1. Bruce Ellington's Versatility a Bonus for San Francisco 49ers

    Running back LaMichael James asked for (and was granted) his release earlier this week, in part because James was beaten out for punt-return duties by fourth-round rookie Bruce Ellington...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 12 months ago 10,025 reads 24 comments

  2. Chris Long Injury Hurts, but All Is Not Lost for St. Louis Rams

    Chicken Little is currently rocking it in the 314, clucking at the top of his lungs that the sky is falling inside the Edward Jones Dome. The St...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 12 months ago 8,295 reads 12 comments

  3. NFL Predictions Week 2: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Projections

    OK, so here's the thing about predictions. They're more art than science, and unless you make the most obvious ones possible, you're going to be wrong from time to time. Such was the case in Week 1...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 12 months ago 186,460 reads 140 comments

  4. NFL Picks Week 2: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    The first week of the 2014 NFL season is in the books. Some games went more or less according to script. For example, both of last year's Super Bowl participants looked dominant in beating playoff teams at home...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 12 months ago 488,522 reads 655 comments

  5. Bleacher Report's Week 1 NFL Awards

    The first week of the 2014 NFL campaign began with a beatdown in the Emerald City, with the Seattle Seahawks looking very much like the defending Super Bowl champions in throttling the Green Bay Packers...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 12 months ago 26,681 reads 134 comments

  6. Finally Gaining Release from 49ers Could Come Back to Haunt LaMichael James

    To this point, the NFL career of running back LaMichael James hasn't gone according to plan, so much so that the former Oregon star requested his release from the San Francisco 49ers...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 12 months ago 82,364 reads 127 comments

  7. Colts vs. Broncos: A Complete Guide to Sunday Night Football Week 1

    The first Sunday of the 2014 NFL season ends with a bang. On Sunday night two AFC heavyweights will duke it out in the Mile High City when the Indianapolis Colts battle the Denver Broncos ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 12 months ago 5,180 reads 0 comments

  8. Andre Ellington Injury Could Be Finishing Blow to Cardinals' Playoff Hopes

    In Imperial China, there was a form of torture known as "Death by a Thousand Cuts." Pieces were systematically cut from the hapless victim, until they died a slow and excruciatingly painful death...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 12 months ago 53,300 reads 81 comments

  9. If Colts Expect to Run the Ball, the Time to Turn to Ahmad Bradshaw Is Now

    The Indianapolis Colts enter the 2014 NFL season as the prohibitive favorites to win the AFC South for a second straight year. The team is viewed by most as a legitimate Super Bowl contender...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 15,903 reads 47 comments

  10. NFL Predictions Week 1: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Predictions

    The NFL National and Division Lead Writers here at Bleacher Report have made more prognostications this week than Carnac the Magnificent . They have forecast this year's individual award winners ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 276,700 reads 217 comments

  11. NFL Picks Week 1: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas, although stores will probably start putting out decorations any day now...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 272,062 reads 331 comments

  12. Bleacher Report's NFL All-Rookie Team Predictions

    The countdown has almost reached zero. In one day, the 2014 NFL season begins. It's been a long offseason, a hot summer filled with unimaginable horrors. Baseball. Tennis. Golf...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 50,585 reads 129 comments

  13. Bleacher Report's Preseason NFL All-Pro Team

    The long wait for football is almost over. In two short days, the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks will kick off the 2014 campaign. This Sunday will mark the first of 17 straight weeks of exciting NFL action...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 55,095 reads 169 comments

  14. Bleacher Report's Preseason NFL Award Predictions

    Football season has arrived. The first weekend of college football action is in the books. Before the week's out, the NFL will also have kicked off the 2014 campaign...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 189,143 reads 385 comments

  15. Bengals Made Smart Decision Parting with Veteran RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis

    Even on the best of days, no one was going to confuse running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis with Adrian Peterson . Only twice in six years has Green-Ellis topped 1,000 yards on the ground...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 12,260 reads 5 comments

  16. Harsh but Fair 9-Game Ban Must Be Wake-Up Call for Aldon Smith

    The San Francisco 49ers have one of the most formidable defenses in the National Football League. Their linebacker corps is widely considered the best in the NFL ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 46,189 reads 143 comments

  17. Seahawks RB Christine Michael Remains a Supremely Talented Work In Progress

    No Seattle Seahawks player garnered more positive press during the offseason than running back Christine Michael...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 11,054 reads 11 comments

  18. Fantasy Football 2014 Cheatsheet: Roundup of Top Expert Rankings

    In just one short week, the 2014 NFL season will begin with a rematch of the infamous "Fail Mary" game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 55,930 reads 9 comments

  19. Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Simulating Every Round

    It's almost here! One week from today, the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks will kick off the 2014 NFL season with a rematch of the infamous "Fail Mary" game...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 96,529 reads 80 comments

  20. The All-NFL Fantasy Football Sleeper Team Heading into 2014

    In fantasy football, the name of the game is value. OK, the name of the game is winning, but in order to do that it's essential that fantasy owners get value with their draft picks...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 298,528 reads 155 comments

  21. Brandon Meriweather Should Be Facing Last Chance in NFL Following Suspension

    In recent years, the NFL has made player safety a priority. The reason why was on display Saturday night in Denver, where Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker sustained his third ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 9,408 reads 34 comments

  22. NFL Preseason Week 3: What to Watch for in Saturday's Matchups

    There's something in the air. No, not that. Sorry about that. I should know better than to have Taco Bell as I write. No, that something is football. This weekend brings with it the third week of the 2014 NFL preseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 12,330 reads 12 comments

  23. NFL Preseason Week 3: What to Watch for in Friday's Matchups

    We've hit the third week of the NFL preseason, and that can mean only one thing: "Dress rehearsal" time! Over the next few days, starters across the NFL will see their most extensive action of the exhibition season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 28,007 reads 62 comments

  24. Eagles vs. Steelers: What to Watch for in Preseason Week 3 Opener

    A fortnight. That's all that stands between NFL teams and the beginning of the 2014 regular season. Two short weeks. 14 days. With this being the third week of the 2014 preseason, that also means that it's "dress rehearsal" time...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 13,197 reads 22 comments

  25. Extension for Bengals OLB Vontaze Burfict Biggest Steal of the 2014 Offseason

    The Cincinnati Bengals caught more than a little flak earlier this month when the team inked quarterback Andy Dalton to a contract extension that could pay him over $100 million over the next six seasons...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 14,537 reads 29 comments