Monday’s Lead: The 10 NFL RBs Projected to Break 1,000 Yards

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Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports; Pictured: Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21)

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NFL: Carries: The Sixth Food Group

Fantasy football running backs are the same as human hair: it’s all about conditioning and volume. With a plethora of bonafide RB1s and intriguing RB2s, our projections have 10 backs breaking the 1,000-yard mark and another five cracking 900 yards. Which freak athletes will get a chance to progress the football .568 miles or more this season? Here are Sean Koerner’s projections

MNF: Colts or Ravens?
The Colts opened as 1.5-point favorites, but their matchup tonight against Flacco, Jackson and the glorified crows now has them as 1-point underdogs. With 69% of tickets and 87% of money on the Ravens spread, here are all the angles you need for a money Monday night…

Preseason Betting, Fantasy Takeaways
If you stayed in on Saturday and watched every preseason NFL game, we should talk because you need to get out more. For those who didn’t, Ian Hartitz and Ryan Collinsworth provide analysis and key takeaways as your fantasy draft inches closer…

PRO SUBSCRIPTION: The Clock Is Ticking

Time keeps moving, and as we just mentioned, your fantasy draft is right around the corner. Have you signed up for a free trial plus 60% off your first year’s subscription? Take advantage of our limited-time sign-up offer and do to your fantasy league what Ezekiel Elliott does to opposing defenses…

NBA: Kendrick’s Duffel Bags

Too bad Kendrick Perkins and Gilbert Arenas were never on the same team. Brooklyn Nets small forward Joe Harris, formerly of the Cleveland Cavaliers, recounted on the Mickstape basketball podcast how Kendrick would wake him up on flights with duffel bags full of cash and make him count the winnings. Harris, who Perkins referred to as “The Accountant,” gives the lowdown on the infamously intimidating power forward’s gambling shenanigans 

GOLF: Wanna Go for a Ryde?

We always look for an excuse to get Jim Furyk’s sexy mug in this newsletter, and Jason Sobel’s piece on the four golfers this year’s United States Ryder Cup captain should select provides the perfect opportunity. We’ll spot you Tiger, but can you name the other three? Sobel lays out his argument for the captain’s picks


Foles’ Shoulder: Carson Wentz’s backup is also a Super Bowl hero, so when Nick Foles went down with a shoulder injury after Philly’s preseason loss to New England, oddsmakers reacted accordingly

Premier League: In this piece, Dan McGuire makes his (now irrelevant) picks for yesterday’s matches, but he also makes a case for an underdog who’s playing today

Wolfpack: Why is Collin Wilson high on Nevada? It has a lot to do with quarterback Ty Gangi and the “Fast” pack offense

How to bet NCAAF: Want some tips on betting college football this season? Josh Appelbaum has eight pieces of advice to keep in mind for the rapidly approaching college season…

A Professional Fantasy League: In a structure that leverages blockchain to allow fans to own a piece of their own fantasy franchise, the Crown League is raising $100m to create the first professional fantasy football league

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