LestersLegends Best Fantasy Football Team Name Contest
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Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2015 LestersLegends Fantasy Football Team Name Contest. We narrowed the field down to eight finalists. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate.
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Here are the finalists in alphabetical order:
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Bend Back like Beckham – Mike
Fourth and Lynches – Twist a Kaep and drink a Forte with Gronk
I LaFell and it Ertz – Derek
Now watch me Chip, now watch me Mur-Ray – Justin Johnson
Rage Against the Vereen – Twist a Kaep and drink a Forte with Gronk
Spiller High Life – Twist a Kaep and drink a Forte with Gronk
The King Jameis Bible – Alex Giobb
When I Poo I Forsett – Nash Carey
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Here are the results:
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First Place:  Fourth and Lynches
Second Place:  Bend Back like Beckham
Third Place:  Now watch me Chip, now watch me Mur-Ray
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LestersLegends Best Fantasy Football Team Name Contest
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Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2015 LestersLegends Fantasy Football Team Name Contest. It’s time to narrow the field down to the finalists. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate.
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Here are the finalists in alphabetical order:
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Bend Back like Beckham – Mike
Fourth and Lynches – Twist a Kaep and drink a Forte with Gronk
I LaFell and it Ertz – Derek
Now watch me Chip, now watch me Mur-Ray – Justin Johnson
Rage Against the Vereen – Twist a Kaep and drink a Forte with Gronk
Spiller High Life – Twist a Kaep and drink a Forte with Gronk
The King Jameis Bible – Alex Giobb
When I Poo I Forsett – Nash Carey
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LestersLegends Best Fantasy Football Team Name Contest

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The 2015 fantasy football season is around the corner. Not only do you have to put in the prep work for your fantasy football draft, but you gotta come up with a cool team name. The 2015 Lester’s Legends Best Fantasy Football Team Name Contest gives you a chance to show off how clever you are. Not only will you have the bragging rights, but you have a chance to take home a prize. The winner will take home a $25 gift certificate.
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All you need to win is a creative name and contact information to get your prize. You can reference football players, songs, movies, whatever. Just be original and keep it somewhat clean. Avoid the low hanging fruit (Aaron Hernandez, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson) if you’re looking to win the prize.
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Limit three team names per entrant. The contest will be open until August 17th. We will then narrow it down to ten team names and determine the winner. Scroll down past the entries below to submit your names.
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Here are the 2014 finalists:
Clear eyes, Foles Hearts, Can’t Lose 
For Whom Le’ Bell Tolls 
Joiquierro Taco Bell 
Kuechly in the Bedroom 
Le’Veon on a Prayer 
Saved by Le’ Bell 
Sons of anArchie (2014 contest winner)
The Walking Dez 
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Here are the 2013 finalists:
Blair Walsh Project 
Blurred Tynes 
Come Helu High Water
Harvin hip problems, I feel bad for you son
Luck B a Brady 2Nite 
I Find Urlacher Faith Disturbing 
I Pitta the Fool (2013 contest winner)
The Land Before Tynes 
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Here are the 2012 finalists:
50 Shades of Heyward Bey
Biggie Smalls is the Hillis
Helu… Is it me you’re looking for?
Here’s my number, so call me Brady
Percy Control
RG3P0  (2012 contest winner)
Sexy Andy knows it
Teenage Newton Ninja Turtles
That’s a McCown Question Bro
Weeden’t Start The Fire
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Here are the 2011 finalists:
Avoid the Lloyd
Belichick yourself b4 you REX yourself (2011 contest winner)
Brady Back Ribs
Burrested Development
Flaccoroni N Cheese
It’s all about the ReX’s & tOe’s
Plaxidental Shooting
Shot through Gerhart, and You’re to Blame
The Hillis have Eyes
Throw Mamma from the Torain
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Here are the 2010 finalists:
A Kolb Day in Hell
Cooley than the Other Side of the Pillow

