Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

04 Jan 2006, 02:17pm by admin

2006 Playoff Fantasy Draft

For the third straight year, the FO staff gets together to talk about the playoffs and put on our own playoff fantasy draft. Can the Giants go far in the playoffs? Will Chicago actually score any points? What is the "Patriots magic beans" theory? Of course, in a playoff fantasy draft, you want as many players from the top seeds as possible. Can we actually take three Seattle receivers? Yes, we can.

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90 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2006, 9:34pm by RLB

03 Jan 2006, 07:03pm by Aaron Schatz

Final 2005 DVOA Ratings

Indianapolis ranks as the top team of 2005 according to the final Football Outsiders DVOA ratings, by the slimmest of margins over the Denver Broncos. Kansas City moves all the way up to third, something they can look back on with pride as they set their January tee times. The fact that the Chiefs moved ahead of the Seahawks should be a clue as to the major problem explored in this week's commentary on FOXSports.com. Hint: Do you know the names Seneca Wallace and Bam Childress?

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104 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2006, 1:04pm by Sid

03 Jan 2006, 04:59pm by Ned Macey

Loser League Second Half Report

The last shall be first and the first shall be last. So goes the theory of Loser League, where fans of Kyle Orton and Antowain Smith can see their favorite players truly excel. Ned Macey takes a look back at the second half of the league to see which players shine when mediocrity is the goal.

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14 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2006, 1:16am by Catfish

01 Jan 2006, 03:15pm by admin

FO Mailbag

Where does Marvin Harrison rank among the greatest receivers of all time? Why wasn't Seattle's win over Philadelphia one of the top ten games of the year? If the 1000-yard season is no big deal anymore, how many yards should count as a great season? We answer those questions and do some in-depth explaining of DVOA in this week’s mailbag. Note: no Audibles column this week.

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62 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2006, 6:36pm by CaffeineMan

31 Dec 2005, 12:42am by admin

Win and You're In -- But Does It Matter?

In this week's game previews from the New York Sun, Aaron Schatz looks at which teams on the postseason bubble might blow a shot at the playoffs against an inferior opponent. But as Michael David Smith points out, it may not matter -- because teams that need a win in the final week to make the playoffs never get as far as the Super Bowl.

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57 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2006, 1:42pm by judolphin

30 Dec 2005, 01:53pm by

SDA Bowl Spectacular Part II

The college bowl season is turning serious, and despite the events of the Alamo Bowl, Vinny and Russell are back to offer their insight and analysis of the New Year's weekend games. We've also set up a special separate thread for discussing the Rose Bowl, and you'll find that here.

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179 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2006, 10:03am by James Stephenson

30 Dec 2005, 10:00am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: All-Rookie Team

The first annual Too Deep Zone All-Rookie Team is built for smashmouth football. The linebackers are outstanding, the secondary is solid, and the running back can move the chains. There's even depth at punter. Just don't expect a great passing attack.

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47 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2006, 11:19pm by Björn

29 Dec 2005, 11:17am by Michael David Smith

Every Free Agent Counts

We take a break this week from analyzing one specific game to reflect on 10 players who will become free agents in 2006, ignoring the big names like Terrell Owens and Shaun Alexander and instead considering some of the lesser-known players who could make a big impact.

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54 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2006, 3:46pm by george nyarko

28 Dec 2005, 03:15pm by Al Bogdan

Scramble for the Ball: Tampa Bay's Nightmare

If you've ever wanted an in-depth look at a strength of victory tiebreaker situation, this is the article for you. There's also a fantasy draft gone horribly awry (Kevin Jones, anyone?) and an extraordinary smorgasbord of Best Bets from Al. Plus the newest Jason Beattie cartoon.

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30 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2006, 10:34am by NextCoast Winos

28 Dec 2005, 12:22pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 17

Without Tedy Bruschi, the Patriots might not go far in the playoffs. The same goes for the Bengals and Deltha O'Neal. And the Redskins may not even be in the playoffs without Mark Brunell. Will Carroll has medical updates on these players and others in this week's Black and Blue Report.

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24 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2005, 1:36am by mactbone