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Tony Gonzalez
With Week 1 of the NFL regular and fantasy season set to kick off tonight, the only tight ends that will soon be making news are the ones that will be on the field. Leading the way in Athlon Sports' Week 1 tight end fantasy rankings is New...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
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Dallas Cowboys
Brand equity. Brand awareness. Brand image. These are all economic terms that overlap, exist in a nebulous world and don’t directly impact the bean-counters. But as the media world has grown over the last half century, so has the...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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The 2013 NFL regular season kicks off Thursday with Baltimore opening defense of its title in Denver. With the countdown to Super Bowl XLVIII set to begin, what better time than now for Athlon editors to make their predictions on how this season...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Colin Kaepernick
The 49ers made a stunning run to the NFC title game two years ago in coach Jim Harbaugh’s rookie season, only to fall 20–17 in overtime to the New York Giants on a cold, rainy night at Candlestick Park. Last season the 49ers regrouped...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Denver Broncos
John Elway the front office suit is much like John Elway the quarterback. The man is always in a hurry, always looking for a competitive edge, always trying to pull off the next big play. And so it was that, in the aftermath of the Broncos’...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Adrian Peterson
FOX Sports sideline reporter Pam Oliver was the first to deliver the news. Only moments after the Vikings’ 2012 regular season ended, Oliver set about informing Adrian Peterson of his high-profile disappointment.As Oliver stopped Peterson on...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Eli Manning
The disappointment that the Giants felt when they missed the playoffs last season, 11 months after winning the Super Bowl, was only matched by their shock and confusion. They were 9–7, which isn’t bad. Along the way they beat some of...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Tom Brady
The Patriots’ championship window, or at least the Tom Brady era, is approaching its end, but there is no reason to believe that another AFC East title isn’t on the way this season. The Bills, Jets and Dolphins do not appear ready to...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Funny Fantasy Football Team Names
The NFL season is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time for everyone’s real favorite sport — fantasy football. It takes a strong draft, savvy free-agent eye and a little luck to win your league. But it just takes...
Nathan Rush
7 months ago
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Aaron Rodgers
Having paid out a whopping $55 million in signing bonuses to quarterback Aaron Rodgers and outside linebacker Clay Matthews, the Green Bay Packers successfully locked up their two biggest stars. But they have also caused a segment of their...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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J.J. Watt
The opportunity to claim the AFC championship was there for the Houston Texans in 2012. Then they folded down the stretch. As a new team takes shape, fans are still grumbling about how the 12–2 Texans needed only one win to secure the AFC...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Pittsburgh Steelers
General manager Kevin Colbert chafes at the notion that the Steelers are rebuilding after the kind of roster turnover that qualified as astounding given his organization’s reputation as one of the most stable in the NFL. Coach Mike Tomlin...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Russell Wilson
Without being asked, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll informed beat writers on a conference call that then-rookie Russell Wilson would be his starting quarterback to open the 2012 season.Dead silence.Because of Wilson’s 5'11" stature,...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Vernon Davis
The most intriguing name in Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Tight End Rankings entering the regular season remains Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots need to decide whether to keep Gronk on the active roster or place him on the Physically Unable...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
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Marshawn Lynch
The 2013 NFL regular season is set to kick off in just over a week! With most teams expected to rest their starters in their final preseason game, this is a perfect time to unveil Athlon Sports' final Fantasy Football Big Board before the games...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
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Larry Fitzgerald
There is no change atop Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Wide Receiver Rankings as the preseason wraps up, but that doesn't mean some of the top options haven't had trouble-free training camps either. Roddy White sustained a...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
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Stevan Ridley
NFL training camps are in full swing, although injuries have prevented several running backs from taking part in practice. While the top spots on Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Running Back Rankings remain largely unchanged, there is...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
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Michael Vick
Entering the regular season, quarterback appears to be fairly deep, as evidenced by Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Quarterback Rankings. For example, take Michael Vick, who currently checks in at No. 15. Vick beat out Nick Foles for the...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
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Stephen Gostkowski
Kickers may be the least liked position in fantasy football, but unless your league doesn't use one, you need one to fill out your starting lineup. New England's Stephen Gostkowski tops Athlon Sports' final preseason kicker rankings,...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
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Von Miller
Von Miller's pending four-game suspension turned out to be of the six-game variety, which is why Denver's DST continues its tumble down Athlon Sports' 2013 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Team rankings. Even though he's just one...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
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Matt Ryan
Say this about the Atlanta Falcons: They don’t rest on their laurels. Coming up just 10 yards short of the Super Bowl and winning an NFC-best 13 games apparently wasn’t good enough for GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith. They...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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A.J. Green
The Bengals think of themselves as Super Bowl contenders. Their roster says they should be in the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy. So does their experience. All that’s left for them to do is to prove it on the field following Wild Card playoff...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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John Harbaugh
Ranking a coach isn’t just about the number of wins. It’s about consistency, longevity, level of competition, support, championships and how that all compares to history. Yes, a Super Bowl ring puts a coach into an elite fraternity and...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Joe Flacco
The Ravens’ second Vince Lombardi Trophy is prominently displayed in the lobby of their training complex underneath a painting of the late owner Art Modell. But that doesn’t mean that the defending Super Bowl champions are overly...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Drew Brees
The Saints enter the 2013 season as one of the most mysterious — and potentially dangerous — teams in the NFL. Are they the one-dimensional 7–9 squad that allowed an NFL-record 7,042 yards last season? Or the formidable 13–3...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago

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