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Fantasy Player of the Week - Week 4
In what is quickly turning into the "Year of the Pass," 13 quarterbacks scored at least 20 fantasy points in Week 4 led by New York Giants quarterback...  Full Story | Player Stats: Eli Manning
Week 5 waiver wire gold
By Dave Holcomb | Archive
 
Biggest Pleasant Surprises
By Max Zelenko | Archive
 
Things we learned - Week 4
By Steve Schwarz | Archive
PASSING
# PlayerYards
1Colts Andrew Luck 1305
2Falcons Matt Ryan 1263
3Saints Drew Brees 1203
4Lions Matthew Stafford 1176
5Eagles Nick Foles 1173

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RUSHING
# PlayerYards
1Cowboys DeMarco Murray 534
2Steelers Le'Veon Bell 378
3Giants Rashad Jennings 341
4Chiefs Knile Davis 321
5Redskins Alfred Morris 316

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RECEIVING
# PlayerYards
1Packers Jordy Nelson 459
2Falcons Julio Jones 447
3Ravens Steve Smith Sr 429
4Steelers Antonio Brown 427
5Eagles Jeremy Maclin 353

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Reference Charts
Team-By-Team Injuries
 Reference Charts
Team-By-Team Injuries
 AFC TEAMS:
 NFC TEAMS:
 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL9/30/2014 3:41:00 PM 
Description: It will take a brave fantasy owner to start Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan in Week 5 as all the indicators point downward. Insight: Ryan has thrown five interceptions in two road games this year after throwing 14 on the road (versus three at home) last season. And on Tuesday 40 percent of his starting offensive line was placed on injured reserve (RT Lamar Holmes and C Joe Hawley). That\'s going to be a lot to overcome.
 Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIN9/30/2014 3:36:00 PM 
Description: Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) did not practice Tuesday. Insight: Bridgewater hopes to at least be part of tomorrow\'s walk-through on this short work week. He did everything fantasy owners could have hoped for in his debut start, throwing for 317 yards and rushing for a touchdown in leading Minnesota to a win. The Vikings play Thursday at Green Bay.


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Unforeseen power
Baltimore's free agent signing of Nelson Cruz turned out to be a stroke of genius as the outfielder has smashed a major league-leading... Full Story | Player Stats: MartinezRendonOzuno
 
Second Half Cy Young Award
Dave Holcomb | Archive
 
Hot and cold Buster Posey
Dave Holcomb | Archive
 
The Wrong End of a Deal
Dave Holcomb | Archive
BATTING AVERAGE
# NameAVG
1Astros Jose Altuve.341
2Tigers Victor Martinez.335
3Indians Michael Brantley.327
4Rangers Adrian Beltre.324
5Rockies Justin Morneau.319

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RUNS BATTED IN
# NameRBI
1Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez116
2Angels Mike Trout111
3Tigers Miguel Cabrera109
4Orioles Nelson Cruz108
5White Sox Jose Abreu107

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EARNED RUN AVERAGE
# NameERA
1Dodgers Clayton Kershaw1.77
2Mariners Felix Hernandez2.14
3White Sox Chris Sale2.17
4Reds Johnny Cueto2.25
5Cardinals Adam Wainwright2.38

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 AL TEAMS:
 NL TEAMS:
 Michael Morse, LF, SFG9/30/2014 8:46:00 PM 
Description: Giants left fielder Michael Morse is likely to be left off the National League Wild Card roster on Wednesday due to a strained left oblique according to Mercury News. Insight: There was a previous possibility of him being on the roster as a potential pinch-hitter, but that seems unlikely at this point. Even if the Giants advance, Morse doesn\'t look like he will be much of a factor this October.
 Josh Hamilton, LF, ANA9/30/2014 8:40:00 PM 
Description: Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton (shoulder) told Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register that he is ready to play in the ALDS which starts on Thursday. Insight: Hamilton took batting practice, threw long toss, and ran the bases without any setbacks the last two days. He has played just one game since Sept. 4, but the Angels will likely put him in the lineup on Thursday.


