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DraftKings Fantasy Football: Players to Avoid in Week 1
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Players to Avoid in Week 1
RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta runs through his list of players to avoid on DraftKings in Week 1, including Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Composite PPR Rankings: Aggregate Top 200
Composite PPR Rankings: Aggregate Top 200
Dez Bryant checks in at No. 5 overall.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Thursday Preseason Rankings
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Thursday Preseason Rankings
James Smizek tackles the tough task of ranking a slew of backups who will hold significant value during Thursday's preseason slate.
NFL Barometer: Martin Wins Bucs-Pats Trade
NFL Barometer: Martin Wins Bucs-Pats Trade
The Bucs-Pats trade might end up paying off the most for Doug Martin, whose fantasy outlook brightened considerably.
Injury Analysis: Don't Call it a Comeback
Injury Analysis: Don't Call it a Comeback
Sam Bradford's Bounce-back Season is Over Before it Even Began
Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles
Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles
Montee Ball finally made his preseason debut, bringing some peace of mind to anxious fantasy owners.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Finding WR/TE Value on Fanduel Week 1
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Finding WR/TE Value on Fanduel Week 1
Jeremy Maclin comes in at the top of the value charts for receivers and a surprise pick for tight ends
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 1 Position Rankings
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 1 Position Rankings
Julio Jones is set for a big game, and is Peyton Manning still the number one choice at quarterback?
DraftKings Fantasy Football: The Value Bin
Ben Slocum highlights players from the Value Bin on DraftKings, including new Rams' starter Shaun Hill
Weekly Rankings: Week 1 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 1 Value Meter
Wes Welker's concussion Saturday night was the first big shakeup in our Weekly Rankings. See where his potential replacements rate in Jeff Erickson's Week 1 rankings.
Fielkow's Law: Blounted Ballers
Fielkow's Law: Blounted Ballers
Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount's off-field trouble this week might not become a headache for fantasy owners for quite some time.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Saturday Preseason Rankings
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Saturday Preseason Rankings
RotoWire's James Smizek runs through his rankings for FanDuel's Saturday slate of preseason contests.
According to the Data: How Do the Best Running Backs Typically Age?
According to the Data: How Do the Best Running Backs Typically Age?
Matt Forte, who turns 29 in December, has 1551 career carries.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Deep Sleepers for Week 1
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Deep Sleepers for Week 1
RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta highlights some deep sleepers for DraftKings in Week 1.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Friday Preseason Rankings
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Friday Preseason Rankings
RotoWire's James Smizek ranks options for FanDuel's Friday slate of NFL preseason contests.
NFL Barometer: Sleepy Floyd
NFL Barometer: Sleepy Floyd
Fantasy owners are sleeping on Malcom Floyd, who is having an outstanding training camp for the Chargers.
Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: Combating WR Inflation
Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: Combating WR Inflation
Does the WR-WR strategy work in leagues suddenly hot and heavy for wideouts?
FanDuel NFL: Player Salaries - First Impressions
FanDuel NFL: Player Salaries - First Impressions
RotoWire's Ben Slocum takes a look at the FanDuel salaries for Week 1 and picks out the best overpriced and underpriced players he's going to consider using or avoiding.
Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles
Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles
Matt Forte's backup is still up for grabs in Chicago, making it difficult for fantasy owners to draft a handcuff.
Injury Analysis: Jeff Stotts' Column on Player Health
Injury Analysis: Jeff Stotts' Column on Player Health
Robert Griffin looks completely healthy, but he'll have to be more careful if he wants to stay that way.
Working the Wire: Early Look at the Waiver Wire
Working the Wire: Early Look at the Waiver Wire
For leagues that have drafted, it's time to think about the waiver wire, which means finding potential diamonds like Markus Wheaton, who could be primed for a breakout year.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 1 Preview  The Dream Team
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 1 Preview The Dream Team
RotoWire's Ben Slocum unveils his DraftKings Dream Team for Week 1 of the NFL season.
FanDuel NFL: QB/RB Value Plays for Week 1
FanDuel NFL: QB/RB Value Plays for Week 1
Most of the player salaries were generated at the end of July. This means there will be a lot of value available in Week 1. Who should you grab at quarterback and running back?
Offensive Line Rankings:
Offensive Line Rankings:
DeMarco Murray runs behind the league's fifth best line this season.
Aggregate Top 200: Composite PPR Rankings
Aggregate Top 200: Composite PPR Rankings
Alfred Morris is one player on whom we agree.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: TradeSports College Football
Daily Fantasy Football 101: TradeSports College Football
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian explores TradeSports new college football contests
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Point Per Reception (PPR) Specialists
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Point Per Reception (PPR) Specialists
RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta highlights PPR specialists to target on DraftKings or your season-long PPR leagues.
Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: Implementing The WR-WR Plan
Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: Implementing The WR-WR Plan
Taking wide receivers early has been a winning strategy the past few years and here's how to put it into practice.
Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles
Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles
C.J. Spiller likely won't get 25 carries a game, which means there's value for his backup -- but it might not be who you think.
