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FantasyPros: Five Burning Questions for Week 7

I explore some burning questions fantasy managers may have as we look ahead to Week 7. Who can step up to the plate for the Eagles? What should we expect from Miami moving forward? Can the Cowboys get their act together this season? These are just a few of the questions I attempt to answer for Week 7.

The Fantasy Footballers: Week 7 Waiver Wire

With more injuries to the Philadelphia Eagles and a wasteland on the waiver wire, The Fantasy Footballers look into who you should target for Week 7 and who you can drop from your roster to make room.

Remember to listen to the Waiver Wire episode for Andy, Mike, and Jason’s full breakdown of each of these players.

Rotoworld: Sunday’s Fantasy Highlights and Trade Targets for Week 7

I review the fantasy winners and losers from Week 6 and explore players you should consider trading for and away as we near the middle-mark of the season.



Rotoworld: Le’Veon Bell Agrees to Terms With The Chiefs

It’s Friday! For most of us, that means getting ready for the weekend, checking our lineups, and maybe scoping out a trade or two. However, if you are Clyde Edwards-Helaire owner or a fan of the Falcons, you may be thinking this Friday isn’t so great after all. I go over news from around the league including Bell’s signing with the Chiefs and the Falcons closing their facility due to COVID positive tests.

FantasyPros: Five Burning Questions for Week 6

We didn’t have a Thursday game but we did have our first Tuesday night game in 2020 that may not be the last. This week, I tackle five burning questions as we head into Week 6 such as what to think about Le’Veon Bell’s landing spot, what to expect from Andy Dalton, and more.



The Fantasy Footballers: Waiver Wire Week 6

Need some help with your Week 6 waivers? We’ve got you covered. Also, remember to check out The Fantasy Footballers Waiver Wire episode for a full breakdown of the players on the wire, who you should target, and who you can drop to make room. They also cover streaming defenses and quarterbacks.



Rotoworld: Alex Smith Returns, Dak Prescott’s Season Ends

Week 5 was crazy. We saw the Falcons fire their head coach and general manager, comeback wins, and more big plays. Washington’s QB Alex Smith makes his 2020 debut after playing last in 2018 and suffering a compound fracture that nearly ended his life, let alone his career. However, the biggest news was the gruesome injury to Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott. Andy Dalton took over under center and led the team to victory, but it’s bad news for Dak who is playing under the franchise tag. His future with the Cowboys is in doubt, but his health is the biggest concern moving forward.

Rotoworld: Week 5 Sunday Fantasy Blog

Want to stay up-to-date on all the action during Sunday’s games? Tune in to Rotoworld’s Sunday Fantasy Blog as I bring you the big plays, touchdowns, scoring changes, and injuries news LIVE during the 1:00 pm EST and 4:00 pm EST slate of games.

I will update the blog live each Sunday so come join me!

FantasyPros: Four Burning Questions for Week 5

I tackle some burning questions we have heading into Week 5 including COVID-19 scheduling questions, Michael Thomas’ status, and more. Yes, normally it’s five burning questions, but the article wasn’t published until after one question about TNF was moot.


Rotoworld: Schedule Carousel, Bears Claw Their Way to 4-1

It wasn’t exactly a pretty game for either team and the argument can be made that the Buccaneers actual lost rather than the Bears winning. I also discuss the copious scheduling changes due to the Titans and other teams affected by the Coronavirus and what that means for your fantasy roster.


The Fantasy Footballers: Waiver Week 5 (Fantasy Football)

I cover the Tuesday episode of The Fantasy Footballers podcast where hosts Andy, Mike, and Jason go in-depth on available players on the waiver wire heading into Week 5.



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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!