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Matthew Berry’s Love/Hate – fantasy football picks, sleepers, busts for Week 7

[ad_1] There are a few truths I hold to be self-evident.Bruce Allen must be fired.If you find a good gimmick for a column open, use it again.Mina Kimes is a rock star.Mina's life is about to be even more insanely busy than it already is, as she's launching a new podcast called ESPN Daily. It's a 20-minute podcast that comes out every weekday morning, taking a deep dive into a
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Fantasy intel for all 32 NFL teams ahead of Week 7

[ad_1] 12:43 PM ETMike ClayESPN Writer CloseFantasy football, NFL analyst for ESPN.com Member of Pro Football Writers of America Founding director of Pro Football Focus Fantasy 2013 FSTA award winner for most accurate preseason rankingsThe Fantasy 32 analyzes the NFL from a fantasy perspective, with at least one mention of each of the league's 32 teams. Though efficiency will be discussed plenty, the column will lean heavily on usage data,
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Week 7 NFL Power Rankings

[ad_1] 6:50 AM ETNFL NationESPN As we conduct another version of the NFL Power Rankings, we got to thinking -- what's the one thing that could hold each team back?2 RelatedSome teams have a lot of flaws to choose from (sorry, Dolphins and Redskins fans). Pinpointing a weakness on other teams might seem a bit nitpicky -- it's kind of hard to take Patriots and 49ers complaints seriously at the
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Hunter Henry among top fantasy football free-agent finds for Week 7

[ad_1] 1:40 PM ETField YatesESPN Insider CloseField Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.We were reminded of a lesson this past week in fantasy football that is worth storing away: the waiver process does not ever stop. This column debuts weekly
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The NHL’s best and worst this week

[ad_1] Oh, no, here we go again. The 4-0-1 Buffalo Sabres are off to a hot start and could emerge as a spoiler in the top-heavy Atlantic Division. Forgive us if you've heard this before, then ended the season disappointed. This year, maybe, could it be for real?This once-proud fanbase is desperate to win. Buffalo routinely ranks among the top TV markets for the Stanley Cup playoffs -- despite the
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Week 6 NFL takeaways – Are the Chiefs and Browns in trouble?

[ad_1] The Chiefs and Browns come out of Week 6 on losing streaks, and the Redskins finally got their first win. Minnesota's passing game clicked against Philadelphia, and Baltimore's Lamar Jackson was historic against Cincinnati. In the afternoon, the Niners made a statement, and the Cowboys were upset by the Jets.All that and more in Week 6's biggest takeaways from NFL Nation.Jump to a matchup:PIT-LAC | SF-LAR | ATL-ARI |
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Why Week 7 gave us the answers we needed about the College Football Playoff’s top contenders

[ad_1] The problem with September football is that it skews our perspective. College football is still figuring itself out in September. The comparison points are all hypothetical. September lies. October, however, offers real insight.Was LSU's offense really ready for a title run? It's easy enough to think so when Joe Burrow is torching Georgia Southern and Vanderbilt and, yes, even a shaky Texas defense. But what happens when he's faced
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NFL coaches 1-for-21 on pass interference challenges since Week 3

[ad_1] NFL coaches have failed on 20 of their past 21 challenges for pass interference this season, a trend that could discourage them from using the league's marquee rule change in 2019.Overall, there have been seven reversals in 40 pass interference-related reviews since the start of the season, including those initiated by the replay official in the booth. But coaches have grown increasingly frustrated by their inability to get calls
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Can Oklahoma and LSU keep their offenses flying high in Week 7?

[ad_1] The campaign for the 2019 Heisman Trophy appeared to be a two-man race heading into the season: last year's runner-up, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, versus the golden-boy prototype and reigning national champion, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence.To be sure, neither has been eliminated from contention -- Tagovailoa's early-season numbers suffer when compared to last year's early-season numbers and very little else, and while Lawrence has underachieved a bit (he's 14th in Total