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Scripted Vandy ready to ride QB Robinette in season opener

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Head coach Derek Mason has been a one-quarterback coach since Day 1 of his new tenure at Vanderbilt. That's why he and offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell were very particular in their months-long scrutiny and ultimate declaration that sophomore Patton Robinette start on Thursday, with Vanderbilt hosting Temple. After beating out redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary...
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Top 7 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

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Fantasy Fox: Two-start pitchers for Fantasy Week 23

The following 39 pitchers are slated for two starts during Week No. 23 of the fantasy baseball season (Aug. 25-31): Top 10 Picks Chris Tillman, Orioles (vs. Rays, vs. Twins) Madison Bumgarner, Giants (vs. Rockies, vs. Brewers) Johnny Cueto, Astros (vs. Cubs, @ Pirates) James Shields, Royals (vs. Yankees, vs. Indians) Jeff Samardzija, Athletics (@ Astros, @ Angels) Alex Wood, Braves...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 30 tight ends for standard-scoring leagues

Here's my updated listing of the top 30 tight ends heading into the final week of the preseason, citing standard-scoring leagues only: Top 30 Tight Ends 1. Jimmy Graham, Saints 2. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots 3. Jordan Cameron, Browns 4. Julius Thomas, Broncos 5. Jordan Reed, Redskins 6. Vernon Davis, 49ers 7. Greg Olsen, Panthers 8. Jason Witten, Cowboys 9. Dennis Pitta, Ravens...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 75 receivers in standard-scoring leagues

Here are my updated rankings for the Top 75 Wide Receivers in standard-scoring leagues, heading into the final week of the NFL preseason. For the purposes of this exercise, let's assume, that Cleveland's Josh Gordon (NFL's leading receiver last year) and Jacksonville's Justin Blackmon (48 targets over four games in 2013) are given year-long drug suspensions by the...
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Titans' Whisenhunt concerned with defense's preseason performances

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With three preseason games played and two weeks until the season opener Sept. 7 at Kansas City, Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt was peppered with questions about his team's defense -- or lack thereof from the first string, which has given up an opening-drive touchdown in each of its preseason outings. That includes Saturday night when Falcons quarterback Matt...
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Fantasy Fox: Updated QB-starter rankings for 2014 season

Here are the updated fantasy rankings for the 32 presumed starting quarterbacks for Week 1. In essence, we're not optimistic that Ryan Fitzpatrick (Houston), Brian Hoyer (Cleveland) and Chad Henne (Jacksonville) will log double-digit starts this season -- severely diminishing their respective yearly values. On the flip side, Vikings QB Matt Cassel seems like a good bet for 10...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 75 tailbacks in standard-scoring leagues

Here are my updated rankings for the top 75 running backs in standard-scoring leagues, a countdown that has plenty of changes among the various drafting tiers -- but none involving the Big Three of superstar rushers: 1-25 1. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs 2. LeSean McCoy, Eagles 3. Adrian Peterson, Vikings 4. Matt Forte, Bears 5. Eddie Lacy, Packers 6. Doug Martin, Buccaneers 7. Le'Veon...
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Rookie QB Mettenberger ready for extended reps vs. Falcons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- On Saturday night, Titans rookie QB Zach Mettenberger will have another chance to prove that impressive preseason results are more than just fool's gold. Titans backup Charlie Whitehurst won't play against the host Falcons in the third preseason game for both teams (injured finger on throwing hand). That leaves Mettenberger taking all the quarterback snaps...
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Fantasy Fox: 'PPR Spectacular' for the 2014 fantasy season

Here's our annual, specialized guide to draft domination in Points Per Reception leagues, with 10 -, 12- or 14-teamers in mind. PPR RULES TO LIVE BY 1. Always Think Receiver! Obviously, you'll need quarterbacks, running backs, defenses/special teams to complement receivers and tight ends on PPR-based rosters. But no matter the round, you should always be pondering the next...
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Former Titans LB Shaw reveals his ALS during Ice Bucket Challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tim Shaw knew, sooner or later, he had to go public that he had ALS. As the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon to raise awareness and money to fight the disease and find a cure swept the country, the former Titans linebacker and special teams captain knew the time had come. Thus, the video he released Tuesday was not just a challenge to the Titans, the football team...
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Top 7 storylines for Week 3 of the NFL preseason

