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Week 4 Fantasy Football Snap Counts...

To Stay Ahead for Week 5.
#Vikings

Adam Thielen - 97%
Justin Jefferson - 94%
KJ Osborn - 85%
Irv Smith - 64%
Dalvin Cook - 62%
Alexander Mattison - 38%
#Saints

Marquez Callaway - 97% 👀
Chris Olave - 68%
Adam Trautman - 65%
Jarvis Landry - 63%
Juwan Johnson - 48%
Mark Ingram - 48% 🤕
Latavius Murray - 43%
Tre’Quan Smith - 23%
Taysom Hill -20%
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Week 4 Fantasy football Takeaways

To get ready for Week 5.

Here. We. Go.
#Vikings

Dalvin Cook didn’t seem limited by his shoulder.

22 touches for 86 yards, but Alexander Mattison got the TD on just four touches.

Woof.
Justin Jefferson is FINE. More than fine actually.

The Vikings WR earned 13 targets to the tune of 10 catches for 147 yards.

Added a rushing TD.

37% target share.
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Week 3 Fantasy Football Snap Counts

You need to know for Week 4...
#Saints

Chris Olave - 77% 🚀🚀🚀🚀
Alvin Kamara - 70%
Juwan Johnson - 68%
Michael Thomas - 68%
Adam Trautman - 64%
Tre’Quan Smith - 61%
Mark Ingram - 33%
Jarvis Landry - 30%
Marquez Callaway - 19%
#Panthers

DJ Moore - 98% 😫
Robbie Anderson - 84%
Christian McCaffrey -80%
Ian Thomas - 62%
Tommy Tremble - 39%
Shi Smith - 36% 6 21%
Laviska Shenault - 18%
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Everything NFL fantasy football...

You need to know from Week 3.

To dominate in Week 4.
#Saints vs #Panthers

Alvin Kamara totaled 17 touches for 73 yards after a Week 2 absence.

Caught just 2 of 7 targets.
Rookie Chris Olave led the team in targets for a second straight week…

With a 31% target share (13 targets).

He’s hit at least a 31% target in two consecutive weeks.

72 yards in 1st half alone (5 targets).

THE AIR YARDS WORKED.
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Ironing out kinks in the viz but here are #Chiefs vs #Cardinals receiving stats to tide you over.

Juju looks promsing, MVS isn't a thing but playing over Hardman in 2 WR sets, don't worry about Skyy.

Hollywood will be fine, Ertz part time coming off injury, idk about Dortch.
#Steelers @ @Bengals

Diontae will be fine, really strong Pat F showing, meh from Claypool and Pickens.

Chase is a star, prob don't care about Boyd even with Tee sidelined, even pre-Higgins injury it was firmly the Chase show.
Air yards data looking a bit suspect for a few teams, going to pause for now
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A couple of years ago I published a weekly matchups thread with charts for each game, and this year I'm bringing it back! While I'll normally share on Thursdays, I'm so excited for Week 1 to start that I'm sharing this week's today!

Let's have a great season, everyone! 🏈
Before I start, here's a description of the 3 charts:
1. Comparing OFF vs. DEF key stat rankings
2. Player distribution of 2021/22 DK points
3. Player % of team rushing/receiving expected fpts

In addition to these charts, I'll also include one stat nugget relevant to that game!
#Bills @ #Rams (+2.5)
Game total: 52
BUF implied team total: 27.25
LA implied team total: 24.75
Key stat: Buffalo's defensive pass EPA/play went from -0.112 (2nd) with Tre'Davious White (weeks 1-12) to 0.035 (15th) without him (weeks 13-20). He's out Thursday night.
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🚨NFL Free Agency Thread 2022🚨
Dolphins and Emmanuel Ogbah have reached agreement on a 4-year $65 million deal, $32 million fully guaranteed at signing. Image
#Rams bring back OT Joe Noteboom on a three-year deal with a base value of $40M that includes $25M guaranteed. Image
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People often ask me why so much of what I post is about trophy hunting, rather than other topics to do with #lions & #conservation. So a short thread on why I engage heavily with this issue - much as I would rather not! (1/n)
Firstly - and sadly, it is the 'threat' that gets far & away the most media attention, despite being one of the lowest-ranked threats to lions according to experts, & the fact it can also have clear benefits, esp habitat conservation. So stressing facts really matters here (2/n)
Here, to remind people, is the graph from a recent paper on key threats to lions. I wish beyond measure that NGOs, the media, public & politicians would focus on some of these key threats, like habitat loss & conflict, but it is all about trophy hunting (TH), so here we are (3/n)
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Without further ado…the #FantasyFootball Week 13 Starts and Sits (all caps = super start/sit):
#Giants at #Dolphins:
Start:
Saquon Barkley
Tua Tagavailoa
Jaylen Waddle
Myles Gaskin
Mike Gesicki
DAVANTE PARKER

