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Julio Jones
Several top targets are on bye this week, which means Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 4 go a little deeper than usual. Wide receivers who have been relegated to the bench early on may be forced into spot duty...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
The 1972 Miami Dolphins better already have the champagne on ice. The way this season is going there may not be much time to prepare for the celebration of the last remaining unbeaten team losing its first game — thus ensuring the 17–0...
Nathan Rush
5 months ago
The controversy surrounding Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has prompted discussion over his status as a top NFL prospect. Here, two Athlon editors debate the question: Would you draft Winston? YesTruth be told, I like Oregon’s...
Rob Doster
5 months ago
There was a time when Robert Griffin III’s future in Washington seemed limitless. In fact, some said he represented the future of the NFL. Like Michael Vick was supposed to be a decade or so earlier, RGIII was to become a new-age quarterback/...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Alex Smith
It’s Week 4 of the NFL regular season and not only will Miami and Oakland travel across the pond to play in London, but the byes are upon us! Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, St. Louis and Seattle all get a breather, putting a lot of...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Geno Smith
Teams that were on the opposite sides of comebacks last week will put the finishing touches on Week 3 when the Chicago Bears take on the New York Jets on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” Chicago trailed by 17 points in San...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter. With that in mind, Athlon Sports rounded up the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from Week 3 of the NFL season: 0After falling...
Corby Yarbrough
5 months ago
Russell Wilson
It’s the rare Super Bowl rematch everyone’s been waiting for when Denver and Seattle face off this afternoon on CBS. The Broncos (2-0) enter this game plenty motivated after two less-than-stellar efforts and memories of their 43-8 Super...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Colin Kaepernick
Early control of the NFC West is on the line when San Francisco and Arizona get together this afternoon on FOX. The 49ers (1-1) will try and rebound after last week’s discouraging loss to the Bears in the first-ever game at their new stadium...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Luke Kuechly
Teams that follow similar blueprints will face off against each other when Pittsburgh takes on Carolina tonight on NBC. The Steelers (1-1) and Panthers (2-0) are somewhat carbon copies in that they are defensive-oriented teams who have big...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Cecil Shorts
Jacksonville’s depth chart at wide receiver remains a volatile situation entering Week 3. Here’s the latest on that situation and other wideouts around the league. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots vs. Oakland...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
A.J. Green
A Cowboy wide receiver with a bum shoulder and a Bengal wideout with a bad toe are both planning on being on the field in Week 3. Here’s the latest on those wide receiver injury situations and more. Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys at St....
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Arian Foster
One workhorse running back out West is ready for Week 3 while another playing on the East Coast is dealing with a hamstring injury. Here are the running back injuries you need to know before setting your lineup. Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Keenan Allen
A trio of wide receivers are Questionable for the Monday night finale in Week 3, while a couple of others may not be on the field when action kicks off this afternoon. Read all the latest information on these injury situations and others below....
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Jamaal Charles
Another popular running back will play in Week 3 despite a foot injury, while another attempts to give it a go just a week after suffering a high ankle sprain. Those are just some of the running back injuries covered below. Andre Ellington, RB...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Vernon Davis
San Francisco and Cleveland may both be without their starting tight ends for Week 3. Are there any other big targets who may not play today? Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego Chargers at Buffalo BillsProbable – HamstringThe hamstring issue...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Tony Romo
Back, shoulder, thigh and ankle are the injuries that several high-profile quarterbacks are dealing with entering Week 3. Are any of these injuries severe enough to threaten their playing status? Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers at...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Aaron Rodgers
This Green Bay vs. Detroit divisional pairing has shootout written all over it, as Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford will be flinging footballs all over Ford Field Sunday afternoon on FOX. The Packers arrive in Motown carrying some momentum thanks...
Rob Doster
5 months ago
Locks of the WeekThree of the worst teams in the league will struggle to stay in the game against three teams with playoff aspirations. Patriots (-14) vs. RaidersSorry, Derek Carr. Since 2001, Bill Belichick has a 14–5 record against...
Nathan Rush
5 months ago
The reality in the NFL is that teams generally can’t afford slow starts. Unlike in other sports, there just aren’t enough games to absorb an early stumble. The percentage of teams that lose their opener and go on to make the playoffs is...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Josh McCown
A stoppable force encounters a movable object, as the offense-challenged Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to the Georgia Dome to face the virtually defenseless Atlanta Falcons in the second installment of “Thursday Night Football” on CBS....
Rob Doster
5 months ago
Jay Cutler
A Super Bowl rematch has led to some shuffling at the top of Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 3. Denver and Seattle will go head-to-head once again, but this time the game will take place in the Pacific Northwest...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Chandler Jones
Seattle’s coming off of a loss and gets Denver at home in a Super Bowl rematch, so, for at least one week, there’s a new team leading off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings for Week 3. After struggling...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Antonio Gates
Jimmy Graham’s two touchdown catches against Cleveland was more than enough for him to maintain his hold on the top spot in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 3. However, for the second straight week, Graham...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Jordy Nelson
It’s only fitting that the top two wide receivers in fantasy football right now occupy the same space in Athlon Sports’ Week 3 rankings at the position. Calvin Johnson and Jordy Nelson are set to share the same field when Detroit hosts...
Mark Ross
5 months ago

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