Hernangomez was one of the most impressive rookies in the league last season

Game Mens Justin Bethel Jersey Betting against Dirk Nowitzki and the only warlock NBA coach makes you queasy, but it’s hard to see how this team cracks .500. Lineups with Nowitzki at center can’t defend; Rick Carlisle will have to swallow hard and consider starting Nerlens Noel, and giving the Harrison Barnes-Nowitzki-Noel trio extended run.

Smaller lineups with Barnes and Noel up front — and no Dirk — were outscored in limited minutes last season, and the Mavs don’t have the right sort of depth to make them fly; the bench consists mostly of giants, little guys, and Dorian Finney-Smith. Seth Curry’s absence is a sneaky big blow.

Chris started 75 games as a 19-year-old rookie last season and held his own, averaging 9.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG and contributing in the blocks, steals and 3-point categories. I expect his minutes to rise well past the 21.3 MPG he averaged as a rookie, and I can see Chriss becoming a top-20 fantasy talent in another couple years. If you’re looking for a mid-round player to draft in keeper leagues, this could be your guy.

Doug Baldwin Authentic Jersey Hernangomez was one of the most impressive rookies in the league last season, despite continually having to share minutes behind Joakim Noah in New York. This season, it’ll likely be Enes Kanter who he shares time with more than the rapidly aging Noah, but in any case there’s a lot to like about Hernangomez’s future after he averaged 8.2 PPG, 7.0 RPG and shot 52.9 percent in 18.4 MPG as a rookie. If he gets on the court for 25 minutes a game, we’re talking about an extremely efficient youngster with double-double potential.

New Flame Jaromir Jagr wants to practice more before playing game

Jaromir Jagr wants more time before making his debut with the Calgary Flames.
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The 45-year-old right wing decided not to play in Calgary’s home opener Saturday night against the Winnipeg Jets.

After arriving Wednesday from the Czech Republic, Jagr had two practices and the pregame skate Saturday with his new team.
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Walker moved to the Czech Republic at age 13 to pursue his hockey career, then moved five years later to North America.

Walker’s goal was originally credited to teammate Devante Smith-Pelly, but when the change was announced to the crowd during the third period, Walker’s family waved Australian flags in his honor.

At first, I wasn’t 100 percent sure,” Walker said of his goal, adding he felt in somewhat of a daze during his first game. The first couple of shifts I didn’t know what happened.”

Before finishing the call, Walker told Turnbull how he had met the Australian ambassador to the United States the week before.

It took more than one game for Davis to make the list, but that one game, woo boy. It’s hard to imagine any defender doing more than Davis did Sept. 29 against BYU. He had three interceptions, returning two for touchdowns from 50 and 30 yards out. Davis, the first FBS player with three interceptions and two scoring returns in a game since 2012, also became Utah State’s career leader for pass breakups.

New Flame Jaromir Jagr wants to practice more before playing game

Jaromir Jagr wants more time before making his debut with the Calgary Flames.

The 45-year-old right wing decided not to play in Calgary’s home opener Saturday night against the Winnipeg Jets.

After arriving Wednesday from the Czech Republic, Jagr had two practices and the pregame skate Saturday with his new team.

Walker moved to the Czech Republic at age 13 to pursue his hockey career, then moved five years later to North America.

Walker’s goal was originally credited to teammate Devante Smith-Pelly, but when the change was announced to the crowd during the third period, Walker’s family waved Australian flags in his honor.

At first, I wasn’t 100 percent sure,” Walker said of his goal, adding he felt in somewhat of a daze during his first game. The first couple of shifts I didn’t know what happened.”

Before finishing the call, Walker told Turnbull how he had met the Australian ambassador to the United States the week before.
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Game Womens Lee Roy Selmon Jersey It took more than one game for Davis to make the list, but that one game, woo boy. It’s hard to imagine any defender doing more than Davis did Sept. 29 against BYU. He had three interceptions, returning two for touchdowns from 50 and 30 yards out. Davis, the first FBS player with three interceptions and two scoring returns in a game since 2012, also became Utah State’s career leader for pass breakups.

Wentz tosses 4 touchdown passes, Eagles beat Cardinals 34-7

Carson Wentz calls third downs the money down.

Cha-ching.

Wentz threw a career-best four touchdown passes and the Philadelphia Eagles continued their impressive start with a 34-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Wentz tossed three scoring passes on three consecutive attempts in the first quarter, including 59 yards to Torrey Smith, 11 yards to Zach Ertz and 15 yards to Trey Burton. He connected with Nelson Agholor for a 72-yard TD in the third quarter that left six-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson shouting on the sideline.

