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Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Which fast-starting underdogs will make the playoffs?
IDP Analysis: Tyvon Branch's Strong Return
After an ankle injury wrecked his 2013 season, Tyvon Branch is back into his pre-injury form for Oakland.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Choosing Your Kicker & D/ST on Fanduel
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Choosing Your Kicker & D/ST on Fanduel
Which splits should you use to select the best Kicker and Defense/Special Teams for your DFS lineup? RotoWire's Michael Rathburn runs through the data.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Week 3 Over/Under Plays
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Week 3 Over/Under Plays
Nir Elitzer examines over/unders and provides his value picks for Week 3.
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgades Week 3
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgades Week 3
Are the Seahawks matchup-proof at home? Is this the rare week that Peyton Manning should be benched?
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 3 Value Plays
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 3 Value Plays
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian offers up his top Week 3 DraftKings value plays at each position.
Four-Down Duel: Week 3 FanDuel Picks
Four-Down Duel: Week 3 FanDuel Picks
RotoWire's Kevin Payne provides an in-depth look at the top FanDuel value plays for Week 3.
Draftster NFL: Week 3 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 3 Rankings
RotoWire's James Smizek ranks the skill positions for Draftster's Week 3 fantasy football contests.
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 3
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 3
Matt Forte and the Bears face a tough matchup on Monday Night Football against a Jets defense that is tough against the run.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Exclusive DraftKings Week 3 Contest
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Exclusive DraftKings Week 3 Contest
RotoWire Football Podcast listeners should sign up for the exclusive DraftKings Week 3 Contest to earn a $200 entry ticket into a huge upcoming DraftKings event!
Offensive Line Grid: Ranking the League's 32 Units
Offensive Line Grid: Ranking the League's 32 Units
Tony Romo's fourth-ranked group will try to protect him from the Rams' fierce pass rush in Week 3
Survivor: Backing the Saints
Survivor: Backing the Saints
The Saints are a different team at home.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 3 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 3 Defense
Alex Smith and the Chiefs go on the road to face an underrated Dolphins defense
Staff Picks: Rams, Redskins and Saints
Staff Picks: Rams, Redskins and Saints
Majority picks are coming in at an unsustainable 24-7-1 (77%) clip.
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 3 - With Video
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 3 - With Video
Backing Drew Brees and the Saints at home
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Salary Adjustments
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Salary Adjustments
RotoWire's Ben Slocum takes a look at early-season salary adjustments on FanDuel and highlights values based on these changes.
On Target: When Market Share Misleads
On Target: When Market Share Misleads
Julian Edelman had a great game last week, but it's probably wise not to expect that most weeks.
East Coast Offense: Expanding Your Skill Set
East Coast Offense: Expanding Your Skill Set
Through two weeks the NFL has pushed fantasy owners outside their comfort zones.
Weekly Rankings: Week 3 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 3 Value Meter
Murray, Present - DeMarco Murray has been fantastic the first two weeks of the season and now draws a Rams defense that gave up 144 yards to Bobby Rainey.
NFL Barometer: Kansas City Shuffle
NFL Barometer: Kansas City Shuffle
With fellow running back Jamaal Charles sidelined by an ankle injury, Knile Davis is set to step into a prominent role for the Chiefs.
Working the Wire: Don't Let Geno Jet Away
Working the Wire: Don't Let Geno Jet Away
As bye weeks approach, now is the time to grab Geno Smith, who has more potential than probably most backups on fantasy rosters.
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 3 Picks
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 3 Picks
Despite a high price tag, RotoWire's Josh Collacchi recommends targeting Saints quarterback Drew Brees in your Fantasy Aces lineups this week.
Injury Analysis: Long Line for the Trainer's Room
Injury Analysis: Long Line for the Trainer's Room
Lots of big names will be rehabbing this week, including DeSean Jackson and RGIII.
Run 'N' Shoot: Tumblin' Dice
Run 'N' Shoot: Tumblin' Dice
Week 2 injuries made fantasy scoring a bit of a crap-shoot. What can we count on next week and beyond?
