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Week Six Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets

  You think waiver wire additions don't make a difference in fantasy football?  A certain favorite fantasy football writer of yours had a lineup this past weekend that included wide receivers James Jones and Kamar Aiken, tight end Gary Barnidge, and the Packers DEF/ST, all of whom were undrafted waiver wire additions and combined for 85.4 PPR fantasy points.  The result was not...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Attention Jamaal Charles Owners: Here Are Your Replacements

In a season that has been plagued by big names going down with serious injuries, we can add another one to the already sizable list. Kansas City Chiefs running back, Jamaal Charles (fantasy’s number one running back through four weeks,) tore his ACL in Sunday’s loss to Chicago, and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season. As a Charles owner in 2011 (the other year he tore...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

PAC-12 Power Rankings: Sark Gets Fired Edition

  Wow, what a difference a week makes! Let's start with the elephant in the room - Sark is out at USC. FOr those that follow the PAC-12, this is not at all surprising. His hic-up at the beginning of the season was simply a window into the tragic meltdown that was already happening. It's hard to put that back in he box once it's out, and Pat Haden was really put in a no-win situation...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Who's The Best? Ranking The Unbeaten Teams In The NFL

  It is said that the NFL is a league of parody and anything can happen on any given Sunday. But through the first five weeks of the season, there are six unbeaten teams that are doing a way with the claim of parody with a display of dominance over the rest of the league. They are instances that records don't tell the true story of how good a team is. A team could be 5-0 but...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Biggest Question Facing Each Team Going Into Week 6

Going into week 6 of the NFL season, as is always the case, there are some surprises and disappointments; from win-loss ratio to injured players to already-fired coaches. So, what is the most pressing question for each team next week? Note: the wholly-biased opinions of this writer do not reflect the views of FootballNation.com or, frankly, any sane person. Arizona Cardinals: How...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Green Bay has entered the season 5-0 and dominated just about every team they've played so far. Aaron Rodgers and the offense experience a below-average week against the St. Louis Rams. Does this trend continue into next week as Green Bay takes on the San Diego Chargers? Aaron Rodgers The name alone should be enough. But for now, it's actually not. Rodgers has been struggling the...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

FFChamps' Week Six Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets

  You think waiver wire additions don't make a difference in fantasy football?  A certain favorite fantasy football writer of yours had a lineup this past weekend that included wide receivers James Jones and Kamar Aiken, tight end Gary Barnidge, and the Packers DEF/ST, all of whom were undrafted waiver wire additions and combined for 85.4 PPR fantasy points.  The result was not...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekly College Football Games Menu - Week Seven

Week Six featured near misses for many of the top AP teams in the country as Ohio State rallied in the second half to top Maryland, Michigan State fought off Rutgers well into the fourth quarter and TCU battled with Kansas State until the final minutes. While the top teams in the AP poll struggled against mediocre competition, the top five in my rankings continued proving their worth...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 6: Cincinnati Bengals sit at No. 3

The fifth week of the 2015 season is in the books, and even though there is a long, long way to go, it is never too early for some NFL Power Rankings. Five games might not seem like much, but the sample size is just big enough to make a few judgements on teams. The Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears and New York Giants made the biggest jump this week. All three teams each moved up...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The 3 Most Surprising Teams of the NFL Season So Far

We’re entering the fifth week of the NFL season, and plenty of familiar faces are hanging out near the top of the standings. But along with the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, and Arizona Cardinals, there are a few new elite teams that many of us did not expect to be so competitive. These are the three biggest surprise competitors in the NFL this year, and how they got there...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Risers And Fallers Of Week 4: Bears Trending Upwards, Lions Not

Riser #1: Chicago Bears The Bears were seen as one of the teams most likely to be picking atop the 2016 draft, but instead they are trending upwards. Not only has Jay Cutler been impressive since returning from injury, but the Bears are on a two-game winning streak. Their next game will be against the winless Lions, which should leave them going into their bye week with a 3-3 record...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Biggest Surprises Of Week 5: Shocking Losses Across The League

Matt Hasselbeck 2-0 As Colts Starter Andrew Luck missed his second consecutive game due to injury, but Matt Hasselbeck has shined in his place. The 40-year-old quarterback led the Colts to a 16-13 victory over the Jaguars last week and topped the Texans 27-20 this week. Over the two games, he has totaled 495 yards for three touchdowns and no picks and has been sacked just three...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Time For The Saints To Say Goodbye To Rob Ryan

