Fantasy Football: Top 30 Running Backs for 2015

No position in fantasy football is as valuable or as volatile as running back.It's hard to contend for a title without a top-10 guy, but landing one of those elite backs can be an exercise in futility.To put it mildly: the position is unstable.Let's take a look at 2014's preseason top 10 running back rankings from Rotoworld's Evan Silva, one of the most respected and well-researched...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers have their own version of “Beast Mode”

Beast Mode. The name given to Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch for his bruising style and highlight-reel plays. Plays where he breaks tackle after tackle, making it look as if he were a man carrying the ball among boys. Lynch had 59 broken tackles in 2013 and 88 in 2014, finishing first in the NFL both years for that stat. And while the punishing veteran back put up the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why Russell Wilson could win the NFL’s MVP award this year

Since you’re a discerning NFL fan, you already know that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is one of the best players in the league. Let the average dullard talk about his having Marshawn Lynch and an amazing defense to help him out. You know that Wilson is accurate as a passer, nearly impossible to tackle in the open field, and comes through in the clutch when it matters...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten players who could benefit due to PAT rule change

The NFL owners voted to approve a rule that will allow teams to either attempt an extra point from the 15-yard line or go for the two-point conversion from the two. While nothing major will change due to the new rule, it could spark some teams to go for two more frequently in an attempt to add that extra point. Here are 10 players who could benefit from the change. Jimmy Graham...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Setback: St. Louis Rams lose right tackle Joe Barksdale to free agency

In this year’s NFL Draft the St. Louis Rams went out of their way to add depth at the tackle position. They drafted three of them and supposedly almost took La’el Collins too before chickening out at the last minute. It’s a good thing they were so diligent at OT because now they’ve suffered a serious setback at the position. According to a report by Rand Getlin at Yahoo Sports...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Experts rank Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch among the top ten players in the NFL

He’s not a hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector, a Dark Knight. Not only is Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch one of the most famous athletes on the planet, but he’s officially one of the NFL’s elite players. Today the experts at Pro Football Focus came out with their rankings of the top ten players in the league, and Mr. Lynch came in at number eight...
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Seahawks DT Jesse Williams to undergo kidney surgery

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams will undergo kidney surgery following a diagnosis of papillary type 2 cancer. “Although disappointing, I am a fighter and will handle this,” said Williams. “I am going to focus on my health and fighting this battle with a return to football as my ultimate goal. Thank you for your thoughts and support. Go Hawks!” Williams...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch Pretty Relaxed At Bay To Breakers

  The Bay To Breakers was held Sunday in San Francisco and that means all sorts of craziness. Cops had to arrest people for all sorts of things like public drunkenness, fighting, resisting arrest, etc. And yet there was Super Bowl winner Marshawn Lynch just chillin’ on his phone without a care in the world or an entourage. Just Marshawn out enjoying the 104th annual Bay...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans State of the Roster: Running Back

Houston Texans State of the Roster:Wide ReceiverQuarterbackTight EndThe NFL may now be a passing league, but there is often nothing more valuable than a dominant running attack. Converting on third-and-short, barreling into the end zone, taking the pressure off the quarterback, setting up play-action, and sometimes making a crowd-igniting play are all what the league’s best backs...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll: Bruce Irvin ‘didn’t say’ he would play in Atlanta next year

Last week, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin told that he’s “going to be in Atlanta next season” and that the city is “where I want to be.” But Seahawks coach Pete Carroll denies that Irvin is wanting to join Atlanta in 2016. “I’m really glad you asked me that, because he didn’t say that,” Carroll said, per the Associated Press. ...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Playing True or False for the Oakland Raiders

  This will be the first of a two-part series in which I address bold predictions for the Oakland Raiders 2015 season.  Today the focus will be on the offense.  After adding weapons for Derek Carr in the first three rounds and drafting offensive players with three of their first four picks, the offense is looking up. The draft was just the cherry on top of the offseason after...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks: RB Robert Turbin Undergoes Hip Surgery, Should Return Before Season Starts

Depth in the Seattle Seahawk backfield took a hit as the primary backup running back to Marshawn Lynch has undergone hip surgery. Although the surgery is not expected to impact his return by the regular season, the exact length of his return to the gridiron will potentially give opportunities to some of the young up-and-coming running backs on the depth chart. Who are the options...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Baldwin Claims Jimmy Graham Will Make Marshawn Lynch More “Devastating”

