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Digging wholesale nfl jerseys Deeper Into Limelight's Earnings Call

On Limelight Networks' (LLNW) Q2 earnings call, various segments of its business was talked about on a high level that is worth digging deeper into. For starters, one of the biggest questions Wall Street seems to be asking is why did Akamai (AKAM) have a weak Q2 for CDN and Limelight had a strong one?

The reason is not pricing pressure, lack of traffic growth or any of the other reasons people want to give. The bottom line is that Limelight simply had a good sales quarter, was aggressive in the market and won some business from Akamai. In quarters past, Akamai has had good quarters while Limelight's have been bad. That's the way it works and the winner will be the one who shows consistency with sales. It takes more than one or two quarters to declare a real shift and change in the market landscape.

Based on what both companies reported, Limelight's CDN traffic does seem to be growing faster than Akamai's. Notice I didn't say is larger than, as we don't know, but simply growing faster. Limelight has replaced all of that lost traffic with new traffic, in only 4 months time, which is a good sign of traffic growth. Of course to be successful, and more importantly profitable, you need more than traffic growth, you need revenue growth. But if you can grow traffic and not have any pricing pressure, which I didn't see Limelight having in the last quarter, that's the fastest way to increase revenue.

Another interesting thing not mentioned on the call yesterday is that on the second Tuesday of every month, Microsoft (MSFT) delivers software security updates. Limelight delivers more than half of that traffic for cheap nfl jerseys those updates and yesterday, Microsoft released 11 security updates that addressed vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Internet Explorer. That means Limelight's network was delivering a huge amount of traffic for software updates and the Olympics, all at the same time.

The most interesting thing Limelight said on the call, with very little details, is that it would spend more in wholesale nfl jerseys the second half of the year to build out its network for business it had won, but traffic it would have to take away from competitors or from in house. While that seemed to confuse many on Wall Street, it makes a lot of sense if you really follow the CDN market.

While Limelight won't talk about the NFL business that I have confirmed it has won, it's a great example of a customer whose business that have won, but so far, have only been committed to be given half the traffic. The other half is to be delivered by Akamai. Without coming out and saying it, Limelight is challenging Akamai head on to take all of that business and show customers it is going to ramp up the capacity of their network to a whole new level by the end of the year. cheap jerseys

In addition, this build out makes Limelight a much stronger acquisition target by the telcos in six months time. What telco wants to acquire a CDN who it then has to invest money into to have the network ready for the next phase of video growth? By Limelight spending the money now, in six months time it will have built out its wholesale jerseys network for round two and will be a more valuable acquisition target.


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In one letter, 49 senators cited the NBA's quick action recently to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life after he was heard on an audio recording making offensive comments about blacks. They said Goodell should formally push to rename the Redskins.

"We urge you and the National Football League to send the same clear message as the NBA did: that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports," read the letter, which did not use the word "Redskins."

Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, wrote his own letter saying he doesn't believe that retaining the Redskin name "is appropriate in this day and age." He described himself as "one of your great fans for both the game and you personally."

The letters come at a time of growing pressure to change the team name, with statements in recent http://www.patriotsofficialnflauthentic.com/TOM_BRADY_SUPER_BOWL_JERSEY.html months from President Barack Obama, lawmakers of both parties and civil rights groups.

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has refused to change the name, citing tradition. The franchise has been known as the Redskins since 1933, when it played www.seahawksauthenticofficialshop.com/RUSSELL_WILSON_SUPER_BOWL_JERSEY.html in Boston.

Last month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D Nev., took to the Senate floor to say Snyder should "do what is morally right" and change the name. Thursday's letters were aimed directly at Goodell.

In a written http://www.seahawksauthenticofficialshop.com/MARSHAWN_LYNCH_SUPER_BOWL_JERSEY.html response, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said "diversity and inclusion" have long been a focus of the NFL.

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Reid and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D Wash., led the letter writing effort. All senators on the letter are Democrats. Cantwell spokesman Jared Leopold said Republicans were not asked to participate.

Democrats not signing the letter were Tim Kaine and Mark Warner of nearby Virginia, where Kam Chancellor Super Bowl 49 Jersey the team's headquarters are; Mark Pryor of Arkansas, in a tight re election race this year; and Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana, two of their party's more moderate lawmakers.