After a dismal start to the 2015 season,(1-4) the Saints need to focus on the future. The Saints have drafted well and have a lot of talented youth, that just takes time to mold together. Sean Payton is a solid coach, and with another strong draft class in 2016, he should get the program turned around. It may be time to say good bye to Rob Ryan, after 3 years and little improvement...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football: Week 5 Champs & Chumps

Every week we see some guys go above the call of duty for our fantasy teams. Some guys just seem to know we need a big week and they show up in a BIG way for us. These guys are straight up CHAMPS! Then again for every player posting 35 points we have a guy we expect to kick ass and take names who lays a goose egg by all accounts. This guy is a lot of times the solo reason we drop...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Coach Caldwell Gives QB Stafford Ultimatum

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell made a huge blunder at half time telling his franchise QB, "One more interception and I'm benching you". As a coach it's your responsibility to put your players in the best possible position to be successful. Ultimatums serve no purpose other than degrading your player, and causing the player to have apprehension with his decision making. Coach...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Injury Recap: Week 5

Running backs  Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs Injury: torn ACL Status: out for rest of season Fantasy impact: The Chiefs still anxiously await confirmation of an initial ACL tear diagnosis. Regardless of the severity, Charles will miss significant time leaving his involvement to second year Charcandrick West and longtime handcuff Knile Davis. While West sits higher on the depth...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

FN "MMH": Three Overtime Thrillers Highlight NFL Week 5

Football Nation proudly presents episode 16 in Season 4 of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. This episode starts with the three overtime thrillers from Week 5. The Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons each erased fourth quarter deficits and won in overtime to remain undefeated while the Cleveland Browns picked up a huge overtime victory over rival Baltimore. In the...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite Slow Start, Patriots Man-Handle Cowboys

The undefeated New England Patriots traveled to Dallas to face the Cowboys in a contest anticipated to be competitive since the schedules emerged in the off-season. But with at least two of its biggest stars out, the Dallas Cowboys were no match for Belichick's Patriots. The game may have started slowly, but a much-maligned and under-rated defense kept the Cowboys stuttering from...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Robert Alford Seals The Victory For The 5-0 Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons start 5-0 for just the second time in team history after a 25-19 win over the Washington Redskins. Overcoming two missed field goals by seemingly automatic Matt Bryant, and erratic play of Quarterback Matt Ryan, the Falcons pull out a hard fought win, sealed by Robert Alford in OT with a key interception which he ran back for a touchdown. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones struggled...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Season Wee 5: Five Things We Learned

With just the Sunday night and Monday night games remaining this weekend, the NFL season is just about five weeks old. Of course there is still a long way to go in the season, but fans are getting a general idea of where each team stands among the rest of the league.  Additionally, there are several observations NFL fans can make based on just the results from Week 5. There are...
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October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

How The Patriots Will Handle Brandon Weeden And The Cowboys

For two weeks we've been hearing how the New England Patriots will easily dominate the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at At&T Stadium. And for two weeks we have watched Brandon Weeden let his team down and fall to 2-2 on the year. But Patriot Nation needs to remember 2014 when their own boys started 2-2 and went on to finish with a 12-4 record and the Lombardi Trophy in hand. Brandon...
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October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 5 Predictions: Scores And Stats For Each Week 5 Game

Well it’s week five, everybody. We are officially one quarter of the way through a 2015 season that feels like it started just yesterday. By this point, people are starting to make their playoff predictions, MVP picks and so on; but me? I don’t look that far in advance, I like to look at the current week. And in that spirit, I’m going to be looking at each week five game, give...
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October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Odell Beckham Jr. Sophmore Jinx?

In 2014, Odell Beckham Jr. played only 12 games and ended up winning the offensive rookie of the year. His overall stats of 91 receptions/1,305 yards and 12 TD’s gave him a trip to the Pro Bowl. However; through the first 4 games of his sophomore season, Beckham has only amassed 24 receptions/307 yards and 2 TD’s. Not bad numbers for a WR through 4 games, however; if you’re...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Five 2014 NFL Playoff Teams That Are in Big Trouble in 2015

We’re entering just the fifth week in the 2015 NFL season, but it’s already becoming clear that the 2015 playoffs have the potential to look very, very different from the 2014 edition. Thanks to disappointing performances, brutal injuries, and surprise contenders, several of 2014’s playoff teams find themselves with their backs against the wall. Here are the five 2014 playoff...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeremy Maclin vs. Eagles' Wide Receivers

As the first quarter of the season is over, the Eagles can start to take a look at the comparison between players traded in the offseason.  Sam Bradford vs. Nick Foles is a popular discussion in Philadelphia sports now.  It can be argued that Foles is having the better year.  LeSean McCoy, on the other hand, has been injured, and Karlos Williams is handling the duties well for...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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