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New England Patriots: Last Preseason Game Elavuation

An earlier article I did this week, I made my projections for the Patriots Practice-Squad, and I see no change after last nights preseason game. I think coach Belichick's roster decisions were mostly set as well, but he will study the tape looking for player improvement, situational performance , and technical abilities. I was very surprised to see coach Belichick shake-up his...
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NFL's Best White Wide Receivers Since 1970

Some years back I recall a Sports Illustrated cover story which pondered "Where did the white running back go" or something to that effect. I remember growing up a die hard football fan, first becoming aware of the league in late 1985, via my local library. By the later 80's I was compiling football cards, 8,000 of them; looking at stats, comparing them and admiring the sport of...
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Arizona Cardinals: Rookie Preseason Grades

Round 1, Pick 24 - OT D.J. Humphries, Florida Grade: D The first sign that things might not be going to well for Humphries' was his training camp nickname, "Knee Deep" - because head coach Bruce Arians said a foot up his you know wasn't enough motivation. While talking about how professional tackle Bradley Sowell is, coach Arians took a public jab at the 21-year-old, saying,...
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College Football's Top Five Games: Week One

    *Season Opener: North Carolina at South Carolina Thursday - 6:00 PM ET – ESPN This game doesn’t hold a lot of weight but good football is good football.  It’s the season opener, Vegas is betting on a 2.0 point spread, and I’m excited to see UNC make their case for the ACC with a healthy Marquise Williams and nine returning starters on offense.    **Game of the Week...
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College Football: Week 1 Draftkings Saturday Slate DFS Cheatsheet

Studs QB Luke Fulk-WSU- ($9600) A year ago Luke Fulk threw two passes against Portland state, he completed them both and one of them was for a touchdown.  WSU has such a high powered offense I expect Fulk to throw about four or five touchdowns.  RB Alex Collins-Arkansas- ($9200) With the injury to Johnathan Williams Collins is the guy in the run game and being in a running system...
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Roger Goodell Has Lost And Should Leave The NFL For Good

  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has failed in his attempts to suspend Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady.   Judge Richard Berman released today that he ruled in favor of Super Bowl winning quarterback, who will be starting in Week 1 for the Patriots against the Steelers on September 10th.   "The Court finds that Brady had no notice that he could receive a four-game suspension for...
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2015 Fantasy Football: Preseason Breakdown Week 3

Preseason Fantasy Break Down Week 3   Here after each week after preseason play you will find a few names to keep an eye on for your fantasy football draft. I’ve decided to separate the players into two different categories; “Already There,” and “Movin’ On Up.”    Players in the “Already There” section are names that I would feel comfortable drafting at the time...
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Tips For Winning Money On DraftKings: No. 2 Know The Types of Contests

DraftKings has eight different types of contests, all of which we outline below. There are different strategies for each type of contest (discussed in Tip Number 3). There is truly a contest for all types of Daily Fantasy Football players. Whether you are a beginner and just want to test the waters in a free contest, want a shot at winning some BIG money like in the $10 million millionaire...
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Tips For Winning Money On DraftKings: No. 1 Know The Scoring System

  It’s our Number 1 rule for winning your traditional fantasy football leagues. Knowing your scoring system is the upmost importance in Daily Fantasy Football, especially at DraftKings. If it  seems like a basic concept, it's because IT IS a basic concept. Yet so many people ignore the scoring system. Bottom Line: Knowing your scoring system helps you identify the right players...
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St. Louis Rams Preseason 2015: The Good, Bad & Ugly

They say that preseason is meaningless.  Tell that to the players whose season was ruined by a preseason injury.  Or say that to those few fans who did show up to see what amounted to a barrage of penalties (29 in three games); combined with a playbook akin to watching hours of porn with only the missionary sex positions.  It was brutal.  The St. Louis Rams under Jeff Fisher...
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First and 10: 2015 NFC West Preview

An exciting season is ahead of us here at Football Nation. Monday Morning Huddle Host David Holcomb and Reporter Cooper Allen are teaming up weekly to share opinions and analysis for everything NFL. Starting in the preseason, the two will look at each division separately, breaking down their thoughts on every individual team and how they will do in 2015. On Thursday, Holcomb and...
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Deflate Gate Is Over, Brady Wins Appeals

We have breaking news in regards to Tom Brady and Deflategate. Judge Richard Berman has nullified the NFL's four game suspension. Berman overruled the NFL and Brady has succesfuly won his appeal.Tom Brady will play Week 1 vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. This is obviously MAJOR news considering all national sports media has talked about for the last six months was Deflategate and PSI...
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Washington Redskins Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

