| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Toby Gerhart would get the Trent Richardson treatment if Gerhart were even half as pedestrian a running back as Richardson was last season. He's a backup who fooled the Jaguars and fantasy football owners into believing he could be an RB1.
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Before Sunday's complete domination of his old team the Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. may have made mention once or twice or 47 times that he's 35 years old.
His advanced age no doubt factored into the Panthers'...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Tribune fantasy football columnist Phillip Thompson answers readers questions.
Q. I have Niles Paul and Jordan Cameron for TE’s. I am strong in the RB dept. Is this the week to finally say goodbye to my first-round pick Adrian Peterson and grab...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:09 PM
I'll get to the fantasy football lineup suggestions shortly, but first a haiku.
Bridgewater won't play
Fate returns Christian Ponder
Why does fate hate us?
You heard right, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hasn't recovered from an...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Week 5 in the NFL is here, and while most fans in the city are gearing up for Sunday's Bears-Carolina matchup, I'm worried about the only fall sport I'm good at nowadays: fantasy football. We're a quarter of the way into the fantasy season and while it'...
| 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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Fantasy football may cost employers more than $13 billion in lost productivity as millions of Americans who spend the season helming imaginary football teams spend work hours reviewing player statistics and managing their pretend rosters.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:55 AM
There is no secret trick to fantasy football, not that I’ve discovered — yet. You can build what the experts say is a good team, what the math says is a winner, what your gut tells you is can’t-miss, and then it all comes crashing down...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Peyton in a white T. Eli autotuned. The only thing the Mannings are missing in their latest rap video for DirectTV is the brothers joyriding in a stripped down Maybach.
But there is a Pegasus, so ...
A year after the quarterbacking brothers sang about...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Nothing trumps the seriousness of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's child abuse case, especially not fantasy football. So as someone who drafted Peterson in the second round of one of my league's drafts, I didn't bat an eye when the Vikings...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:25 PM
There are a million reasons the NFL needs to clean up its arrogant and callous act.
But there are 22.2 million reasons it will never happen. That is the number of viewers who watched NBC's "Sunday Night Football" recently at the end of arguably the...