There is no better position for suddenly creating fantasy stars than running back. Thanks to injury or promotion, a handful of running backs get a shot to start each year. They instantly become fantasy difference-makers who were sitting idly on your roster or the league waiver wire. These are what fantasy dreams are made of. Last year, several vaulted into a starting role and became sleepers, such as Devonta Freeman, Danny Woodhead, DeAngelo Williams and David Johnson — players now in the upper tiers of fantasy running backs. After drafting your starting lineup, there’s no better investment than mining for the next surprise stud. Consider these backs as the best positioned to become “The New
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is under a lot of scrutiny and pressure after sitting for the national anthem as part of a political statement. Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres might share Kaepernick’s feelings on how black people are treated in the United States, and he said he wanted to join in the protest, but his agent talked him out of sitting down like Kaepernick. Tavarres, who was undrafted out of Incarnate Word but most Eagles writers have said has a shot at the 53-man roster, initially said on Monday he’d join the protest and sit during the national anthem.
Without Teddy Bridgewater, the Minnesota Vikings won't be making noise in January. There is an old saying: turn out the lights, the party's over. In Minnesota, somebody can hit the switch and go to sleep, taking in a long winter's nap. The Vikings had so much promise only a few days ago, and now nothing. On Tuesday, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sustained a non-contact injury that ravaged his left knee. After medical testing had concluded, Bridgewater was found to have a completely torn ACL along with other structural damage, per an official team release. Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee as well. If there was any good news, his nerves were spared. Long-term, the Vikings and Bridgewater