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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:14:27 PDTSome notable injuries are forcing many fantasy football players into extra maneuvering to construct the right lineup this week. Cam Newton has a bye, but Ben Roethlisberger is also out and could miss anywhere from two to six weeks with some knee issues. Andy Dalton is coming off a pair of 20-point fantasy games and faces the Browns, who have allowed an AFC-high 16 TD passes.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:05:11 PDTSam Bradford is thinking more about reconnecting with old friends than sticking it to the team that traded him eight days before the season opener. The former Eagles quarterback returns to Philadelphia for the first time since his abrupt departure when he leads the unbeaten Minnesota Vikings to Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. ''I really developed some close bonds with those guys,'' Bradford said.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:50:27 PDTWhen the Eagles were 3-0, the schedule called for a bye. Into Philadelphia on Sunday come the Minnesota Vikings, the NFL's only unbeaten team. ''I think it's 0-0 now, and we start a new season,'' says Mike Zimmer , coach of the 5-0 Vikings.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:12:56 PDTSam Bradford returns to Philadelphia on Sunday aiming to extend Minnesota's unbeaten start to the season in the latest twist to what has been a surreal year for the former Eagles quarterback. Seven months ago, the 28-year-old put pen to paper on a two-year $36 million contract with Philadelphia which encouraged him to believe he would head into the season as the Eagles signal-caller. Within weeks, however, Bradford's future in Philadelphia was cast into question when the Eagles brokered a deal with the Cleveland Browns for second pick in the draft -- and promptly snapped up highly rated rookie Carson Wentz.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:26:02 PDTBrian Hoyer suffered an arm injury against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. The Chicago Bears less-than-desirable quarterback situation found a way to get worse. Early in the second quarter of Thursday night’s loss to the Green Bay Packers, replacement starter Brian Hoyer landed hard after being hit by the Packers’ Julius Peppers — a former Bear — and Clay Matthews and was taken to the locker room with a broken left arm.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:09:00 PDTNick Mensio dives into the matchups and advises which players to start and sit for Week 7.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:23:12 PDTSunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:58:00 PDTEvan Silva breaks down the matchups for every fantasy-relevant player in every Week 7 game.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:39:02 PDTThe opening question to Matt Ryan's weekly news conference made the quarterback nervous. When he was asked about his long streak of consecutive starts, Ryan almost gasped. Ryan hasn't missed a start for the Atlanta Falcons in 105 consecutive regular-season games, a streak that began late in the 2009 season.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:57:13 PDTWhile recognizing this isn’t the best way to judge public perception, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s average fantasy football draft position before this season is telling. Ryan was coming off a mediocre season. Ryan was being drafted in Yahoo fantasy leagues, on average, 28th among NFL quarterbacks.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:36:54 PDTCarson Wentz owes some of his success to Sam Bradford. Bradford certainly wasn't thrilled when the Eagles drafted Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick, but he served as a mentor to the rookie throughout the summer until he was traded to Minnesota on Sept. 3. ''When I first got here, it was good to have Sam and Chase (Daniel),'' Wentz said Wednesday.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:18:09 PDTThe competitive environment of the NFL and plain old human nature usually trigger an extra injection of motivation for players facing their former teams. Sam Bradford has no reason to be insecure about playing at Philadelphia this weekend. The Vikings (5-0) paid a steep price for Bradford on Sept. 3.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:36:52 PDTOn Tuesday, the running back was buried on the Kansas City Chiefs' depth chart. By Thursday night, Davis could be a very important player in the backfield for the Green Bay Packers when they host the Chicago Bears in the 193rd meeting of the NFL's oldest rivalry. Injuries have hit the running back position for Green Bay, a troubling development for an offense that is also struggling to get consistency from the Aaron Rodgers-led passing attack.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:32:39 PDTCHICAGO (1-5) at GREEN BAY (3-2)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:12:00 PDTRich Hribar provides a statistical snapshot of every Week 7 NFL game.