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Trivia: September 28, 2022

What’s the only team to lose in NFL championship games five times in six years? This team will play in its next three games against the three cities that beat them in those five games. answer »

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Podcast: September 27 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast

Moishe Steigmann and Justin Eleff improve your whole approach to fantasy football, then play Supply by Demand in Week 4. Play along at home, poets, and win a plaque from Affordable Trophies.  more »

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Fantasy Index Blackout: Jason shoots and scores in Week 3 Blackout

Jason Schuetz wins this week's $25 Fantasy Index gift certificate for the highest score (220.0 points) in Fantasy Index Blackout. Lamar Jackson and Saquon Barkley did the heavy lifting, and Schuetz avoided picking outright duds. Click through to see Jason's lineup, the perfect lineup, and the overall standings.

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Factoid: Justin Fields

Justin Fields is off to a historically lame start, with just 7-8 completions in each of his first three games. With it being a long season, is there any chance of him turning it around?   more »

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Fantasy Index Redrafter: The new Fantasy Index Redrafter Cheat Sheet is available now.

The Redrafter includes season-long rankings, as if your league were to start over from scratch and re-draft all players. Totally overhauled after the Week 3 games were completed, the Redrafter Cheat Sheet is perfect for evaluating season-long moves including trades and free agent pickups.  more »

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Around the NFL: Sterling Shepard

Strange to say, with the Giants having a lesser passing game, but they've had a crowded receiving corps to try to sift through. It's less so today, with the news that Sterling Shepard tore his ACL at the end of last night's game, and is out for the year.   more »

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Viva Murillo!: Commissioner is King

The weirdest thing about the ascension of King Charles III after the death of his mother was the discussion of his "duties." Because the truth is, he has none. I mean, he has things he's supposed to do. Technically, he has to give his assent to bills passed by Parliament, but that's basically a formality. A royal hasn't refused such assent in more than three centuries. But in reality, the United Kingdom keeps going no matter who holds the title of king or queen. They're a figurehead with no power, overseeing an organization that doesn't really have much use for them anymore. Unfortunately, the same can be said for the commissioner in most fantasy leagues.   more »

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Trivia: September 27, 2022

Since the merger in 1970, what’s the only city that’s had four different players lead the league in receiving yards (for a season)? answer »

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Around the NFL: Zach Wilson

Robert Saleh indicates Zach Wilson will be starting in Week 4, but is that a good thing? The Jets have been a lot better when they’ve had other guys filling in at quarterback.   more »

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Andy Richardson: A Day of Football

Kind of a weird day in the NFL. A number of favored, juggernaut-looking teams the first couple of weeks, like Kansas City and Buffalo, repeatedly shot themselves in the foot in losses. Then there were the low-scoring slogs that were painful to watch, resulting in some lower-scoring fantasy matchups, too. Sometimes people say defenses are ahead of offenses; right now more accurate to say offenses are behind defenses.  more »

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Trivia: September 26, 2022

What was the last team that had offensive and defensive coordinators (at the same time) who both went on to win multiple Super Bowls as head coaches? answer »

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Around the NFL: Sunday morning injury updates

The Sunday morning injury updates are coming in, and it sounds like more relevant people are playing than not. Here's the rundown of some of the bigger names, and whether they're in or out, according to Schefter, Rapoport et al.   more »

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Trivia: September 25, 2022

Stefon Diggs led the league in receiving yards in 2020. He was drafted by the Vikings, but his 1,535-yard season came after a trade to Buffalo. In the last 20 years, who is the only player who’s led the league in receiving yards after leaving his original team? A difficult question, but the two involved teams in this case are playing this week. answer »

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Dynasty Leagues: Oh, Henry

Have we seen the last greatness out of Derrick Henry? He’s closing in on 29, and he’s trying to run behind an offensive line that’s a shell of what it’s been in the past. He averaged under 2 yards per carry on Monday night, and he finished short of 4 yards per attempt in the opener against the Giants.   more »

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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 »

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