About Cameron Carlow

Cameron Carlow is a copy editor for The Omaha World-Herald sports department. He also works with social media and is the fantasy sports writer. Have a question or comment? Need some fantasy football advice? Email Cameron at ccarlow@owh.com or follow him on Twitter at @ccarlow.

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Fantasy football: Rookies to watch

Check out the preseason fantasy column and rankings, too.

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It’s hard to top the rookie class of 2012. Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, Doug Martin, Alfred Morris and Trent Richardson all turned into valuable fantasy options. Here are some rookies in this year’s class with the potential to put up big numbers:

Tavon Austin, WR, Rams: Rookie wide receivers usually have to go through a bit of a learning curve. But Austin has the skills to make big things happen for the Rams as the slot receiver.

Le’Veon Bell, RB, Steelers: Bell will likely earn the first-team job for the Steelers. The 6-foot-1, 244-pound power runner will see plenty of goal-line carries and will be a good source for …

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Fantasy Football: Week 16 review

World-Herald staff writers Cameron Carlow and Jake Anderson provide insight following Week 16′s NFL action.

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Bernard Pierce, RB, Ravens: A big week for Pierce was due to a lopsided score and one big run. Ray Rice is still the guy, and the Pierce shouldn’t get 14 carries again.

Darren Sproles, RB, Saints: Don’t think of Sproles as a running back, rather as a wide receiver. The slot-back had seven catches for 104 yards and nine carries for 48 yards. He’s been a solid flex option all season and will continue to produce.

Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals: Fitzgerald topped 100-yards receiving for only the second time all season and now has a matchup with the 49ers’ fourth-ranked passing defense. His …

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Fantasy Football: Week 15 review

World-Herald staff writers Cameron Carlow and Jake Anderson provide insight following Week 15′s NFL action.

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Matt Stafford, QB, Lions: Stafford threw for 246 yards and three interceptions against the Cardinals’ 4th-ranked passing defense. If you survived his poor outing, Stafford can only get better this week against the Falcons.

DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers: Williams ran for 93 yards on Sunday — his first game of at least 70 rushing yards this season. His 22 carries were also a season high, but Mike Tolbert was used on the goal line and scored two touchdowns. Hoping for a season high two weeks in a row is never a good thing, so use Williams cautiously.

Eli Manning, QB, Giants: Manning has had …

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Fantasy Football: Week 14 review

World-Herald staff writers Cameron Carlow and Jake Anderson provide insight following Week 14′s NFL action.

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Seahawks Defense/Special Teams: Forcing eight turnovers and scoring two touchdowns is enough to satisfy any owner. My advice: Pick up any defense playing the Cardinals. The Lions have them this week and are likely available in your league.

Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seahawks: Speaking of the Cardinals defense, Lynch ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries. That’s 11.6 yards per carry. That’s a touchdown on 27 percent of his carries. That’s after sitting out almost the entire fourth quarter. That’s ridiculous. It got so out of hand that Lynch’s backup, Robert Turbin, rushed for 108 yards on 20 carries. When the backup …

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Fantasy Football: Week 13 review

World-Herald fantasy football writer Cameron Carlow and staff writer Jake Anderson provide insight following Week 13′s NFL action.

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Bryce Brown, RB, Eagles: What a year for rookies in the NFL. Time to add Brown to the list of rookie phenoms. Brown totaled 181 yards and two touchdowns against the Cowboys. He has not only filled in for LeSean McCoy, he’s surpassed him. McCoy averaged 4.2 yards per carry — a very good number — in his 10 games before being concussed. Brown averages 6.5 yards a carry — second most in the NFL for running backs with at least 75 attempts. His role will likely decrease when McCoy returns, but he’ll certainly continue to be a valuable piece on …

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Fantasy Football: Week 12 review

World-Herald fantasy football writer Cameron Carlow and staff writer Jake Anderson provide insight following Week 12′s NFL action.

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Cam Newton, QB, Panthers: Newton threw for 306 yards and totaled four touchdowns against the Eagles, but take it with a grain of salt: Since the Eagles fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, they’ve allowed 13 passing touchdowns while not recording an interceptions.

Bryce Brown, RB, Eagles: With LeSean McCoy out, Brown did more than just fill in. He ran for 178 yards and two touchdowns on only 19 carries — giving him the best fantasy week among running backs. Brown will likely get the start this week, too, as McCoy (concussion) is doubtful to play against the Cowboys.

Aaron Rodgers, QB,

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Fantasy Football: Week 11 review

World-Herald fantasy football writer Cameron Carlow and staff writer Jake Anderson provide insight following Week 11′s NFL action.

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Marcel Reece, Raiders: The top fantasy running back of Week 11 wasn’t Arian Foster or Doug Martin. It was Reece. After 103 rushing yards and 90 receiving yards, Reece will continue to impress as long as Darren McFadden stays sidelined.

Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons: Don’t worry about Ryan’s five interceptions and no touchdowns against the Cardinals. He is still a top five fantasy quarterback and will be going forward.

Chad Henne, QB, Jaguars: Henne stepped in for injured Blaine Gabbert and responded with 354 yards and four touchdowns. On tap is a matchup against the Titans’ 26th-ranked passing defense. He wouldn’t …

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Fantasy Football: Week 10 review

World-Herald fantasy football writer Cameron Carlow and staff writer Jake Anderson provide insight following Week 10′s NFL action.

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Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings: Peterson has totaled 629 rushing yards and five touchdowns in his last four games. He leads the NFL in rushing yards and has broken 13 carries for 20 yards or more — best in the league. He’s been consistent all year, and any questions of if he is fully recovered from last season’s torn ACL have been answered.

Carson Palmer, QB, Raiders: Palmer continued his good play recently with a 368-yard outing against the Ravens. This week, he faces the Saints’ 31st-ranked passing defense. Palmer is a high-risk, high-reward No. 1 option for the rest of the …

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Fantasy Football: Week 9 review

World-Herald fantasy football writer Cameron Carlow and staff writer Jake Anderson provide insight following Week 9′s NFL action.

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Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers: Martin turned in the best fantasy week of the season — and by far. Four touchdowns and 251 rushing yards. This came after his 135-yard, one-touchdown game last week. Reap the rewards and hope for continued success.

DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles: Jackson caught just his second touchdown pass this season against the Saints’ 29th-ranked passing defense, but he has been a consistent performer all season. He’s a solid No. 2 for the rest of the season.

Michael Turner, RB, Falcons: Turner ran for more than 100 yards and added a touchdown against the Cowboys on Sunday. …

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Fantasy Football: Week 8 review

World-Herald fantasy football writer Cameron Carlow and staff writer Jake Anderson provide insight following Week 8′s NFL action.

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Matt Stafford, QB, Lions: Stafford finally looked like his old self, shredding the Seahawks’ 13th-ranked passing defense. He’s back.

Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers: Martin totaled 214 yards and two touchdowns against Minnesota, which has had no trouble stopping the run thus far. The impressive performance by the rookie is more of a reason to keep him in your lineup.

Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs: You could have gotten the same fantasy production out of injured Maurice Jones-Drew this week. Charles had five carries for 4 yards. With Peyton Hillis back in the lineup and the Chiefs offensive line blocking, it’s time to …

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