Corn on the Schaub

Dezzie Does Dallas
(2010 contest winner)
Henne Nut Cheerios

Ix-nay on the Heyward-Bey – Reid
Revis and Butthead

Schaub Shank Redemption

Texas Chainsaw Massaquoi

The Godfavre

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Here are the 2009 finalists:
Kibbles and Vicks (2009 contest winner)
Eli-The Other White Manning
Forgetting Brandon Marshall
Cassel Greyskull
ScoobyDrewBreesDoo!
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As the 2015 NFL season approaches here is a look at what to expect in the NFC South. If you are getting amped up for some football, check out Paddy Power’s NFL odds.
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Studs
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints - Brees will dearly miss Jimmy Graham. Brees fell 48 yards shy of a fourth straight 5,000 yard season in 2014. He added 33 touchdown passes. Like Peyton, Brees will just make new stars.
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Evans had a fabulous rookie season finishing with 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014.  He should continue to shine with Jameis Winston.
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons - Jones returned to form in 2014 with 1,593 yards and six touchdowns. He averaged 153.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in his last four games.
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers - Newton was banged up for much of the 2014 season, but finished with 3,127 yards and 18 touchdowns with another 539 yards and five scores on the ground. He missed two games and was limited in several more. The Panthers have added Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess the past two seasons to give Cam additional weapons. Greg Olsen remains a high-end tight end option as well.
Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers - Olsen set career-highs in 2014 with 84 catches for 1,008 yards. Over the past three seasons he has averaged 75.3 receptions for 889 yards and 5.7 touchdowns.
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons – Matty Ice threw for 4,694 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2014. Over the past three seasons he has averaged 4,642.7 yards and 28.7 touchdowns.
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Stars
Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers - Benjamin had 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014 as a rookie. Look for a more productive second season with Cam Newton healthier.
Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints – Cooks had 53 catches for 550 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games. With Jimmy Graham gone, look for more from Cooks. He should be a solid WR2.
Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints –  Ingram finally delivered with 1,109 total yards and nine touchdowns. C.J. Spiller’s arrival hurts his value some, but Ingram should get the carries in the red zone. Ingram is a high-end RB2.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Seferian-Jenkins was limited to nine games last year, which yielded 21 receptions for 221 yards and a pair of scores. A healthy Seferian-Jenkins could be a nice TE1 despite a late round price tag.
C.J. Spiller, New Orleans Saints – Spiller should get plenty of touches and has strong upside in PPR leagues. He’s a decent RB2/RB3 option.
Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers – J-Stew doesn’t have to share with DeAngelo Williams anymore, but can he hold up to the extra workload. He has RB1 upside when healthy.
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Solid Options
Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints – He’s aging but Colston is coming off another 900 yards season. He is a WR3/WR4 type. Just not one with upside.
Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Martin has struggled the past two seasons, but has put in work this offseason to slim down and add explosiveness. He’s an RB3 with upside.
Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Winston threw for 3,907 yards and 25 touchdowns, which was a step back from the 4,057 yard and 40 touchdowns he produced as a freshman. He should hit the ground running with Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson in his arsenal.
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Stretches
Atlanta Falcon Running Backs – The top two options (Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman) are dinged up. I don’t trust any as a long-term fantasy option.
Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers – Funchess should have opportunities as a rookie, but he’ll enter the season as a risky WR5.
Josh Hill, New Orleans Saints – Hill has a chance to breakout as there is a clear void left by Jimmy Graham’s departure. It’s a matter of how many looks he gets. Hill is a more intriguing option than Ben Watson.
Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Sims was supposed to be a nice late season add, but managed just 2.8 yards per carry.
Jacob Tamme, Atlanta Falcons – Tamme has some upside, but is a borderline TE2 entering the season.
Nick Toon, New Orleans Saints – Toon had just 215 yards last year, but should be far more involved in his third season. He is a breakout candidate.
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Aaron Rodgers jump throw
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As the 2015 NFL season approaches here is a look at what to expect in the NFC North.
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Studs
Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers - Cobb caught 91 passes in 2014 for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. His touchdown total could dip, but he should remain heavily targeted.
Matt Forte, Chicago Bears - Matt Forte had 1,846 total yards and 10 touchdowns. In seven seasons he’s averaging 1,633 total yards and 8.1 touchdowns.
Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears - Jeffery posted 85 catches for 1,133 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014. With Brandon Marshall playing for the New York Jets, look for a steady dose of targets for Jeffery.
Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions – Megatron was limited to 13 games in 2014 and finished with 1,077 yards and eight touchdowns. Over the past five seasons he has averaged 1,466.8 yards and 10.6 touchdowns.
Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers - Lacy has averaged 1,500.5 total yards and 12 touchdowns in his first two seasons. At 25 Lacy should continue to roll.
Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers - Nelson had 1,519 yards  and 13 touchdowns in 2014. He had 1,314 yards in 2013 and has topped 1,250 yard in three of the past four seasons.
