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Antonio Pierce recently danced close to the line, and potentially crossed it, with comments about how his team has played, and will play, Patrick Mahomes.
Bet the Edge’s Croucher and Dinsick assess the betting market for the PL contenders, discussing which team is the best bet to take home the crown in 2024.

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  • ATL Tight End #8
    “We’re not oblivious to the fact of his skill sets, what he does bring to the team from a receiving standpoint, so there are a lot of things that you can do to be creative and use his skill set in the pass game,” Koger told the team’s website. “But with him and the way we’re going to run the ball and the athleticism he does have, there are a lot of things he can do in the run game to help us out to win football games. ... You’ll see him all over the field, not just out wide but also in the box.” Koger’s comments come a week after new Falcons offensive coordinator Zac Robinson said Pitts has “formational versatility” and would be used across the formation in 2024. It’s not exactly what fantasy managers want to hear about the hyper-athletic Pitts, who was relegated to a bit role in Arthur Smith’s offense over the past three seasons. Pro Football Focus graded Pitts’ run blocking 109th out of 110 qualifying tight ends in 2023. One-third of his snaps last season were spent run blocking. It would be a surprise if Atlanta’s new coaching staff did not deploy Pitts in a more fantasy friendly way.
  • CHI Coaching Staff
    King spent the last three seasons as the Commanders’ assistant running backs coach, making her mark as the first black woman to be a full-time NFL coach in 2021. She has worked with running backs like Antonio Gibson and Brian Robinson and now gets a new opportunity with the Bears. King will be an offensive assistant working with running backs, set to work with backs like Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson.
  • FA Safety #21
    Walker has spent his entire career with the Lions after being drafted in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The 29-year-old has three career interceptions, playing in all 17 games during the 2023 season after suffering an Achilles tear to end his 2022 season. The move creates $5.5 million in cap space for the Lions while making Walker a free agent heading into the offseason.
  • SEA Running Back #9
    Macdonald, who hired former Washington Huskies offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb as Seattle’s OC, said the team would stress controlling the ball and maximizing time of possession in 2024. “We’re going to be a physical unit, we’re gonna run the football, and we want to have answers for the quarterback and we want to keep it consistent for him so he can play fast and play decisive and get the ball to our playmakers,” Macdonald said. “I know that’s kind of coach speak. But it needs to be an efficient unit, we want to be able to possess the ball, we want to be able to obviously be explosive and not turn the ball over. And I think that’s going to come through run and play action on early downs.” It’s a decidedly old-school approach that may or may not come to fruition, and it’s no surprise Macdonald preaches the run game considering his defensive background. Ken Walker would presumably be the primary beneficiary of a run-first Seattle offense, though he could split the workload with second-year back Zach Charbonnet.
  • PHI Center #62
    With little left to accomplish in his professional career, Kelce is still leaving the door open for a return in 2024. Kelce turned 36 in November and reportedly told teammates after the NFC Wild Card loss to the Buccaneers that he was retiring. This report has since been disputed, but the 13-year pro is clearly nearing the end of his playing career. The wear-and-tear of an NFL season on Kelce was highly documented in the Amazon Kelce Documentary last year, but despite a multitude of aches and pains, the veteran hasn’t missed a regular season game since 2014. Kelce is a six-time All-Pro who won the Super Bowl in 2017 with the Eagles. He’s a near lock to be a first ballot Hall of Famer whenever he does decide to hang it up, but the lure of one more run at a Super Bowl could be enough for him to return next season. As far as a timetable goes, Kelce said he thinks he’ll “have an answer in the next couple of weeks.”