The Seattle Seahawks gained a major asset over the free agency period when they traded for tight end Jimmy Graham. As a huge red-zone target for Russell Wilson, Graham will help Seattle improve a great deal in that area of the field. Hardly able to contain his excitement, wide receiver Doug Baldwin seems to think Graham will work wonders this season (via ESPN 710). “He can be...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch Led the League in Broken Tackles-- Again

Marshawn Lynch is a pretty fast dude, but he is not a speed demon. That's not how he makes his money. No--Marshawn is known more for being the kind of guy that powers through defenders that are foolish enough to try and tackle him--hence, the name Beast Mode.As it turns out there is a good reason why the name belongs to him and not anyone else. People refer to other running backs...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Which St. Louis Rams rookie are you most excited about?

Which rookie are you most excited about? – Mason, Phoenix The Rams’ rookies reported to “minicamp,” or “orientation” as head coach Jeff Fisher likes to call it, last Friday. Among that group, there isn’t just one rookie I’m excited about – there are a few. Let me begin with the cookie cutter answer. Most notably, and most obviously, running back Todd Gurley. I...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Packers’ defensive “toughness” be questioned again in 2015?

Remember these types of columns and blog posts following recent Packers playoff exits? If you’re too lazy to click the link, the column calls the Packers “too soft to join the NFL’s elite.” Defensive issues, particularly in the area of “toughness,” have plagued the Packers since winning the Super Bowl four seasons ago. With the exception of some early-season run defense...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: The Marshawn Lynch Beast Mode Baseball Jersey Coming Soon!

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has his own clothing line based off of his nickname and some of the catch phrases he has used over the years. The prices are not too different than what you would pay for official NFL merchandise. Right now he has t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats up for sale, but it appears that he will soon be offering a "Beast Mode" baseball jersey.Lynch...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Jones is the next Marshawn Lynch?

Matt Jones, the third-round pick of the Washington Redskins in this year’s draft, is already getting some very high praise from his general manager. An article by Chris Wesseling reports that the Redskins GM is comparing Jones to All-Pro running back Marshawn Lynch. Scott McCloughan stated Jones drew comparisons to Lynch, “from the standpoint that he’s north-south,...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Seahawks Offense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that into...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Murphy Is The Final Seahawks 2015 Pick

With the draft drawing to a close the Seahawks finalised their selections with Ryan Murphy, a defensive back from Oregon State. Murphy, listed as just under 6'1 by the Seahawks ran a 4.48 40 at his pro day and comes in as someone who could be another CB/S convert or hybrid with similar measurements to last year's CB/S project pick Eric Pinkins. Murphy is a cousin of Marshawn Lynch...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks draft DE Frank Clark with No. 63 pick

Seattle Seahawks selected Michigan defensive end Frank Clark with the No. 63 pick in the NFL draft on Friday. In 2014, Clark finished second on the team with 13.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. But he was dismissed from the team in November after an arrest on domestic violence charges. “I don’t think he gets past the 4th round at the latest. Our team felt like he gave...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: 5 Best 1st-Round Picks of the Past Decade (Selections 20-11)

Part eight of nine in a series dedicated to ranking the best players of the past decade highlights those picked in the middle-third of the first round. The bottom-third showcased plenty of talent and production, but picks 20 through 11 is the crème de la crème in terms of this series. Of the five, it’s not out of the realm of possibility to one day see four of these players inducted...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Internet went crazy for Marshawn Lynch's birthday

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch turned 29 on Wednesday and the Internet did not disappoint.  Check out some gift ideas that fans would like to give Marshawn:  (h/t USA Today Sports)
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson: ‘I didn’t say I was going to leave the NFL’

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said Wednesday that he still loves baseball, but has no plans to leave football. “I didn’t say I was going to leave the NFL,” Wilson said on The Herd. “I love playing the game of football, to be one of 32 men [starting NFL quarterbacks] in the world who get to do what I do. It’s a special thing...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaguars have no interest in trading for Adrian Peterson

The Jacksonville Jaguars have made it clear – they do not want any part of a discussion that involves Adrian Peterson. After rumors of potentially being one of a handful of teams that could want the services of the talented by controversial running back, team officials have finally stated that they do not want the All-Pro as a member of the team in 2015 and are not looking to...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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