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Elite Picks| NFL WEEK 14!

Elite Insiders | Jimmie Johnson   Week 14 kicks off with a lot of great matchups and storylines none bigger than running back LeSean McCoy making his return to Philadelphia. This past offseason head coach Chip Kelly made headlines when he traded his star running back away to Buffalo. McCoy has taken every opportunity to…

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Elite Picks | NFL Week 11 & a New “Expert”

Elite Insiders| Jimmie Johnson It has been a few weeks but I’m finally back on top. After Trey’s poor 3-11 outing last week I was able to take a slight lead in the overall rankings. Also, congrats to KJ for winning his first Expert of the Week award. It wasn’t pretty, going 7-7 and winning…

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Your Elite Picks! |NFL Week 6

Elite Insiders | Jimmie Johnson Trey took a commanding lead in the picks race after an impressive 11-3 weekend. It’s his 3rd Expert of the Week and second in a row. To catch up to Trey I have to make some bold picks this week and I’m going with the Saints in an upset. Usually…

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Elite Picks! || NFL Week 5 Predictions

Elite Insiders | Jimmie Johnson We are well on our way into the season and it looks to be a 2 man race for picks at the moment. Trey evened the records with me last week after an impressive 11-5 outing and his 2nd expert of the week award. As for this week, I’m taking…

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Race To The Heisman

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  As we head into to week seven of the College Football season and the second College Football Playoff the most prestigious award known as the Heisman Trophy has a crowded field of contenders. While there is a long way to go before we hand out the hardware there are some early…

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Elite Picks! | NFL Week 3

Elite Insiders | Jimmie Johnson Rough weekend for your Elite Insiders, we went a combined 24-56 on our picks. This has been one of the craziest seasons in the NFL so far. Here are a few teams that are 2-0: Jets, Falcons, Panthers and some winless teams: Eagles, Colts, and Seahawks. Who would have thought?…

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Viola….Davis. Enough Said.

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders “How To Get Away With Murder” standout Viola Davis won an Emmy for Best Outstanding Lead Actress, becoming the first black woman to do so. Her speech received a huge round of applause, as well as a standing ovation by the talented, versatile, and well-respected actress Taraji P. Henson! Job…

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Elite Picks! NFL Week 2

Elite Insiders | Jimmie Johnson Solid first week with my opening picks finishing 10-6. I came up just short though as Trey won owner of the week with an impressive 11-5 outing. Going through the games I found a lot of these matchups could be a coin toss. It’s still early on the season so…

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NFL SURVIVOR LEAGUE: WEEK TWO

Trey Crosby III | Elite Inisders You asked for it and you got it. The Guru is back and better than ever before. (I say that a lot) This season we will mix things up just because I love a new challenge. For the past two seasons, I have done weekly picks articles. TOO EASY.…

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NFL Preview Series: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders Our last team preview takes us to Tampa Bay with number one overall pick who played at Florida State Jamies Winstion who looks to take Lovie Smith back to the playoffs. A franchise quarterback can fix a broken team. That’s exactly what the Buccaneers are hoping Jameis Winston can do for them.…

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NFL Preview Series: Tennessee Titans

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The media and public speculated that the Titans would eschew one of the top two quarterbacks in the draft and instead settle for someone like Leonard Williams. Marcus Mariota was Tennessee’s guy all along; in fact, the team preferred him over Jameis Winston. There was the possibility for a trade, but…

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NFL Preview Series: Jacksonville Jaguars

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  Jacksonville told the media that its initial plan was to have Blake Bortles take a redshirt season during his rookie campaign. For multiple reasons – Chad Henne’s ineptitude, the fans calling for the new signal-caller – Bortles made his initial start in Week 4. Bortles had some quality moments, but struggled…

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NFL Preview Series: Oakland Raiders

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The Oakland Raiders have something brewing in the Bay Area. With a franchise QB in Derek Carr, young star linebacker Khalil Mack and potential number one receiver Amari Cooper. New coach Jack Del Rio will help get these young players to take their game to the next level and could sneak…

