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Adrian Peterson
The NFL trade deadline is 4 p.m. ET today. The Minnesota Vikings are 1-6 and seemingly headed nowhere. Should the team seriously consider trading its franchise running back and the reigning league MVP? Athlon editors Braden Gall and Mark Ross weigh...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
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Andre Brown
Similar to last week, fantasy owners figure to have their work cut out for them with six teams on bye in Week 9. No Arizona, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, New York Giants and San Francisco means a lot of fantasy firepower is already on the bench....
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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Calvin Johnson
The Chiefs continue to do things that no other team in NFL history has ever done. A wide receiver had one of the most dominant days in league history. Historic quarterbacks continue to shine (and win). Another signal-caller appears to be growing...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
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Russell Wilson
Week 8 of NFL action concludes tonight with a matchup of NFC West teams when the Seattle Seahawks take on the St. Louis Rams at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Pete Carroll has his Seahawks, at 6-1, off to the best start in franchise history. The numbers...
Stephen Schindler
9 months ago
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Aaron Rodgers
Division rivals headed in opposite directions are on tap for tonight when the Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Mike McCarthy’s Packers (4-2) entered Week 8 having won three in a row and with a half-game...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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Peyton Manning
Two elite quarterbacks were surprise additions to the Week 8 injury report, while another fantasy favorite appears ready to return to the field. Here are the quarterback injuries you need to know to get your team ready for today’s action....
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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Larry Fitzgerald
A couple of highly drafted wide receivers could finally pay some dividends this week while a pair of Jaguars is ready to go on the prowl in London. Here’s the latest on their playing status and some other wide receivers for Week 8.Larry...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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Wes Welker
Calvin Johnson and Dez Bryant may not be at 100 percent, but both are ready for their head-to-head matchup today. Which other top wide receivers dealing with injuries can be counted on for Week 8?Wes Welker and Eric Decker, WRs, Denver Broncos vs....
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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DeMarco Murray
Dallas is hoping to have its workhorse back while Atlanta’s top ball-carrier finally looks ready to fly again. Here is the latest on some key running back injury situations entering today’s action.DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar, RBs,...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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Jimmy Graham
Six teams are on bye, but there are still plenty of talented tight ends to go around in Week 8. The biggest question is will Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski finally be on the field in the same week?Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans Saints vs. Buffalo...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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C.J. Spiller
Roster depth will really be tested in Week 8 with six teams on bye. Here are some running backs that were listed on their team’s injury report that you need to know about before setting your lineup.C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, RBs, Buffalo...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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Ndamukong Suh
Two teams that are 4-3 in the NFC and more known for offense will go toe-to-toe on Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys matchup with the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. ET on FOX. Strap in and get ready for this one because the points should come in bunches....
Stephen Schindler
9 months ago
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Locks of the WeekContinue to ride this year’s lone undefeated in the league and anticipate a bounce back from a team that once went unbeaten.Chiefs (-7) vs. BrownsThe Marty Schottenheimer Bowl pits an undefeated K.C. squad against a Brown-bag...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
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Reggie Wayne
The NFL is a 17-week war of attrition, and it plays out like that every season. Having the best talent in the league certainly helps. Having all that talent healthy for the stretch run and the playoffs helps even more. That’s why there...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
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Cam Newton
The Carolina Panthers will aim for their third straight win when they face the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a matchup of NFC South teams tonight at 8:25 p.m. ET on the NFL Network. The Panthers limped to a 1-3 start to the season. That seems...
Stephen Schindler
9 months ago
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Luke Kuechly
Carolina does not lead Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 8 defense/special teams rankings, but the Panthers have certainly been among the most productive DSTs this season. The Panthers are second in the NFL in both yards and points allowed...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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Calvin Johnson
Week 8 was already shaping up to be a tough one for fantasy football general managers, as six teams are on bye. However, the player pool has been impacted even more following the latest rash of injuries. Either way, starting lineups are going to...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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Rob Gronkowski
He's not No. 1 on Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 8 tight end rankings, but there's no mistaking the immediate impact Rob Gronkowski had in his long-delayed, much-anticipated season debut. Gronk led the Patriots with 17 targets,...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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A.J. Green
It didn't take long for Calvin Johnson to reclaim his spot atop Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 8 wide receiver rankings. Following two atypical games while Johnson was limited by a sore knee, Megatron returned with a vengeance last...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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Frank Gore
Frank Gore is not No. 1 on Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 8 running back rankings, but he is solidly in the top 10. Gore is fourth in the league in rushing with 547 yards and had two touchdowns last week against Tennessee. The 49ers are...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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Steven Hauschka
Matt Prater has a stranglehold on the top spot on Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 8 kicker rankings, but Steven Hauschka is not too far behind him in the points department. Prater has made a healthy living kicking for Denver's prolific...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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Robert Griffin III
Despite last week's loss in his Indianapolis homecoming, Peyton Manning remains atop Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 8 quarterback rankings. Even though Denver left with an L, Manning still finished as the No. 4 scorer at his position...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
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Jay Cutler
Jay Cutler's contract is up at the end of the year, leaving the Chicago Bears with a decision that will impact the franchise for a long time. Do they place their trust in Cutler, or do they move on? Athlon editors Nathan Rush and Rob...
Rob Doster
9 months ago
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Ranking all 32 NFL teams, from the lone undefeated Kansas City Chiefs to the still-winless  Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars.1. Chiefs (7-0) Brian Cushing has “respect” for Jamaal Charles.2. Colts (5-2) Lose Reggie...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
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Andrew Luck, QB, ColtsThe heir to the horseshoe throne in Indy, Luck spoiled Peyton Manning’s homecoming in prime time on Sunday night. The second-year phenom passed for 228 yards, three TDs and zero INTs, while scrambling for 29 yards and...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago

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