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Poll: August 28, 2016

Which last-place team is most likely to win its division?

Miami Dolphins (0%)
Cleveland Browns (0%)
Tennessee Titans (0%)
San Diego Chargers (0%)
Dallas Cowboys (0%)
Chicago Bears (0%)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0%)
San Francisco 49ers (0%)

Around the NFL: LAY OF THE LAND

As we’re walking into our drafts, we need to keep in mind the big-picture reality that many of these teams will be radically different this year. That is, at least a few of the teams that were really good last year will have lousy years, and at least a few of the seemingly crappy teams will be big surprises.   more »

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Around the NFL: Andrew Luck

The Colts gave Andrew Luck a huge contract in the offseason, and they've used a lot of recent draft picks to try and upgrade the offensive line and protect him. So far, though, it doesn't look like they've succeeded.   more »

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Trivia: August 28, 2016

What was the last team to play in a Super Bowl wearing jerseys with no player names? answer »

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Around the NFL: Miami Dolphins

Jordan Cameron keeps dropping passes. He dropped a touchdown at Dallas a week ago. He dropped a third-down pass against Atlanta, and he failed to catch another potential touchdown in the Falcons game.  more »

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Around the NFL: Josh Gordon

Most fantasy teams will willingly take LeVeon Bell in the second round (or perhaps the first) even knowing he'll miss the first three games of the season. That's the kind of difference-maker he is when on the field. So how early do you draft Josh Gordon?  more »

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Trivia: August 27, 2016

What player’s only reception (of his entire career) went for a 34-yard touchdown in a Super Bowl? Hint: this wide receiver didn’t play college football; he was a basketball player at Austin Peay. answer »

Mailbag: August 26, 2016

Ian Allan answers your fantasy questions. In this edition: Comparing Fantasy Index rankings to the ADP data. Dance with what brung ya (or play the matchups)? And exploring the merits of targeting the LeVeon-DeAngelo tandem. more »

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Podcast: August 26 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Justin Eleff talks draft and auction strategy, including why you should consider breaking the bank for Randolph Horowitz.  more »

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Factoid: Sixth-round wide receivers

A couple of days ago I took a look at recent sixth-round running backs, like possible Ryan Mathews handcuff Kenjon Barner. More than a third of those guys have become relatively significant NFL players, either starters (Latavius Murray, Alfred Morris) or solid No. 2s (Spencer Ware, James Starks).  more »

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Trivia: August 26, 2016

What player caught a league-high 25 passes in the preseason last year -- 8 more than any other player. That included a league-high 4 TD catches. This player caught 8 passes and 2 TDs in this first two weeks of the preseason this year. He scored 2 TDs in the regular season last year -- one on a kickoff return and the other on a 71-yard bomb in Week 17. answer »

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Viva Murillo!: Are you Ready to F.A.I.L.?

As you head into your draft, I want to share a few last-minute tips that might give you an edge. I've condensed them into a handy acronym: F.A.I.L. Clever, right? Okay, so from a marketing standpoint it needs some work. A lot of work. It's certainly not as good as the D.E.N.N.I.S. system from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." I'll touch it up later. But for now, it could help you make better decisions. So give them a try.   more »

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Fantasy Index Cheat Sheet Update: The latest Fantasy Index Cheat Sheet is available now.

We have posted the Thursday night rankings update, based on our latest projections. It has been e-mailed directly to subscribers, and custom rankings on the website have been updated as well...  more »

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Podcast: Latest episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and host Justin Eleff go deep on the Ravens and Seahawks, then double back to the doubled-over running game in Miami.  more »

Fantasy News: Total offensive touchdowns

When putting together a draft board, part of the deal is getting the big picture right. You must identify the teams that are heading up, and which ones will be disappointments. You have to have a general idea of what offenses are going to do.   more »

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