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NFL Week 5: Lock, Upset, and Wild Card Pick of the Week

Here are my Lock, Upset, and Wild Card(What Am I Thinking?) pick of the week. Last week was not to shabby for me. Going 2-1 last week, I am sitting at a cool 4-5 for my weekly picks.  The Chargers rolled the Jaguars, the Bears failed to upset the Packers, but the Cowboys did route the struggling Saints in Jerry’s World. This is the week, I get back to .500 on the season. Lets...
Via Sports Mockery
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

All Kam Chancellor needed to get right was a new pair of shoes

There were many reasons why the Seattle Seahawks lost a couple of weeks ago on the road against San Diego. They were unaccustomed to playing in that kind of heat, Philip Rivers executed a brilliant game plan, and tight end Antonio Gates was uncoverable. That last one more than anything is the primary reason why Seattle ultimately lost. Gates caught all seven of his targets, three...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Player A vs. Player B: Filling That Final Fantasy Football Roster Spot

Do you play Fantasy Football? If the answer is yes, this week is the most exciting opportunity in the history of the game. Win a MILLION DOLLARS playing Fantasy Football this week only! Go to www.FFChamps.com/million and get in on the action. Your roster is almost set, you feel like you have a solid team that can make some noise. If only you could decide on that final spot.....
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Another Quiet Game For Antonio Gates

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates had a quiet day against Jacksonville, catching just three balls for 30 yards.Fantasy Spin:Philip Rivers looked to Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal for most of the day. Gates is still getting over a hamstring issue so this wasn't the worst thing that could happen ... well except to fantasy owners who never want a guy to take it easy when he's in the lineup.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football Podcast: Week 4 DraftKings Strategy

Antonio Gates and Philip RiversSource: Donald Miralle/Getty Images North America Below is a podcast with me discussing daily fantasy strategy for DraftKings in Week 4. It’s only about 15 minutes long. I discuss the best plays at each position as well as my general method for researching daily fantasy and making selections. My Excel sheet with projections and the cost per projected...
Via The Fantasy Fix
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 4 Tight Ends

It is on to Week 4 of Daily Fantasy Football at DraftKings. I’m back again this week to offer my picks for the Tight End position at DraftKings. We had a couple of big injuries in Week 3 as Dennis Pitta is now lost for the season and Kyle Rudolph is gone for a month and a half. However, there is still plenty to choose from for the Week 4 DFS slate. This is a great week to check...
Via The Fantasy Fix
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Week 3 Injury Updates: Vernon Davis, Antonio Gates, Jordan Cameron, Rob Gronkowski

San Francisco and Cleveland may both be without their starting tight ends for Week 3. Are there any other big targets who may not play today? ...
Via Athlon Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predictions for BUF VS. SD by @2ITB_Buffalo, @bleez17, @mmigliore and a cast of 1000s

Chris @2ITB_Buffalo- Certainly a tougher matchup than last week. How they handle Gates may be the sole determining factor in this one. However, I see a number of other weapons – namely Keenan Allen, Malcom Flyod and Danny Woohead – as potential threats on the offensive side of the ball. I think the Bills will live and die with the play of their linebackers and safeties and how...
Via Buffalo Wins
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Up To Buffalo

You knew I’d have to make some sort of Truckin’ reference. My flight for Buffalo leaves in a few hours, so I don’t have as much time as I’d like to talk about last week or look towards Sunday. As for the Seattle game, there wasn’t much to complain about. Sure, the defense gave up two long drives without much of a fight when a stop would have put the game out of reach sooner...
Via Justice is Coming
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Gates still a slam dunk for Chargers at age 34

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Go ahead and question Antonio Gates because he's 34. Feel free to wonder whether he's lost a step. And then sit back and watch a performance like last Sunday's, when Gates caught three touchdown passes from Philip Rivers to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 30-21 upset of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Gates' first touchdown was an over...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: The San Diego Chargers with @Lucab12 from Justice is Coming

Big game coming up this week for the Bills. I think someone had on Twitter that since 1990, 75% of teams who go 3-0 make the playoffs. Of course, two of those teams that didn’t make the playoffs were the 2008 and 2011 Buffalo Bills. NFL betting strategy would say to bet on the Bills because of the Chargers being around .500 when it comes to going cross country. Anyways, we got...
Via Buffalo Wins
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Week 3: Five upsets that could happen

Only two weeks in and this NFL season is already upside down. The Buffalo Bills are 2-0. The New Orleans Saints are 0-2 with a loss to Cleveland. Last season’s playoff teams have started 2014 with a combined 13-11 record, while the last-place teams from each division last season are a combined 8-8 thus far. It has been a difficult task to tell the good from the bad. Week 3 promises...
Via Football Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Gates still a slam dunk for Chargers at age 34

