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Big 12 Week 15 Preview and Predictions

Athlon Sports previews Week 15 of the Big 12 season.
Big 12 2014 Week 15 Preview and Predictions

There is one Power 5 league that is playing a semi-full slate of games this weekend and it’s the league embroiled with the most controversy.

 

TCU appears to be the better overall football team currently, as the College Football Playoff Committee clearly has stated. However, it shouldn’t sit well with anyone that Baylor could be THE Big 12 champion and own head-to-head bragging rights over TCU and still get left out in favor of the Frogs despite a virtually identical resume.

 

Fantasy Football 2014 Kicker Rankings: Week 14

Rookie Cody Parkey is not only leading the NFL in scoring, he's also leading his position in fantasy points
Fantasy Football 2014 Kicker Rankings: Week 14

Stephen Gostkowski is No. 1 in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 14, but he’s ceded his standing as the most productive at the position, at least for now. Instead that distinction currently belongs to Cody Parkey. The rookie is now leading both the NFL and fantasy in scoring after booting four field goals and three PATs in the Eagles’ 33-10 Thanksgiving win in Dallas. Parkey is probably locked in as a top-five option the rest of the way.

Fantasy Football 2014 Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 14

Robert Quinn and the Rams shut out the Raiders 52-0 in Week 13
Fantasy Football 2014 Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 14

After what St. Louis did to Oakland last week, how can the Raiders’ opponent not lead off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings for Week 14? The Rams shut out the Raiders 52-0, racking up six sacks, five takeaways (3 INTs, 2 fumbles), and a touchdown (34 fantasy points, Athlon scoring) in the process. Oakland will host San Francisco on Sunday, which is why the 49ers are our choice for No. 1. St. Louis is just two spots behind, as Houston’s matchup against Jacksonville is slightly more appealing than the Rams’ (at WAS).

Fantasy Football 2014 Tight End Rankings: Week 14

Coby Fleener hauled in two touchdowns in Week 13 against Washington
Fantasy Football 2014 Tight End Rankings: Week 14

Coby Fleener had a banner day last week, but it’s the expected return of a teammate that impacts his position on Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 14. Fleener led all TEs with 127 yards and two touchdowns last week, but Dwayne Allen is expected to return after missing the past two games because of an ankle injury.

Fantasy Football 2014 Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14

DeAndre Hopkins exploded for 238 yards and two touchdowns against the Titans
Fantasy Football 2014 Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14

Another week, another breakout performance by a young wideout, but not one that shakes up Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 14 too much. Houston’s DeAndre Hopkins topped all of his peers with his 238-yard, two-touchdown showing against Tennessee.

Fantasy Football 2014 Running Back Rankings: Week 14

Le'Veon Bell is second in the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 1,689
Fantasy Football 2014 Running Back Rankings: Week 14

Le’Veon Bell led off this list last week and he didn’t disappoint, but it was the return of another workhorse that prompted a change on Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 14. After missing the past two games because of a groin injury, Arian Foster was back at it this past Sunday for the Texans.

Fantasy Football 2014 Quarterback Rankings: Week 14

Ryan Fitzpatrick had a career day Sunday against his former team, throwing six touchdown passes and putting up 51.3 fantasy points against the Titans
Fantasy Football 2014 Quarterback Rankings: Week 14

Even though there’s been a change atop the quarterback leaderboard, Aaron Rodgers maintains his spot atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 14. Andrew Luck tossed a season-best five touchdown passes against Washington, allowing him to move past Peyton Manning for the top spot in fantasy points.

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Championship Weekend

Outlandish and outrageous things to watch for in college football this weekend.
Outrageous College Football Predictions: 2014 Championship Weekend

The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall.

 

The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 15.

 

Note: The point of this column is to have some fun and make some outlandish predictions. Please react accordingly.

 

Expert Poll: Week 14 Heisman Trophy Voting

Amari Cooper was unstoppable against Auburn.
Expert Poll: Week 14 Heisman Trophy Voting

Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy.

 

Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point.

 

The Panel:

 

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