Dez Bryant is still looking for that big breakout game of 2017. Through five games he has 21 catches on 48 targets for 264 yards and three touchdowns, including a score Sunday against Green Bay. With the way Bryant and Dak Prescott closed last season with six of his eight touchdown catches in the last eight games and six games with at least 70 yards receiving, their connection has been off to start the season. With the bye week, it could be a good time for Bryant and Prescott to reset and get ready for an 11-game push in which they will have to put up numbers if the Cowboys want to get back to the playoffs.
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Limited Kids Jalen Collins Jersey Paul Perkins didn’t help any fantasy teams in the first five weeks of the season. He averaged less than two yards per carry and hasn’t found his way into the end zone. Perkins’ season high is 22 yards rushing and he missed Sunday’s game with a rib injury. It has been tough sledding early this season. Tight end Evan Engram, even though he was shut out by the Chargers, has been a pleasant surprise. Even though rookie tight ends usually struggle early, Engram had at least four catches in every game prior to Week 5.

Colts host 49ers, look to avoid getting swept by NFC West

The Indianapolis Colts will try not to not get swept by the NFC West when they host the San Francisco 49ers at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday.

Because of a bizarre schedule, Indianapolis (1-3) will complete its games versus the division in Week 5. The Colts lost to the Los Angeles Rams on the road in Week 1, fell at home to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2 and were crushed by the Seahawks at Seattle in Week 4.

The Colts, without injured quarterback Andrew Luck, handed the reins to Jacoby Brissett. The backup was 14 of 20 passing for 142 yards with a touchdown to wide receiver Donte Moncrief against Seattle and an interception that was returned for a TD.

In an atrocious second half, Brissett was 2 of 9 for 15 yards.

I feel like I’m ready, Trubisky said to reporters this week. I’m excited. I’m just going to take it day by day and prepare as hard as I possibly can for every single look and situation we can get on Monday. I’m going to be dependent on my teammates a lot. My job is to get the ball to the playmakers and just be a distributor and manage the offense and do the best I can.

The Vikings offer a difficult challenge to any quarterback, let alone an untested rookie. Minnesota ranks No. 1 in the league in third-down defense (25.6 percent conversion rate) and tied for eighth in scoring defense (19 points per game).

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen paces the team with five sacks in the first four games. Safety Andrew Sendejo also has emerged as a leader with 32 tackles and an interception.

Bears coach John Fox said the team’s 11-day break between games allowed time to make the switch from Glennon to Trubisky. Look for Fox to try to ease Trubisky’s workload by simplifying the playbook and relying heavily on running backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen.

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Rivers noted that the Chargers have experience they can fall back on when facing adversity.

ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, several owners filed into a conference room on the sixth floor of the league’s headquarters, which featured a large, football-shaped table. The meeting was supposed to be a standard committee update about business ventures, followed by a conference call on the protests. But upon Goodell’s suggestion, the rest of the owners who were at Park Avenue ended up coming into the room. Goodell began by recapping the previous night’s meeting with the players. He indicated that it began with the players seeming reserved and sticking to their union talking points, but things improved as it went on. He made clear that this wasn’t going to be an issue that would go away overnight and that, moving forward, owners needed to find a solution that worked for everyone.
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We are going to cut back a little bit, Lynn said via a conference call with the Giants beat writers Wednesday. And, try to take our best game plan to New York. I want my guys to do the same thing. I want them to play fast, be physical and execute better and my way of doing that is cutting back a little bit.

In 2008, we were sitting at 4-8 and found our way in the postseason that year. These last two years, we struggled our way to four wins and five wins, which has not been very enjoyable, but we hung in there and fought together and you’ve never seen the locker room fall apart, or guys quit, he said.

Limited Kids Tyus Jones Jersey So while we don’t want to be in those situations, it says a lot about the character of the guys who have. So I have no doubt that our character is strong and that we’re going to continue to fight like crazy. But we’ve got 12 more games left.

Redskins vs. Chiefs: Score, results, highlights from Monday night game in KC

Rookie kicker Harrison Butker delivered for the Chiefs with time running down against the Redskins on Monday night.

Butker kicked a tiebreaking 43-yard field goal with four seconds Authentic Tom Rathman Jersey left and the Chiefs added a defensive touchdown on the final play to secure a 29-20 victory over Washington at Arrowhead Stadium. The win moved Kansas City to 4-0 on the season.

Trevathan appealed the suspension and appeals officer and former Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks cut it in half. The suspension is for a violation of the league’s player safety rules as he flew in with a wicked helmet-to-helmet collision that left Adams unconscious on the Lambeau Field turf.

The Packers receiver had been stood up by Bears safety Adrian Amos after making a short catch on a third-and-goal from the 16-yard line in the third quarter of Green Bay’s 35-14 win.

Trevathan apologized for the hit after the game and reached out to Adams, who said the following day he is fine. Neither Bears coach John Fox nor Green Bay’s Mike McCarthy thought the hit was intentional and Adams could be in the lineup when the Packers face the Cowboys on Sunday.