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1) Gross vs. net: It never fails; when my clients get their first NFL check they call me and say something is wrong. They are floored by how much is taken out for taxes and other deductions. Unfortunately, the shock doesn't resonate long enough. I would say 90% of players have some type of direct deposit or their check gets mailed to their investment advisor and the players never see the net amount. Thus, they think they always are making more money (in gross numbers) than they actually are.

2) It comes too easy and too fast: First it's a college scholarship, cash from uncles during college, advances and stipends from agents and financial advisors. A large signing bonus before the first snap in camp and making a team. When money comes fast and easy for a young man the assumption is life will always be that way. Players can easily develop a false sense of value of themselves. Many think that starting a profitable business or landing a high paying six figure cushy job will be easy after football. Why not, everything else came easy right? Wrong! Players have a rude awaking when they can't even land a coaching job after their career ends and don't properly prepare for starting a second career.

3) The cost of vanity: I tell my friends that if I opened a specialized rim shop serving pro athletes, instead of being an agent, I would be a rich man. The same goes for custom jewelry. Unfortunately, I noticed that many athletes associate wealth with material possession. So they feel like the more they have, the richer they are. I would say 90% of all athletes are getting ripped off on auto and jewelry purchases. I had one client have a watch appraised that he thought was worth over the $20,000 that he paid for it. The appraiser valued it at $1,500. The diamonds he thought he had on the watch weren't real. I did it to teach him a lesson. The obsession to have the latest and greatest toys, the biggest house, the newest car(s) and most expensive clothes is probably the number one wealth killer for professional athletes. As I always say, "rich people have things, wealthy people have investments".

4) Weak financial counsel: What I mean by this is that most financial advisors, accountants and confidants http://www.seahawksauthenticofficialshop.com/BOBBY_WAGNER_SUPER_BOWL_JERSEY.html I met and observed over the years don't have the fortitude to stand up to their clients in fear of losing them. If they ride their clients too hard about spending the athlete may just fire him or her. So they tend not to make the hard calls and put their foot down on spending patterns. For many consultants, it's a race to invest the players' assets before they spend it. Consultants who take their time to educate, communicate and have a way of helping players control spending get an A+ in my book but they are few and far between.

5) Bad investments: There are some intelligent football players who made some really bad investments. The problem is usually compounded when they make a big bet with the majority of their savings on real estate or a business. In addition, many of them sign personal guarantees on loan deals in addition to the investment.

6) Guilt and the family: It's amazing the number of NFL players who come from single parent homes. Many grew up with the help of the entire extended family, who is usually poor. When all resources are shared in helping one another, things are copasetic. However, when the athlete starts earning there is a feeling of guilt and a desire to help those who helped him. Unfortunately, it's never just a one time event. Once the pipeline of fiscal aid is spread about it's hard to turn the faucet off. It's difficult to say "no" to the brother who is about to lose his house or the uncle who is behind on the car payment. There are ways to help the family but there is usually not a realistic plan in place to do so. I have a client who paid off his parent's home loan of $200,000 to find out two years later they refinanced and borrowed $150,000 against the house that was once free and clear of any debt. Of course they got behind again in their payments and Russell Wilson Super Bowl Jersey had little to show for the $150,000 they spent. And of course, my client was upset but he paid it off as well. After all, it's mom and dad.

7) A few more years: Just ask any retired player if he thought he would play at least one or two more years and I promise you 90% would say "yes". In thinking they will play a few more years they feel more money will come that they have earmarked to save.

8) Divorce: 50% gone! When a player retires he goes from having a structured environment (which he has had his whole life), status, fame and a steady income, to trying to figure out how to add value to the household that worked around him and his routine for the last several years. He will struggle with developing a role in his own family, the workplace and society. A lot of athletes get depressed and a near majority of them hideout in a bottle and/or on the golf course. No longer the breadwinner, many wives of NFL players have told me they feel like their husband is another child they have to take care of. Many of these situations end in divorces with no prenuptial in place.

9) Living above their means: I constantly remind my players that their peers are the people that they graduated college with not the guys in the locker room. Any amount of monies made above your peers should be saved, invested and allocated for future needs. It's okay to live in apartment for three years before buying a house and two cars. However, the locker room becomes the peer group and once many athletes taste the sweet life it's difficult to go backwards.

