1. Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 13: Last-Minute Advice for Fantasy Owners

    Week 13 brings the end of the fantasy football regular season in most leagues. The playoffs start next week, but for a lot of teams, the playoffs start this week because they face a "win and you're in" scenario...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 29,569 reads 169 comments

  2. Who's Playing Hurt in the NFL, and How Does It Affect Their Game?

    In reality, every player in the NFL is playing hurt to some extent. Professional football is a brutal game, and we are constantly being reminded that the human body is not designed ...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 1,632 reads 1 comments

  3. Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 12: Last-Minute Advice for Fantasy Owners

    For most fantasy football leagues, there are two weeks left in the regular season. You know what you need to secure a playoff berth or first-round bye...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 26,337 reads 111 comments

  4. Rewriting the Scouting Report on Andrew Luck

    Ten games is a career for some NFL quarterbacks, but it is simply the opening act for the most ballyhooed prospect since Peyton Manning ...

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  5. An Idiot's Guide to What Makes Peyton Manning so Special

    Let's face it: Watching Peyton Manning on any given play these days won't exactly wow you. He's one of the least athletic quarterbacks in the league, and he can't zing the ball into tight windows or throw towering deep balls...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 5,273 reads 14 comments

  6. Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 11: Last-Minute Advice for Fantasy Owners

    Week 11's arrival means that there are only three weeks left in most fantasy football league regular seasons. If you are 7-3 or better, you're gunning for a first-round bye and easier path to the championship...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 24,048 reads 111 comments

  7. Breaking Down the Stunning Similarities Between Doug Martin and Ray Rice

    Comparisons abound in coverage of the NFL . Sometimes they rely on easy connections that allow lazy analysis to masquerade as insight...

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  8. Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 10: Last-Minute Advice for Fantasy Owners

    With more than two-thirds of the fantasy football regular season over, we are truly in the stretch run. Whether you're gunning for a first-round bye, trying to stay alive in the playoff ...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 39,236 reads 127 comments

  9. Is Carson Palmer Proving to Be a Franchise QB for Oakland Raiders?

    At 3-5, it's becoming increasingly clear that the Oakland Raiders aren't going anywhere this year. Two of their three wins came against teams that are even worse off than Oakland right now—the Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars ...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 2,681 reads 21 comments

  10. Peyton Manning's Arm Strength Issues Still Exist, but How Much Should We Care?

    After Peyton Manning had a three-interception first quarter on national television in Week Two, concerns about his arm strength dominated any talk of his comeback...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 1,270 reads 6 comments

  11. Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 9: Last-Minute Advice for Fantasy Football Owners

    Week 9 marks the beginning of the second half of the season for some NFL teams, and the beginning of the stretch run last third of the fantasy football regular season...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 40,142 reads 213 comments

  12. Every NFL Team's Biggest Red Flag at Midseason

    One NFL team ends each season as champion, but for the other 31 teams, the season ends up defined by their flaws. The outcomes of games hinge on what a team can't do well just as often as they hinge on what it can do better than most others...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 13,047 reads 33 comments

  13. Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 8: Last-Minute Advice for Fantasy Football Owners

    Week 8 is just about the halfway point of the NFL regular season, and it is the halfway point of the bye-week gauntlet that depletes our fantasy rosters for more than half of the 13-week fantasy football regular season...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 11,058 reads 19 comments

  14. Power Ranking Every NFL Starting QB at the Midseason Mark

    The NFL is the most mercurial of all of the major professional sports. 2012 has seen the introduction of five rookie starting quarterbacks, and each of them has made their mark in their own way...

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  15. Geno Smith vs. RGIII: Where Are Dynamic QBs Alike, Different?

    The most discussed quarterback in college football this year has been Geno Smith. The most discussed quarterback in pro football this year has been Robert Griffin III ...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 581 reads 14 comments

  16. Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 7: Last-Minute Advice for Fantasy Football Owners

    The weekend brings clarity on injury situations heading into Week 7's games, such as the report from ESPN's Adam Schefter that New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham did not accompany the Saints to Tampa Bay and has been downgraded to out ...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 22,657 reads 96 comments

  17. Highlighting Andy Dalton's Flaws and Where He Must Improve

    The Cincinnati Bengals arrived in the postseason well ahead of schedule last year. After a 3-1 start this year, it looked like quarterback Andy Dalton would avoid the sophomore ...

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  18. How the New York Jets Can Use Tim Tebow vs. Patriots Defense

    The Jets are coming off of their best game in over a month, and their reward is a trip up to Foxboro to face their most bitter rival...

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  19. Start Em Sit Em Week 6: Last-Minute Advice for Fantasy Football Owners

    Oftentimes, fantasy football lineup changes made in the last second are regretted for the duration of the following week...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 26,447 reads 88 comments

  20. A Blueprint for Totally Rebuilding the New York Jets

    Everything in the Rex Ryan regime was coming up roses two years ago. The team had just made it to its second consecutive AFC championship game, and one could argue that if the ...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 6,806 reads 38 comments

  21. Breaking Down Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings Running Game

    Adrian Peterson 's return to the field for Week 1 surprised everyone except Peterson. His presence allowed the Vikings to take pressure off of second-yard quarterback Christian Ponder...

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  22. Peyton Manning Turnovers Breakdown: Arm Strength or Brain Freeze?

    Peyton Manning finally looked like Peyton of old last week vs. the Oakland Raiders , but the Raiders defense also allowed Ben Roethlisberger to have one the best games of his ...

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  23. Corey Lemonier Scouting Report: Breaking Down the Auburn Defensive End

    One of the hottest names right now on draftnik big boards is Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier . In a conference with at least three edge rushers ticketed for the top half ...

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  24. Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 5: Early Advice for Your Fantasy Football Rosters

    Week 5 marks the beginning of the bye-week gauntlet, when fantasy teams have to deal missing key players due to byes in addition to injuries, not to mention a waiver-wire pool that is diminished by an eighth of the league each week...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 66,523 reads 258 comments

  25. Drawing Up a Game Plan for Oakland Raiders to Shut Down Peyton Manning, Broncos

    We've only seen glimpses of the old Peyton Manning this year, but that should be enough to worry Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen because we've only seen glimpses of a pass rush or good coverage from the Raiders defense this season...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about almost 2 years ago 3,032 reads 19 comments