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Last week offered a strange set of games. Did you see DAL-PHI becoming a low-scoring affair? Did you see Adrian Peterson as a bystander while Josh Freeman chucked up 53 pass attempts? Well, with six teams OFF (see below) and myriad stars injured, fans and fantasy owners are holding their collective breath for Week 8. [...]

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It’s that time of the week again. Week 8 of the 2013 NFL season begins on Thursday night with a clash between the Panthers and Buccaneers. I know. It’s hard to get excited about this primetime game following the debacle that was the Giants-Vikings on Monday night. But you have Cam Newton. You have Steve [...]

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Later this year, the Channel 4 news team will reassemble to bring hilarity to the big screen. Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner return for “Anchorman 2.” Expectations are obviously high, and I’ll likely be the dude first in line yelling, “That’s how I roll.” In the interim, you can whet your [...]

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We already had one winner this week with Seattle taking care of business against Arizona. Now, let’s set up the slate for Week 7. Dallas at Philadelphia (-3): Dallas Dallas St. Louis at Carolina (-7): Carolina Carolina Cincinnati at Detroit (-3): Detroit Detroit Tampa Bay at Atlanta (-7): Atlanta Tampa Bay Baltimore at Pittsburgh (-1): [...]

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Week 7 kicks off Thursday night with the Cardinals hosting the Seahawks in a NFC West matchup. I’m not looking for a huge total here (Nevada has it at 40 1/2), but I do believe Seattle gets it done both SU and ATS (-4 1/2). You’re looking at a disruptive secondary making things difficult for [...]

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Fantasy owners have hit the tipping point of the 2013 season. The trade winds are blowing hard, the waiver wire is churning at a rapid pace and fantasy owners are making difficult decisions about struggling stars. Add the miserable run of injuries and those pesky Bye weeks to the mix and you have a recipe [...]

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At the end of August, the NFL agreed to $765 million to settle a lawsuit with 4,500 players and families regarding accusations that the league withheld information about the long-term effects of frequent head-to-head contact. You can see the details in this New York Times article. The documentary sets the timeline for the investigation of [...]

Each week, we watch the insults, one-liners and vitriolic rants fly across the social media world, particularly the Twitterverse. The “anonymous” posts berate, mock and deride the on-field exploits of football players, coaches, officials and broadcasters. All of us participating in the media receive our fair share of emails, Tweets and posts regarding our predictions [...]

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Friend of the show and Swollen Dome, artist Mike Mitchell, has put together a six-image series of prints to commemorate the end of “Breaking Bad.” It’s a “24-Hour” release, so fans of the show and Mitchell’s work will need to act fast to procure one of these pieces. Check out the prints at SirMitchell.com. Check [...]

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It’s that time again. Last week, I went 10-6 Straight Up and 7-9 ATS. Alas, the sub-.500 mark dropped me to 23-25 for the season. Don’t forget – Carolina and Green Bay are off the board this week. It’s the first run into the annual Bye grind. I called the Rams-49ers game miserably. Bowman had [...]

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The Chiefs took care of business in Week 3 as the defense tormented Michael Vick all night and limited DeSean Jackson’s ability to make plays downfield (three receptions for 62 yards). Still, I have to look at the other side of the game and circle a huge issue in the Kansas City offense. It’s possible [...]

How did Week 3 treat you? Are you banking on a huge Monday night performance from Peyton Manning or members of his band of merry men? There was some good, some bad and some downright ugly play on the Sunday slate. Colin Kaepernick owners are wringing their hands following another terrible performance. The absence of [...]

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It’s been a wild couple of weeks, and I’ve thankfully held my own. The record is 16-16 ATS with a 24-8 log straight up. This week, we have a number of home underdogs and point spreads on both ends of the spectrum. Anybody rolling Seattle giving nearly three touchdowns? Can Trent Richardson’s acquisition help fuel [...]

Can Christian Ponder solve the Chicago defense? Which defense gives an inch in that highly anticipated Seattle-San Francisco game? Will that “must start against” option emerge in Week 2? Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros

I know. There’s a small movement out there calling for the dismissal of the kicker position in standard fantasy leagues. I just can’t get on that train. You can’t tell me that the long-range attempts from Blair Walsh, Greg Zuerlein, Sebastian Janikowski and their colleagues don’t get you fired up. Fantasy Football Rankings powered by [...]

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Put Peyton Manning’s seven touchdown passes against the Ravens aside for just a moment. Julius Thomas was the original trending topic as the 2013 NFL season kicked off last Thursday. OK, that whole banner issue was still on the wind, but that died down once the ball went up in the air. Thomas and Jordan [...]

Calvin Johnson was tackled eight times inside the five-yard line last season. He had two narrow misses in Week 1 to leave fantasy owners frustrated. Anquan Boldin dominated the Packers to lead all receivers, while Andre Johnson answered the naysayers with a big Monday night effort in a comeback against the Chargers. That DeAndre Hopkins [...]

You can only take a short breath before the next week creeps up on you. It seems like just mere moments ago that we were unwrapping the 2013 fantasy football season and treating those first snaps like a new toy at Christmas. We then watched the madness unfold with the Eagles and Redskins flying around [...]

Harmon returns with his Week 2 fantasy forecast at the running back position. Last week, owners were left wanting by Lamar Miller, Davis Wilson and Stevan Ridley. Will any of those young backs respond? Owners are certainly concerned about the early workload split between Arian Foster and Ben Tate on Monday night against the Texans [...]

It’s time to start breaking down the good, bad and ugly coming out of Week 1 of the NFL season. As always, we here Inside The Dome like to highlight the leading targets and monitor pass distribution to note trends. And, while we can make a judgment and perhaps draw a distinction between the second [...]

We spent much of the offseason discussing player safety and changes to the rules regarding hits. Recently, the NFL agreed to a $765 million settlement with former players. The bulk of the discussion has been focused on concussions, head trauma and CTE. Week 1 brought a boatload of offense with 63 touchdown passes and thrilling, [...]

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