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  • Predicting This Year's Biggest Fantasy Football Breakout Wide Receivers

    Bleacher Report "As NFL teams have become more pass-heavy, wide receivers have gained value in fantasy football. The increasingly popular "ZeroRB" draft strategy is centered around loading up on high-end receivers. However, many fantasy drafters like to spend early-round picks on..." August 23

  • Jacoby Brissett Named Colts Starter for Now, Not Playing Saturday

    The Big Lead "It looks like the Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback carousel has stopped for the time being, per a tweet from The Athletic’s Colts insider Zak Keefer. Colts QB Jacoby Brissett won’t play tomorrow night vs. the..." August 23

  • 5 Worst Contracts in the NFL Heading Into 2019

    The Big Lead "Potentially the hardest part of running an NFL team is the cap-maneuvering that it requires. There are a lot of players on an active roster and only so much money to go around. In addition, the pool of NFL players is so much greater than that of any other professional sport and the talent level..." August 22

  • Where the top NFL free agents could sign before Week 1

    Sportsnaut "NFL teams are going to have to cut their rosters down from 90 to 53 ahead of Week 1 of the regular season here soon. That would normally put current free agents on the back burner when it comes to finding new teams. However, the dynamics this summer are a bit..." August 22

  • 5 Big NFL Trades That Should Happen Because of Player-Team Disputes

    12 Up "As the 2019 NFL season inches closer, several big names remain in the rumor mill not for a decline in performance, but for holding a grudge against their respective team due to either a medical mishap or contract impasse. With the trade market as active as ever, these five big names..." August 22

  • Colts sign Johnny Robinson, waive James Williams

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts signed a pair of running backs earlier this week, but one of them has already found his way off of the roster. They signed James Williams on Tuesday, a day after adding Charcandrick West to their 90-man roster, and announced on Thursday that Williams is back on the..." August 22

  • What to Make of Disappointing NFL Rookie Preseasons

    Bleacher Report "Through two weeks of preseason action, how are this year's rookies handling their first encounters with live NFL games? Some, such as New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, Carolina Panthers edge-rusher Brian Burns and Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery, look..." August 22

  • Adam Vinatieri expects to return to practice Thursday

    Colts "Adam Vinatieri missed the first two preseason games, the last six training camp practices at Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Ind., as well as the first two days of practice this week as he’s dealt with a knee injury. But he said Wednesday that he expects to return to..." August 21

  • Top 10 Fantasy Wide Receivers for 2019

    The Big Lead "Wide receivers are the second-most important commodity in fantasy behind running backs. Employing two (and potentially three) high-end receivers is a time-tested strategy to ensure you’re in the mix come playoff time. There’s a whole lot of talent at the position right now, so..." August 21

  • Who are the highest paid NFL players? Russell Wilson leads list

    USA Today "Fifty-six NFL players now make at least $15 million a season in average annual salary, according to, a site that tracks NFL player contracts. The highest paid player in the league is currently Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.  He..." August 21

  • Colts add running back James Williams

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts have signed their daily running back. The team announced the addition of James Williams. To make room for him on the roster, they waived defensive end Dadi Nicolas. " August 20

  • Colts HC: Andrew Luck not yet cleared to practice

    The Score "Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich announced Tuesday that ailing quarterback Andrew Luck will not practice this week as the team prepares for its third preseason game, according to Zak Keefer of The Athletic. Reich stated the issue remains a matter of..." August 20

  • 12 starting quarterbacks have seen no preseason action

    Pro Football Talk "NFL teams are increasingly seeing the risk of preseason injuries as outweighing the rewards of getting players ready for live action. And that’s particularly clear in the numbers of starting quarterbacks who are sitting out. Midway through the preseason, 12 starting quarterbacks..." August 20

  • Fantasy Football 2019: 10 Sleepers Who Could Help You Win Your League

    NESN "Fantasy football drafts are not won in the early rounds. Everyone knows the top names. And not everyone is lucky enough to land Saquon Barkeley, Patrick Mahomes or Julio Jones. But, you just might be able to land the next breakout superstar in the middle rounds of your..." August 20

  • 3 Teams That Should Try and Trade For Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott

    The Big Lead "As is the case with many holdouts, it appears the situation has deteriorated quite quickly down in Dallas. Ezekiel Elliott has yet to report to training camp. Jerry Jones compared the holdout to if his hand was nearly severed in a car crash (?). Backup and rookie running back Tony Pollard has..." August 19

  • Colts put D’Onta Foreman on IR, sign Charcandrick West

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts made a change in the backfield, as they look for some experience there. The team announced a series of transactions Monday, which included placing just-acquired running back D'Onta Foreman on injured reserve, and signing veteran running back Charcandrick..." August 19

  • Who's Hot After Week 2 of the NFL Preseason?

