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“Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” – Confucius. You weren’t expecting to read Confucius in this article, were you? This quote serves not only to increase my perceived smarts, but also to be a message and valued piece of advice for every fantasy football manager. Meticulously preparing for a fantasy draft significantly increases your chances of winning a league. Take that, ancient philosophy.While preparing for upcoming fantasy draft(s), prepare on two different levels. First, plan your general strategy: which positions to draft first, how many players at each position, hierarchy of position importance, etc. This article series will not cover general drafting strategies because other Football Nation writers have already given extensive advice on the subject.Rather, the Fantasy Football Draft Decisions series will help discern players in the same tier of fantasy football rankings.This second level of draft day prepara...
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Heading into the final year on his contract, Terrence Cody wants the Baltimore Ravens to know that he is not rolling over.
The fourth year defensive tackle saw a significant drop in production in 2012 from the year before.
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The Seattle Seahawks activated running back Robert Turbin from the physically unable to perform list after passing his physical today.
RB Robert Turbin has passed his physical and will take part this afternoon's walk through. #Seahawks
— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) August 4, 2013
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Percy Harvin is as dynamic of a playmaker as there is in the NFL. But while he was expected to contribute to a decent chunk of the Seattle Seahawks’ passing offense this year, the Seahawks will have numerous options to replace Harvin’s production.
“We have a lot of playmakers,” says Golden Tate, one of the players who should see an increased workload in Harvin’s absence...
Baltimore tight end Ed Dickson has a slight tear in his hamstring and will be sidelined for at least a week.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Dickson is expected back by the first week of the regular season.
The Ravens are already thin at the tight end position after losing Dennis Pitta to a season-ending hip injury earlier in training camp.
Dickson had just 21 catches...
It’s not a season-ending injury like the one starter Dennis
Pitta suffered, but the Baltimore Ravens will be without tight end Ed Dickson
for a couple of weeks as he recovers from a slightly torn hamstring, the team
TE Ed Dickson has a slight hamstring tear and will be out a couple of weeks.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 5, 2013
Following the news of the...
Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie knows he’s a big dude, and is tired of people talking about it.
McKinnie wasn’t allowed to practice when training camp began because the team thought he was too heavy, and according to the Baltimore Sun, McKinnie thinks too much attention is paid to his weight.
“I don’t know why this weight thing is following me back every year,”...
Jonathan Ogden's grandma told him every time she saw him when he was a little boy: "You are S-p-e-c-i-a-l..."
Boy was she right.
The dominant 6-8, 345 pound left tackle delivered an introspective speech during his enshrinement to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“I’ve never really thought my story was that interesting,” Ogden said near the start of...
The Baltimore Ravens have already lost starting tight end
Dennis Pitta for the season, meaning they’ll have to depend that much more on
former backup Ed Dickson. Now the team may have to look at another option, at
least temporarily, as Dickson exited yesterday’s practice with a hamstring
injury, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh downplayed...
Ravens tight end Visanthe Shiancoe has been practicing with the first team just a week after signing with the team.Fantasy Spin:Ed Dickson will start and be the tight end to have on your roster, but the Ravens have used multiple tight ends over the past seasons and Shiancoe could get a decent portion of the workload.
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Maybe the Seattle Seahawks shouldn’t have released Leon Washington… It’s starting to look that way following the news that Percy Harvin will be out for – at the very least – twelve weeks of action in the upcoming season. Just our luck, huh.
Going forward the Seahawks have yet to name his replacement in the return game.
That’s not to say they...
BALTIMORE — Art Donovan, the lineman whose hilarious stories about his football career enabled him to maintain his popularity long after his election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Sunday night. He was 89.
Donovan died at 7:20 p.m. at Stella Maris Hospice in Baltimore, according to Kevin Byrne, senior vice president of public and community relations for the Baltimore...
The fans of the Baltimore Ravens got screwed and won’t see their city host the NFL season opener. The NFL tried to throw them a bone though as the “NFL Kickoff 2013 Presented by Pepsi” concert will still be hosted in the Inner Harbor. Keith Urban will be performing from a floating stage starting at 7:30 pm and leading all the way up to kickoff. Floating stage? Pretty cool...
Doing a standard draft vs doing a PPR draft are very different in my opinion. Yes, the first round will probably go the same, but there are certain players that find themselves with more value in PPR leagues. Here are some players that will have much better value because of their ability to catch the ball and because of that, they need to be addressed appropriately.