for most leagues. Follow some of the advise below and you could end up winning it all or at least get a chance to move on up the ladder.

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Nick Foles (vs. Detroit): The Detroit Lions do not do well at all against the pass, which means another huge contest for Foles as the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Steven Jackson (vs. Green Bay): Jackson had a huge week in Week 13 with two scores against the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay has been susceptible to the run in recent weeks.

Riley Cooper (vs. Detroit): The No. 2 wideout against the Lions has really flourished in the past couple weeks. Cooper may have struggled his last two weeks, but it is time for him to step up.

Heath Miller (vs. Miami): The Dolphins defense has allowed eight touchdowns this season, including two of the last three contests. Miller has been hot of late and should keep it going. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 14 (Playoffs) »

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