Colts Seahawks Football Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Wilkins stands on the field before an NFL football preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Week 1 fantasy football waiver wire The final days between 2018 fantasy football drafts and the start of the NFL season can be quiet as team owners sit on the team they drafted and wait for more information before considering ways to improve their roster. After all, outside of injury news or late position battles, there isn’t much new to sway them from cutting players they drafted. Case Keenum, QB, Denver Broncos Case Keenum Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum (4) passes the ball during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Keenum continues to get zero respect in fantasy football circles, which is fair considering his origins and a … [Read more...] about Fantasy football’s best last-minute pickups: Jordan Wilkins, James Conner, Cordarrelle Patterson, others
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Roy Lang Shreveport Times Published 12:56 p.m. UTC Sep 5, 2018 As tradition would have it, a six-game high school football showcase at Independence Stadium has a huge part in this week's Prep Fantasy Football ballot. The free contest, exclusive to The Times' Friday Night Live app, features stars from all over the region in Week 2. Sign up now to win free pizza from PizzaRev. In Week 1, there was a nine-way tiebreaker for the top spot. The Prep Fantasy portion of the app features a ballot that can be edited until the deadline (Thursdays, 7 p.m.), weekly and season leaderboards. Once you’re logged in, your Prep Fantasy account is maintained throughout the season. A roster consists of one quarterback, two running backs, two receivers and a one school. Points are earned for yards (1 per 20 passing, 1 per 10 rushing/receiving), touchdowns (six), 2-point conversions (2) and victories (10). Get updates on Prep Fantasy nominees on the Friday Night … [Read more...] about Battle on the Border highlights Week 2 of Prep Fantasy Football
You can take many routes to fantasy football success. You can conduct dogged research and statistical analysis. You can watch a lot of preseason action, trusting the eye test over all. Or you can go with your gut. Ideally, your preparation is a well-rounded mix, but there’s a lot to be said for that gut feeling. With the NFL season a week away from kicking off, here are 18 gut predictions for the upcoming fantasy football year.RELATED: Top 250 overall rankings. 1. David Johnson will rush for 1,000 yards and gain 1,000 yards receiving. I led off with this prediction last year, but things didn’t break the right way, so to speak. Johnson was out after the first game as a result of breaking his wrist. He was the consensus first pick in fantasy last year and an argument could be made that he should still be No. 1. It’s not like he had to deal with an injury to one of his wheels. Recovery from a broken wrist isn’t as dicey as coming back from a torn ACL for … [Read more...] about 18 for ’18: Fantasy Football predictions for the 2018 season
Saquon Barkley New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley walks through a drill on the field at the Detroit Lions football training facility, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Allen Park, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Dustin Hockensmith | [email protected] Fantasy football rookies in 2018 Rookies come with obvious pros and cons in 2018 fantasy football leagues, but they also represent upside and opportunity on the few occasions where they combine both dynamic skills and consistency. A handful of such prospects exist in a talented 2018 crop, but fantasy stardom will be reserved for a select few. 20. Josh Rosen, QB, Arizona Cardinals Chargers Cardinals Football Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) during the first half of an preseason NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Rosen has an obstacle to clear in veteran starter Sam Darnold, but his polish and presence shouldn’t … [Read more...] about Fantasy football preseason rookie rankings: Saquon Barkley, Royce Freeman and Kerryon Johnson lead the way
Fast forward is a wonderful thing. This miracle technology, when utilized in modern digital recording devices, allows you to race through ESPN’s 29-hour Fantasy Football Marathon in just a shade over three. Progress. But that ESPN non-classic still accounts for only a fraction of the annual August glut of useless draft knowledge. Depending on where you look, the Vikings’ Dalvin Cook is either on the brink of a breakout season, or a candidate for additional surgery. And the truth is, your guess is as good as ours. Possibly even much better. While we don’t want to add to the glut of pundit factoids, we DO want to inject our two cents worth. So we’ll go easy on you. Since most of you already have the top of your cheat sheets committed to memory, we’ll just break down our thoughts that differ significantly from the pack. Who do we have a man-crush on? Who puts the fear of God into us, and who do we need to avoid like the bubonic plague? PASSING … [Read more...] about The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Look carefully for keepers, sleepers and … jeepers!