Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Fantasy football: Need a tight end? There are quality players to be had ]]> Lead story image

It never takes long for fantasy owners to go running to the waiver wire because of injuries. Bills running back Fred Jackson couldn’t last the first half in  Week 1. Hopefully his owners were smart enough to handcuff C.J. Spiller, who shined in Week 2. Bigger problems arose Sunday, when two top-10 tight ends went down. The Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez suffered a sprained ankle in the first quarter and reportedly will miss four to six weeks. Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was a surprise inactive with a rib injury. Given his track record, no one knows how long he’ll be … ]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 06:16:56 -0500 <![CDATA[ NFL Week 1 fantasy football: Starters and benchwarmers ]]> Lead story image

Wondering whether or not to start Aaron Rodgers and Rob Gronkowski, or to bench Ryan Tannehill and Kenny Britt? The network bozos specialize in that kind of advice. If you’re looking for help with your real starting lineup conundrums, read on. ]]> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:53:15 -0500 <![CDATA[ Sweet 16 for Rodgers ]]> Lead story image

Aaron Rodgers earned his place on fantasy’s Mount Rushmore with his five-touchdown Week 16 performance on Christmas night, propelling millions of gleeful owners to championship glory. That’s the type of overwhelming firepower you’re dreaming of when you invest a first-round pick on a quarterback. Many of those who took that gamble are celebrating today. Then again, if all they got from Rodgers’ masterful evening was a ticket to a Week 17 Super Bowl, they’d better party hearty now. Because their All-World quarterback won’t be playing much, if at all, in the Packers’ meaningless regular season finale. That’s why your league … ]]> Sat, 28 Jan 2012 08:13:31 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cry me a Philip Rivers ]]> Lead story image

Ever since I mastered the art of flicking a paper football across a table until it dangled off the edge, then drilling it through a two-fingered goalpost, I have loved fantasy football. Of course, we young lads didn’t call it “fantasy” back in the day, but I’m sure the grade-school time-killer has its place in the evolution of the game. But my love of all things fantasy is being tested this year, mostly by Philip Rivers, whom I drafted as a “can’t-miss” anchor of two teams but has played more like a “miss-take” waiting to happen. Even on Sunday, amid … ]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 08:21:31 -0500