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With fantasy draft day fast approaching, Pat Fitzmaurice is taking a team-by-team look at every key player’s fantasy value relative to his current ADP (average draft position). We move to Cincinnati and examine who (dey) will boost your fantasy team.  Offensive line play is the secret sauce in fantasy football. This year, the Bengals’ offensive line promises to be like that wretched brown sauce people in the U.K. and Ireland put on their sandwiches and fries. (Seriously, have you ever tried that stuff? I get the dry-heaves just thinking about it.) The Bengals lost their two best offensive linemen, Andrew Whitworth and…

The Tampa Bay Tribune crowned the NFL’s “most badass player” Friday. While it might be fun to click and see the runners up the winner was as obvious as Roger Goodell getting booed during the draft. 39-year-old ageless wonder James Harrison who was supposed to retire at least twice continues to defy logic. His workouts continue to be stuff of legends. Don’t believe us? Watch this ridiculous feat the 275-pound linebacker just posted to IG. (Remember, third times a charm!) My attempt at 39 plates plus sled… 1,800lbs plus A post shared by James Harrison (@jhharrison92) on Jul 20,…

With fantasy draft day fast approaching, Pat Fitzmaurice is taking a team-by-team look at every key player’s fantasy value relative to his current ADP (average draft position). We move to the Factory of Sadness in Cleveland.  To borrow a phrase from the band Funkadelic, the Cleveland Browns’ offense is standing on the verge of getting it on. The Cleveland offense won’t fully have it on, however, until the team finds its first truly reliable starting quarterback since Bernie Kosar. Until then, the Browns are like Funkadelic without the funkmaster himself, George Clinton – there are some fine musicians in the ensemble,…

With fantasy draft day fast approaching, Pat Fitzmaurice is taking a team-by-team look at every key player’s fantasy value relative to his current ADP (average draft position).  How will Seattle’s three-headed running attack shake out? Plus, thoughts on Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin, Jimmy Graham and more.  Seattle’s backfield is busier than the Pike Place Fish Market on Good Friday. The fantasy community is divided over which of the Seahawks’ backs is the one to target. With three vying for work, and with Seattle fielding one of the worst offensive lines in the league, perhaps there’s a case to be made…

Get ready to majorly cringe. Mike Vick was as guest on today’s Speak for Yourself (a show on FS1). Co-host Jason Whitlock stunningly (even for him) suggested that altruist Colin Kaepernick in order to rid the cloud of supposed cloud of toxicity needed to reach out to a guardian angel type like Vick did with Tony Dungy when he exited prison. Vick had the opportunity to respond in some manner that showcased he still possessed a couple of brain cells. Instead he sounded like an 85-year old racist male columnist cringing at the sight of a tattoo: “First thing we got…

 With fantasy draft day fast approaching, Pat Fitzmaurice is taking a team-by-team look at every key player’s fantasy value relative to his current ADP (average draft position). We stay in the NFC West and ponder the fantasy fates of two veterans, the potential no. 1 pick and more.  Picking the right players in fantasy football is tricky work, and picking the right players in real football is even trickier. As chronicled in the Amazon series “All or Nothing,” the Cardinals failed upward in spectacular fashion when they took David Johnson in the third round of the 2015 draft only because the running back they…

With fantasy draft day fast approaching, Pat Fitzmaurice is taking a team-by-team look at every key player’s fantasy value relative to his current ADP (average draft position). Next up is a team who has adopted the motto “brick by brick.” But are any of those bricks fantasy-worthy?  California’s epic drought was declared to be over by Governor Jerry Brown earlier this year. Will the 49ers’ lengthy offensive drought end along with it? New head coach Kyle Shanahan is a well-regarded rainmaker, but it will probably take time for the Niners to replenish the talent reservoir. From a fantasy perspective, San Francisco doesn’t figure to…

With fantasy draft day fast approaching, Pat Fitzmaurice is taking a team-by-team look at every key player’s fantasy value relative to his current ADP (average draft position). We move to the NFC West and razor thin Rams. . Todd Gurley’s abrupt fall from grace last season was stunning, akin to a Hollywood A-lister winning the Oscar for Best Actor one year and appearing on “The Celebrity Apprentice” the next. It wasn’t all Gurley’s fault, of course. His supporting cast wasn’t fit for a Nickelodeon sitcom, and as directors go, Jeff Fisher made Ed Wood look like a first-rate auteur (though for pure camp…

Two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning is set to host the 2017 ESPYS live from Los Angeles tonight. Could there be a better pick to get the audience laughing? From the NFL Sunday Ticket spots to taking his turn hosting Saturday Night Live, Manning has proven over the years that he’s a natural at delivering the punchline Here are my picks for Peyton Manning’s top comedic moments: Manning reminds Rob Lowe of a not so impressive streak.  https://youtu.be/AUqA1FAQJno Manning takes a jab at Tom Brady during the Rob Lowe roast.  Manning “helps” out a group of United Way kids…

Joe Montana, one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, made his feelings clear on Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment at a promotional event this week. “Everyone thinks it is the stance he took,” Montana told the Sporting News. “One of the things you don’t look for is distractions in the locker room. You can go back to Bill Walsh and as soon as there were guys that weren’t fitting in what he was looking for, it didn’t matter how good you were. You weren’t on the team for very long. You have to have people who want the same thing,…

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