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Fantasy Index Blackout: Espinosa captures Blackout title in Week 13

Michael Espinosa of Helotes, Texas was the big winner in Week 13, scoring a Blackout-high 236.30 points with four maximum points players. We'll send a $25 Fantasy Index gift certificate his way. Click through to see his winning lineup, the perfect lineup for the week, the most frequently picked players, and the overall top 25.

We will begin accepting Week 14 entries Wednesday afternoon.

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Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

Kansas City, Minnesota and Tennessee are all leading their divisions, and they have the easiest schedules for the final five weeks of the season.  more »

Podcast: December 6 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast

Moishe Steigmann and Justin Eleff tackle the big questions by way of Will He Won't He and a truly chaotic game of Supply by Demand. Sponsored by Affordable Trophies.  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 13 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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Factoid: Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City plays at Denver this week, and there may be some thinking about sitting down Patrick Mahomes. Unlikely, but possible, with Denver currently having one of the league's best defenses, currently ranked in the top 3 in both yards and points allowed.   more »

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Viva Murillo!: Houston, You Have a Problem

The NFL is known for its commitment to parity, but it has a few bad teams as well. The fans know it, the coaches know it, and the team knows it, too. They don't have the talent, the schemes, or the management support to be competitive. Right now, four teams have three wins or fewer, though they're in different mindsets. The Broncos thought they were in win-now mode, but are reminded weekly how mistaken they were. The Bears expected to struggle, but they have a young quarterback who needs more weapons. And the Rams were a championship team that fell apart rather quickly. All of these scenarios are disappointing, but understandable. Then there's Houston. Whatever you do, whatever your record, don't finish out the fantasy season like the Texans.   more »

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Trivia: December 6, 2022

Who is the only active quarterback who's had 300-yard passing games for two different teams in the same season? answer »

Factoid: Purdy Boy

I am interested in Brock Purdy. Not so much because of his individual ability but because of the situation he’s being dropped into. They’ve got a lot of pass-catching talent in San Francisco, along with a puppet-master Jedi to bring it all together.  more »

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Andy Richardson: A Day of Football

There have been better days of football. Some offenses are just out-and-out bad these days, and others were hurt by injuries during the course of yesterday's contests. As expected, most of the late-afternoon games were good yesterday, but they were overshadowed (also as expected) by an ugly primetime affair. Let's get through them and move on.   more »

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Trivia: December 5, 2022

Tight end Juwan Johnson (whose team plays tonight) has caught 5 touchdowns this season despite catching only 31 passes. Who is the only player this year who’s caught more touchdowns while catching fewer passes? answer »

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Around the NFL: Odell Beckham

Odell Beckham is talking with the Cowboys, Bills and Giants – seemingly close to picking a 2022 team. But I will be surprised if he makes much of an impact (either in the regular season or in the playoffs). I don’t think he’s an elite pass catcher right now.  more »

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Around the NFL: Last-minute Sunday morning updates

Kickoff of the early games is just 30 minutes away, but a few last-minute news and notes (but no great surprises). Most notably, Joe Mixon (concussion) is not expected to be able to play in the late games, so time to switch in Samaje Perine or an early option, if you have one available.   more »

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Trivia: December 4, 2022

What was the first team to win a Vince Lombardi Trophy? answer »

Dynasty Leagues: Long-term WR rankings

What do we make of Cooper Kupp? When he next steps on the field, he’ll be 30, and possibly playing in a new offense. How many top-10 seasons (if any) does he have left?   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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