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Daily Fantasy Golf: The Doral Preview

Welcome all you hackers, mediocre, and scratch golfers out there.   FFChamps is happy to announce its newest addition to the family, FFChamps Golf.  Our venture into the daily fantasy golf world is a new stepping stone and the first spin off of fantasy football for us, and although we are confident in our advice and picks, how we get that information out to you will be a work...
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Eagles trade away McCoy in Chip Kelly's first big move of 2015

The Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills agreed to a blockbuster deal on Tuesday when they negotiated a trade to swap running back LeSean McCoy for linebacker Kiko Alonso. The move comes as a shock to the football community as McCoy is coming off 2,926 rushing yards combined from the past two seasons and seemed like a centerpiece in head coach Chip Kelly’s offense. On the other...
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2015 NFL Draft: Buccaneers and Titans Pick?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, by virtue of an abysmal 2-14 record, hold the first overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. No one knows what the Buccaneers will do. They might try to trade the selection to get more picks, but, with a potential trade involving the Philadelphia Eagles on hold, that might be all but impossible. The stench of the Washington Redskins’ debacle with the St...
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Texas A&M Football: The New and Improved Va Tech

Pre-1999, UVA was the football powerhouse in Virginia, with Va Tech as the “other” school.  Aaron Brooks, Thomas Jones, and just about every other legitimate talent went to UVA.  In fact, some Vick guy committed to Tech because his fellow district rival, Virginia Mr. Football and Basketball, Ronald Curry initially committed to UVA.  Then the unfortunate injury happened. ...
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2015 NFL Draft: Top 7 Tight End Prospects

The tight end is en vogue again in the NFL. After a few years where the passing game was strictly for wide puts and running backs out of the backfield, the tight end may be he most important positon on the field next to the quarterback.No, this is not an exaggeration.The tight end class in the 2015 Draft is solid, but not stellar. There appears to be one sure-fire talent in Maxx...
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2015 Free Agency: Which Players Will Fall Short?

 Free agency is one of the most exciting times for football fans.  Teams looking for quick fixes shell out money to some of the top players in all of the games.   While a quick fix is usually the intent of teams, many times players seem to lose motivation after receiving their big paydays.  This can set a franchise back for years as the money they wasted on a bust free agent...
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Patriot Priorities For 2015: Defensive Backs

The New England Patriots just did what nobody thought they could do- they won the Super Bowl (their fourth) against the toughest defense in football, as if by a miracle in the waning moments.With 2014 a fresh memory in our minds, we look to 2015 with eager anticipation as the draft and free agency become hot topics and loom just moments away. The opinions are many and fierce as pundits...
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NFL Draft Rewind: Ranking The Worst No. 5 Picks In Draft History

For every player named Deion Sanders, Junior Seau and LaDanian Tomlinson, there are plenty of “stars” on the college level who fall short of expectations in the NFL.This is a look at the 10 players who were chosen with the fifth pick in the NFL Draft who were expected to be as elite as the players mentioned before, but for one reason or another, they fell short, or just fell...
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2015 NFL Free Agency: 5 Homes For 5 Quarterbacks

The domino effect Josh McCown had on the NFL by signing with the Cleveland Browns may be more significant than the average NFL fan thinks. Now that the Browns have traded for a potential starter for their offense, the state of Brian Hoyer remaining in Ohio and the future of Johnny Manziel is very much in doubt at the moment. The 35-year-old former Buccaneers starter may only be a...
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Top 10 Most Improved NFL Players from 2014

The 2014 NFL season saw its fair share of standout rookies, but it also witnessed some major improvements from players already in the league.Last season, 20 players made their first Pro Bowl, including three rookies. For some of those first-time Pro Bowlers such as Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons, Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell...
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2015 NFL Draft: 5 Prospects With Character Concerns

Welcome to the 2015 NFL draft.  It is the beginning of the "new"  NFL.  No longer will "they" allow character issues to be trumphed by talent. So the old adage "boys will boys" need not ever be whispered, right? The question remains, what will count as "character concerns"?  We are still talking about boys playing men.  We are still in the social media age where hiding is...
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2015 NFL Draft: Top 10 Cornerback Prospects

The underwear Olympics are over.  And now the players will have to go through their Pro-Day.  And then the anxious wait for the 2015 NFL Draft. Thankfully cornerbacks are bringing sexy back.   Unfortunately, safeties are trying to take it away.  The cornerback class is deep.  Safeties are shallow. But this is about the cornerback prospects that you should wish your team targets...
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What Was So Important About A Blocked Punt?

