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Factoid: Running backs

In the second halves of fantasy drafts, it makes sense to pay attention to backup running backs. They end up contributing a lot more than you might expect.  more »

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Around the NFL: Trey Lance

Trey Lance had a nice outing for San Francisco last night. Playing two series, he completed 4 of 5 passes for 92 yards and a long touchdown. Not enough say he's going to take the league by storm this year, but a promising debut to 2022.   more »

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Trivia: August 13, 2022

Ricky Bell was an All-America running back at Southern Cal, a No. 1 overall pick and starred for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before dying after a 2-year illness in 1984. What pop band, which had a No. 1 hit in 1968, featured his brother as the lead singer? answer »

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Factoid: Receiving corps

It’s a passing league, with the ability to move the ball through the air more important than ever. With that in mind, there are some pretty scary receiving corps around the league – teams that just painfully short in terms of adequate pass catchers.  more »

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Around the NFL: Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley is going to be an interesting case in fantasy drafts this month. No one disputes the talent, but he's been an injury-prone disappointment his last two seasons. With a new coaching staff and offseason to rest up, can he deliver strong numbers?  more »

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Trivia: August 12, 2022

In 1974, the Steelers became the only team in league history to select four Hall of Famers in the same draft. Who were those four players? answer »

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Podcast: August 12 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Paul Charchian joins the podcast to help preview the NFC North ... and to announce a special opportunity for listeners. Sponsored by GuillotineLeagues.com -- listen to learn how you can take on Ian Allan!  more »

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Fantasy News: Fantasy Index Open

The Fantasy Index Open competition is open and underway. It’s our free, all-comers contest, giving you the opportunity to prove you know more than everyone else – and win a gigantic trophy at the same time.  more »

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Team projections: Offensive overview

The first full week of the preseason will begin in a few hours, so it’s a good time to check in on expectations for the 32 offenses. That is, the team-by-team projections for each team, in terms of touchdowns and yards.  more »

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Ask the Experts: How should NFL teams handle preseason games?

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: How do you wish NFL teams handled preseason games?  more »

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Trivia: August 11, 2022

Inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sam Mills began his pro career in the USFL, winning championships with the Philadelphia and Baltimore Stars, before moving to the NFL and becoming a standout with the Saints and Panthers. What other four players in the Hall of Fame began their pro careers in the USFL? answer »

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Podcast: August 10 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Scott Pianowski of Yahoo Sports joins the podcast for a long look at the fantasy draft landscape in 2022 (part 2 of 2). Sponsored by FanDraft; use promo code INDEX22 to save 15% at FanDraft.com.  more »

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Mailbag: August 10, 2022

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition. Handicapping the Alvin Kamara suspension. Avoiding older running backs. Superflex strategies. Auction setup tricks. And more. more »

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Andy Richardson: Is 1st pick the best?

I saw a Tweet from a fantasy guy I follow yesterday saying that if you have your choice of draft selection, don't overthink it, pick No. 1. I understand the sentiment, but I have mixed feelings about it. These have been strengthened by an experts draft I'm picking in right now.   more »

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Trivia: August 10, 2022

What man played in the NFL, played in the NBA and was the head coach for teams that played in championship games in both the CFL and NFL? answer »

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