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  1. Week 16 Fantasy Football Preview: OK, You Made It This Far —...

    Matt Borcas

    Fantasy football championships are inherently stupid, which is exactly what makes them so awesome. I mean, if we truly wanted to reward the owner who assembled and maintained the best possible team over the course of the season — ostensibly...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  2. Knowshon Moreno and the Strange, Shifting Climate of the NFL Runn...

    Robert Mays

    It felt like the end for Knowshon Moreno. Only two years earlier, the Broncos had made the Georgia product the 15th overall pick, but as Moreno was helped off the field in November 2011, that status as a coveted prospected felt much further away. Alr...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  3. What Has Happened to the NFL's Running Game?

    Bill Barnwell

    It's not exactly a secret that the NFL is continuing to move away from its running-friendly roots. Through Week 11, this has been the most pass-happy season in league history. Teams are averaging 26.9 rushing attempts per game, which would be the fir...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  4. Hostage Situations: Meet the NFL Players Who Deserve to Be Set Fr...

    Andrew Sharp

    We're halfway through another NFL season, and this week the trade deadline came and went without any big news, because this is pro football. The only trade that happened involved some guy named Isaac Sopoaga. NFL teams never shake things up at the tr...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  5. NFL Trades That Should Have Happened

    Bill Barnwell

    Yesterday's NFL trade deadline came and went with a flurry of activi ... oh, just the one deal, then? I guess that works, too. Despite rumors swirling around everybody from Adrian Peterson to Kenny Britt, the only swap consummated Tuesday saw the ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  6. Bad Quarterback League, Week 7: The Glorious Return of Josh Freem...

    Andrew Sharp

    Scott Van Pelt called it a "gruesome passing display" on SportsCenter. "It was brutal to watch him try to run a professional offense," Steve Young added. When the Vikings moved down the field toward the end of the night, Jon Gruden didn't even ...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  7. The Quarterback-less NFL MVP Rankings

    Robert Mays

    For someone who loves both giving awards and pro football, I should love the NFL MVP race. And maybe I would, if it weren't completely devoid of fun and/or intrigue. Bill Barnwell wrote about this in detail amid last year's uncharacteristically m...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  8. Week 2 Fantasy Football Preview: Stop Trying to Be So Sexy, Would...

    Matt Borcas

    Week 1 is finally behind us, and with it the first-day-of-school nervousness that accompanies all new beginnings. Yes, Adrian Peterson can still make a 78-yard run look very, very easy. And yes, Brandon Weeden remains wholly averse to avoiding triple...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  9. The Trenchie Awards: The Eagles' Offensive Line, Cam Wake's Destr...

    Robert Mays

    The John Hannah Award for Road Grading Philadelphia Eagles offensive line The numbers sit squarely in the shadow of Adrian Peterson now, but two years ago, LeSean McCoy had the best season of any running back in the league. He finished 2011 ranke...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  10. If He Goes Down, We Go Down: NFL Injury Value in Vegas

    RJ Bell

    If Las Vegas voted for MVP, a quarterback would win every year. We explored the oversize impact of Johnny Manziel's season of uncertainty, and I reported about Las Vegas sportsbooks freezing in their tracks when Tom Brady limped off the practice fiel...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  11. Fantasy Football Preview 2013: Running Back Rankings

    Matt Borcas

    It's that time of year — when snakes, auctions, ADPs, keepers, and sleepers start to rule our football hearts and minds. This season, last year's Fantasy Island contest winner, Matt Borcas, will be providing some fantasy insight, starting with ...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  12. NFL Preview Podcast Series: Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikin...

    Grantland Network

    Grantland's daily NFL Preview Podcast series continues as Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays break down the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here....

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  13. Bill Barnwell puts the 2013 Minnesota Vikings to the numbers test...

    Bill Barnwell

    If the Vikings want a repeat of last year's playoff run, Adrian Peterson's legs are going to need to buck history.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2013
  14. We Went There: Vikings Training Camp

    Bill Barnwell

    The first thing you notice at Vikings training camp is, of course, Adrian Peterson. No man has ever been adored by another group of people the way that Adrian Peterson is by Vikings fans at camp. It's one thing for Peterson to get some applause durin...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  15. Adrian Peterson and the Lead Draw: The Vikings' Throwback Play fo...

    Chris Brown

    In recent years, running back, once football's glamour position, has been diminished beyond all recognition. Not so long ago, NFL teams routinely built around franchise running backs, but now the need to highly invest in the position is mostly gone. ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  16. The Biggest Problem With PEDs in Pro Sports

    Andrew Sharp

    On Monday afternoon news broke that Ryan Braun was accepting a suspension from Major League Baseball and will miss the rest of the season. It's the sort of news that doubles as a tornado siren for 1,000 different sportswriters jumping out with variou...

    Blog | July 24, 2013