Dave Richard

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2017 Fantasy Football Season in Review: The tight end dilemma rages on

Still waiting for that grand tight end breakout that's been predicted in each of the last 10 years?! Us too. Dave Richard gets brutally honest over how the position looks in Fantasy.

2017 Fantasy Football Season in Review: Is there a wide receiver production problem?

While running backs thrived in 2017, wide receivers disappointed. Here's a glance at why wideouts didn't come through for Fantasy owners -- and what to do about it.

2017 Fantasy Football Season in Review: Touches, Fantasy stats pointing up for running backs

It wasn't long ago when people feared running backs being in short supply. That's history as NFL teams have begun respecting the position again, and it's great for Fantasy.

2017 Fantasy Football Season in Review: Passing down around the league thanks to injuries

With injuries to plenty of big names, quarterbacks weren't as reliable as hoped for in 2017. See what that looks like.

2017 Fantasy Football Season in Review: Where did all the Fantasy points go?

It wasn't a bombastic year. Fantasy points were down. Touchdowns were down. Total plays were down. So what's up with Fantasy Football heading into 2018?

Fantasy Football Coaching Carousel Analysis: How will Norv Turner impact Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey?

In a look back at Norv Turner's last 12 years as a playcaller, Dave Richard draws conclusions that Christian McCaffrey fans will love -- but what about Cam Newton?

Fantasy Football Coaching Carousel Analysis: Jon Gruden's running backs will bring serious production

Once again, Jon Gruden is coaching the Raiders. If his second go-round with them is like his first 11 years in the league, Fantasy owners should be happy.

Fantasy Football Coaching Carousel Analysis: Matt Nagy tabbed to lead Bears

The Bears have a new head coach, and Dave Richard dives into what that might mean for their Fantasy prospects next season.

Fantasy Football Week 17 Playoff Scenarios: Saints, Falcons, Patriots still have something to play for

If you're still playing into Week 17, you need to know which NFL teams still have something to play for. Dave Richard breaks down the playoff contenders.

Fantasy Football Week 17 Lineup Cheat Sheet: Matt Ryan, Jamaal Williams and Charles Clay will help you finish with a win

It's time to bring the championship home. Our best analysis and game-flow predictions for each Week 17 game meshed with a confidence scale will help you put your best foot forward on Sunday.

Early Week 17 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Antonio Gates, Jimmy Garoppolo headline players who can help in the season finale

Playing Fantasy Football in Week 17 isn't for the faint of heart. Luckily, Dave Richard has the names of players who can help you catch one last victory.

Fantasy Football Week 16 Lineup Cheat Sheet: Can Greg Olsen, Martavis Bryant, and Josh Gordon bring the championship home?

If you're playing for a championship this week or the chance to play for one next week, our deep dive into the stats, game script and game film is designed to help you make good lineup decisions.

Early Week 16 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Dede Westbrook, Martavis Bryant look to close the season strong

Make it to your championship game? Your work's not done. Check out Dave Richard's early targets on the waiver wire for Week 16.

Fantasy Football Instant Reaction: Calf injury looks likely to cost Antonio Brown for the Fantasy championship

Antonio Brown suffered what is believed to be a partially torn calf muscle Sunday, putting his availability for Week 16 – and the Fantasy championship week – in doubt.

Fantasy Football Week 15 Lineup Cheat Sheet: Get to the championship with our expert help

Don't know who to start or sit? Don't worry, we've got your back. A week's worth of analysis, game watching and stat analysis will help you win in Week 15.

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.