Wednesday’s Lead: Gurley’s Fantasy Football Ranking, Clemson’s Betting Outlook

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Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Todd Gurley.

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NFL, CFB: QB Competition Odds

In Cleveland, Arizona, Buffalo, and New York, quarterbacks are competing for snaps like slam poets at an open mic night. The most compelling battles are taking place within the Cardinals, Bills, and Jets camps, where each team has three signal-callers vying for the starting job. In Brownsville, Tyrod Taylor holds a significant edge over No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield according to oddsmakers, but don’t count out Johnny Manziel as a dark horse at +500,000,000,000…

College QB Battles
Almost every major college program — Alabama, Ohio State, USC, Texas, Arkansas-Pine Bluff — has multiple gunslingers competing for campus glory this summer. Steve Petrella breaks down the intriguing matchups at Notre Dame, Texas, Florida State, and Nebraska, amongst others…

FANTASY FOOTBALL: The Painting Was A Gift, Todd

Congrats to Rams running back Todd Gurley, who got what Le’Veon Bell so desperately wants: a whole lotta money. Does Gurley’s job security (and $45 million guaranteed) make him the No. 1 player in fantasy? Ian Hartitz analyzes whether LA’s new additions — on both sides of the ball — will help or hurt Gurleyman…

Fixin’ For A Mixon
Cincinnati’s Joe Mixon struggled last season with a porous offensive line and unimaginative offensive coordinator, but the hype is palpable going into his sophomore season. Is he primed for a breakout? Ryan Collinsworth suggests you proceed with caution

Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports: Pictured: Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney

CFB: ACC: All Clemson Conference

Dabo Swinney’s squad is -190 to win the ACC, and between -100 and -130 make the College Football Playoff. Collin Wilson thinks they’ll do both. Here’s why Collin with two l’s is banking on the Tigers to have a ton of W’s…

Losing In Louisville?
The Cardinals lost Heisman winner Lamar Jackson and almost their entire defense. Unless Jawon Pass turns into a stud at quarterback, it might be a long season for Bobby Petrino

Sharps on Syracuse
When oddsmakers set the Orange’s win total at 4.5, Wilson urged people to jump on the over. The sharps agreed, and now Cuse’s win total is sitting at 5.5. Does the over still merit consideration? Put it this way: Wilson still sees green when looking at the Orange…


Raisin Brandt: A lot of golf pundits have written off Brandt Snedeker, but Joshua Perry is high on the eight-time PGA Tour winner this week. Considering JP has nailed 10 (!!!) tournament winners already this year, you might want to check out his picks for Glen Abbey

Paulie’s Prediction: Tanner Roark and Freddy Peralta square off in tonight’s Nationals-Brewers matchup, which inspired Paul Lo Duca to make this bet

Rain On My Parlay: Numerous bettors were affected by Monday night’s Indians-Pirates shortened game, which led to a lot of confusion on how rainouts affect payouts. Stuckey breaks down how to manage your perspiration when there’s precipitation

Premier League: We have two pieces for those feeling nostalgic for soccer. Point totals for all 20 teams in the top level of England’s football system, and props on the first Premier League coach to get canned