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Factoid: Cincinnati Bengals

A.J. Green is supposed to be one of the game's super-elite receivers -- a Megatron or Larry Fitzgerald type of guy. But he's surprisingly not been all that good around the end zone. That's what the numbers suggest, anyway.  more »

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Factoid: Robert Griffin III

If Robert Griffin III is going to get his career back on track, he can start by making sure the ball comes out on time. Way too often last year, he got caught trying to scramble around rather than either making the correct throw or simply throwing it away.   more »

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Factoid: NFL defenses: points allowed

Earlier this week we looked at how fantasy defenses perform from year-to-year; specifically, if the top fantasy defense one year could be counted on to be very good a year later. In scoring systems dependent only on sacks, turnovers, and defensive touchdowns, there's considerable year-to-year variance.   more »

Trivia: April 1, 2015

Who was the first sitting U.S. President to attend a regular season NFL game? answer »

Factoid: Odell Beckham Jr.

Who’s on board to take Odell Beckham Jr. with a first-round pick? He looked awfully special last year, and the track record for wide receivers to repeat is pretty good. He’s not as proven as the other elite receiver candidates, but I expect he’ll be one of the first three or four wide receivers selected in every draft this year.   more »

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Trivia: March 31, 2015

When the 16-member NFL merged with the 10-member AFL, which three NFL franchises were sent to the American Football Conference? answer »

Fantasy Baseball Index: Best $1 Investments

Sometimes we like to make drafts and auctiion strategy sound complicated, but in the end leagues are won by making the most profit on your investments. Of course, you need balance in your categories in roto leagues, but profiting the most on your players is really what it boils down to in the end. Here’s a look at some flyers in mixed and single leagues that can win you a championship this season.  more »

Factoid: Giants running backs

The Giants signed Shane Vereen, and I think a big part of the thinking there is his receiving ability. They have two other competent backs (Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams) but neither catches the ball like Vereen. In New England, they tended to get him outside, where he’s dynamite when matched up against certain linebackers.   more »

Factoid: J.J. Watt

Few would dispute J.J. Watt's credentials as the last year's defensive MVP; he earned some votes for NFL MVP, as well. That carried over to the fantasy realm, where he was the best individual defensive player by a wide margin.  more »

Trivia: March 30, 2015

Howard Cosell sparked a controversy in 1983 by referring to what player as a "little monkey"? answer »

Factoid: Red zone scoring efficiency

I don’t understand Oakland’s offense. On the one hand, the team was terrible and the offense was terrible; on that, everyone is in agreement. So how was it that the Raiders, at least statistically, had the best red-zone offense in the league last year. Seriously.   more »

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Factoid: Top fantasy defense, one year later

The Philadelphia Eagles had the top fantasy defense last season, in a scoring system that awards 1 point for sacks, 2 points for turnovers, and 6 points for touchdowns...  more »

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Trivia: March 29, 2015

What running back was the first NFL player to publicly admit he was gay? answer »

Factoid: Draft tidbit

In researching a trivia question (one that was too hard and obscure to use) I notice that only one school has had two players with the same name selected in the same draft. That is, same first name, same last name, and drafted into the NFL the same year. Weird.   more »

Factoid: Best Fantasy D: Patriots

With that fourth Super Bowl title in hand, few would dispute that the Patriots have been the best team of the current era...  more »

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