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  1. When will QB Wilson get his payday?

    Tom Carpenter

    Part of the reason why the Seattle Seahawks have been able to build and keep a deeply talented roster is that their star quarterback, Russell Wilson, is being paid a mere pittance -- at least in terms of NFL contracts. His salary-cap hit is just $817...

    Blog | September 02, 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. Is RG III a more nuanced passer now?

    Tom Carpenter

    As much as Robert Griffin III is known for his tremendous speed and athleticism as a runner, he also sports a cannon of an arm. He's capable of ripping deep-ball passes with a simple flick of his wrist. However, early during this past offseason, G...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  4. What to expect from new Titans WRs

    Tom Carpenter

    The Tennessee Titans added a pair of pass-catchers this weekend in former Detroit Lions WR Kris Durham and former Buffalo Bills WR T.J. Graham. Obviously, the Titans gained some depth with the moves, but what are they expecting to get from the wid...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  5. Keys to Bucs beating Panthers

    Tom Carpenter

    Last year, the Carolina Panthers beat down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers twice, outscoring them 58-19 in their two victories. QB Cam Newton led the charge, combining for 484 passing yards and 4 TDs and 118 yards and another two scores with his legs. No...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  6. Moreno atop depth chart over Miller?

    Tom Carpenter

    Incumbent Miami Dolphins starting running back Lamar Miller was put on notice when the Fins added Knowshon Moreno to their roster during the offseason, but a June knee scope for Moreno tabled the competition until late August. Miller had plenty of of...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  7. Short-term IR for Marquess Wilson?

    Tom Carpenter

    As training camp got underway, Marquess Wilson was expected to settle in as the Chicago Bears' No. 3 wide receiver, giving the team a talented trio atop the depth chart with Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Wilson. Unfortunately, that plan was ta...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  8. Will we see Manziel in Week 1?

    Tom Carpenter

    Although veteran backup Brian Hoyer beat out rookie Johnny Manziel for the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job in Week 1, that doesn't necessarily mean that we won't see both quarterbacks in action against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend....

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  9. How secure is Fitzpatrick as starting QB?

    Tom Carpenter

    Rumors that the New England Patriots might trade backup QB Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans were standard fare here on Rumor Central from the minute that former Pats OC Bill O'Brien took over as the Texans head coach. The two sides finally pulled o...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  10. What can we expect from Wheaton?

    Tom Carpenter

    Second-year WR Markus Wheaton had a yawner of a preseason, as he caught only five passes for 67 yards and a score. It's an innocuous stat line that has garnered him very little buzz in Fantasyland. To wit, in ESPN leagues, Wheaton currently is averag...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  11. Titans to sign Succop to replace Coons?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Tennessee Titans had Travis Coons and Maikon Bonani battling for their starting kicker job during the preseason. Coons was the initial winner, as they released Bonani when they dropped down to 53 players. However, neither was very convincing in e...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  12. How hot is Jeff Fisher's seat?

    Tom Carpenter

    Jeff Fisher had an incredible 17-year run as head coach of the Tennessee Titans franchise, dating back to their days as the Houston Oilers. He had the complete devotion of owner Bud Adams, which gave him longevity, despite stretches when the team str...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  13. Future in doubt for Chargers G Clary?

    Tom Carpenter

    In recent weeks, the San Diego Chargers have been coy about the status of guard Jeromey Clary, who had been slow to recover from offseason shoulder and hip surgeries. He remained on the PUP list throughout training camp and the preseason and was adde...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  14. How will Browns split carries?

    Tom Carpenter

    Those of us who held on to Ben Tate for years in keeper leagues, while he battled injuries as a backup to Arian Foster with the Houston Texans, thought we would get paid off once he scampered off to the Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  15. Will Jets target CB Joseph via trade?

    Tom Carpenter

    Despite the fact that the focal point of New York Jets coach Rex Ryan's defense is his top cornerbacks, that position remains a glaring weakness as they head toward Week 1. It's even thinner than it was when they opened training camp, as Dee Milliner...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  16. Orton's deal and Manuel's short leash

    Tom Carpenter

    The immediate impact of Kyle Orton's signing with the Buffalo Bills was that they let Jeff Tuel go, though he may still have a role with the team. "It's a significant upgrade, although the Bills will hope Orton doesn't have to play soon," noted ES...

    Blog | August 31, 2014