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Factoid: Giants Defense

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was involved in a fireworks mishap over the weekend. Initial reports were scary, but more recent updates have indicated that he should be OK. That would be a relief not only for him but the Giants defense, which has benefited from his disruptive presence.   more »

Trivia: July 6, 2015

Who are the only four coaches to win division titles with three different teams? answer »

Scheduletron: Strength of schedule

Some fantasy leaguers like to look at schedules, particularly late in the year. Anything to get a slight advantage in those keep matchups during the fantasy postseason. With that, I offer the 1 thru 32 listings of strength of schedule for just Weeks 13-16.  more »

Factoid: Year two tight ends

In the past we've talked about how rookie tight ends have fared in their first seasons -- not very well. Since Jeremy Shockey in 2002, only one rookie has even reached 600 receiving yards. So no reason to worry about quiet seasons from the likes of Eric Ebron and Jace Amaro.   more »

Trivia: July 5, 2015

Eleven quarterbacks have thrown more than 40 TD passes in a season. Who are the only two of these who did it for teams that didn’t make the playoffs? answer »

Fantasy News: Fanex Analysis Draft

The Fanex Analysis Draft has ended. Finally. And as part of the post-op, I’ll take a quick look at the other franchises. I think I can tell who’ll win and who’ll tend to struggle, but we’ll find out for sure at the end of the year.  more »

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Around the NFL: Davante Adams

If you're looking to use a late-round pick on some young, No. 3 receiver who could come out of nowhere this year, you could do worse than considering Davante Adams. Worst-case scenario appears to be No. 3 wideout in an elite passing attack that uses mostly 3-wide receiver sets.   more »

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Trivia: July 4, 2015

Who are the only two quarterbacks who’ve been sacked 60-plus times in a season twice? answer »

Mailbag: July 3, 2015

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition: Which running back should be targeted in Dallas? Is Kelvin Benjamin too fat to be an elite wide receiver? And will Jimmy Graham help or hurt Russell Wilson's production? more »

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Around the NFL: Ladarius Green

Antonio Gates is down for the first four games of the season due to a league suspension. The heir apparent, Ladarius Green, stands to benefit. Based on other games when the Chargers have been without Gates in recent years, what should be expected from Green?   more »

Trivia: July 3, 2015

Among the 20 quarterbacks who’ve thrown for the most yards in NFL history, who are the only two who weren’t drafted? answer »

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Around the NFL: San Diego Chargers

Antonio Gates is down for the first four games of the season. He’s been suspended by the league for using performance-enhancing drugs.  more »

Fantasy News: Running backs and age

I have poked around the past few days with the weighing of age and production among wide receivers. The very best numbers at this position seem to come in the window of ages 25 to 29. That’s where the real playmakers tend to be. Now let’s take a similar quick look at running backs.  more »

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Around the NFL: Rob Housler

It's hard to get excited about the Browns passing game, with Josh McCown likely running things and Dwayne Bowe the nominal No. 1 receiver. But the lack of weapons at least suggests one or two players could dominate targets, and that makes Rob Housler a player to consider in deeper, TE-friendly fantasy leagues.   more »

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Trivia: July 2, 2015

The New York Giants popularized the Gatorade bath during their Super Bowl run during the 1986 season, with Harry Carson dousing Bill Parcells after each win. But what NFL coach, in the 1984 season, was the first to be showered with Gatorade after a game? answer »

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