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1. Minnesota Vikings
2. Cincinnati Bengals
3. Denver Broncos
4. Detroit Lions
5. New England Patriots
6. Kansas City Chiefs
7. Arizona Cardinals
8. Atlanta Falcons
9. Seattle Seahawks
10. San Diego Chargers
11. Houston Texans
12. New  York Giants
13. Dallas Cowboys
14. Miami Dolphins
15. New York Jets
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football team defense rankings for the Wild Card Round.
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1. Seattle Seahawks
2. Kansas City Chiefs
3. Houston Texans
4. Cincinnati Bengals
5. Pittsburgh Steelers
6. Green Bay Packers
7. Washington Redskins
8. Minnesota Vikings
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Time to put on your John Denver CD and take a look at Colorado’s baseball history. Rocky Mountain High, Colorado. As you might expect, the lineup looks formidable while the pitching staff looks ridiculous.

Face of the Franchise:
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Manager: Clint Hurdle 

C – Joe Girardi
1B – Todd Helton
2B – Eric Young
3B – Vinny Castilla
SS – Neifi Perez
OF – Larry Walker
OF – Matt Holiday
OF – Dante Bichette
DH – Andres Galarraga
Bench:  1B/3B Garrett Atkins, SS Troy Tulowitzki OF Ellis Burks, OF Brad Hawpe 

SP – Jeff Francis
SP – Aaron Cook
SP – Jason Jennings
SP – Pedro Astacio
SP – Armando Reynoso
P – Steve Reed
P – Curtis Leskanic
P – Ubaldo Jimenez
P – Darren Holmes
P – Bruce Ruffin
RP – Brian Fuentes
RP – Jose Jimenez

That’s the team I came up with. Do you have any changes you’d like to suggest? I’m always open to them.
Past Teams
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Twins
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I’m going to look at the matchups each week and pick five fantasy starters that could be in for a tough week. Here’s a look at players who could struggle this week.

Quarterback
Tony Romo
- Romo will be put to the test this week as he plays the Steelers in Pittsburgh.  They will bring the heat and I imagine he’ll get knocked down several times.  It would be hard to bench him since it’s likely your fantasy playoffs, but if you have a better option, you may want to go with it.

Running Backs
Frank Gore
- Gore is another one that will be hard to bench, but has a tough matchup against the Jets.  He produces with both his legs and his hands though so he may be alright.  If you’re expecting him to carry your team, be prepared for a letdown.

Clinton Portis - CP makes a back-to-back appearance on the Pitfalls list.  Last week it was the Giants, which he struggled in as I predicted .  This week he faces Baltimore.  You’ve got to play your studs unless you have a very capable replacement.  I’m just preparing you to lower your expectations for Portis. 

Wide Receiver
Steve Smith
- Again, you can’t bench him, but be prepared that Jake Delhomme could be on his back much of the game, which would seriously hamper Smith’s production.  Additionally, Ronde Barber has the goods to slow him down.

Terrell Owens - I am certain that Pittsburgh’s game plan involves slowing down #81.  Not only will the blitz Romo to shorten T.O.’s routes, but they’ll likely provide Safety help.  T.O. could be crying for the ball again after this one is over.


Written by David Funk

The Fantasy Sports Depot review the past weekend in college football.  Here’s a look at the top Offenses, Defenses, and Individual Performers.

Okay, here’s the top performers for the eighth week in college football. This is according to the Sporting News fantasy college football game on their site. Also, no points are awarded when playing D-1AA opponents, so those teams will not be listed here. Note: Only those with a 1,000 points or more are listed.

Team offenses: Southern Miss put up 70 points, 610 total yards, and had zero turnovers for 1,310 points against UAB. Oklahoma State put up 59 points, 682 total yards, and had two turnovers for 1,232 points against Iowa State. Oklahoma put up 62 points, 508 total yards, and had one turnover for 1,108 points against Nebraska. USC put up 56 points, 485 total yards, and had zero turnovers for 1,045 points against Washington. Stanford put up 58 points, 456 total yards, and had zero turnovers for 1,036 points against washington State. Rice put up 49 points, 543 total yards, and had zero turnovers for 1,033 points against UTEP.

Team defenses: Boise State allowed zero points, 150 total yards, forced two turnovers, and had six sacks for 1,080 points against New Mexico State. Stanford allowed zero points, 225 total yards, forced five turnovers, and had four sacks for 1,035 points against Washington State. Alabama allowed zero points, 158 yards, forced one turnover, and had four sacks for 1,022 points against Arkansas State.

