Top 10 Most Consistent Fantasy RBs Of 2018

Sometimes, fantasy point totals can deceive.

Case in point. David Johnson finished ninth in points among running backs this past season. That seems pretty good, right? Well, he was a top-10 fantasy back in just 56.3 percent of his 16 starts. What’s more, he scored 30 percent of his points in just four games. That’s a much bigger statistical factoid than his overall finish. So while he did put up respectable numbers overall, D.J.’s lack of consistent production might have cost you a shot at getting into the fantasy postseason.

Top 10 Most Consistent Fantasy QBs Of 2018

Sometimes, fantasy point totals can be deceiving.

Case in point. Aaron Rodgers finished sixth in points among quarterbacks this past season. That seems pretty good, right? Well, he was a top-10 fantasy quarterback in just 37.5 percent of his 16 starts. What’s more, he scored 40 percent of his points in just four games. That’s a much bigger statistical factoid than his overall finish. While he did put up a monster stat line in fantasy title week, Rodgers’ lack of consistent production might have cost you a shot at getting that far.

The Important NFL Dates To Know

So, the 2018 NFL season ended with the increasingly familiar sight of the New England Patriots celebrating another Super Bowl win – a record-equalling sixth.

It means we are left with a long, lonely, seven football-less months until the 2019 season kicks off on September 5 and we get to do it all again.

In the meantime, there’s still plenty of important dates in the NFL offseason calendar for you to keep track of. This is where the hard work starts for the 31 franchises looking to ensure it is them – and not New England – who lift the Vince Lombardi trophy in Miami a year from now.

Top NFL Free Agents

The NFL’s offseason schedule is in full swing, beginning the countdown to free agency and the 2019 NFL Draft.

And the 2019 list of free agents available is a good one. Names like Jadeveon Clowney, DeMarcus Lawrence, Le’Veon Bell, Tyrell Williams, Landon Collins and Frank Clark will be available for signing as unrestricted free agents, assuming they’re not hit with a franchise tag.

There are more than 700 players slated for free agency according to Spotrac. These are the six who will have the biggest impact on the league this offseason and when the season begins.

First 2019 Power Rankings

Super Bowl LIII has barely ended, the New England Patriots are still on their duck tour, but ESPN has already closed the book on the 2018/19 season and is already looking forward to next year.

With that mindset, their reporters have put together their 2019 NFL Power Rankings that includes every team’s best reason for optimism ahead of the new season.

What do you think of the rankings? Do you agree or disagree?

1. Los Angeles Rams
2018 record: 13-3

2109 NFL Draft: What Each Team Needs

With a new champion crowned, the board is set … for now. We can expect trades will change the order, free agency will fill/create needs and other surprises will alter the overall outlook for the 2019 NFL Draft. However, with 80 days to go until teams are officially on the clock, here’s how things shake out from Pick 1 to 32, along with a snapshot of the positions each club needs to address this offseason.

PICK 1: Cardinals
Record: 3-13
Biggest needs: OL, DL, CB

New Orleans Saints 2019 Tickets

The Saints came so close to making it back to the Super Bowl last season, but one of the worst none-calls in NFL history kept them from Atlanta.

Here’s the complete home and away opponent list for each NFL team. The dates and times of each game will released at some point during the spring. One thing to keep in mind is that there will be five international games in 2019 and although we don’t know the dates of those games, we do know that the Jaguars, Chargers, Rams, Raiders and Buccaneers will each be losing one home game. Basically, if your favorite team is on one of those five home schedules, they could be headed abroad next season.

NFL Draft: Which Teams Need Quarterbacks?

Which NFL teams should consider drafting a quarterback in the first round? Kirk Morrison, Dave Richard and Rob Rang join Ryan Bass to break it down.

New Orleans Saints Give Drew Brees Contract Extension

Super Bowl XLIVQuarterback Drew Brees reached a long-awaited contract extension with the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, just four days before a Week 1 kickoff against the Oakland Raiders and a self-imposed deadline.

Functionally, it’s a one-year, $24.25 million extension for Brees. Brees was due $20 million in 2016 on the last year of his old deal, so he’ll now make $44.25 million over two seasons, all fully guaranteed.

Technically, it’s a new five-year deal, but it automatically voids after the 2017 season. A full breakdown wasn’t immediately available, but that structure likely means Brees received a large signing bonus, which can be spread out for cap purposes over a longer span and lower his monster $30 million cap number this season.

Drew Brees = Winning

Drew Brees moved one step closer to getting the new contract he wants when he won his franchise tag grievance on Tuesday.

Brees was arguing that the next franchise tag he’s assigned should be counted as his third as he was tagged in 2005 as a Charger and this offseason as a Saint.  The new collective bargaining agreement language had been vague in regards to franchise tags and the expected salary from using them.