21 Aug 2016, 11:02pm by Aaron Schatz
Thanks to Deadspin, which helps us promote Football Outsiders Almanac each year by running one paragraph they like best from each of the 32 NFL team chapters. If you haven't bought the book yet and are looking for a larger preview than just our free Giants chapter download, you can find a bit about every team here.
17 Aug 2016, 07:07pm by Aaron Schatz
The Off The Charts podcast is back for its second season, featuring me and Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions talking about the NFL, advanced stats, and all of the charting data SIS is collecting for us. In this first edition, we take a look at the NFC projections in FOA 2016. (Click to read more.)
17 Aug 2016, 01:40pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey! It's time for more preseason podcast appearances. Here I am with Robert Mays doing The Ringer's NFL podcast. This episode is about the AFC East specifically, and I talk a lot about the Jets and Patriots, but we do discuss the general NFL forecast of FOA 2016 as well.
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17 Aug 2016, 09:45am by Aaron Schatz
Over on ESPN Insider, I take a look at the eight last-place teams from 2015 and which one is most likely to make the postseason according to our playoff odds simulation. Things are looking good for Dallas, and San Diego's going to be in the playoff race too. San Francisco and Cleveland, not so much.
10 Aug 2016, 05:56pm by Aaron Schatz
It's time to say goodbye to another Football Outsiders writer, but this one is going to try to win football games instead of just writing about them. (Click to read more.)
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02 Aug 2016, 11:19am by Aaron Schatz
Look, it's our annual Top 25 Prospects list, as also seen in the brand-new Football Outsiders Almanac 2016. This is our annual list of players who were not top draft picks, haven't played much yet, but still may play major roles in the NFL in the coming years. The top three are RB David Johnson of Arizona, DE Danielle Hunter of Minnesota, and DE Henry Anderson of Indianapolis.
This is the tenth anniversary of the Top 25 Prospects list, so I'm sure we'll be writing some sort of retrospective on the site before the new season begins.
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01 Aug 2016, 02:54pm by Aaron Schatz
You can now download our new book, Football Outsiders Almanac 2016. (Click to read more.)
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27 Jul 2016, 07:21pm by Aaron Schatz
One-year deal for $12 million according to Ian Rapoport. Good for the Jets. Too late to update anything in our book, though.
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25 Jul 2016, 05:06pm by Aaron Schatz
With the release of Football Outsiders Almanac 2016 now one week away, we've uploaded this year's sample chapter on the New York Giants. Plus, an update on our discussion forums. (Click to read more.)
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22 Jul 2016, 10:38am by Aaron Schatz
It's not yet official because of an appeal, but Le'Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for another violation of league drug policy. This time, it's for missing a test, not for failing one. A four-game suspension would be a big deal, both for real football (Pittsburgh is a leading Super Bowl contender) and fantasy football (depending on your league scoring, Bell or Todd Gurley will be the No. 1 running back in our KUBIAK projections before considering the suspension).
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