NFC South programming notes

As we get ready for Thursday night’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals (it’s starts at 8 ET), let’s run through a few scheduling notes.

  • First off, I’ll be back with observations on the Falcons soon after the game ends. Feel free to use the comments section below to share your thoughts during the game.

  • Also on Thursday night, SportsCenter will air a fantasy draft special on ESPN at 7 ET.

  • If you’re gearing up for your fantasy draft, check out this Insider pieceInsider where KC Joyner lists running backs he thinks are underrated in terms of fantasy value. He lists Atlanta’s Michael Turner and Tampa Bay’s LeGarrette Blount in the group and I think he’s got a point. I think Turner and Blount each bring pretty solid fantasy value.

  • Please note we will not be having our regular NFC South chat this Friday. I have another assignment that conflicts with the schedule. We'll resume the chat next week.

  • On Friday night, I’ll be out at Raymond James Stadium for the preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans. The Saints will be playing the Jaguars and the Panthers will be playing the Dolphins at the same time. I’ve got the technology all set up to watch the Saints and the Panthers on my computer at the same time I’m watching the Bucs. It will be the same drill -- I’ll provide observations on all three teams shortly after each of their games end.