Vontaze Burfict was one of the best values in the NFL during the 2013 season, as he made just $480,333 yet was a second-team All-Pro selection. On Wednesday the Cincinnati Bengals remedied that situation, as the two sides agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract through the 2017 season.
One of the saddest stories of the 2014 NFL preseason was the forced retirement of New York Giants running back David Wilson. The 23-year-old had to hang up his cleats after re-injuring his neck during training camp. Well, now Wilson has his eyes on a new career and he’s still going to try and be an athlete.
Fantasy Football leagues aren’t necessarily won on draft day, but they certainly can be lost.
It’s not always who you pick for your roster, but also about who you’re able to avoid. Whether or not you want to avoid them altogether or decide simply not worth the value they may be pegged at, you’ll be better off if you can keep these names off your roster.
Here are the top 10 players you should completely avoid while drafting this season.
Former Minnesota Vikings owner B.J. “Red” McCombs opened eyes and dropped some jaws on Thursday when he told the San Antonio Express-News details of Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis’ meetings in San Antonio. McCombs not only claimed that Davis wasn’t using San Antonio as a bargaining chip, but that McCombs himself would buy a piece of the Raiders if it helped move the team to Texas.
I know the name Keith Olbermann is revolting to a segment of the public because of his past involvement in the political talk show world, but anyone who denies is ability as a broadcaster is fooling themselves. And Olbermann is at his best when harnessing his considerable talent towards something sports-related. On Thursday night we got yet another example of what he’s best at.
A few weeks ago I was told that the Green Bay Packers and wide receiver Jordy Nelson were close to agreeing on a contract extension that would keep him with the team for a long time. Since that time, Nelson’s contract demands have apparently grown a bit and the two sides aren’t as close as they once were.
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.