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Fantasy Football Week 10: Bye Week Fill-Ins

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Gates has been terrific despite battling injury.

In a week where fantasy football studs like Phillip Rivers, Darren McFadden and Greg Jennings will take a timely breather, finding players to step in will prove to be tough. Colts’ TE Jacob Tamme appears to be a very solid replacement for those searching for an option, and suddenly WR Nate Burleson has played his way back into fantasy relevance with the suddenly surging Lions.

Teams on a bye in Week 10:  Green Bay, Oakland, New Orleans, and San Diego

Key Player On A Bye:   Antonio Gates (SD)

Suitable Replacement:  Jacob Tamme (Ind)

With an additional week at his disposal to rest an ailing foot injury, Gates will be looking to bounce back in a big way. (more…)

2010 Fantasy Football News (August 26th)

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Fantasy Football News

Rice's injury changes things in Minnesota.

With just over two weeks left until the NFL season kicks off, fantasy football drafts are in full swing. As the fantasy football season rapidly approaches, Weekly Fantasy Sportal will continue to provide you with the most up to date team and player news to help you stay on top of your fantasy league.

Read on for some fresh fantasy football news:

Sidney Rice, WR, Minnesota Vikings

Following surgery on his hip, Rice will be on crutches for roughly 6-8 weeks. At best, Rice will only miss half the season, making the projected top-10 wide receiver almost irrelevant in most fantasy leagues. (more…)

2010 Fantasy Football Focus: Slot Receivers

Monday, August 16th, 2010
New England Patriots

Welker still leads the pack out of the slot.

Being a slot receiver in the NFL is like being the middle child in a family. The oldest and youngest child (flanker and split end) often get the most attention, while the middle child (slot receiver) doesn’t always get the attention they deserve. The slot receiver is not flashy or showy like a flanker or split end, but when a big catch is needed in a third down situation, a quarterback often looks toward the slot.

Many slot receivers (who aren’t Wes Welker) don’t reach the level of production like the flankers and split end receiver positions. For this reason, the number of targets inside the red-zone are important statistics in finding value in the slot position. (more…)

2010 Fantasy Football News (August 9th)

Monday, August 9th, 2010
Fantasy Football News

Favre still hasn't made up his mind.

According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the Minnesota Vikings pulled out all the stops and began a “two-pronged” effort to keep Brett Favre from retiring earlier this month.

After Favre sent out texts to his teammates (although he claims he never did), the Vikings encouraged his teammates to voice their displeasure with his possible retirement, and the team even offered him more money to stay on.

Add that with a lack of a deadline/time table for a return, and it appears enough was done to appease Favre for the time being.

Then again, anything Favre-related is hearsay or speculation these days, so we’re filing under the “wait and see” approach. (more…)