FANTASY PLAYS: Pivoting away from popular daily plays

Football 10/10/18, 11:34

It's getting harder to gain an edge in daily fantasy football with more research tools and advanced statistics.Similar research processes lead many daily players to the same plays each given week.Last week, DailyRoto's Colin Drew won more than $250,000 using a lineup optimizer to identify pivots — key spots to ...

Protect the football and it should fix everything

Football 10/08/18, 19:05

Protect the football and it should fix everything.That seems to be the viewpoint of Mike McCarthy, whose Green Bay Packers have a variety of issues that have led to a 2-2-1 start."The big part of that game is focusing on the things we can control," McCarthy said Monday, one day ...

Lions go into bye on a high after beating Packers 31-23

Football 10/08/18, 04:08

The Detroit Lions have beaten Aaron Rodgers- and Tom Brady-led teams this season.And yes, they still have a losing record.Detroit has provided glimpses of its potential, beating the Green Bay Packers 31-23 on Sunday in their first home game since dominating the New England Patriots.The Lions (2-3) have also shown ...

Lions take advantage of mistakes in 31-23 win over Packers

Football 10/07/18, 16:44

Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and LeGarrette Blount ran for two scores, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 31-23 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.Detroit (2-3) earned a win it desperately needed under first-year coach Matt Patricia, going into its bye week.Green Bay (2-2-1) could not overcome ...

Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy turn focus to Sunday’s game against Lions

Football 10/04/18, 23:26

GREEN BAY — Whether Aaron Rodgers’ not-so-thinly veiled criticism of Mike McCarthy’s game plan last Sunday led to a meeting of the minds on Monday or Tuesday, neither man would explicitly say Wednesday.Instead, the Green Bay Packers star quarterback and his head coach emphasized that they communicate “regularly” (McCarthy’s word) ...

Danica Patrick says Aaron Rodgers spiked idea of woman cave

Football 10/02/18, 21:22

Danica Patrick encountered some resistance from Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers when she wanted to set up a woman cave in the house they share in Green Bay, Wisconsin.The retired racecar driver proposed converting a bedroom into her own space. Patrick says she has her essential oils, salt rock lamp, yoga ...

Packers defense has Rodgers’ back in 22-0 win over Bills

Football 10/01/18, 03:00

Always the perfectionist, that Aaron Rodgers.The Green Bay Packers quarterback looked a little more mobile playing for a third straight week with a brace on his injured left knee. But he felt like he didn't have his best day on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.The defense had his back.The Packers ...

Packers put together complete effort in 22-0 win over Bills

Football 09/30/18, 21:55

This is more like it for the Green Bay Packers.The offense built a big lead as quarterback Aaron Rodgers gutted through another game with a brace on his injured left knee. The defense had seven sacks and pitched a shutout for the first time in eight seasons.They put together their ...

At 0-3, Raiders, Texans, Cardinals show little so far

Football 09/28/18, 12:34

Even with last week's huge swing in fortunes by the Bills, Giants, Seahawks, Lions and Browns, there remain lots of questions about each of them.At least they aren't winless.Then there are the projected contenders who are struggling through three games: New England, Atlanta, Green Bay, Minnesota, Pittsburgh and the Chargers.Several ...

Focus on roughing the passer giving NFL a black eye

Sports 09/26/18, 16:34

The NFL is getting roughed up over its amplified enforcement of roughing-the-passer penalties that has generated head-scratching calls — and a season-ending injury to a defender trying to comply with the league's mandate not to land fully on the quarterback.In the offseason, NFL owners asked the league's competition committee to ...

A-Rod driven to drink as Packers digest 31-17 loss to Skins

Sports 09/24/18, 02:29

So, Aaron Rodgers was asked, what do you say to your Green Bay Packers teammates after winning just one of the season's first three games?His reply: "I would probably just tell them, 'Go home and have a Scotch.' That's what I'm going to do."Sounds about right.Things have not gone all ...

Peterson runs for 120 yards, 2 TDs, Skins top Packers 31-17

Golf 09/23/18, 16:46

Adrian Peterson ran for 120 yards and a pair of 2-yard scores, Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes — all in the first half Sunday — and the Washington Redskins held on for a 31-17 victory over a gimpy Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, who again had complaints ...

Carlson misses 2 FGs in OT, Vikings and Packers tie

Sports 09/16/18, 17:09

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, including one from 35 yards as time expired, and the Minnesota Vikings had to settle for a 29-29 tie with the Green Bay Packers after rallying from a late 13-point deficit on Sunday.

Packers’ Aaron Rodgers returns after knee injury

Sports 09/11/18, 02:27

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has returned for the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter after being taken off the field on a cart because of a knee injury. The Packers announced at halftime that the star quarterback was questionable to return. Minutes later, he walked back on ...

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