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FanDuel Fantasy Football: Breaking Down the Games
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Breaking Down the Games
RotoWire's Ben Sloccum runs through each game for FanDuel's Week 16 slate of contests.
Four-Down Duel: Week 16 Picks
Four-Down Duel: Week 16 Picks
Rob Gronkowski's floor against the Jets this week makes paying his high price an easy choice.
Draftster NFL: Week 16 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 16 Rankings
Eli Manning doesn't have a great matchup this week against the Rams, but it won't take much for him to outproduce his low draft price.
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 16
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 16
Matt Forte's frantasy prospects do not look promising in Week 16 with a new quarterback and a tough matchup against the Lions.
King for a Day: Week 16 DraftKings Picks
King for a Day: Week 16 DraftKings Picks
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian runs through his Week 16 picks for DraftKings, including Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 16
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 16
The Broncos have clinched the AFC West, but they still have plenty to play for on Monday night against the Bengals.
On Target: Championship Receivers
On Target: Championship Receivers
Jordy Nelson has long been an undervalued commodity in fantasy circles, but chances are he's on a lot of championship teams this year.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 16 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 16 Defense
Cam Newton and the Panthers take on the Browns, as they fight for the NFC South
Survivor: Backing the Patriots
Survivor: Backing the Patriots
In the unlikely event you still have the Patriots available, take them. Otherwise, you'll have to choose between some closer calls.
Staff Picks: Backing the Jaguars
Staff Picks: Backing the Jaguars
The Staff likes the Jaguars minus three at home against the Titans this week.
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 16
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 16
Fading Satan's Tebow for the second week in a row.
Weekly Rankings: Week 16 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 16 Value Meter
There's chaos at quarterback this week, and one of the primary uncertain players is the Panthers' Cam Newton, who has an opportunity to face the Browns when they might be without Joe Haden.
East Coast Offense: The Anatomy of a Bad Beat
East Coast Offense: The Anatomy of a Bad Beat
Mark Ingram's gratuitous garbage-time TD affected a lot of leagues.
NFL Barometer: Bear Down
NFL Barometer: Bear Down
Jay Cutler's fantasy value takes a hit due to turmoil in his locker room and his uninspiring performance Monday night.
FantasyDraft Football: Week 16 Picks
FantasyDraft Football: Week 16 Picks
RotoWire's Josh Collacchi runs through his FantasyDraft value picks for Week 16, including Detroit's Matt Stafford, who faces a weak Bears defense.
Working the Wire: Championship Week Help
Working the Wire: Championship Week Help
It's championship week for most leagues, and owners who need some help have a few options, like Buffalo's C.J. Spiller, on the waiver wire.
Injury Analysis: Hands Off DeMarco Murray
Injury Analysis: Hands Off DeMarco Murray
The league's leading rusher hasn't been ruled out but might not be a good play this week.
Depth Chart Watch: Cam Newton's Understudy
Depth Chart Watch: Cam Newton's Understudy
With Newton on the shelf, Derek Anderson stepped up. But who will play next week?
Run 'N' Shoot: Home for the Holidays?
Run 'N' Shoot: Home for the Holidays?
Sitting out the Fantasy Playoffs? Start prepping for next season.
IDP Analysis: Donald the Destroyer
Although he's a rookie, 13th overall pick Aaron Donald has already turned into an elite lineman, and a strong IDP option.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Utilizing Vegas Lines
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Utilizing Vegas Lines
RotoWire's Ben Slocum explores ways to utilize Vegas lines when selecting your FanDuel fantasy football lineup.
Four-Down Duel: Week 15 Picks
Four-Down Duel: Week 15 Picks
Playing a bad Falcons defense is reason enough to pay up for Le'Veon Bell this week despite his top price.
On Target: WR Missed on Draft Day
On Target: WR Missed on Draft Day
Jeremy Maclin is one of a number of wide receivers who have outperformed their draft-day value. How'd we miss them?
King for a Day: Week 15 Values
King for a Day: Week 15 Values
Despite an inconsistent season, Chicago's Jay Cutler is one of the better value options at quarterback in DraftKings contests this weekend.
