Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald was the No. 1 player on the 2019 NFL 100, the annual list of the league's best players voted on by fellow players. Nos. 10 through 1 were released Wednesday on NFL Network. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was the No. 1 player on the 2018 list, with Donald ranking No. 7 last season. "For your peers to think of you that highly as No. 1 in the National Football League, that's pretty special," Donald said when he received the honor. Donald, 28, ranked No. 15 in 2017, No. 14 in 2016 and No. 92 in 2015. The Rams defensive tackle has won back-to-back NFL AP Defensive Player of the Year awards. He led the NFL with a career-high 20.5 sacks in 16 starts last season. Donald also had 59 tackles, a league-high 25 tackles for a loss, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a pass defensed in 2018. RELATED Rams' Aaron Donald calls it 'a plus' to be at training camp after contract disputes The four-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowl … [Read more...] about Rams’ Aaron Donald tops NFL 100, Saints’ Drew Brees No. 2
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There are so many talented players in the NFL, but who are the top 100 American football players on the planet? What about the Top 10, or No. 1?NFL.com has revealed its annual list of the NFL’s 100 best players, and there were some interesting picks. Let’s break down the top 10 picks on the list. NBA rumors: Knicks considered bringing Carmelo Anthony back to N.Y. | Could it still happen? Could Carmelo Anthony revitalize his NBA career in New York in 2019? Or, how about the L.A Lakers? It had All-time NFL pass rusher Von Miller in the 10th slot after coming in ninth in 2018. He was preceded by (9) Julio Jones, (8) Aaron Rodgers, (7) Antonio Brown and (6) legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady for spots nine through six. The top 10 boasts some heavy hitters mostly in their primes. Guys like Rams running back (5) Todd Gurley, Chiefs quarterback (4) Patrick Mahomes and Bears edge rusher (3) Khalil Mack. Legendary Saints quarterback Drew Brees came in second, but who was No. … [Read more...] about NFL Top 100: Who is the best player in the league? Survey says …
July 24 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is my top fantasy football player entering the 2019 season. Los Angeles Chargers star Saquon Barkley and New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas round out the top three in my top-200 players list ahead of fantasy football drafts. Philadelphia Eagles star Zach Ertz is my top ranked tight end and is my No. 19 overall player. Andrew Luck is my top fantasy football quarterback at No. 47 overall. Be sure to monitor injuries throughout training camp and the preseason, as players will rise in fall in these rankings on a weekly basis. These rankings are for standard format leagues, not points per reception. You can find individual position rankings in the links below. RELATED Fantasy football quarterback rankings: Luck, Mahomes, Mayfield lead top 25 In my 200 rankings, I have placed in order my favorite players for the 2019 season based on several factors. The key below will help you navigate the list, as it accounts for … [Read more...] about Fantasy football top 200 player rankings for 2019
The 32 things we learned from Week 16 of the 2018 NFL season: 1. Larry Fitzgerald, 35, threw the first TD pass of his 15-year career Sunday and also caught a ball in his 226th consecutive game, the longest such streak in league history to occur with one franchise. Sunday may have also been Fitz's final home game in Arizona, though he hasn't yet revealed his plans for 2019. But if the greatest player in Cardinals history does decide to hang up his cleats, early congratulations to a man who performed at a first-ballot Hall of Fame level on the field and conducted himself in a first-class manner away from it. 2. No one's making a stronger MVP push than the Rams' Aaron Donald, who added three more sacks to his league-leading total ... which now stands at 19½. He could become the 12th player since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 to record at least 20 in one season but would be the first to do so while predominantly playing from the interior. Donald still has a shot … [Read more...] about 32 things we learned from Week 16 of the 2018 NFL season
It's time to dig into those playbooks and hit the ice baths. NFL training camps begin opening this week as veterans for the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears officially report for duty. Summer vacation ends for the league's other 30 teams next week. It won't be long after that until injuries begin to mount, holdouts potentially simmer and flare and other manners of controversy surface. But based on what I know (or think I know) as we embark on the NFL's 99th season, here's my annual prediction of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based on picking all 256 games, plus a playoff forecast. NFC EAST Philadelphia Eagles (11-5): Underdogs no longer, the champs may be in for a rocky start based on a rough early schedule (particularly October, which includes a Thursday night road game and trip to London) that coincides with Carson Wentz's presumed re-entry from December's ACL tear. Dallas Cowboys (7-9): They've got seven games against 2017 playoff teams. … [Read more...] about 2018 NFL record projections: Will Patriots falter on road to Super Bowl LIII?