Le’Veon Bell
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 14 running back rankings.
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1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
5. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
6. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
7. Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers
8. Matt Forte, New York Jets
9. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
10. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
11. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
13. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
14. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
15. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
16. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
17. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
18. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
19. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
20. Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos
21. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
22. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
23. Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins
24. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
25. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
26. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
27. Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens
28. Tim Hightower, New Orleans Saints
29. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
30. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
31. Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens
32. Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
33. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
34. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
35. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
36. Matt Asiata , Minnesota Vikings
37. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
38. Mike Gillislee, Buffalo Bills
39. Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia Eagles
40. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
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Dre Brees
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 14 quarterback rankings.
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1. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
2. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
3. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
5. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
6. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
7. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
8. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
10. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
11. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
12. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
13. Eli Manning, New York Giants
14. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
15. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
16. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
17. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
18. Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills
19. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
20. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
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Malcolm Mitchell
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There were some unheralded heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
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Get ‘em
Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis Colts – 4 catches for 72 yards for 3 TDs. Caught five passes last week.
Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 6 catches for 86 yards, TD. Four TDs in the past six games.
Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins – 7 catches for 78 yards. Averaging 77 yards over the past five games.
Mike Gillislee, RB, Buffalo Bills – 49 yards, 2 TDs. Great handcuff.
Ladarius Green, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers – 6 catches for 110 yards, TD.
Dontrelle Inman, WR, San Diego Chargers – 2 catches for 49 yards, TD. Scored in consecutive games. Averaging 66.2 yards in the past six games.
Brandon LaFell, WR, Cincinnati Bengals – 5 catches for 95 yards, TD.
Malcolm Mitchell, WR, New England Patriots – 8 catches for 82 yards. Averaging 74 yards and a touchdown in his last three games.
Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens – 9 catches for 90 yards, 2 TDs.
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Don’t Sweat ‘em
Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets – 4 catches for 61 yards, TD.
Joshua Bellamy, WR, Chicago Bears – 4 catches for 93 yards.
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens – 381 yards, 4 TDs.
Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals – 3 catches for 18 yards, TD.
Ted Ginn, Jr., WR, Carolina Panthers – 5 catches for 80 yards, TD.
Ryan Griffin, TE, Houston Texans – 4 catches for 35 yards, TD.
Chris Hogan, WR, New England Patriots – 4 catches for 23 yards, TD.
John Kuhn, RB, New Orleans Saints – 15 total yards, TD.
Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks – 138 total yards, TD.
J.J. Nelson, WR, Arizona Cardinals – 42-yard TD catch.
Breshad Perrimiman, WR, Baltimore Ravens – 2 catches for 59 yards, TD.
Aaron Ripkowski, RB, Green Bay Packers – 18 total yards, TD.
Aldrick Robinson, WR, Atlanta Falcons – 2 catches for 18 yards, TD.
Robert Turbin, RB, Indianpolis Colts – 16 yards, TD.
Paul Turner, WR, Philadelphia Eagles – 6 catches for 80 yards.
Albert Wilson, WR, Kansas City Chiefs – 103 total yards, TD.
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Next Man Up: Week 13

2 December 2016

Martellus Bennett Patriots
By: Josh Fletcher

 

The playoffs are almost here for most fantasy football owners, which means that it is critical that you put your best lineup forward each week. However, injuries are an unpredictable element to the game that can throw a wrench in your plans. Let’s take a look at the most significant injuries last week and which players stand to benefit the most from those injuries.

 

Vernon Davis Replaces Jordan Reed

 

Jordan Reed suffered a shoulder injury on Thanksgiving day versus the Dallas Cowboys. While he finished the game and caught two touchdowns, he is said to have limited range of motion. This means that Vernon Davis should have an opportunity to get the targets that would have normally gone to Reed. Jamison Crowder and DeSean Jackson may also get extra targets if Reed is out.

