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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Picks for Week 11

For NFL teams, there’s only two weeks remaining for byes and in Week 11, two teams will enjoy theirs (the Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Rams) while four teams will take a break in Week 12: the Buffalo Bills, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks. In addition to these absences

NFC North

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Did the Pack Exit the Playoff Picture with Aaron Rodgers Injury?

In Week 9 against its division rival, the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down in the first quarter with a broken collarbone. Enter backup quarterback Seneca Wallace who was unable to lead his team to a win as the Bears got the 27-20 victory. By the time the dust settled on

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Is Jay Cutler Coming Back in 2014 or Are the Bears Moving On?

For Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, he once again entered the season with a new offensive coordinator but for a change, a new head coach. And again he had to learn a new offensive system but this year, he is playing in a contract year changing the storyline. Cutler has shown improvement under a new

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Can Dez Bryant Hope to Top Megatron in TD, Yards This Year?

Wide receivers are never lacking in confidence and making bold proclamations for their seasons. One to do so already for the 2013 season is the Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant who is looking to improve from his 2012 numbers; this included 92 receptions for 1,382 yards with 12 touchdowns. The punky 25-year-old said back in March

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Did the Pack Exit the Playoff Picture with Aaron Rodgers Injury?

In Week 9 against its division rival, the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down in the first quarter with a broken collarbone. Enter backup quarterback Seneca Wallace who was unable to lead his team to a win as the Bears got the 27-20 victory. By the time the dust settled on

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Is Josh Freeman a Good Fit for the Vikings?

For quarterback Josh Freeman, he has left his Tampa Bay Buccaneers mess behind as he quickly landed with the Minnesota Vikings for his second NFL chance. He signed a one-year, $3 million deal with them earlier this week and some would say he traded up by joining running back Adrian Peterson, the rest of the

NFC South

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Can Panthers Buck Rough Schedule to Make Playoffs?

On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers won their fifth straight game and this came against the San Francisco 49ers, 10-9. A productive ground game, strong special teams play and a stingy, physical defense all contributed to the victory. In their four previous wins, the Panthers scored a minimum of 30 points and with its win in

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Plagued by Injury, Is There Any Hope for the Flailing Falcons?

For the 1-4 Atlanta Falcons, their bye week couldn’t come at a better time this week. This team has lost its top wide receiver Julio Jones for the season. Its second player in the receiver duo, Roddy White, is now battling a hamstring injury, and fingers are crossed its running back Steven Jackson will return after the

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Can Panthers Buck Rough Schedule to Make Playoffs?

On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers won their fifth straight game and this came against the San Francisco 49ers, 10-9. A productive ground game, strong special teams play and a stingy, physical defense all contributed to the victory. In their four previous wins, the Panthers scored a minimum of 30 points and with its win in

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Can Mike Glennon Resurrect the Buccaneers Season?

On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-4) tried to shake up their season by starting rookie quarterback Mike Glennon in place of Josh Freeman. The end result wasn’t as the team desired as it saw yet another loss. This latest one, 13-10, came against the Arizona Cardinals (2-2). With Glennon as the team’s signal caller,

NFC East

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Can Joseph Randle Handle the Work Load with DeMarco Murray Out?

Once again, Dallas Cowboys running back Demarco Murray is down with an injury–almost exactly a year to the day. This time it’s a sprained MCL that came in Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins. Earlier this week, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones thought the player would be out for a few weeks but on Wednesday, Murray

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Can Joseph Randle Handle the Work Load with DeMarco Murray Out?

Once again, Dallas Cowboys running back Demarco Murray is down with an injury–almost exactly a year to the day. This time it’s a sprained MCL that came in Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins. Earlier this week, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones thought the player would be out for a few weeks but on Wednesday, Murray

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Can Eli Manning Refind His Mojo in 2013?

