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Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings Preview and Prediction

Vikings can secure wild-card berth with win, Packers playing for first-round bye
<p> Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings Preview and Prediction</p>

The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings each have something to play for when the long-time NFC North rivals meet up at 4:25 p.m. ET this afternoon on FOX. For the Vikings (9-6) it’s win and they are in the playoffs for the first time since 2009, while the Packers (11-4) can earn a coveted first-round bye with a second win over their divisional foe this month. If the Vikings fall to the Packers for a sixth straight time, they will need Chicago, Dallas and the New York Giants to all lose to extend their season by at least one more game.

Injury Updates Week 6: Matt Cassel, Robert Griffin III, Christian Ponder

Who's healthy enough to start for your fantasy football team
<p> Who's healthy enough to start for your fantasy football team&nbsp;</p>

RG3, Robert Griffin III, Washington RedskinsThere are a few key fantasy contributors that have had a number of injury question marks surrounding their playing status leading up to Week 6 of the 2012 NFL season. Here’s a little bit about these players and what you should consider.

 

Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the Minnesota Vikings

A fantasy football perspective on the team
<p> Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the Minnesota Vikings</p>

What can the Minnesota Vikings do for you this fantasy season? Check out Athlon Sports' team report as we break down the rookies, veteran players to watch and avoid, fantasy playoff schedule and more to help you get ready for the 2012 season.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 16

Tim Tebow, Kahlil Bell and Darrius Heyward-Bey lead the way for championship week
<p> Tim Tebow, Kahlil Bell and Darrius Heyward-Bey lead the way for championship week</p>

It’s Week 16 — fantasy football championship week for most of you, fantasy semifinals for some. Needless to say, if you’ve made it this far, you are biting your nails on which players you might be able to pick up to help get you that final push and either win a title or get to the title game. Surprisingly, there are still some names, albeit not household names, that could get you there.

Here are about 2,500 words on who can help you. Good luck in the playoffs.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 14 Playoffs

Christian Ponder, Marion Barber and Ricky Williams lead the way this week
<p> Christian Ponder, Marion Barber and Ricky Williams lead the way this week</p>

It’s playoff time — for most of you at least. Now is the time of year where every move has to be the right one or your fantasy football season is over. Of course this late in the 2011 season, pickings are slim on the waiver wire. But there are a few names out there that could be beneficial as you make your way through the playoffs.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 12

Caleb Hanie, Toby Gerhart and Kevin Smith lead the way in week 12
<p> Caleb Hanie, Toby Gerhart and Kevin Smith lead the way in week 12</p>

The bye weeks are finally over and now we can just roll with what we’ve got. But what if injuries and poor play from your roster means you don’t have enough? Well, in an effort to guide you through the playoff push, here’s a look at who will be some of the hot commodities off the fantasy football waiver wire in Week 12. Some of them I think are decent plays for this week and maybe beyond, but most of the wire has players that should probably stay right there.

Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Week 11

Lance Ball, Kendall Hunter and Laurent Robinson lead the waiver wire this week
<p> Lance Ball, Kendall Hunter and Laurent Robinson lead the waiver wire this week</p>

It’s the last week of byes for the 2011 NFL season. And we lose some powerhouses this week at all four positions. Which means you're going to have dredge the waiver wire to save your team's chances of making the playoffs. Here's a few of the big names that are out.

WEEK 11 BYES: Houston, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 8

Alfonso Smith, Leon Washington and Dezmon Briscoe lead this week's waiver wire pickups.

It is Week 8, the fourth week of bye weeks, and some big names go on vacation this weekend, so run to the waiver wire for some much needed help. You need someone to step in and hold down the fort for a week, or maybe more in some cases.

WEEK 8 BYES: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, New York Jets, Oakland, Tampa Bay

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<p> Alfonso Smith, Leon Washington and Dezmon Briscoe lead this week's waiver wire pickups.</p>
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