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Fantasy football 2019: Printable cheat sheets for Top 200, rankings by position

Fantasy football 2019: Printable cheat sheets for Top 200, rankings by position

Behold, the one true equalizer in fantasy football drafts: The cheat sheet.

Whether you're a novice trying to figure out who the heck to draft or an expert looking for more data, cheat sheets are great reference materials to have on draft day.

The Top 200, a straightforward list of the projected best overall players in fantasy, is a useful tool to decide which positions you should draft in which round.

From there, you can use the positional rankings to get a sense of who's in your draft range and who still might be available in the later rounds.

Below are links to PDFs of NBC Sports Boston's Top 200 and Positional Rankings cheat sheets, which can be downloaded and printed out at your leisure. Happy drafting!

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Fantasy football Week 3 waiver wire: QBs to add after Roethlisberger, Brees injuries

Fantasy football Week 3 waiver wire: QBs to add after Roethlisberger, Brees injuries

Quarterback is arguably the deepest position in fantasy football.

And that depth is about to be seriously tested.

Monday brought a double dose of rough news on the QB injury front: The New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees reportedly is out at least six weeks, while Pittsburgh Steelers signal-caller Ben Roethlisberger is done for the season.

If you're reading this, we're guessing you're among the unlucky bunch that owns either Brees or Roethlisberger in one of your leagues. But we have good news: There's plenty of help on the waiver wire, where three players owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo! leagues finished in the top 10 in fantasy scoring for Week 2.

Here are the top five quarterbacks to target on the waiver wire this week:

Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers (owned in 48 percent of Yahoo! leagues): The 49ers offense finally clicked Sunday in Cincinnati, where Garoppolo threw for 297 yards with three touchdown passes and an interception. Next up? A home date with a Steelers defense that's allowed 300-plus passing yards and three touchdowns to both QBs it has faced this season. We like Jimmy G's chances of a repeat performance.

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (40 percent owned): How long until fantasy owners start taking Allen seriously? The second-year scrambler added another rushing touchdown Sunday while ranking as the seventh-best fantasy QB of the week. He's a safe bet to land in the top 10 in Week 3 against the aforementioned Bengals defense, which looks as bad as advertised.

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (35 percent owned): Yes, the Philadelphia Eagles defense intercepted Matt Ryan on Sunday. It's also allowed 700 passing yards and six touchdowns in two games. Stafford is still chucking the ball (75 attempts through two games), making him a high-floor play next Sunday.

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals (19 percent owned): Few names inspire less confidence than Andy Dalton. But guess who's second in the NFL in passing yards behind Patrick Mahomes? Throw your judgment out the window and take a chance on the Red Rifle, who has a tough matchup in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills but gets the Steelers in Week 4.

Teddy Bridgewater, Saints (1 percent owned): This is more of a long-term play, as Bridgewater has a low ceiling in a Week 3 road matchup with the Seahawks. But that's followed by an inticing three-game stretch against the Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars, none of whom boast elite defenses. With the weapons at Bridgewater's disposal, he should at least by a high-end QB2 going forward.

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NFL Rumors: Former Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri considering retirement?

NFL Rumors: Former Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri considering retirement?

It has been a tough start to the season for former New England Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri. The current Indianapolis Colts kicker has been in the league for 24 years and at age 46, he is the oldest active player in the NFL. And so far, he has looked like it.

Through two games this season, Vinatieri has already missed five kicks. He is 1-of-3 on field goal attempts while going a woeful 2-for-5 on extra points. It seems that age simply may have caught up to him and Vinatieri might be realizing that.

After Sunday's game, Vinatieri gave a cryptic message to Stephen Holder of The Athletic on his way out of the stadium.

Monday is usually the off day for NFL players, so Vinatieri wouldn't be seeing media members on Monday unless it was for a special occasion. That seems to indicate that Vinatieri might be calling it quits amid his recent struggles, and he could organize a Monday press conference to announce his potential retirement.

NBC's ProFootballTalk believes that may be the case as well, but that the Colts might try to convince the veteran to stay.

Right now, these are only rumors, so it is important to take them with a grain of salt. But still, it seems possible that Vinatieri is seriously considering retiring.

Vinatieri was one of the greatest kickers in Patriots history, and he hit countless game-winning kicks for the team, including a 41-yarder that sealed their Super Bowl 38 victory over the Carolina Panthers. During his 10-year Patriots career, he converted on nearly 82 percent of his kicks and won three Super Bowl rings. And despite many believing he didn't have a lot of years left in the tank when the Patriots moved on from him, he has kicked for 14 more years since being replaced by Stephen Gostkowski.

We'll soon see if Vinatieri is considering hanging up his cleats but if he does, he certainly won't have anything to be ashamed of. He has converted the most field goals in NFL history (583) and was named a first-team All-Pro three times. He'll be a sure-fire Hall of Famer after he does retire.

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