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Jim Harbaugh
San Francisco will christen brand-new Levi’s Stadium by facing off with Chicago tonight on NBC. The 49ers (1-0) look to continue the momentum from their convincing 28-17 win in Dallas last week by breaking in their new building with a victory...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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Montee Ball
Kansas City’s injury-ravaged defense could be in for another tough day at the office when it faces Denver at Sports Authority Field at Mile High this afternoon on CBS. The Chiefs (0-1) not only lost their season opener at home to the Titans...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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Eddie Lacy
The Carolina Panthers will have their starting quarterback for Week 2, but may be without their No. 1 running back. Meanwhile Green Bay’s workhorse should be back on the field after suffering a concussion last week. Here are some other QB and...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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Jordan Cameron
Several tight ends have already been ruled out for Week 2 because of injuries. Here are the names you need to know before setting your lineup. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots at Minnesota VikingsProbable – KneeGronkowski will...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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Cecil Shorts
A tough Texan and a wounded Jaguar are just some of the wide receiver injuries fantasy owners should be aware of for Week 2. Be sure to read this before setting your starting lineup today. Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans at Oakland...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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Alshon Jeffery
The Week 2 fate of a pair of Chicago wide receivers could go down to the wire. Those are just a few of the injury stories we are keeping tabs on. Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall, WRs, Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ersQuestionable...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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Andre Ellington
No Adrian Peterson in Week 2 and he’s not the only popular fantasy running back option who may not play. Here are some other key ball-carriers to keep an eye on. Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. St. Louis RamsQuestionable -...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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Andy Dalton
Atlanta and Cincinnati, two teams riding the high of improbable Week 1 victories, will meet up in Paul Brown Stadium Sunday afternoon on CBS, and the winner will take an important early step toward playoff contention. The Bengals won a division...
Rob Doster
1 week ago
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Adrian Peterson
Minnesota Vikings’ All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson will not play Sunday against New England following an indictment from a Texas grand jury. Peterson has been indicted by a Montgomery County, Texas, grand jury on charges of reckless or...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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Le'Veon Bell
Adrian Peterson was handed a tasty matchup, which was why he was the easy choice for the top spot in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Week 2 Running Back Rankings. However, Peterson was deactivated by Minnesota on Friday night after it was...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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Teams and players spent the last eight months making decisions and sticking by them, feeling good about their choices and insisting they’re convinced they made the right moves. Then, on Opening Weekend, came the temptation to tear up the...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
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Ben Roethlisberger
Baltimore and Pittsburgh, two old rivals that are seemingly in transition, are set to collide at M&T Bank Stadium for a critical AFC North matchup tonight on CBS that also will be simulcast on the NFL Network. The Ravens find themselves in...
Rob Doster
1 week ago
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Matt Ryan
There’s no change atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 2, but for once, Peyton Manning isn’t the leading scorer. That honor goes to Matt Ryan, who dissected the Saints to the tune of a franchise-...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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Matt Bryant
Matt Bryant may not lead Athlon Sports’ Week 2 Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings, but he clearly put his best foot forward last week. Bryant nailed two field goals of more than 50 yards last week in the most critical of situations. The first,...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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J.J. Watt
Seattle still reigns atop Athlon Sports’ Week 2 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings, but watch out for Houston. Led by recently minted $100 million man J.J. Watt, the Texans dominated the Redskins in all facets of the game. Watt...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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Julius Thomas
Jimmy Graham is still king of the mountain as it relates to Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 2, but last week belonged to Julius Thomas. Denver’s tight end caught three touchdown passes in the second quarter,...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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A.J. Green
The brilliance that is Calvin Johnson, who checks in at No. 1 on Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 2, was on full display this past Monday night. All Johnson did was catch seven passes for 164 yards and two...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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It's one of the most contentious issues in sports: Should the Washington Redskins change an outdated and offensive nickname? Here, Athlon editors take opposing viewpoints. YesWashington (insert racist nickname) owner Daniel Snyder needs a...
Rob Doster
1 week ago
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Mo’ money, mo’ problems — for NFL quarterbacks. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt signed a six-year,$100-million contract with $51.876 million in guaranteed money this offseason. And instead of resting on his laurels, the...
Nathan Rush
1 week ago
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Jake Locker
The first week of the 2014 NFL regular season is in the books and already many fantasy football general managers are probably experiencing drafter’s remorse. While it’s way too early to give up on superstars or highly drafted players...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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Philip Rivers
Week 1 of the NFL regular season concludes with an interesting cross-conference affair between the San Diego Chargers and the Arizona Cardinals on ESPN. The second half of ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” doubleheader features two...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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Matthew Stafford
Two NFC teams looking to bounce back after disappointing seasons will face off tonight when the New York Giants and Detroit Lions open up ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” Week 1 doubleheader. Both the Giants and Lions posted 7-9...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
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Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter. Some fall on the sabermetric side of things, while others like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test. In the football world, that means...
Corby Yarbrough
1 week ago
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Colin Kaepernick
Two of the NFL’s most successful and recognized franchises face off to open their 2014 seasons, as the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys are set to meet this afternoon on FOX. The 49ers are looking to dethrone the Seahawks in the NFC...
Mark Ross
2 weeks ago
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Peyton Manning
Reigning AFC Champion Denver begins its quest for a return trip to the Super Bowl by hosting Indianapolis tonight on NBC. Broncos’ general manager John Elway has retooled the defense in hopes of giving Peyton Manning and the offense more...
Mark Ross
2 weeks ago

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