Gronk Grab
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Football’s back. Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 1 tight end rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
3. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
5. Jimmy Graham, Green Bay Packers
6. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
7. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
8. Evan Engram, New York Giants
9. Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals
10. Trey Burton, Chicago Bears
11. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
12. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts
13. David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
14. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
15. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jacksonville Jaguars
16. O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17. Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills
18. Vance McDonald, Pittsburgh Steelers
19. Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
20. Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Antonio Bryant fog
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Football’s back. Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 1 wide receiver rankings.
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1. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
3. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
4. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
5. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
6. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
7. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
8. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
9. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
10. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
12. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
13. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
14. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
15. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
16. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
17. Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions
18. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
19. Chris Hogan, New England Patriots
20. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
21. Brandin Cooks, Los Angeles Rams
22. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers
23. Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns
24. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears
25. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
26. Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
27. Sammy Watkins, Kansas City Chiefs
28. Robby Anderson, New York Jets
29. Michael Crabtree, Baltimore Ravens
30. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
31. Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers
32. Will Fuller, Houston Texans
33. Pierre Garcon, San Francisco 49ers
34. Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins
35. Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans
36. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
37. Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco 49ers
38. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants
39. Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins
40. Allen Hurns, Dallas Cowboys
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Todd Gurley
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Football’s back. Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 1 running back rankings.
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1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
2. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
3. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
4. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
5. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
6. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
7. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
8. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
9. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
10. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
11. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
12. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
13. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
14. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
15. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
16. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
17. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
18. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
19. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
20. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
21. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
22. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
23. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
24. Carlos Hyde, Cleveland Browns
25. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
26. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
27. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
28. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
29. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
31. Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks
32. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
33. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
34. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
35. Alfred Morris, San Francisco 49ers
36. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
37. C.J. Anderson, Carolina Panthers
38. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
39. James White, New England Patriots
40. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
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rodgers
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Football’s back. Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 1 quarterback rankings.
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1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
2. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
4. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
5. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
6. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
7. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
9. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
10. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers
11. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
12. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
13. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
14. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
15. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
16. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
17. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
18. Alex Smith, Washington Redskins
19. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
20. Case Keenum, Denver Broncos
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gasol spurs
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Pau Gasol is a six-time NBA All-Star and, since 2016, has been a key component of the San Antonio Spurs’ team. In the 2017-2018 season, he reached 20,000 career points, totaling 775 points in 77 games for that year alone. He was the rookie of the year in 2002, and he won two NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Pau has proven himself a wonderful asset to the team, helping the Spurs finish seventh in the Western conference in the 2017-2018 season. But whether he’ll stick with the team or be traded is unsure. Here’s what we know about whether Pau Gasol will stay with the San Antonio Spurs.
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Spurs Trade Rumors for the 2018-2019 Season
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Trading Pau Gasol is one anticipated move that could take place in the offseason. The rumor is just that the team is looking at its options at this point. At 38 years old, Pau Gasol is in the latter half of his career. He plans on playing for up to four more seasons, which would put his retirement around 2022. He’s also played for and been traded to several teams in the past, including the following:

  • Memphis Grizzlies (2001 to 2008)
  • Los Angeles Lakers (2008 to 2014)
  • Chicago Bulls (2014 to 2016)
  • San Antonio Spurs (2016 to present)

