Phillip Rivers

Going Yard – Week 2 Game Changers

What a great weekend of football. There were plenty of highlights, big plays, and upsets.  For the fantasy world, there were a couple of late surprises that really hit some owners hard, and those that were able to cash in got the prize.  Going over the week 2 games, there are some fantasy studs that put their team on the back today “Going Yard”, and they were the week 2 game changes for fantasy football. Some of these guys are available on the wire, but it’s called out if there is a chance to find them lurking and if they worth a fantasy roster spot. more

Arian Foster

First and Five – Week 2 Fantasy Flex Starts

Going into week 2 games, there were a quite bit of developments that were unexpected and surprising.  The deactivation of Adrian Peterson, along with reports of a new drug policy, plus the on-going saga of the Rice situation.   With so many distractions, it might be easy to forget the fact that there are some NFL football games to play this weekend and fantasy match-ups to win.  For those that are not swayed by the recent events, there are plenty of good match-ups to pick some stud players for in week 2 to help your team get an edge.  The following players are the First and Five for week 2, which are players that are looking to breakout and have a good fantasy week based on their match-up. more

Josh Gordon

Week 2 Hot Off The Wire

With all of the NFL games completed for week 1, we head into week 2 and look at the top waiver wire picks for fantasy football.  Football is a dangerous sport, and each week there are injuries and other scenarios that help add or drop fantasy value for players.  Normally, when a player is getting a lot of buzz on the waiver it’s signaled with a red status bar and this is where the term “hot off the wire” comes from.  Most of the time it’s trending positive for a player that is really hot because he is being added, but there are some times like today when a player is really hot, but in a bad way because he is being dropped.   Either case, this column will be featured every Tuesday to keep you up on which players you should be looking to add, or drop, to your fantasy roster.  Just remember, if you aren’t making moves, or at least keeping up on things, then you aren’t in the game. more

LeVeon Bell Steelers

Going Yard – Week 1 Game Changers

Football is back!  Great to see live games and huge plays again.  The NFL was packed with great games this weekend that seem to do flip-flops from one half to the other. There were a number of games that look like blow-outs when they started, only to end up being close games with completely opposite halves.  With so much action this past weekend, there were a number of fantasy players “Going Yard” while showcasing their talents, and although most of them were drafted, there were a couple of gems that might be on the waiver wire ready for you to grab.  The following NFL players were the week 1 fantasy football game changers. more

Nate Washington Titans

Solid To The End – Late High Value Wide Receiver Draft Picks

There are always high profile fantasy players that get quickly snatched up in the draft. These players often go in the first five to seven rounds and typically put up consistent points for their owners. For most cases they are the top players in the league or the ones that owners feel are the the most valuable for their fantasy team. After these players get drafted, there are a slew of talented players that would be decent for a roster spot, but which ones actually make sense since many in those groups put up similar numbers.  Later in the draft, it’s important to be looking for players that have higher value and capable of putting up decent numbers on a regular basis so that if you plug them in you will feel confident.  The following are some players to consider later in the draft as solid back-up players for bye weeks or in case a starter gets hurt. more

Jimmy Graham

Drafting Tight-ends Not As Easy As Numbers

When it comes to the fantasy football world, there are some positions that don’t get as much attention or credit in the fantasy draft as others.  Star positions like running backs, wide receivers, and quarterbacks take center stage during the draft and dominate most of it early and often.  Positions like kickers, defenses, and even tight-ends get thrown to the wayside while teams try to stock their benches with loads of talent for the bye-weeks. Of course there are the exceptions, but guys like Jimmy and Vernon often go in the first 5 rounds because of their ability to put up numbers comparable to other players in that draft spot. Keep in mind, drafting tight-end isn’t as easy as numbers because of the value in the drop-off at the position makes certain players more important.  However, once you get passed the top 5, it’s easy to start to think about waiting much longer in the draft to fill this position. The following are some rankings, average numbers, and analysis on where and when tight-ends should be drafted based on their potential and value to the fantasy team. more

Vincent Jackson

2014 Fantasy Football Draft: Fourth Round Picks

The first 3 rounds have been tough. There has been a lot of big name players going off the board as well as some new names showing up in the top 36 picks. Rolling into the fourth round means that there will be some more big name players going off the board and maybe one or two reaches. With the last pick in the third round the team selected Jordan Cameron, and with that we move into the fourth round of the 2014 fantasy football draftmore

Andre Johnson

2014 Fantasy Football Draft: Third Round Picks

There were some hard decisions to make in the second round and there were plenty of other picks that could have gone in that round as well as some that could have waited, but these are the choices that we make as fantasy football owners.  We look for the players that will give us the most opportunity for winning, with the least amount risk for losing.  Going into the next round, there will be top name players drafted, as well as one or two surprises ,because after all, this is the 3rd round of the 2014 fantasy football draftmore

Arian Foster Texans

2014 Fantasy Football Draft: Second Round Picks

With the first round completed, it’s time to keep it going and see who is the next pick to pull of the board as we start the second round of 2014 fantasy football draft.  Keep in mind, at this point, I’m assuming all of the guys in the first round are gone, but in case any of them are still available I would immediately jump on them with any of the next spots.  The guys I called out in the first round are the true number one picks and should be taken by this point. more

LeSean McCoy - Eagles

2014 Fantasy Football Draft: First Round Picks

It’s On!  2014 Fantasy football has officially begun and there is nothing more rewarding to me then selecting my team for a fantasy football league.  My intent is always the same.  My goal is to draft a solid team and drive them all the way to the playoffs.  There is only 1 place, and second is no place. If you are not playing fantasy football to win, then just go ahead and donate your money to me now and I’ll be glad to spare your time.  For those that are going to stick around and see if they can compete, I’m going to give you a straight-up round-by-round guide on how and when to select players for the 2014 fantasy football draft.  We are going to start with the first round and go over who are the best options for a 12 team snake draft league. more