Depth Chart Watch: Cardinal Commotion
Depth Chart Watch: Cardinal Commotion
Carson Palmer's 'shoulder thing' knocked him out of Week 2 and could create a competition between Drew Stanton and Logan Thomas for starting duties.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Using Vegas Splits to Choose D/ST
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Using Vegas Splits to Choose D/ST
Which splits should you use to select the best Defense/Special Teams for your DFS lineup? RotoWire's Michael Rathburn runs through the data.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Over/Under Plays Week 2
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Over/Under Plays Week 2
Despite the high over/under, RotoWire's Nir Elitzur likes few DFS options from the Eagles/Colts matchup.
IDP Analysis: Tackles Up for Grabs in Tennessee
Starting ILB Zach Brown (pectoral) is out for the year, leaving second-year player Zaviar Gooden with a big opportunity.
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgades Week 2
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgades Week 2
Bench Jamaal Charles? It's worth thinking about as the Chiefs likely will find themselves in passing mode against the Broncos this week.
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 2
Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 2
LeSean McCoy leads the Eagles into Indianapolis on Monday in what should be one of the better matchups of Week 2.
Draftster NFL: Week 2 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 2 Rankings
RotoWire's James Smizek ranks the skill positions for Draftster's Week 2 fantasy football contests.
Four-Down Duel: Week 2 Picks
Four-Down Duel: Week 2 Picks
RotoWire's Kevin Payne runs through his Week 2 picks for FanDuel contests and reminds tournament players not to forget about Jamaal Charles.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 2 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 2 Defense
Toby Gerhart's Jags go on the road to face a Redskins defense looking to bounce back
Survivor: Going with the Chalk
Survivor: Going with the Chalk
Peyton Manning and the Broncos offer the best value in Week 2.
Staff Picks: Panthers, Bills, Jaguars, Browns, Chargers, Packers
Staff Picks: Panthers, Bills, Jaguars, Browns, Chargers, Packers
Strong Week 1 for the staff.
Beating the Book: Backing the Browns - With Video
Beating the Book: Backing the Browns - With Video
Even if Josh Gordon doesn't suit up for Week 2, Cleveland should cover as a home dog against a Saints team that doesn't travel well.
On Target: Saints are Cookin'
On Target: Saints are Cookin'
Brandin Cooks had a solid debut Sunday, but more important than his numbers was how the Saints used him.
King for a Day: Week 2 Picks
King for a Day: Week 2 Picks
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian highlights his Week 2 picks for DraftKings, including a discounted Adrian Peterson.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Finding Overlay
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Finding Overlay
RotoWire's Ben Slocum runs through his process of identifying overlay on Fanduel.
East Coast Offense: Stick to the Facts
East Coast Offense: Stick to the Facts
Unsourced reporting and shifting public opinion are not a good basis for fantasy football decisions.
Weekly Rankings: Week 2 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 2 Value Meter
Alshon Jeffery is dealing with a hamstring injury and is one of the more difficult players to rank this week.
NFL Barometer: Tough Start for Romo, Cowboys
NFL Barometer: Tough Start for Romo, Cowboys
Maybe he's injured or maybe just rusty, but either way, Tony Romo was a disaster in the season opener against the 49ers.
Injury Analysis: Injuries and Monday Night Football
Injury Analysis: Injuries and Monday Night Football
The uncertain status of Andre Ellington and Antonio Gates had fantasy owners sweating on Monday.
Working the Wire: Replacing Rice
Working the Wire: Replacing Rice
Perhaps not in the short term, but Lorenzo Taliaferro looks like the back to own long term following the release of Ray Rice.
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 2 Picks
Fantasy Aces Football: Week 2 Picks
RotoWire's Josh Collacchi is high on the Eagles for Week 2 play on Fantasy Aces, as he recommends Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy and Zack Ertz.
Run 'N' Shoot: Who's stopping the Seahawks?
Run 'N' Shoot: Who's stopping the Seahawks?
Seattle looked as dominant Week 1 as they did in the Super Bowl
Depth Chart Watch: First Impressions
Depth Chart Watch: First Impressions
Week 1 is in the books, and what have we learned?
