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Fantasy owners face a big challenge in Week 7 with a whopping six teams on bye (Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Philadelphia and San Diego). This means several owners will be scrambling to the waiver wire, and in most standard 10- or 12-team leagues owners must dig a little deeper than normal. While waiver adds are usually specific to team needs, there are a couple of running backs that in a vacuum have the ability to be significant difference makers the next couple of weeks.
Josh Freeman, TB - It's hard to figure out if Josh Freeman is still developing after passing for 328 yards and three touchdowns against the Chiefs. Freeman benefited from the big play, as three of his passes went for more than 40 yards. He has a solid group of receivers with Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams heading the unit. Playing in a more disciplined system could be just what Freeman needed, and he has a great matchup this week at home against the Saints. New Orleans allows the seco...
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Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson had his best game of the season Sunday against the Patriots, throwing for 293 yards and three touchdowns.Fantasy Spin:Wilson came into Sunday's matchup having thrown five interceptions in his last two games. Sunday he only committed one turnover and that came on a lost fumble. Wilson probably won't be as effective when he faces the 49ers'...
Before the season began this looked like it may be a Thursday night match-up that would go fairly unnoticed. Now, almost to the half-way point of the season, this contest between both 4-2 squads looks like it will have major implications. Implications that go beyond who wins the division and who goes to the playoffs. Rather, a match-up that may determine who the next dominant...
The Thursday Night games have been pretty boring this year, with few reasons to watch other than fantasy and gambling implications. This week might be the exception, as the Seahawks travel to face the 49ers.
Every week I'm profiling one sparsely-owned player from Thursday's game that you can (notice I'm not saying should) pick up and start. Ya know, get your...
We predicted that week six could hold some big surprises, and it certainly did. While Russell Wilson's coming of age performance against the Patriots was one of the biggest, there were plenty of other big showings throughout the weekend that were worth noting.
Did you miss some big performances amidst all the weekend's action?
Two Rookies Take Big Steps
Just a couple...
The Patriots lose a close one out west to the Seahawks. The Jets win a blowout against Indy while Buffalo and Miami each win by three in Week 6.
We wrap up the sixth Sunday of the NFL season by looking at a handful of players who exceeded expectations and a handful who failed to deliver.
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks: It's not as though expectations weren't at a relatively high level for Wilson, who's had a decent start to his career. But few expected him to perform like that against the Patriots...
LAST WEEK: 6-8
SEASON: 55-36 (60%)
The Seahawks are coming off a huge win against the Pats and the 49ers are coming off a really rough loss to the Giants, but San Francisco's defense is just too good to lose to Russell Wilson no matter how good the Seattle defense plays.
Both of these teams were big underdogs in their...
The New England Patriots blew a 13-point fourth quarter lead to lose 24-23 at the Seattle Seahawks. Russell Wilson found Sidney Rice for a 46-yard touchdown with 1:27 left to tie the game at 23. Steven Hauschka's extra point gave Seattle the lead, and after Tom Brady and the Patriots were stopped short on fourth down, the final margin was secure. New England falls to 3-3, while...
The Dallas Cowboys are expecting to be without running back DeMarco Murray for Sunday's game.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says it ''looks obvious'' that Murray won't play at Carolina because of his sprained left foot.
Speaking on his weekly radio show Tuesday on KRLD-FM, the team's flagship station, Jones said the team is encouraged that the sprain wasn...
In the midst of watching his team rally with 14 points in the final 71/2 minutes, Seattle coach Pete Carroll forgot about his history as a one-time coach of the New England Patriots.
He was too busy celebrating Seattle's unlikely comeback and a starring performance by rookie quarterback Russell Wilson.
"That's funny that you even bring that up. I hadn't even thought...
Seattle's surprising win over the New England Patriots left the Seahawks at 4-2 and tied with the 49ers at the top of the suddenly formidable NFC West. Meanwhile, New England, a heavy favorite to win its tenth division title in the last 12 years, finds itself unexpectedly in a four-way tie atop the AFC East. Here's what we learned:1. New England's Secondary Needs...
Seattle Seahawks (4-2) at San Francisco 49ers (4-2) Sunday, 4:25 ET, FOX, Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver Last meeting: The 49ers won, 19-17, at Seattle last Dec. 24 with PK David Akers' fourth field goal of the day being the game-winner with 2:57 remaining. Streaking: San Francisco QB Alex Smith is 7-1 in his past eight starts against NFC West teams. Calling...