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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

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Broncos, Seahawks Both Driven By Painful Postseason Memories

The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are taking their last deep breaths. Once they arrive in the New York metropolitan area on Sunday, they will be stuck in a double vortex.

670 The Score–01/25/2014

Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Hungry, Nasty Seahawks Used Unconventional Plan To Get To Super Bowl

Other teams should take notice of how the Seahawks were built.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2014

Partick Sharp #10, Jonathan Toews #19, Marian Hossa #81, Brent Seabrook #7 and Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate Toews second period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at the United Center on January 12, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Demanding Pre-Olympic Road Trip Will Test Blackhawks

They face nine games prior to the Olympic break, and eight of them are on the road — including games at Detroit, Minnesota, Vancouver, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Anaheim.

670 The Score–01/22/2014

Corey Crawford. (Credit Getty Images)

Silverman: Blackhawks Hope To Rekindle Championship Fire Against Dangerous Bruins

When last we left the Boston Bruins, they were skating around the TD Garden with a stunned look on their collective faces.

670 The Score–01/18/2014

Mike Zimmer. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Silverman: Hard-Edged Zimmer May Wake Up Sleepy Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are going to get hit with a tidal wave.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2014

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Silverman: Conference Championship Games Not Just About Quarterbacks

Sunday’s games are about more than just the talented quarterbacks.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2014

Ron Rivera.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rivera-Newton Partnership Has The Panthers Soaring To The Top

It’s been a remarkable climb up the ladder this season for the Carolina Panthers’ head coach.

670 The Score–01/11/2014

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