Run the ball, stupid

If you haven’t heard the news by now, the NFL is becoming a pass-happy league. Every year quarterbacks are getting paid more and more as teams put more emphasis on passing and less on running the ball. Last season represented a sea-change in philosophy across the league. The game is changing and the numbers don’t lie. Of the top ten scoring teams in NFL history, seven have come...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Do You Love The NFL Tournament? Sweet 16

Apologies for being a day late, but the NCAA Final Four and Championship Game takes place this weekend, so Football Nation is whittling down its "Why Do You Love the NFL Tournament". The tournament moves into the sweet sixteen and all the matchups are listed below in this article. Please vote quickly and get your friends to vote quickly, so the tournament can move into...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Do You Love the NFL Tournament? Second Round, Region 1 and 2

Football Nation continues its "Why Do You Love the NFL Tournament" with the second round this week. Yes, it's the second round, not the third! The second round of the tournament is broke down into two articles: this one which includes the second round for regions 1 and 2, and another article, that will be released Wednesday, will feature regions 3 and 4.The article...
Via Football Nation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Five NFL Running Backs On the Rise In 2014

Elite running backs are hard to come by these days; it is even rarer that they would be the team's No. 1 offensive option. Which makes Adrian Peterson's MVP season even more amazing to think of; only three other running backs have won the MVP award since the year 2000.So in this pass-focused league who will be the main guys keeping the ground and pound philosophy alive?Here...
Via Football Nation
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Are you smarter than a football player? Take our test!

According to recent metrics, Seattle is the smartest city in North America. Now here’s your chance to prove it. You may have heard of the NFL’s Wonderlic test, which teams use at the combine to grade the IQ of players they are considering drafting. It consists of 50 questions across several subjects, including math, grammar, and logic. Harvard graduate Pat McInally is the only...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

10 prospects in 2014 that might back up Marshawn Lynch

Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, Marshawn Lynch. These are arguably the best running backs in the NFL today and the Seattle Seahawks can count their lucky charms that they can claim one of them as their own. For three consecutive seasons, Lynch has rushed for over 1,200 yards, picking up at least 63 first downs in the process. He’s also scored a minimum of 10 rushing...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The days of huge contracts for running backs could be numbered

In 2013, just 13 running backs topped 1,000 yards in the NFL. Top tier running backs have always demanded big money for their performances. With so little separating the best in the league from the rest of the pack, should teams be investing big money in running backs? Maurice Jones-Drew will be walking away from the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency, and Chris Johnson is almost...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The days of huge contracts for running backs could be numbered

In 2013, just 13 running backs topped 1,000 yards in the NFL. Top tier running backs have always demanded big money for their performances. With so little separating the best in the league from the rest of the pack, should teams be investing big money in running backs? Maurice Jones-Drew will be walking away from the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency, and Chris Johnson is almost...
Via This Given Sunday
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson Compares Seahawks Defense to “Swarm of Bees”

Adrian Peterson faced the Seahawks defense this year, so it’s safe to say that he has firsthand knowledge of how stifling they are. CBS Sports interviewed Peterson and he compared the Seahawks to “a swarm of angry bees.” When Peterson faced the Seahawks, he was only able to rush for 65 yards and no TDs. His longest run that day was for 13 yards. Needless to say, it was notably...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Super Bowl: Broncos Keys To Victory

We're only a few days out from Super Bowl XLVIII. Time is moving slow as molasses.The Denver Broncos will face off against the Seattle Seahawks. It will be an epic showdown.The #1 offense vs the #1 defense. The unstoppable force vs the immovable object.Since the AFC title game, I've taken advantage of the opportunity to soak in the entire Broncos fanboy experience. All of...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Super Bowl XLVIII: Can Broncos Match Seahawks' Physicality?

I am soaking it all in. The Denver Broncos are going to the Super Bowl. And they'll be in their home orange jerseys. Orange Crush, ya'll.The euphoria is still coursing through my veins and has yet to peak. Hopefully it doesn't peak til the end of the game on February 2nd.Taking a longer look at the excellent match up that these two teams bring head to head, one area of...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sitton’s The Only Snub

It’s understandable why the really good seasons produced by Eddie Lacy, Jordy Nelson, T.J. Lang, Sam Shields and Mason Crosby didn’t get rewarded with an invite to the Pro Bowl. The six running backs chosen ahead of Lacy all have more yards rushing, and other than Adrian Peterson, all play on teams with more wins than Green Bay. It’s hard to make a strong case for Nelson when...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Is It Peyton Manning’s MVP To Lose?

