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Who Should Play QB for Tampa Bay in 2015?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently 2-12, and fans and analysts are already looking to the future especially at the quarterback position. Drafting Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston or trading for Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler are options being considered. This article will examine whether or not any of these options make sense and what I think Tampa Bay should do. Drafting...
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New England Will Bury the New York Jets: 5 Things to Know

The New England Patriots have clinched the AFC East title for the sixth straight year and punched their ticket to the playoffs. But their work is far from over, as two teams stand in the way of their ultimate goal. No... that's not the Super Bowl (well it is, but...) just yet, but homefield advantage thoughout the playoffs.The New York Jets are the first team to stand in their way...
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The Chicago Bears Are The NFL's Worst Team In 2014

Back in late July the city of Chicago was buzzing with excitement for the upcoming Bears season.  I like many others thought that between the offensive progress made in 2013 with the additions made on defense in the offseason would lead to great success on the field in 2014.  Boy was I and many experts very wrong on this one! Despite a few warning signs early on, there were very...
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The Great NFL Pigskin Pick 'Em: Week Sixteen

Week 16 has arrived and we are down to the last two games of the NFL season. Time has absolutely flown by, hasn't it?It's also great that the games still matter to just about every team in both conferences. No one has officially clinched a top playoff seed, so there's still a lot on the line. Hell, the NFC could very well have one or even TWO teams on the outside looking in with...
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The 10 Best College Players You've Never Heard Of

Not every college football player is well known. How could all the media outlets keep up with every player on every team in every conference? That means there are some really good players who go unnoticed by the college football gods and by fans who are wooed by the Alabama’s and Oregon’s of the world.Maybe he player plays for a losing team. They may be too small for their position...
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PPR Rankings for Fantasy Football Week 16

Quarterbacks1. Aaron Rodgers Packers @TB2. Andrew Luck Colts @DAL3. Tom Brady Patriots @NYJ4. Drew Brees Saints vs ATL5. Matt Ryan Falcons @NO6. Peyton Manning Broncos @CIN (Monday Night)7. Matthew Stafford Lions @CHI8. Mark Sanchez Eagles @WAS (Saturday)9. Ben Roethlisberger Steelers vs KC10. Joe Flacco Ravens @HOU11. Tony Romo Cowboys vs IND12. Phillip Rivers Chargers @SF (Saturday...
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Top 5 NFL Coaches Most Likely To Be Fired On Black Monday

It has been a particularly rough year.  Everywhere you look teams are underperforming.  And it all falls on the coaches.  Is it fair?  Probably not.  But that is what they signed up for so it is expected.  What isn't expected is the complete and utter collapse of some of the teams.  The Chicago Bears are 5-9, holding up last place in the NFC North.  They have benched their...
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The NFL's 5 Worst Head Coaches Of 2014

 PICTURED BELOW: SHANAHAN AND GRIFFEN III AFTER HAVING DRAWN A LINE OF CHALK DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE STADIUM.  THUS DECLARING "YOU STAY ON YOUR SIDE AND I WILL STAY ON MINE" in 2013      The NFL's 5 Worst Head Coaches in 2013 proved to be a close competition.  Mike Shanahan was honored with the #1 spot for going 'all in' on the NFL's newest gimmick[*see aricle 1] 'the read option...
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2014 Fantasy Football: Start 'Em/Sit 'Em WEEK 16

2014 FANTASY FOOTBALL: START ‘EM or SIT ‘EM WEEK 16A 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 StudsNow that every league is in full playoff mode, I'm going to switch up the start 'em and sit 'em. Now is the time of year that you prepared...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 Things On The Team's Holiday Wish List

Shad Khan wants a winner. He has stated it from day one and has been a major part of the decision making when it comes to the Jacksonville Jaguars roster, the development of the organization and the changes in and around EverBank Field. Now, he is looking to make more changes to help the team get better. There has never been a more crucial time in the team’s history as right now...
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2014 NFL Week 16 Predictions: Eagles, Packers Bounce Back

Thursday, Dec. 18 Tennessee Titans (2-12) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12), 8:25 p.m.The Titans' running game has been one of the worst in the league, so they will have to rely on third-stringer Charlie Whitehurst. Going up a deadly pass rush, the Titans' offense will most definitely struggle.After a few rough performances, look for the Jaguars' offense to rebound. Denard Robinson...
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Bears Bench Cutler: Fantasy Football Impact

The Chicago Bears benched quarterback Jay Cutler and will start Jimmy Clausen in the team's Week 16 match-up vs. the Lions. There’s a lot of fantasy ramifications regarding this move and a lot more of an impact with the actual Bears franchise.Few things to consider:1.The Bears Offensive Coordinator, Aaron Kromer, was an “off the record” source a few weeks back in which he...
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Five Top Candidates For NFL Coach Of The Year

