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Daily Fantasy Week 17: Shootouts and Defensive Struggles

Hi Daily Fantasy Veterans and Rookies, Week 16 is in the books and most people who play fantasy football have had their “Super Bowl” and are now sitting around going “Now What? I need my fantasy football fix, it can’t be over yet, it just started”.  Well, never fear, daily fantasy is still going strong for week 17 and over at Draft Kings there are still some huge prizes...
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Daily Fantasy Week 17: Playing the Playoffs

Hi Daily Fantasy Veterans and Rookies, In Daily Fantasy on Draft Kings, Week 17 is just as valuable as Week 12.  There are big contests to enter and big money to win.  While you may be going through fantasy football withdrawal now that Week 16 is in the books and most people who play fantasy football have had their “Super Bowl” and are now sitting around going “Now What...
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2015 Pro Bowl Roster (Offense, Defense, and Special Teams)

There were quite a few tough players to leave off of the list (such as Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson, Fletcher Cox, Jerry Hughes, LaVonte David, Drew Brees, Everson Griffen, and Earl Thomas), but this is my entire 2015 Pro Bowl roster. A final regular season All-Pro team will be introduced next week.  OFFENSEQUARTERBACKSAaron Rodgers (Green Bay) Tony Romo (Dallas) Ben...
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Top 10 NFL Players On Santa's 'Nice List'

Y'all know Santa Clause sees everything and as the heralded, omniscient giver of all gifts to those who are nice, he had a lot to consider during the 2014 NFL season. There were a lot of tear-jerking, record-breaking and tackle-shaking moments this season, many provided by some who were once on Ol’ Jolly St. Nick’s naughty list. But we all know that lumps of bonus and incentive...
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The 10 Worst NFL Franchises Over The Past 10 Years

It’s not hard to find the worst teams in the NFL over the last ten years. Most of the time, they have gone through a few quarterbacks and head coaches. They have also picked within the top 10 of the draft multiple times. Sometimes a bad team is only bad for a few seasons and then after drafting in the top 10 a few times they are able to build a good team through the draft. What’s...
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Lessons Learned in the Dolphins Win on Sunday

Sunday proved to be a huge day for the Miami Dolphins on many levels. A 14-0 deficit before the team won 37-35. A safety in the closing minute led to the victory. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for four touchdowns and 2395 yards passing. The running game was a key in moving the ball. But the biggest news of the day came after the game when team owner Stephen Ross announced that...
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Atlanta Falcons: Hoping For Some Late Season Luck

One more game. The Atlanta Falcons took care of business on Sunday afternoon when they beat the New Orleans Saints on the road. Now, they must take care of business again, playing their final game of the regular season at home against the Carolina Panthers.Win and they are in. Lose and they are home for the new year.Sunday showed the Falcons have more grit and game than some might...
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The Top 5 Contenders For The Lombardi Trophy

There is only one more week of the NFL season left. Most of the teams have been locked into the playoffs already. Anyone of the teams that make the playoffs has a chance to win the Super Bowl. It’s not always the best team that wins the Super Bowl it’s usually the team that gets hot at the end. I have 5 title contenders that I think could win the Super Bowl 1. Seattle SeahawksThe...
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2014 Fantasy Football Week 17 Waiver Wire Targets

Many championships were this past weekend in Week 16 but for those going the distance in Week 17, you’ll find the important waiver wire picks below.  Even if you aren’t involved in the playoffs anymore, hopefully you’re still checking in and staying active to set yourself up the best you can for next year.  Fantasy football never takes a break and if you want to have a good...
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2014 Fantasy Football Champs and Chumps: Week 16

Quarterback Champs:Russell Wilson- 20/31, 339 yards, 2 TDs ; 6 Rush, 88 yards, TD- 36.2 fantasy pointsHe was the man last night. Unbelievable poise. He's going  have weeks where the offense is absolutely stagnant, but his rushing yards, and lack of other playmakers make him a viable option each and every week. Ryan Tannehill- 35/47, 396 yards, 4 TDs, INT- 29.9 fantasy pointsYou...
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San Diego Tops San Francisco In Overtime: 3 Things We Learned

1.) The Chargers Have The Offensive Firepower To Keep Up In The PlayoffsStarters Ryan Mathews and Keenan Allen both sat out against the 49ers, but the Chargers were still able to put up 38 points. With both players expected to return, the Chargers have a running game and four capable pass catchers, with Malcolm Floyd, Eddie Royal, and Antonio Gates are readily contributing. Their...
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NFL Awards Week 16 (Merry Christmas Edition)

HO! HO! HO! Merry Christmas! And welcome to the Christmas week edition of the NFL awards. It's your old pal, the NFL awards Santa Claus, and I'm back for my fourth year of spreading Christmas cheer to all the goof girls and boys of the National Football League.And I might even have something for the naughty kids, too.Let's see what's in my bag...we have a division title and a possible...
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The NFL's Biggest Surprises Of Week 16: A Rebuilt Playoff Picture

