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East Coast Offense: The Team I Wish I Drafted
East Coast Offense: The Team I Wish I Drafted
When it comes to wide receivers, rage to size ratio is paramount.
Injury Analysis: The Rise and Fall of Ryan Mallett
Injury Analysis: The Rise and Fall of Ryan Mallett
Mallett's run as starter on indefinite hiatus. Plus, Arian Foster's latest injury, Odell Beckham and more
Thanksgiving Day Value Meter: Version 6.0
Thanksgiving Day Value Meter: Version 6.0
For the second year in a row, DeMarco Murray tops the running back rankings for the Thanksgiving Day slate.
Working the Wire: This Colt Could Bolt
Working the Wire: This Colt Could Bolt
Donte Moncrief has been buried on the depth chart for the most part this season, but he's a good speculative add if his playing time increases.
Depth Chart Watch: Bernard Part of a Committee?
Depth Chart Watch: Bernard Part of a Committee?
Giovani Bernard split time with Jeremy Hill in his first game back from injury
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Is the Josh Gordon hype is out of control? Will he be great right away? Should fantasy owners trust him this week?
IDP Analysis: Bobby Wagner Returns
Bobby Wagner is set to return from his severe toe injury when the Seahawks take on Arizona on Sunday, immediately putting him back in the top-three conversation at LB.
Offensive Line Grid: Rankings 1-32
Offensive Line Grid: Rankings 1-32
Tom Brady and his No. 5-ranked unit take on Detroit's tough defensive front.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Applying Standard Deviation Part II
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Applying Standard Deviation Part II
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn further explores the use of standard deviation when selecting lineups on DraftKings.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Weekly Research Tips - Week 12
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Weekly Research Tips - Week 12
RotoWire's Ben Slocuum explores the impact of weather when selecting FanDuel lineups and offers some picks for Week 12 contests.
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 12
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 12
Alfred Morris has run well lately, but he faces a San Francisco defense this week that should shut him down.
King for a Day: Week 11 DraftKings Picks
King for a Day: Week 11 DraftKings Picks
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian doesn't always recommend playing Colin Kaepernick, but when he does he likes to stack him with Anquan Boldin.
Draftster NFL: Week 12 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 12 Rankings
RotoWire's James Smizek believes DeMarco Murray is poised for a big week coming off of a bye.
Run 'N' Shoot: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Run 'N' Shoot: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Coming off a near-miss in the DraftKings Millionaire contest, Mark Stopa talks daily game strategy.
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 12
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 12
Drew Brees and the Saints will try to avoid losing three straight at home when the Ravens visit for a Monday night showdown.
On Target: Football's Most Important Player
On Target: Football's Most Important Player
Rob Gronkowski is such a tremendous player that his mere presence makes the New England offense formidable.
Four-Down Duel: Week 12 Picks
Four-Down Duel: Week 12 Picks
With a cushy home matchup, RotoWire's Kevin Payne recommends targeting Matt Ryan for FanDuel tournaments this weekend.
Survivor: Backing the Eagles
Survivor: Backing the Eagles
Jeremy Maclin and the Eagles are likely to offer better bang for the buck than the more heavily-favored Colts.
Staff Picks: Backing the Cardinals
Staff Picks: Backing the Cardinals
The Staff took the team with the league's best record getting 6.5 in Seattle.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 12 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 12 Defense
Can Drew Brees and the Saints rebound against the Ravens?
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 12
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 12
The Packers have been playing great, but it's time to fade them on the road as 9.5-point favorites.
East Coast Offense: Tough Year for Rookie QBs
East Coast Offense: Tough Year for Rookie QBs
While the 2014 wide receiver class looks like it could be one of the all-time best, the same cannot be said for the quarterbacks.
Weekly Rankings: Week 12 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 12 Value Meter
Josh Gordon makes his long-awaited return. See where Vlad Sedler has him ranked in the Week 12 Value Meter.
NFL Barometer: Exasperating Eagle
NFL Barometer: Exasperating Eagle
Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy has irked fantasy owners by failing to match last year's production despite similar surroundings.
