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Ian Allan: Injury risk players

How do you measure risk versus reward? Do you select players coming off serious injuries? As we reach the halfway point of the season, let’s look back at the top dozen injury candidates from August.  more »

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Fantasy Index Weekly: The Week 8 edition of Fantasy Index Weekly is available

HOUSTON (vs Detroit) Relative to what we thought it would do in the preseason, Houston's offense has been the most disappointing in the league -- next-to-last in scoring, and only three teams have ...  more »

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Around the NFL: Crumpled up Bills

Buffalo won in New England in Week 4, but the Patriots now have Tom Brady back, and few expect the Bills to win their matchup in Buffalo this week. But just maybe they'll score some points in a losing effort. Tricky part is figuring out who will be out there.   more »


Trivia: October 26, 2016

Who's the only quarterback in NFL history who's lost games (as a starter) in three different countries? This player is a former first-round pick who's on a current NFL roster. answer »

Podcast: October 25 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Strange days for the podcast; Justin Eleff praises Davante Adams and recommends trading your best players.  more »


Fantasy Index Redrafter: The new Fantasy Index Redrafter Cheat Sheet is available now.

The Redrafter includes season-long rankings, as if your league were to start over from scratch and re-draft all players. Totally overhauled after the Week 7 games were completed, the Redrafter Cheat Sheet is perfect for evaluating season-long moves including trades and free agent pickups.  more »

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Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

If you’re a fan of strength of schedule, keep your eyes on the Broncos, Dolphins and Cardinals. They’re the teams that should be seeing the weakest defenses in the next month. For Washington, Cincinnati and Philadelphia, meanwhile, it should be tough sailing ahead.   more »

Factoid: Storming off to Buffalo

The Bills defense has come together, leading the team to four straight wins before collapsing in Miami last week. That included a shutout of this week's opponent, the Patriots. But New England didn't have Tom Brady for that game, and Brady and company have been very good up in Buffalo in recent years.   more »


Trivia: October 25, 2016

Matt Bryant is 3 points short of trying Morten Andersen as Atlanta’s all-time leading scorer (with 806 career points). Of all of the other teams that have existed for all 51 seasons of the Super Bowl era, what are the only other two franchises that don’t have a 1,000-point scorer? These teams are in the same division, and the answer will surprise you. answer »


Factoid: Running backs

As we near the halfway point of the season, three running backs are on pace to finish with over 2,000 yards. Two you know all about. One is more of an under-the-radar player.   more »

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Andy Richardson: A Day of Football

Anybody else need a hug? No, I'm not talking about that AMC show. I'm talking about actually watching all of the brutal Arizona-Seattle game last night. Or starting Mike Gillislee. Or believing the reports that LeSean McCoy would be a-OK. Or any number of frustrating occurrences from yesterday's crop of NFL games.   more »


Trivia: October 24, 2016

In the Super Bowl Era, who's the only man who's served as the head coach for six different NFL teams? Three of these stops were of the interim variety -- 3-4 games as a replacement coach answer »

Factoid: San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco’s run defense is really struggling. Six weeks in a row it’s allowed a 100-yard rusher, and half of those guys are players who weren’t even starters on opening day – Fozzy Whittaker (who got his yards off the bench), Christine Michael and Jacquizz Rodgers. Rodgers wasn’t even on a roster on opening day.   more »

Factoid: Seahawks-Cardinals

We tend to think of Seattle’s defense as being better at home, helped along by one of the loudest crowds in the league. But that’s not the case. The Seahawks actually have tended to be a little more stingy away from home.   more »

Around the NFL: McCoy likely to be active

It's not official; that will be an hour from now, when the team releases its official inactives. But early-morning reports from national football writers have LeSean McCoy (hamstring) expected to be active for today's Bills-Dolphins game.   more »


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