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About Daniel Benjamin

Daniel Benjamin has written 949 articles so far, you can find them below.

Joe Flacco Finally Healthy And It Is Making A Difference

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is 100 percent healthy for the first time in three seasons, and it showed in Week 1. Against Buffalo in the season opener, Flacco looked more decisive, mobile and accurate than he has in a long time. He picked the Bills defense apart as he completed 25 of his 34... Read More

1 year ago

Ravens Defense Knows It Must Improve In Week 2

The Baltimore Ravens defense is coming off a dominating Week 1 performance, but the Ravens know they must be better against the Cincinnati Bengals if they want to earn the win on Thursday night. Baltimore held Buffalo to three points and 153.0 total yards last week. The Ravens also registered six sacks and picked off... Read More

1 year ago

Janarion Grant Is Questionable For Week 2

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Janarion Grant (hand) is questionable for Week 2's game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday. The rookie apparently suffered the injury during practice this week, as he was not on the team's initial injury report. He was limited in practice on Tuesday and Wednesday. While Grant doesn't factor much into the... Read More

1 year ago

Hayden Hurst, Willie Henry Out For A Few More Weeks

The Baltimore Ravens will be without rookie tight end Hayden Hurst (foot) and defensive tackle Willie Henry (hernia) a couple more weeks. Both players missed the Ravens season-opening win over Buffalo. Hurst 's timetable was three to four weeks, so it remains to be seen when he is available. When the rookie does return, he... Read More

1 year ago

Maurice Canady Ruled Out For Week 2

Baltimore Ravens reserve cornerback Maurice Canady (thigh) will miss Thursday's clash against the Cincinnati Bengals. Canady did not practice all week after reportedly tweaking the injury against Buffalo. He registered five tackles, with four being of the solo variety in Week 1. The third-year pro originally suffered a "minor strain" during practice in mid-August. Rookie... Read More

1 year ago

Redskins promote Jehu Chesson

The Washington Redskins added wide receiver Jehu Chesson to the 53-man roster from their practice squad. Chesson replaces rookie Trey Quinn, who was placed on Injured Reserve after undergoing ankle surgery. The 24-year-old saw action in 12 games, mainly on special teams, as a rookie with the Kansas City Chiefs last season. He finished the... Read More

1 year ago

Maurice Harris Still In Concussion Protocol

Washington Redskins reserve wide receiver Maurice Harris (concussion) recently started taking part in individual drills and is making progress, according to head coach Jay Gruden. However, the 25-year-old has not been cleared by team doctors and his status for Week 2 is unknown. Harris has been out since suffering a concussion during the preseason. The... Read More

1 year ago

Jason Peters Dominant In Return

Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters was utterly dominant in Week 1 versus the Atlanta Falcons. Peters, who had not played since Week 7 of the 2017 season, played 71 of the Eagles 72 offensive snaps and was nearly flawless despite working against two quality pass rushers in Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley. “Having Jason... Read More

1 year ago

Dallas Goedert Is Still Learning

Philadelphia Eagles rookie tight end Dallas Goedert had a "pretty good" debut versus the Atlanta Falcons, according to head coach Doug Pederson. However, there were some learning opportunities. The big 6-foot-5 South Dakota State product, who finished with one reception for four yards, had a chance to make a bigger impact. He almost scored on... Read More

1 year ago

Eagles Wide Receivers Need To Be Better Going Forward

The Philadelphia Eagles may have some issues at wide receiver. With Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) and Mack Hollins (groin) unable to play in Week 1, six players caught a pass, including quarterback Nick Foles. However, Nelson Agholor and Deandre Carter were the only wideouts to haul in a pass. Agholor reeled in eight passes on 10... Read More

1 year ago

Corey Coleman To Work Out For Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to replenish their receiving corps with Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) slated to miss more games and Mack Hollins being on Injured Reserve. Jeffery has not been on the field since undergoing surgery to repair his rotator cuff in February. He recently claimed he is a few weeks away from returning. Hollins is... Read More

1 year ago

Michael Crabtree Scores In Ravens Debut

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Michael Crabtree has been one of the top red-zone threats in the NFL over the last three seasons. The 30-year-old showed that he isn't ready to give up that title as he scored a highlight-reel touchdown in the Ravens 47-3 thrashing of the Bills. On second-and-two from the Bills 12, Crabtree... Read More

1 year ago

John Brown Gets Off To A Good Start

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver John Brown couldn't have asked for a better debut. Brown, who signed with the Ravens in the offseason, caught three passes for 44 yards and a score in Baltimore's 47-3 victory over Buffalo. Brown was an important part of the Ravens offense early in the game. On the Ravens opening drive,... Read More

1 year ago

Willie Henry Out A Couple Of Weeks

Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Willie Henry has been ruled out, as expected, for Week 1. Henry is considered week-to-week as he is still recovering from umbilical hernia surgery in late August. The third-year pro was reportedly in contention for a starting spot along the Ravens defensive line before the injury, as he was having a... Read More

