04 Nov 2015, 02:05pm by Aaron Schatz
Today's ESPN Insider feature looks at the teams with the toughest and easiest remaining schedules. Rather than simply using average DVOA of remaining opponents, we ranked schedules by going through game-by-game to figure out how often an average (0.0%) DVOA team would be expected to win each game, accounting for both the opponent and whether the game was on the road or at home.
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03 Nov 2015, 08:32pm by Aaron Schatz
Denver shoots up our rankings with a big win over Green Bay, part of an AFC West surge that gives Kansas City an outside shot at the playoffs and gives Oakland its highest DVOA rank since Football Outsiders was founded in 2003.
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03 Nov 2015, 06:14pm by Aaron Schatz
Among the subjects on this week's Fantasy Football Weekly podcast with Anita Marks and Aaron Schatz: we break down players who will get more playing time after Week 8's big injuries, discuss which teams have favorable second-half schedules, and talk about which fantasy teams want to trade for Matt Ryan -- and which ones will want to deal him away.
03 Nov 2015, 11:18am by Aaron Schatz
The Titans hired Ken Whisenhunt to take over a team that went 7-9 in 2013. He's gone 3-20 since. But when you fire a guy after less than two years... I've got to wonder if there's more of a story going on behind the scenes here than just "Tennessee isn't winning games." Mike Mularkey takes over as interim coach.
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02 Nov 2015, 06:27pm by Aaron Schatz
Yay, actual trade deadline deals. We don't get many of those in the NFL. The 49ers are sending Vernon Davis and a 2016 seventh-round pick to Denver for sixth-round picks in 2015 and 2016. Not much value there for San Francisco, especially because I wonder if Denver might get a compensatory sixth- or seventh-round pick if Davis signs elsewhere after this season.
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29 Oct 2015, 03:48pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's Off The Charts podcast takes a look at last week's Jets-Patriots matchup, and breaks down this week's big Broncos-Packers battle of 6-0 teams. Plus, what's gotten into the Miami Dolphins these last two games?
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29 Oct 2015, 03:40pm by Aaron Schatz
This ESPN feature looks at the divisional races using our playoff odds simulation. There don't look to be a lot of competitive races this year, but there's a good one between the Falcons and Panthers, plus the scrum in the NFC East, and whatever you call the mess in the AFC South -- where 10 percent of our simulations end up with a 6-10 team winning the division.
27 Oct 2015, 06:49pm by Aaron Schatz
The Patriots return to the No. 1 spot, in a tight battle with Arizona and Green Bay atop the DVOA ratings. Plus: Denver and the worst 6-0 teams ever, and why is Teddy Bridgewater's DVOA rating so much lower than his QBR?
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27 Oct 2015, 04:56pm by Aaron Schatz
This week on the ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly podcast with Aaron Schatz and Anita Marks, we discuss Arian Foster's replacements and what to expect from star wide receivers returning from injury. (Hint: Check out DeSean Jackson's schedule for the fantasy football playoffs.) Plus, a look at the best rookies in dynasty, and why FO stats always thought Stefon Diggs was a better bet than Kevin White.
27 Oct 2015, 12:24pm by Aaron Schatz
This article counts down the top ten teams that have a shot at the top pick in 2016. Although no team has established itself as the clear favorite to pick No. 1, there is a fairly significant gap between Lions and the rest of the league. It's not because Detroit is the worst team in the league; our ratings currently put them ahead of Houston and San Francisco. But at 1-6, the Lions are tied for the NFL's worst record, and their schedule gets tougher the rest of the way, partly because of the split between home and road games.
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