Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes addresses the media after a Week 3 win against the Baltimore Ravens. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick loves to take away what an offense does best. It's not exactly what every coach wants out of his quarterback (and perhaps that's in part why the Raiders' Jon Gruden is so non-committal to Carr), but that's simply the truth with Carr, whose yards per attempt average is 6.9 for his career. Belichick's a damn genius I never have seen a defense do this before.
Jake Garcia's senior season of high school football may never happen. Garcia is a California native and has committed to play football at USC. After multiple reports surfaced Tuesday about Garcia's pending ineligibility, Valdosta coach Rush Propst confirmed that his new QB was ineligible to ABC 27 in Tallahassee.
Southeastern Conference fans expecting defenses to be ahead of offenses could not have been prepared for the big passing games from Mississippi State's K.J. Costello and Florida's Kyle Trask to open the season. Trask and Costello were the league's biggest opening week surprises as they showed they are quarterbacks to be watched in 2020. Trask completed 30 of 42 passes for 416 yards and six touchdowns in a 51-35 win at Mississippi.
As her son Patrick Mahomes was methodically taking apart the Ravens last night, Randi Mahomes found one thing quibble with. One of the ESPN announcers kept referring to the Chiefs quarterback by the shorthand “Pat,” and she got tired of hearing it. Word got around, as ESPN analyst Louis Riddick made his mea culpa later in the broadcast.
START: Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Dolphins: Having accounted for five touchdowns (one rushing) in his past two games, Fitzpatrick gets a Week 4 matchup against a Seahawks pass defense that allows the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Expect Fitzpatrick to take his share of downfield shots on a defense that has given up the most air yards in the league (936). SIT: Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles: Wentz has already thrown six interceptions, one fewer than his entire 2019 total.
Lombardi: Rivera will 'lose his team' if he keeps Haskins at QB originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Entering the 2020 season, plenty of experts wondered whether Washington Football Team passer Dwayne Haskins could truly be a franchise quarterback. Those questions have only been magnified following after the 23-year-old turned the worst start of his career this past Sunday, throwing for three interceptions and fumbling once in the team's 34-20 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Add NFL analyst Michael Lombardi to those doubters.
Doc Rivers' departure from the Los Angeles Clippers stunned the NBA on Monday. The Clippers were fresh off a hugely disappointing end to a season that started with championship expectations. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Ohm Youngmisuk reported Tuesday on Ballmer's process and the steps that led to Rivers' departure, which was ultimately sealed when the two sides couldn't come together on a vision for next season.
On Monday, the Houston Texans were going to bring in former All-Pro safety Earl Thomas for a workout. In his Wednesday presser with the Houston media, coach and general manager Bill O'Brien explained why the club decided to forgo the workout with Thomas. “Earl Thomas is a hell of a player,” O'Brien said via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Would Steve Ballmer want Phil Jackson to coach Clippers? originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest The Los Angeles Clippers dumped one of the most respected coaches in the NBA when they fired Doc Rivers, with two years left on his contract. And my hunch is always that teams don't make moves like that unless they already know that they can replace him with somebody they perceive to be better.
LeBron James is universally considered one of the greatest players the NBA has ever seen. James is also one of the wealthiest athletes on the planet thanks to his massive NBA salary and even more lucrative endorsement deals with the likes of Nike, Beats by Dre, and Coca-Cola. On the court, LeBron James has won four NBA MVP awards, three NBA championships, and is the third-highest-paid player in league history.
Former UCF defensive lineman Trysten Hill caught the ire of the Seattle Seahawks this week. Hill, who plays for the Dallas Cowboys, made a tackle that caused a knee sprain to Seahawks running back Chris Carson, according to multiple reports. Hill is expected to be fined, not suspended for the play, according to the NFL Network.
The banged-up 49ers made a series of moves Wednesday. The signing of tight end Daniel Helm from the Buccaneers' practice squad and the return of receiver Deebo Samuel to practice already were reported. The 49ers will have 21 days to activate Samuel to the 53-player roster.
Starting stars is as justifiable as ever, but I am still here to take a flamethrower to your optimism on a weekly basis, highlighting a handful of upcoming “busts” for the forthcoming slate of games. Cam Newton currently stands as the QB7 in fantasy points per game - safe to say I'm skittish in telling you to expect a fantasy output below his 25-point average… yet a few points send me in that direction. Through three games, it is clear the Patriots understand their offensive limitations, namely due to the lack of individual playmakers outside of the quarterback.
Remember when everyone was complaining about how the Packers were setting Aaron Rodgers up to fail? How they refused to add any wide receiver help in the NFL Draft, instead opting to select a rookie quarterback and another running back? Week 4 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers] Well, if the first three weeks of the season are any indication, Rodgers has decided to take matters into his own hands.
Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 4 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! First and foremost, Matt & Dalton discuss Tuesday's breaking news that eight members of the Tennessee Titans organization have tested positive for COVID-10 and that both the Titans and Vikings (their Week 3 opponent) would be barred from in-person team activities for the time being. Next, Matt and Dalton dive into the stats they love with the top-five running backs with the highest percentage of their team's yards from scrimmage, including Alvin Kamara, James Robinson, Dalvin Cook, Austin Ekeler, and Derrick Henry (4:10).
Westchester, New York: Trump National Golf Club President Trump's golf club in Westchester, New York includes an 18-hole course, tennis courts, and a pool complex. This site is about 30 minutes from New York City and home to a 101-foot waterfall. The 7,291-yard, 18-hole course was designed by architect Tom Fazio.
We've seemingly been waiting for the big Kenyan Drake game all season (even though we're just three weeks in). It hasn't happened yet. Week 4 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers] We thought it would be in Week 3 in a plus matchup against a Detroit Lions team.
Cup teams will compete on a dirt track for the first time in more than 50 years when the series races March 28 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the track announced. “Bristol Motor Speedway has hosted many historic events over the years and we will be adding to that resume,” Jerry Caldwell, general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, said on Wednesday. “We can't wait to see how the stars of NASCAR take to the dirt.”
Herro responds to Pierce hating on his 'bucket' nickname originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Tyler Herro lived up to his "bucket" nickname during the Miami Heat-Boston Celtics conference finals series, but Paul Pierce wasn't impressed. Despite the Heat rookie dropping 37 points in Game 4, Pierce said he couldn't call Herro a "bucket" if he isn't averaging at least 20 points. The Heat rookie responded to Pierce's criticism during ESPN's Dan Le Batard Show on Monday.
When does the 2021 NHL season start? originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington After a temporary four-month shutdown to the 2019-2020 NHL season, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup in six games to conclude the most unique season in league history. As eyes turn to next season, however, there's still a lot to be decided.