NFL Barometer: Renaissance in the Desert
NFL Barometer: Renaissance in the Desert
Interceptions are a concern, but Carson Palmer really might have the help necessary this year to have a renaissance season.
According to the Data: The Running Back Career Arc
According to the Data: The Running Back Career Arc
What's more important, age or mileage?
According to the Data: How to Stream Defenses
According to the Data: How to Stream Defenses
Keith Platte creates a basic system for targeting weak offenses.
According to the Data: When Do Receivers Typically Break Out?
According to the Data: When Do Receivers Typically Break Out?
Keith Platte crunches the numbers.
Injury Analysis: Wide Receivers on the Shelf
Injury Analysis: Wide Receivers on the Shelf
Marvin Jones could be sidelined for some time, but Jordy Nelson's injury is less serious.
Snarky 150: PPR Cheat Sheet with Obnoxious Commentary
Snarky 150: PPR Cheat Sheet with Obnoxious Commentary
Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray has a better chance of winning Wimbledon than playing 16 games.
Which Players Have the Easiest Match-ups?: Strength of Schedule
Which Players Have the Easiest Match-ups?: Strength of Schedule
Robert Griffin not only has new weapons but one of the easiest passing-game schedules in the league.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: How to Build GPP and H2H Rosters
DraftKings Fantasy Football: How to Build GPP and H2H Rosters
Ben Slocum highlights players to target on DraftKings for Head-to-Head contests and Guaranteed Prize Pool tournaments.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Tips for Success
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Tips for Success
RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta runs through his tips for success on DraftKings.
Overall Cheat Sheet With Comments: RotoWire 150 - PPR Edition
Overall Cheat Sheet With Comments: RotoWire 150 - PPR Edition
Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson checks in at No. 13.
According to the Data: Do Elite Offenses Make Top Kickers?
According to the Data: Do Elite Offenses Make Top Kickers?
Keith Platt looks at the data
IDP Analysis: The Old JPP is Back
IDP Analysis: The Old JPP is Back
Injuries have in part held back Jason Pierre-Paul the last two years, but he's healthy now and looking like his old self.
NFL Barometer: McFadden's Fantasy Days May be Over
NFL Barometer: McFadden's Fantasy Days May be Over
Darren McFadden is the backup to an aging Maurice Jones-Drew, offering little hope for a fantasy impact this season.
Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: The Case For Going WR-WR
Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: The Case For Going WR-WR
Using historical data to map out the best draft strategy
Injury Analysis: Ball's Appendectomy
Injury Analysis: Ball's Appendectomy
But David Wilson's NFL career is effectively over
According to the Data: How Important Are Kickers and Defenses?
According to the Data: How Important Are Kickers and Defenses?
Keith Platt breaks down their impact.
Run 'N' Shoot: Auction Strategies, Tips & Advice
Run 'N' Shoot: Auction Strategies, Tips & Advice
Auctions are more fun than drafts, but there are a few simple rules you must follow to ensure you get the most bang for your buck.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Player Salaries  First Impressions
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Player Salaries First Impressions
RotoWire's Ben Slocum highlights over and underpriced salaries for DraftKings' Week 1 contests, including the expensive Jamaal Charles.
Overall Cheat Sheet With Comments: RotoWire 150
Overall Cheat Sheet With Comments: RotoWire 150
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant checks in at No. 7 overall.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Undervalued Injury Bounce-Back Candidates
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Undervalued Injury Bounce-Back Candidates
Joel Bartilotta recommends targeting Jeremy Maclin and Trent Richardson on DraftKings, as both players are undervalued due to injuries from last season.
NFL Barometer: Risers and Fallers After One Week
NFL Barometer: Risers and Fallers After One Week
Rob Gronkowski looks like he'll be ready for Week 1
According to the Data: At What Age Do Running Backs Decline?
According to the Data: At What Age Do Running Backs Decline?
Keith Platte shows the drop off starts earlier than you might think.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Targeting Players Based on Injuries
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Targeting Players Based on Injuries
Ben Slocum identifies some injury-prone players and how to take advantage of their absences on DraftKings.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: New Faces in New Places - Wide Receivers
DraftKings Fantasy Football: New Faces in New Places - Wide Receivers
Joel Bartilotta examines wideouts who switched teams this offseason while looking for values on DraftKings.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: TradeSports Football Contests
Daily Fantasy Football 101: TradeSports Football Contests
Jerry Donabedian explores some of the new features on TradeSports, including an NFL Rookies contest where Johnny Manziel looks like a solid option.
Injury Analysis: Risks and Rewards at WR
Injury Analysis: Risks and Rewards at WR
AJ Green should be one of the safer picks in this year's drafts. Megatron? Not so much.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Targeting Players Based on Their Competition Run Defenses
Benjamin Slocum highlights run defenses to target in DraftKings' fantasy football contests this upcoming season.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: New Faces in New Places - Runnning Backs
DraftKings Fantasy Football: New Faces in New Places - Runnning Backs
Joel Bartilotta highlights running backs who were on the move this offseason and will provide early-season value on DraftKings.