After missing the playoffs in 2012, the New York Giants will look to put this behind them and get back to their old playing form. A lot of this will depend on quarterback Eli Manning, 32, leading his team to a better season than last’s 9-7 record and zero postseason play. Will Manning refind his

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Can the NFL Keep Up with Chip Kelly’s Fast-Paced Offense?

On Monday evening, NFL fans got to see the long-awaited new Philadelphia Eagles up tempo offense and new head coach Chip Kelly. Both came with a lot of expectations and after seeing one game, they delivered in the first week. It’s going to be an interesting tenure under Kelly. In the 33-27 Eagles win, they

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So If the Redskins Changed Their Name, What Should the New Name Be?

On Sunday evening, NBC sports broadcaster Bob Costas entered the Washington Redskins name controversy by giving a halftime commentary during the Redskins versus the Dallas Cowboys matchup. Costas said via FoxNews.com, “Think for a moment about the term ‘Redskins’ and how it truly differs from [other team nicknames based on Native American images]. Ask yourself

NFC West

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Zac Stacy: Have the Rams Found Their Back of the Future?

For the St. Louis Rams, the selection of wide receiver Tavon Austin in this year’s first round of the draft brought high expectations. Unfortunately it’s been a tough freshman year for the player and this week, he admitted as much. He still leads the team in catches at 31 but he only has 207 receiving

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NFL Teams Primed for an Upset in Week 2

As we enter the second week of the NFL season, teams are still trying to find their place. Some will continue to exceed expectations while others will again be slow leaving the starting gates. Here’s a look at Week 2′s potential upsets. Yep…this is one of the many reasons why we love the game. Carolina

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Most Intriguing NFL Week 1 Matchups

On Thursday night, the NFL season officially kicked off with the rematch of the Denver Broncos against the Baltimore Ravens. Numerous questions swirled for this game including how would the Ravens defense look? Does Peyton Manning still have it? Does he have chemistry with Wes Welker? How will the Ravens look without Anquan Boldin and

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Is Percy Harvin Ready to Elevate Seattle’s Passing Attack with Rice Out?

On Tuesday, the Seattle Seahawks announced that after suffering a torn ACL during Monday night’s game, wide receiver Sidney Rice will now be out for the rest of the season. This comes after Rice, third among the receivers, had 15 receptions for 231 yards and three touchdowns for the season. At 7-1, the Seahawks have

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Zac Stacy: Have the Rams Found Their Back of the Future?

For the St. Louis Rams, the selection of wide receiver Tavon Austin in this year’s first round of the draft brought high expectations. Unfortunately it’s been a tough freshman year for the player and this week, he admitted as much. He still leads the team in catches at 31 but he only has 207 receiving

AFC North

Teams that Could be in the Josh Gordon Trade Derby

After starting season 0-2, the Cleveland Browns looked headed for another dismal season. They had an injured starting quarterback and had traded away their top running back. The Browns also appeared as if they were looking ahead to 2014 as its third string quarterback Brian Hoyer took over in Week 3 and trade talks began

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Top 5 Bengals Players Set to Make a Fantasy Impact in 2013

On Thursday, the 2013 NFL season will kick off. By now most of us have selected our fantasy football teams but should you still need to do so, one team that has a wealth of fantasy players is the Cincinnati Bengals. They have their eye on winning the AFC North this year and extending their

Teams that Could be in the Josh Gordon Trade Derby

After starting season 0-2, the Cleveland Browns looked headed for another dismal season. They had an injured starting quarterback and had traded away their top running back. The Browns also appeared as if they were looking ahead to 2014 as its third string quarterback Brian Hoyer took over in Week 3 and trade talks began

Can the Steelers Survive without Pouncey, Run Game?

As NFL Week 3 starts on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers sit in the undesirable 0-2 club for the first time in 11 years. It’s been a disastrous two weeks and looking ahead to this third one, an 0-3 record is nipping at their heels as they host the Chicago Bears (2-0) on Sunday night. There’s

AFC South

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Want to Own Stock in Arian Foster?

