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The Houston Texans-Seattle Seahawks game — that’s right, a single game — was the source of most of the Week 8 fantasy football excitement. A 41-38, seesaw affair, the contest resulted in (through the 4 p.m. ET game block): The top two fantasy scores by quarterbacks, the top three scores by wide receivers, and the No. 2 score by a tight end. Here’s hoping you had a piece of the action in that game, because many of the week’s winners surely will!
As we do each week, we recap the week’s winners and losers from a fantasy perspective, complete with applicable game and historical data. Check back after the conclusion of the 1 and 4 p.m. ET (and, when applicable, Sunday Night Football) games for our picks of the week’s best and worst.
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Kearse has no additional targets while within 13 yards of the goal line. Kearse’s 17 percent target share, combined with a dip in touchdowns, figures to keep him on the outside looking in at flex value in the second half.
Jerry’s message to his players. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has always valued his relationships inside the Dallas locker room. That’s why the Wednesday afternoon meeting he held with the players was an important one, in the wake of his comments Sunday that any Cowboy who didn’t stand for the national anthem wouldn’t play.
Too many mistakes in the fourth quarter, coach Todd Bowles said. Can’t happen. Can’t put the ball on the ground. Can’t have timely mistakes. Everybody has to play their brand of ball. Hard enough, but not good enough.
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I think, to keep it frank, the NFL wants the protests to end. It’s bad for their business, but I think it’s ridiculous that they don’t want Colin to be there, being as he is the first one to start protesting. If we have to force him into that room, that’s what we’ll do. But it has to be under the right circumstances. We have to set a meeting, and there has to be people that are going to be there. I don’t think he’s going to fly out here to Philadelphia if nobody is going to be at the meeting.
I was in the bullpen toward the end; that’s why I had to throw on the field postgame, McCullers said. Just because I hadn’t thrown yet, because I was hot and ready to go, if the situation came up where they needed me.
Dodgers fans let it be known they were unhappy with Astros slugger Yuli Gurriel over his racially insensitive gesture toward Yu Darvish by booing him during pregrame introductions and his plate appearances during Game 6.
Undefeated Wisconsin (8-0) and Miami (7-0) are the leaders in the Big Ten West and ACC Coastal, respectively, but have been overshadowed by the front-runners in their opposing divisions because of strength of schedule. Wisconsin’s nonconference opponents are a combined 11-15. Of the Big Ten opponents they’ve played, only Northwestern (5-3) has a winning record. There’s currently not one ranked opponent on the Badgers’ schedule all season.
If you could construct a franchise around a current top-20 scorer, who would you choose? While slick-shooting Auston Matthews is a popular choice among our panelists, Greg Wyshynski says that Jack Eichel’s swagger sets the Sabres center apart.
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What’s the top team in the NHL? Who will it be in four years? Is Sidney Crosby still the face of the league, or is Connor McDavid already coming for his throne? We surveyed 50 players, scouts and execs to find out who they like now — and down the road.
Beamer retired from coaching after the 2015 season, having served as Virginia Tech’s head coach for 29 seasons. He led the Hokies to 23 consecutive bowl appearances, four ACC championships, three Big East Conference titles and a trip to the national championship game after the 1999 season. Beamer said he and his wife initially had reservations about his joining the committee because of the time commitment.
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Mike Zimmer’s decision to play a limited Sam Bradford on Monday night was the result of an old-school coach needing to know what his QB was capable of, writes Michael Rand. Meanwhile, Teddy Bridgewater is nearing a pivotal exam on his knee, which he injured in August 2016. His return would further complicate the Vikings’ QB situation.
The Bears’ offense is radically different with Mitchell Trubisky under center. On Monday night, he dropped back 22 times, but only 12 of those were traditional drop-backs.
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Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams (26.6 percent): The reality is that many people have accounted for their fill-in quarterback in advance of the usual starter’s bye week, but for those who need to replace Tom Brady or Philip Rivers this weekend, Goff is a reasonable option among the quarterbacks who fit Byron Scott Jersey the criteria for this column (available in more than 50 percent of leagues).
Those three wins are probably already too many to secure the No. 1 draft pick in a year when two teams, the 49ers and Browns, are halfway through their schedule and still winless.
But the Jets have a ton Charles Woodson Jersey of money to work with and could go a different route to secure a quarterback of the future. The question is whether or not Cousins can see himself winning any time soon with a roster that may have the NFL’s least inspiring wide receiving corps.
There’s still a great chance that Washington and Cousins will get through this bumpy time in their marriage with a brand new contract that makes things all better.
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Vancouver tied the game six minutes into the third while on the power play. After Markstrom chased down a puck to diffuse a short-handed breakaway, Vanek took a quick pass from Daniel Sedin in the slot at the other end and fired a hard shot that rebounded to Gagner. The center netted his first goal with the Canucks at 13:51, sending the crowd into a frenzy.
