22 Jul 2014, 10:33am by Aaron Schatz
Here's another preview of Football Outsiders Almanac 2014 while you anxiously wait for tomorrow night's release. Once again this year, our Top 25 Prospects list is also running on ESPN Insider. This is our list of promising lower-drafted (or undrafted) young players who haven't yet gotten much playing time. This year's top five: Andre Ellington, Travis Kelce, Damontre Moore, Jordan Reed, and Terron Armstead.
21 Jul 2014, 01:06am by Aaron Schatz
Click here to download sample chapters for the upcoming Football Outsiders Almanac 2014.
20 comments, Last at 23 Jul 2014, 7:01pm by IlluminatusUIUC
16 Jul 2014, 03:16pm by Aaron Schatz
Finally... the 2014 Football Outsiders KUBIAK fantasy football projection spreadsheet is available. And this year, it can be yours for half the price, thanks to our friends at DraftKings.com. Click here to find out more.
09 Jul 2014, 01:04pm by Aaron Schatz
So, who's been the better quarterback out of the 2008 draft? Matt Ryan or Joe Flacco? (Click to read more.)
70 comments, Last at 17 Jul 2014, 2:39pm by TomKelso
02 Jul 2014, 12:25pm by Aaron Schatz
NFL.com's Ian Rappaport is reporting that arbitrator Stephen Burbank has ruled in favor of the New Orleans Saints: Jimmy Graham will be paid the franchise tender at the tight end position, not wide receiver.
59 comments, Last at 08 Jul 2014, 8:34pm by theslothook
01 Jul 2014, 10:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Sigh. Honestly, what is going on with linebackers and injuries this offseason? This is a huge blow to the Bills' defense, which was much better than most people realized last season. We know Nigel Bradham is nowhere near as good as Alonso, and it's hard to imagine that third-round rookie Preston Brown will be -- although hey, Alonso was a somewhat unknown second-rounder last year at this time. You never know.
2 comments, Last at 01 Jul 2014, 10:44pm by Raiderjoe
24 Jun 2014, 05:03pm by Aaron Schatz
Doug Farrar, Cian Fahey, and I had a bit of an e-mail round robin about Flowers about a month ago, before Kansas City cut him. Flowers had phenomenal charting stats in 2012 -- top ten in both Adjusted Success Rate and Adjusted Yards per Pass -- and then horrific charting stats in 2013. Looking closer with two film guys, though, it looked like less of a case of getting old and more a case of player and scheme really not matching. The Chiefs had always played Flowers on one side, period. Suddenly in 2013 they were moving him all over, sometimes into the slot.
4 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2014, 9:08pm by Scott C
19 Jun 2014, 04:07pm by Aaron Schatz
This isn't a hugely important player loss, but it is a sad one. While Eddie Lacy is on the precipice of stardom, the other running back Green Bay drafted last year, Johnathan Franklin, will probably never play again due to a neck injury sustained during a kickoff last year in Week 12. The Packers will be giving him a waived/injured designation, and in a tweet today Franklin indicated that he needs to move to the next phase of his life. I hope he invested his rookie salary well.
2 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2014, 6:13pm by Whatev
18 Jun 2014, 11:15am by Aaron Schatz
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s name "disparaging to Native Americans." It was a case filed by five Native Americans. This will limit the team's options regarding merchandising. Now that we're talking money, maybe we can finally get Dan Snyder to change the damn thing.
83 comments, Last at 26 Jun 2014, 4:53pm by tuluse
30 May 2014, 01:33pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, this is as big as the Cowboys losing Sean Lee to a torn ACL. Arizona inside linebacker Daryl Washington will miss the entire season, suspended due to the league's substance abuse policy. That's actually a little bit of a surprise, if only because it seemed a more likely reason for the suspension was Washington's recent plea bargain for an assault charge. (Beating up your ex-girlfriend is not a good thing.) The Cardinals may need to scramble now for veterans to play next to Kevin Minter.
23 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2014, 4:33pm by LionInAZ