It’s time for our weekly look at the top fantasy football adds and drops to be making on your waiver wire entering Week 7. ADD Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson AP is officially back. After being traded from the Saints to the Cardinals, it took all of one game for Peterson to show he’s still got it. On Sunday, Peterson rushed for 134 yards on 26 carries in the team's 38-33 victory over the Buccaneers. He looked like the old AP that was an RB1 every week, no matter the matchup. It remains to be seen if that will be the case in Arizona, but he’s at least the No. 1 pickup to make on your league’s waiver wire this week. Washington RB Samaje Perine Washington is finally making Samaje Perine the
The 49ers released veteran linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Friday. It was a surprising move, because teams don’t often release three-time All-Pro players on the right side of 30 very often, but the move was actually exceedingly nice to Bowman, and something we don’t see often in the NFL. “NaVorro gave his heart and soul to this team for the last eight years, and for that we are all extremely grateful,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said in a statement. There were reports last week that the 49ers were trying to find a trade partner for Bowman, and on Sunday morning it emerged that the team actually had a deal in place with the Saints on the trade — but ultimately decided to cut their veteran instead.
When it rains, it pours and right now it is dumping on the New York Giants. Not only did the Giants lose their top four starting wide receivers -- three for the season -- during a Week 5 loss to the Chargers that left them 0-5, but some defensive drama surfaced this week as well. Starting cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie showed up for work, then told everyone he was leaving and promptly got suspended indefinitely by the team. He's not the only cornerback in trouble: according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, second-year corner Eli Apple was benched to start the game against Los Angeles not because of his play but for discipline reasons. Garafolo, appearing on "Good Morning Football (Weekend
Boxing faceoffs are all about mind games. Fighters try to look intimidating, they talk trash, and they get up in each other’s grills all in the name of mind games. Swedish professional boxer Mikaela Laurén took the theatrics to a whole other place during a press conference on Monday when she stood toe-to-toe with undefeated champion Cecilia Braekhus. As cameras clicked away, Lauren approached Braekhus, stared deeply into her eyes and planted a kiss on her lips.
An intriguing detail on Jerry West saying farewell to Golden State emerged this week. The former Warriors front office executive left for the L.A. Clippers over the offseason partly because of a pay cut, according to longtime NBA reporter Jack McCallum. Trimming the compensation of West may sound somewhat silly to some NBA fans since the Lakers legend followed his Hall of Fame playing career with a legendary arc as an executive — including helping the Warriors set up a team that won two of the last three NBA titles. However, McCallum reported as much in his new book Golden Days: West’s Lakers, Steph’s Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball (which will be released Oct.
The Redskins’ secondary has been calling themselves the “Flight Marshals” this season, and they apparently used that concept for a unique celebration choice on Sunday. After Kendall Fuller intercepted C.J. Beathard’s pass to lock up the win over the 49ers, Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger pretended to frisk Fuller and mimicked putting him in handcuffs as they left the field. While reason behind the celebration was initially unclear (and even speculated as a potential protest), Swearinger had a simple explanation for the celebration after the game: Fuller locked down the 49ers. Swearinger said via the Washington Post: “A little Flight Marshal signature. Lock him up. I guess we locking up. He locked
Week 6 brought another devastating injury, saw the NFL’s lone undefeated team fall, and had underdogs go 9-4 – not against the spread, but straight up – on Sunday. Still, some are extrapolating definitive conclusions, so here are five overreactions we’re arguing against. The Eagles are the best team in the NFC Based on record alone, that claim is true. After Thursday night’s 28-23 victory on the road against the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia climbed to 5-1, which tops four other NFC teams at 4-2. The Eagles have plenty of ingredients that make them an early contender. They rank sixth in scoring offense (27.5 points per game) and are tied for ninth in scoring defense (20.9 points per game).
The Dallas Cowboys suffered through a pretty chaotic bye week, with players being released, players retiring, and players being suspended (or more accurately re-suspended). What the Cowboys really need is to get back on the football field, and when they do they need to up their game. The uneven 2-3 start is not going to cut it going forward. So here are four moves they need to make to help ensure success the rest of the way. Give more time to Brice Butler at the expense of Terrance Williams: Yes, the dropped pass that led to a pick-six for Green Bay is still on everybody’s mind. But that’s not the only reason the Cowboys should plug in more Brice Butler for Terrance Williams. Butler has been
The U.S. men's national team needs a coach following its World Cup qualifying failure and the resignation of Bruce Arena, and it needs one quick. U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said in a conference call with media last week that the team will likely play two friendlies in Europe in November. So, who will guide them? There are many candidates for the long-term search, but the early favorite seems to be Tab Ramos. The Uruguay-born coach now leads the U.S. U-20 team. At Red Bull Arena this past weekend to see the Red Bulls face Atlanta United, Ramos told Metro that he'd be interested, but who wouldn't be? "If you'd ask everyone here at the Red Bulls game if they'd be interested in the national
The Philadelphia Flyers have a long way to go before proving they are a playoff team in the top-heavy Metropolitan Division, but their 8-2 beat-down of the Washington Capitals on Saturday night was a reminder they are capable of beating one of the best teams in the NHL. "I think guys were just tired of not making the playoffs," Flyers captain Claude Giroux said. The Flyers (3-2-0) outskated their opponents through the first five games of the season.
Original: August 2017 I’m back from my vacation and ready to resume sending the Crootletter. There is a new No. 2 recruiting class in the country on the 247Sports Composite: the Texas Longhorns. Tom Herman is not playing around. Texas has 17 verbal commitments, and 13 of those are rated four- or five-stars. That’s an absurd ratio. The Longhorns have the top four committed prospects in Texas (Nos. 2-5), and six of the top eight. That is some serious in-state dominance. Seventy-five percent of Texas’ high school commits are from the state. The most recent additions are defensive tackle Keondre Coburn and tight end Malcolm Epps. At 6’0 and 329 pounds, Coburn is built like a fire hydrant and plays
The Pittsburgh Penguins are on their way back to non-embarrassing form, the Edmonton Oilers are struggling to look anything like a legitimate Stanley Cup contender and the Toronto Maple Leafs are making sure the league doesn't forget how much of a game changer that Auston Matthews really is. It's a new week, and that means it's time for another edition of our 2017-18 NHL Power Rankings. To some of our readers' credit, the Penguins probably never should've retained a top-five spot after their 10-1 debacle of a loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, so even their recent on-ice improvement appears in this week's edition as a demotion to the middle of the pack.