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SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 10

The top three hold their spots on this week’s Board while Adrian Peterson jumps Marshawn Lynch to move up to No. 4.  Patriots Rob Gronkowski, Stevan Ridley, and Tom Brady all ascend due to New England finding their rhythm against Pittsburgh.  Rookie running backs Eddie Lacy and Zac Stacy jump to 15 and 20 respectively.  […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 8

Another Big Board member is done for the year (Reggie Wayne) and Doug Martin may be finished as well with a shoulder/labrum injury.  Fantasy roster staples Jimmy Graham, Arian Foster and DeMarco Murray are all suffering from less severe injuries..  However, the board must continue.   Adrian Peterson drops out of the top three for the […]

Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Week 8 Sleepers

Week 7 resulted in a rash of injuries to stars Reggie Wayne, Doug Martin, Jermichael Finley, and Arian Foster.  Wayne is done for the year as is Doug Martin if his labrum is torn as reported. Greg Schiano is still adamant Martin’s not done, so cross your fingers and add Mike James. Foster’s hamstring aggravation […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 7

Injuries continue to take their toll on stars like Randall Cobb, DeMarco Murray, and Jimmy Graham.  Calvin Johnson has also been visibly limited by a knee injury.  Cobb is out until Week 15 and Murray’s return date is unknown, but he will return long before Cobb, which keeps him in the top 50.  Jamaal Charles’s […]

Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Week 7 Sleepers

We’ve passed the mythical midpoint of the 13-week fantasy regular season and if you’ve avoided major injuries consider yourself fortunate.  Injury to one means opportunity for another.  Nick Foles, Joseph Randle, and Keenan Allen are examples of those stepping in for the wounded with a chance to shine in Week 7.  This week puts New […]

Adrian Peterson’s Son Dies: Will it Affect his Fantasy Football Status?

A horrendous tragedy is affecting one of the NFL’s biggest stars. The likely No. 1 overall pick, Adrian Peterson, missed practice earlier this week due to a tragedy in the family, which turned out to be the violent beating of his two-year-old son. Police said Peterson’s son was beaten by the mother’s boyfriend, 27-year-old Joseph […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 6

Breakout receivers from Week 5 Alshon Jeffery and T.Y. Hilton crack the Top 50, and Justin Blackmon is likely to join them soon in the Top 50.  Peyton Manning could easily be No. 1, but the lack of depth at RB1 keeps Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles atop the board even with the Vikings on […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 6

The regular season is almost halfway done for fantasy owners and Week 6 could make or break your season if you are below .500. Below are some players who will make great production against their opponents in the sixth week of the season. Start ‘Em Cam Newton (vs. Minnesota): Newton struggled with multiple picks and a […]

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 […]