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  1. 2014 rankings update: Brady, Wilson rising

    Eric Karabell

    If you think it's tough when your fantasy team loses several players at one position in a given weekend, try being a real team suffering the same fate. I'm guessing it's a bit more problematic. Fantasy owners, however, can generally find intriguing f...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  2. 2014 rankings update: Newton, Forte rise

    Eric Karabell

    Sometimes the top fantasy football teams are the ones that simply avoid the major injuries and get to use the players they hoped would produce. For many teams, however, shredded knees continue to play a significant role in adjusting and determining f...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  3. 2014 ranks update: Megatron falls from top

    Eric Karabell

    It's safe to say that this season, the top of the rankings has seen more movement and variance from recent years, with injuries and surprising performances throwing fantasy owners for a loop. This week, the top wide receiver is the one moving down in...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  4. 2014 ranks update: Buy-low players

    Eric Karabell

    We've now had three weeks to overanalyze our fantasy football options and that generally means more trades and add/drops than usual. Personally, I don't trade just to say I made a trade, but I've indeed looked to move players I view as sell-high opti...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  5. 2014 ranks update: Don't overreact

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to the first installment of the 2014 end-of-season rankings! This has been one of our Tuesday staples in this space the past few seasons as these looking-ahead rankings tend to generate much discussion, which is definitely a good thing. Agree...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  6. Separating wide receivers into tiers

    Eric Karabell

    The wide receiver position is seriously deep this season, which isn't really a surprise but more a continuation from past years. However, because running back is shallow in comparison, you might find those who make their living catching the football ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  7. Week 15 ranks reaction: Redskins still fine

    Eric Karabell

    Some will view the somewhat expected announcement of Washington's starting quarterback change as more indication of how dysfunctional things have become, the start of mass changes. More Sha-hanigans from coach Mike Shanahan, if you will. Franchise qu...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  8. 2013 ranks update: Look ahead, look back

    Eric Karabell

    Well, it's been a fun ride with the end-of-season rankings roller coaster, but it ends here heading into Week 15. After all, trading is over, the playoffs are underway in most leagues and many are already looking ahead to the 2014 rankings! We'll be ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  9. 2013 ranks update: We have a new No. 1

    Eric Karabell

    Those of you who use the end-of-season rankings to help make trades are running out of time to do your wheelin' and dealin', at least in ESPN standard leagues; the trade deadline in those leagues is Wednesday at noon ET. So if you're pondering a deal...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  10. 2013 ranks update: Assessing the Bengals

    Eric Karabell

    We're nearly halfway through the NFL's regular season, and it's well past the time to forget about the round you drafted this running back and what you gave up via trade for that quarterback. In too many cases, slumps have turned into more than that,...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  11. 2013 ranks update: Plenty of new names

    Eric Karabell

    It was a messy Sunday in the NFL this past weekend, with myriad serious injuries affecting the fantasy football landscape. So as you ponder this week's rest-of-season rankings, you'll see several new names seeing opportunity because of the value of o...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  12. Four Downs: Top stars hit by injury

    Eric Karabell

    Injuries played a larger role than normal in defining the Sunday of Week 7, as several teams lost their starting quarterback (Sam Bradford, Jay Cutler), tight end (Jermichael Finley) and key defensive players (Brian Cushing, Leon Hall), but the fanta...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  13. 2013 ranks update: Reading and reacting

    Eric Karabell

    Six weeks down, and still many more before the fantasy playoff picture begins to take shape. Here in the end-of-season rankings update, we try to make sense of not only what has happened to this date but also what we think will happen the rest of the...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  14. 2013 ranks update: Many RB, WR changes

    Eric Karabell

    One week down, 16 to go! Hope you enjoyed the first NFL weekend as much as I did, but Tuesdays in this space are a day to look ahead, not only for this coming week, but way down the line. We're back again this year with our Tuesday end-of-season rank...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  15. Week 1 ranks reaction: Foster No. 15?!

    Eric Karabell

    Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has been one of fantasy's kings for three seasons, a touchdown machine who has averaged more than 1,900 yards from scrimmage in that time. He's also the No. 2 player and running back in the ESPN Fantasy rankin...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  16. Separating wide receivers into tiers

    Eric Karabell

    Unlike the running backs, where the talent pool of options worthy of starting for a normal fantasy team just isn't deep at all, there is tremendous depth at wide receiver. Still, separating those at this position into tiers -- as I did Monday with ru...

    Blog | August 28, 2013