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8 Wide Receivers to Replace Victor Cruz

The Giants’ No. 1 wide receiver is done for the season after tearing his patellar tendon on Sunday
8 Wide Receivers to Replace Victor Cruz

The New York Giants not only lost 27-0 to NFC East rival Philadelphia on Sunday, they also lost wide receiver Victor Cruz for the rest of the season to a torn patellar tendon. Cruz, the team’s leading receiver each of the past three seasons, suffered the injury while trying to catch a short touchdown pass in the third quarter.

 

College Football's Post-Week 7 Playoff Projection

Athlon projects the CFB playoff.
College Football's Post-Week 7 Playoff Projection 2014

The new college football playoff format has added even more intrigue to the 2014 season. Instead of figuring out the top two teams in early December, the focus has shifted to finding four teams to play in the first FBS postseason playoff format.

 

Fantasy Football 2014 Waiver Wire: Week 7

Rueben Randle is set to take over for an injured Victor Cruz as the Giants’ No. 1 wide receiver
Fantasy Football 2014 Waiver Wire: Week 7

The injury situation got worse this past Sunday, as the list of key fantasy football players who won’t play in Week 7 only got longer. Victor Cruz and Stevan Ridley are the latest to watch their seasons come to an early end, while A.J. Green and Jimmy Graham are among those expected to miss at least one more game. On top of that, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay are both on bye this week. So what’s a beleaguered fantasy owner to do?

College Football's Post-Week 7 Bowl Projections

Athlon projects the postseason after Week 7.
College Football's Post-Week 7 Bowl Projections 2014

With seven weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is surrounded in uncertainty.

 

The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four teams – instead of two – will have a shot at the national championship once the bowl pairings are announced in early December.

 

Previewing College Football's Top Five Games for Week 8

Oklahoma, Alabama, Florida State look to solidify their credentials
Previewing College Football's Top Five Games for Week 8

If the last two weeks were a celebration of what the state of Mississippi has accomplished, this week’s slate of games will be a chance for the traditional powers to recapture the attention of the country.

 

On Sunday, Florida State dropped from its perch at No. 1, a spot where it had been since Dec. 1 last year. The Seminoles could reclaim the top ranking when it faces Notre Dame, provided they can emerge (again) from a wave of off-field news surrounding Jameis Winston.

 

Big names on outside of NASCAR's Chase bubble following chaos in Charlotte

Through the Gears: The four things we learned in Charlotte
Post-race reaction following a chaotic night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in NASCAR's fifth race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Brad Keselowski’s actions, both during and after the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte, are what everyone’s talking about this week in NASCAR. After running 16th and watching his title hopes potentially go up in flames, Keselowski took his anger out on Denny Hamlin, playing bumper cars both on the track and on pit road while roughing up Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth and even rookie Alex Bowman on the way.

Big Ten Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

Behind Michigan State and Ohio State, conference has rebounded since Week 2
Big Ten 2014 Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

Reports of the demise of the Big Ten back in Week 2 were overstated even if that’s not to say the Big Ten is better than we thought it would be.

 

The league’s 5-11 record against the other power conferences and Notre Dame will haunt this conference for the remainder of the season.

 

5 Tight Ends to Replace Jimmy Graham

Sprained shoulder could sideline Graham another three weeks
5 Tight Ends to Replace Jimmy Graham

New Orleans is set to return from its bye this week, but the Saints look like they will be without All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham a little longer. Graham sprained his shoulder two weeks ago against Tampa Bay and even with a week off to recover, reports are that he could miss up to three more weeks because of the injury.

 

ACC Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

Athlon reviews the ACC and looks ahead to the second half of 2014.
ACC 2014 Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

At the midpoint of the 2014 season, familiarity reigns in the ACC. Florida State is clearly the No. 1 team in the league, and uncertainty overshadows the Coastal Division.

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