Sean Allen breaks down fantasy hockey matchup data heading into the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5 and checks in on how some big name players who switched Jerseys in the offseason are doing with their new teams.
Injuries, such as a recent one to James van Riemsdyk, have been the only factor that has allowed Marner to crawl off the fourth line for the Maple Leafs so far. He’s a highly skilled offensive forward who is unfortunately buried behind even higher-skilled forwards. On a team without Auston Matthews, William Nylander or Nazem Kadri in the way, Marner could Authentic Dwight Clark Jersey do some serious damage.
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Largely because of pedestrian wide receiver talent, the passing offense remains anemic, with the Bills averaging just 178.7 yards a game.
It isn’t far-fetched with Buffalo’s two losses coming by a total of 10 points and New England not playing at its customary elite level. The division may very well come down to matchups between the Bills and Patriots in Weeks 13 and 16.
It simply wasn’t enough from Philip Rivers, though, with the Bolts signal-caller throwing a game-ending interception at the goal line as time expired. Take away Gordon’s long run and Sunday served as additional proof that New England’s defense is rounding into shape. As for the Chargers, this just isn’t the same attack when fascinating pass-catching tight end Hunter Henry (2 catches, 11 yards) is taken out of the equation.
Think about what the Pats did this offseason. They traded a first-round pick for Cooks, who is two years from unrestricted free agency. They signed Stephon Gilmore to a top-dollar deal at cornerback.
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The only move that didn’t jibe with the win-now philosophy was holding onto Garoppolo when the Pats could have gotten a player or draft picks which would have netted them players for the 2017 roster.
Janela is planning his second Spring Break show, which was a massive hit last year in Orlando, this year in New Orleans on the Friday of ‘Mania weekend in a 4,000 seat arena.
He dominated NC State. He’s a rare talent. Guards rarely go in the top 10 of the draft, but the 6-foot-5, 330-pound Nelson has a chance to do it. As of now, he’s going to have one Marshall Newhouse Jersey of the best grades for a guard that I’ve given out in my 35 years of doing this. He has tremendous agility and quickness, can pull on the move and is incredibly physical. Nelson is like a brick wall. And with 31 career starts, Nelson has experience. He’s just an outstanding football player.
The level of focus and intensity does go up in the playoffs, Verlander said. I think that that’s something that you just can’t sustain that over a full season. You’d be burnt out. You can’t focus that much mental energy and physical drain on hanging on every single pitch that way and the crowd and the intensity that it all encompasses. You just can’t do that every single day out for 34, 35 starts.
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As the NHL enters its 101st season and Matthews his second, youth is blooming all across the league. Oilers center Connor McDavid claimed his team’s captaincy and the Hart Trophy even if he still can’t legally drink on road trips to the U.S. Nineteen-year-old Winnipeg winger Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick in ’16, is clubbing stentorian slap shots with the flare of Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin.
In Toronto, Matthews’s arrival was preceded by sprightly first-rounders William Nylander (’14) and Mitch Marner (’15); all three notched 60 points as rookies last season, only the second time that’s ever happened. (Peter Stastny, Anton Stastny and Dale Hunter of the 1980鈥?1 Quebec Nordiques were the first.) Yes, 30-year-old Sidney Crosby and Pittsburgh, with consecutive Stanley Cups, are still seated on the throne, but the kids are storming the castle gates.
Watson walked Reddick leading off the seventh, Evan Gattis pinch hit for Verlander and Maeda relieved. Gattis bounced to shortstop, just beating Utley’s throw from second to avoid a double play. Springer reached on an infield single, and Bregman’s fly to deep center allowed pinch-runner Derek Fisher to tag up and advance to third, bringing up Altuve.
Walking down the dugout steps after his groundout, Altuve slammed his helmet.
It’s cartoonish. I know, I know. It’s also not sustainable. At least not at this rate, where they’re scoring on more than 12 percent of their shots. But they have too much firepower on this roster to not continue scoring at a high rate, even if it’s not quite at the level they’re scoring now. It has been and will continue to be darn fun to watch. Tell your friends.
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Some coaches and general managers take extraordinary measures to compensate. The Vikings, for example, shipped over food that was familiar to their players to homogenize the experience as much as possible. Others are left angry about the burden. After his team took that 44-7 loss in Week 3, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he doesn’t plan on going over there anytime soon to play again.
Harbaugh invited somebody else to have that job. Even after 10 years of games in London, he added, there were some certain things that came up that you look at it and you go, ‘That wasn’t ideal.’ But we really had no way of knowing that. Some things we have no control over. We have no control where we stay, how far the bus ride is, how long it takes to get to the stadium. What impact it had are things we look at.
