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Factoid: NFC West is the best

There's a lot to be said for reliability in fantasy football. Everyone doesn't have to be a star, but the fewer that totally go bust, the better. In the realm of fantasy defenses, your best bets over the past four seasons to be steady performers both hail from the NFC West.  more »

Trivia: May 29, 2016

What are the only two current NFL teams that never in their history have had a No. 1 overall pick in the draft play for them? (They need not have drafted the player – he could be obtained via trade, waivers or free agency). answer »

Ian Allan: Shaughnessy's Law

Shaughnessy’s Law spells out that wherever a player happens to be selected in a draft, his slot isn’t his position remains constant. That is, if a running back is the 8th runner chosen, it doesn’t matter so much if he were selected in the second, third or fourth round – he’s still the 8th running back chosen.  more »

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Factoid: First to near-worst

We like to think we can predict things with some degree of accuracy, in every fantasy arena. But there are always exceptions that prove what a guessing game we're involved in, none more so than the 2015 Buffalo Bills defense.  more »

Trivia: May 28, 2016

What two teams participated in the first Super Bowl held indoors? answer »

Factoid: Connor Cook

I was surprised Connor Cook lasted until the fourth round. I think most people were. The general feeling was that he would go in either the second or third. Eventually the Raiders traded up and got him, figuring to develop behind behind Derek Carr.   more »

Factoid: Eddie Lacy / 2013 running backs

Eddie Lacy is on the list of potential bounce-back running backs. Not that he was horrible last year, but he was overweight and didn't live up to expectations. Now he's been working out and taking off the weight, and has a chance to reward fantasy teams who select him.   more »

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Trivia: May 27, 2016

What was the original name of the Detroit Lions? answer »

Factoid: Paul Perkins

A reader raised an interesting point a few weeks back. I didn’t make a note of his name. He pointed out that since running backs are being drafted later, shouldn’t we consider a second-round pick to be more of a first-round guy? And isn’t a fourth-rounder now more of a guy who would have gone in the second round previously? I thought it was an interesting point.   more »

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Around the NFL: Ryan Fitzpatrick

Seldom has a mediocre journeyman quarterback had so much fantasy significance. But it's going to a major concern for several high-quality players if the Jets don't reach some sort of compromise with Ryan Fitzpatrick soon.   more »

Trivia: May 26, 2016

Who holds the record by scoring a touchdown in 18 consecutive games? answer »

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Scheduletron: Strength of schedule

I was just working on the Experts Poll for the magazine. That’s the feature where we have 20 different fantasy analysts submit a top 20 at each position, average the results, and see what the order of players is. One of the participants is Justin Eleff, who’ll be the main guy on the Fantasy Index Podcast this year.   more »

Trivia: May 25, 2016

Who are the only two quarterbacks who have both won Super Bowls (as starters) and also were the only players from their university ever selected in the first round of the draft? answer »

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Around the NFL: Tyler Eifert

Is it reasonable to handcuff your No. 1 tight end? Those who draft Tyler Eifert can at least consider that, since Eifert isn't certain to be ready for the start of the season.   more »

Factoid: Dwayne Allen

We did the Mock Auction thing on Sunday, and I picked up Dwayne Allen as one of my tight ends. I like that Coby Fleener is no longer there. Allen is their clear tight end now, and they saw they’re going to use him. I think he’ll be a top-10 tight end.  more »

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