Posts By: Debbie Baratz

Can Panthers Buck Rough Schedule to Make Playoffs?

by Debbie Baratz • November 7, 2013

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 […]


Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 10

by Debbie Baratz • November 5, 2013

It’s Week 10 in the NFL with some teams starting to looking ahead to the postseason while others are already thinking about 2014. Last week brought historic play, injuries and some disappointments. Teams are still enjoying their bye weeks but fantasy football goes on and it’s time to look at the waiver wire for Week […]


Nine Teams In Quarterback Market for 2014

by Debbie Baratz • November 3, 2013

The NFL is entering its second half on Sunday and already it’s apparent where some teams need to fill holes. At the top of the list is the quarterback role and lucky for these teams, there’s a great 2014 NFL draft class full of talented quarterbacks as well as free agents ready to hit the […]


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

by Debbie Baratz • November 2, 2013

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 […]


Can Tom Brady Turn Things Around in the Second Half?

by Debbie Baratz • November 1, 2013

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 […]


Does Eddie Lacy Have What It Takes to be a Top Five Running Back?

by Debbie Baratz • November 1, 2013

For the next few weeks–maybe longer–the Green Bay Packers will need to make do without quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He has a broken left collarbone and will be missing from action. The team will respond by changing up their scheme with backup quarterback Seneca Wallace at the helm. Look for help to come from its running […]


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

by Debbie Baratz • October 31, 2013

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 […]


Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Report Week 9

by Debbie Baratz • October 29, 2013

It’s Week 9 of the NFL season and that means we’re past the halfway point. Time flies when you’re having fun. It is also time to take a look at this week’s fantasy football waiver wire as there’s still a number of teams enjoying their bye weeks as well as a host of injured players. […]


NFL Players Most Likely to be Traded at the Deadline

by Debbie Baratz • October 27, 2013

For the NFL, the clock is ticking for its annual trade deadline as its set to end at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday after being open since March. From Sunday’s slew of games giving a final look at some players, look for the next 48 hours to have some movement. There will be some surprises […]


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

by Debbie Baratz • October 26, 2013

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 […]