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Factoid: First quarterback the best quarterback?

Assuming Kyler Murray is indeed the first quarterback drafted on Thursday, what are the odds he'll be the best quarterback to come out of the draft? How about if he's No. 1 overall? I took a look at the last 20 years to find out the answer.   more »

Trivia: April 22, 2019

For experts only. What was the last year that only 25 players were selected in the first round of the draft? answer »

Factoid: Running wild

Working through player and team write-ups in recent weeks, I notice that there have been more successful running backs. There are a lot more guys averaging over 5 yards per carry or at least in the high 4 range. Fewer players, meanwhile, have been mired down the 3-yards-per-attempt territory.   more »

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Around the NFL: BountyGate 2?

The Jets hired Gregg Williams as their new defensive coordinator, which in terms of his background is both promising and controversial. Williams had previously worked in Cleveland, whose defense had some surprising fantasy value last season. But he's probably best known for his work with the Saints, and the BountyGate controversy.   more »

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Trivia: April 21, 2019

What team last year completed passes to 13 different players when it was inside the 10-yard line? answer »

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Scheduletron: Patriots schedules

Have the Patriots tended to benefit from playing the league’s easiest schedules year in and year out? That’s not what the numbers suggest.  more »

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Andy Richardson: Second quarterback drafted

By virtually every account, Kyler Murray will be the first quarterback drafted next week, most likely at No. 1 overall to the Arizona Cardinals. After that, it's anyone's guess as to who the next quarterback taken will be. Daniel Jones (pictured), Dwayne Haskins and Drew Lock are all possibilities.   more »

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Trivia: April 20, 2019

With it being 420 Day, it seems appropriate to turn the focus on marijuana. Over the last 10 years, which team has had 15 different players suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policies – 3 more than any other franchise? answer »

Factoid: Passing Packers

The Packers offense will have some new wrinkles. Matt LaFleur is taking over, and he’ll have some of his own ideas he’ll want to implement.   more »

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Andy Richardson: Tips and tidbits from the NFL schedule

I've had a chance to review the NFL schedule. I like to look for certain things to file away for this year's fantasy drafts. It's not about which team has an easy or tough schedule, one because we've known the opponents for months, two because we don't know which teams will actually be good or bad. It's more about things I'd like to avoid or embrace, for various reasons, come draft time. For example:  more »

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Trivia: April 19, 2019

Who’s the only quarterback who’s taken 10 sacks over the last three years when his team has been within 10 yards of the goal line? The answer will surprise you. answer »

Around the NFL: Kenyan Drake

If you’re a fan of contract-year players, Kenyan Drake should be on your radar. He’s entering the final year of his rookie contract, and he’s looking to show he’s a starter-caliber back.  more »

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Around the NFL: Phillip Lindsay

The NFL Draft is coming up, but it's worth remembering that every so often some pretty good players come along that weren't even drafted. The Broncos found a running back after the draft last year in Phillip Lindsay, who went on to be the first undrafted offensive rookie selected to the Pro Bowl.   more »

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Trivia: April 18, 2019

Who are the only three players who caught multiple touchdown passes in the postseason last year? Most of us watched all of snaps of the 11 playoff games, but most probably can’t even identify one of the three players who caught 2 TDs (nobody caught 3). answer »

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Around the NFL: Jones on the rise?

I see that Bucs GM Jason Licht is talking up Ronald Jones. Tampa Bay selected him early in the second round last year, and the hope is that he can turn the corner and develop into a contributor.   more »

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