Top Quarterbacks With At Least Five Touchdowns:
Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State vs Iowa State: 18-for-27, 395 yards, five touchdowns, one interception, 66 rushing yards
Max Hall, BYU vs Colorado State: 28-for-35, 389 yards, five touchdowns, 15 rushing yards
Chase Clement, Rice vs UTEP: 28-for-41, 372 yards, five touchdowns, 21 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown
Sam Bradford, Oklahoma vs Nebraska: 19-for-27, 311 yards, five touchdowns, 14 rushing yards
Tim Tebow, Florida vs Georgia: 10-for-13, 154 yards, two touchdowns, 39 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns
Austin Davis, Southern Miss vs UAB: 6-for-7, 141 yards, one touchdown, 81 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns

Top Running Backs With At Least Three Rushing Touchdowns:
Devin Moore, Wyoming vs San Diego State: 234 yards, three touchdowns
Jake Sharp, Kansas vs Kansas State: 181 yards, four touchdowns, five receptions, 76 receiving yards
Brandon Minor, Michigan vs Purdue: 155 yards, three touchdowns
Kory Sheets, Purdue vs Michigan: 118 yards, three touchdowns, three receptions, 43 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown
Tory Harrison, Southern Miss vs UAB: 137 yards, three touchdowns
Toby Gerhart: Stanford vs Washington State: 132 yards, four touchdowns
Tyrell Fenroy: Louisiana-Lafayette vs Florida International: 81 yards, three touchdowns
Lamark Brown: Kansas State vs Kansas: 68 yards, three touchdowns, three receptions, 17 receiving yards
DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma vs Nebraska: 57 yards, two touchdowns, one reception, 25 receiving yards, one touchdown

Top Receivers With At Least Three Touchdowns:
Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State vs Iowa State: nine receptions, 171 yards, four touchdowns
Austin Collie, BYU vs Colorado State: nine receptions, 156 yards, three touchdowns
James Casey, Rice vs UTEP: 12 receptions, 142 yards, three touchdowns, 28 rushing yards, one touchdown
Jeff Moturi, UTEP vs Rice: five receptions, 109 yards, three touchdowns, nine rushing yards

Here are the individual statistical leaders for the season thus far for passing, rushing, receiving, and defense. This includes all games played.

Passing yards: 3,621, Graham Harrell, Texas Tech
Passing yards per game: 402.3, Graham Harrell, Texas Tech
Passing touchdowns: 34, Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
Rushing yards: 1,427, Javon Ringer, Michigan State
Rushing yards per game: 156.2, Donald Brown, Connecticut
Rushing touchdowns: 18, Javon Ringer, Michigan State
Receiving yards: 1,058, Austin Collie, BYU
Receiving yards per game: 131.8, Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
Receptions: 85, Casey Fitzgerald, North Texas
Receiving touchdowns: 15, Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State; Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech; Jarrett Dillard, Rice
Interceptions: 6, Eric Berry, Tennessee; Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech; Brian Lainhart, Kent State

Here are the team statistical leaders for the season thus far on offense and defense as well as fantasy-wise:

Points Per Game: 52.0, Tulsa
Total Yards Per Game: 593.0, Tulsa
Passing yards per game: 424.6, Texas Tech
Rushing yards per game: 308.0, Navy
Points Allowed Per Game: 7.1, USC
Total Yards Per Game: 211.6, USC
Passing yards allowed per game: 127.5, USC
Rushing yards allowed per game: 38.9, TCU
Most SN Points offense: 8,476, Tulsa
SN Points Per Game offense: 1,059.5, Tulsa
Most SN Points defense: 7,883, TCU
SN Points Per Game defense: 902.8, USC

Game 5
Jayson Werth went 2 for 3 with a Run, an RBI, 2 Walks, and a SB.  Shane Victorino had 2 RBI.  Pedro Feliz went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Pat Burrell hit a Double.  Chase Utley, B.J. Upton, and Geoff Jenkins each scored a Run.  Carlos Pena went 2 for 4 with a Run, a Double, and an RBI.  Rocco Baldelli hit a solo HR.  Evan Longoria had an RBI.  Akinori Iwamura went 2 for 4. 

J.C. Romero pitched 1-1/3 scoreless Innings to earn the Win for the Phillies.  Brad Lidge pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the Save for the Phillies and nail down their first World Series win since 1980.  Cole Hamels gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 6 Innings, but got a no-decision.  Chad Bradford and David Price (2 Ks) each threw a scoreless Inning of relief.

A few notes:
Congrats to the Phillies!

The game should never have been started in the first place.  They should have at least called it before it was an official game and started over.

Patti LaBelle destroyed the National Anthem.  Just awful.  I am a little ashamed that the Phillies’ fans didn’t boo.  That’s what they do.

Tampa fans – maybe next year you’ll actually go to the ballpark.

Philly fans – no more batteries, booing Santa, etc. for at least a year.


Written by David Funk

The Fantasy Sports Depot review the past weekend in college football.  Here’s a look at the top Offenses, Defenses, and Individual Performers.

