Monday’s Lead: Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers and Vintage Tiger Woods

Aug 13, 2018 9:30 AM EDT

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NFL: Finally, A Little Luck

Several things became clear after Week 1 of the NFL preseason: Baker Mayfield will lead the Browns to 10 wins this season, Sam Darnold is the next Carson Palmer and Minnesota’s Cousins-Diggs-Thielen trio is the second coming of Cunningham-Moss-Carter. It’s easy to overreact after the first preseason game, but luckily we have our own fantasy football version of the 1998 Vikings offense: Koerner, Freedman and Raybon. The slightly less athletic version of Dennis Green’s trio has updated its FREE rankings, with Andrew Luck being this week’s biggest mover…

Week 1 Team-by-Team, Game-by-Game Analysis
Ian Hartitz and the NFL team break down all 12 Thursday games, Friday’s double-header and Saturday’s Vikings-Broncos and Chargers-Cardinals matchups


Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports; Pictured: Tiger Woods

GOLF: Tiger Woods: Making Second Place Exciting Since 2018

Brooks Koepka (-16) carded a 66 and held off Tiger Woods (-14) and Adam Scott (-13) to win his second major of 2018. Congrats to Brooks. He’s a helluva a golfer. But the real story is Tiger pulling a reverse Audubon Society and conserving zero birdies en route to a sterling 64. The golf world is officially on notice

Hot Take City
Jason Sobel rarely travels to the town co-governed by Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless, but he felt compelled to take the flame train to Hot Take City after the PGA Championship…

2019 Masters
Odds have already been released for next year’s little tournament at Augusta National, and there’s only one person favored above Tiger


MLB: Rock the Bote

If you didn’t catch the end of the Nats-Cubs game last night, you missed a walk-off finish for the ages. Here’s how a rookie’s third career home run crushed Washington bettors


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Spread The Floor: Our first NBA pod with Wob (“Wob Pod”) discusses the juiciest of the juice: over/unders, getting buckets and NBA offseason madness…

Fighting Irish: Our algorithms like Notre Dame (9.7 projected wins), but are the Irish bound for the College Football Playoff? Brian Kelly’s squad definitely has a shot, but Collin Wilson likes this slightly safer bet instead

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