Mason Weston Briles

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Marvin Jones' Foot Injury: What to Know About His Broken 5th Metatarsal

According to Cincinnati Bengals writer Geoff Hobson, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will start the season without one of his prime targets, wide receiver Marvin Jones, who is recovering from a foot injury. Jones suffered a broken fifth metatarsal over the weekend, an injury that necessitated …

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Chris Johnson's Current Price Tag Makes Him Risky Option in Fantasy Leagues

Chris Johnson took the handoff from Michael Vick on a play designed to go right, but when he saw a wall of defenders, he sharply cut left and strolled into the end zone for a one-yard touchdown. It was a nice little run that displayed good vision and solid agility.<p>And it was another example of why …

Fantasy Football

Breaking Down the Progression of the NFL Preseason

The NFL preseason follows a specific progression each week in terms of game plans, veteran playing time and rookie exposure as teams prep for the regular season.<p>Today, let’s take a look at how NFL clubs approach the exhibition schedule from Week 1 to Week 4 as the evaluation process continues until …

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Fantasy Football 2014: Top Players, Unknown Sleepers and PPR Rankings

I'll be honest with you, folks—I've never understood the appeal of points-per-reception leagues. It's really a logical issue I have with the format above anything else.<p>The thing is, there is no inherent value in simply catching the ball, much like there is no inherent value in a running back …

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Fantasy Football Mock Draft 2014: Round-by-Round Expert Projections

We're a few days from the start of the season, in both the NFL and in fantasy football, but that won't stop anyone from taking the temperature of a 2014 fantasy football mock draft. Mocks tend to be the most referenced resource in preparing you for your late-August or early-September draft.<p>Using …

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Vick: Rice must back up his words

If Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is to repair his image after his domestic violence case he must back up his words with actions, Michael …

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Firm Estimates Fantasy Football Costs American Employers $13 Billion Per Year

Your bathroom breaks scrape the 10-minute mark.<p>Your phone battery bleeds out by noon. You can hardly look yourself in the eye most Monday mornings.<p>Why? Why is this happening to you? Because fantasy football is back, and your payday is now a weekly point-count.<p>Obsessing over fantasy football is a …

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2014 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings

Here is a revised and expanded look at the 2014 Lester’s Legends tight end rankings.<p><b>1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints</b><p>Graham has averaged 1,169 yards and 12 touchdowns over the past three seasons. Last year, Graham racked up an amazing 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns.<p>With Darren Sproles being dealt …

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Top 10 high-risk fantasy picks

Rewind just about a year and consider players who were widely viewed as no-brainer first-round fantasy football picks: Buccaneers running back Doug …

Fantasy Football 2014: 5 Mid-Round Running Backs to Target

Every fantasy football owner knows the old RB-RB strategy is a tried and true one for the first two rounds, but some would say it's outdated at this point.<p>With most NFL teams regularly using at least two if not more running backs in their offense, there are fewer reliable bell-cow backs who will …

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Johnny Manziel's Realistic Fantasy Football Outlook for 2014

At this point in the preseason, the question doesn't seem to be if Johnny Manziel will be the starter of the Cleveland Browns, but rather when he will take over that role. When he'll start, of course, is the biggest question fantasy owners interested in selecting the player are asking at the moment.<p>…

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Fantasy Football 2014: Draft Strategy Tips and Keys for Building Cheat Sheet

Fantasy football is a simple game, but mastering it is very difficult. There are so many factors that come into play over four months, ranging from waiver-wire prowess to plain luck, that even longtime players aren't guaranteed success.<p>One of the few constants is the fact that the foundation of a …

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Fantasy Football Predictions 2014: Analyzing NFL's Top Bounce-Back Candidates

Every fantasy owner has a blacklist of players they refuse to draft after getting burned by them one year earlier. With that said, there is no room for closed-mindedness in fantasy football.<p>Many players have a down year every once in a while, but it isn't always their fault. Having a productive …

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Michael Vick Comments on Ray Rice After RB's Suspension in Interview with NJ.com

Michael Vick has worked with the Humane Society in an attempt to set a better example for kids after spending time in prison for his previous involvement in a dog-fighting ring. Now, he's hoping Ray Rice will make a similar effort moving forward.<p>The New York Jets quarterback was asked about Rice's …

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Andre Ellington's 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook After Bruce Arians' Comments