10) Keeping up with the vets: One phenomenon that hits most rookies is the desire to keep up with the vets. They see how the vets live and usually emulate their life styles. Many vets are into their second contract; usually a large one, but the rooks feel like they need to drive the same cars, wear the same clothes and own similar jewelry. Making all the classic mistakes listed above starts the player off by borrowing from the following year. Once this pattern starts its hard to stop. Many players feel they will get ahead on their next deal that for many may never come. For others, when the next deal does come the degree of spending just increases. One of my former clients just told me his buddy owns a Bentley dealership (in a southeast city) and four NFL players from his market have pre ordered $350,000 cars.

These ten reasons why players go broke are indeed elementary and the only thing that can curtail the pattern is on going education, intervention, and constant counseling of basic life skills.

Terrell OwensEx Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens has been out of work since 2010 and is struggling to maintain his finances, shelling out $44,600 a month to pay child support for his four children, each by a different mother. In February, it was reported that Owens was facing foreclosure on multiple properties.

Allen IversonAfter the Philadelphia Inquirer reported in 2010 that Iverson was broke "by all accounts except his own," Iverson situation only got worse when his earnings Marshawn Lynch Super Bowl Jersey were garnished by a Georgia judge over an outstanding jewelry bill.

Lenny DykstraWorld Series www.seahawksauthenticofficialshop.com/RICHARD_SHERMAN_SUPER_BOWL_JERSEY.html winning center fielder Lenny Dykstra has had a catalog of money woes since retiring, despite at one time founding a magazine, Player's Club, to provide professional athletes with investment advice. He's filed for Chapter 11 and has been charged with bankruptcy fraud.

Travis HenryEx NFL star Travis Henry was thrown in jail in 2009 for failing to fully pay child support for his nine kids, each by different mothers. On top of cocaine trafficking charges, Henry has spent $250,000 on jewelry alone which he says "ain't a lot."

Mike TysonDespite making between $300 and $500 million during his career, boxing legend Mike Tyson filed for bankruptcy in 2003 due to a number of reasons, including alleged embezzlement from manager by Don King, a $16 million marriage settlement and lavish spending on everything from pet tigers to mansions.

Dorothy HamillGold medal winning figure skater Dorothy Hamill found herself Marshawn Lynch Super Bowl 49 Jersey in financial strife just a few years after purchasing the Ice Capades franchise. After a subsequent poor investment in an Arizona ice rink, she declared bankruptcy in 1994.

Antoine WalkerFormer Boston Celtics star Antoine Walker blew through the $110 million he made playing in the NBA in just about every way conceivable. He spent lavishly on himself, but also is said to have supported up to 70 people during his career, including buying his mother a mansion, donating to charity and buying custom suits for teammates and coaches.

Bjorn BorgSwedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg has had a series of financial woes ever since he abruptly walked out on tennis in 1983 at the age of 26. His company Bjorn Borg Design Group filed for bankruptcy in 1989, and years later Borg attempted to sell his collection of championship trophies to an auction house, though he denies it was because of financial troubles.

Marion JonesMarion Jones, who won five track and field Olympic medals, saw her finances drained primarily due to legal fees associated with allegations of performance enhancing drug abuse and a connection to a checking fraud case. Her $2.5 million house was foreclosed on in 2006, and one year later it was reported her bank account's total balance was down to just $2,000. The year after that she was sentenced to 6 months in prison.

George BestNorthern Ireland soccer player George Best is known as a legend in many parts of the world for his fancy footwork on the field, but not so much for his financial skills. His appetite for spending ultimately led Russell Wilson Super Bowl 49 Jersey to his downfall. "I spent a lot of money on booze, [women], and fast cars. The rest I just squandered," he once told the BBC.


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Sports Stars Who Died in 2013

Former Rams defensive end David "Deacon" Jones is honored by having his number retired before the start of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and Green Bay Packers in this Sept. Darrelle Revis Super Bowl 49 Jersey 27, 2009 photo. Jones, a Hall of Fame defensive end credited with terming the word sack for how he knocked down quarterbacks, died June 3, 2013 of natural causes at his home in Southern California. (AP Photo / Jeff Roberson)

2013 saw the deaths of many greats of the sports world players and owners from our favorite football, baseball and basketball teams, as well as legends from the worlds of boxing, Julian Edelman Super Bowl XLIX Jersey golf, tennis and more. Here are a few of the most notable sports stars who died in 2013.

