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NFL believes fans aren't educated when it comes to rules

The NFL, after painstakingly studying the grey area known as the catch rule, concluded that there isn’t any room for improvement in the rules themselves and that the lack of understanding comes from just that; the fans lack of understanding for the intricacies of the rule. But do the written rules supersede what the eyes see? That’s what the NFL is trying to tell its fans, and...
Via The Comeback
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Looking at the Packers' deep wide receiver corps

Going into the 2016 NFL Draft and season, the Green Bay Packers are saddled with an issue most teams would consider a blessing. With the impeding return of Jordy Nelson, the Packers are beyond deep at the wide receiver position, meaning they will probably have to decrease the number of talented receivers they currently possess. This will task them with the exciting but crucial duty...
Via isportsweb.com
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Seahawks prove it is better to be lucky than good and rest of the NFC better watch out

MINNEAPOLIS --€“ The third-coldest game in NFL history had just come to a shocking conclusion, and his team had just won, but that did not mean Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka was in a raucous and celebratory mood as he stood shirtless at his locker after Sunday's 10-9 wild-card playoff win.As music blared in the visitors' locker room, as wide receiver Doug Baldwin told...
Via Fox Sports
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Latest from the NFL: Bengals' Dalton on sideline in cast

The latest from NFL games on the 14th Sunday of the regular season (all times EST): 2:20 p.m. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is back on the sideline with his right hand in a black cast. He hurt his thumb while making a tackle on an interception return. It's his first injury since he missed half of the first game in his 2011 rookie season with an injured wrist. The Bengals have...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Latest from the NFL: Rams defense ends team's TD drought

The latest from NFL games on the 14th Sunday of the regular season (all times EST): 2:15 p.m. St. Louis' seven-quarter slump without a touchdown has ended. It just took the defense to do it. Cornerback Trumaine Johnson returned an interception 58 yards for a touchdown, stepping in front of Detroit's Calvin Johnson on a pass thrown by Matthew Stafford. The play gave the Rams a...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football: Week 12 Target Report

The target list is comprised of players with nine or more targets in Week 12. You will notice TTL and AVG, which represents how many total targets (TTL) and the average number of targets (AVG) a player receives each week. I also put a summary on how each player on this target list is performing. At the bottom of each summary, you will notice that I have their individual stats for...
Via The Fantasy Fix
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Players You Should Trade Away Immediately

I hope you guys have been enjoying my articles about buy low players; but now it’s time to get to the other side of the equation, sell high players. For those who do not know, a sell high player is a player who has been on a hot streak, and therefore has extremely high value as trade bait. When it comes to selling high on a player, it is important that you distinguish between players...
Via Football Nation
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Seattle Seahawks Rookie Electric On Kick Return

There are just some players in the National Football League that you just can’t allow to have the football. They’re the guys you scheme for week in and week out. On Tuesday morning, you sit down with your defensive guys and go over it. Don’t let Calvin Johnson beat us. Don’t let Adrian Peterson beat us. Don’t let Odell Beckham Jr beat us. If other players make plays, you’ll...
Via Gamedayr
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

6 Players We Hated In Fantasy Football In Week 1

“If you screw up my team, I’m going to cut your penis into thin slices of salami.” — Ruxin, The League With the return of professional football this past week, meant that general managers all across the world would be yelling at their TV screens with the fate of their fantasy football teams being played out before their eyes. There were people at bars randomly yelling...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Forte's jersey outselling Aaron Rodgers’ in Wisconsin

The Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, and there is the overwhelming possibility that some fans who travel to Chicago will be wearing Matt Forte’s No. 22 jersey. Why might this be? According to a report released by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Forte’s jersey is the top-selling jersey in the state of Wisconsin. And, from this we can conclude that more folks are...
Via Sportsnaut
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Draft Preview – Wide Receiver Tier Rankings

Greetings, and welcome to the third article in our 2015 fantasy football preview series! If you missed part one that covered quarterbacks and also detailed the methodology behind my ranks, check it out here. Part two covered running back tiers and talked a little early-round draft strategy, and can be found here. So with that out of the way, let’s talk some wide receivers! To be...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

FSLR Ultimate Sleeper Bracket, Round 3: David Johnson vs. John Brown

Our FSLR Ultimate Sleeper’s bracket is back for another year, and we’re starting our march to crown a champion – the king of value for 2015 draft season. Check the bracket page for rules, and most importantly for info on the authors who have contributed to this project. As a reader, your job is simple. Vote for the author you think made the most compelling case, and/or for...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

No discussion of Dez Bryant's overturned catch by NFL competition committee at combine

