01 Jul 2014, 12:32pm by Aaron Schatz
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.)
03 Jan 2014, 04:40pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
12 Jul 2012, 03:23pm by Aaron Schatz
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!
30 Apr 2015, 07:11pm by Aaron Schatz
FO readers will want to keep up with this link tonight, Mike Tanier's pick-by-pick analysis over at Bleacher Report. Sure to be a lot of fun whenever the Eagles do whatever insane thing Chip Kelly is planning on.
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28 Apr 2015, 05:45pm by Aaron Schatz
You could see your artwork on the cover of Football Outsiders Almanac 2015, and snag yourself a free copy too. (Click for details.)
28 Apr 2015, 01:20pm by Aaron Schatz
I'm not going to pretend to be any kind of expert on the legal issues involved here, but it certainly makes the league look better to no longer claim its ridiculous tax-exempt status. Obviously a big gain here is that the league no longer has to publicly disclose the salary of its top executives including Roger Goodell. Gain for the league, that is. Not necessarily a gain for us, the public.
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28 Apr 2015, 01:13pm by Aaron Schatz
Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has solidified his position as one of the great draft busts in NFL history. He had only three sacks in his first two years but won't get to turn things around because he's now earned a one-year suspension for violating the NFL drug policy. Jordan is one of the great successful calls in SackSEER history. In fact, SackSEER actually overprojected him based on his draft position.
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16 Apr 2015, 06:01pm by Aaron Schatz
Last year, not a single team started the same five offensive linemen in all 16 games. (Click to read more.)
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09 Apr 2015, 11:25pm by Aaron Schatz
It's nice to see a future Hall of Famer understand that his body doesn't have much left and hang it up rather than go on one of those late-career tours playing a season for another team or two and getting cut by some random team before the season two years too late. I found it particularly interesting that Polamalu's decision was in part inspired by his Christian faith because it is Greek Orthodox Holy Week. You don't hear a lot about famous Greek Orthodox Christians, especially those who aren't actually of Greek descent.
80 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2015, 9:58am by chemical burn
09 Apr 2015, 11:35am by Aaron Schatz
Following in the footsteps of ESPN's NBA coverage, ESPN Insider has put together a group of writers called the ESPN Insider NFL Front Office that mocks the conversations that would take place in a real front office. Mark Dominik serves as general manager, Herm Edwards as head coach, and Louis Riddick as director of pro personnel. Mel Kiper and Todd McShay take turns serving as director of college scouting, and yours truly holds the role of analytics department. This week we've been discussing what we would do with the top five picks in the draft were we running those five teams.
6 comments, Last at 14 Apr 2015, 1:13pm by speedegg