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The NFL playoff race is going full-throttle, and the competition off the field among fans is nearly as heated as the competition on the field on game day.   The Athlon Sports Pro Football Experts Club presented by New Era...
John Gworek
6 months ago
Jameis Winston
The Week 15 slate in the NFL has six divisional games on tap, but there also are several important matchups that look much different at this point than they did before the season started.   Entering this season, there probably weren’...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Matthew Stafford
The early afternoon window on Sunday produced plenty of drama in the final few minutes while all of the primetime games delivered with close games in another quality week of football in the NFL. The playoff field shuffled considerably in both...
Bryan Fischer
6 months ago
Jeff Fisher
On Monday, the Los Angeles Rams fired head coach Jeff Fisher, who had been with the team since 2012. The Rams fell to 4-9 this season, following Sunday’s 42-14 embarrassing loss to Atlanta. A third straight loss and the eighth out of nine...
Mark Ross
6 months ago
Joe Flacco
The Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots are very much in the thick of the postseason races. But while Patriots fans are in their usual December “let’s just stay healthy for the playoffs” mode, Ravens fans are already...
John Gworek
6 months ago
Eli Manning
The Cowboys (11-1) have proved all season long they’re for real. Sunday marks a chance for the Giants (8-4) to do the same.   Ben McAdoo’s club has clung to its best win, a 20-19 squeaker over the Cowboys in the season opener....
Tom Bowles
6 months ago
Aaron Rodgers
Mother Nature should bring plenty of excitement to this Sunday afternoon matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Seahawks destroyed the Carolina Panthers last Sunday night 40-7 at CenturyLink Field....
Scott Whittum
6 months ago
Devonta Freeman
Los Angeles (4-8) will host Atlanta (7-5) on Sunday, in a game the Falcons desperately need to win to improve their postseason chances. The Rams return to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum following an unsuccessful two-game road trip that...
Rob McVey
6 months ago
Doug Martin
New Orleans enters Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay with its playoff aspirations on life support. The Saints’ offense sputtered, managing just 13 points in last week’s loss at home to Detroit. The Lions also put an end to Drew...
John La Fleur
6 months ago
The 2016 fantasy football season has not been kind to running backs. Between players under-performing and others getting injured, it's been a tough year to put fantasy stock in ball carriers.   Related: Playoff Schedule Analysis for QB,...
Sarah Lewis
6 months ago
Julio Jones
Most fantasy owners that are playing in Week 14 either need to win to advance in the playoffs or need to win to get into the playoffs or improve their seed. This is an important week and fantasy owners are making tough lineup decisions.  ...
Sarah Lewis
6 months ago
In Week 14, fantasy owners are dealing with plenty of players banged up and injured. Some decisions have already been made as A.J. Green, Allen Hurns and Mohamed Sanu have already been ruled out, while Eddie Royal is doubtful but likely won’t...
Sarah Lewis
6 months ago
Week 14 for fantasy owners means one thing: you need to win. Whether it's the playoffs or the last week of the regular season, fantasy owners need to put their best lineup out there.   Related: Playoff Schedule Analysis for WR, TE, DST...
Sarah Lewis
6 months ago
Andrew Luck
A little over a month ago, it looked like a lost season for Indianapolis after the Colts were walloped at home 30-14 by the Chiefs in Week 8. But since that loss, Indianapolis has come alive, winning three out of its last four, their only loss...
Jake Rose
6 months ago
Von Miller
There may be not be a bigger non-divisional matchup in the NFL this weekend when the Denver Broncos travel to the Music City for a Sunday afternoon meeting with the Tennessee Titans.   Both teams find themselves in a must-win situation...
Jake Rose
6 months ago
Tyrod Taylor
This is a familiar place for the Buffalo Bills. Early December, still alive in the playoff race, needing to run the table and get some help to end a postseason drought that stretches back to the Music City Miracle. With three straight home games on...
John Gworek
6 months ago
Kirk Cousins
It’s not how you start in the NFL, it’s how you finish.   Remember when the Redskins were 0-2? When the Eagles were 3-0? Both records seem like distant memories as the longtime NFC East rivals are set to meet again Sunday in...
Tom Bowles
6 months ago
Matthew Stafford
For this week's against the spread article, I'm going to give you some thoughts and numbers to be aware of when wagering on these Week 14 NFL games. There's always an injury or an ATS number that comes into play, so why not arm the...
Matt Josephs
6 months ago
Terrelle Pryor
For most fantasy leagues, Week 14 is the first week of the playoffs. For others, it's the last week of the regular season. Either way, fantasy owners need a win. While, for the most part, the best advice is to stick with the guys that have led...
Sarah Lewis
6 months ago
Jameis Winston
For most fantasy leagues, Week 14 means the start of the playoffs. That means who you start and who you sit becomes even more important, as it could be the difference between winning that elusive championship and coming up just short.  ...
Michael Horvath
6 months ago
Jeremy Hill
Week 13 saw some pretty big fantasy performances from some expected and unexpected running backs. Some I saw some coming, some I did not. Hopefully, my start/sit advice for Week 14 will pan out for you since it’s playoffs time for most...
Michael Horvath
6 months ago
Golden Tate
Several highly drafted wide receivers and tight ends put forth some disappointing fantasy performances in Week 13. Hopefully you were able to survive these, but the stakes are much higher now with Week 14 ushering in the fantasy playoffs for most...
Michael Horvath
6 months ago
Ted Ginn Jr.
Week 13 of the fantasy football season did not go well for many, including myself, especially in daily leagues and contests. Most of the damage was done by quarterbacks, as my top play (Drew Brees) failed miserably in what near-perfect matchup....
Chris Meyers
6 months ago
Justin Houston
The Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs have been rivals since the inaugural season of the AFL in 1960. On Thursday night, they will play in one of the most important games in the recent history of the series.   On a short week, the...
Antwan Staley
6 months ago
David Johnson
It’s Week 14 of the fantasy season and there’s a familiar sight at the top of the running back rankings. By now it should come as no surprise that David Johnson, Le’Veon Bell and Ezekiel Elliot are the top three (in some order...
Michael Horvath
6 months ago

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