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Fantasy Football 2014: Hate the team you drafted? Pick up these players 0

  • Posted by: David Gonos
  • September 4, 2014, 3:47 PM

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Entering the first week of NFL action, fantasy owners are usually reluctant to immediately make roster moves reticent to make roster moves after doing tons of draft prep on the guys they ended up drafting. But no matter how much research you do, NFL teams can still change up rosters and depth charts enough to ruin your fantasy players’ values or improve the value of some free agents.

Each week, we’ll share 8-12 players we think are worth a look in standard fantasy football leagues based on performance and upcoming matchups. Each of these players listed are owned in fewer than 30 percent of leagues on CBS Sports, ESPN and Yahoo leagues.
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2014 NFL Power Rankings: Week One 0

  • Posted by: Lauren Shute
  • September 3, 2014, 12:21 PM

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It’s that time of year again. School is starting and the leaves are beginning to change. But the big story? The NFL is back! After four intriguing weeks of preseason games and training camps, it’s time for the real thing. Whether you’re sitting down this Sunday to watch the Packers battle the Seahawks or the Colts take on the Broncos, make sure to check out to see our latest Power Rankings.

It’s going to be a long season, and we’re glad it’s finally here!

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Fantasy Football 2014: Calculated Risk: Is Taking an RB Riskier Than a WR Early in Drafts? 0

  • Posted by: Alex Hampl
  • September 2, 2014, 12:33 PM

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In our running backs primer article, David Gonos mentioned how risky running backs are these days. Indeed, if you drafted Doug Martin, Arian Foster, C.J. Spiller, Trent Richardson or Ray Rice in the first round last year, you might be tempted to avoid running backs early in favor of elite wide receivers (or one particular tight end). Those top receivers are safer picks right? Not so fast. Does this line of thinking have any statistical merit? The answer is yes and no.
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Florida State Squeaks by Oklahoma State in Season Opener 0

  • Posted by: Jake Aron
  • August 31, 2014, 8:47 AM

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The defending national champion Florida State Seminoles won their season opener against Oklahoma State, 37-31, Saturday night. But it was not easy.

The teams met at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Entering the game, Florida State was ranked number 1 in the nation. Oklahoma State wasn’t ranked. And a game that was supposed to be a blow out turned out to be a nail-biter.
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Chris Kluwe and the Realest Fantasy Draft 0

  • Posted by: Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • August 29, 2014, 2:15 PM

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It's almost time for the start of the 2014 NFL season — which means you probably have a fantasy draft coming up. But chances are yours will be nothing like the one former punter Chris Kluwe lords over in this Sports Illustrated Funniest People in Sports video. In fact, it's probably the most fantastical fantasy draft ever assembled. 
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Fantasy Football 2014: Fantasy Impact of the Logan Mankins Trade 0

  • Posted by: Michael Beller
  • August 29, 2014, 12:47 PM

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers swung a stunner of a trade on Tuesday, getting six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots for tight end Tim Wright and a fourth-round pick. Unless you’re Tom Brady, you aren’t off-limits in Bill Belichick’s book.

From a fantasy perspective, the biggest winner is Doug Martin. After a huge rookie season, Martin suffered through a dreadful 2013 campaign before a torn labrum ended his year. However, a lot of the blame for Martin’s disappointing sophomore season owes to the offensive line. According to Pro Football Focus, Tampa Bay was the fifth-worst run-blocking unit in the league last year. The Buccaneers were so desperate for help up front that they were apparently willing to take on Richie Incognito before they were able to pry Mankins away from the Patriots.
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Adrian Peterson is Ready2Go 0

  • Posted by: Lauren Shute
  • August 28, 2014, 3:29 PM

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When not helping Minnesota Vikings rookies adjust to the NFL, star running back Adrian Peterson is working with kids so they can deal with their serious food allergies. 

Recently, Peterson partnered with the public health awareness campaign Ready2Go to get kids with life-threatening allergies to share their plans for dealing with anaphylaxis (a very serious allergic reaction). Kids submitted videos where they talked about their action plans, and AP helped choose — ahem, draft — three winners.
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