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Fantasy Fox: Smartphone-friendly cheat sheet for Week 2

Here's an all-encompassing, iPhone-friendly cheat sheet full of Week 2 insight and predictions: WEEK 2 STANDARD-SCORING LEAGUES **QB-Starter Rankings, 1-32 **Top 50 Running Backs **Top 50 Wide Receivers **Top 30 Tight Ends POINTS PER RECEPTION LEAGUES **Top 50 PPR Wideouts **Top 30 PPR Tight Ends GALLERIES **7 Bold Predictions For Week 2 **15 Fun Facts To Digest For Week...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 30 PPR tight ends for Week 2

Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 2, citing Points Per Reception leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which tight ends will tally the best combination of receptions, targets, total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's second weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn'...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 50 PPR wide receivers for Week 2

Here are my top 50 wide receivers for Week 2, citing Points Per Reception leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which pass-catchers will tally the best combination of receptions, targets, receiving yards and touchdowns for the NFL's second weekend. Top 50 PPR Wide Receivers 1-25 1. Demaryius Thomas vs. Kansas...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 50 wideouts for Week 2 (standard scoring)

Here are my top 50 wide receivers for Week 2, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which pass-catchers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's second weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

FOX Sports Carolinas, Hurricanes announce 2014-15 TV schedule

FOX Sports Carolinas and the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes today announced that 79 games of the Canes' 2014-15 season will be televised. Of the 79 games, 67 games will be carried on FOX Sports Carolinas, while 12 will be carried on FOX Sports Carolinas' sister network, SportSouth. John Forslund will handle the Hurricanes play-by-play duties for the 20th...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Downs: Minus Newton, Panthers open with win over Bucs

The Carolina Panthers began the 2014 season on the road at Tampa Bay without starting quarterback Cam Newton. However, with backup quarterback Derek Anderson at the helm, the Panthers managed to squeak out a 20-14 victory on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Here are four key takeaways from the game: 1. Derek Anderson to the Rescue Ever since Newton went down with a hairline fracture...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kalil not worried about Carolina's inexperience on offensive line

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- At the ripe, old age of 29, Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil is the old man of the offensive line. The grizzled veteran. The Godfather.  Kalil will have to rely and draw upon all that wisdom and expertise this season as he will be experiencing something he's never had to deal with -- inexperience all around him. Kalil, who is considered by nearly...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

At 30, Cam Ward is eager to prove he still has what it takes in goal

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Cam Ward may be more than halfway to his 31st birthday, but make no mistake about it -- the baby-faced goaltender still looks as young as he feels. "I'm only 30 years old. I still got ID'ed this summer. In Canada. And the legal (drinking) age in Canada is 18," Ward said, grinning. "That's got to be telling you something. I judge the way...
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ACC Gridiron LIVE: Keys to Virginia Tech-Ohio State matchup

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15 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Coming Attractions: Dominant Duke, Hokies go to the Horseshoe and more

Even Hollywood executives would have a hard time making this week's slate of ACC games sound interesting, outside of Virginia Tech at Ohio State. "In a world where just one ACC team faces a Power 5 opponent, the ACC seeks...redemption?" I mean...sure? Really what the ACC is looking for this week is just to avoid embarrassment. And there aren't very many movies made...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 30 non-PPR tight ends for Week 1

Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 1, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which tight ends will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's opening weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 7 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Overrated assets relative to prescribed draft slot

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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Newton encouraged after rusty start to preseason debut

CHARLOTTE -- In his first preseason game after having offseason ankle surgery, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was both happy and rather disgusted with his performance in his team's 28-16 victory over Kansas City Sunday night at Bank of America Stadium. Overall, Newton played five series and finished 4 of 9 for 65 passing yards. He was sacked twice, had an interception...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 7 storylines for Week 2 of NFL preseason

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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL: 30-year survey of best receivers entering Season 3

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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU's Jimbo Fisher turning to Jordan, Montana for inspiration

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- When Jimbo Fisher returned as LSU's defensive coordinator for the 2004 season, the Tigers program was faced with many of the same challenges that now face his Florida State team. After capturing the '03 BCS title, LSU, then coached by Nick Saban, was searching for a way to stay on top. It didn't happen for the Tigers -- they finished the season 9-3...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Media Days: Winston, Florida State steal the show

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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Winston circus brings drama to typically low-key ACC media days

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference is used to dealing with some of the best basketball players and coaches the sport has ever seen, but never before has the conference seen the likes of Jameis Winston on the football side of things. Winston's type of celebrity and infamy caused conference officials to alter the normal setup at the annual ACC Kickoff preseason media...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston College confident in rushing attack without Williams

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The most popular Boston College player at the ACC Kickoff is one that did not make an appearance at the Grandover Resort, and one that will not be putting on an Eagles uniform this fall. He'll be wearing Giants jersey instead. The loss of running back Andre Williams, a Heisman finalist after leading the nation with 2,177 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns, will...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

'Bama dominates preseason team, individual voting with SEC media

HOOVER, Ala. -- The SEC announced its individual and team choices for preseason media awards on Thursday, with representatives from Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina and Georgia receiving the lion's share of accolades. And to no one's surprise, the Crimson Tide were tabbed as the clear favorite to win the SEC West title and subsequent conference championship. For divisional...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Five storylines to ponder for Day 4 of SEC Media Days

HOOVER, Ala. -- Here are five things to ponder for Day 4 of SEC Media Days, as this four-day festival of over-the-top media banter and cautious coaching quips winds down with Georgia, Ole Miss, Kentucky and Alabama taking center stage. 1. It'll be interesting to see if Alabama coach Nick Saban embraces the 'history repeating' angle of questions from the media In 2008...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Two NC State assistants pull young woman from overturned vehicle

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State assistant coaches Frisman Jackson (wide receivers) and Dave Huxtable (defensive coordinator) teach young people lessons about life all the time. But they taught an unexpected life lesson on Tuesday night on their way home -- this one to a young girl. Jackson tweeted that he and Huxtable pulled a young lady from her car which had overturned on the side of...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Countdown: No. 8 Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh did quite well in its inaugural ACC season, beating the teams it should beat more often than not while losing to the teams it should lose to more often than not, too. All that ultimately resulted in a 7-6 record and a bowl game win over Bowling Green. There's a lot of change on this year's roster at important spots, like quarterback and defensive tackle (without...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephenson signing pushes Hornets toward East's upper echelon

Having Michael Jordan for an owner finally paid dividends for the Charlotte Hornets, as it was his personal face-to-face meeting late Tuesday that enabled his team to land one of the top free agents on the market: shooting guard Lance Stephenson. Stephenson and the Hornets reached a deal that will pay him $27 million over three years. His former team, the Indiana Pacers, had offered...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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