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NFL Fantasy football: Picks to start, sit in Week 7

LADD BIRO: Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 7 of the 2014 season.


NFL Fantasy football: Time to cut bait on these 4 former starters


JEFF AGREST: Patience is a virtue, but too much can be a detriment, even in fantasy football. If a player isn’t producing, you have to cut bait at some point.

Fantasy Football: Some players just aren’t worth the headache


Last season, I declared Cam Newton the “Most Frustrating Player in Fantasy Football.” Perhaps exasperating is the better term, but whatever words you use to describe him, they probably aren’t consistently flattering.

Newton will drive you crazy because he can go for weeks at a …

NFL Fantasy Football: Who to start, sit in Week 6


LADD BIRO: Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 6 of the 2014 season.

Fantasy football: Handcuff your star running backs before it’s too late


Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray leads the NFL with 130 carries and 670 rushing yards. He has 36 more carries and 210 more yards than his nearest competitors.

At this rate, he’ll tie Larry Johnson’s single-season league record for carries with 416 and break Eric …

Fantasy Football: Don’t give up on LeSean McCoy


Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has only one way to go.

And he will go there.

The defending NFL rushing champion is off to his worst start since his rookie year in 2009. He has 192 rushing yards through four games, and he has gone …

Fantasy Football: Who to start, sit in Week 4


LADD BIRO: Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 4 of the 2014 season.

Fantasy Football: Rookies making an impact early


LADD BIRO: If the theme of Week 2 was the wicked sting of the injury bug, this weekend may go down as the dawn of the Class of 2014. Injury and ineptitude led to a changing of the guard at quarterback in Minnesota and Jacksonville, respectively. Much like Derek Carr in Oakland, both Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles are stepping into less-than-desirable offensive situations and cannot be expected to prosper in the short term.

NFL Fantasy Football: Who to start, sit in Week 3


LADD BIRO: Wondering whether or not to start LeSean McCoy and Jordy Nelson, or to bench Alfred Blue and Jerricho Cotchery? The network bozos specialize in that kind of advice. If you’re looking for help with your real starting lineup conundrums, read on.

Fantasy football: Even a tamed Cam Newton is worth starting


Is Panthers quarterback Cam Newton changing his stripes? Do panthers even have stripes?

I’m no zoologist, but my extensive research turned up exactly zero panthers with stripes, making my analogy pretty lame. But you’ll get my point.

In his first game back from a rib …

Fantasy football: These rookie receivers could hit it big


Few rookie receivers have been as productive as the Chargers’ Keenan Allen was last season. In fact, he became only the fourth rookie in history with 70-plus receptions, 1,000-plus yards and eight touchdowns.

He might have more company after this season.

Rookie wideouts popped up …

NFL Fantasy Football: 6 undrafted players to watch


JEFF AGREST: Whether you’re looking to add depth or make up for draft-day mistakes, watch how these six guys fare in Week 1.

NFL Fantasy Football: Where to draft Jimmy Graham


JEFF AGREST: The big question in the first round of fantasy-football drafts isn’t when the run on running backs will end but when tight end Jimmy Graham will be taken.

Fantasy football: Drafting RB in first two rounds is a must


Fantasy football is different from reality football. Look no further than the first round of your basic 10-team fantasy draft.

Despite the NFL becoming a passing league — the 18,136 total passes last season were the most in league history — the round will be …

NFL Fantasy Football: The perfect draft


LADD BIRO: In an ideal world, my starting NFL Fantasy Football lineup this season would feature Peyton Manning, LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Calvin Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, A.J. Green and Jimmy Graham.

Fantasy football: Drafting Ray Rice should give owners pause


A Bears fan awaits his turn to make his first-round pick in a fantasy-football draft. He has the sixth pick, a potential turning point in many drafts. Does he continue the run on running backs that begins many drafts? Or does he stem the tide …