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The NFL is in full swing, 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 gives you the...
John Gworek
1 year ago
Sam Bradford
After a wild start to the NFL season featured a ton of close games, Week 5 seemed to take a bit of a breather and serve up an unusually high number of games that were not even close. Whether that’s a blip or a trend remains to be seen but...
Bryan Fischer
1 year ago
C.J. Anderson
Week 5 of the fantasy football season is now a wrap and there’s just one undefeated team left in the NFL (my Vikings), but this is about the players, and not the teams. Specifically, which key players should you stay the course with and...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
James Starks
After dealing with four teams on a bye, Week 6 gives fantasy owners a bit of a reprieve. Only the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be off in Week 6, so fantasy owners can likely look to the waiver wire to replace any injured players...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Derek Anderson
After winning 15 consecutive games and making it all the way to the Super Bowl last season, the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers find themselves in unfamiliar territory as they limp into Week 5 with a 1-3 record and a two-game losing...
Rob McVey
1 year ago
Odell Beckham Jr.
It takes quite a bit to overshadow two of the most historically successful franchises in the NFL but that will likely be the case on Sunday night as the two biggest names on a grand stage won’t be Aaron Rodgers and Eli Manning. While most...
Bryan Fischer
1 year ago
Melvin Gordon
No matter where each team has been located, the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders have been bitter rivals since they both entered the NFL in 1960. On Sunday, they will continue their division rivalry, this time in Oakland.   Last...
Antwan Staley
1 year ago
If you’re looking for the toughest schedule to start the NFL season, you would be hard-pressed to pick anybody but the gauntlet the Cincinnati Bengals face in the first six weeks of the year. Back-to-back road games to open the season at...
Bryan Fischer
1 year ago
Von Miller
The Denver Broncos and Sports Authority Field at Mile High will play host to the Atlanta Falcons in a high-profile Week 5 matchup between two of the NFL’s top teams. The defending Super Bowl champion Broncos improved to 4-0 on the season...
Rob McVey
1 year ago
LeGarrette Blount
It’s Week 5 and even with four teams on bye, the injury report is pretty full and something fantasy owners definitely need to pay attention to. How bad it is? Every position is represented, which means there’s even a fantasy-relevant...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Julian Edelman
The injury report for Week 5 is one of the largest it's been all year for fantasy owners to digest. And this is on top of the fact that four teams (Jacksonville, Kansas City, New Orleans, Seattle) are on bye. Between all of the injuries and the...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Two AFC teams, the Steelers and Jets, will meet up on Heinz Field in Pittsburgh this Sunday looking to improve their playoff chances, but the two teams find themselves in very different positions entering Week 5. Pittsburgh rebounded nicely from...
Andrew Dellapina
1 year ago
Sam Bradford
The demise of the Minnesota Vikings was apparently greatly exaggerated. A team that many thought was doomed when Teddy Bridgewater was injured before Week 1 — and especially when Adrian Peterson went down in Week 2 — sits atop the NFC...
John Gworek
1 year ago
Tom Brady
Jimmy Garoppolo earned himself a future NFL starting job. Rookie Jacoby Brissett reminded us about heart and toughness. LeGarrette Blount became the 575th Patriot in the last decade-plus to rebuild his career after being left for dead by other...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
While most athletes are content to enjoy the limelight on the field of competitive sports, many have tried to bask in the bright lights of Hollywood. Here are 31 athletes who made their mark in the movies; some as classic characters in...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
While most athletes are content to enjoy the limelight on the field of competitive sports, many have tried to bask in the bright lights of Hollywood. Here are 31 athletes who made their mark in the movies; some as classic characters in...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
DeAndre Hopkins
At the quarter point of the fantasy football season, owners have an idea of what their team is capable of as we enter Week 5. Staring down a 2-2 record or so, owners know that they will need to make some good decisions from here out if they want to...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Derek Carr
It’s Week 5 and one certain quarterback will make his long-awaited season debut, but I don’t need to tell fantasy owners they need to start him. As for which signal-callers and defense/special teams (DSTs) should you start and sit, I...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Todd Gurley
Last week Le’Veon Bell showed why he’s a must-start fantasy running back, but you already knew that. As to which ones to start and which to sit in Week 5, you’ve come to the right place. But first, let’s take a peek and see...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Julian Edelman
Week 5 is a rough bye week for fantasy owners from a wide receiver (and tight end to a degree) perspective. Allen Robinson, Doug Baldwin, Brandin Cooks, to name a few, are all on bye, as well as a rejuvenated Jimmy Graham and Travis Kelce...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Cam Newton
Injuries are starting to become a factor in the NFL as several quarterbacks are dealing with concussion-like symptoms entering Week 5. Carson Palmer has already been ruled out for Arizona’s Thursday night game against San Francisco, while Cam...
Matt Josephs
1 year ago
Stephen Gostkowski
Despite posting zero fantasy points last week, Stephen Gostkowski leads the fantasy kicker rankings for Week 5. The matchup between New England and Cleveland is too good to pass up, especially with the Patriots hungry for a win after getting shut...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Danielle Hunter
Depending on league scoring, the Minnesota Vikings have the most fantasy points out of all defense/special teams (DST). They have three defensive touchdowns, six interceptions, five fumble recoveries, a safety and 15 sacks. Those 15 sacks are...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Tom Brady
After missing the first four games of the season due to suspension, Tom Brady is not only back, he's also at the top of the fantasy quarterback rankings for Week 5. And you know that he is going to come out with a chip on his shoulder,...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Melvin Gordon
It sure didn’t take Le’Veon Bell long to show why he’s one of the best running backs in the league and will find his name at or near the top of our fantasy rankings from here out. In fact, if Bell continues to line up as a...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago

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