Dave Richard

Senior Fantasy Writer /

Instant Fantasy Reaction: Le'Veon Bell isn't worth a Top 24 pick

Le'Veon Bell's suspension doesn't just put him out of Fantasy play for the first four weeks, it opens the door for DeAngelo Williams to have a meaningful role all season.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Three WR, 0.5 PPR mock draft

Want to make receivers a priority? Try starting at least three of them in a half-point PPR! Dave Richard explores the format that minimizes running backs more than usual.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: QB bye week cheat sheet

If you'd rather wait to find a replacement quarterback, go ahead. But smart Fantasy owners will do a little pre-planning to help lock up a win when their No. 1 passer is on bye.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: RB handcuff cheat sheet

Get to know the guy behind the guy on every running back depth chart in the league.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 12 overall in PPR

It's our annual pick-by-pick series where we help you draft from a specific spot in the first round. Picking at No. 12 overall in PPR isn't a piece of cake, but there are worse things than getting two Top 15 players.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 10 overall in PPR

It's our annual pick-by-pick series where we help you draft from a specific spot in the first round. There are worse ways to start your draft at No. 10 overall in PPR than with Adrian Peterson.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 8 overall in PPR

It's our annual pick-by-pick series where we help you draft from a specific spot in the first round. At No. 8 overall in PPR, don't forget about those running backs.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 6 overall in PPR

It's our annual pick-by-pick series where we help you draft from a specific spot in the first round. At No. 6 overall in PPR, there's nothing wrong with going with Gronk.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 4 overall in PPR

It's our annual pick-by-pick series where we help you draft from a specific spot in the first round. At No. 4 overall in PPR, get a receiver first if you can.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 2 overall in PPR

It's our annual pick-by-pick series where we help you draft from a specific spot in the first round. At No. 2 overall in PPR, going receiver is the best way to start.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 11 overall in standard

It's our annual pick-by-pick series where we help you draft from a specific spot in the first round. At No. 11 overall in a standard league, your options are wide open and should involve at least one receiver.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 9 overall in standard

It's our annual pick-by-pick series where we help you draft from a specific spot in the first round. If you can get Rob Gronkowski at No. 9 overall in a standard league, you'll be a happy camper.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 7 overall in standard

It's our annual pick-by-pick series where we help you draft from a specific spot in the first round. At No. 7 overall in a standard league, there are elite-level players left not just in Round 1 but in Round 2.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 5 overall in standard

It's our annual pick-by-pick series where we help you draft from a specific spot in the first round. At No. 5 overall in a standard league, you're still promised a Top 3 running back or Top 3 wide receiver.

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 3 overall in standard

It's our annual pick-by-pick series where we help you draft from a specific spot in the first round. At No. 3 overall in a standard league, you'll definitely find an elite running back or a receiver to take.

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.