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Tweet FRO’s FANTASY SLEEPER WEEK 11By William Queen Jr. Contributing Writer-Football Reporters Online All the bye weeks are over and that means that the NFL, along with all its players, is back in full swing. And out of the grand spectrum of players the NFL has to offer, I think the Atlanta Falcons 3rd string running back Jason Snelling will surprise many as this week’s fantasy sleeper. Fresh off the bench, Snelling is getting an opportunity this week vs. the Giants to show the world why he’s in the NFL. The funny...

Tweet   NFC South Week 10 Wrap Up  By Rafael GarciaSr. Contributing WriterSoutheast Region  New Orleans 28 St. Louis 23This was not supposed to be this hard for the Saints, but with the kind of football they have played recently, it’s no surprise that it was. Drew Brees started the year blowing defenses away with accuracy and hardly any mistakes. These past few games he has shown many flaws that can cost the Saints down the line come playoff time. So they came in to this with the chance to find their offense again. To put...

Tweet Seven & Out – Week #10 By Michael – Louis Ingram-Associate Editor/Director of Scouting Football Reporters Online/ Contributing Writer-Black Athlete.com  PHILADELPHIA (BASN/FRO): The teams are approaching the top of the stretch, and as always, it will be not a matter of how one starts; but how one finishes.Meanwhile, let’s get back to rollin’ those bones. Alright, shooter – the point is 10; The NEW ORLEANS SAINTS defeated the St. Louis Rams 28-23 and improved to 9-0 for the first time in franchise...

Tweet Photo: Lucas Oil Stadium-Where Peyton Manning trumped Bill Belichick …. FRO’s FAVORITE FIVETop Five NFL Moments – Week 10by Jon Wagner, Sr. Writer-At Large, Football Reporters Online #5: WARNER STARTS SLOW, FINISHES STRONG TO TIE FOUTS After starting the 2009 season 4-0 on the road but just 1-3 at home, Kurt Warner and the Arizona Cardinals appeared headed for another head-scratching home defeat. They trailed Seattle, which came in 0-3 on the road, 14-0 more than halfway through the second quarter, after...

Tweet Photo: By Bill Menzel-Jets QB Mark Sanchez hands off to RB Thomas Jones JAGS DELIVER CRUSHING BLOW TO RYAN’S JETS  24-22by TJ Rosenthal for Football Reporters Online This WAS a playoff game. This WAS the game that was slated decide the fate of the 4-4 Jets who stare down the barrel of a brutal second half schedule that includes the Pats, Colts, Falcons, Bengals as well as the always tough Bills in Orchard Park. A win on Sunday and the Jets could find a starting point for navigating through a harrowing November...

Tweet [Late Monday Night Edition]Tuesday Morning Huddle  What I Saw in Week 10
By David Ortega for Football Reporters Online 
Vikings quarterback still fantasy stud…. 
When the season started quarterback Brett Favre was not on anyone’s radar as a number one fantasy quarterback. At 40 years of age, Favre’s better days looked to be in the rear view mirror or so we thought. In Favre’s last four starts he is averaging 300-yards passing per game with eight touchdowns and only one interception.
Marvelous McNabb throws...

Tweet Mediocre NFC Yields Giant Strides For Big Blue During Bye WeekBY Jon Wagner-Sr. Writer at Large Football Reporters Online New York Giant fans can now calm down a little this week. Rest assured, at this point, there’s still very much of a season left for Big Blue. It wouldn’t be New York if its fans and media didn’t often overreact to each game that any professional team plays in New York. That response just comes with the territory when rooting for or discussing teams in the New York City area. Sure enough, to the...

Tweet FRO’s NFL Performance Rankings-Through Week 9By Jon Wagner, Sr. Writer At-Large Football Reporters Online While there are many power rankings out there based as much on hype, expectations, and too often, unrealized and inaccurate projections, at Football Reporters Online, we prefer to rank NFL teams on what’s actually happened, taking into account only how teams have performed on the field and who they’ve played. At F.R.O., you won’t find yet another power ranking that doesn’t tell you much. Instead,...

Tweet “FRO’s Favorite Five”Frankie’s Favorite Fantasy PicksWeek 10 By Frankie Underwood, Senior Fantasy Writer at www.footballreportersonline.com Email questions and comments to [email protected] Donovan McNabb should be back to form this weekend in San Diego. San Diego can not cover tight ends and they tend to get into shoot out games. McNabb’s top Philly wide receiver DeSean Jackson was held in check last weekend and his ego will not allow it to happen again. The Chargers are ranked middle of the...

Tweet NO ROOM FOR ERROR AS THE JETS  SECOND HALF BEGINS AGAINST JAGSby TJ Rosenthal for Football Reporters Online Watch T.J.’s Video Preview here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf9vWinctQU Coach Rex Ryan was right when he said earlier this week that this Sunday’s battle with the Jacksonville Jaguars is essentially a playoff game. Both clubs are 4-4 and may need the head to head tie breaker at season’s end against each other to gain what appears to be the Jets only reasonable path to the postseason; a wildcard...