Bud Adams, owner of the NFL Tennessee Titans who helped found the American Football League, dies at 90. The son of a prominent oil executive, Adams built his own energy fortune and founded the Houston Oilers. He moved the team to Tennessee in 1997 when he couldn get the new stadium he wanted in Houston. In 2000, the franchise, renamed the Titans, reached the Super Bowl that Adams had spent more than three decades pursuing. Read more

, the unique swinging golfer who made the most combined starts on the PGA and Champions tours, dies at 82.

Walt Bellamy, Hall of Fame NBA center who averaged more than 20 points in 14 seasons in the NBA, dies at 74. "Walt Bellamy was an enormously gifted Hall of Fame player who had a tremendous impact on our game," NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement released by the league. The former Indiana University star won an Olympic gold medal in 1960 and was the first overall pick by the Chicago Packers in 1961. He was the rookie of the year with Chicago, averaging 31.6 points and 19.0 rebounds, and also played for the Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta and New Orleans Jazz. Read more

Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships from the Showtime dynasty to the Kobe Bryant era, dies at 80. Under Buss leadership since 1979, the Lakers became Southern California most beloved sports franchise and a worldwide extension of Hollywood glamour. Buss acquired, nurtured and befriended a staggering array of talented players and basketball minds during his Hall of Fame tenure. Read more

, former Oakland Raiders Tight End who caught 467 passes in his NFL career, dies at 57 from complications following liver transplant surgery.

Art Donovan, pro football Hall of Fame defensive end who also made a living on the talk show circuit with his colorful stories of his playing days, dies at 89. He made a name for himself as a feisty defensive tackle for the Baltimore Colts, helping the team to world championships in 1958 and 1959. Donovan was much like Bob Uecker, who also became popular on late night talk shows through his stories about sports. But Uecker game was baseball, and his schtick dealt with his limited abilities. Donovan performed on the football field as well as anyone at his position, even though he once said the only weight he ever lifted was a beer can. Read more

, Julian Edelman Super Bowl Jersey Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end who was part of the "steel curtain" Super Bowl teams of the 1970s, dies at 67.

, former world boxing champion, dies at 75.

, former star wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, dies at 80.

, former New York Giants punter and radio analyst, dies at 61.

Deacon Jones, Hall of Fame defensive end credited with coining the word "sack" for how he knocked down quarterbacks, dies at 74. "Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history. Off the field, he was a true giant," said Redskins general manager Bruce Allen, whose father, George, coached Jones with the Los Angeles Rams. Jones was the leader of the Rams Fearsome Foursome unit from 1961 71 and then played for San Diego for two seasons before finishing his career with the Redskins in 1974. He was inducted into the seahawksauthenticofficialshop.com/KAM_CHANCELLOR_SUPER_BOWL_JERSEY.html Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980 and made the league 75th anniversary all time squad. Read more

, Hall of Fame basketball player who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers, dies at 85.

Caleb Moore, innovative freestyle snowmobile rider, who was hurt in a crash at the Winter X Games in Colorado, dies at 25. A former all terrain vehicle racer, Moore switched over to snowmobiles as a teenager and quickly rose to the top of the sport. He won four Winter X Games medals in his career. Read more

Gertrude "Gussie" Moran, who shocked the modest midcentury tennis world when she took the court at Wimbledon with a short skirt and ruffled underwear, died at 89. As a 25 year old seventh seed at Wimbledon in 1949, Moran made jaws drop and flashbulbs pop at the usually staid All England Club in London when Darrelle Revis Super Bowl Jersey she showed up for her first match minus the knee length skirt considered proper for women at the time. She lost the match, but her striking fashion statement appeared on magazine covers around the world, the British press dubbing her "Gorgeous Gussie." Read more

, Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, dies at 60.

Stan "The Man" Musial, one of baseball greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the St. Louis Cardinals for more than two decades, dies at 92. Stan the Man won seven National League batting titles, was a three time http://www.patriotsofficialnflauthentic.com/ROB_GRONKOWSKI_SUPER_BOWL_JERSEY.html MVP and helped the Cardinals capture three World Series championships in the 1940s. Musial was so revered in St. Louis, two statues of him stand outside Busch Stadium. He spent his entire 22 year career with the Cardinals and made the All Star team 24 times baseball held two All Star games each summer for a few seasons. Read more

Ken Norton, the former heavyweight champion who beat Muhammad Ali and then lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at 70. Few gave Norton, who possessed a muscular, sculpted body, much of a chance against Ali in their first fight, but his awkward style and close in pressing tactics confused his opponent and Norton broke Ali jaw on the way to the decision that put him in the top echelon of heavyweight fighters. Read more

, one of Bear Bryant "Junction Boys" at Texas A who went on to become an All Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, dies at 76.