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Breaking Down the Splits (Fanduel)
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Breaking Down the Splits (Fanduel)
How much better is Drew Brees at home? How much better are players generally? Michael Rathburn does the research.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: PPR Sleepers
DraftKings Fantasy Football: PPR Sleepers
RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta goes deep with his list of PPR sleepers for Week 1 on DraftKings.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Week 1 Over/Under Plays
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Week 1 Over/Under Plays
RotoWire's Nir Elitzur takes a look Week 1 Over/Under totals and offers up his DFS recommendations based on the data.
King for a Day: Cruz Control
King for a Day: Cruz Control
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian returns with his weekly picks for DraftKings' fantasy football contests.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 1 Defense
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 1 Defense
Rex Ryan's Jets draw rookie Derek Carr in his first NFL start
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 1
Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 1
Colin Kaepernick has a great Week 1 matchup against a Dallas defense that was awful last year and hasn't gotten any better.
Game Capsules: Week 1 Kicks Off
Game Capsules: Week 1 Kicks Off
Eli Manning and the Giants hope to put last year's disaster behind them when they open the season on Monday Night Football against the Lions.
Four-Down Duel: Return of the Mac
Four-Down Duel: Return of the Mac
Rotowire's Kevin Payne is back for another year of exploring weekly picks in FanDuel's fantasy football contests.
IDP Analysis: Position Battles and Injury Updates
Kirksey wins starting job in Cleveland. Plus: is Jon Beason a safe play for Week 1?
Staff Picks: The Staff Handicaps the Games
Staff Picks: The Staff Handicaps the Games
Matt Ryan and the Falcons getting three at home against the Saints are one of three unanimous picks.
Survivor: Surviving Week 1 - With Video
Survivor: Surviving Week 1 - With Video
Backing LeSean McCoy and the Eagles at home (but mixing in a small dose of the Broncos).
On Target: Capitalizing on Market Share
On Target: Capitalizing on Market Share
Justin Hunter has all the measurables to be a top-flight fantasy receiver, but his Week 1 market share of targets will be most important.
Injury Analysis: Reviewing the NFL's Concussion Protocols
Injury Analysis: Reviewing the NFL's Concussion Protocols
Welker still unable to return to practice. (Of course, he's got plenty of time to recover now...)
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 1 - With Video
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 1 - With Video
Backing EJ Manuel and the Bills +6.5 in Chicago.
Fantasy Aces Football: Become a Fantasy Football Champion
Fantasy Aces Football: Become a Fantasy Football Champion
Josh Collacchi offers up strategy and picks for Fantasy Aces new $100K Fantasy Football Championship.
NFL Barometer: Gronkowski Good To Go
NFL Barometer: Gronkowski Good To Go
Rob Gronkowski's fantasy value gets a boost with the tight end on track to suit up for the Patriots in Week 1.
Draftster NFL: Week 1 Rankings
Draftster NFL: Week 1 Rankings
RotoWire's James Smizek ranks the skill positions for Draftster's Week 1 fantasy football contests.
Working the Wire: Greene's Still on Top
Working the Wire: Greene's Still on Top
Shonn Greene held off the competition in training camp and is still the starter in Tennessee, defying the conventional wisdom.
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Bankroll Management
Daily Fantasy Football 101: Bankroll Management
DFS veteran Nir Elitzur (a.k.a. Dug Fister) breaks down his bankroll management strategies to help newcomers succeed at daily/weekly contests.
Run 'N' Shoot: Stopa's Investing Advice for the 2014 Season
Run 'N' Shoot: Stopa's Investing Advice for the 2014 Season
Cam Newton and the Panthers in the Super Bowl?
Depth Chart Watch: The Final Cut
Depth Chart Watch: The Final Cut
Rosters are trimmed to 53, giving us a better idea of who will be playing where this season...
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Taking Down the Big One
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Taking Down the Big One
RotoWire's Ben Slocum explores results in FanDuel's big weekly tournaments from last year to help pick winners in 2014.
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 1 Picks
DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 1 Picks
RotoWire's Ben Slocum unveils his Week 1 picks for DraftKings fantasy football contests.
East Coast Offense: 2014 Predictions
East Coast Offense: 2014 Predictions
Arizona's Michael Floyd will outproduce Cardinals teammate Larry Fitzgerald.
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
Cam Newton's rib injury is the newest and biggest source of potential shakeups in the rankings. See where he falls in Jeff Erickson's Week 1 Value Meter.
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.
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?