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Fantasy Football Start/Sit Playoffs Week 14: Russell Wilson, Jay Ajayi, Christian McCaffrey
Fantasy Football Start/Sit Playoffs Week 14: Russell Wilson, Jay Ajayi, Christian McCaffrey

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 11 hr ago

Start Jay Ajayi, RB, Philadelphia Eagles Ajayi led the running backs in backfield snaps with 31 last week against Seattle. He also rushed for 35...

Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 13: Josh Gordon returns, Dion Lewis, Derrick Henry
Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 13: Josh Gordon returns, Dion Lewis, Derrick Henry

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Fri, Dec 1, 2017

Start Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns Apart from Eli Manning getting benched, the top story in the NFL right now is the return of Josh Gordon....

Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 12 Part II: T.Y. Hilton, Greg Olsen, Jordan Howard
Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 12 Part II: T.Y. Hilton, Greg Olsen, Jordan Howard

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Sat, Nov 25, 2017

We wrap up the holiday weekend with more football of course. Just two or three weeks to go in the regular season. Here is some matchup advice to aid...

Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 12 Thanksgiving special: Samaje Perine, Dez Bryant, Alfred Morris
Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 12 Thanksgiving special: Samaje Perine, Dez Bryant, Alfred Morris

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Start Alfred Morris, RB, Dallas Cowboys With the Cowboys’ offensive line struggling to protect quarterback Dak Prescott and the Los Angeles...

Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 11: Doug Martin, Marshawn Lynch, Davante Adams
Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 11: Doug Martin, Marshawn Lynch, Davante Adams

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Start Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers If Martin can’t get it done this week, he might be worth cutting. Martin gets the Dolphins this week....

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 11: Jamaal Williams, Samaje Perine, Jay Cutler
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 11: Jamaal Williams, Samaje Perine, Jay Cutler

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Week 11:Wide receiver nightmare: Julio vs. Jordy The wide receiver position has been one of the most unruly positions in fantasy this year due to...

Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 10: Ben Roethlisberger, Orleans Darkwa, T.Y. Hilton
Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 10: Ben Roethlisberger, Orleans Darkwa, T.Y. Hilton

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

Start Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers Roethlisberger’s home and road splits are the real deal but despite the fact that he and the...

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 10: Danny Woodhead, Corey Clement, Matt Forte
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 10: Danny Woodhead, Corey Clement, Matt Forte

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Tue, Nov 7, 2017

Danny Woodhead, RB, Baltimore Ravens Woodhead is eligible to return in Week 11, coming off the injured reserve. The Ravens have seemingly found their...

Fantasy Football Week 9 Start/Sit: Larry Fitzgerald, T.Y. Hilton, Jay Ajayi
Fantasy Football Week 9 Start/Sit: Larry Fitzgerald, T.Y. Hilton, Jay Ajayi

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Sat, Nov 4, 2017

Start Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals Fitzgerald is in scary position with Cardinals’ starting quarterback Carson Palmer out for the...

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 9: Trades galore Jay Ajayi, Kelvin Benjamin, Jimmy Garoppolo
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 9: Trades galore Jay Ajayi, Kelvin Benjamin, Jimmy Garoppolo

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Week 9: The trade deadline was lit  Jimmy Garoppolo to 49ers The Patriots dealt quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers for a...

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8: Latavius Murray, Josh Doctson
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8: Latavius Murray, Josh Doctson

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Waiver Wire Week 8: The last straw So the fantasy season is getting to the point where the waiver wire is beginning to thin and there will be fewer...

Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 7: Marcus Mariota a stud vs. Browns, Buck Allen a dud in Minnesota
Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 7: Marcus Mariota a stud vs. Browns, Buck Allen a dud in Minnesota

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans At the beginning of the season, fantasy analysts pegged Mariota as a candidate to have a breakout year. So far,...

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 7: Life without Aaron Rodgers; Orleans Darkwa, Dion Lewis, Nelson Agholor lead waivers
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 7: Life without Aaron Rodgers; Orleans Darkwa, Dion Lewis, Nelson Agholor lead waivers

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Week 7 Waivers: Replacement woes It’s the kind of play you hate to see. Aaron Rodgers takes a snap out of shotgun, rolls to his right and throws the...

Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 6: DeSean Jackson to catch fire vs. Cardinals, beware Demaryius Thomas
Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 6: DeSean Jackson to catch fire vs. Cardinals, beware Demaryius Thomas

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Sat, Oct 14, 2017

It's Week 6 and the Bengals, Cowboys, Bills and Seahawks are all on bye. Here's who you should have in your lineups and who you should avoid this...

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 6: Marlon Mack breaks out, Adrian Peterson traded to Arizona
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 6: Marlon Mack breaks out, Adrian Peterson traded to Arizona

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Waivers: Big moves in the Big Easy The Saints have traded Adrian Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals, ending an unproductive mess of a collaboration...

Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 5: Start Eddie Lacy, sit Jason Witten
Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 5: Start Eddie Lacy, sit Jason Witten

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Sat, Oct 7, 2017

Start Eddie Lacy, RB, Seattle Seahawks With Chris Carson out indefinitely, Lacy and Thomas Rawls get back to splitting carries as the Seahawks’...

Fantasy Football waiver wire Week 5: Latavius Murray, Eddie Lacy and running back committees
Fantasy Football waiver wire Week 5: Latavius Murray, Eddie Lacy and running back committees

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Wed, Oct 4, 2017

Waivers: The Cluster of Committees We had some big injuries at the running back position this week, headlined by rookie Vikings back Dalvin Cook...

Fantasy football: Week 4 starts and sits
Fantasy football: Week 4 starts and sits

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Fri, Sep 29, 2017

Another weekend, another beautiful Sunday of NFL football and another slew of fantasy matchups on the gridiron. Here’s who to start and sit for Week 4....

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4: Wendell Smallwood, Deshaun Watson
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4: Wendell Smallwood, Deshaun Watson

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Week 3 Takeaways: The Panic Room As I said in Week 1, the general rule for evaluating player performances in a new season is to wait three games....

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 3: Chris Carson, J.J. Nelson lead the way
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 3: Chris Carson, J.J. Nelson lead the way

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Happy Waiver Wire Tuesday, fantasy faithful. With Week 2 now in the books, it’s time to take a look at the best waiver pickups and takeaways from...

Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 2: Marshawn Lynch a
Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 2: Marshawn Lynch a "beast" against Jets, Marcus Mariota to struggle against Jags

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Start Marshawn Lynch, RB, Oakland Raiders When your fantasy player is going against the Jets, set it and forget it. Last week the Jets allowed 190...

Fantasy Football waiver wire:  Tarik Cohen leads the way with David Johnson hurt
Fantasy Football waiver wire: Tarik Cohen leads the way with David Johnson hurt

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Backup Chicago Bears receiver Tarik Cohen scored more fantasy points than Le’Veon Bell and David Johnson combined. The latter suffered a wrist injury...

Fantasy Football Start and Sit Week 1: Christian McCaffrey runs past 49ers, Leonard Fournette runs into inspired Texans defense

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Fantasy faithful the wait is finally over. Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season is here alongside the hopes and dreams of real and fantasy teams across the...

Fantasy football 2017: Jamaal Charles trending up, Tyreek Hill trending down
Fantasy football 2017: Jamaal Charles trending up, Tyreek Hill trending down

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Thu, Aug 31, 2017

It's eight days until the start of the NFL season and the all-important third preseason game is now in the rearview mirror. With that, let's recap and...

Recent NFL news should alter your fantasy football approach
Recent NFL news should alter your fantasy football approach

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Three transactions rocked the NFL and fantasy football Friday, including a six-game suspension for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott was...

Fantasy Football 2017: Steals and deals in the draft
Fantasy Football 2017: Steals and deals in the draft

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Mon, Aug 7, 2017

Fantasy football is finally back and while most owners know to select Antonio Brown, David Johnson and Odell Beckham Jr. in the first round of the...

Wiley blog: NBA rumors include Nuggets pursuit of Kevin Love
Wiley blog: NBA rumors include Nuggets pursuit of Kevin Love

By: Matt Wiley - 0 Mon, Jun 26, 2017

The Cavaliers, Pacers and Nuggets have reportedly discussed a three-team deal that would send Paul George to Cleveland, with Kevin Love coming to...

Wiley blog: Nuggets shouldn't stop Danilo Gallinari from playing elsewhere next season
Wiley blog: Nuggets shouldn't stop Danilo Gallinari from playing elsewhere next season

By: Matt Wiley - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Danilo Gallinari's tenure with the Nuggets should come to an end.  Even if the following quote was lost in translation, it's time for Denver to...

Five-round draft complete: Cheat sheet for your fantasy football rookie draft (dynasty leagues)
Five-round draft complete: Cheat sheet for your fantasy football rookie draft (dynasty leagues)

By: Matt Wiley - 0 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

If you are prepping for a rookie draft, here is how the first round of my dynasty league rookie draft went. It's a 12-team league non-point per...

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Matt Wiley has been playing fantasy sports since Neil Lomax was the quarterback of the St. Louis Cardinals. He primarily plays in football, basketball and baseball fantasy leagues - but he did dabble in hockey, golf and auto racing when he was younger. Matt will try any kind of fantasy league at least once. He has done standard snake drafts, auction leagues and dynasty leagues and he plays in leagues with all different types of scoring formats. Matt loves to talk strategy with others who are passionate about fantasy sports. He is a graduate of Palmer High School and is the Sports Editor at The Gazette.