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Fantasy Fox: Top 100 playmakers for 2014 season, Vol. III

Here's our 3.0 version of the Top 100 Fantasy Playmakers For 2014 -- a countdown that once again excludes kickers and defense/special teams ... for the simple reason that no kicker or defense should be a consideration in the first 10 rounds of a 12-team, standard-scoring draft. 1-25 1. RB Jamaal Charles, Chiefs 2. RB LeSean McCoy, Eagles 3. RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings 4. RB...
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Fantasy Fox: Preferred sleepers to target after Round 9

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Fantasy Fox: Overrated assets relative to prescribed draft slot

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Vandy relying heavily on Mason-Dorrell coaching connection

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Karl Dorrell recalls from nearly a quarter century ago the first time he met the student-athlete who's now Vanderbilt's head coach -- and his new boss. It was 1990 and Dorrell was a young and up-and-coming coach who had just been named offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Northern Arizona, which had a scrappy cornerback and return specialist...
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Grizzlies sign second-round pick Stokes

The Grizzlies signed second-round pick Jarnell Stokes to a multi-year contract Monday. Stokes, who was selected by the Jazz with the 35th overall pick out of Tennessee, was traded to Memphis on draft night for a 2016 second-round pick. In three years with the Volunteers, Stokes averaged 13 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.08 blocks on .530 shooting in 29.7 minutes in 87 games. Stokes left...
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Locker shows progress, Hunter much more in Titans' new offense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With the first preseason game a wash, both literally and figuratively, Titans quarterback Jake Locker finally got his first real test Friday night running the new offense. After reviewing game film, Titans first-year coach Ken Whisenhunt said today that Locker passed with flying colors during the two offensive series the first-team offense played in the 31-24...
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Titans fall to Saints in preseason match-up

NEW ORLEANS -- Jimmy Graham didn't hesitate an instant to punctuate a pair of touchdown catches with the goal post-rattling, basketball-style dunks that led the NFL to ban such celebrations coming into this season. Both times, Graham drew penalty flags for unsportsmanlike conduct. With relatively little at stake in preseason game No. 2 on Friday night, the crowd roared its approval...
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Vols give starting nod to senior QB Justin Worley

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Not sure if it resonated in Perth, Australia, or Jakarta, Indonesia, but Tennessee coach Butch Jones put his starting quarterback conversation to rest Thursday by naming senior Justin Worley the opening-game starter for the second-straight year, proclaiming the position to carry international significance in an apparent recruiting posture for future prospects...
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Fantasy Fox: Bye-week saviors; cherished YouTube memories

Citing our recent countdown of the 32 presumed starting quarterbacks, here are the most ideal fantasy backups (those ranked 15-32) to start in 14- or 16-team leagues, during a star QB's bye week: WEEK 4 -- Bye: Peyton Manning, Andy Dalton, Russell Wilson 1. Ryan Tannehill @ Oakland 2. Eli Manning @ Washington 3. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Tampa Bay WEEK 5 -- Bye: Ryan Tannehill 1...
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Fantasy Fox: 'The Ten Commandments' of fantasy drafting

This seems like a good time to dust off an old chestnut from the Sports Illustrated days, providing an updated version of "The Ten Commandments Of Fantasy Drafting." At the very least, it'll give us a chance to debate which actor played "Moses" better -- the incomparable Charlton Heston ... or comic genius Mel Brooks? COMMANDMENT #1: Thou shalt not solely...
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Titans Notebook: Movie break, offensive line set

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- During training camp, the Titans have put in plenty of work on the field and in the film room. But not like Wednesday. Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt surprised the team by taking the players to a local movie theatre before wrapping up the day with a late afternoon practice session. "It was a break," Whisenhunt said. "They've worked hard. It was...
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Top 7 storylines for Week 2 of NFL preseason

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Fantasy Fox: Isolated green-light goodness for '14 playmakers

As part of our ongoing evaluation process of quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends, let's appease the fantasy optimists with a list of noteworthy statistical accomplishments -- or isolated green flags from last season -- that will be repeated in 2014. Guaranteed. Amongst the formerly injured crowd, QBs Aaron Rodgers (only nine starts -- 2,536 yards passing...
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