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Fantasy football 2019: Best fantasy team names for your squad

Fantasy football 2019: Best fantasy team names for your squad

Fantasy sports can be frustrating. No matter how many hours you put into constructing the perfect cheat sheet, identifying sleepers and busts, or picking out the perfect draft strategy, everything can come down to just a couple plays.

And no matter how much effort you put in, you simply can't predict those few swings. Fantasy football is a game of skill six days of the week, but on game day, it's all luck.

That's what makes it important for fantasy owners to find another way to win. And one way to do that is to come up with a great name for your fantasy team.

On draft day, you might picky a lousy team. But if you have the coolest name at the table? Nobody can make fun of you. Having a great name is the ultimate power move, because even if your team doesn't live up to expectations, you can still always play the, "Well, I have the best name!" card. And believe it or not, that does have some value.

Lucky for you, we've got a bunch of great fantasy name options to choose from ahead of the 2019 fantasy football season. They range from clever to punny to cringeworthy, but they're available nonetheless. And some of them will be sure to get you some attention.

Without further ado, let's get started first with the Patriots-specific team names.

Tom Brady

Brady GaGa

My Fair Brady

Brady and the Tramp

The Real Slim Brady

The Barenaked Brady’s

Sony Michel

Sony Side Up

Sony With A Chance

It’s Always Sony in Philadelphia

My Little Sony

Dog and Sony Show

One-trick Sony

Say it Ain’t Sony

James White

White of the Living Dead

Friday White Lights

Monday White Football

The Hunger James

A Midsummer White’s Dream

Julian Edelman

Ladies and Edelman

Crown Julians

An Officer and an Edelman

N'Keal Harry

N’Keal and Dime Shop

N’Kealback

When Harry met Brady

N’Keal of Fortune

Let’s Make N’Keal

And now, for the rest of the league:

Pour one out for Mahomes

North by NorthWentz

Mayfield of Dreams

A Song of Matty Ice and Fire

Kerryon My Wayward Son

The Guice is Right

What can Brown do for you?

Mixon Match

Too good to be Trubisky

Le'Ve and the Jets

For whom Le'V Bell tolls

Conner Role

Summer Brees

Cry Me a Rivers

Guns and Rosens

The Round Mound of Touchdown (Good for any workhorse back)

Working for the Zeke-End

Mr. Rodgers' Neighborhood

Kyler, The Creator

Super Mariota

Kamara Ready

Fournette about it!

Bad JuJu/Good JuJu

Saquon Me

Seven Deadly Hopkins

Bend it like Beckham

The Farmer in Odell

Gurley Next Door

The Gurley with the Dragon Tattoo

Aaron on the Side of Caution

More than a Thielen (bonus point if you get Thielen and D.J. Moore)

Hooked on a Thielen

Too Many Cooks (get Dalvin and Brandin to really make this one work)

Fight Chubb

So Good it Ertz

Malcolm in the Kittle

Pop Lockett Drop It

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Fantasy football Week 16 waiver wire: Breshad Perriman can be a league-winner

Fantasy football Week 16 waiver wire: Breshad Perriman can be a league-winner

It's not about how you start the fantasy football season. It's how you finish.

If you're reading this, chances are your squad is loaded enough to roll through your league's playoffs to the championship round.

But there's always room for improvement, and the Week 16 waiver wire includes a couple players who should be legitimate starters in any fantasy lineup, regardless of depth.

Want to win the whole thing? Start by doing your due diligence on the waiver wire. Here are our top free-agent pickups at each position entering Week 16.

QUARTERBACK

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins (owned in 25 percent of Yahoo! leagues): We hope you have a better QB1 option than Fitzpatrick if you've reached your league's championship. But if you're in a two-QB league, the ageless, bearded wonder is a fine pickup: He's attempted 37 or more passes in five consecutive games and gets a beatable Cincinnati Bengals defense.

