Dave Richard

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Fantasy Football: Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard not moving up rankings after Giants' cuts

The departures of Rashad Jennings and Victor Cruz clinch more playing time for second-year guys Paul Perkins and Sterling Shepard, but it doesn't make them Fantasy heroes.

Fantasy Football Tips: How will the Packers running back situation shake out?

It's unlikely that the Packers keep the status quo at running back, even with Ty Montgomery moving full-time into the backfield. Whoever takes the reins of the run game will be a Fantasy beast.

How 2016's tight end results will impact 2017 Fantasy Football drafts

Tight ends were mostly disappointing in 2016. Does that make them any less of a priority on Draft Day this summer?

How 2016's wide receiver results will impact 2017 Fantasy Football drafts

As a group, receivers saw their receptions and yardage totals rise in 2016, yet the position was nowhere near as good as it was in 2015. What happened, and what does it mean for 2017?

How 2016's running back results will impact 2017 Fantasy Football drafts

It took a rise in one rushing stat to stabilize a position that's been criticized for years in Fantasy circles, but does it mean that running backs are 'back?'

Fantasy Football: Jimmy Graham's comeback just getting started

Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham put together good numbers in his first year back from a torn patella tendon, but the encore will be even better.

Fantasy Football: Arrow pointing up on Seahawks offense in 2017

Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham represented the Seattle offense in the 2017 Pro Bowl, but there's hope for more stars to put up stats and join them next year.

Fantasy Football: Jordan Howard anticipating a bigger workload in 2017

Jordan Howard's 1,313 rushing yards were second-best in the NFL in his rookie season. Now the impressive Chicago Bear believes even more work is coming his way.

Kirk Cousins waiting for 'decision-makers' on Redskins to decide on his future

Kirk Cousins has the Redskins on his mind, but do the Redskins want him for the long-term future?

How 2016's quarterback results will impact 2017 Fantasy Football drafts

Quarterback production took a dive in 2016 despite teams passing as much as they did in 2015. How did it happen and how will it impact Fantasy drafts in 2017?

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Jordan Howard's worth a first-round pick

Jordan Howard was a top-10 pick in our first 2017 Fantasy Football mock draft, and here's why he's worth it.

Week 17 Fantasy Football injury report news and fallout: Melvin Gordon won't run in Week 17

How should Fantasy owners move forward with Melvin Gordon and Lamar Miller? Let's look at the main injury issues going into Week 17 and what they mean for your rosters.

Fantasy Football Week 17 lineup strategy: Will the Cowboys, Steelers, Giants and Texans rest their starters?

Four teams have their playoff seeds locked up. Does it mean they'll rest their starters? Dave Richard does the digging and makes a prediction on all four teams' Week 17 game plans.

Fantasy Football Week 17 Lineup Cheat Sheet: Starts, sits and sleepers

It's the last week of the Fantasy season. Dave Richard runs through the Week 17 schedule with his best lineup advice.

Week 16 Fantasy Football injury report news and fallout: Are Julio Jones, A.J. Green and Lamar Miller healthy enough to start?

How should Fantasy owners move forward with Julio Jones, A.J. Green and Lamar Miller? Let's look at the main injury issues going into Week 16 and what they mean for your rosters.

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.