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Fantasy football: Week 11 Takeaways

With the fantasy football regular season nearing a close, many owners are fighting to reach the playoffs. Week 11 saw some surprising players post massive games, while once reliable options underachieved. Across the NFL, running backs combined for a meager 11 rushing touchdowns and only two quarterbacks threw for over 300 yards. Let’s turn the… Keep Reading

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Behind the Bench: Athletes as activists

Following weeks of protests over racial tensions at the University of Missouri, dozens of members of the school’s football team announced that they would not practice or play in any games until members of the university administration resigned. Within days, the president of the multi-campus university system stepped down, and the chancellor of the main… Keep Reading

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Point-counterpoint: Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton

With 11 weeks in the books, the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers stand alone as the only undefeated teams in the NFL. Superstar quarterback Brady’s greatness is nothing novel, but nobody expected him to achieve this level of success at 38 years old with a relatively weak supporting cast. The narrative developing in… Keep Reading

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Fantasy football: Week 10 Takeaways

Week 10 in the NFL was another reminder, as if fans needed one, that football is an unpredictable and heartless sport. The Green Bay Packers fell to the Detroit Lions, the New Orleans Saints to the Washington Redskins, the Denver Broncos to the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Cincinnati Bengals to the Houston Texans. Most… Keep Reading

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Fantasy football: Week 9 Takeaways

With only four weeks to go until playoffs, fantasy football owners are in need of wins now more than ever. Week 9 showed that late-season pickups are the keys to success. Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams, playing in place of injured Le’Veon Bell, racked up 225 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, while Chicago Bears… Keep Reading

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Fantasy Football: Week 8 takeaways

Few fantasy football owners escaped a devastating Week 8 unscathed, as stars such as Steve Smith Sr., Matt Forte, Le’Veon Bell, Keenan Allen, Brandon Marshall, and more were injured. However, with injury comes opportunity; a bevy of backups will now be thrust into the spotlight, making for some intriguing waiver wire additions. Let's turn our… Keep Reading

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Fantasy Football: Week 7 Takeaways

Week 7 provided fantasy football owners and NFL lovers with a boatload of action and strong performances. At one point on Sunday, the Miami Dolphins led 35-0, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-0, the New Orleans Saints 20-0, and the Oakland Raiders 30-6. Football can be an unpredictable sport—all fans can do is try to make… Keep Reading

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Fantasy Football: Week 6 takeaways

Week 6 in the NFL was marked by two historically memorable and wacky moments.San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw for over 500 yards with no interceptions and still lost the game, and, the Indianapolis Colts ran the most inexplicable fourth-down play that had the looks of a Madden video game glitch. Here’s the other… Keep Reading

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Fantasy Football: Week 5 takeaways

Week 5 in the NFL produced some electrifying games that came down to the wire, with comeback victories for the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, and Pittsburgh Steelers. Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown threw for 457 yards in a stunning overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens, while Green Bay Packers quarterback… Keep Reading

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