Other quarterbacks to target: Jacoby Brissett (IND), Mitchell Trubisky (CHI), Gardner Minshew (JAX)

RUNNING BACK

Alexander Mattison, Minnesota Vikings (39 percent owned): It's still unclear if Dalvin Cook will play in Week 16 after suffering a shoulder injury Sunday. If he doesn't, that's a massive opportunity for either Mattison or Mike Boone, who found the end zone twice in Week 15 with Cook and Mattison both sidelined. If Mattison is healthy, he should be your top waiver wire priority against the Green Bay Packers' Swiss cheese run defense.

Other running backs to target: Mike Boone (MIN), Chris Thompson (WAS), Wes Hills (DET)

WIDE RECEIVER

Breshad Perriman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13 percent owned): This one's a no-brainer. Perriman had produced double-digit fantasy points in two consecutive weeks before going off for three touchdowns last Sunday in Mike Evans' absence. With Chris Godwin also on the shelf, Perriman suddenly is the No. 1 wideout for Jameis Winston and the pass-happy Bucs.

Other wide receivers to target: Anthony Miller (CHI), Chris Conley (JAX), James Washington (PIT)

TIGHT END

O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (41 percent owned): Perriman isn't the only Bucs pass-catcher who should benefit from Evans and Godwin being out. Howard has at least four catches in three consecutive games, and the Houston Texans have allowed six touchdowns to tight ends over their last seven contests.

Other tight ends to target: Jonnu Smith (TEN), Darren Fells (HOU)

DEFENSE

Denver Broncos (25 percent owned): David Blough's stats through three games as the Detroit Lions' starting quarterback -- five interceptions, one fumble, nine sacks -- are all the evidence you need to pick up the Broncos ahead of this matchup in Denver.

Other defenses to target: Indianapolis (vs. CAR), Atlanta (vs. JAX)

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Fantasy football Week 15 waiver wire: Can A.J. Brown deliver in playoffs?

Fantasy football Week 15 waiver wire: Can A.J. Brown deliver in playoffs?

You didn't come this far just to come this far.

Week 15 of the NFL season means it's the semifinal round of the fantasy football playoffs in most leagues.

If you're reading this, congrats on still being alive. But you're not interested in a runner-up trophy, and we're not interested in providing runner-up advice.

Below are the top players at each position who are widely available on fantasy football waiver wires and are worth adding for Week 15 as you seek fantasy glory.

QUARTERBACK

Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans (owned in 48 percent of Yahoo! leagues): We'll continue to put Tannehill on this list until he's owned in more than half of leagues. The Titans gunslinger was the sixth-best quarterback in fantasy last week and faces a Houston Texans defense that just allowed 309 passing yards and three touchdowns to Drew Lock. He's your guy again this week.

Other quarterbacks to target: Ryan Fitzpatrick (MIA), Jacoby Brissett (IND), Kyle Allen (CAR)

RUNNING BACK

Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins (40 percent owned): News that Derrius Guice has a sprained MCL means Peterson is the clear-cut workhorse on a team that loves to run the ball. The ageless veteran has touchdowns in back-to-back weeks and should see north of 20 touches against the Philadelphia Eagles, making him the safest waiver wire pickup among running backs.

Other running backs to target: DeAndre Washington (OAK), Patrick Laird (MIA), Boston Scott (PHI)

WIDE RECEIVER

A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans (27 percent owned): The rookie wide receiver has become Tannehill's go-to deep threat, with 333 receiving yards over his last three games. Brown's low catch total makes him a bit of a boom-or-bust play, but it's the playoffs. Gotta take shots to make shots.

Other wide receivers to target: Zach Pascal (IND), Darius Slayton (NYG), Justin Watson (TB)

TIGHT END

David Njoku, Cleveland Browns (37 percent owned): Njoku caught just one pass for four yards in his first game since Week 2, but has a dream matchup against an Arizona Cardinals defense that's given up the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season. He's a high-risk breakout candidate.

Other tight ends to target: Gerald Everett (LAR), Darren Fells (HOU)

DEFENSE

Kansas City Chiefs (32 percent owned): Is the Chiefs defense ... good? Kansas City has held each of its last opponents (including the New England Patriots) to 16 points or fewer. The Denver Broncos are riding high after upsetting the Texans, but we're sensing a turnover-filled letdown game in KC.

Other defenses to target: Oakland (vs. JAX), Seattle (at CAR)

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