Author: Lenard Davis Jr.

Lenard Davis Jr. , also known as "Nard Knows", has a background as an athlete, broadcaster, and writer. With those unique perspectives, Lenard brings the energy and personality in his writing. Not to mention, a strong background with interviewing high profile athletes on his sports talk show.

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NFL Fantasy owners know starting running backs are few. Thats why picking up break out players before your opponents do is key to championships. Whether it’s through injury or slow starts, these fantasy backs will still come through for you as the season progresses. James Conner Many fantasy owners took Arizona Cardinals James Conner with the ambition he will play even better than last season. Currently #6 is ranked 15th among eligible running backs while battling injuries. Without Chase Edmonds taking carries, Conner will still have a top ten year if he can stay on the field. Arizonas offense will…

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After three weeks into the NFL season, it’s way too early to stamp any player a lost cause in fantasy football. However, you don’t get paid millions of dollars to not expect criticism from the fans that drafted. If you are a fantasy nut job like myself then you already know these quarterbacks need to step it up! Let’s take a dive into the most underwhelming fantasy quarterbacks through week 3. Mitchell Trubisky Steelers Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was already on a short leash after winning the starting job by a hair. 2022 First-round pick Kenny Pickett may not have to…

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Next Team Up Mentality Many were shocked to see the Raiders let Kenyan Drake walk. However, there are some of teams that could use a complementary playmaker in the backfield. Kenyon entered the league under the Alabama microscope. Although he has yet to breakthrough for a thousand yards rushing season, there is still promise. In the right system under the right coaching, the former Crimson Tide can still help a team win a Super Bowl. Here are those teams: Back To The Desert? When you look at the Arizona Cardinals running back depth, you notice James Conner then a drop…

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The 2022 NFL season is upon us! Fantasy owners, we now have a reason to smile again. However, you do need to know who could be a bust on your roster. Don’t stash and check out these players you may need to dash! CHASE EDMONDS, MIA Dolphins running back Chase Edmonds can get the job done but no one knows how involved he will be in a stuffed backfield. It’s too soon to tell. So no bets are off until there is more clarity to what this offense will look like. Running backs like Salvon Ahmed, Gerrid Doaks, and  Alec…

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Cougar Nation Stand Up How sweet it is to start the season as one of the top 25 teams. Rounding out the 2022 AP Poll at 25, but yes, Cougar Nation could very well argue a higher ranking. Yet if this is the floor, many should actually wonder what is the ceiling for BYU football this season. Returning starter, QB Jaren Hall, will have something to say about it, This latest ranking is the Cougs’ appearance in the Polls since 2009. Now nationally recognized headed into the season, BYU should still catch teams by surprise. Heres why: Jaren Hall Finishing last…

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Ute Proud Best believe Utahns and Ute fans everywhere are excited about this 2022 season. Beginning the highly anticipated season Top Ten in latest AP poll. No. 7 to be exact, only behind Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and Alabama. Did the voters get it right? Only time will tell, however, where they landed is not too shabby. After a hard fought Rose Bowl last season, Utah still has the Pac-12 right where they want them. Go Utes, Go! Behind every successful football program is a quarterback who leads and succeeds. Utes field general, Cameron Rising dares…

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How DARE they?! If the whole league can agree that Russell Wilson is a top-10 quarterback, then why did he fall to 61 in the NFL Top 100 list. Depending on how the rest of the unlisted quarterbacks fall, this wouldn’t mathematically make sense. Russell has done nothing but keep his head down and put in the work. “And they’ve got Russell Wilson behind Kyler Murray. On what planet would that be possible,” Colin Cowherd proclaims on his sports platform The Herd. Time after time, Russ carried average Seahawk rosters on his back, rolling with the punches towards playoff relevancy.…

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Once A Ute, Always a Ute! After participating in the Bill Walsh NFL diversity coaching fellowship with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013, Ganther’s coaching career ramped up. From 2013-20, the California native held down the fort as Weber State running backs coach. There he created bonds with his players as if they were his own. “It was hard for me. And I almost turned my job opportunity down…When I told those kids I was leaving, I was balling, I couldn’t even get it out. I was crying because this was a new adventure for me and I created so many…

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Mike Tomlin’s midas touch The Pittsburgh Steelers strike gold again after another successful steal in this years NFL Draft. George Pickens is the latest wide receiver to continue the legacy of drafting guys like Antonio Brown, Mike Wallace, and even newly departed JuJu Smith-Schuster. It didn’t take long for Mike Tomlin’s 52nd overall pick to pay dividends. Pick-em Apart, George During the NFL preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks the Steelers gave the home crowd something more to hope for. Although 1st round rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett was the clear popular choice, it was the Georgia Bulldog who had an…

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WHO LET THE BEARS OUT!? Baylor University continues to produce talent the NFL can appreciate. The preseason is finally underway and this is when some our favorite college players make their money. These Baylor Bears made some key plays Week 1 to improve their chances of making a 53 man roster. Trestan Ebner Trestan Ebner played just like how most Bears fans expected. Promising. I’m talking Baylor as well as Chicago. Tristan was very productive as a passing threat in college and that is exactly where he made some money touching pay dirt. During the first week of the NFL…

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