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Chris Simms and Connor Rogers break down the deep first-round talent at the WR and tackle position entering the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine.
Ricky Carmichael and Ryan Villopoto discuss Haiden Deegan’s first career Supercross win, his reaction after the victory and more.

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  • NYG Quarterback #8
    As Raanan points out, the Giants have the No. 6 overall pick in this year’s draft, along with two second-round picks. In addition to the draft capital, there are also questions over whether or not the team wants to move forward with Jones’ given his recent injury history (neck/torn ACL). Jones signed a four-year, $160 million deal last offseason, which the Giants almost instantly regretted after a 40-0 Week 1 loss to the Cowboys in which Jones threw for 104 yards and one touchdown. It was only one game, but the struggles looked eerily familiar. Jones later suffered a neck injury that sidelined him for a few weeks and then a torn ACL, which kept him out for the remainder of the year. Already holding a high pick in the draft, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Giants take a shot on a top quarterback come April, as Jones has struggled to look like a franchise quarterback for much of his career.
  • FA Head Coach
    Before taking the job as the Chargers head coach in 2021, Staley served as the Rams’ defensive coordinator in 2020 and also has experience as a DC at the college level. Interestingly, Staley interviewed with the Rams earlier this offseason for their defensive coordinator opening after Raheem Morris left for Atlanta, but they instead promoted LBs coach Chris Shula, to the role. Staley’s defense struggled during his time with the Chargers, never ranking better than 21st in points allowed per game. In addition to Staley, the 49ers also interviewed Nick Sorenson, who is an internal candidate currently serving as their defensive pass game coordinator.
  • FA Running Back
    Brooks suffered a torn ACL in mid-November and underwent surgery soon after. Considered by some to be the top running back in this year’s class, Brooks will not work out at the NFL Scouting Combine but is “healing well and as expected,” according to Rapoport, and projects to be cleared by training camp according to Dr. Dan Cooper. Before going down, Brooks rushed 187 times for 1,139 yards and 10 touchdowns in 11 games with the Longhorns last season and added another 25-286-1 through the air. His versatile skillset should make him a valuable rookie pick for the upcoming fantasy season.
  • FA Wide Receiver
    Nabers joins Marvin Harrison Jr. as the second high-profile wide receiver who will not work out at the combine. According to Rapoport, Nabers will report to the combine and interview with teams, but will run through tests on March 27th during LSU’s pro day. Nabers is widely considered to be the No. 2 receiver of the class and should hear his name called in the top 10 of April’s draft.
  • DAL Running Back #20
    Pollard will be 27 at the start of next season and is coming off his first year as a full-time starter. Last season with the Cowboys, Pollard rushed 252 times for 1,005 yards and six touchdowns while adding another 55 catches for 311 yards. Despite totaling more than 1,300 yards from scrimmage, Pollard was far from the explosive back we saw when he was splitting touches with Ezekiel Elliott. He averaged a career-low 4.3 yards per touch and struggled mightily to score near the opponent’s goal line. Pollard’s 17 carries from inside the opponent’s five-yard lines ranked sixth-most in the league, while his three touchdowns were the fewest of any back with 15-plus carries in the same situation. Pollard is a versatile back who can handle lead duties when needed, but he may be better suited in a split similar to what he saw through the first four years of his career.
  • LAC Running Back #30
    Despite drawing praise from new head coach Jim Harbaugh earlier this month, Ekeler is anything but a lock to return to the Chargers. the soon-to-be 29-year-old back had arguably his worst season as a pro in 2023, rushing 179 times for 628 yards and five touchdowns while averaging a career-low 3.5 YPC. The 4.3 yards per touch Ekeler averaged was also a career-low, although some will attribute his struggles to a high-ankle sprain suffered in the first game of the season. Regardless, it was a bad look for Ekeler, who attempted to secure a long-term extension last offseason only to play out the remainder of his contract while looking like one of the least efficient backs in the league. While his days as a workhorse back may be behind him, Ekeler still has utility as a pass catcher and could be deployed as more of a third-down option moving forward.
  • TEN Running Back #22
    The Titans were never expected to use the tag on Henry, who turned 30 just before the end of last season. Despite his advanced age for a running back, Henry rushed for 280-1167-12 while averaging 4.2 YPC. The veteran running back has spent the entirety of his eight-year career with the Titans but could be on the verge of joining a contender that’s hoping to add more physicality to its running game. Henry is a few years older than fellow free agents Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs, and Tony Pollard but should still draw plenty of interest on the open market after an effective 2023 campaign.
  • NYG Running Back #26
    According to Schefter, the Giants will discuss a potential deal with Barkley but are unlikely to franchise tag him at this point. A tag would run the Giants little more than $12 million, and given how last year’s contract negotiations played out between Barkley and the Giants, the two sides are better off parting ways if a long-term deal can’t be reached. Barkley turned 27 earlier this month and totaled 1,242 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns last season. Years of losing with the Giants, who went 6-11 last season, could prompt the former No. 2 overall pick to bolt to a contender while still somewhat in the prime of his career. Barkley could be the most coveted running back in a free agent class that’s chock full of veteran talent.
  • LV Running Back #8
    As Schefty notes in his post, the Raiders will attempt to re-sign Jacobs, who attempted to reach a long-term deal with the Raiders last offseason before holding out for most of training camp before signing a one-year deal worth up to $12 million. Jacobs didn’t impress in what may be his final season with the Raiders, rushing for 233-805-6 while averaging a career-low 3.5 YPC. Fresh off his 26th birthday, Jacobs is closing in on the age apex for running backs. Set to join a robust running back market that will feature several top names; it will be interesting to see what kind of offers Jacobs fields in a league that’s avoided paying up for running backs as of late.
  • ATL Quarterback #9
    It sounds like the Falcons are willing to do anything they deem necessary to secure a top rookie in this year’s draft if that’s the route they ultimately decide to take. Currently holding the No. 8 overall pick, the Falcons could have enough draft capital to trade into the top three if that’s what’s required to secure their guy. Former third-round pick Desmond Ridder has played in 19 career games since being drafted by the Falcons in 2022, throwing for 3544-14-12 while adding another 257 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. At this stage in his career, Ridder looks more like a serviceable backup than a quarterback who is going to change the trajectory of an. With a chance to potentially draft a franchise quarterback in this April’s draft, the Falcons are smartly keeping the door open for whoever that may be.


