NFL Week 12 Against The Spread Picks: Lake Effect Edition

On the heels of last week’s hugely successful Polar Vortex edition of Against The Spread we bring you the even harsher Lake Effect version.

If you happen to be hunkered down in a western New York snow cave while reading this, don’t fear. Not only do I bring you successful picks, but also the best FanDuel plays for Week 12.

The 10 best position groups in the NFL

As OTAs are winding down for NFL teams we’re starting to get a better picture of what each roster will look like this fall. With that in mind, here our ranking of the 10 best position groups in the league. Some of them have been helped out by free agency and the draft, while others have been dominant for several years.

Top 10 NFL MVP candidates heading into Week 7

Make no mistake, the NFL MVP award is Peyton Manning’s to lose. But he isn’t the only candidate out there.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Previewing Andy Reid’s Return to Philly in TNF Showdown

Andy Reid’s return to the City of Brotherly Love also includes another dual-threat quarterback in Alex Smith.

Although Smith’s mobility pales in comparison to that of Michael Vick, he’s arguably a better passer in terms of accuracy and decision-making. It’s also a matchup of two stellar ball-carriers in LeSean McCoy and Jamaal Charles.

Fantasy Football 2013: Ranking the top 50 running backs

The NFL has become a passing game. While that is a true statement, top running backs will rule the first few rounds of fantasy drafts as much as ever.

Early two-round 2013 Fantasy Football mock draft

Robert Griffin is this year’s Adrian Peterson scenario. In a world where nothing happens to his knee at the end of last season, Griffin is a first-round pick and arguably the first QB off the board.

But Griffin is coming off a knee injury. All the propaganda says Griffin is way, way ahead of schedule and will be good to go Week One. But the last time the Adidas hype machine pushed someone who sustained a serious knee injury in the playoffs, things did not work so well. Griffin could end up like Adrian Peterson and perform like nothing ever happen, or he could be like Derrick Rose and miss much of the season.

Obviously Griffin’s final fantasy draft position will hinge on his progress during camp. By mid-August the picture should be much clearer.

Monday Night Football Drinking Game Week 12: Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles

This week’s MNF game features a putrid matchup between the 2-8 Panthers and the 3-7 Eagles. It will take copious amounts of alcohol just to make it through the game, so we have that advantage going in.

Injury Updates: Miles Austin, Darren McFadden, Ahmad Bradshaw, and many more

Let’s take a look at the crucial injuries for this week’s games, including Miles Austin, Darren McFadden, Ahmad Bradshaw, and many more.

Fantasy Football Week 13 Start em, Sit em Lineup Advice, Projections, and Roster Q&A

Get all of your start em, sit em questions for Week 13 of the fantasy football season answered here, as well as start/sit picks and projections at QB, RB, WR, TE, and D/ST. Oh, and find out about a chance to win tickets to the Big Ten championship game!

Fantasy Football Week 3 Start Em, Sit Em Advice, Player Projections, and Lineup Q&A

Week Three is here, and hopefully you aren’t 0-2. Don’t worry, it’s still not panic time…but it very well could be time to shake some things up. As always, let’s recap last week’s predictions before looking ahead to the start em, sit em projections at each position for Week 3.

Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Don’t Be Lured By Sleepers In 2011

When it comes to drafting running backs for your fantasy football team this year, save the “sleepers” for other positions. Here are Jon’s top 25 running backs for 2011, along with some guys he thinks you should stay away from.

What I Learned From My First Fantasy Football Draft: I Love Tom Brady and Felix Jones

It is that time of year again as fantasy football drafts are occurring across the world in preparation for the 2009 season. Jerod had his first one last night and describes the draft value and projections that drove some of his picks.

Among the notable players discussed: Tom Brady, Felix Jones, LeSean McCoy, Donovan McNabb, Torry Holt, Vernon Davis, Anthony Gonzalez, plus former Browns nemesis Rex Ryan and his potentially lethal and undervalued Jets D.