    The Big Lead "Two weeks of the preseason are in the books – time to decide who’s really worthy of making it to an NFL roster and who isn’t. 1. Jarrett Stidham – QB, New England Patriots With the chance that this could be Tom Brady’s final..." August 19

  • NFL Rumors: Playoff Expansion Considered by Players, Owners in CBA Negotiations

    Bleacher Report "The NFL and NFLPA have reportedly expressed openness to expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams in new collective bargaining agreement talks. Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of reported Monday the two sides are considering the change to offset the loss of..." August 19

  • The best fantasy football team name puns for 2019

    SB Nation "It’s fantasy football season! There are plenty of resources to research which players to draft for your team, but not many suggestions for actual team names. That’s where we come in, with 50 team names free for you to use. I’ve taken the liberty of splitting..." August 19

  • Frank Reich confirms that Colts WR Daurice Fountain will miss 2019 season after dislocated and fractured ankle

    Clutch Points "Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich confirmed the news on Sunday afternoon that second-year wide receiver Daurice Fountain had dislocated and fractured his ankle, according to Mike Chappell. Fountain, 23, will soon be placed on the injury reserve list and is expected to be out..." August 18

  • Jacoby Brissett showing Colts he can be a starting quarterback

    USA Today "The player that Jacoby Brissett can be, the reason the Colts believe they can still win games even if Andrew Luck has to miss time, showed up at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday night. Frank Reich could sense it, felt it long before Brissett directed his first touchdown drive of the..." August 18

  • Andrew Luck having difficulty with side-to-side movement

    Larry Brown Sports "Andrew Luck’s status for Week 1 is one of the most intriguing questions entering the NFL season. Luck has been dealing with an ankle/calf injury that has kept him from participating in nearly all of the Indianapolis Colts’ practices since the offseason. The team has been..." August 18

  • Andrew Luck warms up before Colts preseason game "Andrew Luck warmed up on the field before the Indianapolis Colts' preseason tilt versus the Cleveland Browns. The quarterback continues to rehab from a calf injury that morphed into an ankle injury. Luck is unlikely to play this preseason. During his pregame warmup, Luck..." August 17

  • 2019 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Don't-want-to-draft list goes with big names at running back, quarterback

    CBS Sports "Here's some simple draft advice: don't draft players you don't buy into.  Simple philosophy, right? Fantasy Football is about building and maintaining a team with players you believe in. Why louse it up with players who you just don't think are going to be..." August 16

  • The best statistical game by an NFL rookie quarterback in each season since 2010

    SB Nation "Rookie quarterbacks don’t always play right away in the NFL. When they do, the results can often be a mixed bag. They quickly learn the NFL isn’t like college. Defenses are much faster, windows close quicker, and blitzes get way more creative. There are still those select..." August 16

  • The top fantasy football tight ends to draft in 2019

    Washington Post "Here are my 2019 tight end rankings, with notes on the top 20 plus 20 more listed, as of Aug. 14. It’s important to bear in mind that things can change rapidly during training camp and the preseason, particularly in the event of injuries and/or personnel moves. Thus I’ve..." August 16

  • Predicting 4 Fantasy Football Studs in 2019

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is one of the most volatile and unpredictable sports leagues in existence. An injury or surprise rise at one key position can heavily affect several others, both on a play-to-play basis and from week to week. This is why it can be difficult to predict which players will become..." August 16

  • Who will be the next quarterback to win his first Super Bowl?

    SB Nation "Many believe Dan Marino is the greatest quarterback to never win a Super Bowl. While he still made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl wins are tied to quarterbacks more than any other position. And getting that championship is a huge boon to a quarterback’s..." August 16

  • Colts receiver Reece Fountain suffers fractured ankle

    Indianapolis Star "Indianapolis Colts receiver Reece Fountain suffered a fractured and dislocated left ankle Thursday during practice against the Cleveland Browns at Westfield's Grand Park, IndyStar's Joel Erickson confirmed.'s Ian Rapoport had the initial..." August 15

  • Colts Have 'Guarded Optimism' About Andrew Luck Being Ready for Week 1

    SI "There is reportedly a "guarded optimism" about quarterback Andrew Luck being ready for the Colts' regular-season opener against the Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 8, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Luck is currently dealing with an injury to his high-left ankle that is a..." August 15

  • Tempers Flare Between Browns, Colts at Second Joint Practice

    Heavy "The Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts are are having an intense few practices in Westfield, Indiana, embracing beating up on someone other than their teammates. A day after a fight broke out during the first of two joint practices, the testy tone continued during team drills on..." August 15

  • Fantasy Football Red Flags You Need to Avoid in 2019

    Bleacher Report "The onset of the NFL preseason walks hand in hand with the endless wave of fantasy football drafts.  As information and deep dives become more widely available, the competition only stiffens when live drafts begin. Positional breakdowns, breakouts, sleepers, busts,..." August 15

  • The bottom 10: Worst starting running backs in the NFL today

    Sportsnaut "At a time when two of the NFL’s best running backs are holding for new contracts, a growing consensus builds surrounding the devaluation of the position. It’s a trend seen across the league with running back-by-committee becoming a more common approach. When some of the..." August 15

  • Who will be the NFL’s highest-paid player in 2023?

