Fan Fantasy Football Show

The Fan Fantasy Football Show is back! Join fantasy football expert and Dispatch writer Jeff “Tito” Thitoff and Carpenter & Hall’s Tim Hall beginning Sunday July 14th as they provide expert analysis on managing your fantasy players, letting you know who to draft, who to trade and setting you up with all the latest scouting and injury reports. Check out The Fan Fantasy blog throughout the week for roster tips and the latest fantasy player rankings. Win your fantasy league’s Lombardi Trophy this year!

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Rookies on my watch list for 2016

This is very preliminary, because we still need to see workouts, the combine and where the players end up. That being said, these are the most intriguing players. 1. Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State. He came out and

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Romo, Luck look to bounce back in 2016

They both were drafted early in the 2015 fantasy drafts. Both had tremendous weapons and resumes that warranted #1 QB status. And then the injuries came. Often. Tony Romo and Andrew Luck will bounce back in 2016,

Jeffrey, Martin top UFAs

Calvin Johnson’s alleged, pending retirement will leave a hole in the Lions’ receiver talent. Could Alshon Jeffery fill that void? Doug Martin ran for 1,402 yards and scored six times on the ground and added 271 receiving

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If Megatron goes, Tate’s value soars

Calvin Johnson is one of the greatest wide receivers of his era. At 6’5, 237 pounds, number 81 has been nearly impossible to cover. In nine seasons, he has 731 receptions for 11,619 yards and 84 touchdowns.

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Postseason run hurts Stewart for 2016

Loved Jonathan Stewart this year. Took the reins in Carolina and – even though he missed three games – nearly cracked 1,000 yards on the ground and scored seven touchdowns. Based on his averages this year, a

Blake Bortles, Derek Carr trending up

Most of the talk of young QBs has centered around 2015 rookies Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota – but don’t forget the “aged” Blake Bortles and Derek Carr. Bortles has an underrated receiving corps and a solid

357 at 30

Adrian Peterson led the NFL in touches for the 2015 season with 357. ADP is 30, putting him in elite company. Only six other running backs have had that many touches at age 30 or older. Walter

Grading the workloads, Part IV

In the previous three parts of this exercise, I rolled out the touch totals from 2012, 2013 and 2014 – and compared the results of the following year’s performances by top-touch backs. What did it show? That

Grading the RB workloads, Part III

In this four-part series, we’re going to look at running backs with the most touches (rushes + receptions) over the last several years and how they were impacted the following season. Here we will take a look

Grading the RB workloads, Part II

In this four-part series, we’re going to look at running backs with the most touches (rushes + receptions) over the last several years and how they were impacted the following season. Here’s a look at the 2013

Grading the RB workloads, Part I

In this four-part series, we’re going to look at running backs with the most touches (rushes + receptions) over the last several years and how they were impacted the following season. We’ll begin with the 2012 touch

Early 2016 Wide Receiver rankings

Antonio Brown Julio Jones Odell Beckham Jr. DeAndre Hopkins J. Green Amari Cooper Dez Bryant Allen Robinson Mike Evans Alshon Jeffery Jordy Nelson Jeremy Maclin Keenan Allen Calvin Johnson Brandin Cooks Sammy Watkins Brandon Marshall Demaryius Thomas

Early 2016 Running Back rankings

Le’Veon Bell Todd Gurley Doug Martin David Johnson Jamaal Charles Devonta Freeman Thomas Rawls Adrian Peterson J. Yeldon Latavius Murray Mark Ingram Jonathan Stewart Arian Foster Lamar Miller LeSean McCoy Carlos Hyde Jeremy Langford Eddie Lacy DeMarco

Early 2016 QB Rankings

Cam Newton Ben Roethlisberger Russell Wilson Tom Brady Aaron Rodgers Carson Palmer Andrew Luck Drew Brees Derek Carr Matthew Stafford Tony Romo Jameis Winston Blake Bortles Tyrod Taylor Andy Dalton Matt Ryan Marcus Mariota Philip Rivers Eli

Week 17 Rankings

QUARTERBACKS Cam Newton Tom Brady Ben Roethlisberger Russell Wilson Carson Palmer Drew Brees Eli Manning Blake Bortles Matt Ryan Matthew Stafford Ryan Fitzpatrick Aaron Rodgers Alex Smith Brian Hoyer Philip Rivers Tyrod Taylor Jameis Winston Brock Osweiler

Week 16 Rankings

QUARTERBACKS Cam Newton Ben Roethlisberger Russell Wilson Tom Brady Blake Bortles Aaron Rodgers Carson Palmer Matthew Stafford Derek Carr Drew Brees Eli Manning Ryan Fitzpatrick Tyrod Taylor Kirk Cousins Philip Rivers Matt Ryan Alex Smith Jameis Winston

