The Loop Fantasy Football Update: Week 12: Bengals rule out Mixon, will start Perine

UPDATE: 9:58 p.m. FridayThe big news in fantasy at this hour comes out of Cincinnati, where star running back Joe Mixon has not made it out of the concussion protocols and has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against Tennessee. This means Samaje Perine, who caught three touchdown passes last week in relief of Mixon, … Read more

The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Week 12: Tough decisions on your plate for Thanksgiving

With three early games, fantasy owners have to make critical moves earlier than they normally would for Week 12. Here are the pressing fantasy issues for each of Thursday’s contesting teams: Does the Vikings’ leaky offensive line make you bench Kirk Cousins? Minnesota obviously missed left tackle Christian Darrisaw against Dallas, and he won’t be … Read more

A tale of 2 rebuilds: Brian T. Smith on Houston Rockets and Texans

Monday, November 21, 2022 6:22PM HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Rockets and Texans both lost on Sunday, but Houston Chronicle columnist Brian T. Smith said the basketball team’s loss to the Warriors provided more hope, direction, and optimism than the football team’s defeat at the hands of the Washington Commanders. Let’s start with the Rockets, … Read more

The Loop Fantasy Football Update Week 11: Last-minute moves

UPDATE: 11:17 p.m. SaturdayThe football news wire has been pretty quiet tonight. The only real news has to do with Arizona receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who is still listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the 49ers in Mexico City. Fantasy mavens may have no choice but to wait for game time and hope that … Read more

The Loop Fantasy Football Report Week 11: Kupp’s injury adds to receiving shortage

Nine months ago, the Rams’ Cooper Kupp was the toast of Los Angeles and a Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. It’s been all downhill ever since. The NFL’s top receiver posted fine, but now spectacular, numbers in the first nine games. But he suffered an ankle injury near the end of last Sunday’s game against … Read more

Giants’ focus is high as they begin telling stretch: ‘Live in the moment’

Dexter Lawrence’s eyes and ears are open, because he is a Giants captain, as voted by his teammates, and that vigilance is part of the responsibility that comes with the honor.  He must detect any irregularities during the workweek; try to spot any slippage in how the Giants are going about their business; see if … Read more

Giants aware of Trap-Game danger Texans pose: ‘Locked in’

A meaningful nine-game season confronts the Giants now, a meaningful nine-game season only they believed could be meaningful … a meaningful nine-game season no one dares mention in and around 1925 Giants Drive.  In recent years, opposing coaches have noticed the Giants on their schedule and scrambled to try to convince their players that the … Read more

The Loop Fantasy Football Update Week 10: Last-minute moves

UPDATE: 10:39 p.m. SaturdayThe big fantasy news tonight involves the banged-up quarterbacks. Buffalo’s Josh Allen and Tennessee’s Ryan Tannehill are now expected to play, while the Rams’ Matthew Stafford and the Cardinals’ Kyler Murray are considered game-time decisions. Meanwhile in Dallas, the Cowboys are expected to wait until pregame warmups to determine the status of … Read more

The Loop Fantasy Football Update Week 10: Bills’ Allen not the only questionable QB

UPDATE: 10:57 p.m. FridayVikings fans are on pins and needles waiting to hear the status of Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen, but he’s far from the only NFL QB whose status is in doubt for Week 10. For fantasy purposes, the most significant of these is Arizona’s Kyler Murray, who has a hamstring injury. If he’s … Read more

The Loop NFL Picks: Week 10

Every Sunday, Kevin Cusick makes his predictions against the latest Las Vegas point spread, the way God intended … Vikings at Bills (-7½): Minnesota is a surprising 7-1 and facing its toughest test of the season in western New York, and the nation’s focus is on the quarterbacks. Buffalo’s Josh Allen is considered questionable because … Read more