Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Aug 2003, 12:15pm by Aaron Schatz

In Focus: NFC West

All four NFC West teams have the same problem, one they share with a lot of other teams. Why do so many offenses rush more in one direction even though they gain far more yards per carry in the other direction? Do coaches just have no idea about team strengths? Plus, more notes on what our new stats say about the Cards, Rams, Niners, and Seahawks.

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25 Aug 2003, 04:48am by Aaron Schatz

In Focus: NFC South

Continuing our division-by-division look at our new stats. How screwed are the Falcons by Michael Vick's injury? How amazing is the Bucs defense, and what is their secret weakness?

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24 Aug 2003, 01:31am by Jason Beattie

I'm a Loser, Baby

It's the introduction to our very special form of fantasy football -- where the worst players are the best players. Welcome to the Loser League.

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18 Aug 2003, 02:06am by Aaron Schatz

In Focus: AFC West

Continuing our division-by-division look at our new stats. Which side of the great Denver o-line is best? Which AFC West offense specializes in plays up the middle, and which AFC West offense avoids the middle?

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15 Aug 2003, 02:12pm by Al & Ian

Scramble for the Ball: 2003 Survivor Draft

What kind of insane football fans hold their own fantasy draft two months before the season, each picking six different teams? Our own Ian and Al, that's who.

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14 Aug 2003, 04:18am by Aaron Schatz

Quarterbacks and Favorite Receivers

Some teams showed completely different pass offenses with two different quarterbacks in 2002. If one of those quarterbacks is now out of the picture, what does that mean for those teams and their offensive efficiency... not to mention your fantasy draft? (No, Vick is not included, since the only WR that had a different value with Doug Johnson was Shawn Jefferson, no longer in Atlanta.)

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07 Aug 2003, 12:51pm by Aaron Schatz

In Focus: NFC East

Continuing our division-by-division look at our new stats. Is Jeremy Shockey really an average TE? Are NFC East QBs headed for trouble this year? What makes Philly's rush D so good?

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07 Aug 2003, 12:47pm by Aaron Schatz

Pythagoras Grades the Coaches

Which coaches win the close ones? We rank the last 20 years of coaches based on the ability to win more games than expected based on point differential. The top coaches have something unexpected in common... and the coach at the bottom is even more surprising.

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06 Aug 2003, 01:15pm by Aaron Schatz

Do 2003 Schedule Changes Affect Fantasy Football Value?

Which players face easier or harder fantasy schedules this year? Do schedule changes year to year affect fantasy value more than real value, or vice versa?

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01 Aug 2003, 11:59pm by Al & Ian

Scramble for the Ball: Series Premiere

Welcome to the first edition of a weekly column here at Football Outsiders, Scramble for the Ball. Each week Ian and Al will take a look at what's going on in the NFL from a fan perspective, including fantasy football advice, office pool picks, and players we love and hate.

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