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The Coyotes win their first game on Alex Goligoski’s overtime goal. (0:46)
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Alex Goligoski scored late in overtime after the Coyotes blew a two-goal lead in the final minute of regulation during a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.
Detroit increased its advantage to 4-1 in the final minute of the second when Larkin’s backhand pass deflected off the stick of Coyotes defenseman Luke Schenn and over Wedgewood’s shoulder at 19:03.
We put our toe in the water instead of diving in, Arizona coach Rick Tocchet said of his team’s slow start. We can’t afford to ease our way into a game. We have to play 60 good minutes, and we’re still not doing that.
Ottawa (5-2-5) got goals from Tom Pyatt, Ryan Dzingel and Chris DiDomenico. Craig Anderson made just nine saves on 15 shots through two periods before being replaced by Mike Condon, who allowed two goals on 14 shots.
Captain Erik Karlsson, one of the NHL’s best defensemen, was on the ice for seven Montreal goals.
Kelvin Benjamin is shockingly a Bill after a wild last-minute trade from the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday. With only about 48 hours to prepare for the Thursday night tilt with his new team, will he play? Per general manager Brandon Beane, that’ll be up to Sean [McDermott] and coach [Rick] Dennison to decide. Odds are, if he does play, it’ll be in a limited role as his knowledge of Buffalo’s playbook will be minimal.
On Monday, Elliott lost his bid for a preliminary injunction that would have stayed the NFL’s six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. As a result, he will not be on the field again until Dec. 17 against the Oakland Raiders, pending a potential appeal.
Martinez’s departure continues an overhaul of the Cubs’ coaching staff. Pitching coach Chris Bosio, hitting coach John Mallee and third-base coach Gary Jones have been fired. The Cubs have hired Jim Hickey, who worked with Maddon in Tampa, as their new pitching coach, while hitting coach Chili Davis and third-base coach Brian Butterfield came over from the Red Sox.
Alexander Radulov scored 2:28 into overtime and the Stars defeated the Canucks 2-1 on Monday night.
Ben Bishop made 38 saves and Tyler Seguin had a second-period goal for Dallas, which improved to 13-0-1 against Vancouver in their last 14 meetings.
The Stars are 3-1 on a five-game road trip that concludes Thursday in Winnipeg. Radulov has three goals and six points in his last three games.
“He’s a wild-card player,” Dallas coach Ken Hitchcock said. “He’s going to do things on the ice that are creative and you are going to have to live with it, but he competes on the puck and that’s a big part of it. He’s a very competitive player and I think he elevates the rest of our competitiveness.”
Sam Gagner scored a power-play goal in the third for the Canucks, who had won four straight.
The 20-year-old center had nine points in three games for the Spitfires, including a hat trick and two assists against Sudbury, and a goal and three assists against Owen Sound. Great hockey player, mediocre pumpkin carver. Such is life.
It’s hard to beat two hat tricks in the same week. In fact, with his three goals against the Nashville Predators, Tavares became the third player in team history to record two tricks in three games, the last player to do so being the incomparably named Ziggy Palffy in 1996.
Congratulations, John Tavares: You are the best hockey player in the world, at least for this week.
Calgary opened the scoring 2:08 into the second. Flames defenseman Brett Kulak, who had just stepped onto the ice, kept the puck in at the blue line and fired a quick shot toward the net that Ferland neatly deflected past Philipp Grubauer.
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Grubauer’s best save kept the score 1-all in the third. He jabbed out his glove to rob Mark Giordano after he was set up by Gaudreau on a rare 4-on-1 rush.
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At every level, Keller has thrived. He broke Phil Kessel’s career points record with the U.S. National Development Team Program. Led BU in all three scoring categories as a freshman. And now has four more points than any other Coyote, while leading their forwards in even-strength ice time (15:51), one centerpiece of their ongoing rebuild seemingly locked into place. Care to guess what word Tocchet uses to describe Keller? What I love is his swagger, he says. The good thing is you can give him crap every once in awhile and he can take it.
The Steelers broke the game against the Lions open with a 97-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to JuJu Smith-Schuster. Both teams struggled in the red zone, and Roethlisberger wasn’t terribly accurate for most of the night. But that pivotal play locked up the 20-15 win for the Steelers.
Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton could be a possible trade target for Indianapolis after the Andrew Luck-less team fell to 2-6, according to multiple reports.
