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Week 8 NFL Picks: Tips for Vegas Odds and Over/Under Score Predictions

Week 8 of the NFL season is the most difficult yet.<p>Folks might hear such a statement every now and then from friends or fellow bettors, but take a look at the table below listing all of the odds.<p>Notice anything? Oddsmakers have played everything extremely safe this week, with only one line coming …

Football (U.S.)

The Bettor's Guide to NFL Week 5

Gambling on the NFL can be brutal, as we learned in Week 4.<p>For example, with a third of the fourth quarter left in the San Diego-New Orleans matchup, the Chargers, a short home favorite, were up 11 points against the Saints. If you had San Diego's side of the point spread, you might have caught a …

NFL

NFL Predictions Week 3

NFL Predictions Week 3: Chris Simms' Weekly Projections<p>Making an observation about Seattle’s defensive style?<p>Prepare your Twitter timeline. The 12s came at me in full force last week after I said NFL teams had figured out that Seattle scheme.<p>Then Week 2 happened. And the teams that deploy Seattle's …

Fantasy Football

by-Team Ratings for NFL Week 1

Chris Simms' Team-by-Team Ratings for NFL Week 1<p>Professional players don't get caught up in the rush-to-judgment hot takes after Week 1.<p>In an NFL locker room, five words hold true whether you're 1-0, 0-1 or 0-0-1: "One week at a time."<p>Let's unpack the bags set for Super Bowl LI or the NFL draft. …

Football (U.S.)

Fantasy fallout: Don't drop Dez Bryant too far after Tony Romo injury

Dez Bryant is feeling Tony Romo’s pain -- in fantasy drafts, anyway.<p>The Dallas Cowboys receiver has tumbled out of the first round in average ESPN …

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Fantasy Football 2016: Guide to This Season's Top Handcuff RBs

We can define insurance as protection against a possible eventuality. In fantasy football, the most common form of insurance employed is the practice of "handcuffing" running backs. This investing strategy is the practice of acquiring the direct backup, or the handcuff in fantasy vernacular, to a …

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Players to avoid in 2016 fantasy football drafts

The most wonderful time of the year is officially upon us. It's Fantasy Draft Week here @NFLFantasy and we're doing our best to prepare you for the …

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2016 fantasy football predictions: Who's No. 1?

The 2016 fantasy football season is almost here. After months of research, tape study, and reflection, our analysts are ready to unveil their …

These Are the NFL Rookies Your Fantasy Team Needs

Since we already know everything there is to know about the NFL’s 2016 rookie class, we might as well use this knowledge to our advantage. <i>The Ringer</i> …

Fantasy Football 2016: Matt Camp's Post-Preseason Week 3 Notebook

Meaningful football is still over a week away. The third preseason game is supposed to be the closest thing we get to that, but coaches use it in various ways. If that means resting some of their best players, like the Raiders did with Latavius Murray and the Jets did with Brandon Marshall, then …

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2016 fantasy football players to reach for in drafts

Your spot in the draft order is coming up and there's a player you have your eye on. All of the fantasy draft analysts' rankings say it's a round too …

2016 fantasy football draft bargain candidates

Looking for late round fantasy football values? Of course you are. Marcas Grant has a list of 10 players who could make an impact without costing you …

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Matt Harmon's 2016 tiered redraft fantasy rankings

I don't like rankings, not even a little bit. In my view, it's taking a linear thought process to an inherently fluid and non-linear concept. I often …

Spencer Ware, Tyrod Taylor lead deep fantasy sleepers

Everybody likes fantasy football sleepers, but deep sleepers are often championship difference makers unearthed in the late rounds. Alex Gelhar …

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Donte Moncrief leads 2016 fantasy breakout players

Donte Moncrief, Tyler Lockett and Jeremy Langford are all in prime positions to break out this fantasy season. Find out who else highlights Matt …

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Rank's 11 Sleepers: Seriously consider Marcus Mariota

We're deep into the preseason and fantasy drafts are imminent. Adam Rank is here to hook you up with some sleepers that you need to seriously take …

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Fantasy Football: Best Late-Round Values at Each Position

If you've played fantasy football for more than 45 minutes, you'll probably already know this—late-round gems crown champions.<p>While drafting Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is a fun commodity to have, there's nothing like finding someone like Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge …

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How offensive line play impacts top 2016 fantasy RBs

Most of my work on NFL.com has come as a college football and NFL draft analyst up to this point, but that doesn't mean I don't dabble in the dark …

Fantasy Football: Top Rookie Wide Receivers To Target In Your Draft

Sunday I warned you about the perils of trusting rookies with your early draft picks. Today I reiterate that message, but this time, for wide receivers.<p>For the first time in a few seasons, there isn’t a clear-cut WR to reach for in fantasy drafts. Last year, we had Amari Cooper. The year before, it …

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RB Primer 2016: Heavy debate on fantasy's top rushing dog

<b>FIRING BULLETS – RB QUICK TIPS, TRENDS AND TAKES TO KNOW ENTERING THE SEASON</b><p><b>•</b> Predictable considering physical demands, the bust rate for RB1s …

Injury Risks: The Fateful Eight

Injuries are a part of the NFL way of life. Even the brawniest of players are at considerable risk to the hazards of being the human equivalent of a …

Hype train or smoke screen: Funchess, Powell, Sharpe

Devin Funchess, Bilal Powell, and Tajae Sharpe all built steady hype this offseason. Now Matt Harmon looks at whether we should buy into the buzz for …

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NFL Stock Watch: Robinson and Rawls rising, Fitzgerald falling

<b>STOCK UP</b><p><b>Allen Robinson</b>: While it’s safe to expect some TD regression after Robinson tied for the NFL lead with 14 touchdown catches last year thanks …

Fantasy outlook bright for Jeremy Hill, Giovani Bernard

There hasn't been much offseason buzz in fantasy circles surrounding the Bengals' backfield thus far. That's probably because we sort of already know …

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Fantasy football reactions to early NFC depth charts

Preseason depth charts have been released, and Alex Gelhar has combed through all of them to provide you with the necessary fantasy football insight …

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Hype train or smoke screen: West, Brate and Jones

We all know that the long months of the offseason can cause fantasy owners to artificially build up the stock of players' potential. These situations …

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Tight end 2016 fantasy projections for all 32 teams

With the fantasy season approaching, Michael Fabiano profiles each NFL receiving corps and provides projections for the top wideouts on each team

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Draft Christine Michael in fantasy and don't look back

The Truth is out there.<p>The Truth is elusive and powerful https://t.co/5N2wwTZHoX<p>— Matt Franciscovich (@MattFranchise) August 5, 2016<p>My mission …

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2016 NFL Predictions: 2nd-Year Players Set to Become Breakout Fantasy Stars

As fantasy football owners get set to draft their teams for the 2016 season, veterans are known commodities and rookies are measured gambles.<p>But it's the second-year players who can be the greatest hidden assets in all of fantasy.<p>Unlike rookies, there's empirical NFL-level data out there to be …

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Fantasy Football 2016: Who Are This Year's Riskiest Picks?

Fantasy football is a hobby centered on leveraging risk for reward. With each player we invest in, we must accept the variance of outcomes—from profitable playmaker to devastating disappointment and everything in between.<p>There are only a few bankable quantities to consider, names like Antonio Brown …

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