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Four-Round NFL Draft Mock: The Storm Nears
Four-Round NFL Draft Mock: The Storm Nears
The NFL Draft is less than three weeks away, and it looks like Teddy Bridgewater might be in for a fall. Is the doom and gloom legitimate for the former Louisville star?
Siegel the Seer: Updated first round mock
Jesse Siegel returns with a new first round projection, with post-free agency adjustments made.
Three-Round Mock: Post-Free Agency Analysis
Three-Round Mock: Post-Free Agency Analysis
Team draft needs are more clear now that many free agents have changed teams, and this article takes a long look at where the rookies fit at this point
Post-Free Agency Mock: Updated 1st Round Projection
Post-Free Agency Mock: Updated 1st Round Projection
A first-round combo of WR Sammy Watkins and QB Derek Carr would be a very good haul for the Browns.
Free Agency Overview: Key NFL Signings And Their Implications
Free Agency Overview: Key NFL Signings And Their Implications
Ben Tate will see plenty of work in Cleveland if he can stay healthy.
Fielkow's Law: Saints Elect to Use Franchise Tag On Graham
Fielkow's Law: Saints Elect to Use Franchise Tag On Graham
A Look at the Saints' Decision to Franchise Jimmy Graham
Post-Combine Mock Draft: Three Rounds
Post-Combine Mock Draft: Three Rounds
An explosive showing at the Combine, including a 134-inch broad jump and 41.5-inch vertical, could keep Lache Seastrunk in the 2nd round.
Final Pre-Combine Mock: Three Rounds
Final Pre-Combine Mock: Three Rounds
The Combine is about to hit full speed, but here's one last look at the landscape before the shakeups happen.
Siegel the Seer: Three-Round Mock
This three-round projection includes several fresh suggestions, including the possibility of Auburn RB Tre Mason landing in the first round.
According to the Data: Home/Road Splits
According to the Data: Home/Road Splits
How much better do fantasy players perform at home?
Fresh Perspective Two Round Mock: Teddy at the Top
Fresh Perspective Two Round Mock: Teddy at the Top
Nick Gray's second mock brings an expanded an altered look at the top of the draft, but Teddy Bridgewater remains at the top.
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Green Bay Packers
The Packers have several players along the defensive line in decline, bound for free agency, or both. As he is wont to do, look for GM Ted Thompson to rebuild through the draft rather than the free-agent market.
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Cleveland Browns
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Cleveland Browns
The Browns' front office may be a mess, but with an extra first-round pick at their disposal they might trade up for a QB like Teddy Bridgewater.
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Denver Broncos
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Denver Broncos
With Eric Decker headed for free agency and, quite likely, a bigger payday elsewhere, Denver could use the upcoming draft to restock at receiver.
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Chicago Bears
The Bears will almost certainly look to upgrade their defensive line after they were dismantled by opposing running backs and struggled to generate much pass rush in 2013.
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Cincinnati Bengals
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals aren't in the market for a top-tier quarterback, but with Andy Dalton coming off another disappointing postseason showing, Cincinnati might target a mid-round developmental prospect such as Georgia's Aaron Murray.
2014 NFL Draft Needs: San Diego Chargers
2014 NFL Draft Needs: San Diego Chargers
After two disappointing seasons, Philip Rivers found renewed success in 2013. Might the Chargers look to add further offensive playmakers in the draft to ensure he remains among the top fantasy passers?
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Baltimore Ravens
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Baltimore Ravens
After Ray Rice struggled to find open running lanes this past season, look for the Ravens to make upgrading the offensive line a priority in the draft.
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Minnesota Vikings
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Minnesota Vikings
Christian Ponder has shown limited signs of growth in his three NFL seasons and may not be the long-term solution at quarterback. If available, could Johnny Manziel be on the Vikings' radar at pick No. 8?
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Kansas City Chiefs
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Kansas City Chiefs
With Dexter McCluster set to become a free agent and the team's other receiving options outside of Dwayne Bowe leaving a lot to be desired, will the Chiefs go wideout in the first round of the draft?
According to the Data: BCS vs. non-BCS for Fantasy
According to the Data: BCS vs. non-BCS for Fantasy
Non-BCS running backs like Matt Forte have excelled for fantasy owners.
