1. Texans' Plan to Split Backfield Work Spells Fantasy Trouble for Arian Foster

    In Week 2, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster rumbled for 138 yards on 28 carries in a blowout win over the Oakland Raiders ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 16,933 reads 13 comments

  2. Bears vs. 49ers: A Complete Guide to Sunday Night Football Week 2

    The second Sunday night affair is a tale of two teams for which Week 1 went very differently. It was a breeze for the San Francisco 49ers...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 4,588 reads 1 comments

  3. What's Next for Buccaneers After Adrian Clayborn's Season-Ending Injury?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were tabbed by many to go from the outhouse to the penthouse in 2014. Led by new head coach Lovie Smith and a retooled defensive front, more than a few pundits tabbed Tampa Bay a dark-horse playoff contender...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 2,953 reads 8 comments

  4. 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 6 months ago 10,014 reads 24 comments

  5. 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 6 months ago 8,264 reads 12 comments

  6. 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 6 months ago 186,444 reads 140 comments

  7. 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 6 months ago 488,404 reads 655 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 26,677 reads 134 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 82,285 reads 127 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 5,171 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 53,292 reads 81 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 15,893 reads 47 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 276,600 reads 217 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 271,451 reads 332 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 50,529 reads 129 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 55,013 reads 169 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 189,028 reads 385 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 12,217 reads 5 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 46,164 reads 146 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 10,852 reads 11 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 55,796 reads 9 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 95,778 reads 88 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 298,375 reads 155 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 9,372 reads 34 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 12,329 reads 12 comments