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Rotoworld: Browns Advance to 1-1, Bengals Still Have Hope, Injury Updates

TNF’s matchup wasn’t as glamorous as last Thursday’s matchup between the Texans and the Chiefs, but the game was still exciting for fantasy and for real football. QB Baker Mayfield led the Browns to their first victory of the 2020 season and RB Nick Chubb crushed the Bengals defense with two touchdowns. I evaluate Thursday’s game, look at the fantasy implications, and add injury updates to be aware of heading into Sunday’s matchups.

The Fantasy Footballers: Week 2 Waiver Wire Targets

Whether due to injury or because you spotted some target monsters in Week 1, you may be looking at the waiver wire for available players to snag heading into Week 2. I break down WRs, RBs, and TEs that might be avaiable for you to claim. Remember to listen to The Fantasy Footballers podcast for an in-dpeth look at these players, DSTs, and QB streamers for this coming week.

Rotoworld: Buccaneers Lose, Rookie RBs Win, Trade Targets

Sunday’s Week 1 was full of some great games and also some big upsets. The 49ers went down to the Cardinals and the Eagles lost to a hungry Washington Football team, to name a few. Rookie running backs stepped up in a big during their NFL debut and I take a look at some of the highlights from Sunday’s matchups as well as some potential trade targets after some big names bombed. Remember that Week 1 is weird! You can capitalize on that to add some talented depth to your rosters if you need the depth at certain positions.

Rotoworld: 2020 – A Year of Safety and a League for Change

For Week 1 Friday Daily Dose, I look back at our first 2020 TNF game featuring the Texans and defending champs Chiefs. It was obvious that the Chiefs didn’t bother to ascribe to the “Suber Bowl Hangover” and after shaking off a bit of rust, they proved they are a contender for another Super Bowl run this year. I also list some injury updates and quick hits from around the league.


FantasyPros: Week 1 Five Burning Questions for 2020

The 2020 season is finally upon us and the new season brings many questions that fantasy GMs are anxiously waiting for answers to.  What will the rush versus passing volume look like? How will all of the RBBCs shake out as the season progresses? I explore some of these questions for a better understanding of how this year could unfold.

Rotoworld: Adrian Peterson Signs With the Lions

On Monday’s Daily’s Dose, I take a look at 53-man roster cuts, specifically RB Adrian Peterson’s signing with the Detroit Lions and what it means for the RBs both in Detroit and in Washington. Hope you have some shares of rookie Antonio Gibson.


Rotoworld: Two QB Starters & Fournette Fantasy Fallout

Week 1 is almost upon us and teams are beginning to assign starters like the New England Patriots and the Washington Football Team who confirmed that Cam Newton and Dwayne Haskins will indeed be their starters for Week 1. I also look at Fournette’s move across the street to Tampa and what that means for Ronald Jones II and your fantasy drafts.


The Fantasy Footballers: Three QBs to Remember in 2020

Whether you are preparing for your drafts or scanning the waiver wire for late-round QB fliers, here are three quarterbacks to remember for the 2020 season.


Rotoworld: Three Improved O-Lines & Their Fantasy Impacts

There is so much data we look at when we evaluate players for the upcoming season, but there is one metric I pay particular attention to In this piece. I look at three improved/upgraded offensive lines and what they mean for the skill positions.


The Fantasy Footballers: Three WRs to Remember in 2020

In the next installment of my Players to Remember series, I tackle the toughest skill position group yet… the WRs. It was incredibly difficult to narrow down just three to remember for 2020, so I added some honorable mentions that I believe you should keep your eye on as we get closer to the 2020 season.


The Fantasy Footballers: The Case For Matthew Stafford in 2020

In the Fantasy Footballers Fantasy Court Series, fellow writer Aaron Larson and I look at the case FOR and AGAINST QB Matthew Stafford in his upcoming 2020 campaign. Read both articles and decide whether or not Stafford has a shot at hitting it big this year.

HINT: The correct answer is that YES, he will. 🙂

The Fantasy Footballers: Three RBs to Remember in 2020

Next up in my Players to Remember series is the running back position.  I look at three running backs going in the 9th Round and later who have fantasy upside in 2020 that you can draft for dirt cheap or even for free.  Keep these guys in mind as you approach your drafts. Fantasy gold can await in these middle to late rounds.