First it was fantasy football, then insurance on your favorite fantasy player and now you can take a financial interest in your favorite sports player. On Thursday, the new Fantex Brokerage Services opened for business and will enable fans to invest in stock connected to the performance from an athlete’s brand. In other words, buying

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Is Getting Drunk a Necessity When Watching the Jaguars?

For the Jacksonville Jaguars, they’re part of that small but not so elite club of the 0-3 record. They don’t sit alone (see five other teams) but they also don’t have a lot of promise to turn things around this season. However, they do have one thing going for fans: they could receive free beer

Is This a Make-or-Break Season for Jake Locker?

For Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker, he’s entering his third NFL season. He’s yet to play a complete season of games and reach his full potential. Many believe 2013 is a make-or-break season for the athletic 25-year-old player. Rewind three years and Locker was the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL draft from the

AFC East

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Can Tom Brady Turn Things Around in the Second Half?

At 6-2, the New England Patriots sit atop the AFC East and have undergone a first half of the season trying to deal with offensive changes.Quarterback Tom Brady has looked uncomfortable and has visibly shown his frustrations in this not business as usual season. In the season’s first eight games, Brady only had nine touchdown

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NFL Teams Primed for an Upset in Week 2

As we enter the second week of the NFL season, teams are still trying to find their place. Some will continue to exceed expectations while others will again be slow leaving the starting gates. Here’s a look at Week 2′s potential upsets. Yep…this is one of the many reasons why we love the game. Carolina

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Fantasy Football 2013 Bust Candidates

Just as it is important to find good fantasy sleepers (RB & WR), it’s also key to keep your eyes out for potential fantasy bust candidates. Whether it’s an injury, an unexpected performance in preseason games or a coaching change, some players may initially be at the top of your drafts but in the end,

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Can Tom Brady Turn Things Around in the Second Half?

At 6-2, the New England Patriots sit atop the AFC East and have undergone a first half of the season trying to deal with offensive changes.Quarterback Tom Brady has looked uncomfortable and has visibly shown his frustrations in this not business as usual season. In the season’s first eight games, Brady only had nine touchdown

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Has Mark Sanchez Officially Played His Last Snap in the NFL?

On Thursday evening, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez again watched his team play from the sidelines as he continues dealing with a possible dislocated shoulder and torn right labrum. Earlier in the week, he had visited the renowned Dr. Andrew and decided to forgo surgery on hopes that he’ll return to the field this

AFC West

Looking at the Keys to Andy Reid’s Success in Kansas City

After finishing with a league-low 2-14 record in 2012, the Kansas City Chiefs cleaned house in the off-season with its personnel and players. Change has been good for this team as they sit at 9-0 entering Week 10 and some of it can be attributed to new head coach Andy Reid. What has been the

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Is Irsay an Ingrate or Simply Stirring Up Headlines for Manning Homecoming?

This Sunday, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will return to Indianapolis for his first matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Along with his team’s perfect record, his homecoming, the great play by his successor Andrew Luck and the love by the fans for him, there’s a lot at stake and distractions. And there’s also the Colts

Looking at the Keys to Andy Reid’s Success in Kansas City

After finishing with a league-low 2-14 record in 2012, the Kansas City Chiefs cleaned house in the off-season with its personnel and players. Change has been good for this team as they sit at 9-0 entering Week 10 and some of it can be attributed to new head coach Andy Reid. What has been the

Is Terrelle Pryor the Answer at Quarterback for the Raiders?

On Sunday, Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor led his team to its first win of the season in front of the home crowd. Keep in mind this 19-9 victory did come against the Jacksonville Jaguars but a win is a win. For the game, Pryor went 15-of-24 (a 62.5 percent completion rate), 126 yards and

Teams that Could be in the Josh Gordon Trade Derby

After starting season 0-2, the Cleveland Browns looked headed for another dismal season. They had an injured starting quarterback and had traded away their top running back. The Browns also appeared as if they were looking ahead to 2014 as its third string quarterback Brian Hoyer took over in Week 3 and trade talks began

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