Signs 'pointing toward' Bears drafting Williams
NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero joins the Dan Patrick Show to discuss the Bears options at No. 1 overall in the draft, what the Broncos will do with Russell Wilson, the NFL Combine and more.

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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.
Eric Samulski breaks down four pitchers throwing new pitches to see what the potential impact could be on the 2024 fantasy baseball season.
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 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 and Scott Pianowski highlight why fantasy managers should target Alex Bregman and Manny Machado in 2024 drafts despite coming off seasons that weren’t up to either veteran’s standards.

Premier League

Danny Higginbotham hits the tactics board to show how Jarrod Bowen was able to have so much success playing as a striker for West Ham against Brentford.
Ahmed Fareed, Robbie Earle, and Danny Higginbotham analyze West Ham United’s 4-2 victory over Brentford at London Stadium to wrap up Matchweek 26.
Brentford manager Thomas Frank explains what went wrong for the Bees in a 4-2 defeat to West Ham at London Stadium in Matchweek 26.
Jarrod Bowen joins Ahmed Fareed and the chaps to share his thoughts on his hat-trick performance for West Ham in a 4-2 win over Brentford at London Stadium.


The Bills began Monday with $36.726 million in cap space, and they now have added to that.
The Packers have restructured the contract of linebacker Rashan Gary, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.
Former Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette was arrested last month and charged with possession of less than a gram of meth and unlawful carrying of a firearm, NFL Media reports.
Georgia right tackle Amarius Mims’ ankle is fully healed, and he plans to participate in all on-field testing and drills at the Scouting Combine, Jordan Reid of ESPN reports.


Eric Samulski breaks down what to keep an eye on this spring training with fantasy baseball starting pitchers.
O’Neale is the rare buyout market player who can offer tangible fantasy value in his new home.
After an oversized Week 17, we’re back to “normal” in Week 18 as the fantasy basketball trade deadline in standard leagues looms.


