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Here’s how to pull off the perfect fantasy draft using the Zero RB strategy

There are many different strategies you can employ on draft day, but none have been written about or scrutinized more than the Zero RB strategy, which advocates steering clear of running backs until the fifth or sixth round of a draft.<p>The reasoning behind the championship-winning blueprint is …

Indianapolis Colts

Winston scolded teammates for ‘having fun’ after Griffin injury

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston wasn't happy with his teammates' behavior following Ryan Griffin's injury. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports<p>Tampa …

Football (U.S.)

Jaylon Smith to make his long-awaited Cowboys debut on Saturday vs. Colts

Smith was drafted in 2016 with a nerve injury, and he's finally getting a chance to play<p>The Cowboys took a huge risk drafting Jaylon Smith in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Notre Dame star seriously injured his knee in the Fiesta Bowl, his last college game, that left him with nerve …

Sports

49ers training camp: Three things to watch Wednesday

SANTA CLARA – The Denver Broncos invade the 49ers training facility Wednesday and Thursday for joint sessions ahead of Saturday night’s exhibition. …

San Francisco 49ers

Cowboys' Dez Bryant defends stance on anthem, says he has 'family to feed'

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant defended his initial stance on national anthem protests Tuesday by telling Twitter critics he has a "family to feed" and "not saying I don't care about it."<p>Bryant was asked after practice Tuesday his thoughts on NFL players protesting the national …

Football (U.S.)

Delvin Breaux Has Fractured Fibula, Doctors Reportedly Fired for Misdiagnosis

New Orleans Saints defensive back Delvin Breaux has a fractured fibula but was initially diagnosed with a contusion. The misdiagnosis reportedly led to the firing of two team orthopedists.<p>Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reported the news Wednesday, noting the Saints fired Deryk Jones and Misty Suri. …

Football (U.S.)

Jaguars need to find a better quarterback than Blake Bortles NOW

The Jaguars should operate as though their quarterback suffered a season-ending injury.<p>Blake Bortles went from a promising, but unrefined talent in 2015 to a dumpster fire in 2016. The Jacksonville Jaguars have played just one preseason game so far, but that trend appears to be continuing in the …

Football (U.S.)

Raiders getting most bets to win Super Bowl this season

The Oakland Raiders don't arrive for a couple years, but they're already Las Vegas' team at the betting window.<p>This offseason, more bets have been …

Las Vegas

Nice: Gronk says he'll pay $69,000 to change his jersey number to '69'

Oh, Gronk. Never change, you sweet simpleton.<p>What did he do this time? On Bleacher Report’s The Simms And Lefkoe Podcast, the New England Patriots tight end revealed that he’d consider changing the number he wears during games. Currently, he wears No. 87, but he’d consider switching to his favorite …

Sports

WATCH: Roberto Aguayo gets the boot on 'Hard Knocks' from Bucs GM Licht

The former second-round pick lasted one season in Tampa Bay before he was released<p>Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht spent much of the last year defending his decision to trade up in the 2016 NFL Draft and use a second-round pick on kicker Roberto Aguayo. On Saturday, the team cut Aguayo after …

Football (U.S.)

The Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, now finished, in 27 photos

After three years of construction, let the games (and matches) begin<p>It’s been a little more than three years (and 1.5 billion dollars) since NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Mayor Kasim Reed, and Atlanta Falcons brass were serenaded with fireballs and sky-rockets as they ceremonially broke ground on …

Atlanta Falcons

Philadelphia Eagles vs Buffalo Bills: How To Watch, Radio Call, Odds, Thoughts

You can catch Thursday night’s game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Buffalo Bills from Lincoln Financial Field on television, radio and …

Philadelphia Eagles

The worst-ever starting quarterback for every NFL team

They say the most popular player on a team with a struggling offense is the backup quarterback. Fans of every NFL team over the years (at some point) …

Football (U.S.)

