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Visit this page regularly to keep up with the latest Fantasy-specific news and notes from around the NFL as written by TFL Report and FSP senior editor Bob Harris!

New articles appear at the top of this page as they're posted. Scroll down the page, and follow links to subsequent pages, for older material. The info appearing on this page will be limited to the essential facts in an attempt to enhance performance. However, you can access a detailed, in-depth version of any article by clicking on the "Full Story" link following each headline.

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Philbin Absent Due To Family Matter; Should Return For Sunday's Game
According to the Associated Press, head coach Joe Philbin remained absent from the Dolphins because of a family matter, but he's expected to return before Sunday's game against San Diego.

Philbin missed practice for the second day in a row Friday.

I'll follow up as needed. ...

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Rotten Weather Forecast For Sunday Night Gets Belichick's Goat
According to Profootballtalk.com's Michael David Smith, head coach Bill Belichick wishes the weatherman would get his act together.

The National Weather Service forecasts a chance of rain, with wind around 15 mph and gusts up to 35 mph. Temperatures are expected to be in the 40s. Last season's matchup had similarly windy conditions, and the Broncos' offense was out of sync in the second half after building up a big lead.

Belichick said ...

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Randle Jail Comments Cause Issues With Teammates
Following up on a previous item. ... According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Joseph Randle made his own dumb situation worse by dragging teammates into it, and it spilled over into practice today.

Randle and wide receiver Dez Bryant were apparently in a “snit,” before practice today, and veteran tight end Jason Witten had to step in and tell Randle to “shut ...

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Has Ingram Nailed Down Chairman Of The Saints Committee?
Following up on the previous item. ... As ESPN.com's Mike Triplett noted this afternoon, Mark Ingram ran the ball 30 times for 100 yards in Thursday night's 28-10 victory over the Panthers -- the most carries ever by a running back in Sean Payton's nine years as New Orleans' coach.

It was his second-straight 100-yard outing. He also had a big night against the Packers last Sunday night. ...

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Newton Blames Himself For Loss; Rivera Wants To Rely More On RBs
Following up on the previous item. ... According to CBSSports.com's Marty Gitlin, Cam Newton believes he can spot the man to blame for their lopsided loss to New Orleans on Thursday in the mirror.

Newton hit on just 10 of 28 passes for 151 yards, one interception and career-low 35.7 completion percentage. His 39.4 quarterback rating was also a career-worst. His lone score was on the ground.

"I knew ...

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Bye Week Emphasis On Schooling Up Mettenberger
According to ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky, Tuesday and Wednesday practices before the team took off for their bye placed an emphasis on helping quarterback Zach Mettenberger be better equipped to run certain plays more effectively.

"We're working on third downs and we're working on red zone," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "I think what we are going to do is narrow down some of the plays we have and get more reps at them. So tha ...

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Dixon, Brown, O-Line Hope Bye Week Will Provide Some Answers
According to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak, after his first outing as the Bills' lead running back in the team's Week 7 win over the Jets, Anthony Dixon admitted his debut wasn't how he dreamed it would be, saying, "I pictured a 200-yard breakout game, something like that."

Rodak went on to suggest that Dixon doesn't need to run for 200 yards but he and the rest of the Bills' ground game needs to get better when they return from their bye week to fac ...

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Look For Bears To Focus On Getting Forte More Carries
According to ESPN.com's Michael C. Wright, head coach Marc Trestman discussed the need to find some balance offensively.

In its loss to New England, Chicago called runs on five consecutive plays to start the game, but finished the contest with 25 runs and 35 passes because the Patriots built a 38-7 halftime lead, which forced the Bears to abandon the run.

Moving forward, look for the Bears to work harder to establish Matt Forte ...

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OC Impressed With Lattimore's First Practice
Following up on a previous item. ... Looking for a scouting report on how Marcus Lattimore's first practice of the 2014 season went for the running back?

“It was good, very good. ... Great to see him out there,” Niners offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Thursday. “He worked with [running backs] coach [Tom] Rathman after practice extra and got with some of the defensive play ...

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Jennings Making Progress, But Still Has A Ways To Go
As Newark Star-Ledger staffer Jordan Raanan reminded readers, it has been almost four weeks since running back Rashad Jennings injured his left knee in a victory over the Falcons. Still he's not close to being ready for game action because of a sprained MCL.

Jennings was ruled out of Monday night's matchup with the Colts. It will be the third straight game he's missed.

Raanan added the Giants desperate ...

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