, colorful former head coach of the Houston Oilers, dies at 90.

, New York Jets wide receiver who was a member of the 1969 Super Bowl Championship team, dies from Alzheimer disease at 69.

Bill Sharman, NBA hall of fame player and coach who won titles as a player with the Boston Celtics and as the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, dies at 87. He won four NBA titles during an 11 season career as a shooting guard in Boston, teaming with Bob Cousy in one of the most potent backcourts in league history. He was widely considered one of the greatest shooters of his era, and he still ranked as one of the NBA best free throw shooters. Sharman then spent the past four decades with Los Angeles as a coach and executive. In his first season in charge, he coached the 1971 72 Lakers to a championship with 69 victories then an NBA record and a 33 game winning streak, the longest in pro sports history. Read more

Pat Summerall, NFL player and legendary sports broadcaster known for doing play by play of NFL games with his partner John Madden, dies at 82. Summerall was part of network television broadcasts for 16 Super Bowls. His last championship game was for Fox on Feb. 3, 2002, also his last game with longtime partner Madden. The popular duo worked together for 21 years, moving to Fox in 1994 after years as the lead team for CBS. At the end of their final broadcast together, Madden described Summerall as "a treasure" and the "spirit of the National Football League" in a tribute to the partner that complemented the former coach so well. Read more

Earl Weaver, Hall of Fame manager for the Baltimore Orioles for 17 years known for his fiery temper, who led the team to a World Series championship in 1970, dies at 82. Weaver finished with a 1,480 1,060 record. He won Manager of the Year three times. "Earl was such a big part of Orioles baseball and personally he was a very important part of my life and career and a great friend to our family," Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken said. Read more

, legendary figure in bodybuilding who helped popularize the sport worldwide and played a key role in introducing a charismatic young weightlifter named Arnold Schwarzenegger to the world, dies at 93.


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Intriguing Players to Watch for Week 9 and Beyond

We are getting towards the middle of the NFL season and while there have been quite a few new emerging fantasy players there are more to Tom Brady Super Bowl XLIX Jersey add to that list for week 9. I'll also cover intriguing players who are even mostly owned.

Tim Tebow could lead the list every week of intriguing NFL fantasy football players the rest of the way, so long as he can hold onto his starting job. I cannot remember so much love and hate for one player in fantasy and real(NFL) football, it's really amazing. He is like the best roller coaster ride at the amusement park with all the amazing ups and downs included. I project him as a fantasy QB1 in standard leagues(12 teams, standard Yahoo! scoring), so long as he can hold onto his job. At the end of the day, I think critics and fans alike should just judge Tebow on if he wins more football games than other Denver QBs(Orton+Quinn) can. He is 1 1 as of this writing, he and the Broncos play the Raiders in Oakland in week 9. Christian Ponder had another solid outing in week 8, he has good players around him to help him succeed. Ponder has high upside in fantasy football because of the plays he can make with his legs. That said, I will offer some caution here. Ponder's numbers against Green Bay in week 7 would have been notably bad if you throw out his first pass+completion for 72 yards to Jenkins, he also only went 13 32 passing for the entire game. Still, he projects well(solid QB2 fantasy numbers) in week 9 against the Packers again. Sam Bradford and the Rams have Arizona in week 9, a very soft pass defense. Bradford's status is uncertain at this point but if he is ready to play he could put up some good numbers. Going forward I like Bradford's upside. Many owners are down on him but this is the time to buy. He now has Brandon Lloyd and a developing Greg Salas filling in for Amendola respectably. Bradford and the rest of the team have been slow to pickup the new offense thus far but last week's game showed new hope for this team as they beat the Saints. If you can get Bradford for cheap I'd get him now, especially in dynasty/keeper league formats. Michael Bush is stuck behind McFadden on the depth chart but may play this week due to McFadden's injury. Bush has potential RB1 type upside this week if McFadden doesn't play and RB2/Flex upside if McFadden does play. He should be owned in almost all leagues. Reggie Bush had his second career 100 yard game in week 8, keep in mind this is over a 5+ year career. Temper your fantasy football expectations for Reggie but he is a RB2 while Daniel Thomas misses or until Steve Slaton shows his old form. Jonathan Baldwin put on a show on Monday night football for all the world to see, the highlight of the http://www.patriotsofficialnflauthentic.com/JULIAN_EDELMAN_SUPER_BOWL_JERSEY.html night for him was a spectacular catch for a TD during the game. He had one of the rockiest rookie starts in recent memory, getting into a fight with a teammate in pre season. While that may be in the past and he flashed some talent that made him the 26th overall 2011 NFL pick he still has to show me more. He is still stuck in a run first offense with Matt Cassel as his QB, Steve Breaston will continue to challenge him for catches as well as 2nd fiddle behind Dwayne Bowe as well. Still, he has some upside and is an intriguing player to watch as we go into the 2nd half of the NFL season. He certainly should be owned in most formats.