  • CLE Quarterback #4
    Watson was hampered by a shoulder injury throughout much of the 2023 campaign. A brief return to the field saw him throw for 432-3-1 in his final two games before he and the team opted for season-ending shoulder surgery in mid-November. By all accounts, Watson’s surgery was “deemed successful,” and the team has already said he’ll be their starter for 2024. The first two seasons in Cleveland have been a struggle for Watson, who has thrown for 2,217-14-9 in 12 starts while going 8-4. Despite the winning record, Watson ranks 36th amongst 46 qualified QBs in EPA per play over the last two seasons. Both he and the Browns will hope he rediscovers his old form in 2024.
  • NFL Commissioner
    With that said, Florio also said another source told him the number could be higher than the suggested amount of $242 to $243 million. Regardless of the final amount, it sounds like the cap is set to increase by nearly $20 million after it topped out at a record $224.8 million last season. According to Florio, “There’s a thought that the league wants to avoid a massive spike in cap,” with TV deals and gambling money increasing. The league has seen a steady increase in cap space every year since 2014, with the exception of 2021, when it was attempting to bounce back from a 2020 season that was impacted by COVID-19. We’re only three years into the league’s salary cap exceeding $200 million, with another record-setting number appearing to be on the horizon.
  • DEN Quarterback #3
    It seems like the Broncos moving on from Wilson is more a matter of when than if. It wasn’t long ago when Wilson was once thought to be the solution to the Broncos’ quarterback woes in a post-Peyton Manning world. However, two disappointing seasons in which Wilson went 11-19 over 30 starters and an awkward benching to close out 2023 are enough to suggest the two sides are headed for a split. The Raiders have been loosely linked as a potential trade suitor for Wilson, but as Fowler notes in his latest article, trading will “is an arduous task.” The Broncos will in all likelihood, be on the hook for a hefty amount of money whenever they do move on from Wilson, who is under contract through 2028. Wilson threw for 3,070-26-8 last season and ranked 18th in EPA per play. While he’s unlikely to be the solution for any team that thinks they’re a quarterback away from a Super Bowl, Wilson would still be an upgrade for several teams in the league.
  • BAL Head Coach
    The Ravens have an interesting situation at running back. J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards are both set to hit free agency, and neither is particularly trustworthy at this point in their careers. and Keaton Mitchell is an explosive but undersized back who is recovering from a torn ACL. Dobbins has suffered both a torn ACL and ruptured Achilles over the last three seasons, and Edwards saw up-and-down usage during the 2023 season and will be 29 at the start of next season. Sportsbooks have already tabbed Derrick Henry as an early favorite to land with the Ravens should he and the Titans not re-up for a new deal, but with guys like Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs, and Tony Pollard likely to be available, the Ravens could opt for a significant upgrade at the position. Of course, they’d have some financial work to do as they project to be slightly over the salary cap at this time.
  • TB Wide Receiver #13
    As far as Evans’ future with the Bucs is concerned, this is only mildly concerning for the time being. Evans and the team will continue to discuss an extension ahead of free agency, but there’s a “soft deadline” specific to Monday that would allow the Buccaneers to offset $7.4 million in dead cap for the 2024 season if Evans and the team were able to reach an agreement. Evans will be 31 at the start of next season and has gone for 1,000-plus yards in each of his first 10 seasons in the league. Still among the league’s most productive receivers, Evans will have a bustling market should he officially get to free agency, as he could immediately raise the ceiling of any contender.

