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Jordy Nelson
Calvin Johnson was the story of Week 8, but he and the Lions are on bye, so there's someone else sitting atop Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 9 wide receiver rankings. Ironically enough, it's Dez Bryant, who made plenty of noise...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Andy Dalton
Andy Dalton is not No. 1 on Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 9 quarterback rankings, but he's all alone when it comes to production over the past three weeks. Dalton has 1,034 yards passing, 11 touchdowns and just two interceptions in...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Cincinnati Bengals defense
Cincinnati is not No. 1 on Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 9 defense/special teams rankings, but no DST was more dominant last week than the Bengals. Not only did the defense take two Geno Smith interceptions back for touchdowns, the unit...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Drew Brees
Congratulations, you survived last week, win or lose, when six teams were on bye. Just don't get too comfortable, however, because you get to do it all over again this week. And with the likes of Arizona, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, the New...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Nick Folk
Matt Prater on bye means there's a new name atop Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 9 kicker rankings. Stephen Gostkowski ascends to the No. 1 position this week, as he leads the NFL with 20 made field goals, but he's not the only AFC...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Antonio Gates
Even though he is dealing with plantar fasciitis, Jimmy Graham maintains his hold on the top spot on Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 9 tight end rankings. After all, that's what happens when you are "limited" and still haul...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 9, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports' editors.Bengals (6-2) at Dolphins (3-4)A pair of Texas-born and bred gunslingers go toe-to-toe in South Florida, when Andy Dalton and...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The 2013 NFL season has already reached halftime — but not the one Bruno Mars will be performing at during Super Bowl XLVIII in New York. It’s way too early to start engraving the hardware, but after the first four games, these are the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ranking all 32 NFL teams, from the unbeaten Chiefs to the winless Bucs and Jaguars.1. Chiefs (8-0) “Baby Andy Reid” Halloween costume goes viral.2. Colts (5-2) Reggie Wayne undergoes surgery during bye week.3. Broncos (7-1) Peyton...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Calvin Johnson, WR, LionsCowboys wideout Dez Bryant said he was the best at what “he does” and Johnson was the best at what “he does.” Apparently, Bryant’s the best at throwing tantrums on the sideline in a losing...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
There is a reason the Cleveland Browns have been to the playoffs one time since re-joining the NFL in 1999 and only twice since '89. And it’s the same reason any team wins or loses games in the modern NFL.Quarterbacks.The Browns lost...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago

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