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:47:25 PDTPro Picks is going golfing. More specifically, we're taking a mulligan.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:12:41 PDTThe Minnesota Vikings have completed their discipline for defensive coordinator George Edwards, following his drunken-driving arrest this spring. Coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday that Edwards has fulfilled his obligations to the courts and to the team. The Vikings said Edwards immediately informed the team when the incident occurred.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:29:29 PDTSam Bradford goes back to Philadelphia on Sunday for the first time since the Eagles traded him to the Minnesota Vikings, and he is bringing all of his knowledge of rookie starter Carson Wentz and the offensive system of first-year coach Doug Pederson. The Vikings (5-0) are on top of the NFC and Bradford has won all four of his starts since replacing Shaun Hill under center in Week 2. Bradford landed on his feet and said he has recovered from the ego bruising that comes from being traded for the second time in three years.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:20:01 PDTPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger officially was ruled out of Sunday's game against the New England Patriots, coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday. Backup Landry Jones will get the nod in place of Roethlisberger, who had surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee Monday. - - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed wide receiver Vincent Jackson on injured reserve after an MRI exam revealed an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament, the team announced.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:34:11 PDTThe Minnesota Vikings enjoyed their bye week as the only unbeaten team left in the NFL. The Vikings received six first-place votes for 378 points from balloting by media members who regularly cover the NFL. The Patriots received five first-place votes for 376 points.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:26:31 PDTCedric Ogbuehi got a holding penalty that wiped out a first down. On the next play, Andy Dalton was sacked for a safety , and the New England Patriots had grabbed the momentum. Ogbuehi's latest flub prompted the Cincinnati Bengals to bench the right tackle for the next three series.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:39:00 PDTJustin Bailey reviews the Targets and Touches Report for the NFC in Week 6.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:37:59 PDTThe Chicago Bears have a short week to prepare to face the Green Bay Packers on the road Thursday night. On the bench, you have a healing Jay Cutler, who entered the season as a sure thing — one of the few sure things the Bears seemed to have on offense. In the starting role, for now, you have Brian Hoyer, a hired gun whose career has been defined by his limitations, fairly or not.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:27:00 PDTJeff Brubach breaks down top Week 7 D/ST and kicker options and outlines a plan of attack for future weeks.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:22:01 PDTThe Browns have played hard. Browns fans, assuming they’re not distracted by celebrating the Indians, should feel like they’re watching a team that’s trying to head in the right direction. Very little of that applies to the San Francisco 49ers.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:32:06 PDTUnlike most of last season, officials hadn't been the focal point of NFL games until Sunday. Then, Jeff Triplette's crew got in the way of the Ravens-Giants thriller. A few hours later, Richard Sherman got away with grabbing Julio Jones in the closing minutes of the showdown in Seattle where the non-call shifted the power in the NFC.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:00:28 PDTAs welcomed as the bye week is in the NFL for the rare in-season opportunity for healing and rest, that hole in the schedule can be a momentum-halter too. ''Man, this might have been one of the best practices that I've ever had in the NFL coming off a bye,'' cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:23:35 PDTSuddenly the Philadelphia Eagles are a sloppy, undisciplined and flawed football team. Carson Wentz and the offense are not in sync, the defense can't stop the run, and the team is committing penalties at an alarming rate. ''There's no panic, no panic whatsoever,'' coach Doug Pederson said Monday.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:30:17 PDTEds: Updates STARS and STREAKS & STATS with Colts-Texans game. Corrects Cardinals record to 2-3 in SCOREBOARD
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:05:10 PDTNew England Patriots star Tom Brady and Dallas Cowboys rookie Dak Prescott each threw three touchdown passes to spark NFL triumphs that boosted each club to 5-1. Brady completed 29-of-35 passes for 376 yards as host New England downed Cincinnati 35-17, while Prescott went 18-of-27 for 247 yards as Dallas won 30-16 at Green Bay. The only NFL club with a better record, the 5-0 Minnesota Vikings, had a bye week.