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NFL Week 1! | Elite Picks

Jimmie Johnson | Elite Insiders Week 1 NFL Picks The Elite Insiders are back again this year to bring you their NFL picks every week. Joining me in making the picks will be founder of the website Chuck Walton, along with last year’s champ Trey, and new to the group will be fellow elite insiders…

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NFL Preview Series: New York Jets

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The Jets may have a new coaching staff and front office, but they still have the same problem: They lack a starting-caliber quarterback, just as they did under Rex Ryan. Geno Smith has a broken jaw after being sucker punched by former teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali. New head coach Todd Bowles has his…

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NFL Preview Series: Atlanta Falcons

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders    The past two seasons have been very disappointing for the Falcons, but don’t blame Matt Ryan. Atlanta’s franchise signal-caller generated 4,694 yards, 28 touchdowns and only 14 interceptions in 2014, yet the team still couldn’t qualify for the playoffs despite being in one of the worst divisions in NFL history.…

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NFL Preview Series: New York Giants

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  Odell Beckham Jr. happened, the LSU rookie took over as the starting receiver and started to dominate. He began snatching mind-boggling one-handed catches, and the amazing thing is that he made it look routine. The opposition, meanwhile, had no answer for Beckham. They simply couldn’t cover him. Even the league’s best…

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NFL Preview Series: St. Louis Rams

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The Rams never had a chance last year because Sam Bradford tore his ACL during the preseason. Of course, this was expected, given how injury-prone Bradford has been over the years. St. Louis fans always had to hold their breath every time Bradford was tackled or simply fell down on his…

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NFL Preview Series: Miami Dolphins

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  When it was initially reported that Ryan Tannehill signed a contract in May worth $45 million guaranteed, it seemed like a reasonable price for a potential franchise quarterback. Tannehill hasn’t gotten the recognition he deserves because the Dolphins have yet to qualify for the playoffs with him at the helm –…

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NFL Preview Series: San Diego Chargers

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  The San Diego Chargers have been a competitive team since Philip Rivers has been the QB and with Rivers entering his mid 30’s the sense of urgency to get over the hump and make a deep playoff run and make a Super Bowl appearance is growing. Although the Chargers may be…

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NFL Preview Series: Minnesota Vikings

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  Adrian Peterson is back, the best running back in the NFL will be back with a vengeance this season for a team that overachieved in many peoples eyes under first year coach Mike Zimmer. The Vikings could surprise a lot of people in the competitive NFC North and make a run…

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NFL Preview Series: Houston Texans

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders    J.J. Watt is arguably the best player in the NFL considering he does just about everything on the defensive and as of last season the offensive side of the ball as well. He is just getting started, Watt is entering his prime at age 26 and still will be the…

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NFL Preview Series: New Orleans Saints

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders When a team suffers a very disappointing season like the Saints just did, wholesale changes are commonplace. However, no one expected anything this drastic. In one of the most shocking moves in recent memory, the front office traded its best offensive weapon, Jimmy Graham, to the Seahawks for center Max Unger…

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NFL Preview Series: Kansas City Chiefs

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders    While We Were Away:  Kansas City’s front office had to do everything in its power to make sure this side of the football was much more productive. Of course, that could prove to be difficult considering how limited Alex Smith is. Smith does a great job of avoiding turnovers, but…

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NFL Preview Series: San Francisco 49ers

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  Getting rid of John Harbaugh was an all time mistake that could haunt this team for years to come. Colin Kaepernick struggled a bit this past season, seeing his touchdown-to-interception ratio move from 21:8 to 19:10, and his YPA drop from 7.7 to 7.0. This is only a taste of what’s to…

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NFL Preview Series: Buffalo Bills

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders  Rex Ryan stays in the AFC East and moves on from coaching the Jets to the Buffalo Bills. Rex Ryan asked the front office to make a bold move and acquire LeSean McCoy from the Eagles. The race-baiting running back saw a drop-off in production this past season, as his offensive line…