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2014 Fantasy Football: Start 'Em/Sit 'Em WEEK 17

2014 FANTASY FOOTBALL: START ‘EM or SIT ‘EM WEEK 17A 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 StudsWriting this final addition of Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em is bittersweet. It means that another season of fantasy football has come to an...
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2014 NFL Week 17 Predictions: Packers Take Over The NFC North

Sunday, Dec. 28 Cleveland Browns (7-8) @ Baltimore Ravens (9-6), 1:00 p.m.Whether it is Brian Hoyer, Tyler Thigpen, or even Connor Shaw starting for the Browns on Sunday, this offense will struggle. The Ravens will shut down their running game and, ranking third in sacks, will be able to consistently pressure the quarterback.Justin Forsett has fallen down a bit in recent weeks,...
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Why Jameis Winston Could Stay at FSU Next Season

It was reported in October by Jason LaCanfora of CBSsports.com, that Florida State Seminoles star quarterback Jameis Winston would forego his final two years of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft. The decision by Winston, which was made according to the report because of recent off-field issues which led to accusations about point shaving, signing autographs for money and the most...
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College Football: Top 5 Fiesta Bowl Games Of All Time

Last year, I became a fan of the Knights of UCF. The state of Florida’s school – deep in the heart of Mickey’s playground, took the college scene by storm. If not for a close loss to South Carolina, we may have been talking about Blake Bortles and Storm Johnson playing FSU for a national title.The Knights were the darlings of NCAA last season and proved as a mid-major, they...
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Why This is Urban Meyer’s Year to Win it All?

Earlier this week, I had a discussion with one of my writer buddies about how good Urban Meyer is as a coach, given the fact he has had over a month to prepare his Ohio State Buckeyes for their bowl game matchup with Alabama in the College Football Playoff.While there is some discussion over which of the four head coaches in the playoff is the best (Mark Helfrich is certainly fourth...
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Jacksonville at Houston: 5 Things to Know

This is it. The final game of the 2014 season for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The final chance to win and match last season’s four wins. A chance to take a two-game winning streak into next season and an opportunity to give the fans something to savor as the long losing year comes to an end.Jacksonville travels to Houston to face their nemesis the Texans, who have more riding on...
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The Most Undeserving Heisman Winners of the 2000's

Here’s hoping the Heisman Trophy voting becomes a little more rigid and meaningful and a lot less political.The former Heisman winners and the media decide who the best college football player is each year. The last three seasons, the voting populous got it right – but that has not always been the case. Whether it has been Eric Crouch of Nebraska or Darren McFadden finishing...
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Old School Pro Bowl: The 2014 NFC Pro Bowl Team

As the NFL continues to look for ways to polish the turd that is the Pro Bowl game, what should be the true meaning of the game has appeared to become lost.  That is to honor the top performers, position by position in each conference.  In that spirit, here's a look at what would be the NFC Pro Bowl team in 2014.  OffenseQB: Aaron Rodgers Packers, Tony Romo Cowboys, Russell Wilson...
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Falcons Playoff Hopes Rest On Win Over Carolina: 5 Things to Know

Everything is ont he line for the Falcons and the Panthers.Both franchises have a combined nine divisional titles (eight as members of the same division) and two Super Bowl appearances, with the Falcons appearing in Super Bowl XXXIII and the Panthers appearing in Super Bowl XXXVIII.The Panthers and Falcons have played each other twice a season every season since 1995, as members...
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College Football: Top 5 Rose Bowl Games Of All Time

The Rose Bowl was first played in 1902, and has been played annually since 1916. Since 1945, it has been the highest attended college football bowl game.[5] It is a part of the Tournament of Roses "America's New Year Celebration", which also includes the historic Tournament of Roses Parade.The Rose Bowl Game has traditionally hosted the conference champions from the Big Ten and Pac...
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College Football: Top 5 Orange Bowl Games Of All Time

I was there in 1994. I saw the Seminoles win their first national title on the 22-yard field goal to win 18-16. I saw the tears of joy in the players’ eyes and the elation of Bobby Bowden, winning his first championship at the school he put on the map.The Orange Bowl has been played annually since January 1, 1935 and celebrated its 75th playing on January 1, 2009. The Orange Bowl...
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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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