Dave Richard

Senior Fantasy Writer /

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Quarterback Tier Rankings 1.0

What should you look for in a quarterback? Value on Draft Day, sure, but also consistency, says Dave Richard.

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Running Back Tier Rankings 1.0

It's a new golden age for running backs in Fantasy, and you need one of the very best to have a hope of competing, says Dave Richard.

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Wide Receiver Tier Rankings 1.0

The wide receiver position wasn't what it has been last season, which might mean you need to invest even more early, says Dave Richard.

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Tight End Tier Rankings 1.0

Unless you're willing to take one early, tight end can be rough sledding in Fantasy football. Here's how Dave Richard will attack the position.

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Ranking the best and worst schedules

What good is drafting a player if you don't know how good or bad their schedule is?

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Breaking down the NFC West schedules

The NFC West boasts plenty of offensive firepower, but all four teams have scheduling issues that could curb some excitement in Fantasy drafts.

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Breaking down the NFC South schedules

While things might start easy for the Panthers and Saints, it's the Falcons who have the easiest schedule, particularly in time for the second half of the season.

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Breaking down the NFC North schedules

The Packers should get off to a good start, but the Vikings are the ones with the chance to really run some numbers thanks to their dance card.

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Breaking down the NFC East schedules

With a bunch of suspect pass defenses in the division, the quarterbacks of the NFC East all carry appeal, but one team has a great second-half schedule.

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Breaking down the AFC West schedules

Because their division boasts some good defenses, and they all play the NFC West and AFC North's defenses, the entire AFC West is on notice for some tough matchups ahead.

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Breaking down the AFC South schedules

The schedule-makers were kind to the AFC South, but they were particularly kind to one teal-colored team on a quest to repeat as division champs.

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Breaking down the AFC North schedules

Tough AFC North defenses mean challenging outlooks for AFC North offenses, but one team has it a little bit easier than the other three.

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Breaking down the AFC East schedules

The Patriots figure to run away with the division, but will they run away with a favorable (and borderline unfair) schedule?

2018 NFL Draft Fantasy Reaction: Kerryon Johnson nothing to get excited for with Lions

Kerryon Johnson might eventually become a key player for the Lions, but as part of a crowded backfield, the rookie figures to post mediocre numbers.

2018 NFL Draft Fantasy Reaction: Landing in Denver makes Royce Freeman a sleeper

The Broncos rushing group added a physical bruiser in Oregon's Royce Freeman. He might just end up as the top sleeper running back in 2018.

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.

24/7 Scores, News and Highlights