Maurice Morris and Keiland Williams nearly split carries again in starter Jahvid Best's absence because of concussions. Morris had the better week and projects as the better back over Williams going forward. If Best is able to get back on the field then Morris' and Williams' fantasy relevance almost completely evaporates. The Lions are not giving much info away about Best's status so far but there does appear a decent chance he will miss more games. Morris should be owned in most formats in 12+ team leagues. Tashard Choice joins Ryan Torain and Roy Helu on the Mike Shanahan RB merry go round ride in Washington. While it's tough to imagine Choice will have fantasy relevance with the Redskins right away he does make for a good speculative pickup right now simply because he is playing on a Shanahan team. Choice is the darkhorse of the 3 but don't count him out. There's no telling what Shanahan will do here. Jake Ballard continues to register enough numbers to make him a high end TE2 as of the moment. He is still only owned in 30% of Yahoo! leagues as of this moment too. Individual Defensive Players(IDPs)

While most leagues still do not use IDPs, I do enjoy having them as part of the scoring in a fantasy football league, I encourage anyone who hasn't tried IDPs to give it a try. Here are my IDPs I will be watching for week 9. Watt has quietly put up consistent numbers in his rookie year, even if he www.patriotsofficialnflauthentic.com/DARRELLE_REVIS_SUPER_BOWL_JERSEY.html hasn't had a standout week yet. He projects well going forward and is especially a good pickup if he is not owned in dynasty formats. Jason Pierre Paul made the most of his opportunity and is now one of the top fantasy DLs in the league. He is more dependable than his elite fantasy teammate Umenyiora. Pierre Paul has always been highly regarded and should be good for top 5 type DL numbers going forward. Chris Long(3 sacks, 3 tackles, 1 pass defense) had a standout week 8 after putting up underwhelming numbers until then. He has notable upside going forward but has to show more consistency. Jerod Mayo leads the list for fantasy LBs to watch for week 9. He should be eased back into the lineup and it would be tough to expect him to be back to his old self without another week or two. Despite his talent and his high fantasy numbers from just a year ago he has been dropped in a significant amount of leagues that use IDPs. This is the time to get him as he is more than likely to get fantasy leaguers' attentions in the coming weeks. Lawrence Timmons and his fantasy value have taken more than a nosedive ever since he has moved to OLB for the Steelers. It's clear he just isn't worth starting in most formats when he starts OLB. It gets worse for Timmons' owners too with all the injuries(at OLB) for the Steelers it is possible that Timmons could be playing there the rest of the season if the Steelers don't do anything. The direction the Steelers decide to go(with Timmons at either OLB or ILB) in the next week or two is critical for Timmons' value the rest of the way. Paul Posluszny was a tackle machine when he was with Buffalo but there was some question whether he could produce with the Jaguars and he has. Even though he got off to a bad start he has stringed together a good series of fantasy numbers. He projects well going forward and may end up a top 5 fantasy LB still.

Kam Chancellor seems to be one of the more emerging fantasy DBs right now, with week after week of good fantasy numbers, he should be able to continue his pace. Bernard Pollard is putting up good fantasy numbers while he is starting. Pollard did not start the year as the starter but he remains there going forward, at least for now. Pollard has always been good for tackles and so is a great pickup right now if he is still out there if your league is tackle heavy like most in scoring. Let's end this article with one more player, a kicker.

Sebastian Janikowski appears ready to return in time for week 9 and makes for a good pickup, especially in leagues that weight longer field goals. A lot of former Janikowski owners have previously released him because he missed a couple weeks of playing because of injury(hamstring) and a bye.

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