We’ll get some real football weather tonight when the Bears travel to Lambeau Field for a date with the enigmatic Packers. Game-time temperatures are expected to dip to 45 degrees. Can Aaron Rodgers reverse recent woes and bad headlines in a primetime slot against the division rival Bears? The line of Thursday morning was “he […]

Lock and load. We’re back with updated Week 6 rankings. We’ve got weather, health concerns (that time of the year) and the Vikings and Buccaneers on a Bye week. 2016 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings


The 2016 season is already flying into Week 6. Fantasy squads have been decimated by injuries, Bye weeks and general ineffectiveness/inconsistency. Even the greats like Julio Jones have left fantasy owners flat a few times this season. The waiver wire will be churning at a rapid pace ahead of Week 6. Players such as Chris […]


The injury notes have been coming in rapid-fire style throughout Sunday morning. So, the rankings have been updated and secondary/tertiary receiving/running options shuffled accordingly. We’ve got the Jaguars and Colts ready to roll in London in about 40 minutes. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance. Let’s see if we can build on a big Week 3 […] Fantasy Football Logo

I’ll cut to the chase. It’s time to roll things up on Week 4. We await Friday practice reports for updated injury information, but kickoff for Thursday night football is nigh. Here are my first-look rankings for Week 4. I expect the rain to bode well for the Bengals RBs. Giovani Bernard even launched into […]


Week 4 of this NFL season brings a number of wrinkles. First, the dreaded Bye weeks begin and blow holes in our lineups. That’s right. You already need to account for the losses of Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson this week. Sure, you lose Carson Wentz and Jordan Matthews, but this would have been the […]

It’s time for another big run in fantasyland. LeGarrette Blount got things started with a huge night against the Texans behind Jacoby Brissett. Today’s action features a host of intriguing matchups, including the Battle for Pennsylvania (Read: Wentz vs. the Steelers) and another helping of the Bears in primetime against Dak Prescott and the Dallas […] Fantasy Football Logo

I’ll ponder life on a grander level here as the weekend approaches (Friday practice notes will shuffle a number of things), but I felt compelled to get rankings up quickly ahead of the Texans-Patriots battle. Jacoby Brissett is the man of the hour, and he’ll have Rob Gronkowski at the ready. Check out the early […]


Following another uneven and miserable Monday Night Football game, we move forward to Week 3. The Eagles manhandled a beleaguered Bears squad and sent several players, including quarterback Jay Cutler, to the injury list. I’ll expand the game review here soon enough. You can listen to my immediate reactions of the MNF game on the […]

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The games of Week 2 began with a thriller on Thursday night between the Bills and Jets. Ryan Fitzpatrick shredded the Buffalo secondary, Eric Decker’s wife opened the door for one million nicknames … and Matt Forte crashed through a Dareus-less run defense for three touchdowns. With Gronkowski and Ertz out, the tight end position […]


The Jets and Bills kicked off Week 2 of the 2016 NFL season with an unexpected high-scoring affair. Ryan Fitzpatrick carved up the Buffalo secondary, while Sammy Watkins’ foot injury limited his impact for Tyrod Taylor. The Bills’ lack of production – 98 total offensive plays in two games – also pushed offensive coordinator Greg […]


It’s that time again. You exhale after a couple days of hotly-contested football action. You resume your normal work activities and before you know know it, you’re smack-dab in another fantasy football matchup. We can only hope that the beginning to Week 2 between the Jets and Bills trumps the misery of the Rams-49ers Monday […]

As we close the book on Week 1 of the NFL season, the waiver wire begins to churn. To some degree, fantasy owners are subject to the classic overreaction of doing a full-on roster swap in Week 1. Aaron Rodgers said it best – “R-E-L-A-X.” But, that doesn’t mean that you don’t take a look-see […]

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The glorious morning has finally arrived. In just five hours, the NFL season will kick off in full effect. Sure, we had a stuffed appetizer on Thursday night with the Broncos taking down the Panthers in a Super Bowl rematch. But, that was just the first of 256 battles to settle the NFL regular season. […]

On Thursday night, we got the new 2016 NFL season started with a big-hitting and dramatic affair. The Denver Broncos came from behind to beat Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 21-20. Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal in the waning seconds of this game. But, the missed field goal is only a footnote. […] Fantasy Football Logo

These will be updated as the weekend looms and injury reports are updated. But, had to get the record up for those last minute adjustments. Here are Harmon’s Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings. 2016 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings Fantasy Football Logo

Last call! Final fantasy football drafts for 2016 are being conducted ahead of Thursday’s Super Bowl rematch between the Broncos and Panthers. Naturally, my Northwestern-loving self can’t wait to see Trevor Siemian under center for Denver. But, it’s about the start of a 256-game journey to the postseason. Will Tom Brady return from suspension to […]

It’s the beautiful time of year. College football begins in earnest this weekend, and we’re just one week away from the first of 256 regular season NFL games. OK, you can lop off the final 16 games for fantasy purposes. When we are referencing Major League Baseball, we joke about the fact that “hope springs […]

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The first weekend of the NFL preseason was greeted with great passion, energy and trepidation. It didn’t matter that the top stars would play a series or two before stepping to the sidelines for the night. No, fans lined up in droves to cheer the return of football and to evaluate young talent. Rookie quarterbacks […]


I pieced together a quick video (you can see the tired eyes) on the outpouring of emotion following the death of legendary musician Prince, the latest in a string of jarring losses in the entertainment world this year. Harmon examines the connection of pop culture, music and sports, the similarity of fan bases and the reverential […]


We capture big moments in a special way on The Jason Smith Show on FOX Sports Radio. And there may have never been a bigger moment than Ryan Jenkins’ three-point shot to send the Villanova Wildcats to their first title in 30 years. But it was Ryan Arcidiacono that set the table for that monumental […]

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There are few days on the calendar that get me as fired up as Super Bowl Sunday. The six-month buildup, a period that encompasses innumerable radio hits, columns read, numbers crunched, fantasy musings delivered, game reviews and shows hosted, funnels directly into a frenetic final week. And this week leading up to Super Bowl 50 […]


I saw this story published earlier this week by our colleagues at FOX Soccer and it made me smile. It’s a different take on the annual rite of “weight loss” resolutions on New Year’s Day. Started by a man frustrated by his inability to find the motivation and support through traditional weight loss programs, “Man V […]


Last week, the owners of the NFL voted to approve a stadium project in Inglewood, CA. NFL fans in California celebrated the return of a team that departed following the 1994 season. Those in St. Louis burned merchandise and jerseys and cursed the name of owner Stan Kroenke. Fans were allowed to plunk down a […]


Sometimes in sports media, we have the ability to laugh and joke like we’re 12 years old. Sometimes our subjects act just the same. And, that has never been exemplified better than this week’s presser in Australia that left UFC Champion Ronda Rousey in stitches. Rousey was answering a question about how to attack striker […]