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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks: The Shell Houston Open

Daily Fantasy Golf:  The Shell Houston OpenThe tour makes it’s way this week to Houston for the final of two stops in Texas before the Masters next week.  As with any golf this time of year in Texas, the weather can become an issue.  Last week if you took players in the late/early group you faired a lot better than those in the early/late group. A brief look at the weather...
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First Round Pick Analysis By Division: NFC North

Chicago Bears:Expected to make the switch to a 3-4 defensive scheme, this team is further riddled with holes, as if it weren't already. Free agents Jarvis Jenkins, Ray McDonald, and Mason Foster should do fine in part-time roles while Pernell McPhee looks primed for the starting gig, but beyond that this defense is filled with a bunch of misfits. Nose tackle, inside linebacker, and...
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First Round Pick Analysis By Division: NFC South

Atlanta Falcons:While the Falcons look like a talented team with the likes of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones leading the way, they are really as talent-dearth as the likes of Tennessee and Jacksonville. Their biggest needs are at running back, tight end, left guard, and edge rusher, while they also need a defensive tackle or two, inside linebacker, and some replacements in the secondary...
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AFC East Draft Predictions: 3 Round Mock Draft

New York Jets:  Round 1 (6th Overall): Vic Beasley, Outside Linebacker Clemson University After revamping the defense by bringing back both Darrell Revis and Antonio Cromartie, the Jets defense has a chance to be special this year.  If there is a weak spot on the defensive side of the ball, one could argue it’s at outside linebacker.  Beasley is an explosive pass rusher who...
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First Round Pick Analysis By Division: NFC West

Arizona Cardinals:The Cardinals are set to head into the season without two key components of the 3-4 defense, nose tackle and edge rusher, so they must address those needs in the draft. They also have holes at corner and running back. Corner will likely be addressed later in the draft, but running back, nose tackle, and edge rusher are all possibilities in the first. They will not...
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First Round Pick Analysis By Division: NFC East

Dallas Cowboys:The Cowboys have holes in every line of defense, but their biggest one remains on offense: halfback. This class of runners is considered one of the deepest in recent years, so there is a possibility that the Cowboys opt for a defensive player. None of the first-round pass rushers are expected to fall to 27 though, so they will have to trade up if they feel strongly...
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Daily Fantasy Golf: The Valero Recap and Shell Open preview

Daily Fantasy Golf:  The Valero Recap and ScorecardCongratulations to Jimmy Walker for being the first golfer of the season to hold the 54 hole lead and complete the victory.  It was a great win in front of a home crowd for the Texan, as well as a confidence booster heading into Augusta. If you read my preview article I mentioned that the Texas weather this time of year can be...
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The 3 Best Games of the 2014 College Football Season

The 2014 college football season offered us a number of exciting, memorable and classic games that we will never forget. Each season we have a handful of games that stick in our memory banks for years to come and the 2014 season was no different.I have decided to rank the top three games of the 2014 season, which is sure to stir up some heated debate. These games had a massive effect...
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NFC East Predictions: Three Round NFL Mock Draft

Washington Redskins:  Round 1 (5th Overall):  Randy Gregory, Defensive End University of Nebraska Gregory is an elite talent in this draft and one of the top pass rushers.  He is explosive and is able to wreck havoc against offensive lines and the quarterback.  However, Gregory is a typical high ceiling, low floor prospect.   At 6”5’ and 235 pounds, he will need to need...
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5 Most Underrated Prospects In The 2015 Draft

This year, the NFL Draft will be held in Chicago, Illinois for the first time since 1964. That does not change the fact that several players will get drafted too low, too high, for the wrong reasons, etc. More specifically, underrated prospects make for some of the best steals in draft history. Tom Brady (6th round), Joe Montana (3rd) and Roger Staubach (10th) are all examples of...
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3 Biggest Surprise Teams of the 2014 College Football Season

The 2014 college football season was one full of surprises from the beginning of the season all the way to the national title game on January 12, 2015. There were teams that came out of nowhere to compete for the first annual College Football Playoff final four and made the season magical on so many levels.I wanted to take a look at the three teams that were the biggest surprise...
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Redskins to Possibly Select Marcus Mariota in the 2015 NFL Draft

The Washington Redskins are coming off a down 2014 season thanks in part to injuries suffered by Robert Griffin III. The quarterback issue for the Redskins has been a problem for some time now and the quarterback controversy in Washington may be just beginning.This past weekend, Washington Redskins’ GM Scott McCloughan stated that the Redskins would look at the possibility of selecting...
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Could Marcus Mariota Really Be Robert Griffin 2.0?