 

Martellus Bennett Replaces Rob Gronkowski

 

The man that they call Gronk is the best tight end in football when he is in the lineup. However, if he can’t go, Martellus Bennett is going to be someone who could benefit from his absence. There are a couple of caveats with that though. First, Bennett also hurt himself against the New York Jets, which means he may or may not be available. Second, there is no guarantee as to who will be the focal point of New England’s offense in any given game, given MVP candidate Tom Brady loves spreading the ball around. Therefore, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan or even James White could see an uptick in targets or touches this week.

 

Donte Moncrief Replaces T.Y. Hilton

 

T.Y. Hilton was knocked out of a Thanksgiving day game against Pittsburgh after taking a hard hit while making a terrific reception. If he can’t go on Sunday, it looks like Donte Moncrief becomes one of the top targets in the passing game assuming that Andrew Luck is also back. Others who may benefit from Hilton being out include Frank Gore and tight end Jack Doyle.

 

T.J. Yeldon and Denard Robinson Replace Chris Ivory

 

Chris Ivory hurt his ankle against Buffalo and didn’t come back into the game. Ankle injuries are difficult for running backs to deal with, which means he could be out or at least on a reduced play count on Sunday. T.J. Yeldon and Denard Robinson would be the next two options on the roster unless the Jaguars promote a player or sign someone before their game against Denver.

 

 

 

In fantasy football, it isn’t the best team that wins games. Instead, it is the team who has the best players in that given week. Therefore, doing your homework may make it easier to put together a lineup that helps you keep up your winning ways until your star players return.

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Bobby Wagner
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 13 IDP rankings.
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1. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
2. Alec Ogletree, Los Angeles Rams
3. Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders
4. Telvin Smith, Jacksonville Jaguars
5. Derrick Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs
6. Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati Bengals
7. C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
8. Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9. Paul Posluszny, Jacksonville Jaguars
10. Ezekiel Ansah, Detroit Lions
11. Sean Lee, Dallas Cowboys
12. Von Miller, Denver Broncos
13. Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
14. Zach Brown, Buffalo Bills
15. Tahir Whitehead, Detroit Lions
16. Zachary Orr, Baltimore Ravens
17. Benardrick McKinney, Houston Texans
18. K.J. Wright, Seattle Seahawks
19. Kiko Alonso, Miami Dolphins
20. D’Qwell Jackson, Indianapolis Cots
21. Will Compton, Washington Redskins
22. Preston Brown, Buffalo Bills
23. Landon Collins, New York Giants
24. Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati Bengals
25.Mark Barron, Los Angeles Rams
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Malcolm Mitchell
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Sometimes because of match-ups you have to roll out less than ideal lineups, especially when your players are nicked up. That’s the nature of the beast. Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here are some of the under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you.
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Matt Barkley, QB, Chicago Bears
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers
Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets
Wendell Smallwood, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Dwayne Washington, RB, Detroit Lions
Anquan Boldin, WR, Detroit Lions
Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets
Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins
Dontrelle Inman, WR, San Diego Chargers
Malcolm Mitchell, WR, New England Patriots
Marquess Wilson, WR, Chicago Bears
Ladarius Green, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons
Will Tye, TE, New York Giants
Clive Walford, TE, Oakland Raiders
Atlanta Falcons Defense
Chicago Bears Defense
San Francisco 49ers Defense
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Playing sport can be a lot of fun, it is a great way to keep fit, be social and competitive. Very few sports come without risk, and many come with injuries as part of the package, no matter how hard we may try and prevent it. Our legs, and knees in particular, are the areas that are particularly prone to injury for a number of reasons. With that in mind, here are some top tips for how we can look after our bodies during and between workouts to prevent any long-term damage to our knees.
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Runners Knee
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Just like tennis elbow and joggers’ nipple, giving it a friendly name doesn’t make these conditions any more pleasant. The biggest cause of knee problems among runners is because of the sudden and constant impact every time the foot comes into contact with the ground with every stride. The shock of this reverberates up the leg, causing damage to the knee area, while you may not notice it at first, it can build up over times and cause severe problems along the way. Padding your shoes with orthotic inserts can be an ideal solution to this pressing issue. They are the ultimate shock absorber, preventing all damage to knee area, meaning you’ll be able to run regularly without any pain or discomfort.
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Knee Sleeves
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Because of how much natural bodyweight out knees have to carry on a daily basis, it is not usual for athletes to suffer injuries or tears to their ACL’s, PCL’s, MCL’s, meniscus and cartilage. Anybody prone to weightlifting in the gym (especially dead lifting) is prone to any of these injuries at any point because of the extra weight and strain they are putting on the knee area. That is where a number of athletes have started wearing knee sleeves in the gym. Knee sleeves offer the strength and support of a traditional knee brace, but they are lightweight like a kneepad, but they thinner and cling tighter to the leg. This means that you’ll hardly realize you’re wearing them, as they offer you the maximum flexibility in your knee, which is crucial for squats, and something that a traditional kneepad doesn’t offer. Because they sit so tight to the knee, they encourage an increased blood flow which leads to a faster recovery between workouts.
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Stretching
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Never underestimate the importance of stretching before and after any match, event or training session. It is very common for many athletes to completely skip stretching and just get on with it, but that is one of the most dangerous things you can do. Stretching your muscles before any type of physical exertion is known as warming up for a reason, and exercising or playing sport without any form of warm-up is among the leading causes of serious injury. Stretching ahead of any physical exertion increases blood and nutrient supply to all muscles, improves your flexibility and increases their elasticity, reducing your likeliness of pulling a muscle or any form of serious injury.
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Equally, it is just as important to stretch and warm down following exercise. When we suddenly stop being active, it can mean also mean the force that pushes blood around out body also stops. This can result in a build up of lactic acid in our muscles which can cause a great deal of swelling and pain. So make sure you never miss a warm down or stretching opportunity when exercising.

