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ESPN: Who Should Make a Big Deal?

With the trade deadline coming up, will losing teams consider dealing players like Josh Gordon or Adrian Peterson? And if they make a trade, which teams make the best partners?

5 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2013, 6:28pm by justanothersteve

ESPN: Week 8 Fantasy Matchups

Need a wide receiver? T.Y. Hilton is a great trade target now that Reggie Wayne is done for the season. Meanwhile if you have a San Francisco skill guy, this is the week to start him in London against the Jaguars.

Clutch Encounters: Week 7
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Clutch Encounters: Week 7

Judgment Day in Indianapolis has passed. Also: Jets get second chance at New England, Bengals beat their NFC equal and Ravens/Steelers bring the offense.

11 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2013, 4:37am by agen 338a

ESPN: Andrew Luck's Progression

Andrew Luck may not be setting the league on fire like Dan Marino in 1983-84, but his consistent performances in situational football put him on a path to greatness that Peyton Manning once walked in Indianapolis. But is Luck walking it faster?

5 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2013, 4:22pm by mmeiselman

ESPN: Week 7 Fantasy Matchups

This week's key matchups include Cam Newton feasting on the Rams and why Brandon Jacobs may actually be a good start in Week 7 against Minnesota. Yes, you are still in 2013.

Clutch Encounters: Week 6
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Clutch Encounters: Week 6

Tom Brady does it again to Rob Ryan in Foxboro after Saints' epic clock mismanagement. Also: the Eli Manning crunch-time stats you never hear about.

12 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2013, 6:26pm by eagle97a

ESPN: Have Defenses Caught Up to the Read Option?

The read option hasn't been as effective this year, even though teams are using it more. More details here.

22 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2013, 4:16am by Borkowskowitz

ESPN: Week 6 Fantasy Matchups

Julio Jones is out for the year, but his production has to go somewhere in Atlanta. Matt Schaub deserves one more chance against a poor St. Louis defense while Knowshon Moreno (sixth in fantasy points among running backs) may have his best game of the season against Jacksonville.

3 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2017, 7:24am by fileorgin
Clutch Encounters: Week 5
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Clutch Encounters: Week 5

An epic shootout in Dallas spells déjà vu for Tony Romo. Also: a shocking first for Tom Brady and a (future) Super Bowl preview between the Colts and Seahawks.

58 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2013, 1:23am by tuluse

ESPN: Tough Travels for Seattle Seahawks

There's no denying the Seattle Seahawks are a much different team on the road than at home, but can it all be placed on their location forcing them to travel more than any other team? Travel from west-to-east has been a debated topic in the NFL and we have found data that is certainly interesting, though not largely conclusive on whether or not the Pacific teams are at a significant disadvantage.

20 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2013, 10:02am by Ranbonamus