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Oakland Raiders
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Oakland Raiders
Picking at No. 5 overall and with quarterback looking like a glaring weakness, the Raiders may be tempted to take Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater if he's still on the board.
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Detroit Lions
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Detroit Lions
The Lions are in need of capable targets to complement Calvin Johnson. Could Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins fill a void for Detroit?
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Pittsburgh Steelers
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers could have their eye on USC wideout Marqise Lee as the team looks to surround quarterback Ben Roethlisberger with more weapons.
NFL Draft Mock 5.0: Three Rounds
NFL Draft Mock 5.0: Three Rounds
Mike Evans, Kelvin Benjamin and Odell Beckham threaten to push ahead of Marqise Lee, which could make him a steal in the second half of the 1st round.
Fresh Perspective Mock: Wave of Wideouts
The 2014 draft is believed to be one of the strongest WR classes in recent memory. Luke Hoover calls for six in the first round.
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
The Super Bowl features an elite offense vs. an elite defense.
Staff Picks: Backing the Seahawks
Staff Picks: Backing the Seahawks
Four of five writers like Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks to cover and win.
Arcanum Cannon Mock: New 1st Round Projection
RotoWire NFL beat writer and Ohio legend Clay Link puts together his first mock of the draft season.
Payne's Perspective: Super Bowl Props
Payne's Perspective: Super Bowl Props
Will Knowshon Moreno cry during the National Anthem? That's one of the many prop bets on the board for Super Bowl XLVIII.
Arizona Cardinals: Team Draft Needs
Arizona Cardinals: Team Draft Needs
Finding help to keep Carson Palmer upright will be high priority for the Cardinals this offseason.
San Francisco 49ers: Team Draft Needs
San Francisco 49ers: Team Draft Needs
Colin Kaepernick has a strong arm, but he needs a receiver capable of stretching the field.
Seattle Seahawks: Team Draft Needs
Seattle Seahawks: Team Draft Needs
Russell Wilson was on the run a lot in 2013, but not by design, making an offensive line upgrade a necessity.
St. Louis Rams: Team Draft Needs
St. Louis Rams: Team Draft Needs
Flush with picks, the Rams could go a number of ways in the draft, but finding protection for Sam Bradford likely is priority No. 1.
Mock 4.0: Watkins and Carr Combo for Oakland?
Mock 4.0: Watkins and Carr Combo for Oakland?
The rebuilding Raiders need to find a quarterback and a supporting cast to help him out. Can Oakland land two top talents early on?
According to the Data: Rules for Drafting Rookies
According to the Data: Rules for Drafting Rookies
Even early-round wide receivers usually don't do much in their rookie seasons
Buffalo Bills: Team Draft Needs
The Bills have the makings of an excellent defense.
Miami Dolphins: Team Draft Needs
The Dolphins needs upgrades at multiple offensive line spots.
New York Jets: Team Draft Needs
Geno Smith needs somebody to throw to in New York.
New England Patriots: Team Draft Needs
New England Patriots: Team Draft Needs
The Patriots Need More Help For Brady.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Team Draft Needs
The Bucs will look to complement elite talent with better balance throughout the roster
Carolina Panthers: Team Draft Needs
The Panthers need to put a few more pieces around Cam Newton and a ferocious front seven.
New Orleans Saints: Team Draft Needs
New Orleans Saints: Team Draft Needs
The Saints need draft reinforcements to catch up with the NFC big dogs.
Atlanta Falcons: Team Draft Needs
Atlanta has plenty of draft needs and is looking to rebound fast.
Tennessee Titans: Team Draft Needs
The Titans have some building blocks but still can't get over the hump
Jacksonville Jaguars: Team Draft Needs
The Jaguars have 11 wins over the last three seasons and needs all over the board.
Houston Texans: Team Draft Needs
Houston Texans: Team Draft Needs
Houston is hoping for a quick turnaround with the No. 1 overall pick
Indianapolis Colts: Team Draft Needs
Andrew Luck has the Colts on the right track, but he needs better protection and a more consistent running game.
Clowney Comeback: First Round Mock
Jadeveon Clowney was largely written off as a potential first overall pick after a disappointing junior year, but mounting questions on the QBs could push him back to the top
According to the Data: 'Questionable' Contributions
According to the Data: 'Questionable' Contributions
Should fantasy owners be nervous about starting players listed as 'questionable' on the injury report?
