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September 13th, 2011

Fantasy Football‘s Week 1 was a thrilling week, especially if you are a fan of high passing totals. For the first time in NFL history, there were five games where both quarterbacks passed for 300 or more yards. New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was the league leader with an incredible 517 yards passing. It was the most passing yards in a single game since Arizona Cardinals QB Boomer Esiason threw for 522 yards against the Washington Redskins.

The other extreme happened in San Diego. In a week where 14 starting quarterbacks managed to throw for more than 300 yards and 22 starting quarterbacks topped 200 yards; Minnesota Vikings QB Donovan McNabb had 39 yards passing.

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July 31st, 2011

15) Dustin Keller (New York Jets) – His 55 receptions for 687 yards and five touchdowns is a little misleading. He scored the five touchdowns from Week Two through Week Five; he had no touchdowns the rest of the season. He is good, but not top-10 good, especially with the inconsistent Mark Sanchez as his quarterback.

14) Tony Moeaki (Kansas City Chiefs) – The rookie had a very strong campaign with 47 receptions for 55 yards and three touchdowns. Like Graham, he has a ton of upside (could finish in the top 10 this year), but the Chiefs have a much tougher schedule than they did in 2010. Expect some improvement, but not a really big jump in production.

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July 26th, 2011

The NFL Owners voted last week by a 31-0 margin to approve the new CBA. The players followed their lead on Monday averting a major crisis. Although the lockout lasted five months, the two sides were able to work out their issues without sacrificing a single regular season game. The only casualties were offseason programs and the Hall of Fame Game between the St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears.

It is a big victory for the NFL owners and players. If the lockout had spilled over into the regular season, the backlash from fans would have been felt for years.

Still, that does not mean that the lockout will not have a negative impact on the 2011 season. Last year teams had two weeks of OTAs scattered throughout the summer, a rookie three- day minicamp and a three-day team minicamp. Furthermore, players were allowed to work with trainers at the facility and coaches could talk to their players and discuss the playbook or study film.

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July 22nd, 2011

The smell of football is in the air as the NFL lockout is finally being resolved. That means people can finally look forward to their Fantasy Football leagues and trying to draft a championship team.

One of the keys to putting together a successful roster is finding players that were not productive last year that will produce this year. Finding that top pick is important, but so is finding role players in the later rounds.

I have put together a list of 10 fantasy players that were in the NFL last year that did not put up great fantasy numbers. These are players that were healthy most of the year, but were limited due to lack of playing time or limited opportunities. They are players that you could look to add in the middle to later rounds and receive good value.

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July 22nd, 2011

Every year, the Fantasy Football Maniaxs select 10 players that are underrated and overrated fantasy options. A player that we consider to be underrated is one that puts up good numbers every week, but plays on a bad team or does not receive a lot of media attention. He is a player that a person playing fantasy for the first time does not consider over players that are better known.

Conversely, an overrated player is not a locker room cancer or somebody that plagues a team. It just means that he is either a veteran player in decline that does not quite produce at the level he used to or a guy that does things to help the team that do not score fantasy points. It could be a player in a big market that knows how to market himself, which unjustly helps his fantasy stock with novice fantasy owners.

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July 22nd, 2011

Every year, the Fantasy Football Maniaxs selects 10 players that are underrated and overrated fantasy options. A player that we consider to be underrated is one that puts up good numbers every week, but plays on a bad team or does not receive a lot of media attention. He is a player that a person playing fantasy for the first time does not consider over players that are better known.

Conversely, an overrated player is not a locker room cancer or somebody that plagues a team. It just means that he is either a veteran player in decline that does not quite produce at the level he used to or a guy that does things to help the team that do not score fantasy points. It could be a player in a big market that knows how to market himself better than score fantasy points for owners.

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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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May 19th, 2011

The thought of NFL football being alive and well was fun for at least a few days. The NFL draft has brought some normalcy back to the offseason and Judge Susan Richard Nelson had put the wheels in motion to begin a new league year when she ruled the NFL lockout unlawful.

However, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals took that joy away when they temporarily imposed a stay on Judge Nelson’s ruling.

That should not stop us from talking about the draft. Here are five winners and five losers from the first three rounds of the NFL draft with early predictions on the biggest sleeper and bust players.

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April 7th, 2011

When the 2010 fantasy predictions came out for wide receivers, there were a number of players that topped most lists. Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson is usually a good candidate to top any list and would have finished higher than ninth if he had not missed three games and been limited in others.

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald showed his talent by finishing 16th despite having to deal with horrific quarterback play.

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White is consistently among fantasy’s elite performers and finished third among receivers in 2010.

None of those elite players finished higher than fantasy’s top performer, Denver Broncos WR Brandon Lloyd. Lloyd had only 77 receptions but led the NFL with 1,448 receiving yards, had 11 receiving touchdowns (fourth) and averaged 18.8 yards per catch (fifth).

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March 4th, 2011

Got Yourself A Headache ? Try Being An NFL Player ?

It’s often said ………’it takes a tragedy to happen before we truly understand or appreciate one’s mortality’ and truly that saying hits home every time. Sadly last night while having a drink in a bar with friends after work it was reported that former NFL star , two time winning Superbowl player and Pro Bowler Dave Duerson died from a self inflicted gun shot wound. Unfortunately this tragedy doesn’t encapsulate the whole facet of the player’s life after his retirement from the NFL. The player had taken his life this past Thursday at his South Florida home in Sunny Isles .

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