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Around the NFL: Playoff Pass Rushes

If you ever doubt the importance of having a top quarterback in today's NFL, look at the final eight playoff teams. Six of them ranked in top 10 in passing offense during the season, while a seventh (San Francisco) ranked 12th. Only Tennessee was below average, which might be why nobody thinks they're going to the Super Bowl.   more »

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Trivia: January 21, 2022

Who’s the only player who’s caught passes in playoff games for five different franchises? answer »

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NFL Injury Report: The injury report compiled after Thursday's practices is posted

Daily team-by-team injury reports published by the NFL media office. Click through to download the PDF edition. . . . Divisional playoffs injury report - Thursday edition   more »

Mailbag: January 20, 2022

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition: Will Cam Akers put up elite numbers in 2022? Top individual prospects for the remainder of the postseason. more »

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Ask the Experts: Who will be 2022's Comeback Player of the Year?

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly from training camp through the Super Bowl with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them: Who will be 2022's Comeback Player of the Year?  more »

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Trivia: January 20, 2022

Who was the last player to go over 130 receiving yards three times in a row against the same opponent? answer »

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Poll: January 19, 2022

What road team is most likely to win this weekend?

Buffalo Bills (at Kansas City) (0%)
Cincinnati Bengals (at Tennessee) (0%)
Los Angeles Rams (at Tampa Bay) (0%)
San Francisco 49ers (at Green Bay) (0%)

Factoid: CeeDee Lamb

CeeDee Lamb wasn’t the most disappointing player of the 2021 season, but he belongs on any list of the many players who fell far short of expectations. In his second season, he was supposed to emerge as a top-10 type receiver, and that simply never happened.   more »

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Fantasy Index Weekly: The final Fantasy Index Weekly of the season is available

We've posted our detailed matchup analysis and rankings for this weekend's games. Super handy if you are in a playoff pool that allows you to pick starters for the week.   more »

Factoid: Joe Burrow

In a playoff competition where you can only start each player one time, I'm thinking about using Joe Burrow this week. He's a great young quarterback, of course, but there are a lot of great quarterbacks playing this week -- highlighting why teams are willing to give up so much to land such players. But Burrow might have the best matchup of anyone in Week 20.   more »

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Trivia: January 19, 2022

The game at Arrowhead on Sunday features an unusual matchup between two quarterbacks who both threw 5 TDs in their last games – Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes. For Mahomes, he has two career postseason games with 5 TD passes (previously against the Texans in 2019). Who was the last other quarterback to throw 5 TDs in playoff games twice? answer »

Fantasy News: Re-stacking the board

Some out there, I am told, are starting their fantasy playoff competitions now. That solves the issue of some teams having byes, and there were a bunch of clunker games in a less-than-super Wild Card Weekend. With that in mind, let me take a moment to take a stab at an overall board.  more »

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Trivia: January 18, 2022

Cincinnati on Saturday won its first playoff game in 31 years, ending the league’s longest drought. In the Super Bowl era, what are the only two franchises that have gone even longer without winning a playoff game? These are not active streaks; looking for two teams that at some point in the Super Bowl era (1966 to today) went more than 31 years without winning a playoff game. answer »

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Viva Murillo!: Don't Forget to Forget

Watching Josh Allen throw for five touchdowns on Saturday night, I was reminded of my enthusiasm for his fantasy prospects back in August. When I drafted him, this is what I wanted to see. I just didn't want to see it in January. Allen was pretty good during the season, but not exactly a superhero in the stat box. And that's the Allen I have to remember; not the guy who humiliated Belichick in the wildcard round. While we can enjoy what we're seeing on the field, we have to take care not to let that enthusiasm carry over when the next draft or auction rolls around.   more »

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Around the NFL: Ezekiel Elliott

Now that the season is over, Ezekiel Elliott wants everyone to know that the knee injury he suffered back in Week 3 involved a partially torn PCL – that he’s been playing hurt all year. But that seems kind of fishy at this point.   more »

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