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MINNEAPOLIS — It's time to start heading down the home stretch, fantasy owners. Any fantasy football player worth anything knows the season isn't won in the draft. Injuries can really derail what you thought was a promising season. The same can be said for the real-life players we bank on for our lineups. Several fantasy studs were placed on injured reserve, but some are gearing up for a late-season return. Here's a look at a few of those guys and what impact they could have on your fantasy season stretch run:
MINNEAPOLIS — A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, fantasy owners! It is my hope that you get to gorge yourselves with good food and a strong slate of Thanksgiving Day football. (Who would have thought Minnesota and Detroit would be playing for the division lead on Turkey Day?)
MINNEAPOLIS — I'm not a newbie to fantasy football. Heck, I get paid to write about it. But, full disclosure: my main team is saddled with a 4-5 record. "So much for being an expert," you say. Well, just like the NFL, there are players and teams who overperform (see: the pre-bye week Minnesota Vikings) and those who underperform (more on that below). Everybody's got their own excuses, but I'll share with your my top two excuses you can take back to your leagues to help you save face. The injured
MINNEAPOLIS—Whether it's injury or by design, young quarterbacks have been thrust into starting roles across the NFL during the first half of the season. Some of them have exceeded expectations, while others have experienced plenty of growing pains. Here's my take on couple first- and second-year QBs and what their future may hold—through the rest of this season and beyond.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The two officers involved in last November’s shooting of Jamar Clark will not be disciplined, police chief Janee Harteau said at a Friday, Oct. 21 press conference. The...
MINNEAPOLIS—Football experts will tell you there are two overarching trends when it comes to players in the National Football League: they are getting younger and more athletic. More players are entering the league with oodles of athletic talent, but not so much in the way of specific positional experience. This has turned the idea of a flex position from fantasy football into real life, with offensive coaches lining up their gifted "offensive weapons" all over the field.
MINNEAPOLIS—Colin Kaepernick will be starting on Sunday, Oct. 16, against the Buffalo Bills, and people are acting like the world is ending. The quarterback who was a rookie sensation and the human embodiment of the sophomore slump before he was a clipboard-holding social activist will get his first chance under center during the Chip Kelly era in San Francisco. Kaepernick has gone through a lot of professional tribulations, including having a trade request denied and reportedly restructuring his contract to make him a free agent at the end of the season.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two people -- including an infant boy -- were shot and killed in a parked car in south Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 9. Minneapolis police say the...
MINNEAPOLIS—Cliches come from somewhere, and one being tossed about is how the NFL is a passing league. I double-checked this one, and it's true. This makes the guy chucking the pigskin even more important in offenses, and the fantasy impact is reflected with quarterbacks. There's been a problem, though: dependable, high-volume quarterbacks have been dropping like flies this season. Tony Romo, Carson Palmer, Tom Brady (although we get him back this week). All have been relative non-factors this season.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Mall officials announced Wednesday, Oct. 5, that the Mall of America will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. According to a letter sent to mall tenants and employees...