2012 Fantasy Football Preview: RB

As the NFL season gets closer every day, so does your fantasy draft. The Sports Bank fantasy football previews continue we take a look at a running back position that has as many question marks as answers.

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Why Browns Peyton Hillis changes agents so often

Peyton Hillis did it again.  He changed agents for the fourth time since the end of the 2010 season.  That has not only made his negotiations with the Browns difficult but has muddied the waters with potential new teams.  Why would a player do that?

I cannot be sure but having been party to player negotiations, I have my suspicions.

Many players do not want to hear the truth.  In this case Hillis has said he wants to be paid like a top NFL RB like Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson.  The truth is that Hillis had one good season in 2010.  He ran for 1,177 yards with a 4.4 yard average.  He also caught 61 passes for 477 yards with a total of 13 TDs.

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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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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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How YOU YOURSELF Can be in the EA NFL Madden13 Game

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EA sports is putting the opportunity to become a player in their next football video game, Madden NFL 13, up on the auction block at charitybuzz.com to raise funds for the ACLU of Southern California.

The winning bidder will submit their name, height, weight, age, skin tone, hair color/length, accessories and college, as well as choose intricate gameplay attributes. The winner gets to decide all the specifics. Then, they’ll become a permanent part of the next release of the best-selling Madden NFL game.

I’m guessing they won’t make the cover though, and therefore not have to worry about the dreaded “Madden Curse.”

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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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