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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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01 Jul 2015, 12:46pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Offenses Getting Older, Younger in 2015

This is a two-part series for ESPN Insider that's actually part of a four-part series. For the first time, we've done some work on estimated snap-weighted age for 2015, based on projected starters, last year's snap counts, and a regression that predicts snaps for rookies based on draft pick and position. The result is a look at which offenses are getting older this year (Indianapolis, Green Bay), which are getting younger (St. Louis, Tennessee), and what that means for how good those teams might be this season.

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26 Jun 2015, 04:45pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: KUBIAK/FOA 2015 Update

Here's an update on a number of Football Outsiders topics: the long-awaited back-end redesign, the release dates for Football Outsiders Almanac 2015 and the 2015 KUBIAK projections, and the FOA 2015 cover contest.

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17 Jun 2015, 11:25am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Why Rams Can't Build Offense Around Gurley

Todd Gurley could be the best running back since Adrian Peterson, but it won't matter. In the modern NFL, you simply can't build your offense around the running back. You build around the quarterback.

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29 May 2015, 02:45pm by Aaron Schatz

SI's Andy Benoit Seeks a Research Intern

Andy Benoit, former FO writer and now Sports Illustrated NFL analyst, is looking for a third party individual fact-checker / NFL researcher. The position requires an extensive knowledge of the NFL plus the drive to double-check even the seemingly most tedious of facts and explore and expound on other facts/stats/information. (Click to read more.)

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27 May 2015, 12:26pm by Aaron Schatz

Four Downs: NFC South

The Falcons are still trying to replace Tony Gonzalez, the Panthers must find a way to protect Cam Newton, the Bucs (as always) could use more pass rushers, and the Saints need anyone who can catch a football.

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26 May 2015, 01:33pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: 2014 Stats/Sim Scores Added to Player Pages

It got delayed by a lot of other things going on around Football Outsiders headquarters, but we've finally got all the FO player pages fully updated with 2014 stats. We've also updated the similarity scores at the bottom of player pages. Pretty much every player with significant playing time last season, other than offensive linemen and special teams specialists, is now listed with top ten similar players going back to either 1978 (offense) or 1997 (defense). For example, you can find that the most similar stats to A.J. Green in 2012-2014 belong to Larry Fitzgerald in 2006-2008, and the most similar stats to Jared Allen in 2012-2014 belong to Robertr Porcher in 1999-2001. (Click to read more.)

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21 May 2015, 05:53pm by Aaron Schatz

How Lavonte David Became So Inexplicably Good

Here's a good piece from SB Nation about our current No. 1 favorite underrated NFL player, Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David. The Miami high school product dreamed of playing for the U, but ended up following a winding road through community college and Nebraska to a home on Florida's other coast.

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