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Fantasy Football 2014 Tight End Rankings: Week 12

Coby Fleener led all TEs in fantasy points in Week 11 with his seven-catch, 144-yard effort against the Patriots
Fantasy Football 2014 Tight End Rankings: Week 12

Rob Gronkowski fared better than Jimmy Graham last Sunday, so for now the pecking order will remain the same as it relates to Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 12. Gronk caught a touchdown pass for the third straight game in the Patriots win over the Colts, while Graham was held to just three catches and 29 yards in the Saints’ home loss to the Bengals.

Fantasy Football 2014 Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 12

Demaryius Thomas has gone over 100 yards receiving in seven straight games
Fantasy Football 2014 Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 12

Antonio Brown is on bye so for at least this week, he will cede the No. 1 spot on Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 12 to Demaryius Thomas. Brown leads the position in fantasy points, but Thomas isn’t too far behind after stringing together seven straight games with at least 100 yards receiving.

Fantasy Football 2014 Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

Peyton Manning looks to bounce back from a season-low 17.5 fantasy points last week
Fantasy Football 2014 Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

Aaron Rodgers continues to lead the pack in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 12, while a couple of elite signal-callers look to bounce back from disappointing showings. Rodgers led the Packers to their second straight 50-point effort last week and he now has thrown nine touchdown passes and no interceptions in the past two games.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Louisville Cardinals Game Preview and Prediction

Notre Dame has lost two in a row.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Louisville Cardinals Game Preview and Prediction

Louisville and Notre Dame both enter Week 13 at 7-3, and each program still has plenty left at stake despite sporting a three-loss resume. The Orange Bowl is a possibility for both programs, with the Cardinals having a better shot at a trip to Miami than the Fighting Irish. In order for Louisville to reach the Orange Bowl, coach Bobby Petrino’s team needs to win out and have Georgia Tech lose its finale against Georgia.

Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Ole Miss Rebels Game Preview and Prediction

Can the Razorbacks win two in a row in SEC play?
Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Ole Miss Rebels Game Preview and Prediction 2014

Arkansas and Ole Miss each have two regular season games remaining, and there’s plenty at stake for both programs. The Rebels still have faint SEC West title hopes if they win their last two games and Auburn defeats Alabama in the Iron Bowl. The Razorbacks finally earned a win in SEC play under second-year coach Bret Bielema with a 17-0 victory over LSU last Saturday.

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 13 Picks

Each week, Braden Gall offers his top picks of the week.
Betting Against the Spread: College Football 2014 Week 13 Picks

I was 3-4 with top picks and 3-3 in trendy picks last week and it has dropped me below .500 for the first time all season. And I’m not sure where to go this weekend to make up for it.

 

You’ll notice one of two themes this weekend in college football. A) Huge point spreads in top 25 mismatches and B) Impossibly difficult to predict rivalry games with heavy title implications. This might be a good week to sit on the bench.

 

So I'm going to try the underdogs...

 

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Game Preview and Prediction

Will the Cornhuskers bounce back?
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Game Preview and Prediction 2014

Nebraska and Minnesota head into Week 13 needing a victory to keep their Big Ten West Division title hopes alive. The Cornhuskers lost to Wisconsin 59-24 in a record-setting performance by running back Melvin Gordon, while the Golden Gophers fell short in their upset bid over Ohio State (31-24).

 

Can Melvin Gordon Break Barry Sanders' Single-Season Rushing Record?

The Wisconsin running back is on a collision course with history
Can Melvin Gordon Break Barry Sanders' Single-Season Rushing Record?

A running back setting himself apart from others in Wisconsin history takes a monumental feat.

 

The Badgers have the all-time leading rusher (Ron Dayne), career rushing touchdown leader (Montee Ball, who is also tied for the single-season record) and now the single-game rushing leader (Melvin Gordon).

 

Gordon’s 408 rushing yards against Nebraska last week, though, puts him in reach of the biggest prize for any running back, much less a Wisconsin running back — Barry Sanders’ single-season rushing record.

 

Meet Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright: From Barely Recruited to one of the Nation's Best

Wright has gone from ignored by colleges to potential All-American
Meet Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright: From Barely Recruited to one of the Nation's Best

One of the few places Scooby Wright will find his given name is on his high school diploma.

 

So ingrained is the nickname Scooby that when he was announced at his graduation ceremony at Cardinal Newman in Santa Rosa, Calif., many of his friends were taken aback to see him rise when “Phillip Wright III” was called to receive his diploma.

 

“And these were friends from fourth or fifth grade,” Wright told Athlon Sports.

 

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