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NFL Through Week 4: Biggest Player Surprises And Disappointments

Football Lunch 2.0 – “Serving up stat sandwiches with a side of fact fries” Did you know studies have shown that a lot of people prefer to hear bad news first?  So in keeping with that ideology, I'll start off with the players that have been a disappointment so far this season and then cheer you up with those that have surprised us all in a good way.  You're welcome. Quarterback...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Predictions And Analysis For Each Week 5 NFL Matchup

Last week: 9-5 Season total: 36-27 Jacksonville Jaguars (+2.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers I really like the youth in the Jacksonville offense with Bortles, Yeldon, Robinson, and Hurns. We have yet to see this offense explode, and I'm thinking this is the game they will. Tampa Bay has a poor defensive unit all around, and their offense is incapable of keeping up in a shootout. Jags win...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 5 of the 2015 NFL Season!

Sometimes you gets the bear, sometimes the bear gets you. Nostrathomas had solid results straight-up last week, 9-6, but got roughed up a bit against the spread, 5-8-1, his first sub-.500 week against the spread this season. Still, a documented 44-19 straight-up and 36-25-1 against the spread in 2015 is a record that Nostrathomas will put up against any pigskin pickers in the business...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy DraftKings Dumpster Diving Week 5

Any daily fantasy player participating in a guaranteed prize pool tournament will be searching the player pool for values that will help them construct their lineup. This column is designed to provide insight on some tournament plays of the week that provide great value.  Quarterback Blake Bortles ($5,100)The second-year quarterback from the University of Central Florida is priced...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

DraftKings Week 5 Cheatsheet: Best Buy and Over Priced

There’s 7 Million Dollars up for grabs in Week 5 with $1.2 million going to 1st, $500,000 going to 2nd, and the top 83,000 teams gets paid out. We are talking about BIG BIG bucks here. FFChamps.com helps our members win MORE money on DraftKings. Get your FREE membership to FFChamps with just a $5 deposit on DraftKings. Plus you’ll get a FREE entry into a Million Dollar Contest...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: Top 5 Issues Heading Into Week 5

The Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) are currently in fourth place in the NFC East.  However, because their most recent loss came against the Redskins, they are currently (0-2) in the division.  Nonetheless, the Eagles are only one game behind the rest of the division, in which every other team is tied at (2-2).  The team needs a drastic change to stay competitive with the league. ...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football: Must Play, OK, No Way Week 5

Like many fantasy football experts out there last year I wrote a weekly article with starts and sits for the upcoming week. Even as I write my own starts and sits I still like to look around the fantasy football writers landscape and one thing I always notice that I have never liked is the title “Start em or Sit em” or any variation of that title. After think long and hard about...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Teams That Should be on Upset Alert in Week 5

Five weeks into the NFL season, things are starting to take shape. Fans have a better understanding now of what to expect from their team each week, but that doesn’t mean that any game is a foregone conclusion. As injuries mount and division races develop, upset possibilities only become more intriguing. And in week five, a few teams need to work a little harder to avoid an embarrassing...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL 2015 Regular Season: Week 5 Analysis And Predictions

Bye Week: Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets   Thursday, October 8th   Indianapolis Colts (2-2) @ Houston Texans (1-3), 8:25 pm The Colts have now won two straight, albeit against two teams that picked within the top three in last year’s draft, but with Andrew Luck back, they will look to beat their third consecutive divisional opponent. The Texans...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Kicking is No Longer a Guarantee For Points

Kickers have been valued by deep fans of the NFL, but now we are experiencing a new era of NFL kicking. The PAT has been sent back, and thus dropping extra point percentage to 94%, well under 99% in 2014. 17 misses have already doubled the 8 misses all of last year. But this has gone beyond PATs now. This week was the worst of the low kicking accuracy trend this season has shown...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Charlie Strong Really in Trouble at Texas? Who Could be Next?

The Texas Longhorns have a rich tradition of winning and winning big, but the past several years that hasn't been the case and that has Head Coach Charlie Strong on the hot seat. Charlie Strong took over for legendary Head Coach Mack Brown following the 2013 season and since then, it's been downhill for Strong and the Longhorns. The Longhorns have been doing fairly well in recruiting...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 5 Draftkings Tips: Over/Under Shootouts and Struggles

Week 4 Recap The first over game we had last week really hurt a lot of people as Randel Cobb was very highly owned and the total of this game ended up at 20.  This one was very tough to watch because I found myself yelling at Aaron Rogers to throw the ball.  Rogers was pressured most of the game and the 49ers did a great job of coverage in the backfield.  On the others side the...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

