September 2, 2016 |
THIS IS the hardest position to handicap, which is one reason why daily fantasy sports leagues have exploded. It's impossible to get stuck with a stiff all year if you can change your lineup each week. C.J. Anderson, Broncos: From Ron Dayne to Steve Slaton to Arian Foster, if head coach Gary Kubiak has a healthy running back, he's going to feed him the ball. Rookie Devontae Booker, a fourth-rounder out of Utah, has surpassed Ronnie Hillman as Anderson's handcuff. Le'Veon Bell, Steelers: Suspended for the first three games, which will include the Sept.
November 4, 2015 |
When it comes to fantasy drafting, we all have regrets, right? Seriously, who thought Devonta Freeman would be a rushing beast? Didn't we all know that Larry Fitzgerald's best days were far behind him? Surely all those offseason distractions would cast a pall over Tom Brady's season. . . Yeah, not so much. That's right, friends. It's time for our semi-annual exercise in self-flagellation, when we reflect back two short months on what could have been had we made all the right moves during our preseason draft.
March 7, 2015 |
From Duce Staley to Brian Westbrook to LeSean McCoy, the Eagles went 17 seasons with a top running back who was drafted and developed by the team. Westbrook was ready to replace Staley, and McCoy apprenticed behind Westbrook before taking the job. Now the Eagles must replace McCoy. With McCoy's Eagles career coming to a close when a pending trade to Buffalo is processed Tuesday, the Eagles will likely look to free agency or the draft to fill his sizable void. The Eagles have three running backs under contract for 2015: Darren Sproles, Kenjon Barner, and Matthew Tucker.
October 28, 2014 |
I don't spend a lot of time regretting decisions I've made in life, mostly because there's nothing I can do about them now. Still, I regret targeting Nick Foles ahead of Andrew Luck in my drafts this year. And though Foles hasn't been a bust by any stretch, I don't think this mistake is going to end so well for me. When it comes to fantasy drafting, most of us have regrets, don't we? Seriously, who thought DeMarco Murray would be a record-breaking beast? And weren't most so-called experts convinced that Antonio Gates was all washed up?
August 21, 2014 |
It's the time of year when fantasy enthusiasts obsess over draft order and which players will be available when the time comes to make that fateful first-round pick. Jamaal or Shady? Peyton or Brees? Bud or Miller? But as important as your initial pick can be, it pales in comparison to the handful of selections you'll make - or miss - several rounds later. Who are this year's hidden gems? Let's take a look at my sleeper picks, broken down by position. (Note: ADP, or "average draft position," indicates where the player is typically being selected within his position.
January 5, 2014 |
A LOT has been said about Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham and the Saints' receiving corps coming to town tonight, but not as much has been said about New Orleans' running backs, who have the ability to change the course of a game in an instance. Unlike the Eagles, who have a true starting running back in LeSean McCoy, the Saints' combination of running backs features Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles, though, as of late yesterday, not Pierre Thomas, who was ruled out with a back injury. Each comes with a different style, a challenge many on the Eagles defense are looking forward to tonight.
November 13, 2013 |
Here's a look at players worth considering, and others who would look better in someone else's lineup. Catch 'em while you can Andre Brown, RB, Giants. Brown is still available in three out of four leagues; but following his dominant, 30-carry performance against the Raiders, he'll be a hot waiver-wire target this week. Tavon Austin, WR, Rams. After being a nonfactor over his last seven games, and forced to labor without Sam Bradford at the controls, Austin was discarded in many leagues.
November 8, 2013 |
STOPPING THE Packers this week is largely about stopping Eddie Lacy. Seneca Wallace is a veteran quarterback, and he'll be better with some time to prepare than he was when he was thrown into Green Bay's Monday night home loss to the Bears. But Wallace's arm shouldn't beat you, not if Nick Foles and the Eagles' offense are even half as impressive as they were Sunday at Oakland. No, for the Packers to win Sunday, it sure seems Lacy and the running game will have to carry the load.
September 3, 2012 |
This time of year, fantasy enthusiasts tend to obsess over their first-round draft picks. Do you go with Arian Foster, LeSean McCoy, or Ray Rice with the top overall pick? How early should you jump on Aaron Rodgers and Calvin Johnson? Is it still funny to claim you're taking a kicker with your first pick? (Answer: For the love of all things sacred, no . Please, stop!) While these decisions are important, you'd be better served expending more mental energy on the middle and later rounds, where championship fantasy rosters are built.
August 9, 2012
Mark Ingram, who has successfully led the athletic development offices at three Football Bowl Subdivision schools over the last decade, has been named assistant vice president for athletic development at Temple University. The Winston Salem, N.C., native most recently served as the senior associate athletic director at Tennessee. "It is an honor for my family and I to join the staff at Temple University; we couldn't be happier," Ingram said. " In addition to five years at Tennessee, Ingram served as assistant athletics director for development at the University of Georgia for two years (2006-07)