Steve Silverman

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 26: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers scrambles against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Drew Brees, Cam Newton And Jimmy Graham

The Saints are coming off their best game of the year after hammering Green Bay 44-23. However, they have not won a road game this year. The Panthers are hoping to continue that trend, and they will be bringing back a familiar face in running back DeAngelo Williams.

10/30/2014

Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos waves to fans as he walks off the field after a 35-21 win over the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Silverman: Manning, Murray, Rodgers Lead 5-Man MVP Race At Halfway Point

While the local teams are searching for answers, the NFL has seen some startling performances through the first half of the season.

10/29/2014

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 05: Tight end Julius Thomas #80 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after scoring on quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos 500th career touchdown pass to take a 7-3 lead over the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 5, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Cardinals 41-20. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers And Julius Thomas

The Chargers and the Broncos have something more on their minds than the epic fantasy battle that is at hand when they meet in Denver Thursday night.

10/23/2014

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Silverman: Voynov Suspension May Be PC, But NHL Did The Right Thing

Ray Rice is having an impact on the NHL. A big impact.

10/22/2014

New York Jets general manager John Idzik, left, stands with head coach Rex Ryan, center, and owner Woody Johnson before a game against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 12, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Silverman: Leadership Issues Keep Jets Floundering In Murky Waters

The Jets are lost, and there’s no leadership to help them find the right path.

10/17/2014

Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy, left, celebrates his third-period goal with center John Tavares on Oct. 14, 2014, at Madison Square Garden. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 6-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders May Be On The Cusp Of Something Special

At this point, it would be reckless to say the Islanders will challenge for the top seed in the East, but a 3-0 start that includes a 6-3 win over the Rangers is absolutely delicious for this affection- and attention-starved franchise.

10/15/2014

Eli Manning is sacked by Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry at Lincoln Financial Field on October 12, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)

Silverman: Crowning Eagles And Counting Out Giants? Wrong On Both Fronts

Don’t think for a minute that just because the old lion lost the battle, he is doomed to lose the war. These are Tom Coughlin’s Giants, after all.

10/13/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 5: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass in the first half of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Andrew Luck, Arian Foster And Reggie Wayne

Colts-Texans could come down to a last-second field goal, and it appears to be an excellent week to play perhaps the greatest placekicker in NFL history in the Colts’ Adam Vinatieri.

10/09/2014

Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images); Nick Leddy (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders Fans Are Going To Love Boychuk And Leddy

General manager Garth Snow has not exactly wowed the paying customers with his moves at the helm of the franchise since 2006, but his startling and bold trades over the weekend are about to change the game.

10/08/2014

Tony Romo (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images), Fletcher Cox (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images), Jason Pierre-Paul (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Look Out, NFC West — The East Is Starting To Flex Its Muscles

Three strong teams in the Giants’ division once again. It may be the NFL’s most shocking on-the-field development this season.

10/06/2014

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers passes against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 28, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Jordy Nelson, Matt Asiata And Aaron Rodgers

These two bitter rivals will lock horns at Lambeau Field tonight in a key early-season NFC North showdown.

10/02/2014

Matt Ryan rolls out against the Giants at MetLife Stadium.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Silverman: Roadkill! Expect Falcons To Fall Flat Against Surging Giants At MetLife

The Falcons have set a tone for their season: it appears they are going to be quite formidable at home, and rather timid when they go on the road.

10/01/2014

Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants jogs off the field following a 45-14 win over the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 25, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Will The Real New York Giants Please Stand Up?

Just who are the real New York Giants? The definitive answer will be written during the next 12 games.

09/26/2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 21: Rashad Jennings #23 of the New York Giants tries to avoid the tackle of Jared Crick #93 of the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium on September 21, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Thursday Night Football Fantasy Starters: Rashad Jennings, Kirk Cousins and Alfred Morris

Here’s a look at the key fantasy players on the Giants and Redskins, and our recommendations on who to start and sit in your fantasy football lineup.

09/25/2014

Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants celebrates his touchdown with a dance against the Houston Texans in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on September 21, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Giants Set To Embark On A Dangerous Journey

Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning clearly must have Thursday night’s game. Because once they get done with the Redskins, they face a series of challenges that have the potential to send them to another season of despair.

09/24/2014

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