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Fantasy football waiver wire pick ups

Fantasy football waiver wire pick ups

By Matt Boecker | September 9, 2019

DeKALB — In the early weeks of every NFL season, unknown players emerge as reliable fantasy options. Here are some players to consider adding to your team heading into week two:Marquise Brown, WR - owned in 28.2% of leagues according to ESPNBrown put...

Fantasy football sleepers with a high ceiling

Fantasy football sleepers with a high ceiling

By Matt Boecker | August 28, 2019

DeKALB — Unforeseen events in the NFL offseason and preseason can open the door for unexpected players to have breakout seasons. Whether it be caused by injury, contract holdouts or major acquisitions made by their team, these are some players to look...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) carries the ball as Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (50) gives chase during an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. Elliotts success depends on an offensive line thats the best in the business when healthy. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Hacker’s fantasy football draft guide

By Roland Hacker | August 30, 2018

The most crucial part of fantasy football success is the draft. If fantasy football players botch the draft it will be difficult to recover.For the purpose of this article, assume players are participating in 12 team PPR fantasy football leagues. If participants...

Fantasy football just as addicting as the real games

By Mike Romor | August 28, 2013

NFL opening kickoff is just eight days away, which means millions of people around the country are about to stare at their televisions, binge drink and increase their risk of having a heart attack every Sunday.Plenty of us risk our wellbeing for the sake...

Fantasy Football: Time to step up your game

By Chris Dertz | October 21, 2010

It's getting to be that time of season where your fantasy team can fall into one of three categories: I. You're far and away the class of your league, and there are no other teams that can realistically challenge you. Sit back, and bask in the glory of...

Pittsburg, Miami primed for big week

By Chris Dertz | October 14, 2010

Everyone who enjoys making predictions or projections has absolutely hated this NFL season. And anyone who says that they knew the season would shake down like this is either crazy or the luckiest person since that girl from that Britney Spears song....

Minnesota Vikings new wide receiver Randy Moss makes a catch during NFL football practice, Thursday in Eden Prairie, Minn. Moss was traded Wednesday to the Vikings by the New England Patriots.

Moss shakes up NFC North

By Chris Dertz | October 7, 2010

So Randy Moss is a Viking again, and nobody outside the state of Minnesota should be happy about that.Fact is that the biggest reason the Vikings’ offense has been sputtering, other than Brett Favre’s “distractions,” is the absence of deep-threat...

Don’t fear the bye week, plan ahead

By Chris Dertz | September 30, 2010

First of all, let me apologize to everyone who, if they knew where I lived, would be throwing rocks at my apartment for saying to start Knowshon Moreno last week. To be fair, I didn't know he'd get hurt. At least we knew in time to make some roster moves....

Fantasy Football: Time for roster moves

By Chris Dertz | September 23, 2010

The third week of the fantasy season is when most people start to make a lot of roster moves based on the first two weeks. Whether a player's stock is rising or falling, this is the time of season to start sitting some of your players if they're not performing...

Top 3 Fantasy Footbal weekend pickups

Top 3 Fantasy Footbal weekend pickups

By Chris Dertz | September 16, 2010

Week one for the NFL season always brings about the unexpected, and this year was no different. Injuries are the other harsh truth of the first week, and chances are a lot of you are hurting. There are plenty of players that go undrafted that you can...

Three low-effort tips for fantasy success

By Chris Dertz | September 9, 2010

With the majority of fantasy football drafts now finished, your focus should be moving to getting your week one lineup set. It's still (probably) too early for major roster moves, and while you always want to keep an eye out for waiver wire gems, I'd...

Draft strategy for fantasy football

By Chris Dertz | August 26, 2010

Hello, and welcome to the first iteration of a new weekly column that I'll be writing on America's real past time: Fantasy Football. Around the country, armchair GM's are rejoicing because the NFL season is knocking on the door, and there's no better...