| Oct 30, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Many NFL and fantasy football fans alike will be glued to watching the probable shootout that is Broncos-Patriots. But a barnburner that might be overlooked is the game between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers.
Mark Ingram, RB,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:50 AM
As practice ended and players were headed toward the locker room, Ravens defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi was standing on the sideline. His jersey was drenched with perspiration and sweat poured down his forehead.
He ran a few sprints, and then he...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears showed they could play offense in the second half, putting away the Atlanta Falcons 27-13 Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
1. Unless Willie Young went the Alonzo Spellman route when setting goals for his season, he ought...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:14 PM
I like to think of Week 5 in the NFL as the Day of Reckoning. Of course, it’s not just a day, it’s three days -- Thursday, Sunday and Monday -- but Weekend of Reckoning sounds like a suburban dad’s garage band.
So you can quibble with...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Fantasy football has long missed having a Pocket Hercules: Could it be you, Branden Oliver?
Of course, I'm referring to the nickname given to 5-foot-7 running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who, despite his small stature, accounted from more than 1,300...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Tribune fantasy football columnist Phillip Thompson answers readers questions.
Q. I have Niles Paul and Jordan Cameron for TE’s. I am strong in the RB dept. Is this the week to finally say goodbye to my first-round pick Adrian Peterson and grab...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:26 PM
The NFL season isn't even a quarter over and already a robust list of front-line running backs have been out of games because of injury.
The list of the banged-up backs sounds like the top of a fantasy draft: Arian Foster, Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Q. Hey, saw you online (and) wanted quick advice. First thing, start Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson at Seattle Week 1, and second, start Doug Martin, C.J. Spiller or Toby Gerhart? My team is:
QB Aaron Rodgers
WR Demaryius Thomas
WR Dez Bryant
| Aug 23, 2014
| 12:32 PM
TAMPA — The Marketing Plan is all Lovie-Dovie.
Lovie Smith is the next-man-up trying to make Tampa Bay relevant in the NFL. The Bucs have made the playoffs since 2007, when Jon Gruden had that Chuckie vibe going on the sidelines.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:27 PM
TAMPA — Less than a month before his debut as head coach, the Buccaneers scored a victory with Lovie Smith.
The club announced Monday there will not be any local television blackouts based on a projection of ticket sales, meaning the club...
| Sep 19, 2014
The Atlanta Falcons made a statement with a 56-14 beatdown of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night.
It was a record-setting night for Atlanta wide receiver Devin Hester, who passed Hall of Famer and former Falcons cornerback Deion Sanders for most...