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Fantasy Football Week 1 Cheat Sheet: Waiver, Rankings, Projections and More

As draft season around the world of fantasy football nears its conclusion, the focus shifts toward getting a lineup ready for Week 1. While most fantasy owners will stick with their top draft picks at the outset, that isn't always the best option available. Even in the opening week, matchups should be taken into account. Show More Summary

Devon Still has bigger concerns than being on the practice squad

On the surface, the Bengals cutting defensive tackle Devon Still and putting him on the practice squad might appear to be a case of a team trying to salvage an underperforming draft pick. But there’s far more to Still’s story, and the Bengals’ willingness to stand by him. According to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati…

Breaking Down How Washington Redskins Will Use Jason Hatcher and Trent Murphy

Jason Hatcher and Trent Murphy are the keys to a defensive rebound for the Washington Redskins this season. One is a high-priced veteran free agent, the other is the team's top draft pick, but together they will be central to more creative...Show More Summary

Despite Challenges Ahead, Raiders Naming Derek Carr Starter Was Right Move

On Monday, the Oakland Raiders announced that rookie second-round draft pick Derek Carr would be their starting quarterback this season, per the team's official website. For anyone who watched the Raiders play this preseason, it wasShow More Summary

Raiders Go with Rookie: QB Steals Job from QB who Took Brother's Job

Derek Carr excelled at pass-happy Fresno State. Can the fourth pick of the second round of the NFL draft succeed a hundred and fifty miles northwest in quarterback-cursed Oakland? The Oakland Raiders have named Carr as their starting quarterback. Show More Summary

Michael Sam invited to WWE Raw

Guess he's got some free time. Yeah, I don't think he's gonna go: 2013 @SEC Defensive Player of Year & @NFL @STLouisRams draft pick @MichaelSamNFL invited to @WWE #RAW next week! — WWE (@WWE) September 2, ...

Marcus Smart Will Define Direction of Boston Celtics' Rebuild

It’s rare that a single draft pick lays bare so much of an NBA franchise’s near-future plans. But that’s exactly what the Boston Celtics did in taking Marcus Smart with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. With Rajon Rondo one...Show More Summary

Giants rookie Odell Beckham ‘weeks away’ from returning from hamstring injury

Top Giants draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. missed yet another practice on Monday, and you won't see him on the practice field anytime soon.

Fantasy Football 2014: Mock Draft Tips, Position Rankings and Best Team Names

Fantasy football is right around the corner, and you don't want to be the one who misses out on that extra bit of knowledge entering draft night. Did you jump at the wrong picks last year, leading to a season of losses as playoff contenders...Show More Summary

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he will play against the Dolphins

The surprise trade of veteran Patriots guard Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay in exchange for Buccaneers tight end Tim Wright and a fourth-round draft pick last week had the world abuzz — and not just because Tom Brady was reportedly “very upset” about it. New England’s decision to bring in another, younger tight end caused many to question […]

Giants bring Michael Cox back to practice squad

The arrival of Andre Williams in the 2014 draft helped squeeze 2013 seventh-round pick Michael Cox off of the Giants’ 53-man roster, but Cox won’t be far away should the Giants decide they want him back on Sundays this fall. Cox was one of seven players added to the team’s practice squad. Cox played in…

Saints sign sixth-round pick Tavon Rooks, nine others to practice squad

The last of the Saints’ six 2014 draft picks has been added to the club’s practice squad. Rookie offensive tackle Tavon Rooks, a sixth-round selection from Kansas State, was among 10 players signed to the Saints’ practice roster on Monday, the club said. Rooks (6-5, 300) appeared in all four of the Saints’ preseason games…

FANTASY DRAFT: "Friday Night Lights" Stars as Marvel Heroes

With Adrianne Palicki joining "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." as Mockingbird, CBR picks the next "Friday Night Lights" alumni we want to see in a Marvel property.

Practice report: Beason back, Beckham not

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As expected, New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason returned to practice Monday after missing all of training camp with a foot injury. First-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr., who hasn't undergone a full practice...Show More Summary

In wake of Michael Sam, a brief history of No. 249 overall draft picks

With Michael Sam jobless at the moment, let's take a look at the careers of those who preceded him at the No. 249 overall draft pick.

Jordan McRae Plays for Melbourne United, Still Owned by Philadelphia 76ers

The NBA Summer League is now over and the teams have selected their respective draft picks. Andrew Wiggins took the no. 1 draft position and is currently signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. There are other surprising picks however, like the case of Jordan McRae.

Sixth-round pick Matt Hazel among 10 additions to Miami’s practice squad

The Dolphins’ initial practice squad includes one of their draft picks. Sixth-round pick Matt Hazel, a wide receiver from Coastal Carolina, was among the 10 signees to the practice squad announced by Miami on Sunday. The 22-year-old Hazel caught six passes for 87 yards and a touchdown in preseason play for Miami. The Dolphins’ other…

Pats get only a conditional 2016 seventh-round pick for Mallett

There apparently wasn’t much of a trade market for quarterback Ryan Mallett. Despite talk that the Patriots might get a mid-round draft pick in trading Mallett, they gave him up today for only a conditional 2016 seventh-round pick. That’s what the Texans gave up to acquire Mallett, according to ESPN. It’s unknown what the conditions…

Ravens sign three recent draft picks to practice squad

The Ravens have signed three of their former draft picks to the practice squad. The club announced Sunday it had re-signed outside linebacker John Simon (2013 fourth-round selection), offensive lineman Ryan Jensen (2013 sixth-round selection) and quarterback Keith Wenning (2014 sixth-round selection). Simon, Jensen and Wenning are three of the Ravens’ nine initial signees to…

Ryan Mallett Trade Puts Spotlight on Jimmy Garoppolo as Patriots' Future QB

The Ryan Mallett era is over in New England. It never truly began anyway. The Patriots traded Mallett to the Houston Texans for a conditional draft pick in 2015. The trade was first reported by Ian Rapoport of According to Paul...Show More Summary

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