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings - Unless you have been living under a rock you know that Adrian Peterson missed the majority of the 2014 season. His legs should be fresh and he should put up huge numbers in Norv Turner’s offense.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers - Rodgers continues to put up big numbers. In 2014 He threw for 4,381 yards and 38 touchdowns with only five interceptions. Rodgers ran for 269 yards and a pair of scores.
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Stars
Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears - Bennett finished 2014 with 90 catches for 916 yards and six touchdowns. Over the past three years he has averaged 767 yards and 5.3 touchdowns.
Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings – Teddy threw for 2,919 yards and 14 touchdowns while running for 209 yards and a score. He averaged 273 yards and 1.5 touchdowns over the past four games. Look for a step forward into high-end QB2 in Year 2.
Charles Johnson, Minnesota Vikings – Johnson had 475 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a rookie. He should in store for even greater things this year and should be a solid WR3/WR4.
Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions – Stafford threw for 4,257 yards and 22 touchdowns last year. It was his fourth straight year with at least 4,200 yards. He quietly has eight rushing touchdowns over the past three years.
Golden Tate, Detroit Lions – Had 1,331 yards and four touchdowns. Megatron will eat into his value, but Tate is a solid WR2/WR3.
Mike Wallace, Minnesota Vikings – Wallace had 862 yards and 10 touchdowns last year. He should have no problem putting up big numbers with Bridgewater.
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Solid Options
Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions – Abdullah is a nice RB3 option with upside if he can upseat Joique Bell.
Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers – Adams had 446 yards as a rookie. The only thing keeping Adams from a huge season is opportunity.
Joique Bell, Detroit Lions – Had 1,182 total yards and eight touchdowns last year. Will yield some looks to Ameer Abdullah.
Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears – Cutler threw for 3,812 yards and 28 touchdowns. If he can minimize his mistakes and stay healthy he has QB1 potential.
Eddie Royal, Chicago Bears – Royal had 778 yards and seven TDs last year. He should be a solid WR4.
Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings – Rudolph has only really delivered on his promise one season (493 yards, nine touchdowns in 2012). He has only played 17 games over the past few years. If he’s healthy he could be a TE1, but injury concerns prevent him from being a reliable first option.
Kevin White, Chicago Bears - White should start opposite of Alshon Jeffery. He caught 109 passes for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns. Cutler won’t shy away from getting the ball from 6’3″ rookie out of West Virginia.
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Stretches
Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions – Didn’t make much of an impact as a rookie. Potential is there for more, but he’s a TE2 at best.
Richard Rodgers, Green Bay Packers – He may be the starting TE in Green Bay, but he’ll share with Andrew Quarless. Neither are real fantasy factors.
James Starks, Green Bay Packers – Starks is merely a handcuff to Lacy.
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Dez Bryant
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As the 2015 NFL season approaches here is a look at what to expect in the NFC East.
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Studs
Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants – ODB took the league by storm in 2014 finishing with 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns. In the final 10 games of the season the rookie averaged 123.3 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game.
Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys - Bryant finished 2014 with 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns.  He had a touchdown and/or 100 yards in 12 of 16 games and had four multiple touchdown games.
DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles - Murray is part of a crowded backfield with Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles, but he should still have plenty of touches in Chip Kelly’s offense. Murray had 2,261 total yards and 13 touchdowns in 2014. Even a 20 percent decrease in production, would yield 1,809 total yards and 10 touchdowns.
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Stars
Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles - There are a lot of targets up for grabs following the departure of Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy. Zach Ertz caught 58 passes for 702 yards and three touchdowns in his second season. Look for Ertz to breakout in Year 3.
DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins – Jackson had 1,169 yards and six touchdowns. With shaky QB play don’t expect much more in 2015. He remains a WR2.
Eli Manning, New York Giants – Threw for 4,410 yards and 30 touchdowns. ODB should help Eli maintain QB1 status.
Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles – Matthews had 872 yards and eight touchdowns in Chip Kelly’s explosive offense. Jeremy Maclin is gone so Matthews is the primary threat.
Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins – Morris has had his production and efficiencey dip every year, but he still managed 1,074 yards and eight touchdowns while adding career highs of 17 receptions for 155 yards. He’s a solid RB2.
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys – Romo threw for 3,705 yards and 34 touchdowns. The loss of DeMarco Murray should put more of the load on Romo’s shoulders.
Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys - Witten caught 64 passes for 703 yards and five touchdowns. His production has slipped the past few seasons, but remains a heavily targeted option.
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Solid Options
Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles - Agholor should make an immediate impact as a rookie in Chip Kelly’s offense as all of Jeremy Maclin’s targets are up for grabs
Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles – Injury concerns limit his value. Philly also figures to be run heavy. That said, he should be a solid QB2 in a potent offense.
Victor Cruz, New York Giants – If name value delates Cruz’s draft position then it will be tough to live up to expectations. He’s no longer the top threat, which should open things up for Cruz.
Larry Donnell, New York Giants – Donnell had 623 yards and six touchdowns. Nice red zone target.
Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins – Disappointing 2014 season with just 752 yards and three touchdowns. He should bounce back, but is likely a WR3 at best.
