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Factoid: Damien Williams

I saw a blurb go by last week where Eric Bieniemy (the offensive coordinator in Kansas City) was saying that he considers Damien Williams to be the team’s starting running back. Williams to me looks like a key player in drafts – possibly top-5 back, but there’s that worry about blowing an early pick on a player with a very limited track record.  more »

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Around the NFL: LaCosse Man Standing

Rob Gronkowski retired. Jacob Hollister was traded. Benjamin Watson is suspended the first four games, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins was released yesterday. Somebody is going to have to play tight end in New England at the start of the season, and right now it sure looks like it will be Matt LaCosse.   more »

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Trivia: June 5, 2019

What’s the only jersey number that’s been retired by three different teams in the same division? . answer »

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Factoid: Late bloomers

Earlier in the week we were kicking around the idea of whether the plug can safely be pulled on a running back if he doesn’t do much early in his career. Can we reasonably give up on a back (specifically Kenneth Dixon) if he hasn’t had a good season in his first three years?   more »

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Factoid: Team sacks

You know it's a slow news time in the NFL when everyone is writing stories speculating where Gerald McCoy is going to sign. The Bucs released him (and might have got better by signing Ndamukong Suh), but McCoy is on a free agent tour like he's Reggie White. He signed a one-year deal with the Panthers yesterday.   more »

Trivia: June 4, 2019

Deshaun Watson was sacked 62 times last year. Who are the only other two quarterbacks who’ve been sacked 60-plus times in a season in this century? answer »

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Scheduletron: Fast start teams

In a fantasy league, it sure is nice to get off to a good start. With that in mind, it makes sense to pay attention to how the schedule lays out – which teams have easy (and difficult) schedules early in the season.   more »

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Around the NFL: Demaryius Thomas

Story over the weekend about how Demaryius Thomas isn't a lock to stick on the Patriots' 53-man roster. No kidding. New England takes fliers on big-name veteran wideouts every offseason (Torry Holt and Chad Johnson spring to mind, among others) and people get excited. But there's only one Randy Moss.   more »

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Trivia: June 3, 2019

Joe Webb, Geno Smith, Kerry Collins, Matt Schaub. What do those four players have in common? answer »

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Fantasy News: Bucs Backs

The tailback position in Tampa Bay is interesting, I think. Neither Peyton Barber nor Ronald Jones can be counted on for big numbers, but both have a chance to dramatically outperform where they’re selected.  more »

Around the NFL: Kenneth Dixon

Somebody in some dynasty league somewhere is still holding out hope for Kenneth Dixon. The 2016 fourth-round running back was a late-first round pick in most rookie drafts that year, but injuries and suspension have waylaid him. Is it too late for him to be a factor in Baltmore's backfield?   more »

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Trivia: June 2, 2019

On the AFC side, the Ravens, Texans, Jaguars and Raiders haven’t retired any numbers. What is the only NFC team that hasn’t retired a number? answer »

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Around the NFL: Houston tight ends

The Texans are looking for a tight end to step up. They’ve drafted three of them in the last two years, and they recently released veteran Ryan Griffin.   more »

Around the NFL: Tight end receiving

The Jaguars selected tight end Josh Oliver (pictured) in the third round. Rookie tight ends don't often make an impact, but Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone is pleased by what he's seen out of the rookie so far. Small wonder, since he didn't see tight ends do much of anything for his team last season.   more »

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Trivia: June 1, 2019

Who’s the only quarterback who’s attempted 70 passes in a game? answer »

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