Heading into the 2014 fantasy football season, one thing is for sure: This year's crop of running backs is limited. One of the top emerging names is Andre Ellington, and recent comments from Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians could send his stock up a bit more.<p>Arians spoke about using a two-back …

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DeMarco Murray's 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook After Jason Garrett's Comments

There was a time not too long ago when DeMarco Murray was a major question mark from a fantasy football standpoint.<p>Not anymore.<p>In usage, that is. The dreaded word "committee" is something that has cropped up in regards to Murray over the offseason—and for good reason. New offensive coordinator …

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Fantasy Football Team Names 2014: Best Player Name Puns to Use on Draft Day

Long before you sign up for the fantasy football draft, you spend hours agonizing over what to call your team. It's become an even more stressful experience than actually making picks because you want to have something that's clever, funny and says something about you.<p>Over the years, team names …

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Patriots' Danny Amendola Makes Juggling Catch While Holding 4 Footballs

With his arms full of footballs, New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola had to find a way to catch another ball. Thanks to his ability to "juggle," he managed to do it.<p>Teammate Julian Edelman had attempted to do the same thing just moments before but was unable to pull it off.<p>Skip ahead …

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Jimmy Graham Not Worth 1st-Round Pick in Fantasy Drafts Despite Supreme Talent

Here's a pretty good rule for any fantasy owner going into a draft: Don't take a tight end in the first round. While some might be tempted this season due to Jimmy Graham's undeniable talent, don't take the bait.<p>Most fantasy "gurus" will say draft a running back in the first round. But with a …

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Adrian Peterson talks life changes

MANKATO, Minn. -- Ten months after the death of his young son in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he …

Russell Wilson a Sneaky Value Pick in 2014 Fantasy Football Leagues

In fantasy circles, just hearing Russell Wilson's name invokes yawns and droopy eyes.<p>Few quarterbacks have enjoyed the kind of real-life success in their first two seasons as the 25-year-old, but from a fantasy perspective, he is already regarded as a safe, boring option with limited upside.<p>The …

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Gio Bernard Will Become Top-10 Fantasy RB with Increased Role

Giovani Bernard dazzled on the football field last season, but this is the year he truly makes an impact in fantasy football.<p>As a rookie in 2013, the former North Carolina standout finished 18th among running backs in fantasy points. This was pretty amazing considering he only managed to get 170 …

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Matt Forte Worth a Top-Five Pick in 2014 NFL Fantasy Football Leagues

Name the first NFL running back that comes to mind. Go ahead, I’ll wait.<p>Chances are, you thought of Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy or even the running back on your favorite team. All worthy candidates, but it may be time to stop overlooking Matt Forte, who could quietly be the safest …

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2014 Fantasy Football Draft Guide

2014 Fantasy Football Draft Guide: Eric Mack's IDP Blueprint<p>Link to Media<p>Before we dig deep into the tangled web of individual defensive players (IDPs), we have to make an admission here: While interesting in theory, IDP leagues are unrefined. There are too many viable options and defensive …

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Fantasy Football 2014: How Searching for Sleepers Affects Mock-Draft Strategy

No word is used more in my life during the month of August than "sleepers." I literally think about sleepers in my sleep. Anybody else who writes about fantasy or is obsessed with it will tell you that they do the same.<p>But over the years, I've made some rules about how I divide my attention when it …

Stevan Ridley's Not Yet Worth Taking as Backup Running Back in Fantasy Leagues

Stevan Ridley's fantasy value remains a riddle, thus clouding where he should be targeted in your upcoming draft(s).<p>The New England Patriots list the 25-year-old as one of the starting running backs in their unofficial depth chart, but he may be slowly falling out of favor with head coach Bill …

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Ben Tate Will Become Breakout Fantasy Star with Monster 2014 NFL Season

Much will be made of the Cleveland Browns' perpetually unstable quarterback situation until it's resolved and a starter is named for Week 1. One player who ought to remain atop the depth chart, finally fulfill his potential and transform into a fantasy star this 2014 NFL season is running back Ben …

2014 Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: Tips to Keep in Mind When Selecting Team

The only way to earn bragging rights (or whatever else you are playing for) in fantasy football is with a successful draft day. After all, you aren’t winning that mythical trophy without the right players on your roster.<p>The key is finding the perfect mix of superstars and sleepers while avoiding …

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