Boston wouldn’t use him much at all during the playoffs, but he’s liked in the locker room and could get a ring.
Providing seventh-round production over the last three weeks, Amen Thompson has exceeded his fantasy ADP and proven his value should increase as the season goes on.
While he may not provide season-long value, there’s reason to believe Bilal Coulibaly can provide useful fantasy production with the Wizards.
Over the past three weeks, the play of Pelicans wing Herb Jones continues to improve, making him a player fantasy owners should target on the waiver wire.

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.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2024 NFL Draft Combine, including schedule, events, participants, history and more.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said the league’s union with the Big Ten was created to provide leadership for a challenging landscape in college athletics.
The four-year extension makes Sarkisian one of the highest paid coaches in the country after Texas won the Big 12 last season and earned its first appearance in the College Football Playoff.

College Basketball

Jon Scheyer said that Kyle Filipowski was “a little bit sore” following the incident.
It’s already been a historic season for Clark, who has broken the NCAA DI women’s all-time scoring record.
Vaughn Dalzell shares his Big Ten Power Rankings as we enter the final four games of the regular season.
Now it is Houston’s turn at the top of The AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll.


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.
Shohei Ohtani will make his exhibition debut with the Dodgers when he serves as the designated hitter for Los Angeles against the White Sox.
Eric Samulski and Scott Pianowski discuss the fantasy potential of Detroit Tigers outfielder Riley Greene, analyzing why the pedigree is there for a potential breakout season in 2024.

Motor Sports

Trackhouse owner Justin Marks made changes to support Daniel Suarez after a winless 2023.
The 67th running of the Great American Race will be Feb. 16, 2025
Marty Snider, Jeff Burton, and Steve Letarte debate whether it’s too soon or already time to worry about the likes of Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Austin Dillon and others at the start of the NASCAR Cup Series season.
Marty Snider, Jeff Burton, and Steve Letarte review Daniel Suarez’s Atlanta win in an instant classic after a three-wide race against Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch, resulting in the 3rd-closest margin of victory since 1993.


Vaughn Dalzell shares his favorite NBA bets for the Monday slate, including RJ Barrett props and Nets at Grizzlies.
Bet the Edge examines how markets are currently pricing the Suns and why schedule concerns make it worth considering backing Phoenix to miss the playoffs.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick sift through NBA Sixth Man of the Year award odds, detailing why the big favorites are worth fading in favor of longshots like Norm Powell, Caris LeVert and more.
Vaughn Dalzell is back with two player props to open the second-half of the NBA season. He focuses on Donovan Mitchell versus the 76ers and RJ Barrett against the Hawks.


Sadie Englemann catches up with Golf Today to discuss her anticipation for the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, the end of her collegiate career with the Stanford Cardinal and more.
Brittany Lincicome joins Golf Today to discuss what it means to be named an assistant captain of Team USA in the 2024 Solheim Cup.
Two full months into the PGA Tour season, the Golf Today crew discusses whether it is a problem that there has been just one top 10 player to win an event so far.
Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner review the media coverage Charlie Woods has been receiving, his amateur performance and more.
Cleveland Golf released their Artificial Intelligence-designed Launcher XL 2 Drivers which offers golfers enhanced distance and forgiveness.

Brother From Another

Michael Holley and Michael Smith give Peter King his flowers for a legendary career covering the NFL.
Michael Holley and Michael Smith revel in Nikola Jokic’s brilliance, discuss Victor Wembanyama’s burgeoning greatness and debate both stars’ places as a potential face of the NBA.
With Kyle Filipowski joining Caitlin Clark as stars who have had scares with fans storming the court, the BFA duo ponders ways to address this safety issue.
Players are now being paid for their likeness to be used in EA Sports’ new college football game, but will people who play the game still be contributing to an unjust system?

Local coverage

Klay Thompson’s move to the Warriors’ bench is four games old and has produced mixed results, but it’s clear to the five-time NBA All-Star and those closest to him that he is embracing his new role.
The two Celtics stars appear legitimately committed to each other’s success.
Here are some top storylines as the Eagles head to the 2024 NFL Combine.


A review of 14 horse deaths at Saratoga Race Course last summer found no definitive cause of why they happened, saying rainfall “could not be overlooked” as a factor.
Paul last played on Jan. 5, when he fractured his hand and had to have surgery.
Things are beginning to hop in Indianapolis, with coaches, General Managers and scouts arriving Monday along with the first round of players for the Scouting Combine.