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Fantasy News: Tight ends

It’s a good offseason to be shopping for a tight end. There are some good options that are set to hit the open market.   more »

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Andy Richardson: A Day of Football

After a season that almost seemed like it's a week or two too long, thanks NFL, we've finally arrived at the Super Bowl pairing. And what do you know, the No. 1 seeds from each conference advanced, which without looking it up I'm pretty sure doesn't happen very often. Plenty to dissect from yesterday's games.   more »

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Trivia: January 30, 2023

State Farm Stadium in two weeks will host its third Super Bowl. It previously hosted two Super Bowls when it was known as University of Phoenix Stadium. What building has hosted Super Bowls under the most different names? answer »

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Factoid: NFC title game

Brock Purdy and Jalen Hurts go head-to-head today, and it’s the youngest-ever matchup of quarterbacks in a conference championship game. They’re both under 25.   more »

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Factoid: Busy wide receivers

We ran an item recently highlighting the underutilized wide receivers in Kansas City. The other three teams playing today skew the other way, with their 6 main wideouts among the busiest players in the league at the position.   more »

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Trivia: January 29, 2023

What running back, drafted by the Eagles, never had a 1,000-yard season for them, but had seasons with over 1,700 yards from scrimmage for two other franchises? answer »

Factoid: Kansas City

Patrick Mahomes threw 41 touchdowns in the regular season, and he did it without any of the wide receivers on his team catching more than 4 touchdowns. Kansas City doesn’t use that position much inside the red zone. More commonly, Kansas City has featured Travis Kelce and Jerick McKinnon around the goal line. Kelce has caught 12 touchdowns (plus 2 more in the playoffs), while McKinnon has caught 9.   more »

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Around the NFL: Jordan Mason

Both of San Francisco's top 2 running backs are nursing injuries ahead of tomorrow's NFC Championship, but all injury designations are not equal. Christian McCaffrey (calf) is playing. Elijah Mitchell (groin) seems less likely.   more »

Trivia: January 28, 2023

Cincinnati is attempting to beat Kansas City for a fourth straight time. In the last 10 years, who other two teams have been able to beat Kansas City four games in a row? answer »

Factoid: Good as Gould

If it comes down to field goals on Sunday, the 49ers have to like their chances with Robbie Gould. He’s been remarkably reliable in the playoffs.   more »

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Fantasy Index Weekly: Championship Game Rankings

Over the course of this week, we've previewed the four teams playing on Sunday. Now it's time to see how the ranking shake out. There are some injury concerns, especially with the 49ers backfield.   more »

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Fantasy Index Weekly: Championship Game Preview: Kansas City

Patrick Mahomes was literally hopping around the huddle after injuring his ankle last week, but it appears he's avoided major injury. He was able to return to that game, and is practicing fully this week. As a result, the line has swung back in favor of Kansas City (-1). It's essentially a pick em.   more »

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Trivia: January 27, 2023

San Francisco plays Philadelphia on Sunday. Terrell Owens had huge seasons for both of these teams. He caught 16 touchdowns for the 49ers in 2001, and he caught 14 touchdowns for the Eagles in 2004. Who are the only other two players in league history who’ve caught 14-plus touchdowns in seasons with two different teams? answer »

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Factoid: Isiah Pacheco

Isiah Pacheco looks like a key player for the AFC Championship game. I think they’re going to have to use him more than usual, and he’s been an effective back.  more »

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Fantasy Index Weekly: Championship Game Preview: Cincinnati

While the NFC game features arguably the league's two best defenses, the AFC game is a little different. It also features a pair of top-10 offenses, just like the NFL has encouraged, but both defenses will give up production at times. The over-under of 47 is just a little higher than in the NFC game (currently 45.5), but the gap would be wider if both quarterbacks were fully healthy.   more »

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