Found September 10, 2013 on
Every week, NFL fans and analysts dissect and debate the matchups around the league. Team X cannot stop the run, and Team Y has running back A. This team has a bad offensive line, and the team they are playing blitzes a lot.Despite these types of analysis that seem that clockwork before the game, there is always a result that leaves fans scratching their heads.For Week 1, quarterback Terrelle Pryor leading his team with 112 yards rushing, Marshawn Lynch averaging 2.5 yard per attempt and Pittsburgh's revamped offensive line still giving up five sacks in Tennessee were all surprises in Week 1 (Ok, maybe not the Steelers' o-line), but did not make the top five.Here are the five most surprising stat lines from Week 1.*Note: This list is for surprises only, stats such as Anquan Boldin going for 208 receiving yards against a weak Packers secondary is very impressive but not a big surprise.
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Each week, I’ll take a look at some of the top fantasy players that have been struggling lately. I’ll go beyond the numbers to let you know why they are struggling, what they need to improve on and what the chances are your fantasy star picks up his play in the coming weeks.
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Marshawn Lynch, RB Seattle Seahawks...
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Russell Wilson scrambled for his life, Marshawn Lynch could not find running room, and the Seattle defense could not stop Kevin Kolb from scoring the winning touchdown. That was last year. Tarvaris Jackson was battered with five sacks, Lynch could not find running room, and the Seattle special teams gave up two kick returns...
How did your first week go? Marshawn Lynch, Roddy White and Kyle Rudolphs killed me! I had Matthew Stafford and Anquan Boldin...could have had a huge week. Instead I ended upwith 83 points.ESPN has come out with a new fantasy football challenge and we are hoping you will join our group in its first season! It's one and done survival mode, so build your roster wisely!Obviously...
It might not seem like a 5 point win over the Panthers is that impressive, but if the Panthers are as good as I think they are, it is, especially in Carolina at 1 PM ET. The Seahawks have a very easy home schedule this year (San Francisco this week is their only home test) and they could easily go 8-0 at home again. That’s 9 wins right there. All they would have to do is go 3-4...