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Five injuries to monitor entering Week 3

With the weekend arriving, here are a handful of NFL injuries to keep an eye on for Week 3. Thomas Rawls: The second-year running back was supposed to be a breakout fantasy star in 2016, but Rawls hasn’t been healthy. He has been missing Seattle Seahawks practices all week with shin injury, which puts his status for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers very much in doubt...
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Five teams that can’t afford to lose in Week 3

We are officially through the first two weeks of the 2016 NFL season and we are beginning to find out which teams are good and not so good. As we head into Week 3, this is a pivotal time for some teams, who are still winless on the season. Majority of these teams played well one week and looked bad the next, while others have lost by less than a touchdown. With that being said,...
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The most interesting team in the NFL: Week 3 edition

Each Friday this NFL season, we’re taking a quick look at the league’s most interesting team in action that weekend. This week, we’re going with the Minnesota Vikings. Why the Vikings? Because Sam Bradford looked like Tom freakin’ Brad circa 2007 against the Green Bay Packers in his Vikings debut Sunday night, but now the oft-injured, inconsistent former No. 1 overall pick...
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Aaron Rodgers: ‘I Know I Have to Play Better, And I Will’

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have been one of the hottest topics around football, but not for good reasons. After losing to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football last week, fans and the media began freaking out about the issues that the offense has continued having this season. Last season was a brutal year for the Green Bay offense and it was expected to improve...
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Adrian Peterson may be finished with the Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson has widely been viewed as the best running back in the NFL throughout the majority of his career. He has been the face of the Minnesota Vikings’ franchise and has helped get them back to relevance in recent years. Unfortunately, his tenure with the Vikings could be coming to an end. According to a report from Pro Football Talk, Peterson may be done with the Vikings...
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Watch: Jacoby Brissett runs for 27 yard TD

The third string quarterback of the New England Patriots looked pretty good on this play! @JBrissett12! 27 yards to the HOUSE! : https://t.co/cwnT5bPB2K: @NFLonCBS #TNF #HOUvsNE https://t.co/WSJXu2kf2T — NFL (@NFL) September 23, 2016
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TGS Week 3 NFL Power Rankings: Texans, Vikings make big jumps

Editor’s Note: The NFL Power Rankings this season at This Given Sunday are a collaborative effort between Matt Clapp and Jay Rigdon. Feel free to tell them how much they hate your team on Twitter (@Matt2Clapp; @JayRigdon5). 1. New England Patriots (2-0; Last Week: 1)  New England is down to their third-string quarterback this week, and possibly next week as well. Julian Edelman...
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NFL quarterback power rankings: Week 3 edition

Throughout the 2016 NFL regular season, we’re ranking the league’s top 10 quarterbacks. Here’s how we view things after Week 2… 1. Eli Manning, Giants: I can’t believe I’m saying this, because I’ve often been critical of Eli, but the guy has been nearly perfect this season. Deep, short, intermediate, you name it. He’s hitting everything. Manning leads the league with...
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TGS weekly MVP tracker: A defensive player leads entering Week 3

With 15 whole weeks remaining in the 2016 NFL regular season, here’s how we view the MVP race… 1. Von Miller, Broncos: It takes a lot for a defensive player to win MVP, but Miller has carried the Broncos in back-to-back wins to start the season. He’s been the most dominant player in football by a wide margin, which has him in the top spot early on.  2. Eli Manning, Giants...
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Week 3 NFL game watchability rankings

Week 3 is here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner. Most of you have your favorites and fantasy players to track. But in case you’re completely neutral or need help breaking ties with regard to what to watch, we’ve ranked all 16 games from most appealing to least enticing. 1....
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NFL Injury Report: Post-Week 2 Edition

Taking a look at the biggest injuries from around the NFL and their impact on Week 3 and beyond. Jimmy Garoppolo, New England Patriots (shoulder injury, day-to-day)  Jimmy Garoppolo is likely out for Thursday Night Football against the Houston Texans, but the Patriots still have hopes that their backup and current Tom Brady replacement can play hurt with a shoulder injury. A shoulder...
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Top 5 NFL Players from Week 2

This weekly segment will highlight the best performances of the week in the NFL. Every position and player is eligible, all it requires is a truly epic showing. It’s not always stat driven, or analytics grade driven, though those things help you get on this list. 1. Von Miller, LB, Denver Broncos Sometimes people worry that  big new contract will make a player less focused on...
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Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers regressing with offensive struggles

The first two weeks of the NFL season have been a difficult stretch for the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers as the usually potent Packers offense has stalled to open 2016. As two lackluster performances in back to back games to open the season has now raised concerns in Green Bay in regards to Rodgers and the struggling offense. Rodgers and the Packers had a rough...
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Mike Wallace Has Become a Must Play Fantasy Football Option