Weekly Rankings: Week 20 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 20 Value Meter
The AFC Championship should provide the higher scoring fantasy players this week.
Falling Quarterbacks: Fresh Perspective 1st Round Mock
Falling Quarterbacks: Fresh Perspective 1st Round Mock
Nick Grays throws his hat into the ring with a projection of the first 32 picks, as well as the suggestion that a poor bowl game showing could push Derek Carr into the 2nd round.
Four-Down Duel: Backing Brady
Four-Down Duel: Backing Brady
Kevin Payne is feeling patriotic this weekend, as he's backing Tom Brady and a pair of New England receivers this weekend on FanDuel.
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
The AFC title game could determine who goes down as the greatest quarterback of all time.
Staff Picks: Conference Title Games
Staff Picks: Conference Title Games
Erickson and DDD have Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers as their best bets.
King for a Day: Like Brady, Target Edelman
King for a Day: Like Brady, Target Edelman
Considering his usage as the season wound down, Julian Edelman has been tabbed by Jerry Donabedian during construction of his weekly DraftKings lineup.
Mock 3.0: Run on RBs in the 2nd Round
Mock 3.0: Run on RBs in the 2nd Round
Ka'Deem Carey ran for 3,814 yards and scored 44 total TDs in his final two years at Arizona. Which NFL team will he play for in 2014?
Philadelphia Eagles: Team Draft Needs
Philadelphia Eagles: Team Draft Needs
LeSean McCoy can carry the Philadelphia offense, but the Eagles need to add help on defense to make progress in the playoffs.
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Which big favorite is going down this weekend?
Four-Down Duel: Dominating The Divisional Round
Four-Down Duel: Dominating The Divisional Round
Kevin Payne dives into strategy advice and recommended plays for winning on FanDuel during this weekend's divisional matchups.
Washington Redskins: Team Draft Needs
Washington Redskins: Team Draft Needs
Even after a disappointing sophomore season, Washington's best hope for success is clearly to invest in Robert Griffin. Along with DBs, WRs should be the team's top target.
New York Giants: Team Draft Needs
New York Giants: Team Draft Needs
David Wilson's neck surgery leaves the Giants thin at RB, but they can get help there later in the draft. Their early picks should go to the offensive and defensive lines, as well as the CB rotation.
Dallas Cowboys: Team Draft Needs
Dallas Cowboys: Team Draft Needs
Outside of Romo, Murray, Bryant, Witten and Tyron Smith, pretty much all parts of the Dallas roster could use help. The lines are in the worst shape, though.
According to the Data: Do Players Drop Off After Signing Big Contracts?
According to the Data: Do Players Drop Off After Signing Big Contracts?
Victor Cruz, who signed an extension during the summer, had a disappointing season before getting hurt in December
Staff Picks: Handicapping the Divisional Playoffs
Staff Picks: Handicapping the Divisional Playoffs
Backing Philip Rivers and the Chargers +9.5
Weekly Rankings: Divisional Round Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Divisional Round Value Meter
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks get things started this weekend with a home game against the Saints.
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Divisional Round
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Divisional Round
Backing Russell Wilson and the Seahawks at home.
King for a Day: Manning Up
King for a Day: Manning Up
Can Peyton Manning's record-setting production carryover into the postseason? Jerry Donabedian believes so, as he builds out his DraftKings roster around the superstar quarterback.
Mock 2.0: Patriots Locked On to ASJ?
Mock 2.0: Patriots Locked On to ASJ?
Jace Amaro and Eric Ebron should go early, so New England's only Gronk Insurance might be Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the late 1st round.
Four-Down Duel: Backing the Bengals
Four-Down Duel: Backing the Bengals
Kevin Payne is backing multiple Bengals in Wild Card weekend contests on FanDuel.
Breakfast Table: Breaking Down the Wild Card Games
Breakfast Table: Breaking Down the Wild Card Games
Are the Colts better than their advanced stats indicate?
NFL Mock Draft: Brett Hundley is a Wild Card In the Top 10
NFL Mock Draft: Brett Hundley is a Wild Card In the Top 10
If Brett Hundley and Blake Bortles enter the draft, at least five quarterbacks should go in the first round.
