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Nick Novak
Nick Novak’s hot leg has helped San Diego win its past three games and also is a big reason why he leads off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 5. The Chargers host the Jets, a team that has struggled to defend the...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Eli Manning
With just two teams on bye in Week 5, Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings have returned to “normal” for the most part. While Peyton Manning will be back on the field (at home against Arizona), Drew Brees gets the...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Richard Sherman
Seattle’s defense has not performed like the No. 1 DST thus far, but the reigning Super Bowl champion’s Week 5 matchup is too tempting to not reinstate them at the top of Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham continues to lead the way when it comes to Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 5, but it’s the rest of the top 10 that may open some eyes. Graham, Julius Thomas, Antonio Gates and Greg Olsen are no...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Antonio Brown
Even with several top targets returning from bye, they all take a backseat to the leading scorer at the position in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 5. Antonio Brown currently leads all his peers, thanks to five...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Blake Sims, Lane Kiffin
In August, we think we have it all figured out. These moves will work, these won’t. This will be a team’s quarterback. This transfer will be the savior. As usual, college football provided a few surprises through the first month of...
David Fox
9 months ago
Clint Trickett
College football’s 2014 season is only five weeks old, but it’s clear some teams are already showing improvement from their 2013 performance. Arkansas, West Virginia, California and NC State highlight just a few of the teams from...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
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-...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Mississippi State Bulldogs
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...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Steve Fisher
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 13 San Diego State is preparing for another run in the NCAA Tournament after reaching the...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Kevin Sumlin
October may be the most important month of the college football season in terms of shaping the Playoff. Don’t believe us? September losses can almost be forgiven ... or at least that was the old way. And by November, the field for the...
David Fox
9 months ago
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith evaluates the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report includes twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with drivers and more....
David Smith
9 months ago
Oregon is no stranger to alternate uniforms and designs, and the Ducks have unveiled a different look for Thursday night’s game against Arizona.The uniforms feature pink accents, which are designed to help support breast cancer awareness....
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Marvin Jones
It’s Week 5 and hopefully your team survived the first bye of the season. It was certainly a big one with Denver, Seattle, Cincinnati, Arizona, Cleveland and St. Louis all taking a breather. The good news is that this week the only two teams...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Blake Sims
The new college football playoff format has added even more intrigue to the 2014 season. Instead of figuring out the top two teams in early December, the focus has shifted to finding four teams to play in the first FBS postseason playoff format....
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Marcus Mariota
With five weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is surrounded in uncertainty.The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four teams – instead of two – will have a shot at the...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Sean Miller
The Pac-12 has reversed its fortunes among the major conferences, but there remains an area where the league is lagging. Remember, this is a league that is two years removed from sending only two teams to the NCAA Tournament, its regular...
David Fox
9 months ago
Branden Dawson
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 14 Michigan State is riding its longest Final Four drought under Tom Izzo, but don’t...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Miami Dolphins
Miami beat Oakland 38-14 on Sunday in Wembley Stadium in London. It was a putrid football game between one team that hasn’t won a game in its last 10 tries and another that hasn’t won a playoff game since 2000. It meant very little...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Brady Hoke
At a combative press conference won’t be enough for Michigan coach Brady Hoke to explain the handing of injured quarterback Shane Morris. Morris was lifted from the game due to a high ankle sprain and did not sustain a concussion to Hoke...
David Fox
9 months ago
The Week 5 SEC slate was highlighted by Missouri’s surprising victory at South Carolina and Texas A&M’s comeback win, in overtime, over Arkansas in Arlington, Texas. Here are some stats from the week that was in the SEC. 10...
Mitch Light
9 months ago
Teddy Bridgewater
The future was on full display in Minneapolis and San Diego on Sunday when both the Vikings and Jaguars started rookie quarterbacks. Teddy Bridgewater made his first NFL start against the Falcons at home while Blake Bortles made his first on...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Dallas Cowboys
Jason Garrett and the Cowboys find themselves in unfamiliar territory after thumping the Saints at home on Sunday night. Ranked No. 1 in the NFL in rushing and two games above .500. Dallas ranked 24th in rushing last season, was 31st in...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated but each help paint a picture...
Corby Yarbrough
9 months ago
Cover 2 Podcast
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox cover all of the action from the college gridiron in Week 5. The Pac-12 races start to heat up, the ACC struggles again and Kansas is looking for a new coach. The guys also have some strong words for Brady...
Braden Gall
9 months ago

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