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It's Official: Robert Griffin III Is A Bust

Robert Griffin III exploded onto the scene while attending Baylor University.  He debuted at Baylor during the 2008 season, throwing for over 2000 yards, while throwing 15 touchdowns and only 3 picks.  His final two seasons at Baylor were his best, throwing for over 4000 yards, 37 touchdowns, and only 6 picks. (Note:  Bowl game stats were added to total amounts shown above).His...
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The NFL's Biggest Suprises Of Week 2: Saints Are 0-2

The Seahawks' Defense Has Weaknesses!The Seahawks lost by just nine points, six if you exclude the Chargers' last field goal, on the road, which is not a big deal, right? The Seahawks did not just lose, they were exposed; the Chargers were able to consistently beat the coverages and run up the score. Philip Rivers managed a 124.2 passer rating, throwing for three touchdowns...
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The Return of the Dinner Menu: Week 3 Edition

The NFL has been put to the test from the unheard of publicity crisis of the past two weeks. The shield that has been the symbol of America’s new pastime has proven useless from the pulverizing blows of domestic violence and child abuse. On top of that, the league has witnessed an unheard amount of their players break it’s already iffy drug policy. The darkness that has risen...
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2014 NFL Week 3 Predictions: Super Bowl Rematch!

Thursday, Sept. 18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons, 8:25 p.m.The Buccaneers have played horrible thus far, and Josh McCown has not lived up to expectations, throwing just two touchdowns to three interceptions. The Falcons' defense, though, is well below the defenses of Carolina and St. Louis, so McCown should step it up this week. Bobby Rainey played well last year, but...
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The NFL's 5 Biggest Let-Down Players Through Week 2

In all my years as a fan of the NFL I have never witnessed a week like this past week. It is not only the off field issues for multiple players around the league or the screaming for Commissioner Goodell to be fired, but the Colts, Chiefs, and the Saints are 0-2 while the Buffalo Bills are 2-0 and in sole posession of the AFC East, but there is no need to raise the alarm just yet...
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Tampa Bay at Atlanta: Five Thing to Know

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White missed his third straight practice with a hamstring injury and he's listed as questionable for Thursday's game against Tampa Bay, this according to the team website.The Falcons have a Thursday night clash with Tampa Bay in an important NFC South matchup.Falcons’ wide receiver Roddy White missed his third straight practice with a...
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Denver vs. Seattle: Why This is the New Rivalry in the NFL

T he Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers currently have the best rivalry in the NFL. The dislike both teams have for one another is well documented and the last time they went head-to-head it was in one of the greatest playoff games in NFL history. Though the Seattle and San Francisco rivalry is the best, there is an old rivalry that has made a resurgence and is becoming...
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Mike Pouncey Returns to Practice With Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins received what could be one of the best gifts they could get this week when they saw center Mike Pouncey return to practice for the first time since surgery forced him out of action in the preseason and the first two regular season games.This was the first time since undergoing hip surgery in June.“Just getting back in the groove, it felt good to be back here...
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Is This The Week The Jaguars Play Blake Bortles?

COMMENTARY – The Jacksonville Jaguars announced on Wednesday that Chad Henne will again be behind center when the team opens it home season against the Indianapolis Colts.But for how long will that be?After an 0-2 start to the season where playing against both Philadelphia and Washington yielded a 65-27 score, it may be time for the team to take a long hard look at Blake Bortles...
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Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace: Better Than Eli Manning?

Nobody is going to confuse Bo Wallace and Eli Manning.  Eli Manning is royalty at the University of Mississippi and because of the love for the entire family/Archie Manning they will forever be legends at Ole Miss.  Not to mention Eli also has two super-bowl ring with the New York Gaints.When it comes to talking about who is better, that is an easy decision.  They’re both successful...
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Jacksonville Jaguars Make Several Roster Moves

Evidently the Jacksonville Jaguars staff did not like the results (how could they?) of the game on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.The team announced on Tuesday, through 1010XL.com, several moves were made in an effort to improve the roster. The team plays at home for the first time this season, hosting AFC South rivals, the Indianapolis Colts.The Jacksonville Jaguars signed...
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Fantasy Football: Start 'Em/Sit 'Em Week 3

Every Wednesday I will be publishing a Start 'Em/Sit 'Em for the upcoming week. I will not be giving obvious starts like Peyton Manning and LeSean McCoy here, but rather under the radar starts or just players you might be pondering to bench. I also know players like Demarco Murray and Jordy Nelson aren't one of the top players in the league, but they are still must-starts...
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DraftKings Strategy Week Three: Bankroll Do's and Dont's

Hey All, There's a new contest JUST for FFChamps members. Get in on the action with $1,000 in cash prizes. Last week was a focus on 50/50 leagues, this week we will focus on the Guranteed Tournaments.  The low/risk high/reward we are all looking for on the site.  These tournaments are not meant to cost you a very high percentage of your bankroll.  You should be risking around...
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Virginia at BYU: Five Things to Know