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2016 NFL Picks – Week 13

30 November 2016


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I was cruising along undefeated before the Sunday afternoon games. Seattle got upset. Carolina couldn’t pull off the upset and Denver choked away the Sunday Night game. Still a strong week at 13-3. My lock pick was the New York Giants as I continued to pick on the Browns. This week I’ll go with Denver over Jacksonville.
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Overall Record: 102-83-2 (.551)
Lock Picks: 10-2 (.833)
Winner Locks: SEA, CAR, MIA, ARI (L), NE, TENN, CIN, MIN (L), KC, BAL, PITT, NYG
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Week 13 Picks
Dallas over Minnesota
Atlanta over Kansas City
San Francisco over Chicago
Cincinnati over Philadelphia
Green Bay over Houston
New England over Los Angeles
New Orleans over Detroit
Denver over Jacksonville  (Winner Lock)
Baltimore over Miami
Oakland over Buffalo
Arizona over Washington
New York Giants over Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay over San Diego
Seattle over Carolina
Indianapolis over New York Jets
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 13 team defense rankings.
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1. Denver Broncos
2. New England Patriots
3. Seattle Seahawks
4. Green Bay Packers
5. Miami Dolphins
6. Dallas Cowboys
7. Kansas City Chiefs
8. Baltimore Ravens
9. Philadelphia Eagles
10. Buffalo Bills
11. San Francisco 49ers
12. Chicago Bears
13. Minnesota Vikings
14. Arizona Cardinals
15. Cincinnati Bengals
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Justin Tucker
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 13 kicker rankings.
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1. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
2. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
3. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
4. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
5. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
6 Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks
7. Cairo Santos, Kansas City Chiefs
8. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts
9. Mason Crosby, Gren Bay Packers
10. Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
11. Josh Lambo, San Diego Chargers
12. Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland Raiders
13. Dustin Hopkins, Washington Redskins
14. Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos
15. Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona Cardinals
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