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!
01 Apr 2014, 01:59pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, kids! The 2014 Rookie Scouting Portfolio by our own "Futures" columnist Matt Waldman is now on sale. It's over 1,000 pages long -- seriously -- and covers 164 "skill position" prospects. You also get a post-draft add-on that discusses where each player was drafted and what that opportunity means for his fantasy value in both one-year and dynasty leagues. It costs $19.95, but ten percent of every sale is donated to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.
3 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2014, 2:13pm by Karl Cuba
26 Mar 2014, 11:50am by Aaron Schatz
The biggest of the remaining free agent dominoes fell this morning, in a surprising place. Jared Allen is headed to his old rivals in Chicago, to replace Julius Peppers. It's a four-year, $32 million contract that's more like a two-year, $15.5 million guaranteed contract. I really don't think Allen is anywhere near done. He had 11.5 sacks and 25 quarterback hurries last year (according to the FO game charting data that we're about 98 percent done cleaning up).
12 comments, Last at 31 Mar 2014, 9:41pm by Roch Bear
25 Mar 2014, 02:56pm by Aaron Schatz
Ralph Wilson, who has owned the Buffalo Bills since the founding of the American Football League in 1959, passed away today at the age of 95. We'll link an article once we have one.
3 comments, Last at 25 Mar 2014, 6:17pm by Mike B. In Va
21 Mar 2014, 06:57pm by Aaron Schatz
I figured this move needed its own thread rather than going in the big master free agency thread. Michael Vick signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets today for an undisclosed amount. This will of course do wonders for Geno Smith's confidence, I'm sure. It's not a terrible decision for Vick, however; he's reunited with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and the Jets will have a better defense and better chance to contend than, say, the Raiders.
20 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2014, 3:31pm by Sifter
21 Mar 2014, 12:54pm by Aaron Schatz
Plenty of fans who are otherwise analytical still believe in the importance of momentum in NFL games, despite study after study showing that no clear definition of it can be shown to clearly mean anything. But what if we're looking at the wrong scale by looking for momentum for whole teams?
35 comments, Last at 07 Apr 2014, 6:39pm by BengalFaninIN
19 Mar 2014, 02:12pm by Aaron Schatz
Offensive tackle Eric Winston is the new head of the players' union. He might be my favorite current player on Twitter, thanks to occasional actual insightful football comments. Let's hope he's as smart when it comes to labor issues. Winston played in Arizona a year ago and is currently a free agent.
2 comments, Last at 19 Mar 2014, 5:51pm by Jerry
17 Mar 2014, 05:58pm by Aaron Schatz
The big names have almost all signed. Bring on the bargains! Updated regularly with the latest news and reader discussion. (Click to read more.)
58 comments, Last at 25 Mar 2014, 1:28am by jtr
11 Mar 2014, 01:18pm by Aaron Schatz
Find out what Football Outsiders is putting in Madden 25 Ultimate Team packs this Friday. (Click to read more.)