The NFL season is almost here and we are excited to provide you with our fantasy football team outlooks!
Our team outlooks will be broken down into two parts. The first part will focus on a few players that we believe are the safest picks in each round. These players will give you reliable production week-in and week-out while giving you an opportunity to take some chances with your later picks. The second part of our outlooks will focus on a few sleepers and bust candidates. Everyone wants to hit it big with a late round pick, but it is just as important not to waste an early pick on a player that will disappoint.
Let’s get started by taking a look at the Indianapolis Colts.
When you think of the NFL, you probably think of the Patriots, Steelers, and Cowboys. Those three teams have dominated football for years now, and it doesn’t look like they’re going to stop anytime soon. If you’re a fan of one of those teams, then you probably know all about them. But what if you’re a fan of a team that’s not so good? What if you’re a fan of the Jaguars or the Browns? Well, this article is for you!
The Jaguars might be one of the worst teams in the league, but they do have some good players. Their offense isn’t very good, but their defense is pretty good. They also have a great running back in Leonard Fournette and an up-and-coming quarterback in Blake Bortles. The defense is led by cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Calais Campbell.
For many of us, fantasy football is a pastime and a way to stay involved with the NFL even after our beloved teams suffer season-ending injuries or are eliminated from playoff contention. For others, it’s a way to make a few bucks or have some friendly competition in the office. Whatever your reason for playing fantasy football, there’s no denying that it’s become one of the most popular activities for sports fans all over the country.
The game has grown so much in recent years that it’s hard to believe it originated just over 60 years ago when a group of businessmen got together and decided to draft teams and play each other for money. The players in the league were mostly from New England, so they called it the “National Fantasy Football League.”
From those humble beginnings, fantasy football has exploded into an industry worth billions of dollars that attracts people from all walks of life. Nowadays, you can find leagues on every continent (except Antarctica), and there are literally hundreds of different league formats you can choose from. However, not everyone knows how to get started playing fantasy football or what they need to do if they want their team to succeed.
Here are five tips for getting started with fantasy football:
Find a league that fits your style of play. Whether
After a disappointing performance in 2012 and an offseason filled with change, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are primed for a bounce-back 2013. Rookie head coach Greg Schiano will be at the helm, and he will look to build on that success from his time at Rutgers University. Although Schiano is new to the Bucs, there are some familiar faces who will reprise their roles. Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin and wide receiver Vincent Jackson return as offensive playmakers. The 2013 draft class was headlined by safety Mark Barron out of Alabama and cornerback Johnthan Banks out of Mississippi State. Both players are expected to contribute right away.
The passing game should be much improved for the Bucs in 2013, as Josh Freeman has a full season under his belt in Mike Sullivan’s offense and Jackson is entering his second year in Tampa Bay. However, the Bucs’ running game and defense were shaky last season, which led to an overall poor performance. With an upgraded offensive line through free agency and the draft, Martin should see more holes this season. In addition, the additions of Barron and Banks should make opposing quarterbacks think twice before throwing deep on Tampa Bay’s secondary. Other than a few question marks about the linebacker corps, there really isn’t much of a concern in regards to Tampa’s defense for
For Week 1, the NFL is offering a slate of games that should keep fantasy football players on the edge of their seats. Between Thursday night’s game and Monday night’s doubleheader, we have 15 contests to choose from, covering 12 teams.
One of the biggest questions facing fantasy owners coming out of Week 1 is who will be starting at quarterback for the Raiders. Derek Carr was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a broken leg, leaving backup Matt McGloin as the team’s starter leading up to Sunday’s game against Baltimore.
McGloin has never started an NFL game before and only attempted seven passes in 2015. The Ravens will be looking to take advantage of the inexperienced quarterback, but it could be tough sledding for them as well: A Week 1 loss to Buffalo has them looking to rebound while traveling cross-country versus a team that is 6-2 at home all time against them.
The NFL season is a long one. The preseason is over, and the real games are here. You only get one shot at the beginning of the year to draft your team, so you need to make sure all of your ducks are in a row.
Fantasy football is a game in which people manage virtual teams of real players in the National Football League (NFL). These “fantasy teams” compete based on the statistical performance of those players’ players in actual games. This is usually done through online services such as ESPN, Yahoo! Sports and CBSSports.com.
The winner is the team with the most points at the end of the season, which runs from September to January, with playoffs for most leagues starting in January and concluding in February with a championship game or meeting. Individual player points are compiled based on their actual performance in real world games using a point system chosen by the league commissioner. The game has become increasingly popular as it has merged into mainstream American sports culture; it gets major television coverage from ESPN and other networks, and there are even fantasy football-themed television shows that air weekly during NFL season.
According to an article on ESPN, “In 2010 alone, 27 million people played fantasy sports across two major fantasy platforms and three major
Fantasy football is a game in which the participants serve as the general managers of virtual professional gridiron football teams. The competitors choose their team rosters by participating in a draft in which all players of a real football league are available. Points are based on the actual performances of the players in real-world competition.
The game often involves identifying and taking advantage of perceived “sleeper” players who are available in later rounds of the draft (players whose performance may unexpectedly exceed expectations). Commonly, these types of players are referred to as “sleepers.” A sleeper does not necessarily have to be a rookie. Teams whose performance exceeds expectations are referred to as “surprise teams”, and teams that perform worse than expected are called “busts” or “disappointments”.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major North American professional sports leagues, the highest professional level of American football in the world, the wealthiest professional sport league by revenue, and the sport league with the most valuable teams. The NFL’s 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with