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.
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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.)
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01 Sep 2016, 03:09pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey everyone! The Off The Charts podcast is back for its second season, featuring me and Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions talking about the NFL, advanced stats, and all of the charting data SIS is collecting for us. Our second preseason edition looks at the AFC forecast for 2016. (Click to read more.)
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29 Aug 2016, 12:19pm by Aaron Schatz
In a new feature at ESPN Insider, I look at the worst QB situations ever for defending Super Bowl champions. There's a big gap between 47 teams and the 1986 Bears, and then a huge chasm between the 1986 Bears and two Broncos teams, including the current Broncos.
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27 Aug 2016, 10:25am by Aaron Schatz
Time for some media promotion of Football Outsiders Almanac 2016! Here's a running list of links to interviews we did on the book with various SB Nation team blogs.
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26 Aug 2016, 01:38pm by Aaron Schatz
Time for my annual appearance on the Sports-Caster podcast, talking about the season preview in Football Outsiders Almanac 2016. Among the discussion topics: what is up with those 700 simulations where Cleveland actually wins the Super Bowl? My interview starts around 67:30 of this audio file.
26 Aug 2016, 01:09pm by Aaron Schatz
The Kindle version of FOA 2016 is finally available. We are sorry the conversion process took so long this year. It costs $17.99 from Amazon. If you bought a copy of the print book from Amazon, you'll be able to get a Kindle version free. We apologize, we can't offer free Kindle match for anyone who bought the book in PDF form or from Createspace.
24 Aug 2016, 06:04pm by Aaron Schatz
We're two weeks away from the start of the regular season, and the Chargers still haven't signed third overall pick Joey Bosa. The problem seems to be a disagreement over offset language. Bosa wants the language that is generally put in all contracts for top-five picks; San Diego has never used such language, mostly because they haven't had a top-five pick in a few years. Today, the Chargers actually released a statement to the media detailing their position, I guess in an attempt to force Bosa to accede to their demands. They want everyone know how much money they are offering him.
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24 Aug 2016, 05:32pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders is happy to announce a partnership with IQ Fantasy Sports, bringing you a way to get KUBIAK fantasy football projections on your iPhone separate from our Excel workbook. (Click to read more.)
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