Injury Analysis: Bradshaw Done for the Season
Injury Analysis: Bradshaw Done for the Season
Andrew Luck's backfield-mate goes down with a broken ankle. Who will fill the void?
Working the Wire: Don't Short Cecil
Working the Wire: Don't Short Cecil
Cecil Shorts fell off the radar this year with the Jaguars, but things are looking up for his fantasy prospects.
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 12 Picks
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 12 Picks
Even with the highest salary on the site, RotoWire's Josh Collacchi views the Colts Andrew Luck as a solid option on Fantasy Aces in Week 12.
Depth Chart Watch: Bill Belichick Hates Fantasy Football
Depth Chart Watch: Bill Belichick Hates Fantasy Football
Don't trust any non-Gronk Patriot playmaker. Jonas Gray? Really?
Run 'N' Shoot: Bye Bye to the Byes
Run 'N' Shoot: Bye Bye to the Byes
The last bye weeks means additional roster flexibility
IDP Analysis: Clay Matthews' High-Impact Position Change
Clay Matthews was never much of an IDP factor in standard IDP scoring since he posted low tackle totals as an OLB in the 3-4, but moving inside has allowed him to post both tackles and sacks.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Applying Standard Deviation to Daily Fantasy Football
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Applying Standard Deviation to Daily Fantasy Football
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn breaks down the data and explores ways to use standard deviation when setting your DraftKings fantasy football lineups.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Pace and Possession  Week 11
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Pace and Possession Week 11
RotoWire's Ben Slocum explores the use of team pace and time of possession when selecting your FanDuel football lineups.
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Mark Sanchez nearly took the Jets to the Super Bowl a few years ago. Can Chip Kelly revive his career?
Draftster NFL: Week 11 Value Plays
Draftster NFL: Week 11 Value Plays
RotoWire's James Smizek ranks Antonio Brown as his top receiver this week.
King for a Day: Week 11 DraftKings Picks
King for a Day: Week 11 DraftKings Picks
With a nice matchup and discounted salaries, RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian recommends a Chargers stack centered around Philip Rivers.
Four-Down Duel: Week 11 FanDuel Plays
Four-Down Duel: Week 11 FanDuel Plays
Despite the high price tag, RotoWire's Kevin Payne recommends targeting Andrew Luck for your 50/50 and H2H contests on FanDuel this weekend.
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 11
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 11
With Drew Stanton back under center, Larry Fitzgerald's fantasy prospects could take a major hit.
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 11
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 11
It's the "Battle of the Bergers" on Monday Night Football as Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers visit Zach Mettenberger and the Titans.
On Target: Working Between the 20s
On Target: Working Between the 20s
Jeremy Maclin leads the league in touchdowns scored from outside the red zone, but what other receiving threats between the 20s should we target?
Survivor: Taking the Broncos (Again)
Survivor: Taking the Broncos (Again)
In the unlikely event you still have the Broncos available, take them even over the more heavily-favored Chargers
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 11 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 11 Defense
Arian Foster and the Texans go to Cleveland with Ryan Mallet making his first NFL start
Staff Picks: Giants and Titans
Staff Picks: Giants and Titans
The Staff likes the Titans getting six at home on Monday night.
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 11 - With Video
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 11 - With Video
Buying low on Jay Cutler and the Bears at home.
Injury Analysis: Another Torn ACL for Carson Palmer
Palmer first tore the ACL in his left knee during the 2005 playoffs
East Coast Offense: Buy Lowest
East Coast Offense: Buy Lowest
Trade advice is ubiquitous, but most of it isn't actionable.
Weekly Rankings: Week 11 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 11 Value Meter
Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski both are finally back at full capacity and are top-10 players in this week's Value Meter.
NFL Barometer: Bumbling Brown
NFL Barometer: Bumbling Brown
The Browns signed Ben Tate to be their primary running back, but he has not provided his expected production thanks to a couple of rookie RBs.
Working the Wire: Ball Back in Play
Working the Wire: Ball Back in Play
Montee Ball is poised to return from a groin injury at the same time Ronnie Hillman hits the shelf with a foot sprain.
