White noise peppers the fantasy football landscape, often obscuring an owner's view of what really matters in drafts: the first round and the ability to unearth sleepers. Owners are often unable to recover from missteps in the firstShow More Summary
In the world of fantasy football, the first round is the most important thing—but a great team name is a close second. A wrong move in the first round can cripple a team beyond repair depending on the severity of the gaffe (such as grabbing...Show More Summary
Your fantasy football draft is around the corner. Pop quiz, hot shot—who are you going to take in the first round? Here is a pick-by-pick analysis of a solid first round. There is a pick for both standard and points-per-reception scoring formats. Why no quarterbacks? Simply put, no quarterback is worth a first-round pick in these scoring formats. Show More Summary
The most important factor in having a successful fantasy football season is making a smart selection with your first-round pick. Those who selected Ray Rice or Trent Richardson with their first pick a year ago were certainly disappointed and likely struggled to salvage the season. Show More Summary
Everyone who plays fantasy football seems to think they are the perfect internet general manager, but the reality is only one person can walk away with the title and bragging rights in each league. Putting in a bit of early researchShow More Summary
Fantasy draft season is upon us, and things are about to get fun. After waiting several months and contemplating how to win the championship this season, it's go time for nearly every league around the country. While some leagues have...Show More Summary
Everybody plays fantasy a little differently. Some people swear by PPR, while others will never stray from standard-scoring leagues. Some people dip their toes into IDP leagues. Some love keepers and dynasty leagues. In my main league,...Show More Summary
The NFL preseason is in full swing, which means fantasy football season is right around the corner and the time is now to study up before diving into your first mock drafts. Unheralded players come out of nowhere to break out in fantasy year after year, and 2014 will be no exception. Show More Summary
It's the middle of August, and while every NFL fan is gearing up for the start of the regular season, fantasy football enthusiasts have another big affair forthcoming—their fantasy league drafts. Preparation for fantasy drafts is of the utmost importance. Show More Summary
You asked for it—actually, I don't think anyone specifically requested this article—and now you have it: Timothy (call me Tim, please) Rapp's ultimate cheat sheet, strategy and mock draft guide. We probably could have crammed a few more...Show More Summary
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Mock drafts actually serve a purpose in the fantasy football realm. Whereas mocks that lead up to the actual NFL draft can at least give fans an idea of how things will shake out, fake football mocks are actually useful as owners can utilize them as a guide. Show More Summary
There are still weeks to prepare for the real thing, in both the NFL and in fantasy football, but that won't stop anyone from taking the temperature of a 2014 fantasy football mock draft. Mocks tend to be the most referenced resource...Show More Summary
It's never too early for a mock draft, and with events like the LeBron James Nike Skills Academy and Adidas Nations all wrapped up, we actually have a better sense of who might be poised for breakout seasons. The 2015 class isn't asShow More Summary
Fantasy football is more difficult on owners than ever. Back in the day (two years ago), the easy strategy was to gobble up the best running backs early and build around the workhorses. But as the NFL changes, so too does fantasy football,...Show More Summary
The buzz surrounding first-round pick Marcus Smith leading up to the Philadelphia Eagles preseason opener could be described as tepid, at best. The outside linebacker’s name didn ’t appear on the vast majority of mock drafts that circulated...Show More Summary
Forget Christmas, New Year’s Eve or the Fourth of July, the best holiday of the year for many fans is the start of the 2014 fantasy football season. The madness begins with the draft during the preseason and evolves in a season-long battle between owners with the championship on the line. Show More Summary
Drafting things that you hate but the entire rest of the world seems to love.
It is never to soon to start thinking about the 2015 NFL draft. Between the start of the NFL and college football season, now is a perfect time to get familiar with the top prospects. The 2015 class is shaping up to be a very deep group, led once again by underclassmen. Show More Summary
Notorious mock draft ruiner Stefan is back for another NFL season to screw up more inconsequential fantasy football drafts for people who are just trying to figure out where Zac Stacy's projected to go this season. It's currently the most entertaining harmless crime. Read more...