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Survivor: Backing the Dolphins
Survivor: Backing the Dolphins
Taking Ryan Tannehill on the road is a gamble, but the payoff could be big should Dallas go down.
On Target: Unplanned Surprises
On Target: Unplanned Surprises
Of all the Browns' errors this season, not getting Jordan Cameron more involved in the offense is the most egregious.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 8 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 8 Defense
Cecil Shorts and the Jags face a stiff Dolphins defense
Staff Picks: Panthers, Texans and Raiders
Staff Picks: Panthers, Texans and Raiders
The Staff likes Cam Newton and the Panthers getting five at home against the Seahawks.
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 8
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 8
Backing the Dolphins
Draftster NFL: Week 8 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 8 Rankings
With Julius Thomas playing Thursday and Jimmy Graham not yet at full strength,Rob Gronkowski sits atop James Smizek's tight end rankings for Week 8.
Weekly Rankings: Week 8 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 8 Value Meter
Antonio Brown continues to be money in the bank every single week, even when the rest of the Steelers' offense falters.
East Coast Offense: Models vs. Observations
East Coast Offense: Models vs. Observations
Sometimes you have to trust your eyes.
NFL Barometer: Vereen's Looking Very Good
NFL Barometer: Vereen's Looking Very Good
The Patriots shuffle their running bucks like few other teams do, but Shane Vereen showed Thursday that he will be more of a fantasy factor with fellow RB Stevan Ridley out for the season.
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 8 Picks
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 8 Picks
The Cowboys has relied heavily on the run this season, but RotoWire's Josh Collachi is expecting big things through the air from Tony Romo in Week 8.
Working the Wire: Next Man Up
Working the Wire: Next Man Up
Johnny Manziel is getting closer to taking over the starting quarterback job for the Browns.
Depth Chart Watch: That Escalated Quickly
Depth Chart Watch: That Escalated Quickly
The Bills lost their top two RBs in Sunday's win, leaving Anthony Dixon at the head of their backfield.
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Drew Brees is coming off the bye, but he draws the Lions on the road.
IDP Analysis: Cortez Allen Benched
Cortez Allen was providing safety-like tackle numbers at cornerback, but his frequently botched coverage sent him to the bench.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Player Ownership Percentages - Week 7
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Player Ownership Percentages - Week 7
Which players were heavily owned in FanDuel's Thursday night contest?
Daily Fantasy Football 101: How to Play CFB Fantasy Football on DraftKings
Daily Fantasy Football 101: How to Play CFB Fantasy Football on DraftKings
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn lays out his strategic approach to playing College Football contests on DraftKings.
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 7
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 7
Victory Cruz is out for the season, his absence might not start benefiting Rueben Randle untill after this week.
On Target: Players to Buy High
On Target: Players to Buy High
Dez Bryant will cost an arm and a leg in a trade, but he is well worth the price for your fantasy team.
Draftster NFL: Week 7 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 7 Rankings
RotoWire's James Smizek likes Joe Flacco against a vulnerable Atlanta secondary this week.
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 7
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 7
Ben Roethlisberger will have his hands full with J.J. Watt on Monday night in a Week 7 showdown with the Texans.
Four-Down Duel: FanDuel Week 7 Picks
Four-Down Duel: FanDuel Week 7 Picks
RotoWire's Kevin Payne recommends targeting an undervalued Colin Kaepernick for your quarterback spot in FanDuel contests.
King for a Day: Week 7 Value Plays on DraftKings
King for a Day: Week 7 Value Plays on DraftKings
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian highlights his value plays to target in DraftKings' Millionaire Maker tournament this weekend.
Survivor: Backing the Ravens
Survivor: Backing the Ravens
Joe Flacco's team draws a nice matchup at home against the Falcons.
Staff Picks: Texans and Jaguars
Staff Picks: Texans and Jaguars
The staff likes Andre Johnson and the Texans getting 3.5 in Pittsburgh.
