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  1. Backfield breakdown entering Week 5

    Eric Karabell

    Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey was the first at his position to be chosen in the NFL draft this summer and the first selected by fantasy owners in ESPN average live drafts, but he isn't owned in 100 percent of leagues and he isn't seeing...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. Is S-Jax ready to face Saints?

    Tom Carpenter

    After Steven Jackson missed four games -- and limped through several others -- last season due to a hamstring injury, it was disconcerting that he missed this preseason due to another hamstring injury. Will he be ready to roll Sunday against the N...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  3. Stock watch: Running backs

    Eric Karabell

    Whether or not you're optimistic about Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, we can all agree he's no lock to return to his lofty place atop the running backs or even to play in all 16 games this season. I happen to be a fan, locking him in as a ...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  4. What role will Devonta Freeman have?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Atlanta Falcons hope that Steven Jackson can stay healthy this year and lead their backfield after he posted a career-low 3.5 YPC during an injury-riddled first season with the team. Nonetheless, they also looked to the future by drafting Devont...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  5. Is Freeman a legit backfield pass-catcher?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Atlanta Falcons sported the worst rushing attack in the NFL last season, averaging a paltry 77.9 yards per game. They hope to turn things around in 2014 by keeping Steven Jackson healthy after he was limited to just a dozen games in '13 and by dr...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  6. How will Falcons use rookie RB Freeman?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Atlanta Falcons drafted nine players this year, and it sounds like they hit well on their mid-round picks, including fourth-rounders Devonta Freeman and Prince Shembo. After watching their rookie camp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journ...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  7. Will Falcons keep Steven Jackson?

    Tom Carpenter

    For those of us who were skeptical about the aging Steven Jackson making an impact in his first season with the Atlanta Falcons, the fact that injuries already have cost him four games and his yards-per-carry average has dropped from a career average...

    Blog | December 22, 2013
  8. Why the Green Bay Packers can survive offensive injuries - NFL

    KC Joyner

    Despite the Packers' rash of receiver injuries, KC Joyner writes that Green Bay's offense shouldn't miss a beat given Aaron Rodgers' top form and the team's improving ground game.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 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. Sneaky pickups entering Week 6

    Eric Karabell

    Many fantasy owners seem more interested in injured players on the road to recovery as opposed to healthier, younger players on the verge of seeing opportunity, so this week in the Friday Sneaky Pickups blog entry, we'll feed the frenzy and focus on ...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  11. NFL - How to bet New England-Atlanta on Sunday night

    Evan Abrams

    Evan Abrams gives a gambling preview of how to bet New England-Atlanta.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2013
  12. How to stop the Denver Broncos and other top passing attacks - NF...

    Mike Sando and Matt Williamson

    Mike Sando and Matt Williamson debate the best tactics to slow down the NFL's top offenses, including those of the Broncos, Packers, Falcons and Saints.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  13. Which contenders hit hardest by injuries?

    Mike Sando

    Watching running backs Ray Rice, Steven Jackson, Reggie Bush and Eddie Lacy depart Week 2 games with injuries delivered an early reminder of how pivotal pulls, tears, bruises and breaks can be during an NFL season. The day concluded with the San Fran...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  14. Atlanta Falcons top NFC South in The Mag's rankings - ESPN The Ma...

    In ESPN The Magazine's NFL Preview, football's best statheads rank the NFC South.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  15. NFL - NFL's best RBs of 2012

    Khaled Elsayed

    Pro Football Focus breaks down the top 10 RBs of 2012 according to their grades, and projects where they're heading as the 2013 season approaches. Will Vikings running back Adrian Peterson once again be able to top 2,000 rushing yards?

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  16. Fantasy Football 2013 - Ray Rice among overvalued RBs

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner identifies 10 RBs who are being overvalued in fantasy football leagues this season, including Baltimore's Ray Rice.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013