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2015 Fantasy Football: Call me Crazy but ... Eli vs Peyton

Welcome to a new series I’m trying out in 2015. We all go into our fantasy football drafts thinking we have the best sources of information. We all think we are calm and level headed and we won’t end up doing something stupid, but there is always that one move we make that makes the rest of our league look at us like “What the hell was he thinking?!”    While we all have...
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2015 NFL Schedule Washington: Game by Game Predictions

Last season Washington had a little trouble adjusting to an under performing star quarterback and a new coach.   Or visa versa.  They finished the season 4-12.  And their reward?  They receive a favorable schedule.  According to ESPN their schedule is ranked 21st.  That means they will excel right? So the question is, is Robert Griffin III a one hit wonder?  Is RGIII the...
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The Jacksonville Jaguars' Top Position Battles

It seems everyone in Jacksonville is excited about the competition the depth on the 2015 roster has produced. The smile on Gus Bradley’s face continues to shine when he talks about how his roster is bigger, stronger, faster and most importantly, better than 2014. While there are many positions that are set for the upcoming season, there are still some question about positions on...
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10 Bold Predictions for the Upcoming Season

Last season, no one expected Odell Beckham Jr. to be a top 5 fantasy receiver or C.J. Anderson to score more fantasy points than LeSean McCoy, but they both happened and if you had either Beckham Jr. or Anderson they impacted your team heavily. No one foresaw Matt Asiata would storm onto the scene to fill an Adrian Peterson size void in your lineup, becoming a touchdown machine...
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NFC North: Top 10 Training Camp Battles To Watch

Chicago Bears   Running Back: Matt Forte is clearly the starting back, but three backups will compete for playing time behind him. Ka'Deem Carey was with the team last year and will have more chemistry with the other players, but the scheme is set to change with the new coaching staff so it is not a huge advantage. He is not an athletic back and he is not big, at just 5-foot-9...
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Carolina Panthers 2015: 5 Most Pressing Questions Heading Into Training Camp

So it's been almost a year sports fans since my carefully crafted drivel crossed your corneas, lots of life changes and 2000 miles later we are looking at the 5 most pressing questions facing the Carolina Panthers as they head into the season, now given that Charlotte is my new hometown, my Broncos enthusiasm has not waned, but for both our benefits I immerse in Panther football...
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Dawg Fight in the Dawg Pound: Running Back Committee in Cleveland

For the second consecutive year, it looks as if the Cleveland Browns backfield will resemble the three headed monster, Fluffy, from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; Terrance West, Isaiah Crowell, and the newly drafted Duke Johnson will all be fighting for snaps as we progress throughout the summer.   Ben Tate was the third head of the 2014 campaign for this backfield. He...
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Fantasy Football: Run and Hyde from Niners Running Back

In general, the NFL combine is an overhyped and overrated event that football fans, myself included, use to fill that gaping football void in our souls during the offseason. There’s no better example of this than the 40-yard dash, the combine’s showcase event. It seems like college performance is thrown out the window in tenths of a second. A blazing 40 time could vault a previously...
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2015 New York Giants: Quick Prediction

The NFC East has been quite pathetic to say the least the last few years. The Giants statistically are the most injured team & on the other hand the Eagles are the healthiest in the NFL. The division is always a close race & but it's most definitely not as competitive as it used to be.  New York Giants IF they can stay healthy can finish with a 10-6 record but the odds of...
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Cheaters Never Win: What's the NFL To Do?

If you were thinking that this was going to be another article calling out the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick, and Tom Brady for cheating their way to yet another title, you might be disappointed. As the NFL and not a few fans and pundits like to put it, "gaining a competitive advantage", is a misnomer, though. I thought that the whole object of COMPETITION was to gain an advantage...
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How The Eagles Destroyed Something Special Within 2 Years

The Philadelphia Eagles were on their way to become a power house football team that could potentially win the Super Bowl. What happened ? It all started going down hill after the loss of Desean Jackson, you can't be the same team after losing a weapon like that... especially to a division rival. Losing Jeremy Maclin hurt a lot also even though he would've been a lot of money to...
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5 Late Round Steals that could be Potential X-Factors this Year

Despite the fact that the Hall of Fame Game is five weeks, it is never too early to start preparing for your fantasy draft and begin to build the foundation needed to lead your team to fantasy glory. Finding deep sleepers is a very pivotal element to becoming a force in your fantasy league. There are several factors that could effect a player, leading them to have a breakout year...
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AFC South: Top 10 Training Camp Battles To Watch

Houston Texans   Quarterback The quarterback position has been an issue for the Texans since Matt Schaub went bad. This year, they will be faced with a three-way quarterback competition. The most experienced of the bunch is Brian Hoyer. Hoyer came into the league as an undrafted free agent, playing as a backup for the Patriots, Steelers, and Cardinals. In 2013, he joined the Browns...
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San Diego Chargers: TE Antonio Gates Suspended for PED Use

