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Around the NFL: Sunday morning injury updates

Once the inactives start rolling in, there's more clarity about which players can at least be entirely disregarded with tough lineup decisions. An hour before kickoff, there are a bunch of those players officially inactive, making the remaining options stronger.   more »

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Factoid: Kicking butt (part 2)

I posted a Factoid earlier in the week, showing how a bunch of kickers are scoring a lot of points. Seven teams are on pace to score over 149 kicking points, and Greg Zuerlein and Ryan Succop look like they might challenge the all-time scoring record for kickers.  more »

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Trivia: October 22, 2017

Carolina plays Chicago today. Who is the only player who's scored touchdowns for both of these teams in Super Bowl games? answer »

NFL Injury Report: Monday night injuries

Good news for those hoping to start Alshon Jeffery on Monday night. Washington has ruled out cornerback Josh Norman. That makes it more likely Jeffery will have a big night. (When Norman is healthy and on his game, that’s a matchup the Eagles probably would shy away from; when Carson Wentz threw for 307 yards and 2 TDs at Washington back in Week 1, Jeffery caught only 3 passes for 38 yards.)   more »

24 Hours 'Til Sunday: Snapshot previews of all the games

Every Saturday morning, I'll take a quick look at all the week's games, offering my own take on what I think will happen, as well as touching on significant injury news since our Weekly came out. I'll check in every so often over the course of the day to answer questions, too.  more »

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Trivia: October 21, 2017

What are the only two pairs of teams that have met three years in a row in conference championship games? answer »

Fantasy Index Weekly: The Friday night Weekly supplement is available now

Get the revised rankings and team updates for Week 7 games. Fantasy Index Weekly rankings and updates are accessible to customers who've purchased The Fantasy Index SuperFanatic newsletter package, the full-season Fantasy Index Weekly subscription, or the stand-alone issue for this week.   more »

NFL Injury Report: The injury report compiled after Friday's practices is posted

Daily team-by-team injury reports published by the NFL media office. Click through to download the PDF edition. . . . Week 7 injury report - Friday edition   more »

Andy Richardson: Punt and kick returners

When deciding between a couple of close fantasy defenses, I like to go with the one where I think there's a chance of a guy taking a punt or kickoff back for a touchdown. There aren't many teams that qualify nowadays. But some are better than others.   more »

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Podcast: October 20 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

A day after Kansas City and Oakland play the wildest game of the week (it has to be, right?), Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview the rest of Week 7. Sponsored by Fantasy Index Blackout.  more »

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Mailbag: October 20, 2017

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition: Injured players who should be showing up on your fantasy radar. Do you start a good wide receiver with a bad matchup (or a bad wide receiver with a good matchup)? Is Nelson Agholor for real? And what's up with Willie Snead? more »

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Andy Richardson: Week 7 Blackout Picks

It would be wrong of me to brag about my performance in last week's Fantasy Index Blackout competition. After all, I'd done poorly enough to this point that people were starting to talk. So finishing in the top 8% with a score of 178 is nothing I should feel compelled to crow about. Just smile and nod and move on to Week 7.   more »

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Trivia: October 20, 2017

When the Jets played at Miami in 1980, they won 24-17. Who did NBC use on its broadcast team in that game?” answer »

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Podcast: October 19 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff look back on Week 6 and talk through injured quarterbacks, fluid running back situations and whether there are any good teams in the AFC. Sponsored by DraftKings.  more »

Factoid: Derek Carr against Kansas City

I’m not confident about Derek Carr turning things around tonight. He’s been playing pretty poorly, and he’s facing a defense that seems to have a good feel for how to play against him. Andy Reid took the Kansas City job in 2013, and he’s 7-1 against Oakland.   more »

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