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Scheduletron: Strength of schedule for rushing, passing

The Bucs were pretty terrible last year – 2-14 – but quick turnarounds are always possible in today’s NFL. Rosters turn over quickly, and teams can benefit greatly from playing softer schedules. In the case of Tampa Bay, it projects to play the easiest schedule in the team.   more »

Factoid: Brownout

Last year only 6 teams scored fewer offensive touchdowns than Cleveland (29). With the bulk of free agency behind us, it doesn't look as if the Browns will be climbing up those rankings in 2015.   more »

Trivia: March 27, 2015

What were the names of the Denver receivers who referred to themselves as the "Three Amigos"? (For extra credit, named the actors who starred in the movie of the same name.) answer »

Factoid: Elite tight ends

There have been some nice tight ends over the last 20 years. Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, Shannon Sharpe and Jason Witten have had a lot of good reasons. But Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham have raised things to a new level.   more »

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Trivia: March 26, 2015

Since the AFL was formed in 1960, how many of its eight franchises have kept the same name every year? answer »

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Trivia: March 25, 2015

What was the "Bert Bell Benefit Bowl", held between 1960 and 1969? answer »

Factoid: Tight ends

Those who’ve been playing fantasy football for a few years have seen an explosion in production by tight ends. More teams have guys with some receiving ability at that position, and they’re being used more than in the past.   more »

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Andy Richardson: Mock Drafts

Is it too early for mock drafts? To be honest, while I think most football fans like mock drafts, I'm not sure most fantasy owners are that interested. Even those in dynasty leagues care about the players only when they actually end up somewhere, not before.   more »

Factoid: Bell & Murray

DeMarco Murray and LeVeon Bell had great seasons last year. Nobody who selected either of those guys regretted it. But considering the kind of yards those running backs piled up, they were mild disappointments as scorers.   more »

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Trivia: March 24, 2015

Who holds the record for most consecutive games with at least 100 yards rushing? answer »

Fantasy Baseball Index: Fantasy Baseball: Potential Rookie Game Changers for 2015

Everyone is looking for the “next big thing” on draft day. We see this reflected in draft day prices already, with Cubs phenom Kris Bryant going for $18 in the Tout Wars NL-only league on Sunday despite the fact that he will start the season in the minors. The following is a list of some rookies to watch on draft day.   more »

Factoid: Goal-line receiving

When you’re putting together a fantasy roster, it’s always nice to have wide receivers who are good around the end zone. There are guys who get used more than others around the goal line, and there are some who have a better feel for how to work that area of the field.  more »

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Factoid: Sacks and Turnovers

When ranking defenses in most fantasy scoring systems, we tend to be particularly interested in teams that record a lot of sacks. Not only because of the fantasy points from sacks, but under the belief that teams that rack up a lot of sacks tend to also do well in another key defensive scoring component, takeaways. That's the theory anyway. But is it true?  more »

Trivia: March 23, 2015

Mike Evans and Odell Beckham Jr. both caught 12 TDs last year. In the modern era, who are the only two receivers who have caught even more touchdowns in their first season? answer »

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