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2016 NFL Mock Draft, Version 1.0 (Preseason Edition)

by Jeff Risdon

Aug 31, 2015 10:24 PM

Joey Bosa, Ronnie Stanley, Connor Cook, Jalen Ramsey and A'Shawn Robinson headline the top-5 picks of our first mock for the 2016 NFL Draft. Read more »

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Fantasy Football Preview: All Positional Tiers, Top 150 (Version 3.0)

by Neema Hodjat

Aug 31, 2015 9:19 PM

As the season gets closer and closer, we've updated our positional tiers and top 150 to keep you prepared for your fantasy drafts. Read more »

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2015 NFL Season Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers

by Jeff Risdon

Aug 27, 2015 5:15 PM

The Steelers look completely different these days with their high octane offense and weak defense. If Pittsburgh is going to make it back to the playoffs, they're going to need to overcome a lot of adversity against a very difficult early schedule. Read more »

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2015 NFL Season Preview: Dallas Cowboys

by Jeff Risdon

The fluky scoring defensive success, the major spikes in Romo's efficiency, Murray's running and the impressive run of health outside of linebacker are all outliers from the norm. There is still a lot of appreciable talent but it's unlikely everything will break as well in 2015 as 2014. Read more »
Fantasy Football Preview: All Positional Tiers, Top 150 (Version 2.0)

by Neema Hodjat

We've updated our rankings following several key injuries and based on preseason performances as Week 1 of the regular season gets closer. Read more »
2015 NFL Season Preview: New England Patriots

by Jeff Risdon

Losing Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner means Bill Belichick will have to once again re-tool his defense around a different strength. Meanwhile, the offense is heavily dependent on Tom Brady and oft-injured Rob Gronkowski to carry an otherwise middling cast. Read more »
Christian Hackenberg: The Story Of An Evaluation

by Jeff Risdon

Twitter posts on Christian Hackenberg were included in ESPN The Mag's college football preview. Here's the deeper context on how the viewpoint materialized and how the prospect is still writing his NFL resume. Read more »
2015 NFL Season Preview: San Francisco 49ers

by Jeff Risdon

This defense, while depleted, still has real teeth. Colin Kaepernick is a variable capable of unexpected greatness, and he's got what looks like a sound run game supporting him. These Niners are going to lose more than they win, but they're going to be competitive. Read more »
2015 NFL Season Preview: Atlanta Falcons

by Jeff Risdon

Dan Quinn can only take the defense up after a horrible season on that side of the ball. There is some intriguing potential all-around, but the line and the depth are troubling. Read more »
2015 NFL Season Preview: Miami Dolphins

by Jeff Risdon

Miami features one of the more talented young rosters in the league. With Ryan Tannehill steadily improving and some intriguing new weapons on the perimeter, the offense has the potential to put up a lot of points. Read more »
Fantasy Football 2015: Top 150 Rankings, Version 1.0

by Neema Hodjat

Adrian Peterson, Le'Veon Bell, Eddie Lacy, Jamaal Charles, Marshawn Lynch, Antonio Brown, Dez Bryant, C.J. Anderson, Demaryius Thomas and Jeremy Hill comprise this year's top-10. Read more »
2015 NFL Season Preview: Houston Texans

by Jeff Risdon

As long as the quarterback can effectively manage the offense and not lose games on their own, a good receiving corps and tough defense can keep this team right in the mix in the wide-open AFC. Read more »
Fantasy Football 2015: Defense/Special Teams

by Neema Hodjat

The Seahawks will again be a dominant defense in fantasy football, but they are joined this season by the Rams, Bills and Texans in Tier 1. Read more »
Fantasy Football 2015: Tight Ends

by Neema Hodjat

The expected production falls off quickly after Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham, meaning you should be patient if you can't get either of those players. Read more »
2015 NFL Season Preview: Green Bay Packers

by Jeff Risdon

Green Bay is the odds-on favorite to win both the NFC and the Super Bowl. The offense is absolutely loaded with a perennial MVP candidate running the show. They've made several playoff runs with this core group, and expectations are higher than simply making it back once again. Read more »
Fantasy Football Tiers 2015: Wide Receivers

by Neema Hodjat

With the passing game dominating the landscape of NFL offenses, the crop of high quality wide receivers runs deep. The pass catchers in tier 1 carry first round value, with the tier 2 receivers similarly providing second round value for your draft. Read more »
Fantasy Football Tiers 2015: Running Backs

by Neema Hodjat

While the faces in Tier 1 remain familiar, there is a lot of new blood at the rest of the running back position. Read more »
2015 NFL Season Preview: Cleveland Browns

by Jeff Risdon

The defense is good enough to win as a legit top 10 overall unit with depth and playmakers. Running back is also above average, but the passing game could slow them down. Read more »
Fantasy Football Tiers 2015: Quarterbacks

by Neema Hodjat

We've got a deep pool of QBs once again this season. Andrew Luck has made his move into the top echelon of fantasy QBs alongside Aaron Rodgers, and Russell Wilson and Ben Roethlisberger have moved up as well. Read more »
2015 NFL Season Preview: New Orleans Saints

by Jeff Risdon

The faith in an offensive resurgence, on the back of a better line and more efficient Drew Brees, trumps the grave concerns about Rex Ryan's underachieving defense. Read more »

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