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Ladd Biro Archive

Tips and insights from our fantasy football expert.

  • One-Trick Ponies Are Slow Out of The Gate

    So what do you do when your MVP lets you down at the worst possible time? If you're like a lot of fantasy players, you pack it in for the season and get ready for the holidays. If, on the other hand, you've built a roster with staying power, then chances are you're still reading this because you've...

  • Mood swings are part of the game

    All across this great land of ours, there are three kinds of people today: the winners, the losers and those waiting in line for their label. You can spot the winners in the office. They're the ones walking with that extra swagger. They make direct eye contact in the halls and bark out a more sincere...

  • Defense: The San Francisco treat

    It's official: The San Francisco 49ers are the best fantasy defense in the NFL. That is, if your offensive starters are playing against them. The 49ers kicked off the season by giving up 362 yards and two touchdowns to Marc Bulger and the Rams. In Week 2, virtually every Eagle scored against them,...

  • Why Do They Hate Us So?

    I'm starting to get the distinct impression that NFL coaches hate fantasy football players. Oh sure, I've had my suspicions over the years. Every time Zack Crockett or Jerome Bettis runs for a one-yard touchdown after the starting back does all the hard work, it's a fork in the eye to fantasy players...

  • Go Deep for Long-Term Success

    We've reached the point in the season when roster depth becomes vital. Relying solely on your starters to get you to the playoffs is as risky as sending your kids to summer camp at Neverland. It's hard to imagine a roster that wasn't compromised this weekend by a combination of the rough bye week...

  • As Others Sputter, Mannings Roll

    It's no wonder so many of our neighbors south of the border resent us. We finally consent to playing a real professional football game in Mexico, and we send the Cardinals and the 49ers? Don't be surprised if the American ambassador is expelled by week's end. I suppose it could have been worse....

  • Timing Is Everything

    In real estate, the operative word is location. It's the inescapable mantra of the business: location, location, location. In fantasy football, several factors influence success. For instance, starting and sitting the right combination of players is among the most challenging tasks each week. Acquiring...

  • First Week Was Full of Surprises

    Now that the first week of the 2005 NFL season is in the books, we finally have some clarity on several important issues: • The Dolphins and 49ers are the class of the league. Their fans might as well start making reservations for Super Bowl XL in Detroit. • Daunte Culpepper stinks, Brett Favre...

  • Running Backs Rule, With Few Exceptions

    Once upon a time, there was the Marshall (Faulk) Plan. Today, the L.T. Strategy would be a more appropriate name. Whatever you call it, the philosophy is the same: You can never go wrong drafting running backs with your first two picks. Well, that's not entirely true. If you ignored my advice and...

  • The Perfect Draft

    Since selecting a top-to-bottom all-star lineup is nearly impossible, we make it easy to win by finding you the best value in each round.

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