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2014 Fantasy Football: Same Faces, New Places Running Backs

It was an active offseason for free agent running backs league-wide. There weren’t many transactions of earth-shattering importance, but a few moves will have noticeable fantasy impacts on the players themselves and the new teammates around them.Toby Gerhart, Jacksonville JaguarsGerhart stepped out from behind Adrian Peterson’s shadow in Minnesota to fill Maurice Jones-Drew...
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2014 Fantasy Football: Best of the 3rd Year Receivers

There are plenty of fantasy football owners who subscribe to the notion that the third year is usually the year that wide receivers break out. Their adjustment period as a rookie is over and if they suffered a sophomore slump, it is behind them.There's a fresh new crop of third-year wideouts who could be poised to reach their fantasy potential this year, and we'll take a...
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Miami Dolphins Look to Improve On and Off the Field

The issues surrounding Dion Jordan and his recent suspension for four game by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy is not the only thing on the minds of Miami Dolphins brass. The team announced, after the end of minicamp, that construction had begun on renovations to improve the stadium and stadium grounds.This according to miamidolphins.com.In a statement...
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Johnathan Cyprien: Taking the Next Step for the Jaguars

Players from Florida International University aren’t supposed to make a splash in the NFL. The small school player moving on to the pro ranks, playing against athletes who are bigger, stronger and faster than the ones seen day in and day out. But there is old theory shared by many scouts and team management when it comes to football players coming out of college – that if a solid...
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2014 Fantasy Football: QB Training Camp Battles

Cleveland Browns:The Cleveland Browns have suffered some major setbacks in the last several years (and I am being gentle here). Former QB Brandon Weeden was supposed to be the answer to the Browns quarterback situation, but numbers don't lie.  In 2013, Weeden completed 55.9 percent of his passes, 23 touchdowns, 26 INTs and has a passer rating of 71.8. Backup QB Brian Hoyer was...
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2014 NFL Rankings: 10 Most Overrated Players In Football

1) Jimmy Graham: Yes, I know. Graham has been one of the most productive players at the tight-end position the last two years and he is a huge part of the Saints passing game. But I personally have watched every snap of Jimmy Graham's career, and if you take a closer look he deserves praise, but not as much as he gets. Definitely not enough to be labeled a receiver as he previously...
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Cincinnati Bengals 2014: 5 Most Pressing Questions Heading Into Training Camp

Numbers never lie. When it comes to the Cincinnati Bengals and the success of the franchise, number prove that this is the best the Bengals have been in a long time. But these numbers we speak of are potentially the most deceptive numbers in NFL history. Marvin Lewis, the mastermind of this “success” story show he is a 90-90-1 coach since being hired. It proves that the Bengals...
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Fantasy Football: Ten Don’t Touch Players For 2014

The title of this article doesn’t tell the whole truth.  Fantasy football is all about “value”.  Any player is draft able at the right spot in a draft, but determining where that spot lies is the hard part.That’s what the attempt is to show in this article; providing the players that I won’t own on any of my team’s this season based on where they are going in drafts...
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How NFL Expansion Will Happen

The (pending) sale of the Clippers should've made Goddell and every owner of an NFL team start salivating. If basketball, infinitely less popular than the NFL, can have a franchise sell for $2 billion, what could an expansion team get?$3 billion.  And that might be low. According to Forbes Magazine from last summer, the average NFL team is worth $1.17 billion with the Dallas...
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2014 Fantasy Football: Three Players To Consider First Overall

The first round in fantasy football drafts is so very crucial. You are unsure of who will fall to you, and how you will deal with the way players are coming off the board. However, all the pressure is on you when you have the first overall pick. You have every player in league to choose from a making a huge mistake at that point will destroy our fantasy hopes in 2014. Here I will...
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St. Louis Rams 2014: 5 Most Pressing Questions For Training Camp

The St. Louis Rams had an excellent draft.  They are flying high during the off-season.  But as we all know, wins and losses and losses don't count until the season start. And lucky for us the season starts, at training camp. Here are the five of the most pressing questions as the Rams head into training camp.5. Will Michael Sam make the team?Sam is a seventh round draft...
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2014 NFL Season: Previewing the Chicago Bears

Draft Picks: CB/S Kyle Fuller, DT Ego Ferguson, DT Will Sutton, RB Ka'Deem Carey, S Brock Vereen, QB David Fales, P Pat O'Donnell, T/G Charles LenoVeteran Additions: DE Jared Allen, DE Lamarr Houston, DE Willie Young, C Brian De La Puente, S Ryan Mundy, S Adrian Wilson, S M.D. Jennings, S Danny McCray, WR Domenik Hixon, WR Josh Morgan, OLB Jordan SennVeteran Losses: DT Henry...
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Dallas Cowboys Depth Chart Analysis: Linebackers