Sit:
Everybody else
#Colts at #Texans:
Start:
Carson Wentz
JONATHAN TAYLOR
TY HILTON
Michael Pittman
Brandin Cooks

Sit:
Rex Burkhead
David Johnson
Tyrod Taylor (duh)
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An overwhelming number of #Bears’ players want Matt Nagy gone, league sources say. “He lost some of the locker room last season, but now it’s gone,” one source adds. One key holdup: No HC in the 101-year franchise history has ever been let go during the season.
Short turnaround for the #Bears, who head to Detroit on Thanksgiving Day to play the winless #Lions.
Hard to imagine a scenario where GM Ryan Pace survives as well. Pace has been given full reign and made the lion’s share of mistakes, inc hiring Nagy. The #Bears, under his guidance, have the NFL’s eighth-worst record (45-61) during his seven seasons.
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#Bears postgame 🧵.

1) Well, when I woke up this morning to the reality that food poisoning had set in overnight and spent the whole morning in bed, I was pretty positive that was the most miserable thing today would being. Then a Matt Nagy Bears game happened. (Thread)
2) Another complete personification of the Nagy era. Offense that couldn’t score any points in the first half. Young franchise QB looking lost. Finally doing just enough to win, and then the vaunted D folding on a game winning drive. This is how the Nagy era will be remembered.
3) So this is the end of Nagy. It’s been teetering on the brink for 2 years now and today it went over the edge as Watkins runs free on what should have been a routine put away drive against a QB making the first start and looking bad all day.
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Kickoff and we’re underway between #Steelers and #Lions at Heinz Field. Image
@PghSteelersNow #Steelers offensive starters:

Rudolph
Harris
Freiermuth
Washington, Johnson, McCloud
Moore-Dotson-Green-Turner-Okorafor
@PghSteelersNow BREAKING: Mason Rudolph and James Washington played together in college.

Also hearing Derek Watt and T.J. Watt might be related.
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#Lions HC Dan Campbell on QB Jared Goff today:

"I don't feel like we can accurately judge him one way or another. ... Now, I will say this: I feel like he needs to step up more than he has. I think he needs to help us just like everybody else. ...
More Campbell on Goff:

"I think he's gonna need to put a little bit of weight on his shoulders, and it's time to step up, make some throws and do some things."
I can't necessarily disagree with Campbell on his assessment of Goff, but I'd also say it's worth noting the Lions' WRs today were Kalif Raymond, KhaDarel Hodge, Geronimo Allison, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Tom Kennedy.
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It probably won't be quite as fun as most years given the start of a rebuild, but let's run through the #Lions initial 53 mean roster for #RAS!
By now, if you follow me, you probably know my thoughts on Goff.

Clock is ticking before they have a new QB, but given...the next two guys...he's going to start every game he's healthy for.

Unlike the Rams, he won't get benched here for poor play. Not with his price tag.
Tim Boyle is not very accurate, nor is he very good at reading a defense.

What he is, though, is big with a strong arm and pretty athletic. That'll buy you some credit, at least with scout team, when your starter has only one of those things.
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One approach to reducing #HWC and its impacts is to develop tools that promote human-wildlife #coexistence. An eye-catching project conceived by Taronga scientist @HWConflict is one such example. #ScienceWeek PC: Bobby-Jo Vial. Image
By hijacking a common anti-predator signal and applying it in a novel context in #Botswana, the team were able to reduce livestock losses to #lions. nature.com/articles/s4200… PC: Bobby-Jo Vial. Image
The eye-cow approach was very successful in reducing predation by #lions, and Taronga produced detailed “how-to” guides to using the technique with locally available resources, prompting interest and subsequent trials in Peru, USA, India, and Kenya. carnivorecoexistence.info/african-carniv…
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Day 2 this #ScienceWeek we focus on #carnivore ecology and #conservation, particularly #HumanWildlifeConflict, a major contributor to biodiversity decline, and consequently a focus for our #science team. PC: Bobby-Jo Vial. Image
We’ll cover some of the core #science projects that Taronga has established or contributed to, highlighting how science-based solutions and evidence-based approaches to #conservation are critical.
In a conjoint role with @CES_UNSW, Taronga’s Conservation Biologist, Dr Neil Jordan (@HWConflict) works in #HumanWildlifeConflict and management, focusing on the #ecology and #conservation of African #carnivores and #dingoes, Australia’s own apex terrestrial carnivore.
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5 thoughts off practice No. 5 of #Lions training camp:

