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This Week in Fantasy Football: 2014 NFL Week 15

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
Derek Carr is coming off his best game yet as a pro, and could be a strong late-season fantasy pickup. (Photo: Cary Edmondson — USA Today Sports)

Derek Carr is coming off his best game yet as a pro, and could be a strong late-season fantasy pickup. (Photo: Cary Edmondson — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Doug Moore

Waiver Wire Pickups

Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns, QB (Owned in 22% of Yahoo! Leagues): For some reason, Johnny Football was not named the Cleveland Browns’ starter for Week 14, but another poor performance by Brian Hoyer led to a quarterback change for Week 15, when he will play the Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns’ first-round draft pick this past May, Manziel has an ability to run and throw proficiently, along with weapons such as Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron, that makes him a low-end QB1 with a very high ceiling who is worth owning in leagues with the space and/or need at the quarterback position.

Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders, QB (Y!: 7%): Another rookie quarterback, Derek Carr went up against a tough San Francisco 49ers defense and pulled out the upset victory while not throwing a single interception. He threw for three touchdowns and 254 yards in the effort, showing his vast improvement from the beginning of the season. Despite not having a good arsenal of weapons, Carr has made do with what has been given to him and made the most of it. He is building chemistry with tight end Mychal Rivera (see below) and also working with other targets like running back Marcel Reece. Carr has a very high ceiling and is a firm QB2 for this week despite another tough matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers, RB (Y!: 40%): Finally cut loose for a week from DeAngelo Williams, Stewart put up great numbers in an unexpected blowout of the New Orleans Saints. Running for 155 yards and a touchdown put him as one of the best performers at the running back position this past weekend. If Williams can’t suit up again with his finger injury, expect Stewart to be the bell-cow again and have the chance to put up a similar performance. He has a great matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and is a strong FLEX play this week at the worst. Go get him if you need any help at the RB position.

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This Week in Fantasy Football: 2014 NFL Week 7

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Derek Carr emerged in Week 6 as a quarterback worth owning in fantasy football. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

Derek Carr emerged in Week 6 as a quarterback worth owning in fantasy football. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Doug Moore

Waiver Wire Pickups

Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders (Owned in 4% of Yahoo! Leagues): The young gunslinger is perhaps the only glimmer of hope for Oakland Raiders fans. After throwing four touchdowns against a very tough San Diego defense, he is one of the better options as a No. 2 quarterback for the coming bye weeks. He is building a connection with his bevy of wide receivers and has the chance to put up top-15 numbers every week from here on in.

Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals (30% Y!): After sitting out for more than a month with a nerve injury in his throwing shoulder, Palmer returned Sunday against the Washington Redskins and revitalized the Arizona Cardinals’ passing game by throwing for 250 yards. Arizona loves to throw the ball, and Palmer has good amount of weapons. Pick him up as a streamer quarterback option for bye weeks.

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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Day 2 Projections

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Derek Carr is still on the board on Day 2, but he shouldn’t be there for long. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft didn’t go nearly how I projected it would—in fact, only Jadeveon Clowney and Jason Verrett landed in both the team and pick slot that I predicted—but that hasn’t stopped me, apparently in a draft-induced state of lunacy, from updating my projections for all 68 selections to come on Day 2.

The draft only gets harder to project from here on out, especially with some of the enticing that remains on the board, but there are many team/player combinations remaining in the draft that make a great deal of sense.

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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Joe Marino’s Seven-Round Projections (4/12/14)

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Value and need make Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater the Houston Texans’ best choice for the No. 1 overall pick. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

I don’t recall a draft with more mixed opinions, projections and grades than this year’s, which should make for an exciting draft in May that is full of unpredictability. With one of the deepest draft classes I have evaluated, there is talent to be had in every round and ample opportunity for teams to fill holes and acquire talent.

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2014 NFL Scouting Combine Impressions: Day 2 (Wide Receivers, Quarterbacks and Running Backs)

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins solidified his high draft stock with his workout Sunday. (Photo: Brian Spurlock — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

The wide receivers, running backs, and quarterbacks took center stage on Day 2 of the on-field portion of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday, with the receivers’ light shining the brightest of the trio of positions.

In one of the deepest wide receiver classes in recent memory, several top prospects solidified their draft status, second-tier players made a push up the board, and some late-round guys had excellent on-field showings.

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