Rashad Jennings, New York Giants – Had 865 total yards last year, but was injured. He has yet to receive 170 carries in a season, which makes him more of a RB3.
Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles – He’ll get touches each game so he’s a RB3/flex option most weeks. Huge upside if Murray goes down.
Joseph Randle, Dallas Cowboys - Don’t expect anyone to deliver a DeMarco Murray workload, but Randle figures to be the lead back in an offense sporting the league’s best offensive line. He averaged 6.7 yards per carry last year.
Rueben Randle, New York Giants - Randle ad 938 yards last year. Cruz will likely cut into that production, but Randle should be a WR4/WR5.
Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys – 736 yards and five TDs as a rookie and 621 yards and eight TDs as a second-year player. He’s a decent WR4.
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Stretches
Lance Dunbar, Dallas Cowboys – Dunbar could possibly carve out some value in PPR leagues, but don’t expect him to be a significant fantasy factor.
Robert Griffin III – RG3 has gone from the future of the NFL to a borderline QB2 in just three seasons. I don’t like any of the Washington QBs.
Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys – Run DMC no longer is unrealized potential. He gets hurt and can’t handle a full workload. He’s worth a RB4/RB5 selection but don’t expect a great deal of upside.
Niles Paul, Washington Redskins – Had 507 yards last year. He’s a decent option if Reed goes down again.
Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins – He’s talented, but always hurt. You can catch lightning in a bottle while he’s healthy, but he’s a risk.
Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles – Sproles definitely has more value in PPR leagues. He would need an injury to be a factor in a standard league.
Shane Vereen, New York Giants – Vereen is a PPR threat, but his value is limited in standard scoring leagues with Jennings and Andre Williams factoring in.
Andre Williams, New York Giants – If Jennings gets hurt again Williams will have strong value. He is suited for TD-heavy scoring leagues. Williams had 851 total yards and seven scores last year.
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Demaryius Thomas stiff arm
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As the 2015 NFL season approaches here is a look at what to expect in the AFC West.
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Studs
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs – Charles compiled 1,324 total yards in 2014 with 14 touchdowns. Over the past three seasons he’s averaged 1,683 total yards and 13 touchdowns.
Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos - Manning should continue to deliver during the regular season. He’ll miss Julius Thomas, but look for Peyton to make somebody else a star. Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and Owen Daniels figure to keep Manning rolling.
Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos - Thomas had 1,619 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2014 and has averaged 1,494.3 yards and 11.7 touchdown per game over the past three seasons. He remains Peyton Manning’s favorite target
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Stars
Keenen Allen, San Diego Chargers – Allen saw his production dip last year, but look for it to rebound in Year 3.  WR2 option.
C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos - Anderson ran for 849 yards and eight touchdowns while catching 34 passes for 324 yards and two more scores. He has top five potential, but Denver running backs were almost interchangeable last year, which worries me.
Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers – Don’t expect much in the passing game, but  he should get the bulk of the carries and goal line work. Solid RB2 option.
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs - Kelce quietly finished with 862 yards and five touchdowns in 2014 coming off a knee injury. Look for him to take a step forward in his second full year.
Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs – Maclin had 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns last year for the Eagles, but his value took a hit going to KC. He should remain a WR2 though.
Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers – Routinely tops 4,000 yards and 30 touchdown.
Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos - It is no surprise that Sanders broke out in his first season with Peyton Manning. He finished with 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns.
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Solid Options
Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders – Had a decent rookie season and the Raiders added Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. Should be a solid QB2.
Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders – Cooper should be able to produce right out of the gate for Oakland and perform like a WR2/WR3.
Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders – Crabtree has been largely disappointing throughout his career other than in 2012. He should be a WR4/WR5 in a contract year.
Owen Daniels, Denver Broncos – If he can stay healthy Daniels will be a decent TE2 catching passing from Peyton Manning.
Knile Davis, Kansas City Chiefs – RB4/RB5 with upside if Charles goes down. Davis had 610 total yards and seven touchdowns last year.
Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers – Suspension and age keep him out of the star territory, but Gates was a monster last year with 12 touchdowns.
Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers – 856 yards and six touchdowns last year. Decent WR4/WR5 option.
Stevie Johnson, San Diego Chargers – Major QB upgrade with Rivers. Has a chance to be a solid WR4/WR5.
Cody Latimer, Denver Broncos – Latimer has a chance to become the latest fantasy asset for Peyton Manning.
Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs – Smith is a QB2 at best. He won’t wow you with his numbers, but he doesn’t make mistakes.
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Stretches
Montee Ball, Denver Broncos – Ball saw Anderson take the lion’s share of the work last year. He’ll need an injury to get back to the lead back role.
Ladarius Green, San Diego Chargers – Gates’ suspension will get him extra work early. Gates will still take long-term production from Green.
Mychal Rivera, Oakland Raiders – Had 534 yards and four touchdowns last year. Expect a step back with new weapons for Carr to throw to.
Juwan Thompson, Denver Broncos – Thompson averaged 5.0 yards per carry on his 272 yards. All he needs is the opportunity.
Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers – RB4/RB5, particularly in PPR leagues.
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