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Factoid: The Vanishing Interception

Quarterbacks and passing games are getting better, and rule changes are more quarterback-friendly all the time. Whichever you choose to give more credit to, teams are putting up better passing numbers than ever before. Accordingly, defenses aren't having as much success against those passing games, not only in terms of yards allowed, but also in terms of interceptions.   more »

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Trivia: August 2, 2015

Who are the only two coaches (both no longer active) who won over 170 career games but had losing records in the playoffs? answer »

Factoid: Ameer Abdullah

Ameer Abdullah is getting some love. He’s speedy and quick, and he busted a lot of long runs at Nebraska. And Joique Bell is banged up after offseason surgeries on his knee and Achilles. Could this second-rounder be the surprise rookie?   more »

Factoid: Bishop Sankey

Bishop Sankey had a pretty unimpressive rookie season. The starting job was basically there for the taking -- he only had to beat out Shonn Greene -- but it was midseason before he got more than 10 carries in a game. And he didn't do a whole lot with those carries.   more »

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Trivia: August 1, 2015

What are the only three teams that in Super Bowls have been designated the home team and chosen to wear white uniforms? answer »

Podcast: NFC South Preview

Maybe the most QB rich division - but not necessarily led by the player you'd expect.  more »

Fantasy News: Fantasy Index Open

The Fantasy Index Open competition is back – your chance to show that you’re the most knowledgeable prognosticator in all the land. This is the contest where you submit a top 20 at each position. At the end of the season, we grade all of the selections and crown a champion.   more »

Mailbag: July 31, 2015

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition. If Tom Brady is missing four games, how do we calculate his fantasy value? Why handcuff running backs are worth more than they're actually worth. Doubling up on sacks with defenses. And the sneaky value of Brandon LaFell. more »


Around the NFL: Jaguars receivers

The Jaguars had a lesser passing offense a year ago, not to mention a young one. Rookie quarterback, and a trio of rookie wide receivers behind Cecil Shorts III. Those second-year players will now need to step up for the team to make an impact in fantasy leagues.   more »


Trivia: July 31, 2015

Since the start of the common draft in 1967, who are the only four offensive tackles to be selected No. 1 overall? answer »

Around the NFL: C'mon, Richardsons

First there was Trent Richardson, disappointing other Richardsons of the world by not living up to his lofty draft status and rookie promise. And now Sheldon Richardson, a star on the field, is having trouble staying out of trouble off it.   more »


Factoid: Defenses

I’m not a big fan of scoring systems that give bonuses for shutouts. There just aren’t enough of them. The way the NFL game is structured nowadays, it’s really hard for a defense to keep an opponent from scoring for an entire game.   more »


Trivia: July 30, 2015

Len Dawson and Johnny Unitas are both Hall of Famers. What team originally drafted (and unloaded) both of these men, before they spent the bulk of their careers with the Chiefs and Colts, respectively? answer »

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Ask the Experts: Which 2015 rookie are you most intrigued by this preseason?

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly from training camp through Super Bowl with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them: Which incoming rookie are you most looking forward to watching this preseason?  more »

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Around the NFL: Big Fun?

The track record of big, slow wideouts isn't particularly good in the NFL, but that didn't stop Kelvin Benjamin a year ago, and maybe it won't stop Devin Funchess, either. Carolina drafted Funchess in the second round, and just maybe he'll start right away.   more »


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