First and 10: 2015 Week 5 Upset & Survivor Picks

An exciting NFL season is ahead for all football fans, and we are here to breakdown the action at Football Nation. As a preview to the season, FN Writers Cooper Allen and Dave Holcomb released their 'First and 10' series, which broke down and made predictions for each division in the league. Allen will not be able to participate every week during the regular season, but 'First and...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Trade Report: Week 5 Bait and Prey

Now one fourth of the way through the fantasy season we are starting to get a real feel for what this season will hold. If a player has not yet played well, it is highly unlikely for them to magically improve their production, while on the flip side it is highly unlikely for a constant producer to disappear off of the fantasy radar. However there are certain exceptions, and these...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Extremely Premature 2015 AFC Playoff Picture

The NFL has reached its quarter mark, which can only mean one thing - it's time for some extremely early playoff predictions. There is plenty of football left in 2015, but we have an idea of what the playoff picture could look like come January. Here is a look at the AFC through four weeks of the 2015 season. One Seed: New England Patriots (3-0)- Life is good at the top. The Patriots...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Extremely Premature 2015 NFC Playoff Picture

The NFL has reached its quarter mark, which can only mean one thing - it's time for some extremely early playoff predictions. There is plenty of football left in 2015, but we have an idea of what the playoff picture could look like come January. Here is a look at the NFC through four weeks of the 2015 season. 1-Green Bay Packers (4-0): The numbers are video game like for the Packers...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Displaying Vision of Grandeur

 Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross's vision of play-offs is a distraction to a team that needs to focus on one game at a time.  Making a coaching change this early in the season, and likely other changes in the coaching staff, is distraction enough to the players. So Ross's comments about "play-offs" is added sauce for goose, as the Dolphins season spirals down-ward. As an Owner why...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The 3 Worst Teams And The Race For The First Draft Pick

The NFL's first draft pick is set for the team with the worst win-loss record.  After 4 weeks the Detroit Lions are 0-4 with Arizona coming to town, and two games with Green Bay on the horizon. The Lions were in the Play-offs last year, and are a very talented team. But like every team, injuries, schedule, and team weakness  all play a roll in their season. So at 0-4 the Lions...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

7 Players Who It May Be Time To Give Up On

The first quarter of this fantasy season has been full of surprises. Devonta Freeman is a guy who immediately comes to mind when I think of this; who would have guessed he would be the number 1 fantasy running back through four weeks? Then there are other guys like Travis Benjamin and Joseph Randle who have also unexpectedly made a good name for themselves this year. But while these...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

PAC 12 Week 5 Review: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

  There were only 4 contests this past weekend in the PAC 12; but each game showed why the conference has been deemed “The Wild, Wild West.” There was an unexpected upset, a team on the rebound, an underdog on the rise, and a blow out of epic proportions. Stanford Head Coach David Shaw every week makes the point, that the PAC 12 is the conference of champions for a reason....
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Cornerbacks With Roots In Canada

  In these years it’s rare for a NFL team to have an undrafted pair of starting cornerbacks. Usually they are among the better athletes in every team, and they are very high regarded for their pass coverage abilities and world-class speed. Darrelle Revis, who returned to the New York Jets this season after winning the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, and the Seattle...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Risers And Fallers Of Week 4: Potential Contenders In The East

Riser #1: New York Giants 17 penalties for a total of 135 yards committed by the Bills might have been the headline, but that should not overshadow the plays made by the Giants to capitalize. They forced two turnovers, did a solid job against a rookie running back that has had plenty of success in recent weeks, and played well on the offensive side of the ball in spite of lacking...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Week 4 Fantasy Football Break-Up: It's You Not Me

Week four has come and gone as has some of our fantasy aspirations.  Okay, dramatic much?  But being 1-3 and or 0-4 is not a good place to be.  And maybe just maybe it is you not me that is causing me this much distress.   So I have decided a break-up is in store.  Unlike those unloaded last week, some of you might have a second chance.  But as for now, here are the players...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Thursday Night Football Week Five: One To Miss?

So as the 2-2 Colts get ready to head to the 1-3 Texans the question is whether or not this is a game that's one for the highlights package? For those loyal to the Colts or Texans they will argue otherwise but it hasn’t been pretty to watch so far. The Colts have won two straight games to leap to the top of a weak AFC South and the Week 4 win against the Jaguars was somewhat fortuitous...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football First Quarter Report Card

So fantasy owners, the first quarter of the seasons over and we have a lot to discuss. We'll go over what's been good so far this season, what's been bad so far and what we can look forward too. We'll discuss what players you need to hold on to, trade for and get rid of. Let's get to it.   The Good   Andy Dalton: Is this the year of the Bengals? Sure looks like it, then again...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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