Fantasy

Adam Gase developed a reputation as a quarterback whisperer after coaxing career-best seasons from Peyton Manning and the notoriously indifferent Jay Cutler. Gase may indeed be a QB-friendly coach, but his record shows that he’s a hardcore devotee of the ground game. In his four seasons running NFL offenses – two as Denver’s offensive coordinat...

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Dalvin Cook is an interesting Rorschach test for fantasy drafters. Do you see the college star who amassed 4,188 yards from scrimmage and 40 touchdowns in his final two seasons at Florida State, or the Scouting Combine flop who tested poorly in Indianapolis this spring? Do you see a potential three-down workhorse, or a rotational back who might not be u...

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NBA fans of a certain age will remember World B. Free, a flamboyant guard who averaged better than 22 points per game over a 10-year stretch from the late ’70s to the mid-’80s. Free (whose given name was Lloyd) was a shooter without conscious, a man who defined a bad shot as one he didn’t take. He consistently ranked among the league leaders in sc...

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Let’s start with the acknowledgement that Jordan Howard is good. Really good. A fifth-round pick from the University of Indiana and the 10th running back selected in last year’s draft, Howard was a divisive love/hate prospect among the draftnik and fantasy communities upon entering the league. Presented an opportunity when starter Jeremy Langford su...

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The ultimate takeaway from Aaron Rodgers’ 2016 season was “still great,” but it was really two seasons in one for the Green Bay quarterback. Rodgers was uncharacteristically mortal for the first month and a half, then went nuclear from late October through the end of the season. It reminded me of seeing the late, great musician Prince in 2012. He ...

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Dallas Cowboys Buying Guide

Fantasy owners should be quite weary of Ezekiel Elliott’s murky situation. But Dak Prescott is poised for a breakout sophomore season., along with his TE.   The Cowboys and turmoil go together like macaroni and cheese, like Siegfried and Roy, like assault and battery. Ezekiel Elliott has received a six-game sus...

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Indianapolis Colts Buying Guide

Questions swirl in Indianapolis about Andrew Luck’s health. But that should not preclude you from happily drafting two of his weapons.   Andrew Luck has compiled a nice discography in his five NFL seasons, but most of us believe that his magnum opus is yet to come. If Luck’s first two seasons were “Boy” and ...

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Houston Texans Buying Guide

  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...

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