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Which Free Agent Running Back Should the Colts Sign?

LeGarrette Blount Ben Tate Indianapolis Colts Pittsburgh Steelers Cleveland Browns NFL cut signed running backsThe Indianapolis Colts will need to rely on Andrew Luck’s arm even more this season. The team placed Ahmad Bradshaw on season-ending injured-reserve. He broke his fibula late in Sunday night’s loss to New England.

This leaves the Colts quite thin at running back. Trent Richardson and Daniel ‘Boom’ Herron are the only two running backs on the roster. Bradshaw is the second running back Indy lost to IR this season. Vick Ballard blew out his Achilles in training camp back in July.

The Colts are in need of an establishing running back. Richardson hasn’t been the back they thought they were getting from Cleveland and Herron doesn’t have the track record to prove they could rely on him in the playoffs.

We can already strike one name off the free agent running back list. The Colts said they are not interested in Ray Rice. He would need to be reinstated for Indy to even have the option of signing him.

The two names that popped up today are LeGarrette Blount and Ben Tate. Both came available on the market and have the ability to help Indianapolis fill their need.

Which running back is best suited for the Colts?

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Colts trade pick for Trent Richardson

trent-richardson-indianapolis-coltsThe Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns may have just shocked the world.

The Colts are sending a 2014 first-round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns for running back Trent Richardson.

The Colts starting running back, Vick Ballard, tore his ACL in a practice last week, so they were in search for a running back.

Colts owner Jim Irsay hinted on Twitter last week that the team was searching for a replacement for Ballard. Many assumed that they were after Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure. Well, the Colts out-kicked their coverage with this trade. Continue reading

2012 NFL Team Preview: New York Giants

Most of the country was rooting for the New York Giants at the end of last season. They faced the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. New York was deemed as the underdogs and most of the country wanted to see Eli Manning defeat Tom Brady for a second time in a Super Bowl. They went on to win and the spotlight is now shining very bright on them in 2012.

The current version of the Giants is much like last year’s model. They will still do the things they’re known to do well (rush the passer, throw deep, etc), but will have some new faces doing it. Will they miss a step without a few key players who departed in the off-season?

Here is our 2012 NFL team preview for the New York Football Giants.

2011 Win/Loss Record: 9-7

Key Additions: DT Shaun Rogers, TE Martellus Bennett, RB David Wilson, WR Rueben Randle, CB Antwaun Molden, OG Sean Locklear, CB Jayron Hosley, OT Brandon Mosley and OT Matt McCants.

Key Losses: TE Kevin Boss, TE Jake Ballard, CB Aaron Ross, RB Brandon Jacobs, WR Mario Manningham, WR Devin Thomas, DE Dave Tollefson and OT Tony Ugoh.

Non-Division Schedule: AFC North and NFC South

Fantasy SleeperTE Martellus Bennett – The Cowboys drafted Bennett to be Jason Witten’s successor, but he never had the opportunity to be a productive player. They just drafted Adrien Robinson and Bennett, even though he is panned as a bust, will get the bulk of the targets. Manning has shown a tendency of looking for tight ends in the past (Jeremy Shockey, Kevin Boss, etc.), so Bennett could be a top-10 tight end in fantasy this season.

Team Analysis: Thanks to Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks, Eli Manning had one of his best statistical years. Even though he threw 16 interceptions in 2011, it was an improvement from the previous season when lead the league with 25 picks. He lost a few targets this off-season (Manningham, Boss and Ballard), but he has some new toys to play with. Rueben Randle and Martellus Bennett should fill the void left by the departing players. On the defensive side of the ball, their secondary was their Achilles’ Heel in 2011. New York lost Aaron Ross in free agency and didn’t add any significant corners in the draft or free agency. They hope Prince Amukamara will take over his role. The one constant with the Giants every season is their pass rush. Jason Pierre-Paul, Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck are back again to terrorize quarterbacks. The NFC East will be very competitive this season. Every team has improved and it will be difficult for the Giants to even make the playoffs. I don’t see them repeating as Super Bowl champions or even making the playoffs. I don’t blame a “Super Bowl hangover”, I blame other NFC teams getting a whole lot better.

2012 Wins Over/Under Line: 8.5 (Prediction: UNDER)

2012 Projected Win/Loss Record: 8-8

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2010 NFL Week 2 – Fantasy Football Sit/Start

I’m a man that can admit my faults. I completely whiffed on Arian Foster last week, but he was left on the bench on a lot of fantasy leagues last week. I did make good recommendations to start Matt Forte and to bench Ryan Mathews, Donovan McNabb, and DeSean Jackson. Here are my weekly Sit/Start column for Week 2 of the 2010 NFL Season.

I want to explain what I mean by “sit” and “start.” Of course you are going to start some of the guys i say to bench this week, because you probably used high draft picks or a lot of money in an auction for them. I am just not completely sold that they will have good weeks. If you have a guy that you are on the fence about, maybe this will help you pick between the players. Continue reading