The Cougars and the Cavaliers will face each other for the fifth time on Saturday. Currently Virginia has won three of those games and the Cougars only one. With the Cougars at 3-0 and Virginia at 2-1, it looks to be a well fought game. The following are five things you should know about Saturday's game in Provo.1. Will lightning strike twice?When the Cougars faced Virginia...
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NFL Week 3: Ranking The Best Games To Watch From 1-16

Week three of the 2014 season starts on Thursday and we begin to get into more divisional games. We are still early on in the season, but it’s important that some teams don’t get too far behind in the standings.I want to take a look at the games on the docket for week three and rank them in order in terms of best games to watch.Denver Broncos @ Seattle Seahawks- A rematch of...
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Five biggest surprises from the first two weeks of NFL action

5. Still Johnny "Bench" in ClevelandI'm not the biggest Johnny Manziel supporter, but I am surprised that he is still on the bench. I had a feeling that Brian Hoyer would really “stink” it up against Pittsburg and Manziel would start week 2 versus the Saints, but Hoyer has played very good and came out with a win against the Saints last week. Here is Hoyer's...
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Five NFL coaches who are feeling the heat right about now

This NFL season is only two weeks old but some coaches are already feeling the heat. Most of the coaches on the hot seat will be fired at the end of the season. Some might even be fired midseason. The season is still young so it is tough to say how many NFL coaches will be fired but so far we have a pretty good idea of who has a chance to be let go. Some of these coaches were even...
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Indianapolis at Philadelphia: 3 Things We Learned

Coming into this game, the Indianapolis Colts were expected to have more urgency after a Week 1 loss.  They lost at Denver after a late comeback attempt fell short, mainly due to a failed fourth down conversion at the goal line on a quarterback sneak by Andrew Luck.  The Philadelphia Eagles, on the other hand, had to rally in the second half to beat the lowly Jaguars at home so...
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Virginia at BYU: Five Things to Know for the game

The Cougars and the Cavaliers will face each other for the fifth time on Saturday. Currently Virginia has won three of those games and the Cougars only one. With the Cougars at 3-0 and Virginia at 2-1, it looks to be a well fought game. The following are five things you should know about Saturday's game in Provo.1. Will lightning strike twice?When the Cougars faced Virginia...
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NFL Picks Week 3 (Super Bowl Rematch Edition)

It's time once again for a look into my (probably broken) crystal ball and forecast the 16-game NFL slate for the third week of the NFL season.And while all the headlines will be on the Super Bowl rematch going down in Seattle, there's plenty more to sink your teeth into this week, as well.Also this week...the NFC East sees its first division game, but there's a bigger...
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Draft Kings Week 3: Shootouts and Defensive Struggles

Hi Daily Fantasy Veterans and Rookies,Week Two with all of its injuries and off-field drama is done and done, we now move on to Week 3.  Since this is Daily Fantasy at Draft Kings, our teams that took us into the money are no more and we once again, will be building our team from the ground up. Looking back quickly to Week Two, our strategy of looking for those potential high-scoring...
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Pittsburgh Will Remain Undefeated Beating Iowa

The Iowa Hawkeyes, (2-1), and Pittsburgh Panthers, (3-0), finished with near identical records a season ago. However, the two teams came in to 2014 with different expectations.Iowa an expectation they would compete for the Big Ten West title with 14 returning starters. Pittsburgh with a hope they would be as good as last year, middle of the Pack ACC team, with a very young squad...
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In-Depth Analysis on Whether the Buffalo Bills are Playoff Bound

One of the surprise teams so far this season are the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have started 2-0 with two impressive victories over the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins. As most people know the Bills are more known for losing four straight Super Bowls than anything else, but they are looking to make some new memories in 2014.The Bills play in the AFC East, which has been dominated...
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Steel-Cage Grudge Match: Why The Broncos Will Handle Seattle

This Sunday afternoon a few needles are going to bounce in earthquake central in Golden, Colorado.  And the Bronco's aren't even playing here.  The rumble will be felt all the way from CenturyLink Field, home of the Superbowl Champion Seahawks and known stomping grounds of the "12th Man."  This much-hyped rematch of last years Super-Bust will leave about half...
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Indianapolis Colts: 2014 Official Team Overview and Prediction.

Key Players Returning:QB Andrew Luck, RB Trent Richardson, WR/PR T.Y. Hilton, WR Reggie Wayne, TE Dwayne Allen, OC Khaled Holmes, OG Donald Thomas, OG Hugh Thornton, OT Anthony Castonzo, OT Gosder Cherilus, DE Cory Redding, NT Aubrayo Franklin, LB Jerrell Freeman, LB Robert Mathis, CB Vontae Davis, FS LaRon Landry, K Adam Vinatieri, and P Pat McAfee.Key Players Departing:RB Donald...
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