Tito’s Week 15 Rankings

QUARTERBACKS 1. Cam Newton 2. Russell Wilson 3. Tom Brady 4. Aaron Rodgers 5. Matthew Stafford 6. Carson Palmer 7. Drew Brees 8. Blake Bortles 9. Ben Roethlisberger 10. Ryan Fitzpatrick 11. Eli Manning 12. Derek Carr

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Tito’s Week 14 Rankings

QUARTERBACKS 1. Cam Newton 2. Tom Brady 3. Carson Palmer 4. Ben Roethlisberger 5. Aaron Rodgers 6. Russell Wilson 7. Eli Manning 8. Blake Bortles 9. Drew Brees 10. Andy Dalton 11. Jameis Winston 11. Tyrod Taylor

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Tito’s Week 13 rankings

QUARTERBACKS 1. Cam Newton 2. Tom Brady 3. Ben Roethlisberger 4. Andy Dalton 5. Carson Palmer 6. Matthew Stafford 7. Aaron Rodgers 8. Eli Manning 9. Russell Wilson 10. Drew Brees 11. Derek Carr 12. Jay Cutler

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Updated Week 12 rankings

  QUARTERBACKS 1. Cam Newton 2. Carson Palmer 3. Aaron Rodgers 4. Tom Brady 5. Matthew Stafford 6. Eli Manning 7. Drew Brees 8. Ben Roethlisberger 9. Derek Carr 10. Tony Romo 11. Matt Ryan 12. Jameis

Week 11 Rankings

QUARTERBACKS 1. Tom Brady 2. Cam Newton 3. Philip Rivers 4. Matt Ryan 5. Aaron Rodgers 6. Derek Carr 7. Carson Palmer 8. Tony Romo 9. Andy Dalton 10. Blake Bortles 11. Matthew Stafford 12. Marcus Mariota

Week Ten Rankings

QUARTERBACKS 1. Tom Brady 2. Drew Brees 3. Aaron Rodgers 4. Cam Newton 5. Carson Palmer 6. Andy Dalton 7. Derek Carr 8. Blake Bortles 9. Eli Manning 10. Peyton Manning 11. Joe Flacco 11. Russell Wilson

Week Nine Rankings

QUARTERBACKS 1. Tom Brady 2. Aaron Rodgers 3. Philip Rivers 4. Drew Brees 5. Ben Roethlisberger 6. Cam Newton 7. Matt Ryan 8. Andy Dalton 9. Peyton Manning 10. Andrew Luck 11. Derek Carr 12. Eli Manning

Fantasy Football Rankings, Week Eight

QUARTERBACKS 1. Tom Brady 2. Aaron Rodgers 3. Philip Rivers 4. Matt Ryan 5. Cam Newton 6. Carson Palmer 7. Andrew Luck 8. Ben Roethlisberger 9. Matthew Stafford 10. Drew Brees 11. Andy Dalton 12. Ryan Tannehill

Week Seven TE/K/DEF-ST Rankings

TIGHT ENDS 1. Rob Gronkowski 2. Greg Olsen 3. Antonio Gates 4. Juluis Thomas 5. Gary Barnidge 6. Travis Kelce 7. Jordan Reed 8. Jimmy Graham 9. Jason Witten 10. Benjamin Watson 11. Charles Clay 12. Delanie

Week Seven WR Rankings

1. DeAndre Hopkins 2. Antonio Brown 3. Keenan Allen 4. Julio Jones 5. Calvin Johnson 6. Odell Beckham Jr. 7. Brandon Marshall 8. T.Y. Hilton 9. Larry Fitzgerald 10. Amari Cooper 11. Allen Robinson 12. Jeremy Maclin

Week Seven RB Rankings

1. Todd Gurley 2. Le’Veon Bell 3. DeVonta Freeman 4. Arian Foster 5. Adrian Peterson 6. Chris Ivory 7. Lamar Miller 8. Latavius Murray 9. Doug M artin 10. Marshawn Lynch 11. Mark Ingram 12. LeSean McCoy

Week Seven QB Rankings

1. Andrew Luck 2. Philip Rivers 3. Tom Brady 4. Carson Palmer 5. Matt Ryan 6. Cam Newton 7. Drew Brees 8. Russell Wilson 9. Blake Bortles 10. Ryan Tannehill 11. Matthew Stafford 12. Eli Manning 13.

Week Six TE/K/DEF-ST Rankings

TIGHT ENDS 1. Rob Gronkowski 2. Antonio Gates 3. Greg Olsen 4. Travis Kelce 5. Martellus Bennett 6. Tyler Eifert 7. Julius Thomas 8. Jimmy Graham 9. Gary Barnidge 10. Charles Clay 11. Richard Rodgers 12. Delanie