Robert Griffin III and Marcus Mariota, if you talk to any diehard college football fan they will tell you that these are two of the most dynamic quarterbacks the game of college football has seen in the past several years.  Their playmaking ability, both with their arms and legs, made them two of the most exciting quarterbacks to watch and both led their teams with a confidence...
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Patriot Priorities For 2015: Most Pressing Need

The day any of us can predict what Bill Belichick will do is the day hell freezes over AND Robert Kraft comes by our house and asks our advice on drafting the next Randy Moss or Tom Brady. It's the day that that letter arrives in the mailbox saying that Roger Goodell would like to pass the mantle of the NFL Commissionership to us.It's hard enough to evaluate all that raw talent coming...
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Oakland Raiders 2015 Schedule Released WEEK 1

This article is focused on the current state of the Oakland Raiders. If the season began today, taking into account that recent free agent moves, injuries, position battles, as the 2015 NFL Draft approaches. The weeks will progress and those changes will become a factor in future articles. For now this analysis will be based on the date of the article. Creative liberties have...
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2015 NFL Draft: Top Quarterback Sleepers

With the NFL draft coming up next month all the focus at the quarterback position is on Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston. That does not mean that they are the only good quarterbacks in the upcoming draft class though. They are just the two with the most hype behind them.There are a lot of good quarterbacks that will be drafted this year that will break through and have solid NFL...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

First Round Pick Analysis By Division: AFC West

Denver Broncos:The Broncos lost two key cogs in Terrance Knighton and Rahim Moore and both spots are now evidently weaknesses. They picked up two decent rotational players, Vance Walker and Darian Stewart, but neither one looks to be capable of starting at the position full time. The safety class is weak, with no one capable of starting right away outside of Landon Collins, who plays...
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2015 NFL Draft: New York Jets Seven Round Mock Draft

After an active free agency where the New York Jets revamped their secondary reacquiring cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, the Jets are poised to have one of the top defenses in the NFL in 2015.  With the defense just about set, look for the Jets to go offense heavy with their premium picks in this year’s NFL Draft.  Below are my predictions for the Jets 2015...
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First-Round Pick Analysis By Division: AFC South

Houston Texans:The Texans have a talented defense, but that unit stills lacks holes while their offense lacks playmakers. Quarterback is still a need with the unproven Ryan Mallett and shaky veteran Brian Hoyer expected to fight for the starting job, but there is no one worth drafting at their position and it would take too much to trade up and get whoever is available at the second...
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2015 NFL Draft: New York Giants Seven Round Mock

Going into the draft, the Giants have several holes to fill most notably along the offensive and defensive lines and safety.  While many will yearn for these needs to be addressed in the early rounds of the draft, General Manager Jerry Reese has a history of drafting the best player available regardless of team needs.   Below is a look at how the draft class could shape up come...
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First Round Prospects By Division: AFC South

Houston Texans:The Texans have a talented defense, but that unit stills lacks holes while their offense lacks playmakers. Quarterback is still a need with the unproven Ryan Mallett and shaky veteran Brian Hoyer expected to fight for the starting job, but there is no one worth drafting at their position and it would take too much to trade up and get whoever is available at the second...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Best Free Agent Signing of All Time

   The 2005 New York Giants were riddled with question marks after consecutive losing seasons. The team had no first round pick in the upcoming draft after trading it away as part of a package for Eli Manning the previous year. With limited high value picks and the pressure to win, the front office knew that it was important to make a big splash in free agency. While the Giants...
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First Round Prospects By Division: AFC North

Baltimore Ravens:The Ravens came surprisingly close to making a run for the Super Bowl, narrowly losing in the divisional round to the eventual Super Bowl champs. Despite their deep run though, they had some glaring flaws on their team, both on offense and on defense. On offense they lack receivers that can threaten defenses outside the hashes. Sitting at the 26th spot they will...
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2015 NFL Draft: Top 3 Running Back Sleepers

 The devaluation of the running back has been a trend the last few years in the NFL.  More and more teams have gone by a running back by committee approach and it seems as if the belief of many General Managers is if you build a solid offensive line, you can plug even a mediocre running back and get good results.  Having said all this, running back is arguably the deepest position...
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Patriot Priorities For 2015: Offensive Line

There are a lot of differing opinions going around about what is the biggest need for the Patriots going into the 2015 draft. I have already addressed what I feel is the biggest need here.I am also not convinced that a high pick at wide receiver is in the team's best interest either. Belichick has not faired as well as fans might like in drafting top-caliber talent for Tom Brady...
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