Mike Wallace is without question one of the most underrated receivers throughout the first two weeks of the 2016 NFL season. He has been a huge threat for the Baltimore Ravens. Joe Flacco has seemingly found a new favorite target as well, although he still has Steve Smith Sr. and multiple other options to throw to. Throughout the first two weeks of the season, Wallace has caught...
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Ryan Grigson Must Improve the Indianapolis Colts’ Offensive Line

Ryan Grigson drafted Ryan Kelly in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft but did nothing else to improve the Indianapolis Colts’ offensive line. It was a decision that shocked many Colts fans, especially with the issues that star quarterback Andrew Luck has dealt because of the porous offensive line. Unfortunately for the Colts and the sanity of their fan base, Grigson’s gamble...
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Carson Palmer hits major milestone in NFL career vs. Buccaneers

Carson Palmer is one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks this season and is hoping to lead the Arizona Cardinals deep into the 2016 postseason. Arizona is without question one of the teams to beat in the NFC this season, although they have a lot of talent to go up against in order to make a run at a Super Bowl 51 appearance. That being said, Palmer hit a major milestone in his career...
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Watch: Justin Hardy catches ball for TD after it bounces off teammate

One of his teammates couldn’t hold onto the ball but Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Justin Hardy was in the right place at the right time and had the awareness to wrap up the ball for a go-ahead TD for the Falcons. OMG THIS TD https://t.co/8d4RQvJOyB — Matt Clapp (@Matt2Clapp) September 18, 2016
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Watch: Marcus Mariota drops in perfect TD pass to Andre Johnson

Check out this perfect pass from Marcus Mariota as he drops this pass right into Andre Johnson’s hands. This was the game winning play as it gave the Titans a one point advantage late in the fourth quarter and the Lions could not answer. This Marcus Mariota to Andre Johnson TD is AS GOOD AS IT GETS! WOW. #TENvsDET https://t.co/Iup1QPv5Kt — NFL (@NFL) September 18, 2016
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Watch: LaGarrette Blount hurdles defender on 26 yard run

Look at the vision and athleticism on this play by New England Patriots running back LaGarrette Blount…. .@LG_Blount is hurdling humans AGAIN! Just another day at the office. #MIAvsNE https://t.co/nf8wTEjhqL — NFL (@NFL) September 18, 2016
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Watch: Cam Newton hits Greg Olsen for 78 yard TD pass

How did Greg Olsen get so wide open on this play? Cam Newton saw him and hit him in stride for this long touchdown pass….. Hopefully you started @CameronNewton + @GregOlsen88 today in Fantasy… 78-yard TOUCHDOWN! #KeepPounding #SFvsCAR https://t.co/Ml2COa0krk — NFL (@NFL) September 18, 2016
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Watch: Isaiah Crowell breaks 85 yard TD run

Check out this run by Isaiah Crowell! He hits the hole, beats the final two defenders and then he’s gone! EIGHTY FIVE YARDS. Wow. Wow. Wow.@IsaiahCrowell34 #CLEvsBAL https://t.co/IRdgwHQMWE — NFL (@NFL) September 18, 2016
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Watch: Corey Coleman catches first NFL TD pass

In his rookie debut last week, Corey Coleman caught 2 passes for 69 yards for the Cleveland Browns. This week, he has his first NFL TD catch….. It doesn't get much better than this… WOW. Welcome to the NFL, @TheCoreyColeman! #CLEvsBAL https://t.co/TxtDtZ0Hf4 — NFL (@NFL) September 18, 2016
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Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens: Three fantasy football sleepers

One of the more intriguing matchups this week is the Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens game. While the game may not be receiving much national attention, there are quite a few storylines to keep an eye on throughout the course of the game. Hue Jackson and the Browns have a dilemma at the quarterback position following the injury to Robert Griffin III. Josh McCown will start,...
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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Three fantasy football sleepers

The second week of the 2016 NFL season is set to continue and there are quite a few big games on the schedule. One of those big games is an AFC North division rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Steelers. As the second week of the season continues, fantasy football owners are freaking out about who to put in their lineups. Looking at this game in particular, there...
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Fantasy Football Week 2 Prediction: Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers

Eddie Lacy is entering a Week 2 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings that has fantasy football owners wondering whether to insert him into their lineups or not. The Green Bay Packers’ starting running back has been extremely inconsistent over the past couple of years and has become a risky play at times. Looking ahead to Week 2 action against the Vikings, what should fantasy owners...
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