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Andy Richardson: A Day of Football

There is no one right answer for starting or not starting players returning from or dealing with injury. If you started, say, Kyler Murray yesterday, you got huge numbers even with him not doing much through the air. If you started hurt/sick guys who were active, like Darrell Henderson or Boston Scott, you got burned. Hopefully you erred on the side of caution with most -- worked better, overall, than the alternative.   more »


Trivia: December 6, 2021

The Patriots and Bills play tonight. Antowain Smith formerly had seasons with over 1,000 rushing yards for both of these teams. Two teams in the same division sharing a 1,000-yard rusher. New England also did this with Curtis Martin (Jets), but there’s no player who ran for over 1,000 yards for both the Patriots and Dolphins. In this vein, what is the only current team that has the complete set? That is, looking for a team that has had three 1,000-yard running backs who also ran for over 1,000 yards for each of the three other teams that are currently in its own division? answer »

Fantasy News: Diminishing returns

Is there going to be a punt return touchdown this year? We’ve made it to December, and it hasn’t happened yet. Normally, there would be a half dozen by this time. This year, there have been no long-range returns.  more »


Around the NFL: Minshew Mania

Jalen Hurts isn’t active. Eagles instead will start Gardner Minshew, and that changes that entire offense. With Philadelphia playing against a Jets defense that’s allowing a league-high 30.4 points per game, this is noteworthy.  more »

Around the NFL: Sunday morning injury updates

There's been some news since the Friday Update, with most of it involving Eagles players. They've got a choice matchup with the Jets, but it looks like they won't have their starting quarterback. That's the guess, anyway, although there have been slightly conflicting reports.   more »


Trivia: December 5, 2021

Who’s the only player who won four Super Bowl rings while representing four different cities? answer »

Dynasty Leagues: Long-term WR rankings

The league has suspended Antonio Brown for three games, making it appropriate to kick around the idea of Tyler Johnson – not only for the immediate future, but as a possibility for future seasons.  more »


24 Hours 'Til Sunday: Snapshot previews of all the games

Every Saturday morning, I'll take a quick look at all the week's games, offering my own brief take on what I think will happen, as well as touching on significant injury news since our Weekly came out. I'll check in every so often over the course of the day to answer lineup questions, too.  more »


Trivia: December 4, 2021

What is the league’s longest standing rivalry? answer »


Fantasy Index Weekly: The Friday night Weekly supplement is available now

Fantasy Index Weekly rankings and updates are accessible to customers who've purchased The Fantasy Index SuperFanatic newsletter package, the full-season Fantasy Index Weekly subscription, or the s...  more »

NFL Injury Report: The injury report compiled after Friday's practices is posted

Daily team-by-team injury reports published by the NFL media office. Click through to download the PDF edition. . . . Week 13 injury report - Friday edition   more »

Podcast: December 3 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 13 of the NFL regular season. Sponsored by  more »


Mailbag: December 3, 2021

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition. What's wrong with the Chargers? Is Alexander Mattison about to explode? When is Derrick Henry coming back? And defenses with the best matchups for the playoffs. more »


Andy Richardson: Thursday Night Recap

Painful game to watch for those hoping for big numbers out of most players involved. Both defenses have some ability, and both offenses were dealing with injuries/rust/not being very good. When the dust had settled, we were left with a one-sided Cowboys win that didn't deliver nearly as much as it could have.   more »


Trivia: December 3, 2021

Cam Newton last week completed only 5 of 21 passes for 92 yards, with 2 interceptions. He finished with a passer rating of 5.8 in that game. Among quarterbacks who are now in the Hall of Fame, when was the last time a player (with at least 20 attempts) finished with an even worse passer rating? The two involved teams will meet again on Sunday. answer »

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