What has gone right: With nine touchdowns passing and rushing in roughly 3 1/2 games, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has built a sizeable lead in the NFL Joel Ward Jersey Offensive Rookie of the Year race. Watson has wisely made DeAndre Hopkins (31 catches for 311 yards and two touchdowns) the league’s most targeted receiver.

What has gone wrong: Starting inside linebacker Brian Cushing was suspended for 10 games following a second PED violation. The special teams coverage units remain among the league’s worst.

McShay’s updated Top 32: Ranking 2018 NFL draft prospects

With at least four games under most teams’ belts, let’s take a look at how the top 32 prospects in the nation are performing. This board isn’t that different from the previous version two weeks ago, but a new quarterback joins, along with a rise for the best running back Andrew Franks Jersey in college football.

Darnold has made some questionable decisions throwing the football Authentic Terry Bradshaw Jersey this season (at least one interception in each game so far), but it hasn’t changed my evaluation of him. His delivery still needs to be cleaned up, but his accuracy is phenomenal. He is the most complete quarterback in college football and a potential franchise signal-caller.

What has gone right: Considering he didn’t join the team until the end of the preseason, Jacoby Brissett has provided competent quarterback play while trying to become acclimated with the Colts’ offense. With interceptions in three straight games, safety Malik Hooker is making the impact Indianapolis hoped he would when it made him a 2017 first-round draft pick.

What has gone wrong: Not having Andrew Luck (shoulder) is crippling the Colts’ offense. The franchise decision-makers also made a bad one when they thought Scott Tolzein could serve as an effective short-term replacement for Luck.

What’s next: The Colts aren’t going anywhere until Luck returns. There is media speculation that Luck will begin practicing this week, but there is no known target date for him getting back under center.

Chiefs cheerleader obliterated by absent-minded sound guy running across field

I know working an NFL game is a high-pressure job, but surely you can at least watch where you’re running, right? This cheerleader was just doing her job and completed an impressive forward roll AND kept dancing only to get steamrolled.

We know sometimes football is so exciting you want to run through a brick wall, but there’s a time and a place.

Denver’s defense looks legit. It’s not a surprise that the Broncos defense is dominant, but it can be easy to forget after the team was 9-7 a year ago. With an improved Trevor Siemian at the helm of the offense, the Broncos are even more dangerous when the team can get an early lead.

After putting the Cowboys in a hole and emphasizing a stop of the run, the Broncos were able to take advantage of a one-dimensional Dallas offense.

The second-year quarterback finished with 238 passing yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. His second interception was returned by Aqib Talib more than 100 yards for a touchdown — the 10th of his career, making him the fourth player to ever reach that mark.

Coleman had an X-Ray on his hand after the Ravens’ 24-10 victory. The Browns never divulged any information concerning the injury, but they said Coleman will go though more tests on Monday.

It’s a low bar in Indianapolis these days.

The Patriots will try to take away the running game and force a rookie QB to beat them in the air from the pocket in that matchup. While the philosophy is always to blitz bad offensive lines to create five or more 1-on-1 matchups, Watson’s ability to extend plays in and out of the pocket makes me nervous about potentially taking players out of coverage.
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Packers not happy with how officials called pick plays in loss to Falcons

The Green Bay Packers weren’t happy with the officiating in their Sunday night game against the Atlanta Falcons — specifically when it came to pick plays.

Officials called tight end Martellus Bennett Preston Smith Jersey for offensive pass interference with 55 seconds left in the second quarter, wiping out a 36-yard gain by Randall Cobb. Two plays later, Aaron Rodgers threw an interception, giving the Falcons the ball at Green Bay’s 36.

“I don’t know how you call pass interference on that when Marty is running a drag route, Cobb runs a shake route, and Marty is looking back at me and gets run into,” Rodgers said.

If you still think the cavalry is coming with trades, in-season free-agent acquisitions or a massive re-shuffling of who plays where on the Giants’ offensive line, Schwartz squashed all of that talk:

“They can talk about scheming a lot of chips in but that’s not really Ben McAdoo’s offense. The way he schemes in a chip is throwing the ball as quick as possible. Possibly Brandon Williams Jersey he’ll have some new formations, some new ways to get the ball out really quick and that is how they fix the offensive line,” Schwartz said. “There’s no magic pill, they’re not inserting anybody. That’s reason why I think McAdoo has remained really positive toward Ereck Flowers publicly, because what are you going to do? You can’t threaten to bench him and then not do it, right, if he plays poorly. So you’re not going to threaten him. That’s where they’re at right now.

“They did not address the offensive line position in the offseason and this is the offensive line they have going forward.”

Schwartz addressed a variety of other Giants-related topics during our conversation. There will be one more post this week, likely about Eli Manning, that will include some of Schwartz’s observations. Click the player above to listen to the entire show.