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21 Dec 2011, 03:39pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 16 Fantasy Matchups

It's crunch time in fantasy football, so this week's column has no frills; just the cold steel of matchup recommendations. In total, we discuss 22 players: good ones with bad matchups, bad ones with good matchups, and everything in between.

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1 comment, Last at 21 Dec 2011, 5:16pm by aaron

20 Dec 2011, 09:29pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: MSU, WVU Will Take Next Step

Michigan State and West Virginia won't be darkhorse national championship contenders in 2012, but they are ready for the next step according to our program ratings.

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13 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2011, 7:58pm by Turin

20 Dec 2011, 01:49pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: Chiefs over Packers

A problem has finally appeared for the Packers: protecting Aaron Rodgers.

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2 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2011, 11:36am by MCS

18 Dec 2011, 11:11pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Key to San Francisco's Playoff Success

Danny Tuccitto discusses how the 49ers offensive line has been the biggest problem in San Francisco's losses -- and must improve if the 49ers want to win some playoff games.

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3 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2011, 9:55pm by kazman8888

15 Dec 2011, 01:24pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Will Defense Hold Contenders Back?

My column for ESPN Insider this week points out that massive imbalance between offense and defense hasn't necessarily kept teams from winning in past postseasons. It's not true that the Saints and Patriots can't compete in the playoffs because of awful defense; what matters is the whole package.

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13 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2011, 6:36pm by tuluse

14 Dec 2011, 05:31pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 15 Fantasy Matchups

For inquiring minds, a look at why our plus-minus tables always have so many quarterbacks in them. Also, advice about running back handcuffs, bad quarterbacks with great matchups, and great quarterbacks with bad matchups.

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13 Dec 2011, 12:46pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: Cardinals over 49ers

This week's Any Given Sunday looks at the problems that San Francisco has on offense, especially in the red zone, with some suggestions that might lead to more touchdowns and fewer field goals.

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2 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2011, 3:28pm by tuluse

13 Dec 2011, 10:09am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Making an Immediate Impact

Urban Meyer, Kevin Sumlin, and Larry Fedora starting out at programs that have challenges to overcome, but there are opportunities for an immediate impact.

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2 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2011, 4:11pm by Brian Fremeau

12 Dec 2011, 04:45am by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Problems with St. Louis' Offense

We look at why the St. Louis offense has struggled so much this season. Could it be that Josh McDaniels simply didn't have enough time to implement his system?

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7 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2011, 7:13am by BJR

08 Dec 2011, 02:01pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Jordy Nelson's Great Season

A number of stats here to show what a great season Jordy Nelson is having. Right now he would set a record for highest DVOA by a wide receiver with at least 60 pass targets. This article also features the debut of slightly tweaked receiving plus-minus and YAC+ stats for use in-season. Nelson does excellent in these as well. Since this piece is ESPN Insider, I'll run some larger tables with those stats for other players here on FO sometime this weekend.

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36 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2012, 12:15am by C.J.