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.


Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints points from under center in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks To Draft

It’s a poorly-kept secret that the Seattle Seahawks don’t mind taking a penalty flag or two for pass interference or defensive holding in exchange for five or six no-calls on borderline plays. Supposedly, the NFL will be cracking down on physical play in the defensive backfield. If true-and that’s a big if-it could mean even bigger numbers for the quarterbacks.


Nick Schmaltz of USA looks dejected after losing the men's bronze medal match between Canada and USA in the Ice Hockey at the Tyrolean Ice Arena during the Winter Youth Olympic Game on January 21, 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Jump Ahead In Draft, Pick Center Nick Schmaltz

(CBS) — The Chicago Blackhawks traded up to select center Nick Schmaltz with the 20th pick overall in the NHL Draft on Friday. The 18-year-old Schmaltz has played for the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey […]

CBS Chicago–06/27/2014

Doug McDermott. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Bulls Trade No. 16 And 19 Picks For Forward Doug McDermott

(CBS) — The Bulls made their first big move of the offseason Thursday night during the NBA Draft, acquiring Creighton forward and scoring whiz Doug McDermott via trade from the Nuggets. Chicago sent its No. 16 […]

CBS Chicago–06/26/2014

Kyle Schwarber (Indiana University)

Cubs Select C/OF Kyle Schwarber At No. 4 Overall

Schwarber had 14 homers and 48 RBIs as a junior at Indiana.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2014

Carlos Rodon (Courtesy Chicago White Sox)

White Sox Draft LHP Carlos Rodon At No. 3 Overall

Chicago had the third pick overall Thursday.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2014

Defensive tackle Will Sutton #90 of the Arizona State Sun Devils on the field following the college football game against the USC Trojans at Sun Devil Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Trojans 62-41. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bears Pick DT Will Sutton At 82nd Overall

Will Sutton dropped enough weight in the offseason to earn a third round selection from the Bears.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2014


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!


Tim Anderson (National Junior College Athletic Association)

White Sox Select Short Stop Anderson In First Round

The Chicago White Sox on Thursday selected shortstop Tim Anderson of East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss. during the first round of the first-year player draft.


Kris Bryant (University of San Diego)

Cubs Draft 3rd Baseman Bryant From San Diego In First Round

(AP/CBS) – The Chicago Cubs on Thursday selected San Diego’s Kris Bryant in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft. With the No. 2 pick, the Cubs selected Bryant, who led Division I […]


Kyle Long. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Bears Agree To Terms With First Round Draft Pick Kyle Long

The Chicago Bears and first-round draft pick Kyle Long agreed to a four-year contract Friday.


Marquis Teague #25 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts against the Indiana Hoosiers during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional Semifinal game at the Georgia Dome on March 23, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bulls Draft Kentucky Guard Marquis Teague

Teague averaged 10.0 points and 4.8 assists while helping Kentucky win a national championship.


Courtney Hawkins of the Most Valuable Prospects watches his fly ball batted against Chicago White Sox during the 2011 Breakthrough Series at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on July 28, 2011 in Durham, North Carolina. Most Valuable Prospects won 17-2 over the Chicago White Sox. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

White Sox Pick OF Courtney Hawkins In First Round

The 18-year-old senior is batting .437 with 11 home runs, 39 RBI and 56 runs scored in 36 games this season.


A Facebook page for high-school baseball phenom Albert Almora, who was drafted by the Cubs on Monday. (Facebook)

Cubs Pick Outfielder Albert Almora In First Round

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Almora batted .603 with six home runs and 34 RBI in 25 games for Mater Academy last season.


Alshon Jeffery #1 of the South Carolina Gamecocks smiles after winning a game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida. The Gamecocks beat the Gators 36-14. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Bears Take S. Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery

The Chicago Bears added a second big wide receiver to their offense Friday by trading up to select South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery with the 45th pick in the NFL draft.


Marian Hossa (left); Patrick Kane (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks All-Stars Drafted For Same Team

Both Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane will play for “Team Chara” -– for team captain Zdeno Chara — under a fantasy draft conducted Thursday evening.


2010 NFL Draft Round 1

NFL Lockout To Blame For Lower Ratings For Draft?

A drop in ratings for the NFL draft this year is leaving some commentators wondering whether the ongoing lockout could affect the league’s overall popularity.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

The MLB Draft Was On Last Night…REALLY!!

It’s amazing what you will   there isn’t too much going on in local sports.  Besides watching Carlos “CY” Silva mow down a team the Cubs have had problems beating all year long, the MLB DRAFT […]