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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 continue in the AFC South with the Tennessee Titans… Welcome to the Exotic Smashmouth Resort. Phillipe here will take your bags and handle them roughly. Please take a complimentary lei and a set of brass knuckles. We’re holding a poolside reception for guests tonight. We’ll be serving tropical drinks accompanied by knockwurst-and-onion sandwiches. We hope you enjoy your stay. The 2017 Titans could offer an interesting exhibition of the tug-of-war between efficiency and volume.…

Think of Brock Osweiler as a giant bug. The Browns are that weird daredevil kid at school who says he’ll eat the bug – for a price. Members of the Texans’ front office huddled during recess, passed around a baseball cap, dropped in a couple of draft picks … and soon the bug was gone. The Texans squealed in equal parts delight and mock horror as the icky creature disappeared, and the weird kid walked away with his pockets full after ingesting an unconventional source of protein. With Beetle Brock in the belly of the Browns, the Texans hope…

Head coach Kyle Shanahan wrapped up the 49ers’ offseason workouts last Thursday with a bouncy castle. It was a gesture both delightful and metaphoric. With the draft well in the distance and absence of, you know, actual games, this period of the NFL calendar is rooted in anticipation. Every storyline is magnified. Every quote is crystallized. We’re all drinking from the same rose-colored glass. OTAs and minicamps certainly have some semblance of importance. There are actual NFL players performing actual football moves – or non NFL moves in the case of Jets QB Christian Hackenberg, This version of offseason…

Season of Hope marks the whimsical period between the start of OTAs and training camp when the pads are off, the air is fresh and seemingly every player and team has a chance. Let’s dream of the storylines that would completely shake up the league. Quarterbacks that hit rock bottom are rarely resuscitated. Alex Smith, who endured seven offensive coordinators in eight mostly downtrodden years in San Francisco, is possibly the only current exception. But Smith could have company to the East. Haven’t you heard? The lens of OTAs has basically turned Brock Osweiler into a taller version of Aaron…

Myles Garrett has been Cleveland’s assumed no. 1 overall pick for weeks. But then all-around talent Mitchell Trubusky who happens to play a position Cleveland desperately needs emerged to potentially supplant him. Or maybe the Browns snag both. A month ago Trubisky was hardly considered the top QB in this draft; that honor went to Deshaun Watson. The point is we really have absolutely idea what will happen when Roger Goodell starts announcing the future come 8PM ET. So instead of boggling our minds in anticipation, let’s focus on an area with far more certainty and much less variation:…

“Good times, no tan lines. Let the sea set you free” – @tony2coats A post shared by Kristin Cavallari (@kristincavallari) on Mar 28, 2017 at 8:55am PDT Jay Cutler was back in the news today after his wife, Kristin Cavallari, posted a naked picture of the free agent quarterback. Now that we’ve seen a new side of Cutler, let’s backtrack for an update on his day job. Cutler, who has long toggled between exposing his assets on the field and being the butt of many jokes, has possibly reached rock bottom. Chicago couldn’t bare another year of Cutler, releasing…

Chiefs at Ravens The team on a seven-win hot streak versus the team that is the Ravens. Though the Ravens go into the game feeling confident with Clausen, Schaub, and Mallett as their murderer’s row of quarterbacks, they lose to the Chiefs. Mallett ends up getting a ride home from a fan after he is unable to find his car in the team’s parking lot. Oh, Ryan. Texans at Colts An injured Matt Hasselbeck starts for the Colts but has to leave the game during the second quarter after complaining that, ”breathing hurts me.” That means it’s Clipboard Jesus time,…

Welcome to another rendition of “Positively Gruden,” where we chronicle the top praise, plaudits, and pontifications from America’s favorite fawning former coach.  Last night’s game was a three and a half quarter snoozefest, with Andrew Luck looking like a beleaguered Civil War general with no ammunition for his musket and a bad case of gout.  But like the South, Andrew Luck always rises again, and delivered a stirring 17-point comeback to send the game into overtime.  But that just led to one final Luck interception, which set the table for Graham Gano, aka Mr. Clutch, to seal a Panthers victory…

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