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Around the NFL: Tavon Austin sighting

Tavon Austin hasn’t been able to get his career off the ground yet, but it might be a little too soon to write him off entirely. He’s getting a fresh start in Dallas, and Dak Prescott says he likes what he sees.   more »

Ask the Experts: Who is your favorite late-round sleeper?

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly from training camp through the Super Bowl with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them: Who is your favorite late-round sleeper?  more »

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Trivia: August 16, 2018

Continuing what we started yesterday (with Alfred Morris). What player ran for the most yards in a single season without running for a touchdown? The player was the 4th pick of the draft in 1976. A knee injury sidelined him for his entire rookie season. For a different team, he ran for 956 yards in 1978. He caught a league-high 82 passes in 1979. With yet another franchise, he went to two Super Bowls. answer »

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Podcast: August 15 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Jeff Erickson joins the podcast to discuss how fantasy football is played, and how it could be played better. Sponsored by Extra Point Press.  more »

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Around the NFL: Jacksonville receivers

Jacksonville’s wide receivers, I think, are the most confusing positional group in the league. Lots of different candidates, and it’s hard to lock in on any one guy with any confidence he’ll even be one of the top 2 on his own team.   more »

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Around the NFL: Bad Penny

Headline writers, they're the worst. But Seattle's top draft pick, a curious selection from the get-go, will miss "some time" due to a hand injury that includes a broken finger. Considering he was working firmly behind Chris Carson anyway, and the season is just 26 days away, you can pretty much forget him starting in Week 1.   more »

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Trivia: August 15, 2018

Alfred Morris is joining the 49ers. In 2015 Morris ran for 751 yards but with only one touchdown. Who are the last three other running backs to run for that many yards without scoring any rushing touchdowns? All three, remarkably, started their careers with the same franchise. One was a first-round pick in 1993. One was a fourth-rounder in 1998. The most obscure made it as an undrafted player out of Massachusetts in 2001. answer »

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Around the NFL: 49ers sign Alfred Morris

I am an Alfred Morris fan. He made us look good back in 2012. He was just a sixth-round pick, but he worked his way up the depth chart in August. I remember a home game with the Colts, when they trotted him out with the first-unit offense and he really nailed down the starting job. We jacked him way up on our board, all of our subscribers drafted him, and he delivered big time, running for 1,613 yards and 13 TDs.  more »

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Around the NFL: Eagles wide receivers

Alshon Jeffery underwent offseason shoulder surgery and is currently on the PUP list. A report yesterday indicated he could stay there into the regular season, which would keep him out for the first six games, making him essentially undraftable. And increasing the value of the team's other pass catchers.   more »

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Viva Murillo!: Better Late Than Whenever

Some of you are the proud owners of a shiny new roster. Untested (and therefore undefeated), you probably have visions of the starters living up to their potential, the backups providing great depth and value, and your late-round fliers panning out. And maybe all that will happen. Unless you drafted Derrius Guice, of course. That was a wasted pick. Fortunately, Saquon Barkley's injury doesn't look serious. Jerick McKinnon is probably okay, too. But here's the problem: That was from just the first week of the preseason and some practices. What's going to happen over the next couple of weeks to derail your roster before you even play the first game? What's the point of drafting so early if you can't even play week 1 with the guys you wanted?   more »

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Trivia: August 14, 2018

What undrafted free agent running back caught 30 passes in the preseason in 2012? This player is still in the league. He has caught passes for five different teams in the last three years. answer »

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Podcast: August 13 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff run down Week 1 of the NFL preseason: fallout from the Derrius Guice injury (and several lesser injuries), players who impressed and failed to impress, what to watch for next. Sponsored by EZDraft.  more »

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Factoid: Preseason rushing, part 2

As a followup, Yaesha Newman wanted to see how preseason stars tended to perform in the regular season. That is, when a running back is piling up yards in the practice game, is that a sign said player will be a star? (Should we all be using last-round picks on Chris Warren?)   more »

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System Status: Fantasy Index custom rankings issue has been resolved

Early this afternoon we experienced a technical problem that caused errors when customers attempted to display their custom rankings. We have resolved the problem, and the system is now operating ...  more »

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