- Roto Arcade1 hr ago
My wallet is like anyone else’s — some cash, some credit cards, some receipts I probably should throw away. Oh, and a whole bunch of football players.
I’ve drafted more than ever in 2016, in anticipation of the fresh fantasy football season. Later this week, I’ll discuss the common-thread players I keep landing, the keys to my year. In today’s blog, the focus will be on the players I haven’t been drafting, the most interesting names who are missing from my rosters.
- Liz Loza at Roto Arcade7 hrs ago
Fantasy football is a game won week-to-week, not year-to-year. Players get hurt, coaches move around, and opportunities fluctuate. Many managers have short memories, which is why there’s huge value to be had in guys coming off of down outings. Last year Doug Martin, Brandon Marshall, and Tyler Eifert all proved to be winning bounce-back commodities. Below are my takes on this season’s best bets to boomerang.
Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons Ryan struggled to pick up Kyle Shanahan’s offense last fall and winter. But he’s also a cerebral talent who should be able to grasp the system’s nuances with sixteen starts now under his belt. And he won’t have to worry about trying to fill the void that Roddy White, with whom he spent eight seasons developing a rapport, left when he fell off of a cliff in Week 2.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade9 hrs ago
National Draft Day is almost upon us, everyone. Time to get seriously serious about your prep. Beginning today, the Yahoo Sports fantasy crew is going to mock draft a 12-team, 12-round league for 2016. Consider this your answer key to the opening rounds. Assume a traditional one-QB, one-flex lineup with 0.5 PPR scoring. Let the mocking commence…
1. Antonio Brown, Pit, WR – Uncoverable. Mind-meld with elite quarterback. Needed more than ever. Obvious No. 1. –Scott Pianowski
2. Odell Beckham, NYG, WR – More exciting touchdown upside than Jones, but I won’t quibble if you prefer Julio here. –Pianowski
3. Julio Jones, Atl, WR – Had 136 catches and the second most receiving yards in NFL history last season. More TDs would be nice. –Dalton Del Don
4. David Johnson, Ari, RB – Short track record but possesses as much upside as any player in the league. –Del Don
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade12 hrs ago
A little over a year ago Yahoo launched Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy , and since then the game has continued to grow and evolve to give users a fair and fun place to play. And starting today there is a new way to have fun with the launch of the Yahoo Cup.
The Yahoo Cup is a free to enter season-long Fantasy Football contest where players can compete for their shot at over $100,000 in total prizes. There will be cash prizes every week based on the highest weekly scores and a grand prize winner will be rewarded $50,000 based on cumulative points from Week 1 through Week 16.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade22 hrs ago
Yahoo Fantasy experts Brad Evans and Brandon Funston took your questions Monday during the second of six-straight days of Q&As on Facebook Live on the Yahoo Sports page. During the hour-long session, the pair covered several topics, including busts, potential bargains and much more.
Here are some of the highlights.
Brad and Brandon opened up the festivities by each revealing a running back they would stay away from along with other situations they don’t like.
5:30 mark: Rob Gronkowski’s injury situation should give some reason for concern.
8 th minute: Is James White ahead of Danny Woodhead and Gio Bernard in PPR?
10 th minute: What is Kirk Cousins’ ceiling?
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade1 day ago
The Juggernaut Index is our annual ranking and review of NFL teams for fantasy purposes — repeat: FANTASY PURPOSES. Here we concern ourselves with a franchise’s likely contributions to the fantasy player pool. We are not concerned with projected wins and losses. Instead, we’re focused on yards and points. As always, we’re beginning with the league’s least useful teams, working our way toward the elite fantasy juggernauts.
As a general rule, year-to-year continuity is a big deal in the NFL. It’s not reasonable to expect a team to execute flawlessly in September if it underwent a massive overhaul in March. Without overstating pro football’s complexity, hopefully we can all agree that repetition, rapport and scheme familiarity are not small things. Building a great real-life team is somewhat more complicated than assembling a great fantasy roster.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade1 day ago
There’s a large contingent of football fans that staunchly believe preseason games are completely inconsequential. To these naysayers, they’re nothing more than an evaluation phase for head coaches looking to comprise the best 53-man roster possible. However, most fanatics would vehemently disagree. Exhibition action gives owners the opportunity to gain invaluable insight into potential sleepers and busts. In an attempt to decipher the meaningful from the meaningless, here are the top-five Lames from Preseason Week 2.
- Roto Arcade2 days ago
Yahoo Fantasy experts Brad Evans and Brandon Funston kicked off six-straight days of Q&As on Facebook Live on the Yahoo Sports page by answering your questions on Sunday. During the hour-long session, the dynamic duo covered several topics, including players on the rise, undervalued and overvalued players and much more.
Here are some of the highlights.
2 nd minute: What is a slimmed down Eddie Lacy capable of this season?
4 th minute: How will the Seattle backfield situation play out with Thomas Rawls and Christine Michael.
7 th minute: The guys debate the legitimacy of Tajae Sharpe’s strong preseason.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade2 days ago
There’s a large contingent of football fans that staunchly believe preseason games are completely inconsequential. To these naysayers, they’re nothing more than an evaluation phase for head coaches looking to comprise the best 53-man roster. However, most fanatics would vehemently disagree. Exhibition action gives owners the opportunity to gain invaluable insight into potential sleepers and busts. In an attempt to decipher the meaningful from the meaningless, here are my top-five Flames from Preseason Week 2.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade2 days ago
In pursuit of a Fantasy Football title, our experts are here to provide award-winning analysis in the heart of draft season. Sign up now but before making your picks, we have made it easier to get ready by rounding up all their great advice in one place so you come out ahead of the competition and build a winning roster.
Note: This page will be updated as we continue to preview the upcoming season.