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ESPN's NFL gambling expert keeps nailing his best bet — here are Cousin Sal's picks for Week 15

After going 19-2-3 over the final eight weeks of the 2014 season, Sal is rolling again. Cuz is 16-8 over the past eight weeks, despite going 1-2 in each of the past two weeks. More important, he is 11-3 this season on his "Best Bet."<p>So let's take a look at who Cousin Sal likes this week along with …

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Breaking Down New England Patriots' Likely Opening-Game Starting Lineup

The New England Patriots' Week 1 starting lineup's biggest element is also the biggest mystery. It's been more than 14 years since the Patriots have had to wonder who will be lining up at quarterback—22, if you go back to the Drew Bledsoe era.<p>The Patriots are also dealing with questions at several …

Fantasy Football 2015: Cheatsheet for Sleepers and Busts Heading into Your Draft

Flexibility is key during a fantasy football draft, but it doesn't hurt to have a list of names you do or don't want on your team for the 2015 season.<p>It is a mistake to go into a draft expecting to get certain players no matter what happens. That said, you could certainly justify reaching a few …

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Fantasy Football 2015: Breaking Down Sneaky Sleepers and Player Rankings

With fantasy football reaching massive popularity in a golden era for information, true sleepers rarely exist.<p>This is a new world where everyone collectively freaks out after Ameer Abdullah's eye-opening preseason display. Sorry to say, but the Detroit Lions rookie is far from a hidden gem. …

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The Most Overrated Players in Fantasy Football This Year

Every year, friends, family, fans and random people on the street ask me who the best sleepers are so they can look smart in their NFL fantasy drafts. Finding those players is certainly important, but what no one ever inquires about are the guys I don’t like.<p>Maybe we’re just living in a more …

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Latest Win-Loss Predictions for Every NFL Team, Preseason Week 1 Edition

Meaningful football is so, so close. You can almost smell the deep-fried bread and feel your warm couch groove that’s carefully sculpted over a 12-hour Sunday viewing period.<p>But first we’ll have to be satisfied with meaningless football, at least as far as the scoreboard is concerned.<p>The preseason …

Solar Paper is World's Thinnest Sun-Powered Charger

Solar chargers are appealing, but they can also be bulky and heavy. Not the case with Solar Paper, a new project seeking funds on Kickstarter to commercialize what sponsors claim is the thinnest and lightest solar panel for your phone or camera.<p>It's about as wide and tall as a big smartphone like …

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A hot new health startup just inked a deal with a major insurer, and it could shake up the whole medical testing industry

The move strikes a blow to traditional lab testing companies like Quest Diagnostics Inc. and Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings.<p>The startup, which is valued at $9 billion, also plans to open "wellness centers" on the East Coast, according to the company's billionaire CEO Elizabeth Holmes.<p>Theranos …

Fantasy Football 2015: Buying or Selling Top 'Sleeper' Plays

Value is the name of the game in fantasy football.<p>OK, so the name of the game is actually fantasy football, but value is the key to success—to victory. It's important to find players who are set to vastly outperform their draft-day asking price.<p>To that end, there's no shortage of information …

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Ranking the NFL's top backup quarterbacks

Late last week, both Super Bowl participants upgraded their backup quarterback spots.<p>The Seahawks re-signed Tarvaris Jackson, a much needed move …

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