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 15
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 15
Against Atlanta's woeful defense, Ben Roethlisberger won't have to fight too hard for yards and scores in Sunday's matchup.
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 15
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 15
Drew Brees and the Saints aim to keep their playoff hopes alive on Monday night with a visit to Chicago.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 15 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 15 Defense
Andy Dalton and the Bengals go on the road for a AFC North rematch
Survivor: Backing the Ravens
Survivor: Backing the Ravens
If you still have the Ravens available, they're the easy call.
Staff Picks: Backing the Vikings
Staff Picks: Backing the Vikings
The Staff likes the Vikings +7.5 at Detroit.
Draftster NFL: Week 15 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 15 Rankings
Drew Brees has a great matchup against a bad defense, and he and the Saints are still playing for a division title.
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 15
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 15
Laying points with the Jets on the road. Seriously.
FantasyDraft Football: Week 15 Values
FantasyDraft Football: Week 15 Values
RotoWire's Josh Collacchi highlights the weekly value plays on FantasyDraft, including the quarterback-receiver combo of Big Ben and Antonio Brown.
East Coast Offense: Revisting the Zero-RB Strategy
East Coast Offense: Revisting the Zero-RB Strategy
Were you better off playing it safe with star wideouts or gambling on early-round running backs?
Weekly Rankings: Week 15 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 15 Value Meter
Julio Jones's hip injury is one of the bigger question marks for the week, given how well he's played lately and how we expect his matchup against the Steelers to be a high scoring game.
NFL Barometer: Miller Making A Move
NFL Barometer: Miller Making A Move
Dolphins running back Lamar Miller did not have a big game last week, but his impressive season earns him a mention in this week's 'Rising' section.
Injury Analysis: Rash of Hip Injuries Hit RBs
Injury Analysis: Rash of Hip Injuries Hit RBs
Plus: a quick update on Cam Newton
Working the Wire: Garbage Time Pays for Orton
Working the Wire: Garbage Time Pays for Orton
Kyle Orton should be in a catchup mode again this week againt the Packers, giving him a solid floor for fantasy owners.
Depth Chart Watch: Mike Pettine's Fraction of a Brain
Depth Chart Watch: Mike Pettine's Fraction of a Brain
If the Browns coach had half a brain, he'd be starting Johnny Football by now.
Run 'N' Shoot: Daily Picks for Sunday
Run 'N' Shoot: Daily Picks for Sunday
Antonio Gates might the top target of Philip Rivers this week, making him a good value in daily games.
IDP Analysis: Chandler Jones Is Almost Back
Chandler Jones has missed the last five games due to a hip injury, but he should return soon after practicing the last two weeks.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: DFS Weekly Regimens
Daily Fantasy Football 101: DFS Weekly Regimens
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn describes his process for selecting a DFS lineup, and gives some suggestions for who to play on FanDuel this weekend.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Pass Defenses to Target
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Pass Defenses to Target
RotoWire's Ben Slocum highlights the best (and worst) pass defenses to target on FanDuel.
Draftster NFL: Week 14 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 14 Rankings
The Saints need the best out of Drew Brees if they are to make the playoffs, which means big things for DFS.
King for a Day: Week 14 Picks
King for a Day: Week 14 Picks
Despite his inconsistent play this season, RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian likes Cincinnati's Andy Dalton as a tournament on DraftKings this weekend.
Four-Down Duel: Week 14 Picks
Four-Down Duel: Week 14 Picks
Russell Wilson is $2K cheaper than the elite quarterbacks and has a great matchup against a leaky Eagles defense.
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 14
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 14
Jeremy Maclin has carried fantasy teams this year, but this might be the week to sit him against Seattle's Legion of Boom.
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 14
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 14
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers entertain the Falcons this week on Monday Night Football.
On Target: Rookie WR Dominate
On Target: Rookie WR Dominate
Mike Evans has had a great season, but is he the best rookie receiver we've seen this year?
