| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Others fawn over Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. They're all-time greats, but give me Drew Brees.
For as long as a can I remember Brees wearing black and gold, I have drafted, tried to draft, bribed or threatened bodily harm to get the Saints quarterback...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 4:37 PM
You read that headline correctly, the Seattle Seahawks traded wide receiver and kick return specialist Percy Harvin traded to the New York Jets on Friday, a stunning move that has NFL and fantasy implications.
Fantasy outlook: The Seahawks appear to...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:30 AM
NBC Sports Digital has launched SportsWorld, a microsite within NBCSports.com dedicated to long-form storytelling stocked with stories, essays, videos and documentary films -- an attempt to engage sports fans beyond the news and scores of the day, in a...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Unlike Week 6, free-agent running backs may be hard to come by this week, depending on your fantasy football league. Most of your value will be found in wide receivers. And that's OK. That position can be just as scarce in leagues that start three...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Before our interview can begin, “Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead” costars Jocelyn DeBoer and Ingrid Haas press their heads together and grin. It’s the sort of bond that can be forged only while fighting Nazi zombies in Iceland.
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Injuries are a pain (sorry about that) -- unless you're the beneficiary. That looks to be a recurring theme in Week 6 as key injuries on offense and defense present opportunities for certain players to fill up the fantasy football stat sheets.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Week 6 of the NFL promises too many fruitful matchups to take a chance on a lemon. Several players have been dealing with injuries that could impact their fantasy football production, and owners should consider benching them for better prospects.
| Oct 10, 2014
Bathing the Lion by Jonathan Carroll, St. Martin's, 280 pages, $25.99
Jonathan Carroll is something of a genius at rug-pulling. In any given novel, it's almost impossible to anticipate when his utterly believable portraits of domestic life might veer...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:14 PM
I like to think of Week 5 in the NFL as the Day of Reckoning. Of course, it’s not just a day, it’s three days -- Thursday, Sunday and Monday -- but Weekend of Reckoning sounds like a suburban dad’s garage band.
So you can quibble with...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Fantasy football has long missed having a Pocket Hercules: Could it be you, Branden Oliver?
Of course, I'm referring to the nickname given to 5-foot-7 running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who, despite his small stature, accounted from more than 1,300...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 4:32 PM
As anyone who started a Minnesota Vikings player in their fantasy football lineup knows, one injury can have devastating consequences for a whole team -- real or fantasy.
It may not be fair to pin the Vikings' offensive futility Thursday night solely on...