Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

The fantasy football season is on the final stretch and every move takes on do-or-die importance. If you need a win now, start the higher rated player in my rankings and bring home that championship.

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Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

One week of the fantasy playoffs is in the books, and as expected, there were some big days across the board. The good news is there are just as many points out there for fantasy owners in week 15. Follow my rankings and I’ll see you in the next round.

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Week 14 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

The fantasy football playoffs are here and every move becomes more important. Not to worry, there are plenty of good options both on the waiver wire and possibly your bench. Follow my rankings and advance to the next round.

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Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

It’s what you’ve worked for all season, but chances are your team enters the fantasy football playoffs looking a lot different than the one you started with. Change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, even at this point in the season. There are still some players out on the waiver wire that can help your team take the jump from playoffs to championship.

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Ndamukong Suh Apology for Appalling Actions Falls Flat

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Ndamukong Suh is the most talented defensive player in the NFL. In addition, he is emotionally unstable and unwilling to be accountable for his actions. In a postgame press conference, he attempted to explain away why he was slamming an opposing player’s head in to the ground before stomping on him after the completion of a play.

That was almost as appalling as the fans’ reaction to Nickelback being named for the halftime performance. Much like the Jim Schwartz handshake controversy with Jim Harbaugh, this is simply a sideshow that takes away from the fact that the Green Bay Packers destroyed the Lions on the field.

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Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

Many fantasy leagues are just a week away from the start of the playoffs and the pressure is starting to build. Injuries to guys like Fred Jackson and Adrian Peterson have owners making last ditch trade attempts or scowering the waiver wire for a decent replacement. Because of Thanksgiving, this edition of my rankings will be simply that: the rankings. Pick the higher rated player and I will see you in the playoffs.

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Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

The fantasy football playoffs are closing in and a number of top guys continue to show up on the injury reports. A lot of fantasy owners will make moves the next few weeks that will decide their championships. Are you ready? My NFL Week 11 rankings include injury replacement tips and some guys who should be on your team the rest of the way.

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Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

Thursday games return to the NFL schedule and for another year they once again annoy fantasy owners. The shortened week requires increased diligence in keeping up with injury reports and lineup changes. With the fantasy playoffs right around the corner, this is no time to start slacking. Do the extra work and reap the rewards.

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Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

We’re nine weeks into the fantasy football season and things are starting to get interesting. With the bye weeks soon evaporating and the fantasy playoffs looming, it’s time to start planning ahead. Check the schedules for your fantasy studs for weeks 14-17. If you have some bad matchups, it could be time to make a trade or find someone on waivers who has better matchups. A little homework now will go a long way in a couple weeks.

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Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

By just glancing at the list of bye teams below, you can already begin to feel the pain of a number of fantasy owners. Elite quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends are all sitting this week out, and a once lush waiver wire is now as lean as Kyle Orton’s chances of starting again in Denver. But this week is not as bleak as it appears on first glance. Here are my rankings and some sneaky plays for week 8.

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Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

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The NFL trade deadline is usually the most boring of all the major sports, but that wasn’t the case this week. Some big trades not only changed the fortunes of some NFL teams, but the fantasy football landscape. Are your ready for the changes? [Read more…]

QB Revolving Door Somehow Working For the Detroit Lions

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Shaun Hill lined up under center once again for the Detroit Lions on Sunday in their quest to take down the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium in Broward County, Florida. Up until Sunday, the highlight of the stadium’s history was being the backdrop for pivotal scenes in Ace Ventura Pet Detective. Now it’s known as the place where Detroit won two consecutive road games for the first time since 1993.

As mentioned numerous times in this blog, Jim Schwartz has changed the culture surrounding the Lions. Tradition should not be a primary concern because the players and the coaching staff are not culpable for the collective futility of the franchise. The pick six near the end of the game by DeAndre Levy was the difference in the outcome and eventually allowed the Lions to put the finishing touches on their 34-27 victory over the Dolphins.

By Patrick Herbert

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