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Fantasy football: Cook, Montgomery lead Week 13 running back rankings

Fantasy football: Cook, Montgomery lead Week 13 running back rankings

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Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Dalvin Cook, David Montgomery, Nick Chubb, Alvin Kamara and Austin Ekeler top my Week 13 fantasy football running back rankings for 2020. Kareem Hunt, James Robinson, Raheem Mostert, Derrick Henry and D'Andre Swift round out my Top 10 options for Week 13. J.K. Dobbins and Frank Gore also are among my favorite starts this week at the running back position. Advertisement Monitor the status for each of your players' games this week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the NFL schedule and player availability. Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers players should be removed from all starting lineups, as those teams have Week 13 byes. Check out my weekly waiver wire article for candidates to add to your roster before your Week 13 matchup. Here are some of my fav...
Fantasy football: Cook, Conner among best in Week 9 running back rankings

Fantasy football: Cook, Conner among best in Week 9 running back rankings

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Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Dalvin Cook, James Conner, Alvin Kamara, Derrick Henry and Josh Jacobs top my Week 9 fantasy football running back rankings for 2020. Chase Edmonds, Ezekiel Elliott, Christian McCaffrey, David Johnson and Todd Gurley round out my Top 10 options for Week 9. James Robinson and Justin Jackson also are among my favorite starts this week at the running back position. Advertisement Monitor the status for each of your players' games this week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the NFL schedule. Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals players should be removed from all starting lineups, as those teams have Week 9 byes. Check out my weekly waiver wire article for candidates to add to your roster before your Week 9 matchup. Here a...
Fantasy football: McCaffrey, Cook top Week 1 running back rankings

Fantasy football: McCaffrey, Cook top Week 1 running back rankings

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Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Josh Jacobs, Ezekiel Elliott and Derrick Henry top my Week 1 fantasy football running back rankings for 2020. Saquon Barkley, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Austin Ekeler, Joe Mixon and Alvin Kamara round out my top 10 options for Week 1. Advertisement Plenty of other running backs with great matchups this week are available outside of the elite names. Try to find a player who will get a lot of carriers, targets in the passing game or goal line work and has a good Week 1 matchup. Jacobs, Edwards-Helaire, David Johnson, Marlon Mack, James White and Tarik Cohen are among my favorite starts this week. TOP SHELF Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is the focal point of his team's offense. The second-year workhorse had 1,316 yards from scrimma...
Thomas Cook customers get apology for refund delay

Thomas Cook customers get apology for refund delay

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The body repaying money owed to Thomas Cook customers after the tour firm collapsed has apologised to thousands of customers facing refund delays.Paul Smith, director at the Civil Aviation Authority, said "we are very sorry" and promised the CAA is "working tirelessly" to process payments.Despite £160m having already been refunded, he told the BBC well over 50,000 customers were still owed money.Incomplete claim forms and attempted fraud were adding to delays, he said.Thomas Cook collapsed on 23 September, after failing to obtain rescue funds from its banks. Some 150,000 travellers had to be repatriated back to the UK during a two-week operation run by the CAA.A refund process was opened on 7 October for customers covered by Atol-protected insurance. 'Th
Thomas Cook: ‘They told me the money was safe’

Thomas Cook: ‘They told me the money was safe’

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Customers of collapsed tour operator Thomas Cook have been getting in touch with the BBC to voice their frustration at delays in processing their refunds for holidays that never took place.The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) originally said all valid claims made on the first day of its refund programme would be paid within 60 days, or by Friday 6 December. But now it says only two-thirds will be paid on time.Retired teachers Alan and Diane Holmes from Ripon in north Yorkshire booked a two-week holiday in Egypt, but initially thought their money was safe because the booking was made through another firm, Freedom Holidays. "My wife always wanted to do the Egypt Nile cruise. It's been quite peaceful there these last two years, so we ...