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Fantasy Football Week 15: The Fickle Beast
Fantasy Football Week 15: The Fickle Beast

We are heading to Week 16 and you are still reading fantasy football articles on the internet. Statistically speaking, that…

Fantasy Football Week 14: Tears, Tirades, and Triumph
Fantasy Football Week 14: Tears, Tirades, and Triumph

For many of us, Week 14 is when even the team managers who coasted to playoff positions suddenly find themselves…

Fantasy Football Week 13: Turkey, Trimmings, and Taysom
Fantasy Football Week 13: Turkey, Trimmings, and Taysom

Week 13 settled many fantasy football playoff positions and put an end to even more hopes of grandeur. Emotions ran…

Fantasy Football Week 12: Unsuspecting Heroes
Fantasy Football Week 12: Unsuspecting Heroes

More than a few fantasy football managers put Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage into their Week 12 starting lineup.  …

Fantasy Football Week 11: Planning for What You Can’t Plan On
Fantasy Football Week 11: Planning for What You Can’t Plan On

It’s been a weird year for fantasy football owners, starting with the plethora of backup quarterbacks behind center and winding…

Fantasy Football Week 10: (Not so) Many Happy Returns
Fantasy Football Week 10: (Not so) Many Happy Returns

As the fantasy playoffs draw near and managers search for the guy destined to step up in the last few…

Fantasy Football Week 9: Imposters at the Helm
Fantasy Football Week 9: Imposters at the Helm

Three quarterbacks with the same surname (Allen) started in the NFL this week. That has happened before, but Week 9…

Fantasy Football Week 8: Halloween Monsters and Masquerades
Fantasy Football Week 8: Halloween Monsters and Masquerades

Arizona will entertain the San Francisco 49ers this week in what could be a scary Thursday Night Football Halloween matchup.…

Fantasy Football Week 7: Best Laid Plans
Fantasy Football Week 7: Best Laid Plans

This month, I made my annual visit to New Jersey to visit my oldest daughters. As a surprise, they bought…

Fantasy Football Week 5: Reception Lines
Fantasy Football Week 5: Reception Lines

Malcolm Brown was supposed to save fantasy football managers around the world Sunday by rattling off a Todd Gurley-type performance…

NFL Fantasy Week 5: Downstream and Unhappy Returns
NFL Fantasy Week 5: Downstream and Unhappy Returns

Fantasy Football Twitter is alive with boastful screenshots of gambles that paid off this weekend. Some owners went with popular…

NFL Fantasy Trade Value Column
NFL Fantasy Trade Value Column

Week 5 is upon us, and if we don’t see patterns emerging we’re not paying attention. The first bye weeks…

Fantasy Week 4: Strange Things Happening
Fantasy Week 4: Strange Things Happening

Every once in a while, strange things happen in the NFL. Sometimes, they profoundly affect fantasy football outcomes. Other times,…

NFL Fantasy: Validation Week
NFL Fantasy: Validation Week

On the second Sunday of the 2019 NFL Fantasy Football season, millions of team managers watched games with crossed fingers…

Overreaction Monday
Overreaction Monday

There is a reason fantasy football leagues don’t open waivers until Tuesday or Wednesday. It is to keep their systems…

Brown vs The Board of Helmet Education Fantasy Mailbag
Brown vs The Board of Helmet Education Fantasy Mailbag

NFL Fantasy Football fans, friends, and family tend to throw ideas and questions my way. Some of them are pretty…

5 Fantasy Wide Receiver Sleepers to Grab
5 Fantasy Wide Receiver Sleepers to Grab

NFL fantasy fans know football is a passing game more than it’s ever been. Few teams can seriously contend in…

5 Fantasy Running Back Sleepers to Grab
5 Fantasy Running Back Sleepers to Grab

One of the most predictable things about NFL Fantasy Football is that something unpredictable will happen. Another predictable thing is…

Pat Opperman’s Top 100 Fantasy Football Rankings
Pat Opperman’s Top 100 Fantasy Football Rankings

Here we go again, grabbing every bit of relevant information available to assure an excellent draft for your 2019 NFL…