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Mailbag: July 19, 2019

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition. Why it's best to take a pass on A.J. Green. Weighing the goal-line potential of the four elite running backs. The best handcuff running backs. And using multiple keeper slots on quarterbacks. more »


Around the NFL: No suspension for Tyreek Hill

If you were one of the people who selected Tyreek Hill late in a fantasy draft the last few months, congratulations. That mid- to late-round flier might produce a top-10 fantasy wideout. Probably top-5.   more »


Trivia: July 19, 2019

During the merger season of 1970, what three teams from the NFL agreed to join the 10 AFL franchises to form the new, 13-team “American Football Conference”? answer »


Factoid: DeSean Jackson

I’m not sure what to make of DeSean Jackson. On the one hand, he’s 32 – getting into the late stages of his career. But at the same time, Jackson doesn’t seem to have lost much burst.   more »


Factoid: Drew Lock

The Broncos signed Drew Lock yesterday, ensuring the young quarterback they've cast their lot with will be in the fold for training camp. Denver selected Lock in the second round, and they'll hope he works out better than the other quarterbacks they've selected in the first two rounds over the last decade: Tim Tebow (1st, 2010), Brock Osweiler (2nd, 2012) and Paxton Lynch (1st, 2016).  more »


Trivia: July 18, 2019

What is the only NFL team that hasn’t used a first-round draft pick on a running back in over 40 years? answer »


Around the NFL: Emmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders is coming off a torn Achilles, but he’ll likely be ready for opening day. He’ll be doing some work when the Broncos begin training camp on Thursday.   more »

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Podcast: July 17 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff kick off the 2019 season of the podcast. In this episode: Fantasy Football Index returns, superstars relocate, Ian and Justin revisit the Lightning Round. Sponsored by Fantasy Football Index magazine -- available on newsstands now; FREE Internet Update coming Monday, July 22.  more »


Around the NFL: Titans running game

Story at the Titans team website about the running backs, most notably Derrick Henry. He's heading into the final year of his contract, and offensive coordinator Arthur Smith plans to make him the centerpiece of his offense this year.   more »


Trivia: July 17, 2019

Who are the only two players who have rushed for over 1,000 yards for three different teams? answer »


Fantasy News: Kyle Rudolph

Doing some of the preliminary work on the update that will go out on Monday, I’m comparing our rankings versus ADP numbers – providing an overview of some of the notable players you’ll either be picking or avoiding. At tight end, Kyle Rudolph looks like the key guy.  more »


Around the NFL: Jadeveon Clowney

The deadline for signing franchise players has come and gone, and only one of those guys didn't sign a long-term deal: Jadeveon Clowney. Reports have indicated that Clowney will stay away from the team for at least part of training camp, but will be there when the games count. Houston might regret not coming to an agreement.   more »

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Trivia: July 16, 2019

In the Super Bowl era, only four numbers under 20 haven’t been worn by anyone currently in the Hall of Fame. What are these four numbers? answer »


Around the NFL: Ezekiel Elliott

Another top-5 running back could be mulling a holdout. Ezekiel Elliott hasn’t said anything publicly, but Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk reports a league source has told him that Elliott privately says he won’t be at training camp until he gets a new deal.  more »


Andy Richardson: Deep dynasty adds

Every so often I take a close review of the waiver wire in my dynasty league, seeing if there's someone out there who's been missed. We have 26-man rosters, so most of the noteworthy rookies and veterans who can be expected to have value are already on teams. But there are always some you can look at and say, Hmm, maybe I should pick him up. Before it's too late.   more »

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