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Fantasy Baseball Index: Beware of 'Just Enough' Home Runs

ESPN's Home Run Tracker (formerly known as Hit Tracker Online) is a fun site. It lets you look at all kinds of information about home runs hit in MLB, going all the way back to 2006...  more »

Factoid: NFL draft

It’s an unusually good year for tight ends in the draft. O.J. Howard will be selected in the first round, and he might be joined for a few others.  more »

Around the NFL: Benny Cunningham

Sometimes the second wave of free agency is as interesting as the first. That's when players sign for less money and less fanfare, but you never know -- there's opportunity with those players in fantasy leagues. They won't be coveted in drafts, but could wind up being usable pieces.   more »


Trivia: March 23, 2017

What's the only franchise that's had five different quarterbacks put together seasons with 30-plus touchdowns? (Touchdowns includes both passing and rushing, and for the four in the Super Bowl Era, they all had at least 2 TD runs). answer »

Fantasy Baseball Index: The new Fantasy Baseball Index Cheat Sheet is available

Get simple one-page cheat sheets for mixed, AL-only and NL-only drafts, plus fantasy depth charts, stat projections, and extensive team-by-team analysis.   more »

Factoid: Philadelphia Eagles

The tendency is to believe the Cowboys and Eagles have solved the quarterback position for the foreseeable future, and maybe they have. Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz did a lot of good things last year. But looking at the career arcs of previous quarterbacks, I get a little more nervous about those guys.  more »


Andy Richardson: Mike Williams

In the movie Office Space, programmer Michael Bolton is asked why he doesn't go by "Mike" to avoid comparisons with the singer. He responds, "Why should I change? He's the one who sucks." I think of that when I consider Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams, who will be one of the first pass catchers drafted next month.   more »

Trivia: March 22, 2017

What are the only three teams that in this century that have selected four wide receivers with first-round picks? answer »

Factoid: Bounce-back receivers

A lot of wide receivers this season are coming off lousy years. Brandon Marshall, DeAndre Hopkins and Allen Robinson, most notably, all were really good two years ago, and they all fell really short of expectations last year. Can any of these guys rebound?  more »


Around the NFL: Josh McCown

The Jets have signed Josh McCown, and although the guaranteed money isn't huge for a starting quarterback in today's NFL ($6 million), it's pretty much a given he'll be the Week 1 starting quarterback on a rebuilding team. But in Week 2 or 3? The Jets will need to have somebody else ready to go.   more »


Trivia: March 21, 2017

What’s the only team that’s had two different players go over 250 receiving yards in a game this century? answer »

Factoid: Minnesota Vikings

Stefon Diggs caught 84 passes last year, but with just 3 TDs. What are we supposed to make of this? Are we to assume the low touchdown number is an aberration? When a player is catching a bunch of balls, is the correct course to project that will even out, with the touchdown coming the following year?  more »


Factoid: Leonte Carroo

There's a story about Leonte Carroo in the Miami Herald; the Dolphins' third-round pick a year ago. He seemed to be in line for a potential increased role if the team let Kenny Stills walk in free agency, but Stills was re-signed, joining Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker atop the depth chart. Obviously, it's not a positive for Carroo doing anything in 2017.   more »

Trivia: March 20, 2017

The Texans have never used a first-round pick on a running back. What other four teams have gone over 25 straight years without selecting a running back in the first round? answer »

Factoid: Rookie receivers

Yesterday I took a brief look at the tendency of heralded rookie wide receivers to fall short of expectations. Despite expectations and hopes, a good chunk of the rookie receivers putting up big numbers are players who weren’t as coveted coming out of the draft.   more »

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