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Competitors in the $1,000,000 Draftstreet Fantasy Football Championship 2013 react while watching games at Legasse's Stadium at The Palazzo Las Vegas on December 15, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for DraftStreet)

Fantasy Football: Draft Advice For A Competitive Team

In-season roster management is key to winning your fantasy football league, but the draft goes a long way towards determining the champ. Value is the most important word when it comes to the draft. Here are a few tips to stay a few moves ahead of your competitors.

08/15/2014

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks #88 of the New York Giants looks on prior to the start of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 8, 2013 in San Diego, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Can Colts WR Hakeem Nicks Regain Old Form In 2014 NFL Season?

Hobbled by injuries, the Indianapolis Colts hope (wide receiver) Hakeem Nicks can contribute with the type of production that catapulted the New York Giants to a Super Bowl championship in 2012.

08/15/2014

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Off-Duty Officers May Bring Guns To Vikings Games

A Hennepin County court has struck down an NFL policy preventing off-duty Minnesota police officers from bringing their firearms to Vikings games. Two police organizations challenged the rule, arguing that NFL policy cannot trump state law.

08/14/2014

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5 Reasons Why Johnny Manziel Must Start In Cleveland

Let’s take a look at exactly why Johnny Manziel needs to start in week 1 for the Cleveland Browns.

08/14/2014

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Everson Griffen Growing Up In Minnesota

Everson Griffen broke into the NFL as one of the youngest players in the league, and he can now say that everything came a little too fast for him at the start. The money, the game, the attention, it was a lot to handle for a 22-year-old who left USC a year early, and it caught up to the Minnesota Vikings defensive end in the winter following his rookie year.

08/14/2014

Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions runs for a third quarter touchdown while playing the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Wide Receivers To Draft

One of last year’s top fantasy receivers, Josh Gordon, is facing a season-long suspension, but there are still plenty of talented wideouts to choose from. These players are studs no matter the scoring system.

08/14/2014

Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears catches a touchdown pass in front of Darius Slay #30 of the Detroit Lions during the first quarter on November 10, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: David Banks/Getty Images)

Darius Slay Key To Lions Secondary

The Detroit Lions’ struggles last season cost Jim Schwartz his job, and another disappointing season could do GM Martin Mayhew in. When Lions fans and NFL analysts discussed the team’s issues and needs, the secondary came up more often that not.

08/14/2014

Marlon Brown #14 of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled by Reggie Nelson #20 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the 34-17 Bengals win at Paul Brown Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Marlon Brown: The Receiver Everyone Should Be Talking About

The Ravens made huge strides to improve what turned out to be a putrid offense in 2013. But one of the few bright spots on the offensive side of the ball was Marlon Brown. An undrafted rookie from Georgia with a lot to prove, and loads of potential to do just that.

08/13/2014

Running back LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs against the New York Giants during the first quarter of a game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 27, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vick recovered the fumble. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Running Backs To Draft

Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.

08/13/2014

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Safety Valve: Vikings Turn To Veteran Crocker

One of the iffiest positions on Minnesota’s roster is at strong safety. The question mark was big enough that the Vikings signed 12-year veteran Chris Crocker more than a week into training camp. Crocker has had to work his way back into game shape, but he wasn’t behind in the competition. That’s because he’s played in coach Mike Zimmer’s defense for several seasons with Cincinnati.

08/12/2014

Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints walks off the field after defeating the Buffalo Bills 35-17 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 27, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Tight Ends To Draft

If you’re not only ranking players, but also grouping them in tiers, tight ends are an interesting test case. Jimmy Graham is a one-man tier, with Gronkowski and Julius Thomas, both potential second-round picks, in the next group.

08/12/2014

St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fischer, first-round draft pick Aaron Donald and general manager Les Snead pose for a photograph during a press conference at Rams Park on May 13, 2014 in Earth City, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Aaron Donald Has Some Believing St. Louis Rams Have Created A New ‘Fearsome Foursome’

Ask Aaron Donald and he’ll tell you without a doubt, that he believes he couldn’t have landed in a better spot when he was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the No. 13 overall pick.

08/12/2014

Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on December 15, 2013 in Oakland, California. (credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Jamaal Charles Will Be Another Huge Part Of The Chiefs’ Offense In 2014

Running back Jamaal Charles has become a veritable workhorse for the Kansas City Chiefs, and it is not surprising since he’s one of the best backs in the entire NFL. With a new contract extension in place, the Chiefs hope for another great season out of Charles, and they’re likely going to get one.

08/11/2014

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WR, Special Teams Player Doing Whatever It Takes To Play With The Vikes

A perfect example of doing what it takes to make the team is wide receiver and special teams player, Adam Thielen. Thielen is right at home in Vikings training camp, as he went to college at Minnesota-State Mankato.

08/10/2014

Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie #45 of the Denver Broncos breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Donnie Avery #17 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 17, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Addition Of Rodgers-Cromartie Elevates Giants’ Secondary To NFL’s Elite

Free agent cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie heads a group of new Giants’ defensive backs that have the look and pedigree to make New York’s secondary the strength of the team’s defense. Adding DRC to a talented group that already included Antrel Rolle, Prince Amukamara and Stevie Brown puts Big Blue at the top of the list of the NFL’s best secondaries

08/10/2014

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