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The Great NFL Pigskin Pick 'Em: Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans. Canada, you already had your Thanksgiving so shove off! Most people use this time of the year to reflect on people and things they are thankful to have in their lives. Not this curmudgeon! I actually only have one real gripe as we head into week 13 of the NFL season. Check that, two real gripes and they’re both entirely football related...
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6 Teams That Could Try And Draft A Quarterback In The First Round

In today’s NFL every team needs a franchise quarterback. It’s a passing league. The recent Super Bowl champions all had a star quarterback starting for them. A team could struggle for a while until they find their franchise quarterback. Looking at the upcoming draft the list of quarterback prospects is rather slim; you have Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Oregon’s...
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How New England Is Set To Handle Green Bay

Lambeau Field is one of the most difficult places to play, even more so at the end of November and into December. Plus, this is the Green Bay Packers. Just for the record, they have compiled a 213–111–5 regular season record. The Packers sit atop the NFC North with a record of 8-3, while the New England Patriots rule the AFC East at 9-2.The last time the Patriots visited Lambeau...
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Seattle at San Francisco: 5 Things to Know

The Seattle Seahawks migrate south for a crucial game against the San Francisco 49ers that has enormous playoff implications. While the 49ers started this season with a host of issues and were expected to struggle early, nobody would have thought the same about the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. Injuries, however, have proven to be an equalizer and the Seahawks and 49ers...
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2014 Fantasy Football: Start 'Em/Sit 'Em WEEK 13

2014 FANTASY FOOTBALL: START ‘EM or SIT ‘EM WEEK 13 A helpful look into who should be in your line up or riding your bench this week.Always remember one of our biggest rules here at FFChamps.com:Commandment #10: Thou shall ALWAYS start thy Studs Weekly Review:Every major fantasy football site gives you a start 'em or sit 'em article every week to try and help you with you line...
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Who Starts At Quarterback For The Washington Redskins In 2015?

According to reports on ESPN, the Washington Redskins have decided to bench former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Robert Griffin III. Colt McCoy will now start Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Griffin has had an interesting career in the NFL so far. He was drafted in 2012, second overall behind Andrew Luck of the Colts.The Redskins picked Griffin second overall...
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A Team Should Take A Chance On Justin Blackmon Next Year

Last Sunday was the return of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon. Gordon was suspended for the first 10 games of the season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. There is also another wide receiver trying to get back into the league, Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon.Blackmon has had his fair share of legal troubles. Blackmon is currently suspended...
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PPR Fantasy Football Rankings for Week 13

  Quarterbacks1. Andrew Luck Colts vs WAS2. Aaron Rodgers Packers vs NE3. Peyton Manning Broncos @KC4. Tom Brady Patriots @GB5. Ben Roethlisberger Steelers vs NO6. Drew Brees Saints @PIT7. Tony Romo Cowboys vs PHI (Thanksgiving)8. Matthew Stafford Lions vs CHI (Thanksgiving)9. Phillip Rivers Chargers @BAL10. Ryan Tannehill Dolphins @NYJ11. Eli Manning Giants @JAX12. Mark Sanchez...
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2014 NFL Week 13 Predictions: Battle for the NFC West

Thursday, Nov. 27 Chicago Bears (5-6) @ Detroit Lions (7-4), 12:30 p.m.Jay Cutler has had trouble with turnovers, with 18 on the year. Going up against a defense that has compiled 13 picks in 2014, Cutler will struggle. The Lions' defense has also managed to hold opposing offenses to just 70.7 rushing yards per game, so the Bears will not be able to lean on star running back Matt...
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Special 2015 Early Bird Discount

FFChamps Members:  The FFChamps.com team is excited for the home stretch of the Fantasy Football Season. We are laser focused on assuring our members win cash every week on DraftKings and Fanduel and win your traditional league trophies and payouts.  Our Members have won over $135,000 so far this season and there are a few weeks more to go. We want to thank you for your support...
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Daily Fantasy Week 13: Shootouts and Defensive Struggles

Learn how to get your FREE subscription to FFChamps via our partners Draft Kings! FFChamps is the ONLY service with 1-on-1 Expert Fantasy Advice! SUBSCRIBE today! Hi Daily Fantasy Veterans and Rookies, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!! To help you set the optimal team (and hopefully take home some major cash prizes, including yet again another cool $1,000,000 first prize up for...
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Fantasy Football 2014: Trade Bait and Prey Week 13

This is our final edition of fantasy football trade bait and trade prey for the 2014 season. Just about every league’s trade deadline will have passed by the end of this week, marking an end to the most exciting part about fantasy football.The playoffs are right around the corner for most leagues, but if you still have a chance to make a trade, we still have the information you...
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Bills Hammer The Jets: 3 Things We Learned

The New York Jets played the Buffalo Bills at Ford Stadium in Detroit Michigan.  The home game for the Bills was moved to a neutral site due to the massive amounts of snow in the region.  It was also moved to Monday night to give the Bills more time to practice. One has to wonder what did the Jets do with that extra time? Here are three things we learned from the game:The Bye...
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FSU Still Third in the Latest CFP Rankings

The idea of Florida State and Alabama meeting at a neutral site for a game in 2017 sounds great, but it will not change what is going on in with the College Football Playoff this season. As it looks right now, the only way the two teams will face each other would be in the final game of this year’s college football season.The latest CFP rankings did not alter form last week ...
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Who Remains in the Florida Coaching Search?