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Peter King's three takeaways from Super Bowl LVIII
Peter King and Myles Simmons run through their three big takeaways from Super Bowl LVIII, including Kyle Shanahan's OT decision, the 49ers' O-line needs, and whether the Chiefs can three-peat next season.

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Daytona 500
William Byron didn’t start driving cars until he was 14. A dozen years later, he won the sport’s biggest race.
Relive the highlights from an action-packed Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
William Byron won on the 40th anniversary of Hendrick Motorsports’ first race, the 1984 Daytona 500.
John Hunter Nemechek gets loose and makes contact with Harrison Burton, sending him into Carson Hocevar and collects a handful of others in the early laps of the Daytona 500.
William Byron celebrated his first Daytona 500 win but others had reason to be happy Monday.
Several Cup Series champions crashed with fewer than 10 laps remaining in the Daytona 500.
Alex Bowman noses into the back of William Byron, turning him into Brad Keselowski, and sends the No. 6 up the race track collecting at least 18 cars at Daytona.

Premier League

Leon Osman, Leroy Rosenior, and Fara Williams take an in-depth look into how Chelsea were able to frustrate Manchester City and exploit their weaknesses defensively in Matchweek 25.
Leon Osman, Leroy Rosenior, and Fara Williams discuss Darwin Nunez’s emergence at Liverpool and hear from Josh Williams, who dives into the numbers to show how Nunez’s production is similar to Erling Haaland’s.
Caoimhin Kelleher speaks with Pro Soccer Talk’s Joe Prince-Wright to discuss his recent run in the Liverpool squad due to Alisson’s injury, the Carabao Cup final, his relationship with Jurgen Klopp, and more.
Julia Stuart, Darren Bent, Shaun Wright-Phillips, and Julien Laurens assess the current relegation battle in the Premier League following Matchweek 25.

NFL

Safety Geno Stone is coming off his most productive NFL season and he’s poised to cash in on it when the new league year gets underway next month.
Eight days ago, the 49ers fired defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, only two days after the Super Bowl.
Kyle Dvorchak breaks down the top free agents for every NFL team heading into the 2024 offseason.
There’s a new coaching staff in Atlanta and a new view of how to use tight end Kyle Pitts.

Rotoworld

Kyle Dvorchak breaks down the top free agents for every NFL team heading into the 2024 offseason.
Eric Samulski breaks down four pitchers throwing new pitches to see what the impact is.
Patrick Daugherty and Denny Carter analyze Joe Burrow’s lack of downfield aggressiveness in 2023, explaining how this trend could impact players such as Ja’Marr Chase, Joe Mixon and Chase Brown next season.
Patrick Daugherty and Denny Carter debate the merits of the Baltimore Ravens adding an established running back such as Derrick Henry.

NBA

This will be his second extended absence due to injury this season.
Highsmith ran into a man helping push a car out of the road, leading to serious injuries for the man.
It’s hard to imagine Thompson in anything but a Warriors’ uniform, but never say never in the NBA.
The Jokic and Doncic bromance was on display throughout All-Star weekend

College Football

The College Football Transfer Portal is underway. Here is a one-stop shop to track which big-name players are on the move this offseason.
Linebacker Xavier Griffin (Gainesville, FL/ Gainesville High School), the four-star prospect has officially accepted his invitation to the 2025 All-American Bowl.
Wide receiver Calvin Russell (Miami, FL/ Miami Northwestern Senior High School), the four-star prospect has officially accepted his invitation to the 2025 All-American Bowl.
Wide receiver Jaime Ffrench (Jacksonville, FL/ Mandarin High School), the five-star prospect has officially accepted his invitation to the 2025 All-American Bowl.

College Basketball

Head over to Peacock tonight at 7:00 PM ET for a UMass vs Loyola Chicago A10 women’s basketball showdown.
The Badgers had four players score in double-figures as Wisconsin defeated Maryland at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Rutgers guard Antonia Bates talks about her influences and the family atmosphere of the team while giving a tour of the Scarlet Knights’ RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center and practice facility.
Everyone is looking up at the Buckeyes and Hawkeyes, but a few teams are making statements of their own.

