Archive for August, 2012

NFL fantasy football: Michael Vick or Philip Rivers?

Can Michael Vick return to his 2010 production levels, or is it safer to select Philip Rivers in fantasy football drafts?

Roger Goodell: Fantasy football has ‘added so much’

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talked about the impact fantasy football has had on the league overall. Which begs the question — why aren’t you playing fantasy?

NFL fantasy football: A.J. Green the next Megatron?

Can Cincinnati Bengals wideout A.J. Green become the next Calvin Johnson both on the field and in fantasy football?

My story: What Megatron taught Bengals WR A.J. Green during their summer workouts

They went to rival schools. And even if they didn’t play on the same field, the ties still run deep. Calvin Johnson was a star at Georgia Tech, an All-American who would go on to become the No. 2 pick of the draft. A.J. Green was a star at Georgia, an All-SEC receiver who would be the No. 4 pick of the draft. And this summer… They trained together? It’s true. And they did it at Georgia Tech, joining a group of more than 20 NFL players there. It was a pretty good deal, with Megatron taking Green under his wing. There was just one thing: Green couldn’t wear Georgia gear. “But I can live with that if I get […]

The conundrum with Bears LB Brian Urlacher and his curious knee injury…

The Chicago Bears have a potential problem with linebacker Brian Urlacher. The face of their defense, the franchise stalwart, the best player on the field when healthy — he’s been sidelined for most of camp with a left knee injury. A report in the Chicago Tribune stated that he actually went to Germany for a treatment not approved in the United States, one the Bears don’t want to talk about. It has helped other superstars in the past. But the hope is that it will all heal and Urlacher will be ready for opening day. He has said that’s all he cares about. The issue? I’m told that the Bears are pessimistic that Urlacher will be ready on opening day. […]

Former Colt Sorgi: Peyton Manning worked me like a dog

Jim Sorgi laments the perception that his job with the Colts was cushy.

Evans: Kromer best choice to continue Saints’ system

Former Saint Heath Evans says Aaron Kromer will continue the program Sean Payton put in place.

Maurice Jones-Drew: ‘Things are going to work out’

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew tried to allay fantasy football owners’ fears regarding his holdout, but Marcas Grant writes that the longer he remains away from the team, the more his draft value suffers.

Fantasy football: Two legends share their breakout picks

Which players do Pro Football Hall of Fame members Marcus Allen and Marshall Faulk think will break out in 2012?

My story: While the Jets (and others) pine away for a tackle, Jeff Otah is working his way back

The Jets struggles at offensive tackle are well-documented, and anyone who checked out Wayne Hunter on Saturday night can attest. They have a problem… one they tried to fix. The Jets dealt for former Panthers first-rounder Jeff Otah, then saw the trade nullified when he didn’t pass a physical. Soon, Otah was sent back to Carolina, and released. It wasn’t his best week. It also wasn’t the end. Otah got in his car and drove to Cleveland to work out at the O-Line Academy run by LeCharles Bentley. The goal is to make it back this season, in shape, and ready to roll. It may not be by Week 1, but at some point. On NFL.com, Bentley clued us in […]

NFL fantasy football: Darren McFadden worth the risk

With so much uncertainty at the running back position in fantasy football drafts, is Darren McFadden worth the risk?

Steelers’ Clark on Ravens: I don’t really hate them

Ryan Clark worried about Super Bowls not Baltimore Ravens.

Maurice Jones-Drew open to bridging relationship with Jags

“NFL AM” insider Steve Wyche reports that Maurice Jones-Drew isn’t set on a departure from the Jaguars.

Fantasy football: Maurice Jones-Drew riskiest pick of ’12

Should fantasy football owners consider Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew the biggest risk in drafts?

NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast: (8/21/2012)

Adam Rank, Elliot Harrison, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and Marcas Grant tackle all your fantasy questions and concerns on the NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast!

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