1 year ago

Michael Crabtree Compares Favorably To Anquan Boldin

The Baltimore Ravens are hoping wide receiver Michael Crabtree is able to be as productive as Anquan Boldin, who like Crabtree was acquired by the team later in his career. Crabtree and Boldin are very similar in statue and playing style. Both players are physical, possession-oriented receivers and neither possess elite speed or quickness. Crabtree... Read More

1 year ago

Adrian Peterson Poised To Move Up On Rushing List

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson is looking to have a big day versus the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1. What Peterson really wants to do is get off to a great start so he can vault into the top 10 on the NFL's all-time rushing list. He needs just 37 yards to surpass past... Read More

1 year ago

Ryan Kerrigan Limited In Practice

Washington Redskins starting weakside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan was a limited practice participant on Friday with a hip injury. The hip issue must have just popped up as Kerrigan was not listed on the team's first two injury reports this week. He is expected to play against Arizona on Sunday. Last year, the seventh-year pro had... Read More

1 year ago

Trey Quinn Next Man Up For Redskins

Washington Redskins wide receiver Trey Quinn will likely see significant playing time against Arizona in Week 1, as reserve receiver Maurice Harris has been ruled out for the game with a concussion. That leaves Quinn, the last player selected in the 2018 draft, and undrafted rookie Cam Sims as the healthy wideouts behind starters Josh... Read More

1 year ago

Is The Eagles Defense Better In 2018?

The Philadelphia Eagles defense was excellent in their 18-12 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. The Eagles used the bend-but-don't-break philosophy against the Falcons. The Eagles allowed 299 total yards of offense, although they only permitted the Falcons one touchdown and two field goals in five trips in the red zone. They forced... Read More

1 year ago

Nigel Bradham To Start In Week 2

The Philadelphia Eagles activated outside linebacker Nigel Bradham from the NFL suspended list. Bradham missed the Eagles victory over Atlanta as a result of an incident that took place in 2016. He is expected to be in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay in Week 2. The seventh-year pro is coming off an excellent 2017... Read More

1 year ago

Nick Boyle Gets Starting Nod At Tight End

Baltimore Ravens tight end Nick Boyle is slated to be the Week 1 starter against the Buffalo Bills. Boyle has worked with the first-team unit on a regular basis since rookie Hayden Hurst suffered a stress fracture in his foot on Aug. 24. While the fourth-year pro has good hands, he is more of a... Read More

1 year ago

Redskins Counting On Young Line To Lead Defense's Resurgence

The Washington Redskins are counting on defensive linemen Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne to be difference makers on that side of the ball this year. Last season, the Redskins ranked 27th in scoring defense and dead last in rushing defense. But the former first-round picks and University of Alabama products are the main reason that... Read More

1 year ago

Shelton Gibson To Get Start Against Falcons

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Shelton Gibson is expected to get his first start of his career at the X position on Thursday night with No. 1 receiver Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) being unavailable for the game. After a disappointing rookie campaign, the 2017 fourth-round draft pick showed significant improvement this offseason and continued his development through... Read More

1 year ago

DeAndre Carter Makes For Interesting Option

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Deandre Carter is expected to have an increased role in Thursday night's home opener versus the Atlanta Falcons. Carter made the team's 53-man roster as the sixth wideout. With top receiver Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) and second-year receiver Mack Hollins (groin) out for the opener, Carter has been elevated on the depth chart.... Read More

1 year ago

Alex Smith Looking to Get The Redskins Off To A Fast Start in 2018

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith will aim to change the recent fortunes of the team in season openers against the Arizona Cardinals. The Redskins have started each of the last five seasons with losses, having been outscored 135-66 in those games. Smith has been very good in openers, winning seven of 11 games overall, including... Read More

1 year ago

Nelson Agholor (WR, PHI) - Fantasy Football Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~95 CURRENT ADP: ~105 ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor would be an absolute steal if he fell to the 10th or 11th round, as currently shown by his ADP. Agholor, who had a career season last year, finished ranked as WR22 in 2017. He totaled 62 receptions for 768 yards and eight... Read More

1 year ago

Kelvin Benjamin (WR, BUF) - Fantasy Football Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~105 CURRENT ADP: ~115 ANALYSIS: Kelvin Benjamin is clearly the Buffalo Bills No. 1 wide receiver. At first look that may not mean much as the Bills offense is expected to struggle with youngsters Nathan Peterman or Josh Allen at quarterback, and a shaky offensive line. Peterman will start behind center in Week 1.... Read More

1 year ago

Calvin Ridley (WR, ATL) - Fantasy Football Draft Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Target ~115 CURRENT ADP: ~125 ANALYSIS: Going into the 2018 draft, Calvin Ridley was widely considered the top wide receiver prospect. So, the Atlanta Falcons nabbed him with the No. 26 overall pick to pair opposite star Julio Jones. Ridley had a fantastic collegiate career at Alabama. Despite only playing three seasons, he is second on... Read More

1 year ago

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