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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.


 The Fantasy Footballers: How Juju Smith-Schuster Can Bounce Back in 2020

We were all disappointed with Smith-Schuster 2019 campaign, but it seemed like the world was truly against him.  I evaluate what went wrong last year and what needs to happen for JuJu Smith-Schuster to have a bounce-back year in 2020


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About Me

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!