Depth ChartSean Lee - ILB - 5th Season(All With Cowboys) - Injured ReserveBruce Carter - OLB - 4th Season(All with Cowboys)Justin Durant - OLB - 8th Season(2nd with Cowboys)DeVonte Holloman - ILB/OLB - 2nd Season(2013 6th round pick)Kyle Wilber - OLB - 3rd Season(2012 4th round pick)Anthony Hitchens - OLB/ILB - Rookie(4th round pick)Orie Lemon - ILB - 3rd Season(All with Cowboys...
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Fantasy Football 2014: Wide Receiving Training Camp Battles

There are those wide receivers who are going to be on your must have list.  And then there are those receivers who make you go hmmm. And then there will be those training camp battles that cement your opinion of who will dominate your WR2 or WR2 positions. Here are eight training camp battles that demand your attention.Philadelphia EaglesRemember this is a fast pace offense that...
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2014 Fantasy Football Preview: NFC South

The NFC South is a tricky division. It is the division of the quarterbacks with elites like Drew Brees and Matt Ryan and up and comers such as Cam Newton. The only team in this division that's had some uneasiness at the quarterback position has been the Buccaneers who now believe Josh McCown can take them to the next level. There are one of these quarterbacks that you just can...
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2014 Fantasy Football Preview: NFC West

The most feared division in the NFL is the NFC West. They have bonafide defenses all over. If you're looking for a fantasy defense, any of the defenses from this division is a top option this season. The only downside to having four great defenses in fantasy football is the risk of taking offensive players from all of these teams. Marshawn Lynch, Colin Kaepernick, Zac Stacy;...
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2014 Fantasy Football: RB Bye Week Navigation

 When your starting running backs have their bye weeks, are you ready? Maybe you’re thinking ahead and drafting your replacements, or maybe you’ll have to pick up players from the waiver wire. Whatever your strategy, below you will find some players to keep an eye on as potential fill-ins.Week 4Who’s Out: Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, St. LouisReplacements...
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Ranking the Best BCS National Title Games From 1 to 16

As we enter the month of July it is the time of the year we start to take a serious look at the new college football season on the horizon. The BCS era will be a thing of the past and at last we will finally have a playoff in FBS college football. It has been a long time coming, but with the four team playoff format that will begin in 2014 the wait appears to be more than worth it...
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Monday Morning Huddle: Josh Gordon & Dion Jordan in Hot Water

Football Nation proudly presents the sixth episode in season three of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. On this week's podcast, Holcomb discusses Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon and his latest run-in with rules, this time with the laws of North Carolina. Raleigh police arrested the NFL's leading receiver for driving with influence on Sunday...
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2014 Fantasy Football: Quarterback ADP Analysis

Many people consider fantasy football a game of luck. While that element is on display, the more research you do, the more the odds will be in your favor. There is a lot of research that you can do and many stats you can look at to prepare for the 2014 season. We are not guaranteeing you a first place finish right away; however the experts here at Football Nation and Fantasy Football...
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2014 Fantasy Football: Biggest Bounce Back Candidates

The following players are set to rebound after disappointing 2013 campaigns due to injury, poor play or both.Quarterbacks:Aaron RodgersRodgers was doing what Rodgers does last season before Shea McClellin and Isaiah Frey pancaked his collarbone in week 9. Many Rodgers owners were burned as the will he-won’t he start saga billowed deep into the fantasy playoffs before he returned...
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2014 Fantasy Football: WR Target Analysis

PLAYER                                    TARGETS         CATCHES         CATCH %1. Andre Johnson HOU              176              109              62%2. Pierre Garcon WSH               174              113              65%3. A.J. Green CIN                    172               98          ...
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Texas A&M Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

Before Kevin Sumlin jumped to the SEC three years ago, he had already built a resume as a high-octane coach who slung the football all around Houston. He brought the same kind of punch and energy to College Station and the A&M program, which coincidentally began the Johnny Manziel Era with the school. Now, at a crossroads of sorts, Sumlin must find another quarterback to fill...
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Stanford Cardinal: Kevin Hogan is the Forgotten Quarterback in the Pac 12

The Pac-12 appears to be king of the college football landscape – when it comes to the quarterback position. The SEC proved it was a dominant conference for years, producing solid passers in a conference made up of superstars. While the conference may still be the best overall in college sports, the Pac-12 has what every major conference wants – four or five NFL-ready passers...
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Oklahoma Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

If you are looking for a “safe” bet, err, pick to make a run at the national title this season that is not named Florida State, then the Oklahoma Sooners might be your next logical choice. Sixteen starter return for Bob Stoops, a schedule is in place to show they are not immune to competition and the stars appear to be in alignment for what could be a magical year. It starts...
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