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Football is a funny sport, especially for a team that rarely gets to be in the spotlight. The last time I remember seeing Cam Newton under the watchful eye of prime time, it was Thursday Night Football, week 3 and it was the 2012 season. Heading into the game, the Panthers were 1-1 and were fresh off a win over a division rival – the New Orleans Saints – and were riding high. It was Cam’s second season in the league and people were expecting great things from the young man. And then September 20th happened and the good times left the building. Cam and company left their home turf after a humiliating loss at the hands of the Giants. After a 36-7 loss, a lot of people – both fantasy enthusiasts and real – began to question Supermans superpowers. Was the guy that looked like he was pouting on the sidelines under his towel really a leader? Was the guy who just threw 3 interceptions really the person that was gonna bring Carolina back to prominence? And so on and so forth and the rest of the season played out and people forgave but never forgot the towel-covered Cam. He was a childish athlete who’d never learn how to play within the game, they said. An egotistical prat who lacked the ability to guide a team to victory, they chattered. And for most of 2012, the people were right. But some light must’ve popped on at the end of 2012 as they went on to win 5 of their last 6. Sure, the Panthers finished 7-9 but there were flashes of the team we saw on Monday last year. We were just too blinded by Cam hatred to see. And of that Cam hatred? Well, to help his team go to 8-3 on the 2013 season, Newton finished with 209 passing yards and 3 passing TDs while leading his team in rushing on the night with 62. Yeah, but you ain’t talking fantasy, Sky, this is all about real football. No one cares. Well you SHOULD care, imaginary reader. This team is fighting for the playoffs. It has motivation and incentive down the stretch to actually win their division and a supercharged Cam can be a Superman Cam at any moment and tonight he definitely was that. Cam looked better than he has in a while in the passing game. I don’t know if it was his receivers stepping up or him playing at another level – I’ll defer towards the former but that’s cuz Cam’s been pretty damn good all year, y’all – but there’s reason for JB to be pointing at the back of that jersey tonight. Cam is legit. Panthers are legit. And now I have to write about other guys and I’m completely spent. In other news from week 11 MNF for the 2013 Fantasy Football season…

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It ain’t even Turkey day, y’all, and someone out there is serving up plenty. Sure, there are plenty of other days in the year where you take your third helping of something but we all know Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for gluttony…right? IDK, I keep getting this whole holiday thing confused by my 5th serving of App-umpkin pie with whip cream mash up. Coaches always told me I should stretch before the game, am I wrong to assume they meant my stomach before the Lions vs the Packers? Ok, ok that’s extreme hyperbole, but at least by the time Oakland vs Dallas hits, my pants shouldn’t fit, right? Of course, I digress/meander/trail away from the point of this post. Robert Griffin, III has been a mystery wrapped within an enigma, shrouded in intrigue and usually has left fantasy owners feeling a bit frustrated this year but I don’t think that was the case tonight. After 281 passing yards on 24/37 passing and three passing TDs to go with 44 yards rushing, I think you RG3 owners can rest easy tonight. It’s been a very up and down year for Washington which can be blamed on a multitude of things. QB who wasn’t ready to start the year? Check. Poor coaching decisions? Check. Doesn’t part one go with part two? Check. Bad defensive play? Checks all around. It’s been a bad year for Washington on multiple levels and RG3’s year has been filled with the feeling of ‘what could’ve been’ for most fans. Here’s to week 10 being the start of something beautiful for both him and fantasy owners. In other news from TNF for week 10 of the 2013 Fantasy Football season…

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The season is at the midway point and as we journey into the second part of our lonely trudge into fantasy fame in some leagues and fantasy infamy in others, it gets harder and harder to get in on someone and call them a buy low. Too much work has been done at this point to point at a player and say ‘that guys underperforming’ or ‘that one’s clearly playing above his head’ or ‘he should’ve had a V8’. We’ve seen too much and know too much to be fooled by a bad game or two…but it never stops us from trying. And in the spirit of that, I’m here to talk to you about Marshawn Lynch. I’ve been ragging on the ‘hawks coaching staff of late and their offensive game plan and I think it’s fairly warranted. This is a team known for its run game, great defense and the heroics of RW3 when they’re needed. Lemme be the first of many to tell you, the heroics of a game generally aren’t needed until the 4th quarter. Heroics usually don’t watch their running back rush for nearly 50 yards on one drive in the first quarter only to turn the ball over on an interception and then go away from the run for another 2 and a half quarters to top it off. What I’m saying is, after 8 carries for 23 yards against a team defense that gave up almost 200 rushing yards to the Titans a week later, Lynch should’ve been feasting on the Bucs but he didn’t really get the chance to. Well I’m here to say I think the OC in Seattle has learned their lesson – ok, I’m hoping they have – and will go back to the style of ball that has put Seattle in the driver’s seat of the NFC West. Lynch is still on track for a good season – Nearly 1,650 total yards and 12 touchdowns is his current pace – but it only takes a couple of weeks without a touchdown for owners to get anxious. So go calm their fears and taste the rainbow while you’re at it. In other buy/sell news for 2013 Fantasy Football…

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2013 RCL Football Well… All good things come to an end.  And if you were cheering for me to lose, then shame on you!  Because I had a legit shot at an upset before Aaron Rodgers got hurt last night.  But alas I fall to 8-1 and shockingly 4 of the 5 8-0 teams suffered their first loss this week.  That means, yes, Yes, YES, YESCHEESE (!!! sorry, RCLgasm) is the last undefeated team in RCL land, and will be atop the standings at 9-0.  You can check out the full interactive 2013-2014 RCL Standings tab up under “Leagues” that shows you how you’re stacking up against your Razzball competitors in your journey to RCL glory.

RCL Top ScorerTOP SCORER: Tons of big scoring this week in the RCLs with more teams surpassing 200 than ever before, and topping all of those teams was the Naysayer’s in the Monday Morning QB’s league, dropping knowledge and 216.68 points all over the RCL stratosphere.  Riley Cooper and T.Y. Hilton led the charge at WR with Keenan Allen also in the mix, then big games from Jason Campbell filling in for Kaepernick on the bye and Stevan Ridley has the Naysayer’s immortalized in RCL glory.  Even with Knowshon Moreno on a bye too!  Naysayer’s is still climbing out of a hole at 4-5, while the very tough kitchen stinks barely edged out Stick’m by 4 points to move to 8-1 and near the top of the RCL standings.

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What a huge Sunday it was in the midway week, as Calvin Johnson had the most receiving yards in a 4-quarter game in NFL history and the Cowboys gave up yet another heartbreaking loss.  Nick and I go over that game plus everything NFC, then JayWrong calls in to review a big week in the AFC.  Marvin Jones just caught another touchdown!  Sorry I missed it during my spot on the pod, but RCL top scorer through Sunday goes out to the Redeye Raiders in Take on Jaywrong League with 213 points!  Megatron and Brees shall lead you to the promised land.  Nice work Redeye!  We also cover another big week in DraftKings and Murph calls in with the injury report.  Have a great 2nd half to the Fantasy Football season!

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