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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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New York Giants: Can Rashad Jennings Carry The Load

When the New York Giants signed free agent Rashad Jennings before the 2014 season; it was under the assumption that the Giants were looking for an all-purpose RB that would flourish under newly hired OC Ben McAdoo. On paper, 2013 was clearly Jennings best overall production where he rushed for 733 yards on 163 carries and added 36 receptions for 292 yards in 15 games. Despite landing...
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Predicting Wins and Losses for the 2015 New York Giants

The New York Giants enjoyed two of the greatest Super Bowl victories in the history of the sport of football. Eli Manning proved the doubters wrong, along with a great defense, and defeated two all-time great Patriots' teams. The Giants won Super Bowl 42 and 46, but since then it's been nothing but issues and losing. The Giants finished the 2014 season with a 6-10 record, which included...
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Fantasy Football: Getting Kinky With Handcuffs

  Not literal handcuffs obviously.  A fantasy handcuff is a backup to your starting running back that has high upside should your starter get hurt or suspended.  We've all seen it even if if hasn't happened directly to you.  You've got your top running back and feeling great.  A couple weeks into the season, he's tearing it up and by "it" I mean his ACL.  Injuries are as much...
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Fantasy Football Video Breakdown: Handcuff Runningbacks

Knile Davis might not be as good as he says he is, calling himself equal to starter Jamaal Charles, the franchise’s all-time leading rushing leader, but he could be good enough to be the best possible handcuff. In a backup role he was able to rack up 6 TDs in 134 attempts while adding another touchdown reception. We all remember Charles’ going down in 2011 to an ACL injury, and...
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Football Nation's "MMH": Peyton Manning & Bold Predictions

Football Nation proudly presents its sixth episode in season 4 of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. On this week's show, MMH sets a new record with three guests, FN Reporter Dave Guidera, FN Fantasy Expert Anthony Grace and FN Contributor Kenny McDonald. In the first segment, Guidera shares his insight on the Peyton Manning story, which took the media by storm last...
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David Caldwell: Jaguars General Manager's Plan For Success Will Be Tested This Season

COMMENTARY: The 2013 NFL draft class for the Jacksonville Jaguars is still intact. Seven players, seven roster spots. It isn’t uncommon to find draft picks from three seasons ago still roaming an NFL roster. But the fact all seven players chosen in general manager David Caldwell’s first selection process can be viewed in two ways. Either Caldwell, who spent his formative years...
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Fantasy Football Video Breakdown: Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck’s average draft position was 30th overall last year but managed to land 2nd on the overall points scored list only behind Aaron Rodgers. His continued improvement, and growing selection of targets makes him a lock to reach if not surpass his 2014 numbers making him a justifiable early round selection. Watch these quick read passes, and check downs that allow his playmakers...
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What the Pundits Are Getting Wrong About The 2015 Patriots

If you look at the 2015 New England Patriots from strictly a "change-of-personnel" standpoint, things look pretty stale for the defending champs. Let's face it, the loss of Darrelle Revis alone is enough to cast doubt on the ability of the defense to stop opposing offenses. Add Vince Wilfork, Brandon Browner, Alphonso Dennard, and Kyle Arrington to that list and the doubt grows...
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Fantasy Football Video Breakdown: Backup Quarterbacks

Ryan Tannehill In 2015, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill benefits a varying amount of improvements to the franchise’s offense including the emergence of receiver Jarvis Landry, as well as the additions of Kenny Stills, pro bowl tight end Jordan Cameron, veteran Greg Jennings, and rookie DeVante Parker. This rounds out an extremely capable group of targets for Tannehill who hasn’t...
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