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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27 Aug 2015, 10:56pm by Aaron Schatz
Want to hear me talk about Football Outsiders Almanac 2015 and the upcoming season for about a half an hour? I made my annual appearance on The Sports-Casters podcast. You'll want to forward in about 30 minutes to hear my interview. They also talk to Adam Lazarus about his new book on the glory days of the Joe Gibbs Redskins.
26 Aug 2015, 01:00pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's the ESPN Insider version of our Top 25 Prospects list from Football Outsiders Almanac 2015. Once again, this is our annual list of the top prospects among later-drafted and undrafted players who aren't rookies anymore, but are still young with potential to blossom and become important pieces on their teams. Pittsburgh's Martavis Bryant is this year's No. 1.
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23 Aug 2015, 12:25pm by Aaron Schatz
Regarding an error on the stats regarding base, nickel, and dime defenses in Football Outsiders Almanac 2015. (Click to read more.)
21 Aug 2015, 02:43pm by Aaron Schatz
As is now an annual tradition, Deadspin brings the world a survey of the fabulous Football Outsiders Almanac 2015, with a paragraph from each of the 32 NFL chapters to give you a taste of the book if you haven't bought it yet. (And if you haven't bought it yet, why not? Sterling has tuition payments and Scott needs money for dinner.)
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