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June 8th, 2011

A Fantasy Football Maniaxs’ tradition is publishing a list of the top third-year receivers in the NFL.  Usually, I can find about only five names on my list and the rest are players that I hope could make an impact.  For example, last year WR Jordy Nelson was in my Top-Five, even though he was a likely fourth receiver.

This year, Nelson from 2010 would not have a chance of making my Top-Eight and would probably be somewhere outside the Top-10.  There were so many qualified receivers that I could put on the list, that instead of doing a Top 10, I decided to do a Top 15 as the majority of the Top 10 has already established themselves as elite receivers.

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January 24th, 2011

As a Panthers homer, I’m very excited about Ron Rivera as our new head coach with Sean McDermott as his defensive coordinator. I have nothing much against John Fox and am happy for the Broncos in hiring him, but sometimes everybody needs a change of scenery, and that was clearly the case here.

Despite Rivera’s experience running a 3-4 defensive scheme in San Diego, he made it clear from day one that he would stick with our current 4-3 alignment. This was underscored when we grabbed McDermott the moment he surprisingly became available. Now we have not one, but two strong defensive minds on the case.

Maybe my homerism colors my opinion, but I see this as good news for most of our current IDPs. The Panthers need help at defensive tackle and in the secondary but already have a lot of good players to build around to become competitive again in the loaded NFC South.

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January 14th, 2011

The Houston Texans have upgraded significantly at defensive coordinator, replacing Frank Bush with former Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips. Now on his sixth team as a defensive coordinator, Phillips is known for suiting his schemes to his personnel. However, he has already made it clear Houston will be switching primarily from its recent 4-3 scheme to running a 3-4 alignment most of the time.

This switch is going to have a major impact on all Texans IDPs, a unit that includes current studs and young players with great upside at every position. How will these players’ fantasy fortunes be affected?

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November 30th, 2010

The worst fantasy news that any player, fan, or Fantasy Owner could hope for happened on Monday Night when San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore was lost for the season with a hip injury. The 49ers are only one game back in the NFC West at 4-7, but that loss is going to seriously hamper their ability to compete for the NFC West title this year, no matter how weak the NFC West maybe.

There are a number of premier games this week with four huge divisional games that will shape the NFL playoff picture in the early part of December. In the NFC, The New York Giants host the Washington Redskins with second place in the NFC East on the line. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 0-4 against teams with winning records and host the 9-2 Atlanta Falcons in a game they need to win to stay alive in the NFC South.

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November 13th, 2010

After countless weeks of hampering injuries, Week Ten looks like a nice change of pace. As opposed to previous weeks, several key players look to be ready for action, and the effect of the injury bug on teams around the league appears to be minimal. So let’s take a look and see who did make my list of injuries to watch for Week Ten.

And remember, for all those owners who like to simply skim through an article, be sure to note the bold and italicized portion of each description, as this note shows the players’ status for the upcoming week.

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November 6th, 2010

When compared to my previous injury lists, the Week Nine Injury Report has a different look. Instead of every other player being listed as questionable, there has been a slew of names under the doubtful category heading into the weekend.

Who am I referring to?  Should you be concerned about any of your fantasy starters?

And remember, for all those owners who like to simply skim through an article, be sure to note the bold and italicized portion of each description, as this note shows the players’ status for the upcoming week.

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