09 Sep 2014, 04:20pm by Aaron Schatz
We always say not to jump to conclusions about a team's true quality after a Week 1 loss. But the meaning of one loss to a team's playoff chances are another issue entirely.
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07 Sep 2014, 07:31pm by Aaron Schatz
To get you ready for the season premiere of Monday Night Football, here's a piece on why the FO projections say San Diego is the best Super Bowl contender nobody is talking about.
06 Sep 2014, 04:15pm by Aaron Schatz
Apologies, but due to an error in the re-written playoff odds program, the playoff odds we originally ran with our DVOA projections on Wednesday were slightly incorrect. (The NFC was mistakenly given home-field advantage in the Super Bowl; the three London games were also not coded as neutral-site games.) We have corrected these issues, added the Green Bay-Seattle game as final, and re-run the playoff odds for you to enjoy.
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05 Sep 2014, 09:59am by Aaron Schatz
Once again for 2014, we're partnering with EA Sports to bring special Football Outsiders-branded items to Madden 15 Ultimate Team. Find out the first five players to go into packs this weekend. (Click to read more.)
04 Sep 2014, 05:49pm by Aaron Schatz
If you are an FO Premium subscriber, you can receive an e-mail whenever we update the FO Premium picks with a new week's worth of games. To do this, please go to your My Account page. At the top, look for the link under "Manage Subscriptions." Check the box for "Premium Notification" and save.
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03 Sep 2014, 05:02pm by Aaron Schatz
Our annual DVOA projections are all about probabilities. Thanks in part to their less competitive conference, Denver has the highest probability of walking away from this season as Super Bowl XLIX champion.
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02 Sep 2014, 03:16pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey kids, B.S. Report! Bill Simmons and I talk about the upcoming season, including our picks for the top teams competing for the Super Bowl, the most likely unexpected Super Bowl contender (we're both on San Diego), and the most likely team to go through a "hell season" (Bill says San Francisco, I say Arizona).
5 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2014, 9:12pm by WhyCantIJustBuyTheDownloadThisShouldntBeSoHard
02 Sep 2014, 03:05pm by Aaron Schatz
It's time for the TENTH ANNUAL Football Outsiders Open Loser League competition. Yes, tenth. Kind of nutty. And we haven't changed the rules at all in all that time. Even though we probably should. We're lazy that way. Come pick your roster of bad (but not bad enough to get benched) players for the first half of 2014, with a shot at winning free fantasy projections for 2015. Let's see how many of you can do this without Trent Richardson on your team.
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31 Aug 2014, 01:53pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, that was a long wait. The Patriots have dealt Ryan Mallett to Houston for a sixth-round pick. I still think grabbing Mallett in the third round of the 2011 draft was a good gamble, it was just a gamble that didn't work out as hoped. Better a sixth-round pick than nothing, I suppose. Houston now has to decide if they want to try to extend Mallett, or do they just wait to see if he ends up playing later this year and how he does.
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29 Aug 2014, 04:01pm by Aaron Schatz
We're so sorry this took so long, but all the FO player pages are now updated with 2013 stats. That includes both offensive and defensive players. All readers can see the last three seasons; FO Premium subscribers can see entire careers. In addition, similarity scores are now updated to reflect last season's performance. So, for example, you can now see that the most similar player to Brandon Marshall's 2013 is Eric Moulds in 2002, and the most similar player to Marshall for 2011-2013 is Roddy White 2009-2011. Most similar is listed for all readers; FO Premium subscribers get a top ten.