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Week 3 Quick Reads
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Week 3 Quick Reads

We break down the very ugly game Joe Flacco had against Jacksonville, how completely ineffectual the Ravens offense was -- and why it wasn't even the worst game among quarterbacks this week.

81 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2017, 4:31pm by burbman

Week 3 Open Game Discussion

Here's the thread for open discussion of all Week 3 NFL's games, starting on Thursday night with (ugh) the Rams at the 49ers, then going all day Sunday, and ending with Dallas at Arizona on Monday Night Football.

152 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2017, 11:33am by ALauff
Week 2 Quick Reads
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Week 2 Quick Reads

Another week, another heartbreaking loss for the Chargers. We look at Philip Rivers' career, and how a big chunk of that has been spent with the game on the line.

105 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2017, 11:29am by MC2
Week 1 Quick Reads
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Week 1 Quick Reads

Good times, bad times, you know we've had our share. Good times for Kansas City's rookie runner. Bad times for the quarterback with the red hair.

93 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2017, 10:46am by Flounder
2017 Staff Predictions
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2017 Staff Predictions

The FO crew has diverse opinions on which teams and players will surprise or disappoint. When it's all said and done, though, we think only a few teams can reach the Super Bowl, and even fewer can win the first pick in the draft.

25 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2017, 6:39pm by theslothook

NFL Moves TB-MIA Game to Week 11

The NFL has announced that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Miami Dolphins Week 1 game "will not be played in Miami on Sunday " due to Hurricane Irma.

It has not been decided when or where the game will be played. Both teams have a bye in Week 11, so playing the game that week is a simple option.

32 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2017, 5:49pm by The Ninjalectual
NCAA Staff Predictions 2017
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NCAA Staff Predictions 2017

There's a lot of consensus among our staff this year. They're high on Oklahoma State, down on Oregon, think the national championship comes down to two teams, and limit the Heisman candidates to three.

5 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2017, 11:22am by GwillyGecko

Texans Guarantee $49 Million to DeAndre Hopkins

Sarah Barshop of ESPN, per Adam Schefter, is reporting that the Houston Texans have signed wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to a five-year, $81 million contract extension with $49 million guaranteed. Hopkins' $49 million guaranteed is the largest for any wide receiver in the NFL.

The 27th overall draft pick in 2013, Hopkins went over 1,200 yards in both 2014 and 2015 before his numbers nose-dived trying to catch passes from Brock Osweiler last season. Since being drafted, Hopkins ranks 12th in the league in receptions, sixth in receiving yardage, and tied for 20th in receiving touchdowns.

5 comments, Last at 02 Sep 2017, 6:29am by Bright Blue Shorts
2017 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Underrated
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2017 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Underrated

Who are the players who have been going off the boards too late in fantasy drafts this summer? And why do so many of them play in Detroit?

18 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2017, 2:45pm by ALauff

ESPN: Most Likely Teams to Go Worst to First

Hey, it's a special rare NON-INSIDER piece of FO content at ESPN.com, taking a look at the eight teams that finished in last place in 2016 and looking at which of those teams are most likely to finish first in 2017. If you've read FOA 2017, you know Carolina is No. 1, but the the 2016 last-place team with the second-highest chance of winning its division is different from the team with the second-highest chance of making the playoffs.

13 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2017, 3:26am by ankit121