It was the third week of the 2006 NFL regular season. The New Orleans Saints were awarded a home game on the 2006 Monday Night Football lineup. They went up against their division rival the Atlanta Falcons who were then led by explosive quarterback Michael Vick. This was the Saints first home game in almost two seasons due to the fact that their home was damaged by Hurricane Katrina...
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2015 NFL Mock Draft: The Post Combine Edition

After watching film, seeing the players, run, jump and perform for scouts and the media, here is my second mock draft.TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS - JAMEIS WINSTON, QUARTERBACK, FLORIDA STATEAll Winston did was go out and prove that he was the best prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft. While some still question his decision making off the field, what he does on the field is what put him in this...
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Texas A&M Recruiting: Was Aggies' 2010 OL Class the Best Ever?

The Texas A&M football coaches signed six offensive linemen in their 2010 recruiting class. Those six linemen would develop into the greatest offensive line class ever recruited. Recruiting is an inexact science. College coaches know that if they can hit on half of the recruits that they sign in any one class, that class will be considered a success. All six of the linemen...
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The 5 Worst Super Bowl Winning Teams Of All Time

50 years of Super Bowls"The Worst of the Best"Top 5 Countdown               #5-1968 New York "football" Jets- In order to upset NFL purists who begin the Super Bowl era after the 1970 merger and to delight the conspiracy theorists, this countdown starts with Joe Namath's '68 Jets squad.  This Super Bowl is remembered for Joe's infamous guarantee of winning the big game...
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New York Giants: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

Ron Dayne is the true definition of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of the football world. The years leading up to his NFL career in no way define the time spent taking money from the New York Giants.There is no doubt that Ron Dayne was a decorated college athlete winning multiple awards his senior season, including the Heisman Trophy and Big Ten Player of the Year. Regrettably, the Giants...
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Kansas City Chiefs: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

It is still considered the greatest quarterback class ever in one round of the NFL Draft. Six quarterbacks, all with differing degrees of success and failures. It started with John Elway, who won two Super Bowl titles in his tenure in Denver and ended with Dan Marino, who got to a Super Bowl, re-wrote the NFL record books and never won a title with the Miami Dolphins.Somewhere in...
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Detroit Lions: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

Where do you start when trying to define the worst draft pick in Detroit Lions history? Three quarterbacks have come and gone with Chuck Long, Andre Ware and Joey Harrington – all three expected to take the keys to the offense and drive it toward a championship.Maybe it was the Matt Millen era, which fans of football in general refer to as the worst in the modern era as a general...
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2015 Post-Combine Mock Draft: Four Edge Rushers Go In The Top Ten

Tampa Bay Buccaneers1              Jameis Winston - QB   Florida StateAfter a strong performance at the combine, Jameis Winston has pretty much secured the first selection of the draft, assuming the Buccaneers go quarterback. They could go Leonard Williams to put next to Gerald McCoy or possibly pick Dante Fowler to shore up their edge rush, but Winston is the most...
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NFL Draft Rewind: Ranking The Best No. 1 Picks In Draft History

The Tampa Bya Bucanneers hope to find a franchise altering player when they make the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Various teams before them have been tasked with making the right choice at No. 1. Some of those teams, such as the Oakland Raiders when they selected JaMarcus Russell in 2007 or the Cincinnati Bengals when they took running back Ki-Jana Carter in 1995. Others have...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Team Purges Roster Before Free Agency

The Atlanta Falcons are trimming their roster, trying to create cap space for free agency. The team has released starting running back Steven Jackson as well as wide receiver Harry Douglas and guard Justin Blalock.Jackson, 6-2, 240 pounds, was originally selected by the St. Louis Rams in the first round (24th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Oregon State. He was signed by the...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Five Players The Team Must Sign

I hate to be the buzzkill when it comes to NFL free agency, but Jaguars fans are going to be disappointed once the market opens March 10 at 4 p.m.I hope I am wrong, but it would seem that the “greatest free agency year” in some time is starting to thin out. The players who were released this past week got the boot so most teams could re-sign their own players or make a run at...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football: Does Denver really need Julius Thomas back?

 It seems like the season just ended and next year is right around the corner. Before you know it we will be seeing rookies drafted to their new NFL homes and drooling over who we think will be this year's Odell Beckham Jr and Jeremy Hill. Not long after that we will be mock drafting, not because our real drafts end up anything like them, but because it's just fantasy football season...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Top 10 Sixth Round PIcks In History

There is only one HOFer to have come out of the sixth round of the NFL draft. That's far less than even the seventh round. Let's just say that he heads this list. His name is Jack Christiansen from 1951. He played for the Detroit Lions for eight seasons and won three championships with them and earned five Pro-Bowl nods. Jack collected 46 INTs, three of them pick-sixes.And here is...
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