14 Sep 2016, 12:06pm by Aaron Schatz
New on ESPN Insider, Rivers McCown points out that Jared Goff's preseason stats were actually better than Carson Wentz's preseason stats, and not that dissimilar from some other recent top picks. Meanwhile, the best rookie in the preseason in recent history was Blake Bortles, who finished last in passing DYAR that year.
14 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2016, 11:28pm by LionInAZ
13 Sep 2016, 05:33pm by Aaron Schatz
San Francisco and Philadelphia are surprise leaders in DVOA after Week 1, but you have to remember to apply common-sense opponent adjustments until we have a big enough sample to apply the actual ones.
94 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2016, 4:45pm by LionInAZ
13 Sep 2016, 12:54pm by Aaron Schatz
I figured I should provide a place for FO readers to debate these horrible monstrosities. After all, we've always been about having fun with elements of fandom, not just stat analysis. These uniforms are mostly awful, and the fact that they didn't color coordinate so that both teams in a game would wear them at the same time seems ridiculous too. The whole thing is ridiculous. The best ones are the ones that are naturally traditional, like the Giants in all white with the red and blue trim. Last year's Rams-Bucs game, on the other hand, was a hiddeous affront against nature.
47 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2016, 10:51pm by TomKelso
13 Sep 2016, 11:10am by Aaron Schatz
People were surprised when our preseason DVOA projections had Baltimore as the No. 5 defense in the NFL, but there are plenty of reasons to believe the Ravens are ready to return to their usual form: mediocre offense powered into the playoff race by strong defense and excellent special teams.
08 Sep 2016, 04:28pm by Aaron Schatz
Once again this season, we're partnering with EA Sports to bring special Football Outsiders-branded items to Madden 17 Ultimate Team. Find out the first five players to go into packs this weekend. (Click to read more.)
07 Sep 2016, 07:40pm by Aaron Schatz
Our updated 2016 projections still say the two best teams in the NFL are in the NFC West. Other teams have moved up and down because of quarterback injuries and offensive line changes.
70 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2016, 8:04pm by jellygamatgoldg
07 Sep 2016, 04:23pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders is proud to introduce two new Premium products that readers have long requested: 1) Weekly fantasy football projections and 2) Game charting metrics updated throughout the 2016 regular season. (Click to read more.)
12 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2016, 8:08pm by Aaron Schatz
07 Sep 2016, 12:53pm by Aaron Schatz
This ESPN Insider feature piece ranks all 32 teams' schedules for 2016 based on average projected DVOA of all 16 opponents, adjusted for injuries and suspensions early in the season. The hardest schedules belong to San Francisco and the AFC East teams; the easiest belong to Dallas and the teams of the NFC North and AFC North.
7 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2016, 6:32pm by eagle97a
06 Sep 2016, 06:52pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey kids, it's time to join your favorite contest. Pick the worst fantasy players in the NFL, the guys who'll be racking up statlines of 9 carries for 15 yards and 1 catch for 4 yards on 3 targets. You can win a free copy of our KUBIAK fantasy projections next season, or a free copy of Football Outsiders Almanac 2017! Entries end on Saturday night.
02 Sep 2016, 01:56pm by Aaron Schatz
We've got a very special extra edition of the Off The Charts podcast this week, as Aaron Schatz and Ben Muth interview longtime NFL offensive line coach Howard Mudd about his new book The View from the O-Line: Football According to NFL Offensive Linemen and an Uncommon Coach. It's an hour-long interview that touches on Mudd's whole career with particular insight about the Peyton Manning Colts but also discussion of Bernie Kosar and the Browns, the early-90s Chiefs, and the mid-90s Seahawks. (Click to read more.)
4 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2016, 12:44pm by theslothook