NFL Commissioner on National Anthem Protests

Roger Goodell was asked if players sitting down during the national anthem is "going to be another problem" this season.<p>While speaking to a group of …

Marshawn Lynch

Agent's Take: Colin Kaepernick leads 10 notable NFL veterans still available

As the injuries mount in preseason, expect to hear these names floated as options<p>There are usually several notable veteran players available each year who still want to play football when preseason action gets into full swing. Most aren't available by choice. The inevitable injuries that occur in …

Football (U.S.)

Chicago Bears: Three great reasons for signing Roberto Aguayo

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 20: Kicker Roberto Aguayo<p>The Chicago Bears recently signed Roberto Aguayo. It was a good move for three good …

Football (U.S.)

Aaron Rodgers reportedly goes on date with former soccer player

Aaron Rodgers has had quite the summer since breaking it off with actress Olivia Munn. He’s been in Los Angeles for a good chunk of the offseason, …

Football (U.S.)

Saints in London 2017

Trip for two to watch the New Orleans Saints vs. the Miami Dolphins to be drawn on September 5<p>Alex Jenkins speaks to the media after New Orleans …

New Orleans Saints

Raiders in Napa: Three things to watch Wednesday

NAPA — Three things to watch as the Raiders take the field Wednesday for their penultimate practice of training camp:<p>1. The instincts of Shalom …

Oakland Raiders

Chargers host Saints in joint practices

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)<p>Prior to their preseason matchup on August 20, the Chargers will host the …

Football (U.S.)

Detroit Lions disavow use of their logo during violent rally in Charlottesville

The Lions are the latest Detroit team to have their logo co-opted by right-wing protesters<p>The Detroit Lions have denounced the use of their logo during the violent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend that left one woman dead and 19 injured. A photograph on Getty Images …

Detroit Lions

Raiders teammate on Marshawn Lynch's protest: 'I'm proud of him'

NAPA, Calif. — Marshawn Lynch isn't shedding anymore light on his decision to sit during the National Anthem before the Oakland Raiders' first …

Marshawn Lynch

Atlanta Falcons: Top Five Defensive Players

The Atlanta Falcons have a defense on the rise heading into 2017. Here are the top five players from that defense.<p>“Offense wins games, defense wins …

Football (U.S.)

Pete Carroll on Michael Bennett Anthem Protest: 'Heart Is in Such a Great Place'

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday Michael Bennett's "heart is in such a great place" after the defensive end told reporters he is planning to sit for the national anthem throughout the 2017 season as a protest against social injustice.<p>"He has already done so much work to try to …

Pete Carroll

Watch Buccaneers cut Roberto Aguayo on 'Hard Knocks' in a heartbreaking moment

If you followed what’s going on with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, you know they just cut kicker Roberto Aguayo, the former second-round pick who just couldn’t rebound from an uneven rookie season.<p>And you may also know that the Bucs are this year’s <i>Hard Knocks</i> team, which means we got to watch the …

Sports

NFL 2017: One unpopular take about all 32 teams

With the 2017 NFL regular season weeks away each team will have plenty to discover about themselves, here is an unpopular possibility for all 32 teams<p>…

Football (U.S.)

Jadeveon Clowney reveals his pre-game ritual -- and the one food he never eats during the season

If you invite linebacker Jadeveon Clowney to a party, you'd better have room for his friends -- and his nachos.<p>"I like to pile a lot of stuff on top of them," the self-proclaimed "nachos guy" says of his favorite snack to make with Tostitos chips. "I like them so they get flimsy."<p>The young Houston …

Football (U.S.)

Bill Belichick turns Patriots' trip to joint practices into history lesson

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Bill Belichick has turned the New England Patriots' trip to The Greenbrier for joint practices with the Houston …

New England

Why Your Team Sucks 2017: Minnesota Vikings

<i>Some people are fans of the Minnesota Vikings. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Minnesota Vikings. This 2017 Deadspin NFL team preview</i> …

Football (U.S.)

ESPN Apologizes for Fantasy Football "Auction" Segement, Which Included Black Players

ESPN released a statement apologizing for a segment in which an auctioneer "sold" players, both white and black. The segment drew significant …

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