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Fantasy Football Week 5 Mailbag: Answering Start/Sit Questions And More

It’s almost time for fantasy football owners to set their lineups for Week 5 of the NFL season. Some of you still are unsure of who to play in certain positions, and that’s OK. We’re here to help with our fantasy mailbag. As always, thanks for sending questions for our mailbag using the NESN Twitter and Facebook pages. We answered some of the best ones below. @NESN what do...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Malcolm Butler’s Matchup Among Six Things To Watch In Patriots-Cowboys

Just over a month ago, NFL fans were preparing for an Eastern Illinois quarterback showdown between Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo on Oct. 11. My, how things have changed. Since the beginning of September, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had his four-game suspension vacated, and Romo broke his collarbone in the Dallas Cowboys’ second game of the season. A matchup showcasing...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Ryan Wendell Probable To Play Vs. Cowboys

FOXBORO, Mass. — One of the New England Patriots’ offensive captains could make his season debut Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Offensive lineman Ryan Wendell is probable to play Sunday after he was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with an illness. Check out the Patriots’ full injury report below: QUESTIONABLE CB Bradley Fletcher (hamstring...
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Cowboys’ Sean Lee cleared to play vs. Patriots after concussion battle

By Ricky Doyle The Dallas Cowboys received good news regarding their defense Friday. Linebacker Sean Lee, who suffered a concussion in last week’s loss to the New Orleans Saints, will return Sunday when the Cowboys host the New England Patriots. Lee cleared the concussion protocol and had no limitations during practice Friday, according to the six-year veteran. The Cowboys’...
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Borussia Dortmund Bids Jurgen Klopp Beatles-Style ‘Good Luck’ At LFC (Photo)

Jurgen Klopp arrived in Liverpool with a touch of Beatlemania, as fans the Reds greeted their new manager with a level of excitement not seen in ages. Klopp’s former team, Borussia Dortmund, predicted he’d receive such a reception. Borussia Dortmund on Thursday wished Klopp good luck at Liverpool with a witty Beatles-themed message on Twitter. The German clubbed combined an image...
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Jerry Jones: Cowboys-Patriots Week 5 Game Like ‘David Against Goliath’

The New England Patriots’ Week 5 game against the Dallas Cowboys is a mismatch on paper. The Patriots are coming off a bye week with a perfect 3-0 record after crushing the Jacksonville Jaguars 51-17 in Week 3. The Cowboys will enter the contest with a 2-2 record after suffering back-to-back losses, including a 26-20 overtime defeat last week against the New Orleans Saints. Plus...
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Fantasy Football Week 5: Start, Sit Advice For Toughest Lineup Decisions

We’re already past the quarter mark of the 2015 NFL season, and the bye weeks are giving fantasy football owners some tough decisions regarding who to start and sit on their roster. Luckily for you, we have the answers. Check out the lists below for advice on some of the toughest decisions this week. QuarterbacksStart: Philip Rivers (Chargers), Marcus Mariota (Titans), Alex Smith...
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Jerry Jones Explains Awkward Comments About Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen

OK, Jerry Jones. You’re making things awkward. Jones offered a head-scratching take on Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s marriage earlier this week, saying the New England Patriots quarterback “went up in my eyes 100 percent” when he married the popular supermodel. The Dallas Cowboys owner doubled-down Friday on KRLD-FM in Dallas, referencing actor Richard Burton and actress...
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Bruins Practice Notes: Zdeno Chara Still Day To Day; Seth Griffith Skates

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins had perfect attendance at practice Friday, including a fourth consecutive day of full participation by Zdeno Chara. Chara sat out Thursday’s season-opening loss to the Winnipeg Jets as he continues to recover from an upper body injury suffered in the preseason. His status for Saturday night’s showdown with the Montreal Canadiens remains undetermined...
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Gostkowski is best kicker in NFL, according to peers

New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski definitely has the respect of his peers. ESPN.com asked 24 NFL kickers after Week 4 of the 2015 season, “Who are the best kickers in the NFL?” Gostkowski was voted tops in the league, according to the survey. Gostkowski led the way with 18 votes. Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens ranked second with 13 votes and Adam Vinatieri...
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Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Sepp Blatter isn’t going down without a fight. Blatter has appealed his suspension from FIFA and all soccer activities around the world, The BBC and Reuters reported Friday. Blatter, FIFA’s longtime president, launched his fight just one day after the Ethic’s Committee decided to ban him and two other high-ranking officials, Michel Platini and Jerome Valcke, amid allegations...
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Bill Belichick: Dion Lewis Has ‘Good Power And Explosiveness’ For His Size

FOXBORO, Mass. — Dion Lewis is pigeonholed as a third-down running back because of his small stature, but he’s proven to be much more in his short time with the New England Patriots. Lewis, who’s just 5-foot-8, 195 pounds, is on pace for 160 carries and 11 rushing touchdowns for the Patriots. Only Kevin Faulk has received more carries as an undersized Patriots running back...
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Watch Astros-Royals ALDS Game 2 Online (Live Stream)

