Week 2 is revving up with the Patriots and Jets on the board for the Thursday night. Can Tom Brady find the magic against a solid New York pass defense? What do you do with Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson in a tough head-to-head matchup? I’m eager to see the follow-up effort produced by Terrelle [...]

It’s time to start breaking down the good, bad and ugly coming out of Week 1 of the NFL season. As always, we here Inside The Dome like to highlight the leading targets and monitor pass distribution to note trends. And, while we can make a judgment and perhaps draw a distinction between the second [...]

With one week in the books, fantasy owners are already looking to shuffle the proverbial deck and find value and options on the waiver wire. I understand the frustration with failed Week 1 starters, including a lengthy list of running backs. However, I’m reticent to do a massive overhaul out of the gate. It’s one [...]

Superstar wide receiver Demaryius Thomas addresses the media following the Broncos’ explosive Week 1 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Forget the banners and preseason hoopla. Peyton Manning carved up the Baltimore secondary, and his top wide receiver made his mark.

The 2013 NFL season finally kicked off after a seemingly endless preseason period. We waded through uncharted legal waters, the next round of PED chatter and myriad injuries and personnel changes. Finally, after an extended lightning delay, we saw a countdown to kickoff that ended with a smiling Ray Lewis. The game played even for [...]

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I know that this data set is based on imperfect numbers from the 2012 season. There’s going to be noise in the data. Obviously, teams made shifts in personnel through free agency and the draft to improve on last season’s failures, and we see a good number of teams rise from the depths to playoff [...]

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It’s time to get back through the numbers and to put together a winning formula for the 2013 season. Over the next several days, I’m rolling back to the 2012 numbers to point out the prowess (and struggles) of fantasy options. He’s a quick look at selected running backs and their median scoring in standard [...]

You fully expect Houston workhorse Arian Foster to appear among the leaders in the touch count summary. He led the league with 391 touches in 2012. “RoboBack” Adrian Peterson finished second with 388 touches, and the other members of the top nine are hardly a surprise. Most fans and fantasy owners would not recall the [...]

The Hall of Fame Game popped off on Sunday evening, thus firing the opening salvo of the 2013 NFL season. Later this week, fans and fantasy aficionados will spent countless hours dissecting several series of play from the first-stringers as Week 1 of the preseason continues. We’ve got two more weeks of practices, injuries and [...]

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The calendar flipped to August today. As a result, it’s time to start doling out the fantasyland goodness here on SwollenDome.com. Over the next several days, you will be inundated with talk of Ninjas (Sleepers, if you must), Flops, Breakthrough Heroes and a mountain of statistics. The time has come to pave the road to [...]

Early on Monday, I offered fantasy owners the opportunity for a rare interactive experience. No, we take plenty of calls, texts and Tweets throughout the week and on the Sunday morning FOX Sports Radio show. I posted the link to the “Fighting Chance Fantasy Mock Draft” in which I was scheduled to participate. The invite [...]

Nobody banged the drum harder and louder for rising star Dennis Pitta of the Ravens. He was a leading red zone target for Joe Flacco last year (the other, Anquan Boldin, is off to San Francisco) and caught 75 passes between the regular season and Baltimore’s charge to the Super Bowl (14 receptions, including three [...]

The Tigers ranked among the preseason favorites to make a run to the World Series on expectations of huge things from the offense and the Verlander/Scherzer/Fister/Sanchez starting quartet. The one question facing Jim Leyland and Detroit coming out of spring training was the closer role. Hard-throwing Bruce Rondon was on the board for a potential [...]

The sound of the whistle reverberates across the wide-open field. You hear the grunts, the crashing of pads, the unmistakable sound of a blocking sled and, depending on where you travel, some music. NFL training camps opened across college campuses (and now a number of team facilities) this week. The countdown until your league’s fantasy [...]

Lance Zierlein continued the NFL chatter with Peter Burns and Michael Harmon on this week’s “Fantasy Freaks” show on FOX Sports Radio. There’s a lot of fantasy chatter, a bit of rankings fun and a tidbits to get the appetite fueled for a huge season to come. Listen to Part II below. Lance Zierlein Part [...]

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With training camp just days away, it’s time to roll out the first-look rankings. Adjustments will be made as we get reports out of camp and those peripheral contributors come into focus. At the top of the list, there aren’t many surprises or shuffles to ruffle any feathers. Sure, we can flip Drew Brees and [...]