King for a Day: Charging Into The Wild-Card Round
King for a Day: Charging Into The Wild-Card Round
As the player field dwindles and matchups get tougher, Jerry Donabedian discusses how to stack your DraftKings lineup for the Wild-Card round.
Staff Picks: Backing the Packers
Staff Picks: Backing the Packers
The staff likes Aaron Rodgers at home plus three points.
Weekly Rankings: Wild Card Round Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Wild Card Round Value Meter
Frank Gore has a really nice matchup against the Packers this week.
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Wild Card Round
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Wild Card Round
Backing Andrew Luck and the Colts at home.
Playoff Cheat Sheet - Updated: Rankings By Position
Playoff Cheat Sheet - Updated: Rankings By Position
Andy Dalton Clocks in at No. 4 among QBs thanks to the Bengals' favorable draw.
Playoff Cheat Sheet: Rankings By Position
Playoff Cheat Sheet: Rankings By Position
Knowshon Moreno clocks in as the No. 2 back
Four-Down Duel: Shooting the Brees
Four-Down Duel: Shooting the Brees
Kevin Payne explores value picks on FanDuel for Week 17, including Drew Brees and a couple of his receiving options as the Saints look to secure a playoff berth.
Coffin Corner: The Perfect 2013 Draft
Coffin Corner: The Perfect 2013 Draft
If you drafted Alshon Jeffery around his ninth round ADP in the NFFC, you won the round. Ray Flowers breaks down what might have been the perfect draft this year in his final RotoWire column.
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Playoff Positioning and Week 17 Upsets
According to the Data: Should You Target Players in the Monday Night Game?
According to the Data: Should You Target Players in the Monday Night Game?
Despite playing in San Francisco, Tony Gonzalez had a solid showing in Week 16
Game Capsules: Scouting the Season Finales
Game Capsules: Scouting the Season Finales
Can Kyle Orton sneak the Cowboys past Philly?
Survivor: Surviving Week 17
Survivor: Surviving Week 17
Backing Andrew Luck and the Colts at home against the Jaguars
IDP Analysis: Dansby's Triumphant Return
Karlos Dansby was rejected by the Dolphins and then ignored by most of the league, but every team probably wishes it had him now.
Staff Picks: Falcons, Packers, Chargers and Cowboys
Staff Picks: Falcons, Packers, Chargers and Cowboys
Aaron Rodgers is back, and staff is backing Green Bay as a road favorite.
King for a Day: Cuts Like a Knile
With Jamal Charles likely sitting and a bargain basement price tag, Knile Davis makes for an attractive option on DraftKings.com in Week 17.
Injury Analysis: Will Romo Play this week?
Injury Analysis: Will Romo Play this week?
Cowboys may face a crucial game against Philly with Kyle Orton behind center.
Run 'N' Shoot: The greatest single season in sports history?
Run 'N' Shoot: The greatest single season in sports history?
If the Broncos win it all, isn't Peyton in that conversation?
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 17
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 17
Backing the Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers at home.
Weekly Rankings: Week 17 Value Meter
Weekly Rankings: Week 17 Value Meter
Drew Brees is one of the many leading fantasy players still left with something to play for in Week 17.
On Target: Garcon Makes the Quarterback
On Target: Garcon Makes the Quarterback
Pierre Garcon has not missed a beat since the move to Kirk Cousins at quarterback for the Redskins, proving he can be elite regardless of who is under center.
NFL Barometer: Baker Breaks Out
Edwin Baker struggled in his final days at Michigan State, but he quietly made a big impact in the Cleveland offense over the last two weeks.
East Coast Offense: The Year of the Outliers
East Coast Offense: The Year of the Outliers
There were a couple big difference makers at each position like Josh Gordon (left). After that, it was a free for all.
Working the Wire: One Last Shot
Working the Wire: One Last Shot
The Raiders are turning to Terrelle Pryor this week for one last look before heading into next season.
Depth Chart Watch: A Giant Mess
Depth Chart Watch: A Giant Mess
The latest in a long line of Giants' calamities, Andre Brown was carted off the field Sunday after suffering a concussion.
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
Andrew Luck is quietly sixth overall in QB fantasy points.
According to the Data: Using Numbers to Predict WR Breakouts
According to the Data: Using Numbers to Predict WR Breakouts
How to spot the next Alshon Jeffery