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 11 Picks
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 11 Picks
RotoWire's Josh Collacchi expect Philip Rivers to have a bounce-back performance against the Raiders.
Depth Chart Watch: Palmer Done for the Year
Depth Chart Watch: Palmer Done for the Year
Looks like Drew Stanton will inherit the league's best record for the rest of this season
Daily Fantasy Football 101: How to Find Value on DraftKings
Daily Fantasy Football 101: How to Find Value on DraftKings
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn crunches the numbers to help identify value plays on DraftKings.
IDP Analysis: Rookie LBs Emerging
Four rookie linebackers land on the 'riser' list this week, with all of Chris Borland, Kyle Van Noy, Anthony Hitchens and Telvin Smith emerging as IDP options.
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
After 12 touchdowns in two games, is Ben Roethlisberger an obvious sell-high or is this a buying opportunity?
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Finding the Right Tournament
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Finding the Right Tournament
RotoWire's Ben Slocum helps identify the best FanDuel NFL tournaments to enter this weekend.
Draftster NFL: Week 10 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 10 Rankings
RotoWire's James Smizek says Jimmy Graham is a smart play this week against San Francisco, even at a high price.
King for a Day: Week 10 DraftKings Picks
King for a Day: Week 10 DraftKings Picks
Atlanta's Julio Jones is one of many stud receivers with a modest salary on DraftKings this week.
Four-Down Duel: Week 10 Picks
Four-Down Duel: Week 10 Picks
With a matchup against the Bucs looming, RotoWire's Kevin Payne recommends targeting Matt Ryan for your H2H and 50/50 lineups on FanDuel.
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 10
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 10
Matt Ryan has an enticing Week 10 matchup against NFC South foe Tampa Bay,
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 10
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 10
Cam Newton and the Panthers will try to salvage their season on Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Survivor: Backing the Broncos
Survivor: Backing the Broncos
If you have Denver, use them this week.
Run 'N' Shoot: The Return of the Sanchize?
Run 'N' Shoot: The Return of the Sanchize?
The Jets are awful... but Sanchez could be starting a home playoff game this season.
Staff Picks: Falcons and Dolphins
Staff Picks: Falcons and Dolphins
The Staff agrees on Matt Ryan and the Falcons -1.5 in Tampa Bay.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 10 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 10 Defense
Cecil Shorts and the Jags take on the Cowboys in London
On Target: Year of the Small WR?
On Target: Year of the Small WR?
Is Antonio Brown, and other small wide receivers, proving that size is less important at wide receiver than we assumed?
East Coast Offense: The Ultimate Trolling
East Coast Offense: The Ultimate Trolling
Andrew Luck and the Colts prevailed in the most annoying game in NFL history.
Weekly Rankings: Week 10 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 10 Value Meter
The tight end position is particularly tough this week with Rob Gronkowski, Dwayne Allen and a few other good options on bye this week.
NFL Barometer: Martin Moving Down
NFL Barometer: Martin Moving Down
Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin is banged up and has more competition for carries, which has his fantasy value taking a turn for the worse.
Injury Analysis: Romo to Play in London?
Injury Analysis: Romo to Play in London?
Tony Romo hopes to play this weekend, even with two fractured vertebrae in his lower back.
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 10 Picks
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 10 Picks
RotoWire's Josh Collacchi highlights players to target on Fantasy Aces for Week 10, including a revitalized Mark Sanchez.
Working the Wire: Opportunities to Plan Ahead
Working the Wire: Opportunities to Plan Ahead
Like a number of players on this week's wire, Kyle Rudolph offers owners an opportunity to plan ahead as he is close to returning from injury.
Depth Chart Watch: Foster Owners May Have the Blues
Depth Chart Watch: Foster Owners May Have the Blues
With Foster (groin) uncertain for Week 9, Alfred Blue is a must-get.
IDP Analysis: Everson Griffen On Fire
With six sacks in his last four games, Everson Griffen is one of the top IDP linemen going forward.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: How to Find Value on FanDuel
Daily Fantasy Football 101: How to Find Value on FanDuel
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn breakdowns the best (and worst) values on FanDuel at each position.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Quick Hit Strategies
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Quick Hit Strategies
RotoWire's Ben Slocum explores how to select a H2H opponent on FanDuel and offers up his suggestions for highly-owned players to avoid.
