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Trivia: October 13, 2021

What two teams haven’t won a playoff game since the ‘90s? answer »

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Fantasy Index Blackout: Blackout high in Tacoma

We have a new high score for the year in Fantasy Index Blackout: Our Week 5 winner -- Richard Hodges of Tacoma, Wash...  more »

Podcast: October 12 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Moishe Steigmann and Justin Eleff work the waiver wire after Week 5 of the NFL regular season, then get #SUPPLYbyDEMAND rolling (over) like never before. Sponsored by Affordable Trophies.  more »

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Team projections: Revised team projections

With the regular season now over a quarter complete, we all have a better idea of what offenses are about. (At least we think we do.) Every team has had a chance to play five games, giving people ample opportunity to set aside outlier games affected by playing against strong or weak opposition. We are all now creating firmer opinions about which offenses will finish the season with the most yards and points.  more »

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 5 games were completed, the Redrafter Cheat Sheet is perfect for evaluating season-long moves including trades and free agent pickups.  more »

Trivia: October 12, 2021

Of the AFL’s eight original teams, what is the only that didn’t appear in any of that league’s 10 championship games? answer »

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Viva Murillo!: You’re NOT What Your Record Says You Are

Bill Parcells’ famous quote, “You are what your record says you are,” sums up life in the NFL perfectly. Excuses don’t matter, injuries don’t matter. Nothing matters except your record. If you’re 4-1, that’s who you are, no matter how you’ve played. Same with 1-4, or worse. James Robinson might think his 0-5 Jaguars are a “really good team" (yes, he said that) but he’s wrong. No matter how well he plays individually, the Jaguars aren’t a good team. Four of their five losses were by 10 points or more. But that doesn’t even matter. If they were all overtime defeats, they’re 0-5. They are what their record says they are. Just don’t use that philosophy with fantasy football. Because it’s a bit more complicated than that.   more »

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Around the NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers

JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) is out for the year, causing some shuffling with Pittsburgh wide receivers. James Washington will get the opportunity to show what he can do with a larger role.   more »

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Trivia: October 11, 2021

Who was the winning quarterback the last time Baltimore hosted an AFC Championship game? answer »

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Andy Richardson: A Day of Football

It was a crazy morning/afternoon to be watching the Red Zone Channel, with a point in time where four different teams were lining up potential game-winning kicks. A lot of misses (extra points and field goals) yesterday, but also some key makes. A fine line between winning and losing. Unless you're the Bills, just burying teams lately. On to the game.   more »

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Factoid: Trey Lance

Trey Lance will start the first game of his career today, and no doubt there will be a lot of scrambles. At this point, that’s what he does best.  more »

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Around the NFL: Sunday morning injury updates

I almost got taken in by a fake Adam Schefter account on Twitter this morning. It basically takes everything the ESPN reporter tweets out and says the opposite. So we were thisclose to me posting a story telling you to bench a lot of big names who are expected to play. Nice try, Fake Adam Schefter.   more »

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Trivia: October 10, 2021

What was the last home team that failed to score a touchdown in a conference championship game? answer »

Dynasty Leagues: Long-term WR rankings

Ranking players gets harder in dynasty leagues, with more variables to consider. In general, you’re looking not just at the current season, but considering how productive the player will be in upcoming seasons – and how long each player can be expected to remain a difference maker at his position.   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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