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Pennell’s Picks: Fantasy NASCAR Trends at Martinsville

Jay Pennell looks at favorites and darkhorses for Sunday's race at Martinsville
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<p> Athlon Sports contributor Jay Pennell looks at favorites and darkhorses for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.</p>
2012

by Jay Pennell

Few sports crisscross the United States quite like NASCAR, and with that, the Sprint Cup Series returns to the East Coast this weekend for the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Fantasy Baseball Studs to Avoid in 2012

Who are the top-40 fantasy players to stay away from in 2012?
<p> Who are the top-40 fantasy players to stay away from in 2012?</p>
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— by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter)

Every year there are sure-fire, can't-miss fantasy studs who go in the first couple of rounds and end up, for a variety of reasons, costing a GM a chance at a fantasy championship. Owners of Hanley Ramirez in 2011 know all about what I am talking about. It is imperative that your first three picks are sound. Without production from your first couple of picks, be it injury or otherwise, it is very difficult to compete for a fantasy championship.

Fantasy Baseball Sleepers and Busts: Closers

Who are the biggest sleepers and busts to watch out for on the fantasy diamond?
<p> Fantasy Baseball Sleepers and Busts: Closers</p>
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— by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter), published on Mar. 2, 2012

Who are the biggest sleepers and busts to watch out for on the fantasy diamond?

Using Athlon Sports’ consensus Top 150 as the barometer, here are some potential sleepers to keep an eye on and some possible busts to be wary of when it comes to drafting your fantasy teams this season.

Fantasy Baseball Sleepers and Busts: Starting Pitching

Who are the biggest sleepers and busts to watch out for on the fantasy diamond?
<p> Fantasy Baseball Sleepers and Busts: Starting Pitching</p>
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— by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter), published on Mar. 1, 2012

Who are the biggest sleepers and busts to watch out for on the fantasy diamond?

Using Athlon Sports’ consensus Top 150 as the barometer, here are some potential sleepers to keep an eye on and some possible busts to be wary of when it comes to drafting your fantasy teams this season.

Fantasy Baseball's No. 1 Pick; Not Pujols, Cabrera or Kemp

Athlon's fantasy guru might surprise you with who he would take with the No. 1 pick.
<p> Athlon's fantasy guru might surprise you with who he would take with the No. 1 pick.</p>
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The Athlon staff debated who they would take with the No. 1 pick in the 2012 MLB fantasy draft today, but after 26 years of loyal service to Athlon Sports, Editorial Director — and fantasy baseball guru — Charlie Miller deserves a few extra words...

Is Adrian Peterson going to come through in fantasy title games?

Should the Vikings running back be in your week 16 lineup?
<p> Should the Vikings running back be in your week 16 lineup?</p>

It’s championship week in fantasy football and we apparently have trust issues with the best back in the NFL. Well, it’s not so much trusting him as much as it is how the team uses him and what is actual health is.

Shonn Greene owners Take Note: Rex Ryan Says Jets to Return to Running Ways

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In the wake of Sunday night's disheartening 34-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan promised at least one change in their offensive game plan — a recommitment to the running game. In other words, "Ground & Pound" is back.

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