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How to evaluate Kenneth Faried
The team the United States sent to the 2014 FIBA championships was missing a lot of talented individuals, but still ran the table, and one of the reasons was the play of...  Full Story 
Paul George domino effect
By Jesse Pantuosco | Archive
 
Summer league check-in
By Jesse Pantuosco | Archive
 
Stock exchange
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POINTS PER GAME
# NamePPG
1Thunder Kevin Durant32.01
2Knicks Carmelo Anthony27.43
3Heat LeBron James27.13
4Timberwolves Kevin Love26.10
5Rockets James Harden25.36

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ASSISTS
# NameAPG
1Clippers Chris Paul10.69
2Lakers Kendall Marshall8.83
3Wizards John Wall8.79
4Nuggets Ty Lawson8.76
5Timberwolves Ricky Rubio8.59

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REBOUNDS
# NameRPG
1Clippers DeAndre Jordan13.59
2Pistons Andre Drummond13.22
3Timberwolves Kevin Love12.51
4Rockets Dwight Howard12.20
5Kings DeMarcus Cousins11.70

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 EAST TEAMS:
 WEST TEAMS:
 Kobe Bryant, G, LAL9/29/2014 10:22:00 PM 
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant expects to play in the team\'s preseason opener on Oct. 6 after recovering from a fractured lateral tibial plateau in his left knee according to Yahoo Sports. Insight: Los Angeles still expects Bryant to average 23 points per game. Head coach Bryon Scott said he expects Bryant to be healthy all 82 games, and if that happens, Bryant could be a fantasy steal based on where he will be picked this year.
 Paul George, SF, IND9/29/2014 10:01:00 PM 
Description: Pacers forward Paul George said he is hoping to return for the playoffs as long as Indiana makes it according to NBA.com. Insight: George fractured his leg while playing for Team USA on Aug. 1. He was walking around without a walking boot on Monday, which is encouraging, but it is still very unlikely he plays at all this year. Do not draft him in any fantasy leagues.


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Three players to not pick too early
There is a difference between a great hockey player and a great fantasy hockey player. With fantasy drafts just around the corner...  Full Story | Player Stats: DoughtyJokinenDubinsky
Crosby only option at No. 1?
By Steve Schwarz  | Archive
 
Impact of NHL moves
By Thomas Harrigan | Archive
 
All hail King Henrik
By Jesse Pantuosco | Archive
POINTS
# NamePoints
1Penguins Sidney Crosby104
2Ducks Ryan Getzlaf87
3Flyers Claude Giroux86
4Stars Tyler Seguin84
5Ducks Corey Perry82

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PLUS / MINUS
# Name+/-
1Bruins David Krejci39
2Bruins Patrice Bergeron38
3Bruins Brad Marchand36
4Bruins Jarome Iginla34
4Kings Anze Kopitar34

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GOALIE WINS
# NameWins
1Avalanche Semyon Varlamov41
2Penguins Marc-Andre Fleury39
2Sharks Antti Niemi39
4Lightning Ben Bishop37
5Bruins Tuukka Rask36

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 METROPOLITAN:
 ATLANTIC:
 CENTRAL:
 PACIFIC:
 Carl Hagelin, LW, NYR9/30/2014 8:15:00 PM 
Description: Rangers winger Carl Hagelin will top last year\'s 15 goals and 16 assists numbers. Insight: We expect a lot from Hagelin, who is one of the fastest players in the NHL. There is a chance that he will play with Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard this year. If that happens, we like the combination of Haelin\'s speed and Zuccarello\'s grittiness to score a bunch of goals.
 Mats Zuccarello, LW, NYR9/30/2014 8:11:00 PM 
Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello had a breakout season last year, so now fans are wondering if he can repeat that success. Insight: Zuccarello scored 19 goals and had 40 assists playing with Benoit Pouliot and Derick Brassard last season. He will again play with Brassard, but Pouliot left via free agency. The pair will likely be a part of the Rangers second line, but stay tuned because they could also end up in a checking-line role. Either way, Zuccarello is worth stashing on your team.


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