The Redskins Crushed The Eagles' Playoff HopesWith five NFC teams sitting at 11-4, the Eagles are now out of the playoff race. It was not too long ago that they beat the Cowboys 33-10 in Dallas, but they have lost three straight since. For the fourth-place Redskins this had no playoff implications, but they had a chance to play spoiler and did just that. The Saints Are Out Of The...
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Patriots vs. Jets Week 16 Recap: Studs, Duds & What We Learned

Once again (for the second time this season), the Patriots-Jets game was much closer than it should've been, particularly when taking into account both teams' records. Nevertheless, the Patriots were able to pull off a 17-16 victory on the road and secure a first-round bye for the fifth consecutive season. Here are some of the studs and duds from Sunday's game:  STUDS 1. Jamie...
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College Football: Five Under-The-Radar Bowl Games Worth Watching

 The College Football Bowl season always brings us games that make us shudder, but there are always games that become instant classics.Most folks will be concentrating on the major bowl games, but there are several games that have gone under the radar that have the opportunity to become instant classics.Here are five games for fans to keep an eye on: Boca Raton Bowl – The battle...
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Describing Every NFL Team in 5 Interesting Words

One of the most competitive NFL seasons in recent memory is now approaching Week 17. This is where all the hard work comes to end for some teams, and where dreams come true for a select few. Your favorite team may be down and out or may be preparing for a deep postseason run, but each team has a few words that represents their season. Here are five words to describe every NFL team...
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Fantasy Football Week 16 Injury Recap and Fantasy Impact

For those who are still playing in week 17, this post will be vital to your success for this coming week. As always, if you enjoy this post, follow @HarutNFL_FFBall for more information, advice, and much more fantasy football related. Here we go with the latest injuries from around the league in Week 15.Quarterbacks:Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB Injury: Calf Status: Probable Depth Chart...
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New York Giants: 5 Top Players The Giants Should Release

The Giants will have another important off season in hopes of returning to the playoffs; which has eluded them since winning the Super Bowl in 2011. One of their 1st orders of business should be to decide which players need to be released.  I have compiled my top 5 players who the Giants need to move on from if they intend to get younger and most importantly; better.Matthias Kiwanuka...
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Falcons Feast on Saints, 30-14: 3 Things We Learned

The only thing that was decided on Sunday, besides a 30-14 win over New Orleans on Sunday is the Saints have been eliminated from playoff contention and the team may be in store for a major rebuilding project in 2015.The Falcons, 6-9 on the season are in a head-to-head war with Carolina for the NFC South crown as the two will face each other in Atlanta next Sunday. The team also...
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Dolphins Win The Game, Miss Playoffs: 3 Things We Learned

Ryan Tannehill looked like the quarterback the Miami Dolphins had envisioned him to be three years ago on Sunday.The former Texas A&M signal caller showed he could lead his team back from behind in a 37-35 win over the Minnesota Vikings on of all things a safety in the final two minutes of the game in Miami on Sunday. While the win was much needed for the 8-7 Dolphins, they were...
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Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals: 3 Things We Learned

For the Seattle Seahawks, Santa Claus came early when they found out that they would be facing a third string quarterback in Ryan Lindley on Sunday night.Predictably, the Cardinals struggled to do anything on the offensive side of the ball.The Seahawks' offense was efficient against a tough Cardinals defense. Because of their defense, however, Russell Wilson and the offense don...
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Most Intriguing College Football Bowl Games: Ranking Them 38 to 1

 We have entered into the most exciting time of year for any college football fan:  College Bowl Season.This year, the FBS has increased its total number of postseason bowl games to 38.  Many have said that this expansion has diminished the value of the bowl system by having so many games, and that all it takes is a .500 record to get invited to a game.This point has been argued...
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FN's "Monday Morning Huddle": Cowboys & Steelers Back in Playoffs

Football Nation presents the 27th episode of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. In this Week 16 show, Holcomb kicks off the episode discussing the down-and-out Cowboys and Steelers. Both teams finished 8-8 the past few seasons and underwent a lot of scrutiny this season, but the wait is over as both franchises return to the playoffs on the same day. In the second segment...
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New England Barely Survives In New York : 3 Things We Learned

On the one hand, you have a team that has a hard time winning at all. On the other, a team that is used to winning. Wins are never easy in the NFL, and when it comes down to division rivals with as long history, those wins become that much more precious.The New York Jets came into this Sunday with nothing to gain, and nothing to lose. It is a close race for the top pick in the upcoming...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 Major Off-Season Needs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered the 2014 season with a new coach and lots of hope.  They will be ending the season in a fight for the first round draft choice, never a good thing. There is always next year. And here are their five most pressing needs:5. Healthy Gerald McCoyMcCoy has suffered injuries in the past.  This year he had a hyperextension of his knee, which proved...
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