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15 Sep 2015, 10:54pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 1 DVOA Ratings

Using just one week of stats, all the winning teams rate as better than all the losing teams, which is stranger than you think. Tennessee and Buffalo had the best Week 1, but a longer-term view still favors New England and Green Bay.

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99 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2015, 5:21pm by WeaponX

15 Sep 2015, 10:00pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly: Impressive First Weeks

In the second edition of my new fantasy football podcast for ESPN, Anita Marks and I discuss impressive first weeks for a number of tight ends and less impressive first weeks for a number of stud wide receivers, plus what players will benefit from injuries in Dallas, Arizona, and Indianapolis.

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2 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2015, 4:57pm by AyoubTab

11 Sep 2015, 11:52am by Aaron Schatz

Football Outsiders for Madden 16: September 11

Here's a look at the five players from our Top 25 Prospects list who are available as boosted Football Outsiders players in Madden 16 Ultimate Team this week. (Click to read more.)

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2 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2015, 4:55pm by AyoubTab

10 Sep 2015, 06:06pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: September 10

In the inaugural episode of the Off the Charts Football Podcast, Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the updated DVOA projections. Why have the Packers fallen, and which NFC North teams could potentially benefit? Why are the Rams so high? Why are the Dolphins so low? What is going on in the NFC South?

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10 Sep 2015, 11:37am by Aaron Schatz

IR-Designated: Year of the Center

Hey, kids, it's the year of starting centers going on the IR-Designated to Return list. You all knew about Maurkice Pouncey in Pittsburgh. Yesterday, New England put center Bryan Stork on IR-Designated due to a concussion. An even bigger surprise in Minnesota today, where John Sullivan had back surgery today. Both Sullivan and Stork are now out at least through Week 8.

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09 Sep 2015, 05:57pm by Aaron Schatz

2015 DVOA Projections

Our annual DVOA projections have some surprising teams as Super Bowl contenders, including St. Louis and Atlanta. Not surprising: Seattle is the favorite to win Super Bowl 50.

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115 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2015, 10:22pm by LionInAZ

08 Sep 2015, 06:24pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly: The Ripple Effect

Hey, it's the first edition of ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly featuring yours truly along with Anita Marks. For this inaugural edition of our podcast, we talk about the ripple effect from players with early-season injuries and suspensions, then go through basic early expectations for this year's top rookie wide receivers and running backs.

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07 Sep 2015, 10:04pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Loser League 2015 is Here!

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

Broken Tackles Per Touch: Predictive Statistic?

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

2015 Running Final Cuts Thread

Click here for a running list (and discussion) of bigger-name cuts on September 4-5.

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85 comments, Last at 09 Sep 2015, 11:21pm by Noah of Arkadia