October 18, 2014 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 7 of the 2014 season. Watch 'em roll Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals at Raiders. With a 250-yard, two-TD, zero-INT performance in his return last week, Palmer signaled that he can be trusted in your lineup. Justin Forsett, RB, Ravens vs. Falcons. Operating mostly under the radar, Forsett has gained the fourth-most rushing yards in the league, with a whopping 6.4 yards-per-carry average. Though Bernard Pierce is sharing carries, Forsett is clearly the alpha back in Baltimore.
October 10, 2014 |
Oprah warned her. Not once, but twice. Now actress Raven-Symoné, former Cosby Show sweetheart, sits at the center of a social-media hailstorm that has ruffled her cotton-candy-hued hair and scorched her image. During an interview Sunday on Oprah: Where Are They Now? , Symoné disassociated herself from labels, declaring that she is "American, not African American. " For those who watched little Olivia grow up on The Cosby Show , groundbreaking for its portrayal of a successful middle-class African American family, the appearance of race denial was searing.
September 20, 2014 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 3 of the 2014 season. Watch 'em roll Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers at Bills. Buffalo may be 2-0, but it has been soft in the passing game. Meanwhile, Rivers and Antonio Gates are BFFs again, and it's only a matter of time before Keenan Allen explodes. With Ryan Mathews sidelined, Rivers will need to be at his best, and he is up to the task. Bernard Pierce, RB, Ravens at Browns. Now that Pierce is seemingly locked into the lead-back role in Baltimore (with Justin Forsett taking a backseat in Week 2)
September 10, 2014 |
Chad Henne to Allen Hurns. I told you to expect a huge game from this dynamic duo. Jamaal Charles amasses 34 combined yards against the Titans. As predicted here. Two rushing scores for Cleveland RB Isaiah Crowell. Yes, that Isaiah Crowell. What, you didn't read those predictions? From me or anybody? That's because no one on the planet saw them coming. They're what we in the fantasy guru biz call "aberrations. " And the good news is, they are unlikely to happen again this year.
May 22, 2014 |
Superior Court staff in Atlantic County will join Baltimore Ravens fans and fantasy football leagues in keeping an eye on running back Ray Rice for at least the next year. Rice, 27, was approved Tuesday for a pretrial program designed to lead to dismissal of an assault charge stemming from an altercation with his then-fiancee in a Revel Casino Hotel elevator Feb. 15. Rice will have to complete at least 12 months of a supervised program that will likely require counseling, employment, and staying out of trouble.
May 3, 2014 |
MAYS LANDING, N.J. Rest assured, his attorney said, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice does not intend to return to the Revel. And on Thursday, at a courthouse 12 miles from the Atlantic City casino whose leaked security video showed Rice dragging his unconcious fiancee out of an elevator, Rice made it clear he would like to stay out of Atlantic County altogether. Rice pleaded not guilty to third-degree aggravated assault stemming from the post-Valentine's Day 3 a.m. incident, then immediately applied for a pre-trial intervention program for first offenders that would result in the dismissal of the charges against the NFL player.
April 25, 2014 |
WITH THE release of the NFL schedule last night, here's a quick look at how the offseason went for the Eagles' 2014 opponents: Arizona Cardinals 2013: 10-6, missed playoffs by one game. Key signings: T Jared Veldheer (from Raiders), CB Antonio Cromartie (Jets). Key losses: LB Karlos Dansby (to Browns), WR Andre Roberts (Redskins). Projected first-round pick (No. 20): CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech. Quick hit: Larry Fitzgerald's seven TD catches against the Eagles are easily his most against a nondivisional opponent.
March 12, 2014 |
FEAR NOT, FANS. As today's 4 p.m. start of NFL free agency edges closer, a source close to the situation says the Eagles are "very interested" in a defensive back who has been to the Pro Bowl. Of course, corner Corey Graham made that Pro Bowl trip as a special-teams player a few years back, but let's not get too picky. Graham, 28, played at New Hampshire when Chip Kelly was there. If you watched the Baltimore Ravens' drive to the Super Bowl a little over a year ago, you know he's not a star, but he's a solid cog, a good guy to have in your mix. His utility work with the Ravens suggests that he could play safety, primarily or just here and there.
December 21, 2013 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 16 of the 2013 season. Watch 'em roll Jay Cutler, QB, Bears at Eagles. Let's face it. Philly knows how to rack up the points, but its defense is equally adept at coughing them up. Once Cutler got in stride against the Browns last week, he was terrific. It's hard to lose with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery on your side, especially when the matchup is so favorable. Cutler will exploit it. DeMarco Murray, RB, Cowboys at Redskins.