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Fantasy Football 2015: Week 11 Waiver Wire

  • Fantasy Fix
  • Michael Beller
  • November 18, 2015, 1:23 PM

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For seemingly the 10th straight week, injuries have created the greatest buying opportunities on the waiver wire. This time the affected team is the Patriots, who lost one of the most important players in their offense for the second straight week. So long as Tom Brady is under center, however, the offense isn’t likely to slow down. The pieces around him may change, but Brady is the engine that makes everyone else go. That’s why the first player below, a receiver with a new, more important role, is the most attractive player on the wire heading into Week 11.
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Fantasy Football 2015: Week 11 Droppables

  • Fantasy Fix
  • Michael Beller
  • November 16, 2015, 11:09 AM

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There’s one game left in Week 10, but for all intents and purposes, we have just three weeks left in the standard fantasy regular season. With that in mind, this will be the last Droppables column of the season. We’ll focus on the playoff push, as well as preparations for owners already heading to the postseason, with our Sunday night columns for the rest of the season. Before we get to that point, however, there will still be moves to make on the waiver wire this week. That means there are also players on the other side of those eventual transactions. And if this is going to be the final Droppables column of the season, why not start it with a bang?
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Peyton Manning Sets All-Time Passing Record in a Career-Worst Start

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning entered Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs two yards shy of Brett Favre’s record of 71,838 passing yards. And on a 4-yard toss to running back Ronnie Hillman, Manning became the new all-time leader.

But that was just about the only highlight in a dismal game for the 39-year-old quarterback.
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Fantasy Football 2015: Week 10 Fact of Fiction

  • Fantasy Fix
  • Michael Beller
  • November 13, 2015, 10:50 AM

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Nine weeks into the season, it’s clear that we’re not dealing with the same old Bengals. Those willing also-rans who have made the playoffs four straight years, only to bow out meekly in their first game are no more. This year’s Bengals are explosive and balanced on offense, highlighted by quarterback Andy Dalton’s star turn. Another key player on the offense, however, has also turned into one of the best at his position. It’s that player that we examine further in this week’s Fact or Fiction.
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At Midseason, Seahawks are Down But Not Out of the Playoff Picture

  • Kid Reporter
  • Evan Bergen-Epstein
  • November 12, 2015, 3:40 PM

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Fans and analysts alike set high expectations for the 2015 Seattle Seahawks. Coming off back-to-back Super Bowl appearances and having retained most of their core players, the Hawks seemed destined to soar atop the NFC once again.  Eight games into the season, Seattle is 4–4, tied with the Rams in second place in the NFC West. Why? Let’s take a look.

Fourth Quarter Struggles

The most glaring problem the Seahawks have had is closing out games in the final quarter. In Weeks 5 and 6, playing Cincinnati and Carolina, Seattle gave up leads of 17 and nine points respectively. 

The Hawks also barely squeezed out a fourth-quarter win in Week 8 over Dallas in a game they were on the verge of losing. Seattle has been outscored 58–33 in the final period of games this year, something coaches must address for the team to be able to contend in the NFC.
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Fantasy Football 2015: Week 10 Waiver Wire

  • Fantasy Fix
  • Michael Beller
  • November 11, 2015, 3:35 PM

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Injuries are the ceaseless current in the NFL, beating against all the boats that are just trying to get to the opposite shore unscathed. Four more running back injuries have created opportunities on the waiver wire, though at least two of those backs would have been on our radar even if the starters on their respective teams were completely healthy. We start with those two players, who could really help swing leagues as we enter the home stretch of the typical fantasy regular season.
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Nike Unveils New Color Rush Jerseys for Thursday NFL Games

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The game of football is so colorful — from the jerseys to fans’ costumes to signs — that it’s hard to imagine watching it on a black-and-white TV. But that’s how fans experienced the NFL for years. Until, that is, the league televised the first color game 50 years ago, on Thanksgiving Day 1965.

To celebrate the golden anniversary of full-color football, Nike last week unveiled a new Color Rush uniform that a handful of teams will wear for Thursday games this season. The Bills and Jets debut the Color Rush jersey on November 12 when Buffalo hits the field in solid red unis and New York drapes itself in Kelly Green. Based on the images Nike released, the jerseys give the action on the field an old-time TV feel — which makes sense, given the anniversary. But to really drive the point home, there’s a gif connecting the jerseys to TV circa-1965:
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