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2012 Sleeper Targets

I promised a sleeper target list a while back when I covered my now annual Sleepers Series, and though I’m later than intended, I’m also just in time for the biggest draft weekend of the year.

Notable ADP Risers for NFL Standard Leagues

While the most notable ADP trend action we’ve seen recently is the rise of quarterbacks and tight ends in both NFL Standard and PPR leagues, there are still several players at both the running back and wide receiver positions who are rising quickly through the ranks as the NFL preseason wraps up.

Friday NFL Training Camp Notes

The notable stories from Friday in NFL training camp...

Thursday NFL Training Camp Notes

Adrian Peterson will be a game-time decision for Week 1.

Head2Head Sports Week 1 Lineup

I can't believe college football finally starts tonight. I'm not quite ready for the season to start, though I'm still pumped. We're trying out Head2Head's Salary Cap college game this year, along with two other leagues that I'm in. Here's who I went with for my $100 cap:

2012 College Football Injury Outlook

College Football Injuries for the Start of the 2012 Season

1. David Fluellen, RB, Toledo

2. Ray Graham, RB, Pittsburgh

3. Roy Roundtree, WR, Michigan

4. Treyvon Green, RB, Northwestern

5. D.J. Coles, WR, Virginia Tech

6. David Sims, RB, Georgia Tech

Wednesday NFL Notes

Running back holdouts, health and hierarchies dominated the day's news.

My Five: Breakout Wide Receivers

Installment no. 3 of my breakout series delves into the wide outs.

Rotowire/Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Expert Challenge - Last Two Chances!

Rotowire has teamed up with Yahoo! Sports this Fantasy Football season to give our users the opportunity to play against the fantasy pros.

Each week we'll offer Rotowire users a chance to sign-up for a 12-team fantasy football league that pits them against one of our fantasy football experts.

2012 Standings Predictions

With the regular season just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to take a look at how this season might unfold:

Tuesday NFL Notes

Receiver updates dominated the headlines for the day's news.

My Portfolio

With just one draft (NFFC on Sept. 1) to go, here's my portfolio of players across seven leagues:

ADP Trends: Can You Wait to Build Your RB Depth?

By now you’ve been inundated with countless articles telling you how thin the running back position is this season. Once you get past the top six backs, virtually all of the remaining backs have some sort of a flaw that deters a variety of owners.

Monday NFL Training Camp Notes

Vince Young (QB)--released by Buffalo.

Olazabal Finalizes European Ryder Cup Roster

Musings on the European Ryder Cup team, and some educated conjecture about the upcoming US captain's picks

Sunday NFL Preseason Notes

Here are the latest notes from around the league on Sunday Night:

ADP Trends: What's Up With the Tight Ends?

For every up there’s a down. For every in there’s an out. For every yin there’s a yang. And for every position in fantasy football that is thinning out, there’s one fattening right up.

Year Of The Rookie QB

We could see five rookie QBs under center Week 1.

Saturday's Training Camp Notes

 A look at Saturday's happenings:

Top 10 ADP Fallers for NFL Standard Leagues

The number of fantasy drafts taking place is really picking up now as we head into the third week of NFL exhibition games and the movement we are seeing in the ADP trend report is becoming increasingly more significant.

Friday NFL Training Camp Notes

Kolb continues to struggle, Benson impresses, and Antonio Gates looks healthy, along with other news from the day in the NFL...

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Wednesday NFL Notes

Injury news ruled the day with numerous big names expected to either rest or return over the final two weeks of the preseason.

Rotowire/Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Expert Challenge No. 6

Rotowire has teamed up with Yahoo! Sports this Fantasy Football season to give our users the opportunity to play against the fantasy pros.

Each week we'll offer Rotowire users a chance to sign-up for a 12-team fantasy football league that pits them against one of our fantasy football experts.

SOFA Expert League Results - 12-Team PPR

Tuesday I participated in my first "official expert" league representing Rotowire. I had the 10th pick in a 12-team PPR league. I've listed and discussed each of my picks and hopefully they won't get me fired!

Tuesday NFL Notes

The two biggest holdouts in football dominated the headlines, while one rookie passer may be stealing the show.

The Best Fantasy Football Scoring System

What's the optimal scoring system and rules for a fantasy football league?
While most leagues play head-to-head points, the starting lineups and statistical categories have evolved the past two decades.

The Most Interesting ADP Trends of Fantasy Football

Whether you’re a big Dos Equis drinker or not, we all know who the “Most Interesting Man in the World” is from the commercials, right? Well, knowing that guy or at least succumbing to his “drink yourself stupid” charm is only going to get you in trouble come draft day.

My Five: Breakout Running Backs

Today I continue my breakout series, delving into fantasy's premier position, the running backs.

Monday NFL Training Camp Notes

Michael Vick left Monday's game against the Patriots with an injury to his ribs after a hit on the second play from scrimmage. X-rays were negative but Vick was sore and and did not return to the game. It is unclear if he will play again before the Eagles open against the Browns on September 9.

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