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 7 - With Video
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 7 - With Video
Backing Joe Flacco and the Ravens at home.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 7 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 7 Defense
Jay Cutler and the Bears take on an underrated Dolphins defense
Weekly Rankings: Week 7 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 7 Value Meter
Usually the opponent of the Saints merits an automatic downgrade in the defensive rankings. But what do we make out of the Lions this week, given how they shut down the Packers at home earlier, the Saints' road numbers and Jimmy Graham's possible absence?
NFL Barometer: Miller Time
NFL Barometer: Miller Time
With fellow running back Knowshon Moreno done for the season, Miami's Lamar Miller is set to be the top back for the Dolphins the rest of the way.
East Coast Offense: When Disaster Strikes
East Coast Offense: When Disaster Strikes
Dealing with a horrifying fantasy (and real-life) football week.
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 7 Picks
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 7 Picks
Want to win a spot in the Fantasy Aces Football Championship? It doesn't hurt having Luck on your side.
Working the Wire: Palmer Shines in Return
Working the Wire: Palmer Shines in Return
Carson Palmer made a successful return to the field Sunday, leading the Cardinals to a 30-20 comeback victory.
Injury Analysis: Major Surgery for Cruz
Injury Analysis: Major Surgery for Cruz
Eli Manning's top target is done for the year
Run 'N' Shoot: Cam Newton: Back Among the Elite
Run 'N' Shoot: Cam Newton: Back Among the Elite
Yes, it's time to trade for Newton. Go get him.
Depth Chart Watch: The Real Deal
Depth Chart Watch: The Real Deal
San Diego's Branden Oliver could be the fantasy pickup of the year.
IDP Analysis: Burfict Finally Back
Vontaze Burfict missed Cincinnati's last two games due to a concussion, but he'll be back when the Bengals take on Carolina this week.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 6 Picks
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 6 Picks
With a shootout looming in Atlanta, RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian is targeting multiple players from the Bears and Falcons on DraftKings.
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Is it time to sell Calvin Johnson low if your team is struggling?
Daily Fantasy Football 101: How to Build a Tournament (GPP) Lineup
Daily Fantasy Football 101: How to Build a Tournament (GPP) Lineup
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn delves into the process of building a tournament lineup and dishes out some of his high-ceiling targets for Week 6.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Player Ownership Percentages – Week 6
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Player Ownership Percentages – Week 6
With low ownership levels in Thursday night's contest, Aaron Rodgers looks like a prime GPP play on FanDuel this weekend.
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 6
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 6
Bench LeSean McCoy? If he couldn't take advantage of the Rams, how is he going to take advantage of the G-Men?
On Target: Target Hogs
On Target: Target Hogs
Jordy Nelson dominates the targets from the game's best quarterback, making him fantasy's top wide receiver.
Draftster NFL: Week 6 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 6 Rankings
RotoWire's James Smizek believes Julio Jones is worth the steep price tag against a shaky Chicago secondary.
Four-Down Duel: FanDuel Picks for Week 6
Four-Down Duel: FanDuel Picks for Week 6
RotoWire's Kevin Payne expects a high-scoring game in Atlanta and recommends targeting Matt Ryan for your FanDuel lineup.
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 6
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 6
Colin Kaepernick leads the 49ers into St. Louis in an NFC West showdown on Monday Night Football.
Staff Picks: Backing the Bills
Staff Picks: Backing the Bills
C.J. Spiller's squad is the only unanimous pick, getting three at home against the Patriots this week.
Survivor: Surviving Week 6 - With Video
Survivor: Surviving Week 6 - With Video
Backing the Seahawks at home.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 6 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 6 Defense
Doug Martin and the Bucs take on a Ravens defense strong against the run
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 6 - With Video
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 6 - With Video
Matt Ryan is a much better quarterback at home.
NFL Barometer: Caged Lion
NFL Barometer: Caged Lion
Detroit's Calvin Johnson has been largely ineffective the last two games, and he may be held out until his ankle improves.
Weekly Rankings: Week 6 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 6 Value Meter
Julio Jones has a ticket to the Bears-Falcons carnival this weekend. Do you?
East Coast Offense: A Fool-Proof Solution for Awful Announcing
East Coast Offense: A Fool-Proof Solution for Awful Announcing
Also, Brandin Cooks despite heavy targets is not living up to the preseason hype.