    SB Nation "You don’t have to be an elite NFL quarterback to become the highest-paid player in league history. You just have to be pretty good — and fairly young. Over the past decade, players like Joe Flacco, Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Derek..." August 15

  • Who's More Important, the QB or the Offensive Coordinator?

    The Big Lead "Football is a team game, but everyone is quite eager to assign individual blame or praise depending on the outcome. That’s simply human nature. In the NFL, this urge to assign individual responsibility evolves into full-blown debates that rage for decades. One of those debates..." August 15

  • Andrew Luck’s Week 1 Availability “Really In Question”

    Pro Football Rumors "Colts head coach Frank Reich prefers to make a decision on his Week 1 starting quarterback following his club’s third preseason game, and it may not be Andrew Luck who’s under center. Unless Luck makes a “miraculous recovery,” backup Jacoby..." August 15

  • The biggest roster hole for every top NFL playoff contender

    ESPN "No matter how wonderfully last season might have gone for your NFL team, no matter how perfect its draft was and no matter how many helpful free agents it signed, there's still at least one glaring hole -- or at least one major question still to be answered. This is true even for..." August 15

  • NFLPA issues 'work stoppage guide' to players

    ESPN "As collective bargaining agreement negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA continue to make little progress, the NFLPA has issued a "work stoppage guide" to its players to help them prepare in case of a strike or lockout following the 2020 season. Sources on both sides..." August 15

  • Colts want to name starter by third preseason game "Will Andrew Luck and his injured calf-slash-ankle be available to start for the Indianapolis Colts come Week 1 of the regular season? We should get an answer by next weekend. Colts coach Frank Reich told reporters Wednesday night that he would like to make a decision on Indy's..." August 14

  • Colts GM says Andrew Luck now has high-ankle problem

    ESPN "The Colts have gone from feeling good that quarterback Andrew Luck would be ready for the start of the regular season to now not being able to say for sure he'll play Sept. 8 at the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1. "We're 3½ weeks away from the regular season,..." August 14

  • Colts appear confident Jacoby Brissett can shoulder the load

    Clutch Points "Quarterback is the most important position in all of sports. The Indianapolis Coltsknow that, as they struggle without franchise quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck seems like he’s always bitten by the injury bug, as the former Stanford Cardinal is now dealing with a calf injury. But Colts..." August 14

  • Chad Johnson Thinks Andrew Luck Should Soak His Ankle in Warm Urine

    The Big Lead "The latest on the Andrew Luck front comes from Colts general manager Chris Ballard saying his calf strain has turned into a high-ankle issue, and the team considers him “likely” to miss all of preseason. As alarming as this whole situation is beginning..." August 14

  • 7 young quarterbacks who could threaten the NFL’s passing records one day

    SB Nation "The NFL is about to see a lot of its established stars at quarterback head off into retirement over the next few years. Longtime starters like Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, and (maybe) Tom Brady are winding down their careers...." August 14

  • The bottom 10: Worst starting receivers in the NFL today

    Sportsnaut "Real talent at the wide receiver position has taken a major hit around the NFL. Some of this could have to do with college teams failing to develop pass catchers. Others believe that a pass-happy NFL has led to teams relying on more receivers. Hence, the influx of starting slot..." August 14

  • Four Potential Landing Spots for Jadeveon Clowney

    The Big Lead "Jadeveon Clowney was as hyped as any prospect in recent memory heading into the 2014 NFL draft. Five years later, Clowney hasn’t become the top-tier edge threat many believed he could be, but has developed into a solid player at the very least. Health is his biggest question; it..." August 14

  • Andrew Luck Reportedly Dealing with Myositis Ossificans

    CBS Indy "The revelation that Andrew Luck is dealing with “a small little bone’’ along with a stained left calf undoubtedly sent shivers of concern throughout the Indianapolis Colts’ fan base. That issue apparently is myositis ossificans. According to Medical News Today,..." August 13

  • If Andrew Luck has to miss more games, here's why the Colts say they can sleep at night

    Yahoo! Sports "On a picture-perfect Saturday morning in Central Indiana, the general manager of the Indianapolis Colts is standing on the lush, green practice field, coolly fielding questions about one of the biggest training camp stories across the entire league. After a 2018 season in..." August 13

  • 10 players you can care about during the NFL preseason

    SB Nation "The NFL preseason doesn’t mean much if you’re an established starter. At best, it’s a chance to run through a handful of series and break up the monotony of training camp. At worst, it’s a few hours roaming the sidelines in front of a disinterested crowd while..." August 13

  • NFL Players Most Likely to Be Traded Before the Regular Season

    Bleacher Report "The first full week of the 2019 NFL preseason is in the books. That means fans are inching closer to regular-season games, while teams are still trying to sort out their final 53-man rosters. Teams have to be down to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on August 31, which will be a..." August 13

  • Andrew Luck dealing with bone injury, not Achilles?

    Larry Brown Sports "Andrew Luck has yet to return to practice with what has been described as a minor Achilles or calf injury, but Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay shared some new information this week that has sent fans further into a panic. In an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio Monday, Irsay said..." August 13