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Trivia: March 23, 2023

If Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud are early picks, as everyone expects, they’ll be the fourth quarterbacks from their schools (Alabama, Ohio State) to be selected in the first round in the Super Bowl era. What are the only three schools that have had even more quarterbacks taken in the first round (since the first common draft in 1967)? All three, remarkably, play in the same college conference. answer »

Factoid: Rashid Shaheed

I’m intrigued by Rashid Shaheed of the Saints. He put together a heck of a rookie season – better, I found out, than I even realized.   more »

Factoid: First-round tight ends

The Raiders signed O.J. Howard the other day, and Ian Rapoport suggested he's a possible replacement for Darren Waller. Unlikely. Howard has never really lived up to his status as a former first-round draft pick, and after tearing his Achilles a couple of years ago, he needs to prove he can even be an asset, let along a No. 1.   more »

Trivia: March 22, 2023

Kyle Pitts caught only 28 of the 59 passes thrown his way last year – 47 percent. Who is the only active tight end who’s had a season (with at least 50 targets) where he’s caught an even lower percentage of the balls thrown his way? It happened in 2011. answer »

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Factoid: DJ Moore

I like Chicago’s decision to obtain DJ Moore in that blockbuster trade involving the No. 1 overall pick. Carolina originally selected him with the 24th pick of the 2018 draft, and if teams knew how he would develop, he would have gone even earlier.   more »

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Fantasy Baseball Index: Exploit a glitch in valuation models

Simply "knowing more" once provided a huge advantage in fantasy baseball. Newspapers and web sites did the legwork for you. Today social media provides knowledge in real time, and sabermetric analysis is widely available. When access to information is equal, one can gain an edge by exploiting weak spots in conventional wisdom. One such example is a huge bug in valuation theory.

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Around the NFL: Damien Harris

The Bills signed Damien Harris yesterday, and I'm a fan of the move. It's not always that you can sign a 15-touchdown, just turned 26 years old running back a week into free agency. Harris didn't get a second contract in New England, but I think he's an underrated player, at a position of need for Buffalo.   more »


Trivia: March 21, 2023

What is the only defense that’s ranked in the top 10 in both yards allowed and points allowed in each of the last three seasons? It’s not the 49ers (they’ve been really impressive recently but ranked 17th in scoring defense in 2020). answer »

Factoid: Kenny Pickett

What to make of Kenny Pickett? He had a decent rookie season, winning some games and operating the offense, but the overall production was pretty meager.  more »


Around the NFL: Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen signed with the Panthers yesterday, in what looks like an ideal fit for both player and team. Thielen's a 32-year-old veteran in need of a team, while Carolina, after trading away DJ Moore, was desperately in need of a serviceable wide receiver.   more »


Trivia: March 20, 2023

Who was the last New York Jets quarterback to pass for 4,000 yards in a season? answer »


Around the NFL: Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks is on the move. Again. The Cowboys are picking him up as Cooks continues to build a case as the most well-traveled player in league history.   more »


Around the NFL: Foster Moreau

Foster Moreau has been making some free agent visits lately, reportedly visiting the Bengals (who lost Hayden Hurst to Carolina) and the Saints (who re-signed Juwan Johnson). A return to the Raiders also seems possible with them having traded away Darren Waller.   more »


Trivia: March 19, 2023

What three teams haven’t had a 1,000-yard receiver in any of the last three seasons? answer »

Factoid: Top guns

It may take a week or a month (maybe more), but it seems like Aaron Rodgers is headed to the Jets. This further tilts the quarterbacking landscape in favor of the AFC.   more »


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