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Fantasy Football Who's Out, Who's In: Full NFL injury report for Week 2

Fantasy Football Who's Out, Who's In: Full NFL injury report for Week 2

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When the NFL's official injury report was released Friday for Sunday's games, 24 players were listed as out, but three key names were not among them. Listed as questionable are Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (left knee), Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (elbow) and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring). There were concerns about whether each of those key players would be ready, and a possibility they could have been listed as out. With the Jaguars hosting the New England Patriots, Fournette's status remains a concern. As a running back, it is difficult to tough out a hamstring injury, which can recur on a single move. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlesberger, who injured his throwing elbow and saw little action early in the we...
Top 30 fantasy football running backs for Week 2

Top 30 fantasy football running backs for Week 2

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Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Chargers star Melvin Gordon is my top fantasy football running back for Week 2. Behind Gordon, I have Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, Arizona Cardinals speedster David Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers rusher James Conner and New Orleans Saints weapon Alvin Kamara rounding out my top five at the position. There are plenty of great options outside of my top five and you can read about a few of them in the descriptions below. If you are needy at the position, check out my waiver wire add/drops for Week 2. Here are my Top 30 options at the position this week. FULL TOP 30 WEEK 2 RANKINGS BELOW TOP SHELF Melvin Gordon showed off his dynamic skillset in Week 1, piling up 64 yards on 15 carries and 102 yards on nine receptions against the Kanas City Chiefs. ...
Chelsea star Eden Hazard admits he prefers Maurizio Sarri’s football to Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte’s

Chelsea star Eden Hazard admits he prefers Maurizio Sarri’s football to Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte’s

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revealed The Belgian superstar believes his new manager allows him to play his natural game, whereas his defensive-minded predecessors did not Chelsea star Eden Hazard believes Maurizio Sarri helps him to enjoy his football, unlike previous bosses Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte. The 27-year-old has two goals and two assists in his opening four games under the new Blues manager and appears to be thriving with his possession-based style of play. Hazard is enjoying life under Sarri After last season’s 1-0 defeat away at Manchester City, Hazard claimed he could’ve played for three hours and not touched the ball, as Conte forced him to chase aerial balls. Mourinho often criticised Hazard for ignoring his defensive responsibilities, bu...
European football round-up: Ex-Arsenal ace starts first game in two years, Bale, Messi and Mbappe score, Ronaldo makes Juve bow

European football round-up: Ex-Arsenal ace starts first game in two years, Bale, Messi and Mbappe score, Ronaldo makes Juve bow

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talkSPORT rounds up the action across Europe over the weekend. Cristiano Ronaldo made a winning start to his Juventus career, Santi Cazorla returned to action in Spain, while Robin van Persie was on the scoresheet in Holland… Ronaldo made his Serie A bow SERIE A Ronaldo made his debut for Juventus as the Serie A champions secured a dramatic 3-2 victory against Chievo. All eyes were on the Portugal captain following his £99million summer transfer from Real Madrid – but it needed a team effort from the defending champions to secure three points in Verona. Sami Khedira put Juventus ahead in the third minute but Mariusz Stepinski and Emanuele Giaccherini struck to give Chievo the lead. An own goal by defender Mattia Bani levelled things up again...
Ohio State investigation of Urban Meyer, football program to end Sunday

Ohio State investigation of Urban Meyer, football program to end Sunday

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Ohio State officials announced on Friday evening that its investigation involving the Buckeyes' football program and head coach Urban Meyer will be completed on Sunday as planned. The investigators will share their findings with the university's Board of Trustees in an executive session next week. Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave on Aug. 1 after the ex-wife of former assistant coach Zach Smith accused Meyer of mishandling domestic assault allegations she made against Smith. Ohio State appointed the special working group to review the allegations on Aug. 5 and said the investigation would be completed in two weeks. University president Michael Drake and the Board of Trustees will determine what action is needed after hearing the results of the investigation. The universi...