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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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
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St. Louis Rams
Jeff Fisher made his bones in coaching with a bruising, physical defense coupled with a conservative run-oriented offense led by big back Eddie George. That was in Tennessee (and Houston). As Fisher enters his second season in St. Louis, the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Andrew Luck
No more sneaking up on the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts blew their underdog cover in 2012 with a most unexpected climb to 11–5 and a playoff spot only one year after a 2–14 train wreck.First-year general manager Ryan Grigson initiated...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Jake Locker
The Titans faithful hope the third time is a charm for coach Mike Munchak and quarterback Jake Locker, who are each entering their third season with the franchise following the disastrous breakup of Jeff Fisher and Vince Young.With iconic owner Bud...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Jason Witten and Tony Romo
After an “uncomfortable” offseason, the Cowboys believe they are ready to contend. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and much of the coaching staff paid the price for a third consecutive non-winning season after Jones vowed to make things...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Adrian Peterson
On New Year’s Day 2012, the Vikings stumbled across the finish line of the most miserable season in franchise history. That day’s home loss to Chicago completed a 3–13 collapse. And with the defeat coming only two days after...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Jamaal Charles
The Chiefs turned the page yet again after another miserable season, this time parting ways with general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel after yet another unsuccessful regime in Kansas City.Now for the good news: The Chiefs landed...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Philip Rivers
There’s nothing like snapping the fans to attention by making a radical regime change and drafting Manti Te’o. That’s what the Chargers did after missing the playoffs for the third straight season and watching attendance sag....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Jay Cutler
For the first time since 2004, this is not Lovie Smith’s team. Marc Trestman was imported from the Canadian Football League with the hope that he could make the Bears a more frequent participant in the postseason. That’s something Smith...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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