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Arizona Visits Atlanta: Five Things to Know

The Falcons are still in the playoffs.If the season ended today, Atlanta would win the NFC South and host a playoff game. It would be the strangest thing to happen to the NFL in quite some time.The fans that fill the Georgia Dome on a weekly basis may get excited, but the ride may be a short one. And of course, some team with a winning record, or two for that matter, may be left...
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New York Giants at Jacksonville: 5 Things to Know

If you think Tom Coughlin took some heat in his final season as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, you should see and hear what is said about him in the Big Apple.Forget the fact that Coughlin and his Giants have won two Super Bowls in the last seven seasons. The Jekyll and Hyde team that has become hit and miss in New York – and we are not talking about the J-E-T-S, JETS...
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Miami at New York Jets: 5 Things to Know

If the New York Jets are not good at winning football games, maybe there are good at musical chairs.Once again the offense will make a change at quarterback as Rex Ryan announced Michael Vick will return to the bench in favor of Geno Smith. Someone has to step up against the Miami Dolphins defense that held Peyton Manning in check for the first three quarters of last week’s 39...
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Analyzing and Predicting Rivalry Weekend for CFB's Top Four

This weekend marks the final college football Saturday of the 2014 regular season before conference championship weekend begins. It has been an extremely fast season, but we are literally weeks away from seeing the first ever College Football Playoff unfold right before our eyes.The top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings all engage in rivalry games this weekend....
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College Football 2014: This Week's Heisman 4

This is Rivalry Week in college football and plenty of time for the Heisman Trophy hopefuls to make a final run at trying to sway voters. Around the country, it appears Marcus Mariota is still the frontrunner.But if you ask me and other media types, there might be a new leader in the clubhouse should Wisconsin beat Minnesota and then win the Big Ten.While Mariota appears to be safe...
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The Gators Invade Tallahassee: 5 Things to Know

Everyone concerned with Florida Gators football wants to know of the team can do what the Gators did a decade ago and send their outgoing head coach a winner at the expense of their arch rival, the Florida State Seminoles?While the prospects of the 2004 Gators team beating FSU seemed a little more far-fetched, the chances of it happening this season may be a little more realistic...
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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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