Okay, here’s the top performers for the 9th week in college football. This is according to the Sporting News fantasy college football game on their site. Also, no points are awarded when playing D-1AA opponents, so those teams will not be listed here. Note: Only those with a 1,000 points or more are listed.

Team offenses: Texas Tech put up 63 points, 556 total yards, and had one turnover for 1,166 points against Kansas. Oklahoma put up 58 points, 528 total yards, and had one turnover for 1,088 points against Kansas State. Florida put up 63 points, 446 total yards, and had one turnover for 1,056 points against Kentucky. Missouri put 58 points, 491 total yards, and one turnover for 1,051 points against Colorado. Oregon put up 54 points, 537 total yards, and had three turnovers for 1,017 points against Arizona State. Kent State put up 54 points, 468 total yards, and had zero turnovers for 1,008 points against Miami(OH).

Team defenses: No defenses scored 1,000 points this week. The top two scoring defenses for this week were Missouri with 981 points against Colorado and Army with 973 points against Louisiana Tech.

Here are some of the top individual leaders thru Saturday:
QB Grahama Harrell, Texas Tech vs Kansas: 34-for-42, 386 passing yards, five passing touchdowns, 28 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown
QB Mike Teel, Rutgers vs Pittsburgh: 14-for-21, 361 passing yards, six passing touchdowns, -21 rushing yards
QB Chase Daniel, Missouri vs Colorado: 31-for-37, 302 passing yards, five touchdowns
QB Andy Dalton, TCU vs Wyoming: 16-for-22, 334 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, 21 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown
QB Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M vs Iowa State: 31-for-39, 381 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, 16 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown
QB Ricky Dobbs, Navy vs SMU: 224 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns
RB DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma vs Kansas State: 104 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, four receptions, 63 receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns
RB LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh vs Rutgers: 146 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns
RB Eugene Jarvis, Kent State vs Miami(OH): 105 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns
RB Noel Devine, West Virginia vs Auburn: 207 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, one reception, 13 receiving yards
WR Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina vs Boston College: eight receptions, 139 receiving yards, three receiving touchdowns, 31 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown
WR Jimmy Young, TCU vs Wyoming: five receptions, 226 receiving yards, three receiving touchdowns
WR Kenny Britt, Rutgers vs Pittsburgh: five receptions, 143 receiving yards, three receiving touchdowns
WR Jordan Shipley, Texas vs Oklahoma State: 15 receptions, 168 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown, 17 rushing yards
WR Eldred King, Middle Tennessee State vs Mississippi State: 11 receptions, 164 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown

Here are the statistical leaders for the season thus far for passing, rushing, receiving, and defense. This includes all games played.

Passing yards: 3,147, Graham Harrell, Texas Tech
Passing yards per game: 393.4, Graham Harrell, Texas Tech
Passing touchdowns: 31, David Johnson, Tulsa
Rushing yards: 1,373, Javon Ringer, Michigan State
Rushing yards per game: 165.5, Donald Brown, Connecticut
Rushing touchdowns: 16, Javon Ringer, Michigan State
Receiving yards: 1,003, Aldrick Robinson, SMU
Receiving yards per game: 126.1, Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
Receptions: 66, Casey Fitzgerald, North Texas
Receiving touchdowns: 14, Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech; Jarrett Dillard, Rice
Interceptions: 6, Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech

The Fantasy Sports Depot review the past weekend in college football.  Here’s a look at the top Offenses, Defenses, and Individual Performers.

Okay, here’s the top performers for the eighth week in college football. This is according to the Sporting News fantasy college football game on their site. Also, no points are awarded when playing D-1AA opponents, so those teams will not be listed here. Note: Only those with a 1,000 points or more are listed.

Team offenses: Tulsa put up 77 points, 791 total yards, and one turnovers for 1,541 points against UTEP. USC put up 69 points, 625 total yards, and zero turnovers for 1,315 points against Washington State. New Mexico put up 70 points, 565 total yards, and one turnover for 1,245 points against San Diego State. Texas put up 56 points, 591 total yards, and zero turnovers for 1,151 points against Missouri. Oklahoma put up 45 points, 674 total yards, and zero turnovers for 1,124 points against Kansas. Illinois put up 55 points, 563 total yards, and one turnover for 1,093 points against Indiana. Utah put up 49 points, 549 total yards, and one turnover for 1,019 points against Colorado State. Louisiana Tech put up 46 points, 556 total yards, and zero turnovers for 1,016 points against Idaho. Rice put up 45 points, 586 total yards, and one turnover for 1,016 points against Southern Miss.

Team defenses: USC allowed zero points, 116 total yards, forced three turnovers, and had zero sacks for 1,044 points against Washington State. Tennessee allowed three points, 189 total yards, forced three turnovers, and had five sacks for 1,016 points against Mississippi State.