NFL owners want to win games and win Super Bowl championships. The road to those achievements are often dependent on the style of coaching and the mixture of players and management that make for a successful run.This season, there are plenty of coaches who have shown they have the right stuff to mold a group of men into a team and then into a winner. That window of ability can be...
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The Lions Comes Back Late To Top The Vikings: 3 Things We Learned

1. Teddy Bridgewater May Be The Quarterback Of The Future, But He Needs HelpWhile he did throw two picks, Bridgewater had an overall decent game against the Lions. He fared way better than he did the first time the two teams faced off, when the Vikings put up just three points. This game, like last game, though, Bridgewater received very little help from the rest of his offense....
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Discount Deadline Extended Due To Popular Request

 FFChamps Members: First want to take the time to congratulate all of you who made the Fantasy Playoffs and are fighting for your championships. We’ve received an overwhelming amount of emails, tweets, and messages on Facebook and LOVE hearing about our member’s success. We also want to thank you for the tremendous response to our early renewal offer. Due to many quests from...
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Atlanta at New Orleans: 5 Things to Know

With everything on the line on Sunday for the game in New Orleans, the Atlanta Falcons hope having already beat the Saints once this season will be a good luck charm in helping to decide the NFC South. The team is also hoping stud wide receiver Julio Jones will be available when Atlanta faces the Saints defense.Here are five things to know about this game.BIGGER, BETTER, MORESo much...
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Dallas Cowboys: 5 Things On Their Holiday Wish List

Jerry Jones has never been afraid to speak his mind or open his checkbook to try and improve his franchise. Sometimes, that has come back to bit him on the butt and sometimes, some of his moves have proven to be solid ones for the franchise that used to be “America’s Team.”Now, with a huge playing facility, a roster that is younger and has surprised many this season and a chance...
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Daily Fantasy Week 16: Shootouts and Defensive Struggles

Hi Daily Fantasy Veterans and Rookies,It was certainly an interesting week as many major studs put up some real stinkers, hello Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson and Peyton Manning.  However our Over/Under strategy did pay some dividends in the Pittsburgh Steelers @ Atlanta Falcons and the Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles games.  Note the performances by Dez Bryant (38 points), Le’Veon...
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There's Always Next Year? What About The Rest Of This Year?

All kids want to do is sit inside and read. They need to go outside and be kids. When I was a boy, I found a cork tied to a piece of string and I entertained myself for weeks. Kids are rotting their minds with words and getting lost in places that exist only in pages. I weep for this generation.-S. Mark Twain- while he was briefly sober but still extremely racist. Portions of the...
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Week 16 NFL Picks (Early Christmas Edition)

Welcome to the week 16 of the NFL season, where the weekend before Christmas will be spent with four days of NFL action that will lead to some teams having their Christmas wish of a playoff berth fulfilled, and other teams get a coal in their stocking.This week...the AFC North and NFC South will try to continue sorting themselves out, the Seahawks and Cardinals battle for the NFC...
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Irish Insights: The Best Linebacker In College,Coach Kelly, Recruiting

 Jaylon Swipes Another...The best linebacker in college football.Now it's out there.But the football world has been made well aware of the All-World backer for about a full year now.His freshman season was highlighted by his play during the Arizona State game in Dallas where he tallied 9 tackles with 1 credit for a loss and a forced fumble.During high school, and most of all at...
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Plenty at Stake When Falcons Travel to New Orleans

Three teams. Two games. One playoff spot.If you didn’t think the next two weeks of the NFL season were HUGE, think again.There is nothing like late season playoff drama in the NFL, especially if one team in the NFC could have a losing record and could knock out a team with a better record. But I will go on record as saying the team that wins the NFC South should have nothing to...
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Tennessee at Jacksonville: 5 Things to Know

The Jacksonville Jaguars got some good news on Tuesday when it was announced quarterback Blake Bortles was out of the walking boot at practice and is making progress toward playing on Thursday night at home against the Tennessee Titans. Fisch, the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator, said while Bortles did not participate in the team’s light work on Monday evening, he is preparing...
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How Good Is Rookie Odell Beckham Already?

        Odell Beckham has gained worldwide attention after his one-handed catch(pictured below), that many people with the likes of Lebron James, who labeled it "the best catch ever". Beckham is only a rookie who had high expectations coming into the league after missing his first four games. Beckham has only played 10 games, and has accumulated 972 yards, and nine receiving...
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