Injuries shake up RB ranks; expectations for Flacco, Rivers, Jets
Fans of this column know it's a place where I usually put my observations based on film study and try to apply it to forthcoming games. There's no actual meaningful film yet, so this week I'll hit some hot topics and a few spots where my opinions might vary from the pack.
Five in depth
1. The looming RB mess in Pittsburgh. Sorry, Pittsburgh Steelers, I'm not buying that Rashard Mendenhall is ready to be your Week 1 backfield starter. He didn't play a single preseason ...
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Fantasy Football Week 1
It's a brand new season, with some old faces in new places, like Peyton Manning with the Denver Broncos.
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• NFL Nation blog
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Bell Injury Blog
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• Ranks reax: Newton to shine?
• numberFire: Top Eliminator picks
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• Lessons learned from preseason