2019 NFL Schedule Released

The 2019 NFL schedule has been released! YA! And while it is abundantly clear that the Cleveland Browns are the “IT” team of 2019, is that going to help your fantasy fortunes?

While predicting who is going to ball and who is going to fall is risky…it doesn’t mean it can’t be done. But remember the NFL is fluid. But for now…let’s do it:

Preseason Schedule Edition

The NFL has released the 2019 preseason schedule. And we know preseason is a chance for players to make a team, or unfortunate injuries to happen and/or a time for teams to find that gem in the rough. However, traditionally week three is for the starters, and that should peak our fantasy interest, just a bit more.

Here are the six most interesting week three games and a very early look at players to watch:

Alliance of American Football (AAF)...WTF?

Ok, let’s get this steaming pile out of the way— The Alliance of American Football (AAF) shuttered in spectacular fashion after just 8 weeks of operations. WTF?!? Did anyone see this coming?

Moving on…

Winning Strategies for Fantasy Football - Part 2

Our series on winning strategies for fantasy football continues with five more tools you can keep in the arsenal as you prepare for this year’s drafts. Check out Part 1 here.

Let’s get started by taking a look at a key piece of intel which gets overlooked far too often. As a result, owners who fall to keep this tip in mind find themselves awfully disappointed as the fantasy season unfolds.

Sweet 16 Edition

As we are still in the throes of March Madness, let’s keep it going for one more week.

Here are 16 points for your fantasy football week.

#1 - Rob Gronkowski retires

Not sure if you heard, but…. Rob Gronkowski has announced his retirement from football. Noticed it said “announced”, there are some who believe he really won’t stay retired.

For fantasy football purposes: Gronkowski only played seven games last season. He was targeted 42 times for 29 receptions and one touchdown.

He was the 11th best tight-end for fantasy football purposes in 2018, with 86 fantasy points. Meh!

March Madness

Welcome to March Madness! And if you think that the madness only happens on the basketball court… you aren’t paying attention.

From the Indianapolis Colts paying way too much for a wide receiver that we will avoid during the fantasy draft, to the Cleveland Browns trading for a wide receiver that we will diligently stalk before…during and after our fantasy drafts.

But just remember, sometimes the addition is really all about subtraction.

Buy or Sell: Derrick Henry

Oh, Derrick Henry. How you vex us all.

Three years ago, fantasy owners (and the Tennessee Titans) thought they were getting a potential workhorse back when the reigning Heisman Trophy winner was taken in the second round. Instead, DeMarco Murray proved to be a better back even in the twilight of his career.

Then, with Murray’s retirement, the Titans brought in scatback Dion Lewis, who looked like the superior option for much of the year. By late in the season, many were willing to concede that Henry, talented as he may appear, just might never put it together.

Winning Strategies for Fantasy Football - Part 1

Free agency is in full swing, and the 2019 NFL Draft will be here before we know it. As all 32 NFL franchises scramble to build out their rosters for next season, it’s a good time for fantasy owners to start looking ahead as well.

While mock drafts will continue to take shape throughout the offseason based on team moves, we can all dig in begin mapping out a game plan for our fantasy drafts. To that end, let’s take a look at some tried and true principles which stand the test of time.

Buy or Sell: Dalvin Cook

Two years ago, Dalvin Cook was ready to take the league by storm. As a rookie, he ranked third in the league in rushing yards (354) through four games and looked every bit as electrifying as his college tape suggested when the Minnesota Vikings picked him 41st overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Then, in Week 4, he tore his ACL and missed the rest of the season. Last year, a lingering hamstring injury and frustrating timeshare with fellow back Latavius Murray disappointed fantasy owners once again in what was supposed to be a bounce back campaign.