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Ladd Biro biography

Ladd Biro was named the 2010 Football Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Follow all his advice at the Fantasy Fools blog (fantasy-fools.blogspot.com), on Facebook and via Twitter
(@ladd_biro).

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Fantasy football: Bucs’ Doug Martin is type of rusher owners crave

Everyone is looking for a workhorse running back. Though there are fewer these days, they’re out there. A few who might have surprised fantasy owners showed themselves Sunday. The question is whether they’re capable — or will be allowed — to carry the load for …

NFL Week 1 fantasy football: Starters and benchwarmers

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.

Fantasy football: Bears have viable options for first time in years

Not long along, it was a fantasy to consider any Bears for your fantasy team. We’re talking about a 92-year-old franchise that just found its all-time best quarterback. This season, fans have six viable options to choose from, including the defense/special teams, which has been …

Fantasy football: Be wary about picking Cam Newton in first round

Cam Newton is not a first-round draft pick. There, I said it. But before you avert your eyes from this page, understand my position. I’m not saying you shouldn’t draft Newton, who’s coming off a season no one has had before. I’m saying there’s a …

Sweet 16 for Rodgers

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 …

Upsets rule fantasy, reality

Upsets made headlines across the NFL this past week. So it should come as no surprise that several top-seeded fantasy teams were sent packing, as well. Who could have imagined that the lowly Chiefs would spoil the Packers’ march to perfection? Even more inconceivable was …

Cry me a Philip Rivers

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, …

Fantasy football: How we would draft differently at midseason

AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: So, uh, how’s that Chris Johnson pick working out for you? Still think Peyton Hillis was a steal in the third round? Yes, it’s time for our semi-annual exercise in self-flagellation, when we reflect back two short months on what could have been had we made all the right moves during our preseason draft. Step right up for The Perfect Draft 2.0: Midseason Review.

Free agent pickups for Week 9

So, how perfect was your draft? One consolation: If recent history holds, roughly half of these players will not be on our final Perfect Draft roster at season’s end. Hope abounds! To win a fantasy championship, it helps to start with a great draft. But …

Coaching controversy

In one of my leagues, our commissioner decided to try out a new option offered by the league-management site to add a head coach to our rosters. Each team win yields seven points, with a loss registering a goose egg. I wasn’t in favor of …

Fantasy football: Starters, benchwarmers for NFL Week 6

AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: Wondering whether or not to start Aaron Rodgers and Ray Rice, or to bench Donovan McNabb and Donald Driver? The network bozos specialize in that kind of advice. If you’re looking for help with your real starting lineup conundrums, check out our starters and benchwarmers for Week 6 of the NFL season.

Fantasy Football: Receivers steal spotlight, points

Fantasy scores were down virtually across the board this past week, thanks in part to the onset of the dreaded bye weeks. But a quick glance at some of the top performers Sunday also sheds light on the statistical downturn. BenJarvus Green-Ellis out-scored his quarterback. …

Fantasy football: Starters, benchwarmers for NFL Week 5

AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: Our starters and benchwarmers in NFL Week 5.

Fantasy Football: 6-team bye weeks will challenge owners

It seems we’ve just gotten our starting lineups settled, and already we have to start juggling them with the onset of bye weeks. From this week through Week 8, six teams will take a breather. In Weeks 9 and 11, four teams will be off. …

Fantasy football Week 4: waiver wire pickups, drops

AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: Here’s a look at players worth picking in Week 4, and others who would look better in someone else’s lineup.

Fantasy football Week 3: Starters and benchwarmers

AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: Wondering whether or not to start Tom Brady and Calvin Johnson, or to bench Kerry Collins and Jason Snelling? The network bozos specialize in that kind of advice. If you’re looking for help with real starting lineup conundrums, read on. Our fantasy football expert Ladd Biro gives you this wee’s starters and benchwarmers.

NFL fantasy football Week 3 pickups

AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: To win a fantasy championship, it helps to start with a great draft. But filling in your roster throughout the season with the right free agents is also important. Here’s a look at players worth considering after two weeks, and others who would look better in someone else’s lineup.