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Rank Player Team Targets Receptions 1. Cecil Shorts III JAX 61 31 2. Julio Jones ATL 57 41 3. A.J. Green CIN 56 31 4. Andre Johnson HOU 55 37 5. Victor Cruz NYG 52 31 6. Jimmy Graham NO 51 37 7. Torrey Smith BAL 49 27 8. Julian Edelman NE 48 36 9. [...]

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The first four weeks of the NFL season are in the books. Some owners rolled to dramatic comebacks on the arm of Drew Brees or Jimmy Graham’s touchdown dunks. Some (maybe me) weren’t as lucky, absorbing narrow defeats with Mike Wallace’s smallish stat line and a missed 43-yard field goal from Garrett Hartley playing a [...]

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I’m going against the prevailing sentiment that the arrival of “The Raider Rusher” was a bad idea. The NFL helped produce a cartoon. They wanted to bring their players and the league to children. There had to be a line of toys and elements to be sold, right? Hell, I’ve seen team-licensed ZOMBIE figures in [...]

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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 [...]

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I always preach patience in fantasyland. The knee-jerk reactions of fantasy owners to slow starts or muted single performances leave you with whiplash. Where possible, you keep a bench slot available to rotate out emerging players, stash a flier running back or pick up that spot-play defense. But, I’m already seeing huge churn on the [...]

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The Raiders were obliterated by the Broncos on Monday Night Football, as Peyton Manning posted the highest completion of his career (more than 20 attempts). Eric Decker, Julius Thomas and Wes Welker all caught touchdown passes. Demaryius Thomas recorded 10 receptions, and the running backs reportedly played rock-paper-scissors to decide who got the goal-line carry. [...]

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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 [...]

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Last week, Anquan Boldin dominated the Packers and piled up targets and receptions. Boldin was virtually erased from the box score in Week 2 by Richard Sherman as the Seahawks smashed their division rival. The lasting images from the Week 2 opener between the Patriots and Jets were Tom Brady berating his receivers and Julian [...]

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Cranston, Paul, Odenkirk, Fallon and even a Jay Leno appearance. “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” takes on “Breaking Bad” as the host goes rogue in “Joking Bad.”

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Chuck Pagano announced that versatile running back Vick Ballard sustained a torn right ACL and will be placed on injured reserve. Ahmad Bradshaw (eight touches for 33 yards in Week 1) and former first-round pick Donald Brown will split the workload in Ballard’s absence. Brown averaged 4.7 yards per carry in the preseason, but he’s [...]

After a strong Week 1 (12-4 SU, 8-8 ATS), Harmon is back to fire up his selections for the games of Week 2 of the NFL season. The Jets are heavy underdogs against the Patriots on Thursday Night Football. Danny Amendola is out indefinitely (2-6 weeks) and Rob Gronkowski is still out, so can Tom [...]

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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 [...]

Week 2 is revving up with the Patriots and Jets on the board for the Thursday night. Can Tom Brady find the magic against a solid New York pass defense? What do you do with Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson in a tough head-to-head matchup? I’m eager to see the follow-up effort produced by Terrelle [...]

I would just toss it up to Peyton Manning on the strength of his seven-touchdown performance in Week 1 against the Ravens. That would be too easy. We expected Manning to post a strong day and he delivered in a huge way. The Fantasy Man-Crush for Week 1 rolls to tight end Julius Thomas, who [...]

With one week in the books, fantasy owners are already looking to shuffle the proverbial deck and find value and options on the waiver wire. I understand the frustration with failed Week 1 starters, including a lengthy list of running backs. However, I’m reticent to do a massive overhaul out of the gate. It’s one [...]

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, [...]