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A former ESPN Radio and TV reporter of 8 years, Stephen is an avid fantasy sports and DFL player who has die-hard interests in the Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks and Bulls.

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ChiCitySports Fantasy Review: Week 14 Fantasy Football Rankings

Nothing says welcome to the fantasy playoffs like injuries and suspensions laying waste to some key fantasy football contributors that have gotten teams this far. Maybe you were lucky enough to secure a first-round bye then consider yourself lucky if you've been throwing guys like Rob Gronkowski into your lineup week after week. Meanwhile, it's possible players like Joe Mixon will miss Week 14's tilts thank ...

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ChiCitySports Fantasy Review: Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings

The best word to describe Week 10's slate of games was: unpredictable. So many consistent options failed to get on the board with their usual numbers, while other players including Alvin Kamara and Adam Thielen continued their impressive seasons with big games. Fantasy owners everywhere can celebrate this being the final week of byes, too. Thankfully, it's also the least impactful week of players enjoying a ...

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ChiCitySports Fantasy Review: Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings

Another week, another six teams on bye, but thankfully this is the final set of matchups that fantasy owners have to deal with that dread. No Tom Brady, Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, Melvin Gordon or Rob Gronkowski this week makes for some fun trying to fill in those gaping holes across lineups everywhere. So with that being said, on to the Week 9 rankings! Quarterbacks If there was a lesson to be learned in ...

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ChiCitySports Fantasy Review: Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings

Prepare for the gauntlet. Week 8 marks the first of back-to-back weeks in which six teams relax at home while fantasy owners everywhere panic to fill their lineups. Week 7 provided quite the slate with three teams putting up goose eggs and another five teams that scored 10 points or less. Let's hope this week provides a little more scoring and a little less disappointment. On to the rankings! Quarterback Ca ...

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ChiCitySports Fantasy Review: Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings

Expect the unexpected. Now for those of you who may be reality show junkies, that phrase may bring Big Brother to mind. However, the same could be said for the first five weeks of the NFL season as injuries continue to decimate fantasy rosters leaving 2017 to be one of the most volatile high draft pick years in recent memory. David Johnson. Gone. Odell Beckham Jr. Gone. Jay Ajayi, Demarco Murray and Amari C ...

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John Fox’s Future Rests on the Arm of Mitchell Trubisky

"At the end of the day, it's about performance, and ultimately that's what we make decisions on." Those were the words of Bears’ head coach John Fox when discussing the decision to make rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky the starter for Monday night’s game against Minnesota. Strangely enough, the same words could be said of Fox’s tenure with Chicago if this season continues barreling down its current cell ...

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ChiCitySports Fantasy Review: Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings

Crunch time begins now for fantasy owners everywhere as we have reached the dreaded bye weeks. The real ones -- not those makeshift disasters that may or may not have put Tampa and Miami at disadvantages for the remainder of the season. But I digress... Week 4 provided another laundry list of unexpected results across the league both in game scores and fantasy outputs, so where does that leave us this seaso ...

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ChiCitySports Fantasy Review: Week 4 DFS Picks

Whatever you want to call Thursday night’s tilt between the Bears and Packers, Week 4 is off and running. To get you prepped for this weekend’s games, here’s a few players to look out for in DFS that could help you lock down your contests and put a little cash in your pocket. Quarterback Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals - Dalton has had five games in which he's thrown more multiple touchdowns since 2016. Two ...

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ChiCitySports Fantasy Review: Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings

So who saw the Jets beating the Dolphins, Buffalo taking down Denver and the absolute beatdown Jacksonville just put on Baltimore across the pond? Sure wasn't me. Just as unpredictable as the game itself, week 3 provided quite the list of major performances across the league: Stefon Diggs and Case Keenum dazzled against Tampa Bay, Chris Thompson made the most of his game against Oakland and in his first gam ...

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“Give Him a Chance”: Bears’ Trubisky Has Supporter in Cubs’ Kris Bryant

The collective groan following Mike Glennon's performance in the Bears' loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday got a little louder as one of Chicago's biggest stars, Kris Bryant, weighed in on the topic during an appearance on 670 The Score on Thursday afternoon. Discussing the Bears' recent woes in starting the season 0-2, Bryant was asked by The Score's Jason Goff and Anthony Herron whether he believed rookie QB Mit ...

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