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Around the NFL: Second-round wide receivers

When a wide receiver is selected in the second round, you can at least think about them making an immediate impact. A couple of weeks into the preseason, it looks like a mixed bag for the six wideouts selected in the second round back in April.   more »

Trivia: August 19, 2018

Who was the first coach to take different franchises to the Super Bowl? answer »

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Fantasy News: Trading down for Kareem Hunt

I’ve selected another team, in the Fanex league (competing against 11 other industry analysts). So another chance to at a how a draft unfolded and what I maybe should have done differently.  more »

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Around the NFL: Josh Allen

AJ McCarron broke his collarbone last night, and that's probably a season-ender. Put it this way, the Bills won't be holding a spot on the 53-man roster for AJ McCarron. The odds of Josh Allen starting right away have naturally increased; it will be either him or Nathan Peterman.   more »

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Trivia: August 18, 2018

What two teams in this century have selected four wide receivers in the first round of the draft, with none of those players ever having a 1,000-yard season at the NFL level? As luck would have it, these teams are playing against each other today. answer »

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Mailbag: August 17, 2018

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. Extended dance-mix version. Scoping out Washington's backfield post-Guice. Why Jarvis Landry is better than Josh Gordon. Speeding up the snail pace of an auction. And much, much (much, much) more. more »

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Around the NFL: Jeremy Hill

We've all been burned by Patriots running backs. But they can reward fantasy teams handsomely, too, as LeGarrette Blount showed a couple of years ago, and Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead did (if you had them at the right times). Is Jeremy Hill now on that track?  more »

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Trivia: August 17, 2018

The Patriots selected Sony Michel in the first round. Back in 1998, they used a first-round pick on running back Robert Edwards, who also played his college ball at Georgia. Since the merger in 1970, what is the only team that’s used two top-5 picks on running backs from the same school (not just first-round picks, but choices in the top 5)? answer »

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Podcast: August 16 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Part 2 of our conversation with Jeff Erickson: how to react to 2018 draft trends, which players are better/worse than their previous numbers, which players Jeff is drafting repeatedly. Sponsored by RotoWire.  more »

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Fantasy Index Cheat Sheet Update: The latest Fantasy Index Cheat Sheet is available now.

Get our latest rankings, analysis, projections, depth charts, and defensive player information...  more »

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Around the NFL: Tavon Austin sighting

Tavon Austin hasn’t been able to get his career off the ground yet, but it might be a little too soon to write him off entirely. He’s getting a fresh start in Dallas, and Dak Prescott says he likes what he sees.   more »

Ask the Experts: Who is your favorite late-round sleeper?

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly from training camp through the Super Bowl with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them: Who is your favorite late-round sleeper?  more »

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Trivia: August 16, 2018

Continuing what we started yesterday (with Alfred Morris). What player ran for the most yards in a single season without running for a touchdown? The player was the 4th pick of the draft in 1976. A knee injury sidelined him for his entire rookie season. For a different team, he ran for 956 yards in 1978. He caught a league-high 82 passes in 1979. With yet another franchise, he went to two Super Bowls. answer »

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Podcast: August 15 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Jeff Erickson joins the podcast to discuss how fantasy football is played, and how it could be played better. Sponsored by Extra Point Press.  more »

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Around the NFL: Jacksonville receivers

Jacksonville’s wide receivers, I think, are the most confusing positional group in the league. Lots of different candidates, and it’s hard to lock in on any one guy with any confidence he’ll even be one of the top 2 on his own team.   more »

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