As the NFL season comes to a close, we must award another player Most Valuable Player. The MVP is what defines players like Adrian Peterson who won it last year with his incredible stretch to break the single season rushing record. It’s an award every player works to obtain so they can say “yeah, I was the best player in the league that year”. There are many worthy candidates...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fix: Championship Week 16 Rankings

Championship week is finally here my Fantasy Fixers. Seems like only yesterday we were arguing whether to take Adrian Peterson or Doug Martin No. 1. How'd that work out?  If you made it this far, don't go sitting your studs now to take chances. There's a lot on the line: the trophy, the bragging rights and maybe some enough cash to spend the winter in Rio. Good luck...
Via Patriots Life
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 16 Players to Play/Avoid: Charles in Charge

Sure, you got a few points out of him last week, but if you want to win your league championship game, you need to bench Jamaal Charles. Oh good, you’re still reading. Benching a player just because someone told you it’s the right thing to do is the fantasy football equivalent of jumping off a bridge because your friend told you to.  If you even considered benching Charles after...
Via Razzball Football
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 14 Whiparound

In my Week 13 radio show on 1500 ESPN, I devoted a segment to handcuffs—who they were for each team and why you should own them. Sure enough, Week 1 of the fantasy playoffs showed exactly why they were important.   First, Reggie Bush was declared active in the Great Philly Snowstorm of 2013, then tweaked his calf in warm-ups and didn’t play. Joique Bell then went out and led...
Via Zone Blitz
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 13 Running Back Recommendations

Read today’s Daily Fix to get injury updates from the 49ers, Rams and Jets, while also seeing why Adrian Peterson, Andre Brown and Pierre Thomas are good daily fantasy football plays at DraftKings.   News and Notes Michael Crabtree is expected to make his 2013 season debut Sunday against the Rams, according to ESPN. Crabtree is also expected to be “eased back into the rotation”...
Via The Fantasy Fix
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

The Hot Seat: Last Chance For Romance

One more week… that is all that stands between the fantasy playoffs and us. Many dreams have already been shattered and left out in the cold, while some lucky few have already clinched their ticket to the promised land. But then there are the scores of us who are battling for a spot in the field of contenders. Dissecting every spot in our lineups looking for that slight advantage...
Via TD Fantasy Sports
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson Hurt in Loss

As if playing the Seattle Seahawks daunting defense wasn’t enough, Adrian Peterson admits he was playing with a hurt groin. “Actually, it was bothering me a lot,” Peterson said, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “There were a couple plays in the first half, oh man, I knew if I was able to explode the way I normally do I could have gotten some big chunks, even taken it to the...
Via In The Neutral Zone
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Ponder, Peterson both probable vs. Seattle

Christian Ponder expects to start against Seattle and hopes to reverse his performance from last year, when he said he “sucked.” But the best way to combat a tough Seahawks team is a strong running game, heightening the importance of an ailing Adrian Peterson.
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy: Week 11 locks, sleepers and dream teamers

Week 11 Fantasy Locks The Mission: To be informative, enlightening and 100 percent accurate with the following picks every NFL weekend. The Realistic Goal: To be informative, somewhat enlightening and plausibly correct on 67 percent of the calls. Quarterback: 290 Total Yards andor 3 TD 1. Drew Brees vs. San Francisco 2. Andrew Luck @ Tennessee 3. Peyton Manning vs. Kansas City...
Via Fox Sports South
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Midseason Report Part 6: NFC West

  As our midseason analysis continues, we examine the most competitive division in the NFC and arguably the NFL, the NFC West.  Seattle Seahawks: 9-1, 265 points for, 159 points allowed, +106 point differential With all due respect to the Chiefs and 49ers, the Seahawks get my vote for the NFL's best defense.  Their secondary features physical athletes, with the ability to...
Via CLNS Radio
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Jam it or Cram it Sowing the Seeds of Playoff Love

Amazing, isn’t it, my Razzballers? The Fantasy Football playoffs are on the immediate horizon. Seems like only yesterday we were doing mock drafts and arguing about whether to take Adrian Peterson or Doug Martin with the first pick. Hope you went AP. We were all so young, bright-eyed and hopeful then. Sing it: We are the world, we are the children. Three months later, we are a...
Via Razzball Football
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Start & Sit: Week 10

Each week I will tell you the key players to start and sit for the upcoming week. Now, obviously any genius knows to start Adrian Peterson & Calvin Johnson and to leave Tim Tebow & Mark Sanchez (not that anyone should have Tebow or Sanchez on their team) on the bench. I will mostly go over the players who people are on the fence about starting and advise you on players...
Via TD Fantasy Sports
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Week 10 start ‘em sit ‘em RB

Bye week: Jamaal Charles, Stevan Ridley, Brandon Bolden, Shane Vareen, Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell Start Adrian Peterson against the Redskins. A.P. is coming off of a down-week against the Cowboys, but this is no mean a reflection of how he’ll perform on prime-time against the league’s worst run-stopping defense. Peterson should be good for 100 yards and a score or 2 on Thursday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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