At the Cherokee Tavern in West St. Paul, four fantasy football leagues conducted their drafts. “I’m very excited,” said J.J. Kurtz of Lakeville. “I got the Bears defense.” Over the year, 36 million people will play fantasy sports. That’s up from nine million in 2005. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), a player spends three hours per week managing a team and spends $467.60.
With fantasy drafts now in full swing, would-be owners are scrambling to unlock the secrets of this year’s draft. To that end, let’s take a closer look at who might be the best QB option this year in fantasy: Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees.
Every year around this time, I find myself getting asked the same question over and over again from people who know I enjoy football. “So, who do you like this season?”
The auction draft format has begun to emerge as a commonplace format, replacing the snake draft in ever-increasing numbers. Which is the best format for you, and your league?
Every fantasy owner wants to know the sleepers. With that in mind, who will emerge as the bigger fantasy sleeper: DeAngelo Williams or Bilal Powell?
Coaches have admitted the league has shifted toward the pass-first offense. It’s even inherently written into the rules.
Here’s a look at some sleepers that could pay dividends in your fantasy league.
Having an elite signal-caller who can win you the game in crunch time is essential for any NFL franchise.
Studs like Graham and Gronkowski are in a league of their own, but the position offers solid players.
Here’s what you need to know about the wide receiver position this year: It’s deep. Here’s our top 12.
Good rule of thumb: Wait on defenses. Here’s our top 12 fantasy football defenses to draft.
Which player should come off the fantasy boards first overall? Our Sports Verdict team debates!
Here’s the deal with kickers. You’re not drafting one until the last round. Here’s our top 12 kickers to draft.
Outside of a few players, a kicker’s fantasy success depends more on his team than his talent. Here are the top 10 kickers.
A strong defense/special teams unit could make the difference in your fantasy football league. Here are the top 10 to target.