Dave Richard

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2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Tight End Tiers 1.0

Does the tight end world still revolve around Rob Gronkowski? Injuries have changed things a bit, our Dave Richard says in his first look at the position.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Wide Receiver Tiers 1.0

Do shifting league-wide trends make it less important to grab an elite wide receiver this season? Dave Richard takes a look at what Fantasy owners should expect for the position.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Running Back Tiers 1.0

David Johnson, Le'Veon Bell and Ezekiel Elliot are in a tier of their own this season. After that, things get more interesting in this first look at the position.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Quarterback Tiers 1.0

Quarterback is deeper than ever, but who really stands out? Dave Richard breaks down the landscape in his first edition of tiers for the position.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Julio Jones, Matt Ryan, and historic Falcons' offense returns

The season didn't quite end the way they hoped it would, but the 2016 Falcons' journey was a heck o a ride for Fantasy players. And the whole gang is back together, which should make you very happy.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Jaguars hope Leonard Fournette ushers in a new era

A team built around Blake Bortles' arm alone can't win. We know this by now. But, with top pick Leonard Fournette set to take some pressure off, the Jaguars could be a sneaky team for Fantasy players to target.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Pass-happy Lions still Matthew Stafford's team

The Lions might talk about running the ball more, but the offense will only go as far as the passing game goes, which is where Fantasy players want to be.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Rebuilt running game or no, Packers revolve around Aaron Rodgers' arm

The Packers invested in their running game, but they'll only go as far as Aaron Rodgers takes them. Lucky for them -- and Fantasy players -- Rodgers can take you pretty far on his own.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 8 overall in standard leagues

If you're cool with the likes of Mike Evans, Melvin Gordon or LeSean McCoy with your first-round pick, then choosing at eighth overall could be a dream.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 2 overall in standard leagues

There are three elite-level running backs who will go early in Fantasy drafts. Simple math tells us that whoever gets the No. 2 overall pick is guaranteed one of them.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Can Cam Newton make use of the Panthers' new toys?

The Panthers haven't been known for their inventiveness on offense, but some key additions this offseason could change that, and help Cam Newton bounceback from a rough season. But it might not be enough to save his Fantasy value.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Retooled Ravens still hard to get excited about

Joe Flacco isn't an elite passer, and he doesn't have enough weapons around him these days to get excited about. The Ravens shouldn't be a team Fantasy players get excited about this season.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Drew Brees and Saints offense should keep rolling

Think the Saints will miss Brandin Cooks? This offense has weathered bigger losses, and as long as Drew Brees is here, they should continue to put up tons of points.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown could make Steelers class of the NFL

There aren't many surprises in store with Pittsburgh's offense this season, and that's a good thing, given how good we know Ben Roethlisberger and company can be.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: DeAndre Hopkins, Texans hoping DeShaun Watson can be the answer at QB

We know DeAndre Hopkins can ball. What we found out last season is, he can't do it all. The Texans' Fantasy outlook depends on getting better QB player this season.

Dave Richard has spent nearly his entire career covering the National Football League. Beginning with NFL.com at the boom of the Internet, Richard was that site's first Fantasy Football writer before transitioning to CBS Sports in 2006. Since then he's crunched the numbers, studied the film, developed tiers and trade charts, previewed every NFL game, talked to the decision makers, spoken on the radio, appeared on live television, earned multiple honors and watched a lot of football. And he's done it with one goal in mind: to help you win your league.