Steve Silverman

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 16: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Charles, Chiefs D, Holmes

Chiefs coach Andy Reid won’t let his team let up against the Raiders and blow an opportunity for a victory, and quarterback Alex Smith is too smart to take any opponent lightly.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 2: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals warms up prior to the start of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Hoyer, Hill, Green

At the start of the season, a Cleveland-Cincinnati battle as a Thursday Night primetime game didn’t appear to be an ideal television choice.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 26: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers scrambles against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Drew Brees, Cam Newton And Jimmy Graham

The Saints are coming off their best game of the year after hammering Green Bay 44-23. However, they have not won a road game this year. The Panthers are hoping to continue that trend, and they will be bringing back a familiar face in running back DeAngelo Williams.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2014

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 05: Tight end Julius Thomas #80 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after scoring on quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos 500th career touchdown pass to take a 7-3 lead over the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 5, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Cardinals 41-20. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

TNF Fantasy Starters: Manning, Rivers, Thomas

The Chargers and the Broncos have something more on their minds than the epic fantasy battle that is at hand when they meet in Denver on Thursday night.

10/23/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 5: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass in the first half of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Andrew Luck, Arian Foster And Reggie Wayne

Colts-Texans could come down to a last-second field goal, and it appears to be an excellent week to play perhaps the greatest placekicker in NFL history in the Colts’ Adam Vinatieri.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2014

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers passes against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 28, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Jordy Nelson, Matt Asiata And Aaron Rodgers

These two bitter rivals will lock horns at Lambeau Field tonight in a key early-season NFC North showdown.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 21: Rashad Jennings #23 of the New York Giants tries to avoid the tackle of Jared Crick #93 of the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium on September 21, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

TNF Fantasy Starters: Jennings, Cousins, Morris

Here’s a look at the key fantasy players on the Giants and Redskins, and our recommendations on who to start and sit in your fantasy football lineup.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2014

Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons and George Iloka #43 of the Cincinnati Bengals both attempt to catch a pass during the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The play resulted in an incomplete pass. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

TNF Fantasy Starters: Vincent Jackson, Matt Ryan, Julio Jones

Here’s a look at the key fantasy players on both sides and our recommendation on whether you should start them or sit them in your fantasy lineup.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2014

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass during warmups prior to the game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field on September 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Fantasy Starters: Big Ben, Flacco, Smith

We look at this game from a fantasy football perspective and consider the players from both sides that should be placed in the lineup or benched.

09/11/2014

Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks in action against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on August 28, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Fantasy Starters: Rodgers, Wilson And Harvin Are Must Plays

Fantasy football players are also ready to go all-in on Thursday night. Finding favorable matchups in the first game on the schedule each week gives a player a big edge going into Sunday.

09/03/2014

Tyrann Mathieu at the 2013 NFL Combine. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Silverman: NFL Combine Drills Often Overrated When Drafting A Player

The NFL Combine can be fool’s gold when GMs evaluate players as athletes instead of football players.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

Phil Kessel, right, and Team USA teammates. (Getty Images)

Silverman: U.S. Speed Should Key Quarterfinal Matchup Vs. Czechs

Team USA and Canada remain on a path to clash in the semifinals.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2014

T.J. Oshie #74 of the United States celebrates with teammates Ryan Callahan #24, Paul Stastny #26, Ryan Kesler #17 and Zach Parise #9 after scoring on a shootout goal. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Superb Team USA Effort Shows Americans Are Ready To Make Another Run At Gold

It wasn’t just about the T.J. Oshie Show.

670 The Score–02/15/2014

Charles Tillman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tillman Needs To Return If Bears Want To Secure Their Defense

Charles Tillman still has enough left in the tank to justify his re-signing in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2014

U.S. goaltender Jonathan Quick. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Olympic Hockey Preview, Predictions

The United States and Russia have a good shot to outperform Canada in Sochi.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2014

Joel Quenneville.  (Harry How/Getty Images)

Silverman: Quenneville’s Mastery Behind The Bench Gives Blackhawks A Significant Edge

The Chicago Blackhawks have an advantage that few other teams can compete with on a regular basis.

670 The Score–02/08/2014

Jonathan Toews (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Silverman: Blackhawks Skills Will Have To Outshine Ducks’ Brute Strength In Postseason

It’s a contrast of styles between the Blackhawks and Ducks, who are on a playoff collision course.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2014

Patrick Kane s is challenged by Sidney Crosby during the ice hockey men's gold medal game between USA and Canada. (Credit: Harry How, Getty)

Silverman: Injuries And Conflicts Of Interest Could Trump Hockey Glory In Sochi

Get ready for some of the most exciting and aesthetically pleasing hockey that you will ever see.

670 The Score–02/01/2014

Marshawn Lynch. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Silverman: Lynch’s Relentlessness May Be Significant Edge For Seahawks

The Seahawks are going to try to establish their own offensive identity with a power running game led by Marshawn Lynch.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2014

Stadium Series. (Getty Images)

Silverman: Outdoor NHL Games Are An Abomination, Cash Grab

Outdoor NHL games aren’t romantic. They’re simply a cash grab.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

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