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 14 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 14 Defense
Geno Smith and the Jets travel to Minnesota to take on a frisky Vikings defense
Survivor: Surviving Week 14
Survivor: Surviving Week 14
If you've used the Packers and Broncos, the Saints at home against the Panthers would be our next choice.
Staff Picks: Packers and Patriots
Staff Picks: Packers and Patriots
The Staff is laying the wood with Jordy Nelson and the Packers.
FantasyDraft Football: Week 14 Value Plays
FantasyDraft Football: Week 14 Value Plays
RotoWire's Josh Collacchi introduces FantasyDraft, the newest daily fantasy football site, and offers up value play for their first slate of contests.
East Coast Offense: What Went Wrong
East Coast Offense: What Went Wrong
Drafting RIII and Nick Foles instead of Andrew Luck, for starters
Weekly Rankings: Week 14 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 14 Value Meter
The Steelers have given up big passing plays virtually every week. Can A.J. Green and the Bengals be the latest team to take advantage of their secondary?
NFL Barometer: Johnny Riser
NFL Barometer: Johnny Riser
Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel gets a fantasy boost following last week's impressive NFL debut.
Injury Analysis: Forget the Titans
Injuries at QB and WR make Tennessee's offense a must-avoid for this week's lineups.
Working the Wire: Cleveland's Got Johnny Fever
Working the Wire: Cleveland's Got Johnny Fever
Johnny Manziel looked good off the bench last week and could get the starting nod this week for the Browns.
Depth Chart Watch: Signs of Life from Matt Forte
Depth Chart Watch: Signs of Life from Matt Forte
Don't be alarmed about Forte's dismal rushing stats this week.
IDP Analysis: Borland Looks Unstoppable
To say Chris Borland has been spectacular is somehow an understatement, as the rookie continues to pile up stats.
Four-Down Duel: Week 13 Picks
Four-Down Duel: Week 13 Picks
RotoWire's Kevin Payne is backing Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers' passing attach in what should be a high-scoring affair against New Orleans.
Run 'N' Shoot: The Reason We Watch Sports
Run 'N' Shoot: The Reason We Watch Sports
We keep watching sports for plays like Odell Beckham's epic TD
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 13
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 13
Matt Ryan has been underwhelming all season, and now he faces a Cardinals defense that has allowed two passing touchdowns in its last three games.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Run Defenses - Week 13
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Run Defenses - Week 13
RotoWire's Ben Slocum examines team rushing defenses to help you identify the best running backs to target and avoid on FanDuel.
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 13
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 13
Geno Smith is back at quarterback this week for the Jets in an AFC East showdown against the Dolphins on Monday Night Football.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 13 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 13 Defense
Josh Gordon and the Browns defense go on the road to take on Kyle Orton and the Bills
Staff Picks: Backing the Falcons
Staff Picks: Backing the Falcons
The Staff likes Matt Ryan and the Falcons getting 2.5 at home against the Cardinals.
Survivor: Going with the Chalk
Survivor: Going with the Chalk
Andrew Luck and the Colts are 9.5-point favorites at home over Colt McCoy and the Redskins
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 13 - With Video
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 13 - With Video
Backing the Lions in spite of Matthew Stafford
Draftster NFL: Week 13 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 13 Rankings
Despite a high price tag, Antonio Brown is RotoWire's James Smizek favorite play of the week on Draftster.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Identifying the Best Contests to Play
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Identifying the Best Contests to Play
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn runs through the various contest options on DraftKings and help new users identify which contests will give them the best chance to win.
On Target: Examining Yards Per Target
On Target: Examining Yards Per Target
Jordy Nelson is a familiar name atop the YPT list, which there a few receivers whose efficiency might be a mirage.
NFL Barometer: Lost Lions
NFL Barometer: Lost Lions
Thanks to a struggling offense, a couple Lions -- including quarterback Matthew Stafford -- land on the 'Falling' list in this week's edition.
Weekly Rankings: Week 13 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 13 Value Meter
It's the perfect storm for Le'Veon Bell - he just had a 200-yard game before the bye, and he faces a Saints defense that's allowed a 150-yard rusher the last two weeks.
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
Joe Flacco and the Ravens check in at No. 2.
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.