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01 Jul 2014, 12:32pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Update on KUBIAK and FOA 2014

We're almost at July, which means people are going to start wondering when the 2014 KUBIAK fantasy football projections and Football Outsiders Almanac 2014 are going to show up for sale on Football Outsiders. I wanted to let everyone know about this year's delays. Both KUBIAK and the book will be delayed this year. We're hoping it's not for more than a week or two, but I'll be honest, there's a possibility the book won't be ready until early August. KUBIAK, at least, should be ready by July 16. (Click to read more.)

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03 Jan 2014, 04:40pm by Aaron Schatz

2014 Football Outsiders Playoff Challenge

Hey everybody! Time for the third edition of our Playoff Challenge game. Here's how it works: You need to pick a roster consisting of 2 QB, 4 RB, 4 WR, and 2 TE. However, you must pick one player from each of the 12 playoff teams, no duplicates. Whoever has the highest fantasy score during the playoffs wins a copy of Football Outsiders Almanac 2014 and the 2014 KUBIAK fantasy football projections. Standard fantasy scoring, no PPR. Thanks again to former Scramble writer Ian Dembsky for the idea for this game.

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12 Jul 2012, 03:23pm by Aaron Schatz

KUBIAK and FOA 2012 Available! (UPDATE)

Football Outsiders Almanac 2012 (PDF version) and the KUBIAK fantasy football spreadsheet are now on sale. Find out more details in this post. Now with samples!

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28 Jan 2015, 04:47pm by Aaron Schatz

B.S. Report: Aaron Schatz on Super Bowl XLIX

Hey, kids, it's my annual pre-Super Bowl numbers breakdown with Bill Simmons on the B.S. Report. This time, the Patriots aren't favored to win the game. Well, not by us, anyway. 50-50 all the way! We also talk about that other thing, so if you don't want to hear me say the same things I've been saying on Twitter about that thing, don't listen.

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28 Jan 2015, 04:16pm by Aaron Schatz

Key and Peele East-West Bowl III

HELL to the YES. Featuring guest stars!

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28 Jan 2015, 01:08pm by Aaron Schatz

Kickers Are Forever

A good feature on Five Thirty-Eight about the gradual, unstoppable, constant improvement of NFL kickers when it comes to field-goal accuracy. The research points out that many of our fourth-down models are actually outdated because they underestimate the odds of hitting a long field goal. Of course, this also makes punting from the opponent's 35 look even more stupid.

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27 Jan 2015, 05:40pm by Aaron Schatz

Super Bowl XLIX's Insane Penalty Stats

Seattle and New England were among the most penalized teams in the NFL this year, and among the teams with the fewest penalties on their opponents. But the gap between Seattle and the rest of the NFL on that latter number is a bit nuts.

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27 Jan 2015, 04:11pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Madden 15 Ultimate Team for January 30

We've got a special release of Football Outsiders-branded players for Madden 15 Ultimate Team this weekend. (Click to read more.)

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25 Jan 2015, 06:43pm by Aaron Schatz

Josh Gordon Facing One-Year Ban

Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns has failed an alcohol test and is now facing a likely one-year ban from the NFL. Yes, alcohol. Because of Gordon's previous positive drug tests and DUI arrests, he was not even allowed to drink alcohol. My response to stories like this used to be anger about how guys were wasting their talents, but I've learned over the last couple years that alcohol abuse is a lot more complicated than that. So now my reaction is just sadness. It's sadness that Josh Gordon can't beat these disease. I hope he can get the help he needs.

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23 Jan 2015, 06:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Vote in the 2014 Football Outsiders Awards!

Voting is now open in the 12th annual Football Outsiders Awards, our version of the Internet Baseball Awards where our readers get to have their say for the best and worst players of the year, plus our traditional pick of the best and worst ads from this year's NFL broadcasts. You can vote between now and January 31.

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