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Mailbag: August 24, 2016

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition: Do quarterbacks benefit from home-field advantage? Whatever happened to T.Y. Hilton? And Thomas Rawls? And how does one decide on the best draft position? more »

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Factoid: Vontae Davis

Colts cover corner Vontae Davis has a significant ankle injury; he's going to miss the first month of the season, at a minimum. It's a blow to the Indianapolis defense, certainly, as Davis has shown shutdown ability at times. At times.   more »

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Trivia: August 24, 2016

Todd Bowles, Hue Jackson and Dan Quinn all have won the only openers they’ve coached. Setting those guys aside, what active coach has been the best in opening day games (with a 6-1 record)? answer »

Podcast: August 23 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and host Justin Eleff discuss Week 2 of the preseason and the full-season prospects of the Atlanta Falcons.  more »

Factoid: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

You would think it would be easy for NFL teams to scout kickers. You look at how accurate he’s been in college, measure his leg strength, and run him through a few confirmation drills. But there seems to be some difference between the college and pro games. Some of the balls aren’t as friendly, and there can be an adjustment period with snaps and holds.   more »

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Factoid: Kenjon Barner

Kenjon Barner has had a solid preseason for the Eagles, and with Wendell Smallwood hurt, he seems likely to open the season as the No. 2 running back behind Ryan Mathews. If so, he'll continue a recent stretch of serviceable to solid sixth-round picks.   more »

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Trivia: August 23, 2016

In 1970, what college football team had two future Hall of Fame players on its roster who would both be selected by the same NFL team and both play almost all of their pro careers with that team? answer »

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Poll: August 22, 2016

Which rookie quarterback should be chosen first in a dynasty league?

Jared Goff, Rams (0%)
Carson Wentz, Eagles (0%)
Paxton Lynch, Broncos (0%)
Dak Prescott, Cowboys (0%)

Factoid: Dak Prescott

At what point in a dynasty format do you select Dak Prescott before the likes of Jared Goff and Carson Wentz? The way Prescott has been ripping it up in the preseason, you’ve got to think about it.   more »

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Andy Richardson: The Wright choice in dynasty

I'm in a couple of dynasty leagues, and it's possible I talk about them too much, but it's nice to be able to discuss adds and drops before anybody (or most of us) have had our annual league drafts. And in one of them, I've been dealing with what I'll call the Kendall Wright problem.   more »

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Trivia: August 22, 2016

What member of the last undefeated NCAA (Division I) basketball team was also selected in the NFL draft? This athlete played safety for his college football team but never played in the NFL. answer »

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Fantasy Index Cheat Sheet Update: The newest Fantasy Index Cheat Sheet is available now

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

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Scheduletron: Strength of schedule

I posted the poll question earlier in the week, asking which offense would score the fewest touchdowns this year. The 49ers, I was surprised, finished in first (well, last). To me that won’t happen, given Chip Kelly’s ability to run an up-tempo offense and construct a viable running game.  more »

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Around the NFL: Melvin Gordon

It's Year 2 of the Melvin Gordon era in San Diego, and it doesn't look like anyone should be rushing out to select him as a fantasy starter. He made some headlines by catching a pass and going 44 yards for a touchdown in the exhibition opener, but that's about it for highlights.   more »

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Trivia: August 21, 2016

What is the largest state (by population) that does not have an NFL franchise playing home games inside its borders? answer »

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