The Fantasy Footballers: Three TEs to Remember in 2020

Identifying late-round gems at any position can be the key to winning your championship.  In this article series, I start with three tight ends who are going super late in drafts or going undrafted completely.  These three TEs aren’t the only sleeper options at TE, but they have tremendous upside in the 2020 season.


FantasyPros: Ideal Lineup Zero Running Back (2020 Fantasy Football)

You may have heard of the term “Zero RB” before. It’s waiting until the 6th Round to start drafting the RB position. This allows us to load up on elite talent at other positions early in the draft. I take a look at an Ideal Lineup using this strategy then mock draft to see how our team actually turned out.


FantasyPros: Ideal Lineup Zero Wide Receiver (2020 Fantasy Football)

It’s getting closer and closer to the official start of the NFL season and you may experimenting with different draft strategies. I take a look at an Ideal Lineup for the Zero WR method then mock draft to see how our team shaped up.


The Fantasy Footballers: NFC South Fantasy Football Breakdown Recap

The NFC South is home to a gold mine of fantasy opportunity for 2020 with the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Tamp Bay Buccaneers, and the Carolina Panthers.  In this article, I recap Andy, Mike, and Jason’s breakdown of these four teams and their fantasy implications in 2020.


The Fantasy Footballers: What To Expect From Miles Sanders in 2020

Since the Eagles failed to add a veteran running back to replace Jordan Howard so far in the offseason, there is quite a bit of hype surrounding Miles Sanders’ production and usage in 2020.  I explore what we should expect from Sanders this year in a Doug Pederson led offense.  Can he be the featured back or is the RBBC the way of the Eagles?


The Fantasy Footballers: Robert Woods or Cooper Kupp – Who To Target in 2020

The choice between Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp never gets easier – both players are too talented.  However, are there some changes in the Rams’ offense from 2019 that may give us an idea of their usage and targets for 2020?  I explore the burning question between Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp and who should get the nod in 2020.


FantasyPros: Are We Sleeping on David Johnson, Todd Gurley, and Le’Veon Bell?

There was a time when these guys were an auto-draft in the 1st Round. They led the league, they won your fantasy leagues and having them incited fear in the hearts of your opponents. Things have changed for all three back, but are we passing on these RBs at our peril? I look at what has changed for each back to find fantasy potential for 2020.

FantasyPros: Mock Drafts – Targeting Former Elite RBs

If you’re into either David Johnson, Todd Gurley, or Le’Veon Bell this year at their 3rd Round or later value, here is a mock draft on what your team could look like if you are actively targeting those players.  I mock three drafts in a 12 team league from the beginning, middle, and end and see how a fantasy team could shake out with one of these former elite RBs on my squad.

FantasyPros: 3 Bounce-Back Qbs for 2020

Of course, we all want a QB Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson on our fantasy team, it’s like a cheat code to the championship. But, if you’re not willing to spend the draft cost on taking them as early as the 1st Round, here are three bounce-back candidates for 2020 that you can get late in your drafts. Save that draft capital for the RB and WR studs instead.


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Is it just me, or does that pic beg for the caption… “You look really familiar, but I can’t remember your name, so I’m just going to fake smile”?  It does to me, anyway.

Right, about me.  I am a wife to my amazing husband, a stepmother of two, adamant sports fanatic, animal lover, small business owner, and writer.  I graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri but ended up starting my own business building websites.  Go figure.

Ever since I was a little girl, I have had a love for writing.  In fact, my mom still has my very first book I wrote when I was five.  It was an epic tale about a rat named Steve who lived in a sewer and ate large mouth bass.

Oh, I love the outdoors as well, by the way.  I guess that’s why Steve specifically ate large mouth bass.  Love me some fishing.  And golf.  Basically anything active, unless it’s Sunday morning and I am hungover making food for Football Sunday.  Then I’m not leaving my house and five TVs.

I started playing fantasy football in 2014 thanks to some excellent friends who got me hooked instantly.  I combined my love of football with my passion for writing and …. well, here we are.

You can find my work on the award-winning Fantasy Footballers and at FantasyPros.  I also appear sporadically on podcasts.  Every Wednesday and Friday during the regular season I go Live on Twitter (@stepmomlauren) to discuss starts and sits for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday.  I post those videos to YouTube so don’t forget subscribe to my YouTube channel and click on the bell for notifications!