1. I’ve learned about all I’m going to learn in these padless practices, so thank goodness they’ll be in full gear Tuesday. The Lions need install reps, with new schemes across the board, but it's time to see some hitting.
2. Quinton Dunbar sat out Monday and if whatever injury he has lingers, I … have no idea what the plan is at CB3. Melifonwu? Upside, for sure, but Amani Oruwariye talked today about how raw he is -- Victor Bolden dusted him with a slant-and-go route. Important battle to track.
3. Nice INT by Anthony Pittman, dropping into zone in front of (I think) a Tom Kennedy route maybe 10 or 12 yards deep. Pittman has been a pleasant surprise so far, and he’s getting an extended look with Derrick Barnes limited and Jalen Reeves-Maybin absent.
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Making the No. 1 overall selection for the #Jaguars is @JohnReid64latimes.com/sports/story/2…
With @BrianCoz making the second pick, the #Jets select…
With @mattbarrows making the third pick, the #49ers select…
latimes.com/sports/story/2…
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I'm starting to think Marvin Lewis is one of the more underappreciated NFL coaches of the past couple decades. Staying 16 years in one place is TOUGH, and I feel like people have forgotten a lot of context along the way.
In the 12 years before Marvin Lewis arrived, the Bengals were 55-137. In the two years since he left, they are 6-25-1. That's 14 years and 0 playoff appearances.

Lewis was 131-122-3 with 7 playoff appearances.
Lewis took over a 2-14 team in 2003. His first three years, he went 8-8, 8-8 and 11-5.

He got his QB in Year 2 in Carson Palmer and reached the playoffs in Year 3. But on his very first throw, Palmer tore his knee.
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25 ANIMAL IMAGES OF 2020. #Rescued #spectacledbear Cholita in her forest sanctuary home in Peru.

The last circus animals leave Guatemala & board the flight to the #ADIWildlifeSanctuary, South Africa.

Ex-circus #lions Muñeca & Leo (saved from a circus in Peru) at the #ADIWS.
#Bulls & #horses killed in bullfights are remembered in Colombian Congress.

Ex-circus #lions Smith & Rey relax at the #ADIWildlifeSanctuary.

Guatemala says goodbye to its circus animals & the animals are blessed.
17 #tigers & #lions are lured into the crates that will take them to a new life.

#ADI’s Jan checks tigers as they are weighed in the airport’s cargo section.

5 lions & 12 tigers, #rescued from circuses in Guatemala, each in individual crates during the journey to South Africa.
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#ForeverInOurHearts. In 2020 we said #farewell to some dear friends, Lucho, Junior, Tilin, and Ricardo, we will never forget how they touched our lives and remember them here. #restinpeace #rescuedanimals ImageImageImageImage
LUCHO was saved from a small concrete pen during a dawn raid by #ADI on an #illegalzoo in Peru, in 2015. The friendly #spectacledbear enjoyed five precious years in the forest habitat we provided at @TaricayaE, where he loved to float on his back in his pool.
JUNIOR was #rescued by #ADI in 2014 from a #circus in Colombia, & was one of the 33 #lions we airlifted home to Africa. He was taken from us by cancer at about 9 years old, but got to roam his piece of Africa with brothers Bumba & Zeus at the #ADIWildliifeSanctuary.
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#1 Magic moments 2020: The January arrival of 17 #lions & #tigers #rescued from #circuses in Guatemala at the #ADIWildlifeSanctuary in South Africa, marked more than just a wonderful new life for those animals. It meant animal circuses had been eliminated in another country. ImageImageImageImage
During #ADI’s grueling 18-month operation to enforce the ban, we faced threats, mobs & abuse & finally had to quickly evacuate & relocate the temporary rescue center.
The flight was beset with difficulties – countries refusing landing permits, extra costs, & special security measures at the temporary rescue center, gave us a very long haul with stops in Mexico, Belgium & aircraft change in Qatar for the final flight to Johannesburg.
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After the most unpredictable year of all, get set for another one. Here, in handy A-Z form, are a few pointers and things to keep an eye on across the global sports industry in 2021. #sportsbiz.
A - Action: With global movements gaining real momentum, this has to be the year for more tangible organisational action - staff training, recruitment practices, coaching, mentoring schemes and leadership education - across the industry to make sport a more inclusive place.
B - Bundesliga and the big 5: Across European football, getting fans back into stadiums remains the top priority, but there are challenges everywhere as clubs flex their muscles, the @Bundesliga_EN searches for its new CEO and Ligue 1 tries to sort out its TV and financial mess.
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In 2018, the #49ers unveiled all-white throwbacks into the team's uniform rotation. It is a tribute to the 1994 #SuperBowl championship team.

Since then, fans have lauded this and called for the red version to return.

Here is the history of these uniforms.

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These throwback uniforms originally date back to the 1955 #49ers team. That team went 4-8.

The helmet was red (with no logo) and silver pants were sometimes worn. The original white uniforms featured black stripes.

This uniform was only worn this season.

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In 1994, the #NFL celebrated its 75th year. Teams were to participate in league-wide throwback uniform celebration beginning in Week 3. A commemorative 75th anniversary patch was worn by all teams.

For the first two weeks, the #49ers wore the standard set.

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