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Oregon Sports News 2016 NFL Mock Draft – First Round

1 – Los Angeles Rams – Jared Goff, QB – University of California The Rams have a new home, and now they need a new quarterback to build their future around. Goff is very polarizing. Some love, and some hate him as the #1 pick. The Rams gave up a small fortune to move up […]

May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; A general view of a helmet, NFL shield, stage, and podium before the start of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Shmaft – Why The NFL Draft Is The Biggest Crapshoot In Sports

Look up the term “crapshoot” in any credible reference publication. Note the NFL Draft as example A. It’s time for the NFL’s annual player selection derby, more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Time to get your team back on the road to championship greatness. Sure it is. NFL followers/fans/draftniks get super worked up about […]

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Scrambler – Getting Back To Basics

We’re just one week away from the NFL draft, which, of course, got me thinking about fantasy draft strategies.  Every fantasy owner has their own philosophies when it comes to drafting, but there are a few fundamental rules every owner should follow when trying to build a winning team. As a seasoned veteran of several […]

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 19:  Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks drops back against the San Francisco 49ers during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Top Ten Fantasy Football Players From The Northwest

QB Russell Wilson – Seahawks QB Marcus Mariota – Titans (Oregon) WR Brandin Cooks – Saints (Oregon State) RB Thomas Rawls – Seahawks WR Markus Wheaton – Steelers (Oregon State) RB Jonathan Stewart – Panthers (Oregon) K Steven Hauschka – Seahawks TE Julius Thomas – Jaguars (Portland State) TE Jimmy Graham – Seahawks K Travis […]

NFL Draft

Fantasy Scrambler – Rookie Roundtable

Here we are in the first week of April, and with the scouting combines in our rearview mirrors, the next major event in the NFL season is the draft.  That magical weekend of anticipating where your favorite college players will begin their professional careers as well as watching your favorite team adding the pieces that […]

Jermaine Kearse

NFL Free Agency Is Upon Us. Did Anyone Tell The NFC West?

Should we be excited about NFL free agency? Well, maybe. It depends on who you’re rooting for. If you’re a fan of the Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers or the Seattle Seahawks, well, then, welcome to the land of Meh. Here’s an update on NFL free agency to date as played out […]

Marcus Mariota

How Free Agency Will Affect Marcus Mariota’s Fantasy Value

There’s been a lot of action in free agency since the NFL league year opened on Wednesday.  Some big names have changed uniforms ultimately altering the upcoming fantasy season.  From the exodus of players from the Super Bowl champion Broncos, to the sudden improvements to teams like the Texans and the Raiders, this offseason has […]

Fantasy Football

The Return Of The Fantasy Scrambler

Greetings, OregonSportsNews.com readers and welcome to the first installment of Fantasy Scrambler for 2016.  My name is Brian Maahs and I live in Beaverton.  I have been playing fantasy football for over 20 years.  I am currently involved in three different leagues, each with distinct rules and players.  In this week’s edition, I wanted to […]

Nov 1, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) runs past Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) during the game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Is Tyler Lockett Going To Be The Next Big Time Dominate Receiver In The NFL?

Pete Carroll seems to have a knack for finding exceptional talent from his college draft picks. He found Russell Wilson, who has become a Super Bowl winning quarterback and Pro Bowl MVP. Now much of the talk in Seattle has been about the explosive talent of Tyler Lockett. Lockett started out as a kick returner […]

Marshawn Lynch

A (Possible) Farewell To Marshawn Lynch, And His Case For The Hall Of Fame

Marshawn Lynch has figuratively and literally hung up his cleats, and called it a career. Or has he? Rumors are beginning to surface that Lynch may return to the field of battle, contrary to what Lynch’s agent has confirmed as an official and lasting farewell. But we’ll see. Whether or not Lynch is calling an […]

Coldplay

The 20 Best Super Bowl 50 Prop Bets

As a Seattle Seahawks fan, it’s been a while since I’ve headed into the Super Bowl as a casual fan looking to enjoy the periphery events, just as much as the game itself (and, if I’m being honest, probably a little more). And, boy are there a lot of peripheries. You don’t have to know […]

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