INDIANAPOLIS – The NFL Competition Committee did not address the Calvin Johnson Rule – or perhaps the Dez Bryant Rule – during its annual meetings at the NFL Combine. St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who sits on the committee, was asked about the rule on Friday and said it's an issue that will be discussed later on in the spring. "We didn't get a chance to get into...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 14 Wide Receivers

Welcome to Wide Receiver Wednesday at the Daily Fix! Each Wednesday of the NFL regular season @RyNoonan will provide you with several receiving options that are strong plays that week at DraftKings. Monday through Friday the Fix writers will provide you with a Daily Fix that covers each position, with a weekly roundup on Friday. Not into the ‘Daily‘ thing yet? Let’s talk....
Via The Fantasy Fix
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions' Johnson fastest to 10,000 yards receiving

DETROIT (AP) Calvin Johnson has become the fastest player to 10,000 yards receiving, reaching the mark in his 115th game. The Detroit star surpassed that milestone in the first half Thursday against the Chicago Bears. Torry Holt reached 10,000 yards in 116 games. The 29-year-old Johnson faced questions this week about his pedestrian numbers this season, although he missed a month...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron For Incredible Touchdown Grab

Calvin Johnson engaged Megatron mode with this incredible touchdown catch against the Bears on Thanksgiving.
Via Gamedayr
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 13 Wide Receivers

Welcome to Wide Receiver Wednesday at the Daily Fix! Each Wednesday of the NFL regular season @RyNoonan will provide you with several receiving options that are strong plays that week at DraftKings. Monday through Friday the Fix writers will provide you with a Daily Fix that covers each position, with a weekly roundup on Friday. Not into the ‘Daily‘ thing yet? Let’s talk....
Via The Fantasy Fix
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders are rebuilding at the perfect time to get a good head coach and players they need

The Oakland Raiders seem to be bad at the worst times. When guys like Andrew Luck were available, the Raiders didn’t even have a pick in the first two rounds of the draft. When they hired Dennis Allen, there really were not many other big head coaching names available, and those that were available were not interested in coaching the Raiders. The last time the Raiders did have...
Via cover32 - Raiders
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Fooball: Buy Golden Tate, Sell Cam Newton

Source: Leon Halip/Getty Images North America Buying Golden Tate After two consecutive 100 yard games, some might be tempted to “sell high” on Golden Tate. My advice for owners of Tate, who likely did not have to invest too much to acquire his services, is to hold on to him. And if you are not as fortunate to already own Tate, “buying high” is the move to make at this...
Via The Fantasy Fix
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury Concerns And Where To Turn If They're Out For The Million

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.Kickoff is fast approaching and it's time to finalize your rosters. The chance to win ONE MILLION DOLLARS -  www.FFChamps.com/million...
Via Football Nation
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Fantasy Football Starts Week 2

Week 1 was not kind to a lot of fantasy owners and though it was bizarre, it is indeed only one week. There’s plenty of fantasy football to go and panic shouldn’t set it for at least another few weeks. So with that being said, here are Sports Mockery’s top 10 players for Week 2 at each position.   Quarterbacks Peyton Manning vs. KC – Peyton didn’t disappoint with three...
Via Sports Mockery
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bo Mitchell talks fantasy football, ending breast cancer

Way back in 2006, a young sports reporter walked into the doors of Fanball world headquarters wearing a freshly dry-cleaned suit looking for a full-time gig in fantasy sports. After getting a lot of weird looks from the staff for overdressing, I met with the publisher, Bo Mitchell, who after several bribes finally relented and offered me a job. These days, Bo is vice president of...
Via Zone Blitz
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Projecting the All-NFC North team for 2014

The offseason is essentially complete, as teams wind down between now and the start of training camp, it’s possible to assess what each team has on their roster; things are essentially set, especially in terms of starting lineups. That being the case, it’s also time to start looking at how teams stack up within their division. One of the best ways to do that is to select the...
Via cover32
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears re-sign WR Brandon Marshall

This extension will give Marshall 30 million in new money over 3 years, in addition to the 9.3 million he’s owed this season. A total of 23 million is guaranteed, including this year’s salary, which was already essentially guaranteed because the Bears weren’t going to cut him. This deal essentially adds 13.7 million in new guaranteed money, including a signing bonus and Marshall’s...
Via The Football Fan Spot
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears WR Jeffery replaces injured Megatron in Pro Bowl

Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery is headed to his first Pro Bowl. The NFL announced Thursday that he will replace injured Detroit star Calvin Johnson, a reward for a breakout season in his second year in the league. Jeffery's 1,421 yards receiving this season ranked second in franchise history and his 89 receptions were sixth most. He and Brandon Marshall are the first pair...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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