The preseason is over.  It is time for teams to get to serious business.  Except maybe if you are in Washington.   This team defines dysfunction.  How so?  No one has noticed the team has gone 3-0 during preseason.  It's a mirage that hangs over the comings and goings and goings of the quarterbacks.  First it is Robert Griffin III is the starting quarterback.  Then it is...
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Twelve Tips To Remain Sane During Your Fantasy Draft

As much as fantasy drafts are a lot of fun they're also a time of high anxiety and that anxiety, you can bet, is always caused by one simple annoying but avoidable factor: lack of preparation. I don't mean “preparation” in just having some sort of guide in front you while you await your turn, I mean preparation as far as knowing what you want to do, who you want to pick and in...
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Steelers vs. Cardinals in Super Bowl 50? Part II

Football Lunch 2.0 – “Serving up some stat sandwiches with a side of fact fries”      Part II The 2014 Arizona Cardinal's were an interesting team to analyze since everything about them screamed average.  Even with an easier schedule, the fact that they were able to finish with an 11-5 record and make the playoffs with Carson Palmer for ten games and Andre Ellington for...
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Rival Steelers Not Interested In Former Brown Taylor

Drafting former Washington nose tackle Danny Shelton in the first round may already have been writing on the wall for the 4-year veteran Phil Taylor. Taylor, also a former first round draft pick back in 2011, has failed to live up to lofty expectations. In an otherwise dismal team, the Cleveland Browns have put together an above average defensive unit. Defensive line has been the...
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2015 College Football Preview and Prediction Extravaganza

At last it is here! The 2015 college football season is finally here and for the die hard fans of the sport like myself, it can't arrive fast enough. In an off season that seems to feel longer and longer every year, we can finally put the talk to rest and let the games begin. The past off season has been full of the usual rumors, gossip, transfers, suspensions and of course, predictions...
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Projecting The Patriots 2015 Practice Squad

I found coach belichick's press conference thoughts on the practice squad very interesting.  Coach Belichick enjoys answering GOOD questions, so when he gets a question he likes, you should pay close attention to the details of his answer.   Belichick  was asked;" When do you start seriously considering a player for the practice squad?" Belichick answered: " It could be the...
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Tom Brady Most Valuable Player in U.S.District Court

I have followed this court case, and the NFL is unwilling to do anything but wait for District Court Judge Richard M. Berman to rule. Why? Because the NFL stands on a legal precedent that severely limit a federal judge's review of an arbitration decision. (Goodell's four game suspension of Brady) I think, Judge Berman does not feel Brady saw fundamental fairness by Goodell...
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2015 Arkansas Razorback Game Predictions

The Arkansas Razorbacks proved me wrong last year. In my 2014 game prediction article, I said the Hogs would only win four games and lose eight with only one SEC victory. Much to my surprise and probably everyone else’s, the Hogs finished 7-6 with two SEC victories against Ole Miss and LSU. The Hogs also stomped the heck out of old-school rival Texas 41-3 at the Texas Bowl in...
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Top 5 Must-See Big 12 Games of 2015 College Football Season

The 2015 college football season is a day away, and Football Nation concludes its preview of the must-see college football games of each conference. Leading up to the season on Thursday, FN Senior Writer Dave Holcomb released a list of top five games for each power conference. Take a look at the previous top five must-see games. Check out the Top 5 Must-See SEC Games Check out the...
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It's a Hard Mock Life: Explaining the Unexplainable

I used to think that there were few endeavors more thankless and awkward than explaining fantasy football to the masses. Until I tried explaining the mock draft. “Because, I need to prepare for my real draft by practicing fictitious drafting scenarios.” “Yes, by ‘real draft’ I still mean ‘fantasy draft.’” “No – I guess it doesn’t REALLY count for anything but...
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College Football: Week One DFS Cheat Sheet

Quarterbacks Anu Solomon ($9200) I love Solomon here because I feel you can get the same production as you would Boykin at a better price.  Arizona can put up points in a heartbeat and I will expect them to put up a huge number here.  Mason Rudolph ($8100) Oklahoma State is going against what I think could be the worst CMU team in a long time.  I expect Rudolph to throw for about...
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Seattle Seahawks Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

The back-to-back defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks have had one of the more interesting off-seasons in recent memory. They have had to deal with the disappointment on how last season ended, go through a seemingly tough contract negotiation with their franchise quarterback, deal with a handful of core players who are unhappy with their current deals, rehab for the two best...
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PAC 12 Football, Week 1: Game-By-Game Previews

Its that time of the year again folks, as the PAC 12 kicks off its 2015 season with a host of intriguing matchups, and will set the tone for many teams seasons.  The PAC 12 conference this year is primed to challenge the SEC for supremacy as the lead conference this season as six teams are ranked in the top 25, and there are several athletes that have been named to the Pre-season...
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