Tweet FRO’s FAVORITE FIVETop Five NFL Moments – Week 9by Jon Wagner, Sr. Writer-At Large, Football Reporters Online #5: RIVERS SHOCKS GIANTS It was the type of mid-season drive that can change a season for both teams, and depending on what happens in the remainder of the 2009 season, it just may. The Chargers had come to the Meadowlands with a 4-3 record, winners of two straight after a very mediocre start to their season, looking to gain on Denver in the AFC West, and also keep pace in the very competitive AFC...

Tweet What’s wrong with the Baltimore Ravens?by J.P. Fox for Football Reporters Online                 To go from AFC Championship to a 4-4 start in the next season could be pretty depressing to the fans of a certain NFL team. Well, that’s exactly what has happened to the Baltimore Ravens. People who look at how the Ravens’ 2009 season has unfolded halfway through could say that this team could realistically be 6-2 If things had fallen their way. Saying this could be misleading, because through 8 games,...

Tweet What to Make of Week 9-By David Ortega for Football Reporters Online Chambers has a new homeIt did not take long for Chris Chambers to go from the unemployed to starting in Kansas City. Almost as fast as he was released by San Diego was Chambers claimed by the Chiefs. Once he cleared, the team released wide receiver Bobby Wade and Chambers was quickly inserted into the lineup. Following his impressive debut as a Chief, their is great room for improvement. Chambers only caught three passes and was only targeted four times....

Tweet The N – Files, Volume III: Cash & CarryBy Michael – Louis Ingram Associate Editor/Scouting Director- Football Reporters Online/Contributing Writer-BlackAthlete.comFRO/BASN PHILADELPHIA (BASN): (later – same evening)N-Files Glossary: UPS (Ultrasonic Pulse Scanner); BIG UPS (Bilateral Integrated Ghost Ultrasonic Pulse Scanner);RATs (Residual Audio Templates); MAUS (Mobile Analog Uplink Source)RBG (Red Black Green, aka Reparations by Graduations); MAMA (Modified Analog Masking Apparatus)   The crowd at...

Tweet Good Behavior Starts At HomeBy Jon Wagner Sr. Writer at Large Football Reporters Online Recently, the New York Giants have been bad. No, they haven’t been well-behaved at all over the past four weeks. They’ve been undisciplined and careless, mistake-prone and unfocused. They’ve been so bad, that in the span of just one month, they’ve gone from a 5-0 member of the NFL elite to a mediocre, middle-of-the-pack, 5-4. And, now they’re being punished for their actions. A very tough schedule lies ahead for them, and...

Tweet Seven & Out – Week #9By Michael – Louis Ingram-Director of Scouting/ Associate Editor-Football Reporters OnlineFRO/BASN PHILADELPHIA (FRO/BASN): The weeks keep tickin’ and some teams take a lickin’; but as we pass the half-way mark with Week 9, the spin is as predictable as the bones hittin’ the back of the crap table. Alright – new shooter comin’ out…  The INDIANAPOLIS COLTS defeated the Houston Texans 20-17 and have won a franchise-record 17 consecutive regular-season games dating back to 2008.  The...

Tweet Chargers Shock Conservative Giants In Final MinuteBy Jon Wagner Sr. Writer at Large Football Reporters online On a day when he moved into third place on the all-time New York Giants’ list for completions, Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning was ironically beaten by the quarterback who was involved in the trade that brought Manning to New York in the first place. More than five years after being traded for Manning, San Diego quarterback Phillip Rivers, who was a Giant for all of about 45 minutes on Draft Day in 2004, directed...

Tweet What’s wrong with the Giants? By Dr. Bill Chachkes-Managing Partner/Executive Editor-Football Reporters Online.Photo Credits: NY Giants Helmet from Wikimedia CommonsKevin Boss vs. Tampa By Tomasso DeRosa Because there is something wrong at the Timex performance center, but It’s not something that people should be surprised about. The Giants have some key Injuries most notably on the defense, that are keeping them form gaining the upper hand and beating the teams they play. Why, you ask? They should be 8-0 or 7-1?...

Tweet Earners and Bums From week 8 (Studs & Duds) By David Ortega for Football Reporters Online Once again “The Collector” is back this week to let all of you fantasy owners know about those not-so-highly known fantasy gems that continue to score big points. While these diamonds in the rough make noise, we also have some of your weekly Studs that looking more like Duds. When you need a big week, sometimes you can count on your regular sources of scratch to pay-off, “The Collector” will tell you who is dropping the...

Tweet WEEK 9 FANTASY SLEEPER-By William Queen for Football Reporters Online A diamond in the rough; Seattle Seahawks receiver Nate Burleson serves as this week’s fantasy sleeper. Nate Burleson is an experienced 7-year receiver out of Nevada-Reno College that is often overlooked when teams study the Seahawks. He never makes the headlines and he never makes the highlight film, but he always makes sure-handed plays. Burleson has put up above average numbers, racking up 38 receptions for 487 yards and 3 touchdowns this season....