We tried to keep it short, so rolling out Marvin Jones, replacements for Jordan Cameron (concussion) and throwbacks to players like Jordan Todman and company couldn’t be done. Of course, as this Championship Week rolls on, numerous players are being shut down. Matt Schaub is back into the mix for the Texans. Ben Tate is [...]

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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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NYG at CHI (-8.5) CHI NYG GB (-3.5) at BAL GB BAL CIN (-7.5) at BUF CIN CIN DET (-2.5) at CLE CLE CLE STL at HOU (-7.5) HOU HOU CAR at MIN (-2.5) MIN MIN OAK at KC (-9.5) KC KC PIT at NYJ (-3.5) PIT PIT PHI (-1.5) at TB TB TB JAX [...]

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Remember, the Vikings, Steelers, Redskins and Buccaneers take their Bye this week. Last week was a mess in terms of “Straight Up” selections. As I went to click “Submit” and noticed I’d made an inordinately large number of road selections, there was a sinking feeling. That occurred well in advance of the Thursday Night Football [...]

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

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It’s quickly coming into focus. In 20 days, the National Football League will begin its 2013 regular season. Fans and fantasy owners dismiss the first two weeks of the preseason schedule, citing the lack of playing time for regulars and embracing the lazy talk show fodder of preseason ticket prices. The first jaw-dropping hit of [...]

The Hall of Fame Game popped off on Sunday evening, thus firing the opening salvo of the 2013 NFL season. Later this week, fans and fantasy aficionados will spent countless hours dissecting several series of play from the first-stringers as Week 1 of the preseason continues. We’ve got two more weeks of practices, injuries and [...]

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The calendar flipped to August today. As a result, it’s time to start doling out the fantasyland goodness here on SwollenDome.com. Over the next several days, you will be inundated with talk of Ninjas (Sleepers, if you must), Flops, Breakthrough Heroes and a mountain of statistics. The time has come to pave the road to [...]

Early on Monday, I offered fantasy owners the opportunity for a rare interactive experience. No, we take plenty of calls, texts and Tweets throughout the week and on the Sunday morning FOX Sports Radio show. I posted the link to the “Fighting Chance Fantasy Mock Draft” in which I was scheduled to participate. The invite [...]

As the countdown clock ran down on the Chicago Bears, my social media timelines were replete with derisive and dismissive comments regarding Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. And, I would be lying if I didn’t expect to see the discussions of his off-field episode come to the surface. I had hoped that it would be [...]

“I’m not going to play for that … not for the Bears, at least.” Brian Urlacher discussed the path to being released on Wednesday with Jim Miller and Alex Marvez on SiriusXM Sports. Urlacher’s separation from the Bears makes him the latest decorated veteran defensive player to seek new options. He joins Dwight Freeney, Ed [...]

The Chicago Bears have launched what can be generously called an “inclusive” or “exhaustive” search to find a replacement for Lovie Smith. The number of potential candidates has soared into double-digits, and it seems that each new day adds another name. This much is clear. The Bears are looking for someone to bring the offense [...]

The finale of Week 11 was not the powerhouse matchup that the NFL world had anticipated. Chicago came to San Francisco with Jason Campbell under center, while Colin Kaepernick got the nod for Jim Harbaugh’s squad. Kaepernick used his legs quite a bit against the Rams in that strange game against St. Louis in Week [...]

The games of Week 4 provided a veritable laundry list of fantastic performances. You can circle to the ridiculous performance turned in by Roddy White of the Falcons in the narrow victory over the Panthers. He logged eight receptions for 169 yards with two touchdowns while tag-team partner Julio Jones offered a single catch on [...]

AFC East: Patriots West: Chiefs North: Steelers South: Texans Wild Card 1 Ravens Wild Card 2 Broncos NFC East: Eagles West: Seahawks North: Bears South: Saints Wild Card 1: Packers Wild Card 2: 49ers Super Bowl in New Orleans Champion: Patriots vs. … Yeah, I want to drink the Kool-Aid. Everyone knows of my Chicago [...]

It’s been an interesting two weeks across this sporting landscape. We celebrated that annual rite of spring, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. (You didn’t think I was going to say Major League Baseball spring training, did you?) The NFL calendar year started with a flurry of activity and big-dollar contracts. I’ll forgo the laundry list [...]

1. Green Bay vs. DEN 2. Chicago vs. CAR 3. Washington at STL 4. Atlanta at SEA 5. Baltimore vs. NYJ 6. Philadelphia vs. SF 7. New Orleans at JAC 8. San Diego vs. MIA 9. Detroit at DAL 10. Tennessee at CLE 11. New York Giants at ARI 12. New York Jets at BAL [...]

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“Defensively, we carried all year, and looking back at the film offensively, those first four or five games , it’s hard to watch at this point.” That statement says it all. Cutler doesn’t do many interviews, which made Thursday morning’s appearance on the Mully & Hanley Show mighty intriguing. Listen to his voice inflection when [...]

I did the analysis on the FOX Fantasy Freaks show for 3 hours – here’s the summary. Bears and Pats win – and cover.