The Houston Astros took a 1-0 lead in the American League Division Series with a 5-2 Game 1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. The Royals had the AL’s best record in the regular season, but they are just one loss away from heading to Houston in an 0-2 hole facing elimination with two road games ahead. Here’s how to watch Astros-Royals. When: Friday, Oct. 9 at...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Rangers-Blue Jays ALDS Game 2 Online (Live Stream)

The Texas Rangers earned a 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Thursday. It came with a price, though. Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre won’t play in Game 2 after suffering an injury in the opener, which improves Toronto’s chances of evening the series before it heads to Texas for Game 3 and Game 4. Here’s how to watch...
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Patriots Practice Report: Perfect Attendance In Preparation For Week 5

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are looking healthy heading into their Week 5 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. The Patriots had perfect attendance for their fourth consecutive practice. Even wide receiver Brandon LaFell, linebacker Dane Fletcher and defensive tackle Chris Jones, all of whom currently are on the PUP list, spent warmups out of uniform with their teammates...
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Colts fans planning to taunt Tom Brady with a blimp

— perhaps wasting a lot of money in the process — in the hopes of rattling quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Good luck with that. A reader recently sent Barstool Sports an email relaying a separate email stating that Colts fans plan to fly a blimp over Lucas Oil Stadium next Sunday when New England and Indianapolis square off in a Week 6 rematch of last season’s...
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DraftKings Week 5 Dream Lineup: Le’Veon Bell, Philip Rivers Among Best Picks

Week 5 of the 2015 NFL season has started, and it’s time to submit your final lineups for DraftKings leagues. Here’s a look at which players we believe will perform at a high level for fantasy owners in daily leagues. Quarterback: Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers ($6,200) Rivers leads the NFL in passing yards and has eight touchdowns with four interceptions. He also gets his...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots-Cowboys Odds: Brady’s Bunch Favored In Jerry’s World Showdown

Following a bye in Week 4, the undefeated New England Patriots return to action on Sunday visiting the ailing Dallas Cowboys as 9-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Patriots are off to a hot start, dominating in their three outings and most recently crushing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3 by a 51-17 margin while easily covering as big 14-point...
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Jurgen Klopp Dubs Self ‘The Normal One’ In Opposition To Jose Mourinho (Video)

We always knew Jurgen Klopp could command a room in Germany. We now can add England to the list. Klopp lived up to his reputation as a media darling Friday during his introductory press conference as Liverpool’s manager. Klopp answered reporters’ questions with expected honesty, wit and humor. But when one scribe asked Klopp to compare his own arrival in English soccer with...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 5 NESN Football Update: Patriots Look To Stay Undefeated

After an early bye week, the New England Patriots are back in action in Week 5 when they take on the injury-riddled Dallas Cowboys. NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava and Patriots beat writer Doug Kyed break down the matchup in the Week 5 edition of “NESN Football Update.” Also in the show, Mike Cole analyzes the best and worst teams in football in his power rankings, Ben Watanabe...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pagano 'supremely confident' about chances vs. Pats

Chuck Pagano has a new favorite phrase. The Indianapolis Colts head coach said leading up to his team’s Week 4 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars that he was “supremely confident” injured quarterback Andrew Luck would play. That didn’t happen, as 40-year-old Matt Hasselbeck started in Luck’s place, but Pagano still was ready to go back to the “supremely confident”...
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Adrian Beltre ruled out for Game 2 of ALDS with back injury

Momentum in the ALDS might have shifted to the Toronto Blue Jays. Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has officially been ruled out for game two of the division series. Rangers' Adrian Beltre (back) not in lineup today for Game 2 of ALDS vs Blue Jays. pic.twitter.com/I1Lqy8oYqq — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 9, 2015 Beltre injured his back sliding into second...
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Tom Werner: Jurgen Klopp’s Charisma Can ‘Reignite’ Liverpool, Connect With Fans

Liverpool Football Club announced Thursday night Jürgen Klopp had been appointed as the club’s new manager, taking immediate charge of first-team responsibilities. The club’s ownership, Fenway Sports Group, moved decisively to secure the 48-year-old German, who arrives at Anfield with a track record of winning, as well as being one of the most coveted managerial talents in world...
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Pirates’ Sean Rodriguez Apologizes To Gatorade Cooler He Smashed

Sean Rodriguez made a fool of himself in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 4-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs in Wednesday night’s National League Wild Card Game. The veteran first baseman was ejected from the game for his role in a benches clearing brawl that began when Cubs starter Jake Arrieta was hit on his hip by a pitch in the seventh inning. Rodriguez appeared to take a swing at a Cubs...
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Jurgen Klopp Believes In LFC Potential, Promises ‘Fast, Emotional’ Style Of Play

Jurgen Klopp’s first interview as Liverpool manager suggests something special is about to happen at Anfield. Klopp on Thursday discussed with LiverpoolFC.com why he chose the Reds, his immediate plans for the team and what fans can expect from his side. Klopp’s wide-ranging interview offered hope for a bright and successful future under the 48-year-old German. Owners Fenway...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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