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Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Week 6 Sleepers

Only the Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons are on Week 6 byes.  Atlanta is bafflingly 1-4 and may have just lost Julio Jones for the year.  The potential return of Steven Jackson in Week 7 is a silver lining amidst a train wreck of a season for Atlanta.  Week 5 was the week of the […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 5

Peyton Manning surges to number three in the Week 5 Big Board after putting up gaudy numbers with ease through four weeks of play.  Tony Gonzalez returns on the heels of a great performance against the Patriots while C.J. Spiller hangs on by a thread at No. 49.  Rob Gronkowski and Eddie Lacy are coming […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 4

This board is appropriately kind to Denver Broncos because they are a dominating offensive machine.  Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas, and Wes Welker all get bumps in the rankings while Eric Decker returns and Julius Thomas makes an appearance at No. 50 after scoring in each 2013 contest. Ahmad Bradshaw would definitely be on this list […]

Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Fantasy Football Week 4 Sleepers

Week 4 of the season means our opinions of teams and players are starting to be based on 2013 evidence.  There is a lot of football to play, and most of us hope some high draft picks pick it up (I’m talking to you C.J. Spiller).  It also means the bye weeks are here and […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 3

This week’s board sees Marshawn Lynch jump up to No. 2 after a great performance on Sunday night against the 49ers.  A couple of tight ends in Vernon Davis and Tony Gonzalez make an appearance.  David Wilson continues to free-fall, and though he has to be off this week’s board I believe he will have […]

Winning the Waiver Wire: Week 3 Sleepers

Here come the injuries, bye weeks, and breakout stars that make fantasy football such an intriguing roller-coaster ride.  Roddy White is a hobbled decoy, Steven Jackson is probably out until Week 7, Eddie Lacy and Andre Johnson suffered concussions.  To help you out, I will highlight some useful waiver wire/free agent targets.  Also, remember that […]

Fantasy Football: Winning the Waiver Wire (Week 2)

The waiver wire can win you a title.  Talent and opportunity can make different players desirable for a one-week rental or to hold for the season.  For instance, the athletic Julius Thomas has staying power in Denver as the Broncos No. 1 tight end in an explosive passing game.  David Wilson and Stevan Ridley both […]

Fantasy Football Help: Favorable Week 1 Matchups

During the season I will be doing a weekly column on players to add from the waiver wire and bye-week replacement options. Since there are no byes for a few weeks, we’ll look at some players with favorable Week 1 matchups to help you with start/sit decisions. This will usually feature players who are not […]

Last-Minute Fantasy Football Draft First Pick Strategy in 2-QB Leagues

Here’s some last-minute fantasy football draft advice for those in a two-quarterback league. Who should you draft: Adrian Peterson or one of the top quarterbacks? Generally, the top performers at each position last year finished at similar levels. That changes a little from year to year, too, but generally the league rules are the biggest […]

Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: 7 Up, 7 Down

Drafting starts is the easy part; the preseason depth chart picture is clarifying and these are seven players to target and seven to avoid.  Even if you already drafted, some of these players might be on your waiver wire or you can always pull off a nice preseason trade.  Speaking of trades, I am always […]

Fantasy Football Draft Help: Top 20 Tight Ends

Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham are very different players and they set themselves apart from the field in this year’s tight end rankings.  Graham is likely to go in the 2nd round while Gronkowski could fall into the 6th, but he will usually go in Rounds 3-5 depending on how many Pats fans are in […]

Fantasy Football Draft Help: NFC Players to Watch

This is the second half of the same piece on the AFC.  I am predicting one player per team who will outperform our expectations based on where they will likely be selected in drafts. NFC EAST Dallas Cowboys: Tony Romo is going to be the 10-12th QB off the board unless you are the true […]

Fantasy Football Draft Help: AFC Players to Watch

Player value depends on potential more than present day most before you draft. This is a rundown one player on each team who has great potential relative to where they are likely to be drafted in your league. Some of these guys are roster staples while others may not even warrant drafting but could be […]

Countdown of Top 30 Fantasy RBs for 2013

August 16, 2013 Rankings at this point will prefer those with more potential and a cleaner road to playing time. There are only a few running backs out there that carry the ball more than 75% of the time (like Adrian Peterson, C.J. Spiller, Alfred Morris). On the flip side, guys like Darren Sproles and […]

With Aaron Hernandez Gone, Fantasy Owners Should Hope Jake Ballard Can Ball

After Aaron Hernandez was released by the Patriots on Wednesday, Jake Ballard, who now projects to start at tight end for the Patriots, tweeted for the first time in almost a week: “Do you like a little kick in your coke Do you like it goin’ up in smoke Do you like it on a […]