Injury Analysis: Running Back Risks and Rewards
Injury Analysis: Running Back Risks and Rewards
Montee Ball should be one of the safer RB picks in this year's drafts
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Targeting Players Based on Their Competition Pass Defenses
RotoWire's Benjamin Slocum examines an opponent's pass defense in order to simplify DraftKings lineup decisions.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: A DFS Boom on the Horizon?
Ryan Rufe takes a look at DraftKings and wonder if there's a DFS boom looming this football season.
Injury Analysis: Risk and Reward when Drafting QBs
Injury Analysis: Risk and Reward when Drafting QBs
Even at 36, Tom Brady is a very safe pick
Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles
Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles
Montee Ball is expected to start for the Broncos, but he will have to outplay C.J. Anderson in training camp to win the job.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Targeting Players Based on Their Competition - Team Pace
Benjamin Sloccum explores team pace and how to use the data when selecting your football lineup on DraftKings.
NFL Barometer: Early Risers, Fallers
NFL Barometer: Early Risers, Fallers
Good health and a stronger offense could make Robert Griffin a fantasy bargain this season.
Injury Analysis: Tracking Offseason Recoveries
Injury Analysis: Tracking Offseason Recoveries
Jeff Stotts updates us on Julio Jones and Tony Romo, among others.
NFL Draft Kit: 2014 Breakout Players
NFL Draft Kit: 2014 Breakout Players
RotoWire's Vlad Sedler runs through the players he thinks could breakout in the 2014 season.
2014 Team Preview: Washington Redskins
2014 Team Preview: Washington Redskins
All Eyes on Griffin
2014 Team Preview: Tennessee Titans
2014 Team Preview: Tennessee Titans
Leaning on Locker
2014 Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2014 Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
More Offense On Board
2014 Team Preview: San Francisco 49ers
2014 Team Preview: San Francisco 49ers
Chasing the Seahawks
2014 Team Preview: San Diego Chargers
2014 Team Preview: San Diego Chargers
Allen Steps Up
2014 Team Preview: St. Louis Rams
2014 Team Preview: St. Louis Rams
Bradford's Year?
2014 Team Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers
2014 Team Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers
A Running Start
2014 Team Preview: Philadelphia Eagles
2014 Team Preview: Philadelphia Eagles
Rolling With Foles
NFL Draft Kit: Rookie Rankings
NFL Draft Kit: Rookie Rankings
RotoWire's NFL editor Mike Doria gives his rookie rankings and dynasty rankings for the 2014 season.
2014 Team Preview: New York Jets
2014 Team Preview: New York Jets
Is Smith the Answer at QB?
2014 Team Preview: New York Giants
2014 Team Preview: New York Giants
Can Eli Manning Bounce Back?
NFL Draft Kit: The 10 Commandments of Daily Fantasy Football
NFL Draft Kit: The 10 Commandments of Daily Fantasy Football
RotoWire's daily games expert Michael Rathburn shares his 10 Commandments of Daily Fantasy Football.
2014 Team Preview: New England Patriots
2014 Team Preview: New England Patriots
Brady Leads the Way
2014 Team Preview: Minnesota Vikings
2014 Team Preview: Minnesota Vikings
Will Norv Turner Equal Fantasy Gold?
2014 Team Preview: Miami Dolphins
2014 Team Preview: Miami Dolphins
Tannehill Time
2014 Team Preview: Kansas City Chiefs
2014 Team Preview: Kansas City Chiefs
Charles Leads the Way
2014 Team Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars
2014 Team Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars
Moving on From Gabbert
2014 Team Preview: Indianapolis Colts
2014 Team Preview: Indianapolis Colts
Richardson Trade Doesn't Solve RB Mess
2014  Team Preview: Houston Texans
2014 Team Preview: Houston Texans
Bounce Back Time?
2014 Team Preview: Green Bay Packers
2014 Team Preview: Green Bay Packers
Can They Stay Healthy?
2014 Team Preview: Denver Broncos
2014 Team Preview: Denver Broncos
Restacking the Deck-er
2014 Team Preview: Dallas Cowboys
2014 Team Preview: Dallas Cowboys
Keeping Romo Upright
2014 Team Preview: Cleveland Browns
2014 Team Preview: Cleveland Browns
Who Will Hoyer/Manziel Target?
2014 Team Preview: Chicago Bears
2014 Team Preview: Chicago Bears
Sticking with Cutler
2014 Team Preview: Carolina Panthers
2014 Team Preview: Carolina Panthers
Keep Pounding
2014 Team Preview: Buffalo Bills
2014 Team Preview: Buffalo Bills
Running on Full
2014 Team Preview: Detroit Lions
2014 Team Preview: Detroit Lions
Caldwell Takes Over
2014 Team Preview: Baltimore Ravens
2014 Team Preview: Baltimore Ravens
Reviving the Running Game
2014 Team Preview: Arizona Cardinals
2014 Team Preview: Arizona Cardinals
Ellington Ready to Produce
2014 Team Preview: Atlanta Falcons
2014 Team Preview: Atlanta Falcons
Revamped Run Game?