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Fantasy Football 2015: Week 9 Waiver Wire Targets And My Five Stages Of Grief For Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is out for the remainder of the 2015 season. I experienced five stages of grief.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is out for the remainder of the 2015 season. I experienced five stages of grief. (Photo: pennlive.com)

It took me a while to finally get to a point where I could write about the waiver wire this week.  (more…)

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Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Audibles For Ravens Vs. Steelers

Le'Veon Bell returned in a big way last Sunday. Look for a heavy dose of the run game tonight when they take on the Ravens (Photo: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images Europe)

Le’Veon Bell returned in a big way last Sunday. Look for a heavy dose of the run game tonight when they take on the Ravens (Photo: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images Europe)

Thursday Night Football has another very good matchup for us. For that we are all thankful.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 3 Waiver Targets

David Johnson averaged 8.4 yards per carry on five carries Sunday (42 yards) and scored a touchdown. Even though Arians is cautious with rookie running backs, I would add him this week if available. (Photo By: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

David Johnson averaged 8.4 yards per carry on five carries Sunday (42 yards) and scored a touchdown. Even though Arians is cautious with rookie running backs, I would add him this week if available. (Photo By: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Injuries are starting to mount for quite a few fantasy stars (and emerging options as well).

Just when Tevin Coleman started rolling a rib injury may force him to miss multiple weeks. Drew Brees and Tony Romo both went down with injuries that will cause them to miss multiple weeks. (more…)

2015 NFL Preview: AFC Divisional Predictions

There is a lot to like about the Steelers, there are also a lot of questions. (Photo By/Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

There is a lot to like about the Steelers, there are also a lot of questions. (Photo By/Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

This is the year the AFC gets a little crazy.

There isn’t a dominant team despite what fans want to believe. There are teams that are beginning to see a shift in their fortunes. Most of those teams play in the AFC East, which is where the root of the craziness could occur this season.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Nine Bold Fantasy Football Predictions For ’15

Karlos Williams has climbed to No. 2 on the Bills running back depth chart. I see him climbing further before the year is over. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)

Karlos Williams has climbed to No. 2 on the Bills running back depth chart. I see him climbing further before the year is over. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)

Wanna know how to be bold in fantasy football? Pick a name or names you really like for the season and predict that player to reach heights only you believe imaginable. Boldly predict that their success isn’t solely predicated on another man’s failure, but on talent that can’t be suppressed by veterans or newcomers. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Fantasy Football “Bargain” Players (A.K.A. The Deep Sleepers) That Could Hit It Big In ’15

Eddie Royal caught 62 passes for 778 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Chargers in 2014. This season he'll play in the slot with the Chicago Bears. (Associated Press)

Eddie Royal caught 62 passes for 778 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Chargers in 2014. This season he’ll play in the slot with the Chicago Bears. (Associated Press)

You will no doubt rely on them at least once this season. Those bargain players that get you by on a bye week or through a tough stretch of injuries or suspensions. They’re always on the waiver wire, a Branden Oliver or Chris Sims.  (more…)

About Last Year: Previewing The Baltimore Ravens 2015 Playoff Outlook

Since 2010 Joe Flacco has thrown for 2,563 yards and 24 touchdowns in the postseason. I have a feeling 2015 is gonna be a special one for Baltimore. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images North America)

Since 2010 Joe Flacco has thrown for 2,563 yards and 24 touchdowns (to just four interceptions) in the postseason. I have a feeling 2015 is gonna be a special one for Baltimore. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images North America)

Leading up to the start of the 2015 NFL season I will be previewing last year’s playoff teams and their chances of making it back to the postseason

2014 Overview: 

Record: 10-6 (tied for 2nd AFC North; Wild Card) (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Ranking The Top-6 Rookies To Target In Fantasy Football

T.J. Yeldon rushed for more than 3,000 yeards and 37 touchdowns during his time at the University of Alabama. The Jaguars are hoping he brings stability to a backfield that needs it. (Photo by John Raoux)

T.J. Yeldon rushed for more than 3,000 yeards and 37 touchdowns during his time at the University of Alabama. The Jaguars are hoping he brings stability to a backfield that needs it. (Photo by John Raoux)

Rookies.

They can be season saving revelations (Odell Beckham, Jr.) or send an entire positional unit into limbo (Bishop Sankey). I’m here to help you keep perspective while not talking yourself out of some of these players entirely.

A word of caution before I begin: very few are worth building your team around unless you’re playing in a Dynasty League. As long as you remember this, we’re going to be just fine.  (more…)

2015 NFL Draft: The Picks And Classes I Liked

Vic Beasley was taken with the 8th overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Vic Beasley was taken with the 8th overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2015 NFL Draft.

2015 NFL Draft is in the books.

The first thing I am going to let you know is I don’t do “Draft Grades.” I’m not a teacher, and this was not a test. With that, what you will find here is my opinion/analysis of what teams I thought did the best addressing their needs and who didn’t.

That’s it. Pretty simple.

Onward then… (more…)

Jameis Winston Situation Shows Deeper Issue With Institution Of Football

Winton's discipline issues at Florida State have put his playing future in jeopardy

Winton’s discipline issues at Florida State have put his playing future in jeopardy

I was listening to the radio and the topic turned to something I hadn’t thought about in quite some time with regards to the NBA.

Do you remember what the NBA used to be like? Serious drug problems, fighting in arenas, image issues; Whatever was associated with bad was associated with the NBA. (more…)