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Monday’s Lead: Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers, College Football Power Ratings


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Fantasy Movers and Shakers

Our fantasy rankers must love repeatedly standing on their tiptoes while holding weights because they’re all about Caff raises right now. All signs in Carolina point to the Panthers offense revolving around the diverse skill set of Ed McCaffrey’s son, and our rankers have moved Christian up the list accordingly. Which other players saw their poll position move? Here are Koerner, Freedman and Raybon’s updated rankings for both PPR and standard leagues

Biggest Preseason Fantasy Takeaways
Don’t sleep on rookie quarterbacks, expect Philip Rivers to target Mike Williams in the red zone and buy low on Peyton “No Relation to Tiki” Barber. Ian Hartitz breaks down the biggest learnings from an eventful NFL preseason

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US Open Preview: The Fed and Djoker Quarter

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic headline the US Open’s toughest quarter, but could there be some value in backing Nick Kyrgios, the quarter’s uber-talented hothead? Daniel Scotti (aka @scottipippen) breaks down the Fed-Djoker quarter and asks whether defending champ Rafa Nadal should be on upset alert

The WTA Futures Worth Considering
Serena Williams won only one hard court match this summer (cut her some slack, she’s been busy), but the GOAT enters as the betting favorite this week at +600. Which futures are worth a wager? Brett Farrenkopf’s US Open betting cheat sheet points you toward the best WTA futures bets

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The CFB Power Ratings

You know what comes in handy when betting college football? Access to the same numbers oddsmakers use to make college football point spreads. What’s that? WE HAVE THOSE NUMBERS!? For the first time, The Action Network’s college football analyst Collin Wilson releases his power ratings to the public

FBS Previews
There are 130 FBS schools in the country. Is there really one page with betting previews for every single one of those teams? In case you’re fooled by that rhetorical question, the answer is “yes.” We created that page. From Alabama to Wyoming, here are the previews for every college football team this season


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Michigan-Notre Dame. Our former pro is betting on the over/under in the biggest Week 1 game in college football.

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BlackJack Fletcher

Giants +3 over Jaguars. We’re T-minus two weeks until the start of the NFL season and BJF has already locked in a few bets.

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