Injury Analysis: Saints Suffering
Injury Analysis: Saints Suffering
New Orleans' sputtering offense might be missing Jimmy Graham even after their bye
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 6 Picks
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 6 Picks
RotoWire's Josh Collacchi recommends going heavy on Giants in your Week 6 lineups on Fantasy Aces.
Run 'N' Shoot: Downfield Passing's not a Brees
Run 'N' Shoot: Downfield Passing's not a Brees
The Saints aren't getting explosive plays downfield like they used to get so often, particularly at home, and that's causing all sorts of problems.
Working the Wire: Davis' Day has Come
Working the Wire: Davis' Day has Come
Skepticism of Austin Davis should be at a minimum after consecutive big weeks in a pass-happy Rams offense.
Depth Chart Watch: More QB Problems in Arizona
Depth Chart Watch: More QB Problems in Arizona
The Cards are down to their third-string quarterback, and Carson Palmer could be done for the season
IDP Analysis: Trevathan Back for Denver
Danny Trevathan missed the first three games of 2014 due to a preseason leg fracture, but he's set to make his 2014 debut against the Cardinals on Sunday.
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Who wins the NFC South?
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Over/Under Picks for Week 5
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Over/Under Picks for Week 5
DFS veteran Nir Elitzur looks at the over/under lines to aid in your lineup selection process in weekly salary cap contests.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Player Ownership Percentages in GPP’s
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Player Ownership Percentages in GPP’s
RotoWire's Ben Slocum looks at ownership levels of FanDuel's Thursday night contests to highlight which players to target and fade for this weekend.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: How to Build a Cash Games Lineup
Daily Fantasy Football 101: How to Build a Cash Games Lineup
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn focuses on cash games and explores how to build the best lineup for head-to-head and 50/50 contests.
King for a Day: Week 5 Value Plays on DraftKings
King for a Day: Week 5 Value Plays on DraftKings
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian highlights his value plays to target in DraftKings' Millionaire Maker tournament this weekend.
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 5
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 5
Coming off a bye, Jordan Cameron should be at his healthiest this week and has a good matchup against the Titans.
Four-Down Duel: Week 5 Value Plays
Four-Down Duel: Week 5 Value Plays
RotoWire's Kevin Payne expects Russell Wilson to take advantage of Washington's shaky pass defense.
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 5
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 5
Marshawn Lynch leads the Seahawks into the nation's capital for a matchup against the Redskins on Monday Night Football.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 5 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 5 Defense
Arian Foster and the Texans go to Dallas to take on a Cowboys defense looking to improve
Survivor: Backing the Saints at home
Survivor: Backing the Saints at home
The Saints are the biggest favorites on the board, but only 31 percent used this week.
On Target: Red-Zone Reliance
On Target: Red-Zone Reliance
Steve Smith Sr. has three touchdowns in four games, but how many of those have been scored in the red zone?
Staff Picks: The Staff Handicaps Week 5
Staff Picks: The Staff Handicaps Week 5
Backing the Jaguars and Chiefs
Draftster NFL: Week 5 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 5 Rankings
RotoWire's James Smizek recommends targeting Cincinnati's Gio Bernard against a Patriots defense that has been torched by numerous running backs this season.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: DailyMVP Keeps You in the Game
Daily Fantasy Football 101: DailyMVP Keeps You in the Game
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian takes Daily MVP's trio of football contests on a test ride.
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 5 - With Video
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 5 - With Video
Backing the Broncos at home
Weekly Rankings: Week 5 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 5 Value Meter
Offensive line issues are hurting the value of key Falcons and Eagles. See where Matt Ryan ranks this week with a road game in New York, with his starting center out for the season.
East Coast Offense: Who Should We Worry About?
East Coast Offense: Who Should We Worry About?
RB efficiency has diverged more from 2013 levels than WR efficiency so far this year.
NFL Barometer: Patriots In Peril
NFL Barometer: Patriots In Peril
With the offensive line struggling and the downfield options lacking, Patriots such as RB Stevan Ridley are struggling to post consistent fantasy numbers.