They’re disciplined, Jets coach Todd Bowles said about the Bills, who earned a 21-12 win in the first matchup between these two teams on opening day in upstate New York. The biggest thing is they don’t turn it over and they’re getting turnovers. They’re playing good football.
The Jets, on the other hand, are not playing good football. They have lost three straight after blowing 14-point leads to the Patriots and the Miami Dolphins and being up on the Atlanta Falcons going into the fourth quarter of a 25-20 loss Sunday.
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You have to show sportsmanship, Pouncey told ESPN. You just lost the game. We’re taking a knee. What are you trying to prove right now? If anybody’s playing [dirty], that’s dirty s— right there. They literally tried to attack me, come off 100 miles per hour. I ain’t going for that … Do it during the game. You want to do it while we’re taking a knee? It’s a general rule of sportsmanship. You don’t do that type of s—.
Asked about the accusation, Pouncey said, I don’t care what they say. Go watch the film. They were getting balled on.
By winning against Southern Cal and N.C. State, Notre Dame has defeated top-15 teams in consecutive weeks for the first time since 1989.
This will be Notre Dame’s lone game against an unranked opponent in a four-game stretch, with now-unbeaten Miami awaiting the Irish next week.
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Even with lopsided scores, it’s not as if Notre Dame hasn’t faced adversity. When N.C. State recovered a blocked punt for a first-quarter touchdown, the Irish trailed for the first time since the Boston College game in mid-September.
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Monroe, who did not play in Sunday’s 117-106 victory over the Hawks, is averaging 6.8 points and 5.0 rebounds in five games this season.
Kidd told reporters that John Henson, Thon Maker and rookie D.J. Wilson would see increased playing time during Monroe’s absence. Kidd also indicated that versatile star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo could play some center for the Bucks.
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It just shows you how mature [Vaughn] has been in his work ethic, Kidd said. He’s ready to go. He answered the call today.
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5. The Giants were able to contain the fire that their season’s become in Denver last Sunday night. And Ben McAdoo deserves credit for that, given that it was another crazy week in Jersey, with all the injuries and the Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suspension.
Miller fended off Saints safety Rafael Bush to catch a 25-yard pass from Mitchell Trubisky. As Miller landed, his left leg sharply bent the wrong way at the knee, but he held onto the ball until he rolled over and placed the ball on the turf at the Superdome.
The play was initially ruled a touchdown, but as Miller was carted off the field with his leg in an aircast, a replay review overturned the call and the Bears were forced to Eddie Vanderdoes Jersey settle for a 44-yard Connor Barth field goal. The Bears immediately ruled Miller out for the remainder of the game.
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Ben Roethlisberger returns to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs on Sunday night. He’s hoping that’s the place the Pittsburgh Steelers will rediscover how to consistently reach the end zone.
Things are going to get worse before they get better for these Colts. They don’t get to play the 49ers or Browns again over the rest of the season. Their schedule is about to get significantly tougher. To this point, Indianapolis has enjoyed the league’s sixth-easiest schedule, per Football Outsiders. Over the remainder of the season, they play the league’s toughest slate of opponents, with seven of those nine boasting a record of .500 or better.
Injuries have bit the Broncos and affected Trevor Siemian’s efficiency as a “dependent” quarterback. Getting healthy will help, but benching Siemian will not. Overall, the team is not getting the expected results after it tried to jumpstart its attack in the philosophical change from Gary Kubiak to Mike McCoy.
The new offensive coordinator excels at adapting to the strengths of his QB, which McCoy has done the best he can with Siemian. With Brock Osweiler as Denver’s statue-like backup at the moment with the more-mobile Paxton Lynch shelved with a shoulder injury, there’s really no other choice.
The problem is the limited depth of personnel has quickly handcuffed what McCoy can do for Siemian. The offensive line and receiving corps present the immediate biggest challenges.
Miami was trailing 17-7. On a third-and-9 from midfield with just over three minutes left in the third, Cutler tried to connect with wide receiver Jakeem Grant on a deep ball. It was incomplete, but Falcons cornerback Robert Alford was flagged for pass interference. So instead of punting, the Dolphins got a fresh set of downs at the Falcons’ 24-yard line.
Two plays later, linebacker Deion Jones picked off a pass intended for Landry. But defensive tackle Grady Jarrett was called for roughing the passer.
The penalty negated the interception and extended the Dolphins’ drive. Miami was able to score again two plays later on that Cutler pass to Landry, making it 17-14.
The question now is who’ll be providing those passes. Bradford’s status remains up in the air, and the optimism created by Keenum’s explosion against the Buccaneers was quickly deflated when the offense was limited to just seven points in Week 4. Bradford isn’t dealing with any structural damage to his already-repaired knee, but instead a bone bruise 锟斤拷 a less significant injury with a less predictable timeline for recovery. No one’s quite sure when the former No. 1 overall pick will be cleared to return.
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