Fantasy Football Podcast: Draft recap and Week 1 preview


Fantasy Football Podcast: Draft recap and Week 1 preview

Enough of the talk already; time for action.

The CSN Fantasy crew breaks down not only their draft, but also preview Week 1 of actual game action (no more preseason!):

Yeah ... we're kind of excited.

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You can listen to the podcast down below or download it in the iTunes store here. 

Here are the first five rounds of the CSN Digital fantasy draft:

Round 1

1. Le'Veon Bell
2. Adrian Peterson
3. Jamaal Charles
4. Eddie Lacy
5. Matt Forte
6. Marshawn Lynch
7. Antonio Brown
8. C.J. Anderson
9. Jeremy Hill
10. Demaryius Thomas
11. DeMarco Murray
12. Rob Gronkowski

Round 2

13. Julio Jones
14. Dez Bryant
15. Odell Beckham Jr.
16. T.Y. Hilton
17. LeSean McCoy
18. Andrew Luck
19. Aaron Rodgers
20. Randall Cobb
21. Calvin Johnson
22. Mike Evans
23. Lamar Miller
24. A.J. Green

Round 3

25. Justin Forsett
26. DeAndre Hopkins
27. Melvin Gordon
28. Alshon Jeffery
29. Jimmy Graham
30. Mark Ingram
31. Frank Gore
32. Peyton Manning
33. Carlos Hyde
34. Alfred Morris
35. Emmanuel Sanders
36. Brandin Cooks

Round 4

37. Latavius Murray
38. Todd Gurley
39. Jordan Matthews
40. Russell Wilson
41. Golden Tate
42. Arian Foster
43. Keenan Allen
44. Amari Cooper
45. Julian Edelman
46. Tom Brady
47. Davante Adams
48. Drew Brees

Round 5

49. Andre Johnson
50. Brandon Marshall
51. Jeremy Maclin
52. Andre Ellington
53. T.J. Yeldon
54. Jonathan Stewart
55. Chris Ivory
56. DeSean Jackson
57. C.J. Spiller
58. Joseph Randle
59. Greg Olsen
60. Allen Robinson

NFC North standings: Bears fall to last in division with Week 7 loss to Patriots


NFC North standings: Bears fall to last in division with Week 7 loss to Patriots

The great Ricky Bobby once said, “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” Talladega Nights hit a little too close to home for the Bears in Week 7.

They came into Sunday at 3-2 at the top of the NFC North. After a 38-31 loss to the New England Patriots, they dropped to the bottom of the division.

The Detroit Lions defeated the Miami Dolphins 32-21 to improve to 3-3, leaving them tied with the Bears in the cellar.

The Minnesota Vikings’ 37-17 victory over the New York Jets jumped them to 4-2-1 overall and first place in the division over the 3-2-1 Green Bay Packers, who were off for their bye week.

The NFC North remains the most tightly contested division in the NFL, the only one with no teams under .500 through seven weeks of the season.

The final standings may not be decided until Week 17, and the Bears have already blown the early season cushion they built for themselves while the Vikings and Packers were struggling.

The divisional action will pick up in November, and Chicago only has a pair of games left to put it all together before back-to-back-to-back games against the Lions, Vikings and Lions again.    

Under Center Podcast: Bears lose 38-31 to the Patriots


Under Center Podcast: Bears lose 38-31 to the Patriots

Matt Forte, Lance Briggs and Alex Brown join Laurence Holmes to break down the Bears 38-31 loss to the Patriots. What happened to the Bears defense over their bye week, and how did the special teams struggle so bad against New England? Plus – the guys debate Mitchell Trubisky’s decision making in the red zone and Matt weighs in on how the Bears should play his former team – the New York Jets – next week.

0:35– Special teams to blame for loss?

4:12– Where did the Bears pass rush go? 

5:27– Bad tackling followed Bears from Miami

7:25– Are the coaches to blame for the defense after the bye?

10:10– Evaluating Mitchell Trubisky’s game

11:55– Agree with Matt Nagy on Mitch’s “mental” game?

13:30– Trubisky’s red zone decision making

17:10– Are the Bears giving away games so Mitch can learn?

18:00– Bears need to run the ball more

21:04– Matt Forte scouts his former team, the New York Jets

Listen to the full podcast here or in the embedded player below.