1. Week 8 Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 7 Studs to Steer Clear of

    Week 7 had several surprise performances, but most were anomalies. Players like LaRod Stephens-Howling and DeMarco Murray came out of nowhere, and they will return there very quickly...

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  2. Week 8 Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Pittsburgh and 5 Defenses You Can't Start

    There are several unfavorable matchups for defenses in Week 8. Teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys are going to get run over by their opponents. Defenses can make or break a game...

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  3. Fantasy Football Sleepers: 10 Slumbering Players Who Will Have Huge 2nd Halves

    The theme of the 2011 season may just be breakout stars and stars that have broken. Stars like Chris Johnson and Peyton Hillis have been huge disappointments for fantasy football owners...

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  4. Week 8 Waiver Wire: 5 Players You Must Pick Up

    Week 7 was one of the busiest weeks of the season in terms of breakout performances. For several of these players, it was their first shot at the big time, and they took advantage...

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  5. Fantasy Football 2011: 10 Unheralded Stars of This Season

    There have been plenty of surprises in the NFL this season. Many of those surprises were rookies. With so much news in the NFL, there were many players that were able to fly under the radar for fantasy football owners this season...

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  6. Week 7 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Cam Newton and 5 Star QBs You Should Sit This Week

    In 2011, the most impressive fantasy football players have no doubt been the quarterbacks. With running backs like Jamaal Charles going down to injury, this is not surprising. This week, however, there are many matchups that favor the defenses...

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  7. Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings: 7 Defenses You Should Start

    Defenses may not always score the most points, but they are a necessity for any fantasy football team because sometimes they can score big. In Week 7, there are some huge mismatches that fantasy football owners will be able to take advantage of...

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  8. Fantasy Football Week 7: 10 Studs That Have Proven to Be Duds

    Just like each and every season, 2011 fantasy football is full of studs and duds, surprises and injuries. A dud is a player who has not played up to their potential. A stud is a player who has exceeded expectations in their fantasy football production..

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  9. Michael Vick and the 7 Most Visibly Frustrated Players in the NFL

    2011 has been a season of both surprises and disappointments. Most of those disappointments have turned into frustration, and for good reason. These frustrations have been well documented and range from contract disputes to disputes with coaches...

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  10. NFL Week 6: One Big Stat to Know from Each Game This Weekend

    Week 6 has turned out to be one of the most exciting weeks of the season—and for good reason. There were both upsets and blowouts, but each game had a defining statistic...

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  11. Minnesota Vikings: 5 Players Who Must Step Up the Rest of the Season

    The Minnesota Vikings finally got their first win in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals . The game was not exactly pretty, but it was still a win regardless...

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  12. Week 6 Waiver Wire: Kellen Winslow and 4 TEs You Must Grab

    Tight ends are an essential part of all fantasy football teams. Unfortunately, good ones are sometimes hard to come by. In Week 5, several tight ends had monster games. A few will have monster games again in Week 6...

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  13. Fantasy Football Power Rankings: Top 10 QB Plays Heading into Week 6

    There is no doubt that 2011 is the year of the quarterback. With all-star running backs such as Jamal Charles and Arian Foster missing games due to injury, fantasy football owners who drafted quarterbacks in the first round are often better off...

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  14. Michael Vick: Why Philadelphia Eagles QB's Career Won't Have A Happy Ending

    Whenever Michael Vick steps on the field, he is a threat—there is no doubt about that. However, he will not be a threat forever. Every player's career comes to an end...

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  15. Minnesota Vikings: Winners and Losers from the Vikings Win vs. the Cardinals

    Coming into Week 5, the Vikings were still looking for their first win. On Sunday, they earned it, with a 34-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals ...

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  16. Week 5 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Why You Must Sit Michael Turner

    Over the past few years, Michael Turner has been one of the most reliable, consistent running backs in the league...

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  17. Minnesota Vikings: 5 Changes to Beat the Arizona Cardinals

    For the Minnesota Vikings, the 2011 season has been a huge disappointment. Going into Week 5, the Vikings are still winless. All four of those games could have been won by the Vikings—very easily...

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  18. Minnesota Sports: A Story of Destiny, Loss and Heartbreak

    In the last decade, it seems that no other state has endured the heartbreaks Minnesota has. Between the Gophers , the Vikings , the Twins and the Timberwolves , collectively, no one has had it worse...

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  19. Minnesota Vikings: 5 Improvements to Make Before Week 3

    With another disappointing loss in Week 2, the Vikings must get there act together—quickly—if they expect to have a shot at the post-season. The Vikings were up 17-0 in the first half and ended up losing 24-20...

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  20. 5 Things for the Minnesota Vikings to Improve by Next Week

    The Minnesota Vikings ' 24-17 loss to the San Diego Chargers in week one was not all bad. There were definitely glimmers of hope. The Vikings only lost by seven and seemed to be in control of the game for the entire first half and part of the second..

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  21. Minnesota Vikings: Analysis of 2011 Preseason and Predictions for Regular Season

    Now that the preseason is over, it is time to look ahead to the regular season. First, however, let's take a look at the preseason...

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  22. Minnesota Vikings: 5 Best Roster Moves of 2011

    Now, with the first two preseason games complete, we can step back and analyze some of the moves that the Vikings made in the 2011 offseason...

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  23. 5 Moves That the Minnesota Twins Need to Make Before Next Season

    Now that the Twins have been all but mathematically eliminated, its time to look forward to next season. As was evident this year, the Twins have some moves that need to be made...

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  24. Donovan McNabb: 5 Reasons Why QB Was the Right Choice for the Minnesota Vikings

    The Vikings generated a great deal of buzz this offseason about potential quarterbacks to replace the retired (for now) Brett Favre ...

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  25. Outlook for the Minnesota Vikings Passing Game in 2011

    There will be a plethora of new faces in the Minnesota Vikings passing game this season. With those new faces, comes a whole different type of game...

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