The only other time Pau Gasol has been traded was to the Lakers. His contract ended with that team and the subsequent Bulls. He signed on as a free agent with Chicago and later with San Antonio.
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Other Major Offseason Trades
The Spurs have only made a few transactions in 2018 so far. Most notably, the Spurs traded Kawhi Leonard for DeMar DeRozan, C. Jakob Poeltl, and a 2019 first-round pick from the Toronto Raptors. Pau Gasol also being traded is a possibility, and he’s even been asked directly about whether he could end up with another team. He acknowledged that it’s part of the job and recognized the difficulty placed on the team with the recent trade of Kawhi Leonard.
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If Pau Gasol isn’t traded, his contract with the Spurs will run for two more seasons. He’s currently under a contract signed in summer 2015 for $48 million. He’ll then have the option of re-signing with the Spurs, looking for another team to play with, or retiring.
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What Would a Pau Gasol Trade Mean for the Spurs?
With only a few seasons left in his career, a big question for the Spurs is whether they can improve their prospects as a team by investing in younger players or someone who could help them get more out of their roster. Especially with the trade of Kawhi, who was an important player in the Spurs lineup during the last season, the team may look at a few options through such a trade.
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The Spurs currently have two other players on the roster who could fill in for the center/power forward position: Davis Bertans and Jakob Poeltl. Management could also look to unload Pau Gasol’s contract in favor of more draft picks. However, it’s been reported that the team is happy with his performance. It’s likely that Pau Gasol will stay a Spur for at least a few more years.
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Will Pau Gasol Stay With the Spurs?
A major hurdle for the Spurs, if they want to trade, will be finding a team willing to accept Pau Gasol’s contract, especially considering his age and, more specifically, the fact that he’ll be retiring within the next few seasons. If the Spurs’ can’t find a team willing to accept the contract in exchange for other good players or beneficial draft positions, they’ll have to finish out their contract with the power forward and center.
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There’s certainly a possibility that Pau Gasol will stay with the Spurs. If this happens, the team can re-sign him with a new offer in 2020 or let Pau Gasol be released as a free agent. If the former happens, it’s likely that he’ll retire in San Antonio.
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How Would a Trade Affect the Spurs’ Success in the Upcoming Season?
Pau Gasol’s trade could be good or bad news for the Spurs — it depends on what they’d get out of the deal. No matter what the outcome is, the power forward and center staying with or leaving the Spurs will have a huge effect on the odds of the team, the results for the upcoming season, and the team’s success moving forward.
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Trading Pau Gasol could open up lots of exciting opportunities for the San Antonio franchise. The acquisition of draft positions could help the team acquire young talent that could either push the team forward over the years or give them more opportunities for new trades in the future.
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Even if the Spurs stick with Pau Gasol’s contract, though, they’ll have a productive player to work with. He averaged 10.1 points per game in the past season, and in his first year with San Antonio, he scored an average of 12.1 points per game over 64 games. At his peak, he scored 1,541 points in his second year with Memphis and 1,555 points in his fourth year with the Lakers. Though his performance will likely slow as he finishes out his career, he still has the potential to be a difference maker for the franchise.
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For now, there’s no direct answer to the question of whether Pau Gasol’s time with the San Antonio Spurs will come to an end. The team has until Feb. 7, 2019, to finalize any trade deals for the 2018-2019 season.

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Brady Color Rush
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With the NFL Training Camp approaching us, it is time to start thinking about the 2018 fantasy football season. We’ll start with a first look at the quarterbacks.
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1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
3. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
4. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
5. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
6. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
7. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
7. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
9. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
10. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
11. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
12. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
13. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
14. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
15. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers
16. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
17. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
18. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
19. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
20. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
21. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
22. Mitch Trubisky, Chicago Bears
23. Case Keenum, Denver Broncos
24. Eli Manning, New York Giants
25. Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars
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Todd Gurley
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We’ll take another look at the Lester’s Legends running back rankings.
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1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
2. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
5. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
6. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
7. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
9. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
10. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
11. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
12. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
13. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
14. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
15. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
16. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
17. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
18. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
19. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
20. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
21. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
22.Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
23. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
24. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
25. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
26. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
27. Carlos Hyde, Cleveland Browns
28. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
29. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
30. Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks
31. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
32. Ronald Jones II, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
33. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
34. Alfred Morris, San Francisco 49ers
35. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
36. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
37. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
38. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
39. C.J. Anderson, Carolina Panthers
40. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
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Greg Zuerlein
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We will continue with a look at the Lester’s Legends Kicker Rankings.
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1. Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams
2. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
3. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles
4. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
5. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
6. Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers
7. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
8. Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
9. Graham Gano, Carolina Panthers
10. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs
11. Ryan Succop, Tennessee Titans
12. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
13. Josh Lambo, Jacksonville Jaguars
14. Daniel Carlson, Minnesota Vikings
15. Robbie Gould, San Francisco 49ers
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Ramsey
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We will continue with a look at the Lester’s Legends Team Defense Rankings.
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1. Jacksonville Jaguars
2. Minnesota Vikings
3. Los Angeles Rams
4.  Houston Texans
5. Philadelphia Eagles
6. New England Patriots
7. Los Angeles Chargers
8. New Orleans Saints
9. Denver Broncos
10. Baltimore Ravens
11. Carolina Panthers
12. Pittsburgh Steelers
13.  Seattle Seahawks
14. Kansas City Chiefs
15. Atlanta Falcons
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Gronk Grab
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With the NFL Preseason around the corner, here is look at the Lester’s Legends Tight End Rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
3. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
4. Jimmy Graham, Green Bay Packers
5. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
6. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
7. Evan Engram, New York Giants
8. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
9. Trey Burton, Chicago Bears
10. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
11. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts
12. Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals
13. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
14. David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
15. Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills
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