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  1. Bits: Brian Matusz a wise investment

    Eric Karabell

    • Baltimore Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz threw 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball Wednesday in his season debut, earning a no-decision. Matusz, who missed the first two months with a back injury, was terrific down the stretch last season, goi...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  2. Brian Matusz of Baltimore Orioles looks strong in first start, wo...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at Wednesday's action, including encouraging performances from Brian Matusz and Ubaldo Jimenez.

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2011
  3. Boston Red Sox's Josh Beckett, on the DL with a back injury, is a...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines the Boston Red Sox rotation, including Josh Beckett, and decides rather definitively who he wants and who he doesn't.

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2010
  4. Time to hold back on Baltimore Orioles' Brian Roberts because of ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the herniated disk Brian Roberts is dealing with, and its fantasy repercussions.

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2010
  5. Backfield breakdown entering Week 8

    Eric Karabell

    The running back hero in the first New England Patriots game after the Stevan Ridley season-ending knee injury was obviously Shane Vereen. He scored 23 fantasy points, which led all NFL running backs in Week 7. Vereen did most of his statistical ...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  6. Backfield breakdown entering Week 6

    Eric Karabell

    There are myriad changes to the fantasy football running back depth chart after Week 5, as injuries removed several starters, while others currently healthy retained their top role and usage altered a few other situations. And yet I'm keeping an eye ...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  7. Backfield breakdown entering Week 2

    Eric Karabell

    While injuries could potentially leave a few starting running backs unable to play in Week 2 (Ben Tate, Doug Martin), clearly one of the situations to watch will be Thursday night, when the Baltimore Ravens meet the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. I predi...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  8. Week 11 flex ranks: Finally, more depth!

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to Thursday, that magical time of the week when a new set of football games begins and we gather up the top running backs, wide receivers and tight ends to form our flex rankings. Quite a bit changes from week to week. There are injuries, pla...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  9. Week 8 ranks: So many risky RB options

    Eric Karabell

    Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson scared me as a second-round pick in August, and now, after he has missed five weeks (so far) because of a hamstring injury -- four full games and the bye week -- I'm no less concerned. The difference is ...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  10. Bits: Cameron Maybin returns with flourish

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome back, Cameron Maybin! Perhaps many of you weren't aware that the San Diego Padres outfielder hadn't played since mid-April with a wrist injury because he had been hitting only .091 after 10 games, but it's true. He returned to the Padres line...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  11. RBs: 2012 review, plus 2013 preview/ranks

    Eric Karabell

    One might think the entire running back conversation for the 2012 fantasy football season starts and ends with a certain Minnesota Vikings marvel who proved injury timelines can be different for certain players. Well, there was a lot more that occurr...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  12. Alfred Morris, C.J. Spiller among top running back surprises in 2...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps the year in fantasy at the running back position and presents his initial 2013 RB rankings.

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  13. Darren McFadden, Andre Johnson ranked favorably in Week 1 flex ra...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell posts his top 100 flex (running back/wide receiver/tight end) rankings for Week 1, putting healthy but injury-prone options such as Darren McFadden and Andre Johnson near the top.

    Blog | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  14. Mike Goodson a sneaky good pick

    Eric Karabell

    Most fantasy owners likely disregarded the potentially frightening news that Oakland Raiders running back Mike Goodson suffered a neck injury in practice Tuesday and was taken by stretcher to the hospital. Of course, we hope that Goodson is OK. He wa...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  15. Oakland Raiders' Mike Goodson has sneaky fantasy value for 2012

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell explains why Oakland Raiders backup running back Mike Goodson definitely matters in fantasy football.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  16. Bits: Chipper returns to Braves lineup

    Eric Karabell

    Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones came off the disabled list Sunday and went hitless in three at-bats. Jones, seemingly recovered from a calf injury and back hitting third in the lineup, saw his batting average slip below .300, but he's...

    Blog | June 11, 2012