SAN DIEGO (AP) Go ahead and question Antonio Gates because he's 34. Feel free to wonder whether he's lost a step. And then sit back and watch a performance like last Sunday's, when Gates caught three touchdown passes from Philip Rivers to lead the Chargers to a 30-21 upset of the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Gates' first TD was an over-the-shoulder...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin fined for boneheaded late hit on Philip Rivers

There were plenty of plays in the Seattle Seahawks’ loss to the Chargers on Sunday that Seahawks fans would like to forget. All three of Antonio Gates touchdown catches, the big sacks on Russell Wilson, and so on. The most aggravating of all though may have been the late hit that linebacker Bruce Irvin put on Philip Rivers after he was already out of bounds. Getting flagged for...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sit ‘Em, Start ‘Em – Week Three

Sit ‘Em, Start ‘Em – Week Three Start Em Kirk Cousins – Those in deeper formats or two QB leagues may want to take a look at Kirk Cousins this week versus the Philadelphia Eagles in what should quickly morph into a shootout. We currently have Cousins ranked as our number 21 QB for week three as he looked like a solid fit for Jay Gruden’s system in week two. Cousins should...
Via Win My Fantasy League
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Film Room: The Chargers’ blueprint for beating Richard Sherman

Week 1 against the Packers, Richard Sherman pitched a cornerback’s shutout: not only did he give up zero yards on zero catches, but he received zero targets as well. Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Packers basically conceded wide receiver Jarrett Boykin as a sacrifice, lining him up on Sherman’s customary side of the field (the offense’s right/defense’s left) on every play...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Darren Sproles and Antonio Gates Earn Players of the Week

It’s been since 2010 that now Philadelphia Eagles’ Darren Sproles shared the same playing field as San Diego Chargers’ tight end Antonio Gates. However they now share one thing. Sproles was named NFC Player of the Week, while Gates earned the AFC honors after a dominating performance against the Seattle Seahawks. At 31 years old, Sproles showed his new Eagles’ team what...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

After big Week 2, San Diego Chargers’ Philip Rivers moves up in QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Chargers
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Round Podcast: Chargers travel east coming off huge win over Seattle

Our guys, @GarrettSisti and @HoyleSports, recap the big win over the defending Super Bowl champs and begin talking about the trip to face the 2-0 Buffalo Bills on the third episode of the Lightning Round Podcast. These guys really care about what you have to say and want to make the podcast as interactive as possible. Feel free to provide comments below. You can download the podcast...
Via cover32 - Chargers
14 days ago  |  Discuss

TMFO Week 2: Bursting Out of the Gates

Who dat? Certainly not a Saints fan. No, it’s just me: fantasy football enthusiast and an all-around nice guy coming back for another year of Tuesday Morning Fantasy Owner. I know, you’re thinking, “But it’s Wednesday and you’re a week late!” Stop crying, I am having a fantasy hangover. I’ve had my egg shake, though, and I am ready to peruse the waiver with Eye of the...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Seahawks did not lose on Sunday, the San Diego Chargers won

It was a crazy weekend for the NFL both on the field and off. The San Diego Chargers and Seattle Seahawks game was no exception. After soundly dominating the Green Bay Packers at home no one expected them to go to San Diego and lose, not even the San Diego fans. Philip Rivers had a remarkable game and stayed cool under pressure even with the on field temperatures reaching 120º+...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers’ Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates awarded Week 2 biggest hero honors

Some teams are off to a fast start, others are stumbling out of the gates, and a majority are languishing somewhere in the middle. That’s the NFL landscape after two games. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell into each...
Via cover32 - Chargers
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Road Worriers – The Seattle Seahawks Have Yet To Master Away Games

Well that was a bit of a head scratcher. The defending world champion Seattle Seahawks sourly dropped a lop-sided road game in San Diego on Sunday to the tune of 30 – 21. Coming off of their season-opening thrashing of the Green Bay Packers, Seattle took their talents on the road to southern California and shriveled like raisins in the heat. What gives? For starters, the Seahawks...
Via Oregon Sports News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Takeaways from Week 2

This weekend was my Waterloo. Following a two-year reign atop the NFL prediction world, my empire came crumbling down. Heading into tonight’s Philadelphia-Indianapolis match-up, I own a Week 2 record of…sigh…5-10. I know there's really nobody to blame for this but myself, well, I don't know, maybe the Bills, the Niners, or Mr. T or, or the Jets... Forgive me, then,...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Gates' 3 TD catches carry Bolts to 30-21 upset

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Antonio Gates hears the talk every offseason, that he's lost a step and isn't effective anymore. He just shrugs it off. It was vintage Gates on display Sunday, when the star tight end caught three touchdown passes from Philip Rivers to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 30-21 victory against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. The 34-year-old...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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