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And if there is an instance of a fan getting hurt beyond a couple of scratches on a ball thrown into the stands, maybe I’d change my tune. But Davante Adams got fined $6,076 for throwing his winning touchdown catch into the stands in Texas last week, and there’s the cutest picture of the recipient, a little girl, cradling it this week. It’s wrong.
2. I think, Luke Kuechly, it’s time for that deep conversation with yourself and with your family and maybe with your good friends on the Panthers. You’re 26, and when you’re on the field you’re as dominant and instinctive as you were in 2013, when you were Authentic Marshal Yanda Jersey named NFL Defensive Player of the Year. But with a likely third concussion in three years Thursday night, the danger with playing such a physical position and risking further head trauma is something Kuechly and those closest to him are going to have to consider when trying to decide about his future in football.
The Cowboys entering Sunday’s Week 7 game against the 49ers as 6 1/2-point favorites seemed like an irrelevant fact given the way the 2017 NFL season has progressed. Dallas (2-3) was coming off a bye after a rough start to the season, and San Francisco (0-6) had lost five straight games by three points or less.
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That’s what the Falcons did in the first half of the Super Bowl, when Ryan posted perfect efficiency (7-of-8, 115 yards, TD). They kept looking downfield to their best field-stretchers, Jones, speedy wideout Taylor Gabriel and tight end Austin Hooper. As a team that tends to try to take away one receiving option from the opponent, New England was burned by Atlanta diversifying deep in the passing game while also maintaining balance and pace.
Don Balon has alleged that Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is eyeing a mass exodus of first-team stars as he looks to bring in a new superstar era in Spain’s capital, with the likes of megastar Cristiano Ronaldo and Benzema up for the chop.
If that claim is true, it could mean that Benzema’s future at Santiago Bernabeu is in doubt again, and may lead to the Gunners swooping for a long-time target of Arsene Wenger’s.
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Benzema has consistently been touted as a future Arsenal player throughout his career with Real, but has never seen fit to leave his current club.
The Jacksonville Jaguars sacked Jacoby Brissett 10 times in Week 7, tying a franchise record that was set in Week 1. The 27-0 shutout win over the Indianapolis Colts improved the Jaguars to 4-3 and upped their sack total to 33 on the year.
“I’ll be figuring out how to try to win a game,” he told McManamon. “I hear we’re staying 40 minutes or so from the actual city, too.”
Britt has struggled this season, too. He has just 10 catches for 128 yards and one touchdown. Complaints about the flight length and the time players spend away from home for London games are valid, but maybe Britt should follow Kizer’s lead and focus on his performance, not where he’s playing.
By limiting Trubisky’s time to look bad, the Bears defense is making the rookie quarterback look good.
“It’s just giving him time to grow as a player,” linebacker Leonard Floyd said. “We know we’ve got to come in and play at a high level anyway. It’s just giving him a lot of experience, getting him used to playing in the league. And he’s been doing better, game by game.”
“Better” might be overly optimistic.
The hype for Trubisky has been overheated since training camp, with Bears fans seeing him as the gridiron equivalent of the Chicago Cubs wunderkinds. While there’s no question he’s got talent — see his 70-yard deep ball to Tarik Cohen — he’s still a rookie.
A raw one, at that.
Some owners left the Yankees game early, seeking a good night’s sleep before the meeting with the players the next morning. Jones could afford to stay out late. Goodell had personally decided which owners would attend, and he had not invited Jones. The commissioner, sources say, wanted to prevent the players-owners meeting from devolving into an argument about whether a player should be benched if he kneels — an argument that was more likely to break out if Jones attended. For his part, Jones, who declined comment for this story, didn’t seem bothered. He beamed in the Yankee Stadium suite alongside his oldest son, Stephen, masking worries over what was now at stake for the NFL in 2017.
Polls show that the protest issue has resonated with millions of fans who insist all players should stand for the national anthem; some are calling for an NFL boycott and vowing to never watch another NFL game. Owners are alarmed at how rapidly fans’ outrage is eroding many of the league’s key Authentic Patrick DiMarco Jersey business metrics, and executives at some broadcast partners have complained to owners about how the NFL lurches from crisis to crisis.
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Flacco had slid onto the turf when he has hit high by Miami linebacker Kiko Alonso. Flacco’s helmet was ripped from his head, and he appeared woozy upon getting to his feet.
Several players from each team shoved one another in the wake of the play, which occurred late in the first half.
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Flacco went 10 for 15 for 101 yards and a touchdown.
Ryan Mallett came in and threw for a score to put Baltimore up 20-0.