| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:11 PM
One was expected to be a difference-maker right away. The other was supposed to take a little more time.
But last season, Cincinnati’s A.J. Green and Baltimore’s Torrey Smith both scared the bejesus out of NFL secondaries as the AFC North...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Sam Farmer's pick
Panthers 24, Giants 21 — With Hakeem Nicks out, the Giants could have trouble with a Carolina secondary that picked off Drew Brees twice. New York's secondary is suspect, and if Cam Newton can get away from that defensive front,...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 3:30 PM
The timing is a little peculiar, but the Denver Broncos said adieu to former starting quarterback Kyle Orton on Tuesday. He had a good fantasy run under Josh McDaniels, but turnovers did him in with new coach John Fox.
Where will Orton wind up? We will...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Fellow owners of Hakeem Nicks, I feel your pain.
I can also relate to what you’re going through if you own Greg Jennings, Reggie Wayne or even Anquan Boldin. Those fantasy maestros have been outscored by second fiddles this season with Victor...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 3:00 AM
One more Prediction Friday before we say goodbye to the NFL season (I know many of you said goodbye when Billy Cundiff’s kick sailed into infamy).Sunday is the Super Bowl (glad that nine-week wait after the conference championships is over) and I&...
| Dec 29, 2011
Giants have momentum
The Giants are gaining some momentum while the Cowboys are sinking quickly. Based on that, you'll see the Giants in the playoffs and the Cowboys sitting at home. Jerry Jones will have all offseason to come...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Because doing a full, 32-team list of power rankings is too much work for a Monday afternoon, I will rank the top 11 teams in the NFL after each exciting football Sunday (that's where the "first and 10" comes in). Here is how I rank them heading into...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 7:30 AM
With trades in consecutive offseasons, the Ravens have given Joe Flacco a formidable receiving tandem in Anquan Boldin and Lee Evans. Boldin has had five 1,000-yard seasons in his eight years in the league and Evans has averaged 15.7 yards per catch in...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 12:30 PM
The news that Peyton Manning will miss Week 1 with a neck injury -- and that his status going forward is unclear -- is good news for the Texans, Ravens, Patriots, Steelers and the other contenders in the AFC. It's bad news for fantasy football owners...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Desperation might be setting in inside your fantasy locker room if your squad is 1-3 or 0-4 at the quarter pole, especially if you’re in a cutthroat league where only four or six teams make it into the playoffs. We have enough data to see that...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 1:30 PM
In last week's installment of Fantasy Fodder, I cautioned you to not panic and trade away one of five notable early-season disappointments if your team was stuck in the cellar. I hope this past week was better for you.
This week, we're going to turn...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:00 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t been the team we expected (I’m no longer using the ‘D’ word when talking about the Eagles, and you’re welcome). They are 3-5 at the midway point of the season, and their margin for error to...