Here are some of the top individual leaders on Saturday:
QB Chase Clement, Rice vs Southern Miss: 30-for-43, 444 passing yards, six passing touchdowns, one interception, 22 rushing yards
QB David Johnson, Tulsa vs UTEP: 21-for-27, 434 passing yards, five passing touchdowns, one interception, 21 rushing yards
QB Graham Harrell, Texas Tech vs Texas A&M: 44-for-56, 450 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, two interceptions, four rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns
QB Matt Sanchez, USC vs Washington State: 15-for-20, 253 passing yards, five passing touchdowns, three rushing yards
QB Bo Levi Mitchell, SMU vs Houston: 29-for-39, 365 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, two interceptions, three rushing yards, one rushing touchdown
QB Jacory Harris, Miami(FL) vs Duke: 18-for-28, 185 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, two interceptions, 53 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown
RB Dennis Kennedy, Akron vs Eastern Michigan: 277 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, one reception, 15 receiving yards
RB Shonn Greene, Iowa vs Wisconsin: 217 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns
RB Rodney Ferguson, New Mexico vs San Diego State: 149 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns
RB LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh vs Navy: 156 rushing yards, three touchdowns, two receptions, 46 receiving yards
RB Keola Antolin, Arizona vs California: 149 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, one reception, nine receiving yards
RB C.J. Gable, USC vs Washington State: 109 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns
RB Kory Sheets, Purdue vs Northwestern: 168 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, four receptions, 31 receiving yards
WR DeAndre Brown, Southern Miss vs Rice: 12 receptions, 221 receiving yards, four receiving touchdowns
WR Brennan Marion, Tulsa vs UTEP: six receptions, 233 receiving yards, three receiving touchdowns
WR Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas vs Oklahoma: 12 receptions, 269 receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns, 13 rushing yards
WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State vs Baylor: 11 receptions, 212 receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns
WR Jarrett Dillard, Rice vs Southern Miss: seven receptions, 144 receiving yards, three receiving touchdowns
WR Aldrick Robinson, SMU vs Rice: eight receptions, 186 receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns
WR James Rodgers, Oregon State vs Washington: three receptions, 53 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown, 110 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns

Here are the statistical leaders for the season thus far for passing, rushing, receiving, and defense. This includes all games played.

Passing yards: 2,761, Graham Harrell, Texas Tech
Passing yards per game: 394.4, Graham Harrell, Texas Tech
Passing touchdowns: 31, David Johnson, Tulsa
Rushing yards: 1,179, Javon Ringer, Michigan State
Rushing yards per game: 167.7, Donald Brown, Connecticut
Rushing touchdowns: 14, Javon Ringer, Michigan State
Receiving yards: 909, Aldrick Robinson, SMU
Receiving yards per game: 134.8, Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
Receptions: 66, Jamarko Simmons, Western Michigan
Receiving touchdowns: 14, Jarrett Dillard, Rice
Interceptions: 5, Eric Berry, Tennessee; Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech; Duke Ihenacho, San Jose State

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The Fantasy Sports Depot review the past weekend in college football.  Here’s a look at the top Offenses, Defenses, and Individual Performers.

Okay, here’s the top performers for the seventh week in college football. This is according to the Sporting News fantasy college football game on their site. Also, no points are awarded when playing D-1AA opponents, so those teams will not be listed here. Note: Only those with a 1,000 points or more are listed.

Team offenses: Louisiana-Lafayette put up 59 points, 590 total yards, and two turnovers for 1,140 points against North Texas. Oregon State put 66 points, 548 total yards, and four turnovers for 1,128 points against Washington State.

Team defenses: No defense scored 1,000 points this week. The top two were USC shutting out Arizona State while getting 996 points, and TCU had 981 points against Colorado State.

Here are the statistical leaders for the season thus far for passing, rushing, receiving, and defense. This includes all games played.

Passing yards: 2,311, Graham Harrell, Texas Tech
Passing yards per game: 385.2, Graham Harrell, Texas Tech
Passing touchdowns: 26, David Johnson, Tulsa
Rushing yards: 1,112, Javon Ringer, Michigan State
Rushing yards per game: 177.8, Donald Brown, Connecticut
Rushing touchdowns: 14, Javon Ringer, Michigan State
Receiving yards: 782, Eric Decker, Minnesota
Receiving yards per game: 119.4, Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
Receptions: 59, Eric Decker, Minnesota
Receiving touchdowns: 11, Jarrett Dillard, Rice
Interceptions: 4, Sean Baker, Ball State; Daniel Charbonnet, Texas Tech; Trimane Goddard, North Carolina; Otis Wiley, Michigan State; Brian Lainhart, Kent State; Louis Delmas, Western Michigan; Eric Berry, Tennessee; Duke Ihenacho, San Jose State


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