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Factoid: Sophomore quarterbacks

In the last two years, some of the best picks at quarterback have been guys in their second seasons. Patrick Mahomes, Mitchell Trubisky, Jared Goff and Carson Wentz all outperformed expectations. Can Sam Darnold be one of those guys?   more »

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Around the NFL: Jimmy Garappolo

Working on the offensive line story for the magazine, I was surprised to see how poorly some numbers reflected on San Francisco's line. They've got a good pair of tackles in Joe Staley and last year's first-rounder Mike McGlinchey, Weston Richburg is a serviceable center, and they recently re-upped with their guards. So troubling to see that only Houston allowed more hits on their quarterback last year than the 49ers.   more »

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Trivia: March 19, 2019

Only six times have offenses featured two players both catching 100-plus passes in a season. What is the only team that has done this twice? answer »

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Fantasy Baseball Index: The new Fantasy Baseball Index Cheat Sheet is available

Get simple one-page cheat sheets for mixed, AL-only and NL-only drafts, plus fantasy depth charts, stat projections, and extensive team-by-team analysis.   more »

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Fantasy News: Sophomore tight ends

George Kittle blew up in his second season, breaking the single-season record for receiving yards in a season. I don’t think there’s a Kittle-type player sitting out there this year, but there are some tight ends coming off solid rookie seasons.   more »

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Around the NFL: Ryan Fitzpatrick to Dolphins

A day after trading Ryan Tannehill, the Dolphins have signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to be their starting quarterback. There's some thought that Miami doesn't really want to win much in 2019; lose a bunch of games and select a franchise quarterback atop next year's draft. If so, it's debatable whether "Fitzmagic" will help or hurt that cause.   more »

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Trivia: March 18, 2019

Ryan Fitzpatrick has signed with Miami, putting him in position to perhaps become the first quarterback to start games for eight different franchises. Who are the only other two quarterbacks who’ve started for seven teams? One of these quarterbacks started a Super Bowl game. The other has a cousin with the same last name who started in three Super Bowls. There’s one franchise where all three of these seven-team quarterbacks have started games. answer »

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Fantasy News: The Book On Eli

The Giants gave Eli Manning a $5 million bonus. Looks like they’re going to pay him $17 million this year, and it looks like he’s going to get another season as a starter. (We’ll see what the do in the draft; maybe they draft a quarterback who takes over during the season.)  more »

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Around the NFL: Ravens Defense

The Baltimore Ravens have had a top fantasy defense for quite a while, but counting on them for 2019 looks questionable. The young offseason has already brought plenty of changes to the 2018 group, with more still to come. It's not the same defense anymore.  more »

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Trivia: March 17, 2019

Among quarterbacks who started at least half of last year, who averaged a league-low 10.1 yards per completion? Not one of the first dozen quarterbacks that most would guess. answer »

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Around the NFL: Raiders land Williams

Tyrell Williams signs with the Raiders, and I’m not crazy about the fit. He’s a nice player, but I don’t expect he’ll be used enough.   more »

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Around the NFL: Trouble for Tyreek

You never know what the morning news will bring in the offseason. Last night came a report that Tyreek Hill, who had been apparently close to a long-term deal with Kansas City that would have made him the highest-paid wide receiver in the league, is under investigation for alleged battery.   more »

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Trivia: March 16, 2019

The Giants just signed Golden Tate. He's 5-foot-10. Sterling Shepard is also 5-foot-10. What is the only team last year that had two wide receivers under 5-foot-11 who both caught more than 40 passes? answer »

Around the NFL: Tenny adds Tanny

Tennessee trades for Ryan Tannehill, and it’s an understandable move. Marcus Mariota hasn’t progressed enough, so they might need another quarterback at some point.  more »

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Around the NFL: Colts add ... Funchess?

I understand that there are supply-demand dynamics at work, but I don’t understand some of these contracts that are being handed out. Is Devin Funchess really worth twice as much as Mark Ingram and Tevin Coleman?  more »

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