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Fantasy News: James White

We did the Mock Auction for the magazine the other night. I did just OK. I messed up a couple of things – caught driving the price up a few times, and froze up and didn’t bid on a few guys. My team’s OK.   more »

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Factoid: Geno Smith

New Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey says that there's no quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick. "Right now, Geno is the starter, and the way we expect it to be," he said. So Smith should be behind center in Week 1.   more »

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Trivia: May 21, 2015

Who are the only two players to score more than 3 TDs in a playoff game? One of these players scored 5 TDs, and the other scored 4. The games occurred 20 years apart. answer »

Factoid: Placekickers

The NFL has altered the extra point. It’s moving them back to the 15-yard line, meaning they’ll be like a 32- or 33-yard field goal. They’ll re-assess this rule at the end of the season (then likely keep it for future years). I posted some numbers last week in which I speculated the success rate would be about 95-96 percent.   more »

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Andy Richardson: No country for old men

I participated in the 2015 Lindy's Sports experts fantasy draft last night. It's the mock that will run in their annual preseason magazine, and I've been representing Fantasy Football Index in it for several years now.   more »

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Trivia: May 20, 2015

Since the merger in 1970, in only two years have quarterbacks been selected with the first, second and third picks of the draft. What were the years, and who were the quarterbacks? answer »

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Ian Allan: 4.5 or 4.6? Or does it matter?

Do we all make too much of 40 times? It’s nice if a guy runs a 4.4, and it’s worrying if he runs a 4.6, but in a lot of cases it doesn’t ultimately seem to matter. Jerry Rice, most famously, ran a 4.6 back in the ‘80s.   more »

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Factoid: Super Bowl hangover

The Patriots are coming off a Super Bowl win, but their defense (along with their reputation) has taken some hits in the offseason. Three of its top cornerbacks are gone, as is nose tackle Vince Wilfork. Is this a defense to count on in the fantasy world anymore?   more »

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Trivia: May 19, 2015

What coaching legend invented the end-around, the huddle and the tackling dummy? answer »

Factoid: Joseph Randle

What do we make of Joseph Randle? He’s got the opportunity to maybe be something special for the Cowboys. They’ve got an opening at running back, and he was very effective last year (albeit with limited carries).   more »

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Around the NFL: Cordarrelle Patterson

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me? At around this time last year, Cordarrelle Patterson was going to be a breakout performer for the Minnesota Vikings. That didn't happen, but some around the Vikings are singing the same song again this year.   more »

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Trivia: May 18, 2015

Who holds the record for most receptions by a rookie in a season? answer »

Factoid: Travis Kelce

I don’t think the NFL makes enough use of the “target” stat. Those stats are provided in the game-by-game stat releases, but they don’t get included in the season-long presentations of the individual numbers. They’re telling numbers, I think; they help in the understanding of how a player is performing.   more »

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Trivia: May 17, 2015

Who are the only two players who have exceeded 1,000 yards in both rushing and receiving in a single season? answer »

Around the NFL: Matt Jones / Third-round running backs

Alfred Morris is the man in Washington's backfield, but he comes off a down season, and we know he won't be on the field in passing situations and on third downs. That makes third-rounder Matt Jones a player to keep in mind in the late-round, handcuff running back stages of fantasy drafts.   more »

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