MLB

Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Cody Bellinger, and Blake Snell highlight this year’s class of free agents.
Matthew Pouliot offers rankings and writeups of MLB’s top 111 free agents, from Shohei to Shelby.
The left-hander played six seasons for the the Los Angeles Dodgers and spent four years with the Blue Jays
Jorge Montanez analyzes the fantasy fallout from the latest transactions around the league.
Fantasy Baseball 2024
Knock your draft out of the park with the Rotoworld Baseball Draft Guide, which features rankings, player profiles, projections, expert mocks and more to get you ready. Don’t forget to use code BASEBALL24 for 10% off.
It’s Ronald Acuña Jr. and a trio of five-category superstars headlining our industry-expert mock draft, part of our 2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide.
Eric Samulski discusses which hitters could see more fantasy value if they pulled the ball more often.
Eric Samulski breaks down four more starting pitchers being drafted at similar ADP.
Eric Samulski breaks down his list of top 100 starting pitchers for the 2024 fantasy season.
Eric Samulski breaks down last season’s rookie hitters to find the next Josh Lowe.
Eric Samulski breaks down his favorite SP targets outside the top 300 for the 2024 season.

Motor Sports

Seven manufacturers make up the $10 million with an eighth OEM set to develop their own program.
Ricky Carmichael and Ryan Villopoto debate whether Austin Forkner can stay consistent with Haiden Deegan at full strength.
Ricky Carmichael and Ryan Villopoto ponder the riders who can give Jett Lawrence a challenge.
IndyCar and NBC Sports have released the broadcast schedule for the 2024 season.

Betting

Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick discuss which finisher could be the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League, what to ask when betting in a specific market and more.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick assess the betting market for the Premier League contenders, discussing which team is the best bet to take home the crown in 2024.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick share their gripe with midseason awards polling, arguing that it “infects” betting markets.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick wonder what pricing would look like for a hypothetical Phoenix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder playoff series, with betting markets seemingly in on OKC but Phoenix boasting playoff pedigree.

Golf

Niemann, Thorbjorn Olesen and Ryo Hisatsune were invited into the season’s first major.
The U.S. is trying to win back the cup after a tie with Europe last year.
The Golf Today roundtable breaks down Rory McIlroy’s vision for a Champions League-style world golf tour, examining if the concept is realistic and somethin fans would want to see.
The Golf Today roundtable breaks down the trajectory of the PGA Tour with stars being challenged by upcoming young players.
Here’s how to watch this week’s events around the golf world.
The Golf Today roundtable breaks down Patrick Cantlay’s struggles, Tiger Woods’ withdrawal during the Genesis Invitational and Jordan Spieth’s disqualification for signing an incorrect scorecard.

Brother From Another

Michael Smith and Michael Holley analyze LeBron James’ recent comments on a possible “farewell tour” before retirement, explaining why they don’t think he will “Tim Duncan” the end of his career.
Michael Smith and Michael Holley react to Jayson Tatum meeting Larry Bird before the 2024 NBA All-Star Game and question Bird’s relationship with the Boston Celtics.
Michael Smith and Michael Holley give their take on the NBA Dunk Contest, discussing why the addition of bigger stars such as Ja Morant could help save the event’s relevancy.
Michael Smith and Michael Holley discuss the thrilling three-point competition between Stephen Curry and Sabrina Ionescu, saying why there needs to be more collaborative events between the NBA and WNBA.

Local coverage

The Warriors’ mindset has shifted to the rest of the season as they hope to continue to climb the standings and re-establish themselves as true playoff contenders.
Despite the Phillies’ relative inactivity in free agency after re-signing Aaron Nola, they weren’t ignoring opportunities that made sense.
The work gets harder as Ryan Poles enters the next phase of his rebuild.

Latest

Karlovic finished his 25-year career with eight singles titles and a record of 371 wins, 346 losses and $10.1 million in prize money. His highest singles ranking was at No. 14 in August 2008.
Lisa Lopez-Galvan, the woman who was killed when gunfire broke out at the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade in Kansas City, will be laid to rest wearing the jersey of her favorite player, kicker Harrison Butker.
The Seahawks are hiring Jets offensive assistant Mack Brown as their tight ends coach, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Saints cast a wide net for their offensive coordinator opening before deciding on Klint Kubiak, who was officially hired after the Super Bowl.
The Seahawks are expected to hire Jeff Howard as a defensive backs coach, Matt Zenitz of 247sports reports.