While the Gator Nation is hoping the athletic program will hire a huge name to fill Will Muschamp shoes, it is a good bet there are four or five names that can be omitted from the “potential” list many of the fans and pundits have wanted since the 2014 season began.According to AlligatorArmy.com, Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun has his pulse on how the Gators, and most importantly...
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Iowa Hawkeyes Will Narrowly Defeat Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Nebraska Cornhuskers, (8-3, 4-3), and Iowa Hawkeyes, (7-4, 4-3), limp into their annual regular season finale coming off losses and Big Ten West elimination.The Cornhuskers go to Iowa City a one point favorite on a two game losing streak.Nebraska is 4-1 against Iowa over the last five years. Their one loss a blowout victory by Iowa last season.They are 6-4-1 against-the-spread...
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NFL Picks Week 13 (Thanksgiving Feast Edition)

Hello, Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to another edition of the NFL picks column that has somehow managed to keep its head above water this far into the season.And hey, the NFL season really kicks into gear this week, too, as the bye weeks are done and everyone's in action every week for the rest of the season.Starting this week with two big-time division battles on Thanksgiving...
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Auburn at Alabama: The Five Things to Know

The best thing that could happen for Alabama this weekend is to have TJ Yeldon at full speed going into the game against Auburn.Yeldon pushed through the pain in back-to-back victories against LSU and Mississippi State because of separate injuries to his foot and ankle. Even though Auburn appears to have taken two steps back, being ranking 15th in the most recent CFP poll, there...
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College Football Picks Week 14 (Rivalry Weekend Edition)

The college football season is nearing its conclusion, and Thanksgiving weekend is full of some of the biggest rivalry games in the country.And many of them will have a bearing on the next-to-last college football playoff rankings next week.This week...the Egg Bowl is bigger than the Iron Bowl (for once), two old Southwest Conference rivals play in their biggest game as Big 12 rivals...
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Why Washington Must Trade Robert Griffin III in the Offseason

Here are the stats for Robert Griffin III in his last game: 11-of-19 for 106 yards, zero touchdowns, zero interceptions and five sacks.Here are the facts: In 2012, Washington traded with St. Louis Rams for a higher draft pick.  The Rams held the number two pick.  Washington gave up their first and second-round picks in 2012.  They also gave their first round picks in 2013 and...
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The NFL's Biggest Surprises Of Week 12: Raiders Secure First Win

Shakeup In The WestLast week, the Chiefs seemed to be flying high while the Broncos had looked to be trending downwards, but things were completely opposite this week. The Chiefs lost to the previously winless Raiders, and while the Broncos did not win big, they at least proved that their offense can suffice against tough defenses. The Chargers, meanwhile, managed to squeeze out...
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A 12-4 Packers Team Can Miss The Playoffs: And Other Crazy Facts

The NFL Playoffs are just around the corner, and yet the playoff picture is murkier than ever. The AFC East and South are about the only two divisions with clear favorites to take the division crown. The NFL has blessed us with some great match-ups this week and a ton of wonderful division contests in the final quarter of the season. Today we look at some of the “what-ifs” that...
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Why the San Francisco 49ers Should Switch To A 4-3 Defense

Since the arrival of Jim Harbaugh and Vic Fangio, the San Francisco 49ers have consistently been among the elite defenses in the entire National Football League. Spearheaded by a philosophy predicated on eliminating the opponent’s rushing attack, Fangio has been able to build arguably the most dominant front seven of the best four seasons.The success of the 49er run defense originates...
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Miami Dolphins Notebook: Moving On From Loss to Broncos

The Miami Dolphins had the Denver Broncos on the ropes for the majority of the contest on the road Sunday afternoon.Then, as he always does, Peyton Manning took over in typical fashion.In the 39-36 loss to the Broncos, the Dolphins showed they could hold one of the highest scoring offenses in check until they faltered and slowed down. Denver proved home field advantage is quite an...
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Atlanta Falcons News and Notes: Dealing With Loss to the Browns

The Atlanta Falcons took a step back toward reality on Sunday with the last minute 26-24 loss to Cleveland in the Georgia Dome. Despite the 18th touchdown thrown by Matt Ryan and the play of Julio Jones, the Falcons could not extend their winning streak to three games and inch closer to .500.Oddly enough, Atlanta is 4-0 in the NFC South division and 0-7 against the rest of the NFL...
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