07 Sep 2015, 10:04pm by Aaron Schatz
It's the idea so good, The Onion once stole it from us! The Loser League is back for 2015. This year, we've changed the rules: the penalty for wide receivers is now based on a minimum of three targets, rather than a minimum of two catches. So go out and pick up that guy who's gonna get one catch a week, as long as they throw him a couple of incomplete passes too! Teams are due by midnight on Saturday night September 12. Winner gets a free copy of our 2016 KUBIAK fantasy football projections.
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07 Sep 2015, 04:36pm by Aaron Schatz
I thought this was interesting; a reader named "Roto Nate" took a look at the last five years of Football Outsiders broken tackle stats to see just how much correlation there is from year to year and whether broken tackles per touch do anything to help predict running backs in fantasy football.
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04 Sep 2015, 08:14pm by Aaron Schatz
Click here for a running list (and discussion) of bigger-name cuts on September 4-5.
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04 Sep 2015, 01:03pm by Aaron Schatz
I made my annual appearance on the "Beating the Book" podcast with Gill Alexander to promote Football Outsiders Almanac 2015 and discuss where our projections differ most from Las Vegas over/unders. Here's your chance to get a sneak peak at the changes in our win projections that will be published when we run updated numbers for the 2015 season next Wednesday. First you can listen to Dr. Bob Stoll talking about the upcoming college season, then my portion starts around 30 minutes in.
04 Sep 2015, 12:48pm by Aaron Schatz
Once again in 2015, we have teamed up with EA Sports to bring Football Outsiders-branded player content to Madden 16 Ultimate Team. Each week, we'll be picking out a handful of players who starred in that week's games. Some of them will be well-known players who stood out in DVOA and DYAR. Others will be under-the-radar players who only stood out with advanced stats. Usually, we'll announce the players each Tuesday in the DVOA commentary article, and the players will be available in Madden Ultimate Team packs the following weekend.
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03 Sep 2015, 10:19am by Aaron Schatz
Go ahead, discuss. You think it's over, but let's be honest, the NFL will appeal and this will NEVER END. But for now, Tom Brady plays. KUBIAK update coming by tonight.
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02 Sep 2015, 05:23pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders announces NFL data collection partnership with Baseball Info Solutions (as "Sports Info Solutions") and Fantasy Insiders. (Click to read more.)
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02 Sep 2015, 12:23pm by Aaron Schatz
Each year that ESPN has done its #NFLRANK list of the top 100 players in the NFL, Football Outsiders has provided an audit that lists players we think are overrated and underrated on that list. Here's our audit for 2015, starting with the high probability that Adrian Peterson is no longer the top running back in the game. Also overrated: Joe Haden and Joe Staley. Underrated: Andrew Whitworth, Josh Sitton, and Connor Barwin.
31 Aug 2015, 12:13pm by Aaron Schatz
Who wants to ride on the wheel of starting quarterbacks? Tyrod Taylor is now the starter in Buffalo, and Kirk Cousins will be the starter in Washington. (Click to read more.)
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28 Aug 2015, 03:33pm by Aaron Schatz
Someone sent me this link on Twitter, and it's a really good guide to understanding one of my pet peeves about football on television: announcers who can't understand the difference between a jet sweep, an end around, a reverse, and a double reverse. Familiarize yourself with the lingo! Note that there also are some folks who DO think there's a difference also between a "jet sweep" and a "fly sweep," though the linked article lists them as the same play.
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