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Fantasy Football 2014: Brady, Roethlisberger Have Huge Sundays 0

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  • Posted by: Michael Beller
  • October 27, 2014, 1:20 PM

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It’s safe to say that the second quarter of Tom Brady’s season was just a tad better than his first. His first four games of the season launched 1,000 columns pontificating on the end of the Brady era. He threw for just 791 yards, 5.7 yards per attempt and four touchdowns against two interceptions as the Patriots limped to a 2-2 start. The entire New England offense has turned it around in the last four weeks, and Brady has been right at the center of it all. He has thrown for 1,268 yards, 8.8 yards per attempt, 14 touchdowns and zero interceptions, most recently dominating the Bears. The Patriots have won those four games by a combined score of 158-87, and are once again a favorite in the AFC.
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Fantasy Football 2014: These Injured RBs Might Not Get Their Jobs Back 0

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  • Posted by: BJ Rudell
  • October 24, 2014, 10:33 AM

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In fantasy football, I like to think that injuries lead to opportunities. As bad as things seem when your first round pick gets hurt, there’s often a comparable player ripe for the taking.

The bigger challenge is deciding which train to ride for the long term -- the sidelined starter, or his seemingly capable replacements. So, let's evaluate five starting running backs scheduled to return to the field soon and their current stand-ins, and determine who will be the starter going forward.
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Fantasy Football 2014: Week 8 Waiver Wire 0

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  • Posted by: David Gonos
  • October 22, 2014, 2:04 PM

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As the second half of the fantasy season begins, it’s time to start taking stock of what we know, what we thought we knew and what we still don’t know.

We know the Colts, Broncos and Saints are still elite offenses, and we know the defenses of the Seahawks and 49ers are good, but not as great as we thought. We know the defenses in Detroit and Indianapolis should be feared, while the defenses in Denver and Dallas should be respected. We thought we knew Montee Ball and Cordarrelle Patterson would have breakout sophomore campaigns. We don’t know how injuries to Calvin Johnson’s ankle and A.J. Green’s toe will affect their fantasy value going forward, or whether DeMarco Murray can sustain his NFL-record pace of 427 carries this season (though we’re pretty sure he can’t). 

Week 8 offers another two-team bye week, but ahead of two six-team bye weeks in Weeks 9 and 10, now is a great time to pick up some fantasy futures without much competition.

Another interesting note: Two games this weekend feature a pair of offenses known for giving up a ton of points to fantasy defense/special teams units. All four DSTs from the Vikings-Buccaneers matchup and the Bills-Jets game could be good enough to start in your league this week, and the Bills defense is likely the only unit of those four that’s already owned. The matchup game could lead to some additional activity on the Week 8 wire.
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Fantasy Football 2014: Denard Robinson Arrives 0

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  • Posted by: Michael Beller
  • October 20, 2014, 2:57 PM

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It has been a nightmare season in Ann Arbor, with the Wolverines suffering through an embarrassing year. If there’s any silver lining for the program as a whole, it’s that a handful of their alumni are making good in the NFL. While that’s expected of guys like Tom Brady and Taylor Lewan, the Wolverines certainly didn’t plan on hanging their hat on Denard Robinson. That could very well change after Sunday, and fantasy owners might be right there with them.
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Fantasy Football 2014: Week 7 Waiver Wire 0

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  • Posted by: David Gonos
  • October 17, 2014, 12:01 PM

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At this point in the NFL season, rookies are starting to get up to speed and seeing more opportunities to shine, while some veterans, who have had plentiful chances, haven't done enough to secure their jobs. While rookies are wildly inconsistent, we learn more about them — and the veterans whose snaps they’re taking — each week. Don’t stay married to players who haven’t shown you anything this season.

Also, we have just two more weeks of two-team byes before six teams go on byes in Weeks 9 and 10. Note that Week 9 is going to be very tough on the quarterbacks position (Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford), while Week 10 is a little tougher on tight ends (Rob Gronkowski, Antonio Gates, Dwayne Allen and Jordan Reed). So make a move a week ahead, if your roster depth allows it.
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Fantasy Football 2014: Which Flex WRs Should You Start and Which Should You Sit? 0


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The wide receiver position is as robust as ever, which means fantasy owners potentially have too many guys floating around on their roster to start in flex spots. Who is one non-obvious receiver you would start this week, and who's another that you would sit?
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Fantasy Football 2014: Flacco Relentless in Rout of Bucs 0

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  • Posted by: Michael Beller
  • October 13, 2014, 11:38 AM

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Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning were two of the first three quarterbacks off the board in nearly all fantasy leagues this season. Rodgers and Manning each had nice games on Sunday, but they didn’t come close to matching Joe Flacco. Actually, they didn’t come anywhere near keeping pace with Flacco’s first quarter.
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