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 9
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 9
Larry Fitzgerald has played better recently, but this might be the week to bench him -- if the bye week allows.
Four-Down Duel: Week 9 FanDuel Picks
Four-Down Duel: Week 9 FanDuel Picks
RotoWire's Kevin Payne recommends targeting new Jets starting quarterback Michael Vick for your FanDuel tournaments.
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 9
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 9
Andrew Luck leads the Colts into New York for a showdown with the Giants on Monday Night Football.
King for a Day: Week 9 Targets on DraftKings
King for a Day: Week 9 Targets on DraftKings
Can Colin Kaepernick repeat Russell Wilson's performance from Week 7 and dismantle the Rams in the air and on the ground?
Draftster NFL: Week 9 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 9 Rankings
RotoWire's James Smizek believes Rob Gronkowski is poised for another monster week against the Broncos' defense.
Survivor: Surviving Week 9
Survivor: Surviving Week 9
Going with the chalk.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 9 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 9 Defense
RG3 is back to face the Vikings on the road
Staff Picks: Panthers and Cardinals
Staff Picks: Panthers and Cardinals
Carson Palmer and the Cardinals getting 3.5 at Dallas are a unanimous pick.
On Target: Time To Trade for Gordon
On Target: Time To Trade for Gordon
Josh Gordon be the most important player in the fantasy playoffs this year, and it's time to acquire him.
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 9
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 9
Backing Eli Manning and the Giants as a home dog.
Run 'N' Shoot: Big Numbers, No Waiting
Run 'N' Shoot: Big Numbers, No Waiting
No need to wait for rookie WRs to produce any more.
East Coast Offense: Cracking the Code
East Coast Offense: Cracking the Code
Mark Ingram is a top-10 back.
Weekly Rankings: Week 9 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 9 Value Meter
Dez Bryant tops Vlad Sedler's wide receiver ranks this week. Will he 'Wally Pipp' Jeff Erickson with his ranks this week?
NFL Barometer: What Can This Brown Do For You?
NFL Barometer: What Can This Brown Do For You?
Not much, anytime soon. Jordan Cameron's fantasy value takes a hit with the news that Cleveland's starting tight end will miss at least the next two weeks after suffering another concussion.
Working the Wire: Time to Turn to Vick
Working the Wire: Time to Turn to Vick
Michael Vick might not turn around the Jets, but he could help your fantasy team during bye weeks.
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 9 Picks
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 9 Picks
Despite a string of poor performances and apparent turmoil in the locker room, Josh Collacchi thinks Seattle's Marshawn Lynch will bounce back in Week 9.
Depth Chart Watch: Bernard's Backup Worth a Look
Depth Chart Watch: Bernard's Backup Worth a Look
With star RB Giovani Bernard ailing, Cincinnati's Jeremy Hill could be in line for an expanded role in Week 9.
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Will the NFC South have a winner this year?
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Breaking Down DraftKings Millionaire Maker
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Breaking Down DraftKings Millionaire Maker
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn breaks down the winning lineups that took home $1 miilion on DraftKings the past three weeks to prep for the contest in Week 8.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Player Ownership Percentages  Week 8
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Player Ownership Percentages Week 8
With low ownership and a home matchup, Drew Brees is a good quarterback to target in FanDuel GPP contests this weekend.
IDP Analysis: Injury Carousel Update
While Chandler Jones and Brian Cushing were lost to short-term injuries, the IDP pool should get a boost through the potential returns of Calais Campbell, Mychal Kendricks and Ryan Shazier.
Offensive Line Grid: Ranking the League's 32 Units
Offensive Line Grid: Ranking the League's 32 Units
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints check in at No. 5
King for a Day: DraftKings Week 8 Plays
King for a Day: DraftKings Week 8 Plays
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian lists his favorite players for DraftKings in Week 8, including a resurgent Tom Brady.
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 8
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 8
Tony Romo has the Cowboys rollin' into an NFC East showdown with the Redskins on Monday Night Football.