Future Hall of Fame tight end Antonio Gates has missed just 13 regular season games in his 12-year career. Only once has he missed more than three games in one season. In 2015, however, Gates will be suspended the first four games of the season due to violating the NFL drug policy.  Gates took full responsibility and explained what could have led to the positive test in a statement...
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Fantasy Football: Contract Year Running Backs

The expression "money makes the world go round" could not be any more applicable than when discussing a running back's contract year; players play harder when the potential to make more money is involved. Several NFL running backs are entering the final season of their contracts, and for this reason, could perform even better than expected in order to earn a new, lucrative contract...
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NFL: All Signs Point to Rams Moving to LA

The potential move to Los Angeles for the Rams, Raiders or Chargers just became a lot cloudier. U-T San Diego speculated over the weekend that San Diego requested the NFL delay the move to Los Angeles to 2017. Whether or not that was true, the NFL has since denied any such request and has confirmed there will be a team in Los Angeles in 2016. According to Mighty 1090 AM in San...
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The Seattle Seahawks Will Come Crashing Down To Earth Very Soon

According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, Russell Wilson wants to become the highest paid player in the National Football League. However, should the Seahawks mortgage the future of the Seahawks roster in order to pay Wilson? This situation is similar to what happened down in Baltimore a few seasons ago. Quarterback Joe Flacco demanded a max contract after he led the Ravens...
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The AFC West's 10 Most Indispensable Players

  Kansas City Chiefs-    1)  Jeremy Maclin WR 1st Year Chief, With the chiefs being as feeble as any team  through the air, when in honesty they shouldn’t be. I'm not saying Alex Smith is the next Brett Favre but he is accurate and has the ability to air it out.  I think getting Maclin was a good move as he is familiar with Andy Reid, not a me, me, me receiver, and great...
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Fantasy Football Forecast 2015: Rob Gronkowski

Is Gronk worth it? Rob Gronkowski is one of the best receivers in the NFL and everyone knows it. The real question: is he worth a first-round pick in your 2015 fantasy football draft, and if so, how high should you take him? Currently, in the fantasy football community, Rob Gronkowski is a consensus high pick, ranging from fourth overall to the back of the second round. Is this prudent...
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NFL's Greatest Franchises in Super Bowl Era, 2015 Edition

Who is the greatest franchise in the NFL’s Super Bowl Era? Is it the Pittsburgh Steelers and their unprecedented six Super Bowl titles? How about the San Francisco 49ers or the New England Patriots who have had dynasty’s span over the better part of two consecutive decades? Could it be America’s Team the Dallas Cowboys who were dominant in the 1970’s and 1990’s? The Denver...
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Fantasy Football Forecast 2015: DeMarco Murray

Thanks to genius and/or madman Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles are now in possession of three talented running backs: DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, and Darren Sproles. All three backs are worth heavy discussion to determine their 2015 draft value, but for now we will focus on the 2014 leader in rushing yards and yards from scrimmage, DeMarco Murray. In 2014 DeMarco Murray was...
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Top 10 Active NFL Players Born Outside of the United States

Legendary NFL Films narrator John Facenda used to say that "pro football in America is a special game, an unique game, played nowhere else in earth”, and for the most part of its history, the vast majority of its players have been born in the United States of America, and most of the few ones who have been born elsewhere also played college football in the US. A handful...
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Fantasy Football Forecast 2015: Le'Veon Bell

What to do with you Mr. Bell….   Le’Veon Bell has been a big topic of conversation during this fantasy offseason. Le’Veon was originally the consensus No. 1 overall pick in both standard and PPR, but that changed once he was handed a three- game suspension by the NFL. Before you freak out, the word around the league is that the suspension will be dropped to only 1 or 2 games...
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After Gronk Who Is The Number 2 Tight End In Fantasy Football?

We are just a few days away from the start of July and about two weeks away from the launch of our Draft Kit and Cheatsheets (July 15th). As we do every Tuesday we are ready to introduce a new Topic of Debate. This week we are looking at the Tight End position. Somewhat of the red-headed step child when it comes to Fantasy Footballer’s favorite position. Tight ends are a bit of...
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Predicting Wins and Losses for the 2015 Penn State Nittany Lions

The Penn State Nittany Lions are still trying to recover from the tragic Jerry Sandusky scandals and they are well on their way. The Penn State brass decided that former Vanderbilt Coach James Franklin was the man for the job and he has instantly put respect back into this program. Penn State finished the 2014 season at 7-6, including a disappointing 2-6 in Big Ten play. Despite...
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