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Running back LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs against the New York Giants during the first quarter of a game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 27, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vick recovered the fumble. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Running Backs To Draft

Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.

08/13/2014

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5 Must Have Offensive Players To Use When Playing Your 1st Game Of Madden’15

5 Must Have Offensive Players To Use When Playing Your 1st Game Of Madden’15

08/02/2014

Matt Forte. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Bears’ Forte ‘Mad’ About Being Voted NFL’s 91st-Best Player

An NFL.com survey of fellow players has eight running backs rated higher than Matt Forte — much to his chagrin.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2014

Sharrif Floyd  of the Minnesota Vikings forces the fumble of Josh McCown  for a Vikings recovery  (Credit: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Rapid Reaction: Bears Earn A Loss In Minnesota

If there’s such a thing as earning a loss, the Bears did just that.

12/01/2013

Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions

Vikings Star Adrian Peterson Probable For Sunday’s Game Against Bears

Peterson, second in the league with 997 yards rushing, has been limited for three weeks with a groin injury and was held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday.

11/29/2013

Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions

Baker’s Dozen: Pro Athletes Need To Step Up Off The Field, Too

Two months ago my wife said six words to me that changed my life forever. “You’re going to be a Daddy.”

CBS 2–10/18/2013

Adrian Peterson. (Photo by Andy King/Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson’s Son Has Died

The 2-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has died after being beaten by his mother’s boyfriend.

670 The Score–10/11/2013

Adrian Peterson. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Report: Adrian Peterson’s Son Allegedly Beaten By Mother’s Boyfriend

A son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is in critical condition after allegedly being beaten by a man his mother was dating.

670 The Score–10/11/2013

Julius Peppers.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Peppers ‘Was Not Healthy’ Against Vikings

If you’re wondering why Julius Peppers looked a little slow in Sunday’s 31-30 win over the Vikings, it’s because he was.

670 The Score–09/16/2013

Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears passes against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on September 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Rapid Reaction: Bears 31, Vikings 30

Just like they planned it, right? It seems fitting that such an odd, back-and-forth, punch-counter punch, roller coaster ride of a game went down to the wire and was decided by one point.

670 The Score–09/15/2013

Martellus Bennett #83 of the Chicago Bears catches the game winning touchdown as Chris Cook #20 of the Minnesota Vikings tries to defend him on September 15, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings 31-30. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cutler, Bennett Lead Bears Over Vikings 31-30

Jay Cutler threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett with 10 seconds left to lead the Chicago Bears to a 31-30 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

09/15/2013

Adrian Peterson. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Keys To The Game: Bears Vs. Vikings

It’s almost always the same defensive key against the Vikings twice a season. Adrian Peterson is the reason. He’s one blown gap assignment, one missed tackle, and one sharp cut in space away from the end zone on every handoff.

670 The Score–09/13/2013

Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Minnesota Vikings

Unfortunately for the Vikings, their pedestrian passing attack can’t keep defenses honest.

670 The Score–09/11/2013

Christian Ponder. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Silverman: Vikings Should Have Pondered A QB Switch

This is good news for the Bears, who host the Vikings on Sunday.

670 The Score–09/10/2013

Adrian Peterson. (Photo by Andy Clayton King/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Football 101: Zone & Man Blocking Schemes

Today’s playbook topic focuses on zone and man blocking schemes, two different approaches to achieve a common goal of sealing off defenders to create running lanes.

670 The Score–08/29/2013

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 1: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks scores as he out runs Asante Samuel #22 of the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field December 1, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images)

Marshawn Lynch Running Toward Seahawks History

Ever since high school, Marshawn Lynch has been compared to another running back. Lynch has been covered by the glory of someone else, will this be the year that he ultimately radiates his dominance on the gridiron?

08/27/2013

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Fantasy Vs. Reality: NFL Player Impact Doesn’t Always Line Up

Every year around this time, I find myself getting asked the same question over and over again from people who know I enjoy football. “So, who do you like this season?”

08/26/2013

Alfred Morris.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Harris: How To Handle Your Late First Round Pick

If you draft at the end of the first round, no doubt you have lost sleep thinking about which direction you will go.

08/21/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who Should Be The No. 1 Pick In Fantasy Drafts? Arian Foster Vs. Adrian Peterson

Which player should come off the fantasy boards first overall? Our Sports Verdict team debates!

08/08/2013

Adrian Peterson.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson On HGH Use In NFL: ‘Yeah, It’s Being Used’

Embracing the challenge has always been a part of Adrian Peterson’s persona. Bring it on, the star running back has often said with a smile.

670 The Score–07/26/2013

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