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 5 Picks
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 5 Picks
With a modest salary and steady production, Philadelphia's Jeremy Maclin is a wide receiver to target on Fantasy Aces.
Working the Wire: Giant Turnaround
Working the Wire: Giant Turnaround
If you're in the third of leagues where Eli Manning is still unowned, you might want to run to the waiver wire this week.
Run 'N' Shoot: Murray No. 1?
Run 'N' Shoot: Murray No. 1?
If you were drafting today, would Dallas' stud running back be the top pick overall?
Injury Analysis: Limping Through Week 4
Injury Analysis: Limping Through Week 4
A rash of ankle sprains sideline key fantasy players. Jeff Stotts has the latest.
Depth Chart Watch: Time To Take Advantage
Depth Chart Watch: Time To Take Advantage
It might be time to sell high on Ravens wideout Steve Smith after he highlighted the first quarter of the season with a career day against his old Panthers mates.
IDP Analysis: Jelani Jenkins on Fire
A fourth-round pick out of Florida a year ago, Jelani Jenkins has gone from Miami's fourth linebacker to the league leader in tackles.
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Philip Rivers - the game's most underrated superstar.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: The Art of Pairing
Daily Fantasy Football 101: The Art of Pairing
Michael Rathburn crunches the numbers on FanDuel to decipher which positions are the best to pair together.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Over/Under Plays
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Over/Under Plays
RotoWire's Nir Elitzur takes a look at this week's over/under totals to identify targets for your DFS lineups.
Draftster NFL: Week 4 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 4 Rankings
RotoWire's James Smizek believes Drew Brees will put together his first monster performance of the season in Week 4 against the Cowboys.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 4 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 4 Defense
Geno Smith and the Jets are at home to face a stingy Lions defense
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 4
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 4
Tom Brady looks to get back on track on Monday Night Football when the Patriots travel to Kansas City.
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 4
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 4
There are enough red flags that benching Cam Newton this week against the Ravens might be a good idea.
Four-Down Duel: Week 4 FanDuel Picks
Four-Down Duel: Week 4 FanDuel Picks
If you play in 50/50, Heads Up, or Tournament contests on FanDuel, Kevin Payne has his suggested plays for the week.
Survivor: Going with the Chalk (Mostly) - With Video
Survivor: Going with the Chalk (Mostly) - With Video
Philip Rivers and the Chargers are the safest play for this week, but it's worth dropping in a Steelers or Colts pick on an entry or two.
On Target: Time to Decide
On Target: Time to Decide
It's time to decide what to do with underperforming players like Torrey Smith, who is taking a backseat to another Smith in Baltimore.
Staff Picks: Titans, Buccaneers and Jaguars
Staff Picks: Titans, Buccaneers and Jaguars
The staff makes its Week 4 picks.
King for a Day: Week 4 Picks
King for a Day: Week 4 Picks
Despite a slow start to the season, RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian is still a believer in Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense.
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 4 - With Video
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 4 - With Video
Backing Eli Manning and the Giants on Thursday night.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Exclusive DraftKings Week 4 Contest
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Exclusive DraftKings Week 4 Contest
RotoWire Football Podcast listeners should sign up for the exclusive DraftKings Week 4 Contest to earn a $200 entry ticket into a huge upcoming DraftKings event!
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Thursday Contests
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Thursday Contests
RotoWire's Ben Sloccum examines FanDuel's Thursday contests and explores ways to take advantage of the competition.
NFL Barometer: Flip-Flop In Washington
NFL Barometer: Flip-Flop In Washington
As one Redskins quarterback -- Robert Griffin -- falls down the cheat sheets, another -- Kirk Cousins -- moves up the list.
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 4 Picks
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 4 Picks
RotoWire's Josh Collacchi recommends riding the hot hand of DeMarco Murray, who has been the best running back in the league through the first three weeks.
Injury Analysis: Tough Breaks
Injury Analysis: Tough Breaks
A broken ankle will sideline one of San Diego's top weapons for the year.
Run 'N' Shoot: Eagles Flying High
Run 'N' Shoot: Eagles Flying High
Philly can't be stopped. They also can't stop anyone. Is there a more entertaining team in today's NFL?