20 Nov 2015, 01:28pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's an article on ESPN Insider looking at which teams are likely to see regression in the second half because of elements of the game that are either out of their control or simply non-predictive. Among the items analyzed: performance in close games, fumble recovery rates, dropped passes by opponents, dropped interceptions, and performance by opposing kickers.
19 Nov 2015, 03:21pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, want to get in on the advanced sports analytics business? If you're an experienced software engineer, you're in luck. We wanted to post this job listing as a favor to our friends at TruMedia and to our readers who are looking to get into this line of work. For those who don't know, TruMedia powers a lot of the stats infrastructure for ESPN Stats & Information and works directly with both MLB and NFL teams.
19 Nov 2015, 02:49pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's Off The Charts podcast looks closely at three teams where the win-loss record does not quite match our DVOA ratings. Go deeper into the world of the Minnesota Vikings and how they relate to a baseball stats concept known as "sequencing." Learn about the Kansas City Chiefs and a running game that somehow got better without Jamaal Charles. And go back in time to revisit the similarities between the 2015 Seattle Seahawks and the team that had the best DVOA ever for a 4-5 team: the 2003 Tampa Bay Bucs.
17 Nov 2015, 08:20pm by Aaron Schatz
The top four teams in DVOA stay the same after a week full of upsets, but what is Seattle doing at No. 5 after losing to Arizona? Plus, a more in-depth look at how Week 1's loss is dragging Minnesota down in our numbers.
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17 Nov 2015, 05:27pm by Aaron Schatz
This week on the ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly podcast: How can you replace Julian Edelman on your team, why Brock Osweiler could help the Denver running game, and looking at bye week fills for Week 11.
16 Nov 2015, 12:17pm by Aaron Schatz
The Saints are on pace to break the NFL record for touchdown passes allowed, so out you go, Rob Ryan. UPDATE: Well, change of plans. Apparently, these original reports were incorrect. In a press conference today, Sean Payton insisted that Rob Ryan was still his defensive coordinator. As of Monday afternoon, at least.
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12 Nov 2015, 03:53pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's the latest edition of the Off The Charts podcast, as Aaron Schatz and Scott Spratt go through Football Outsiders metrics and Sports Info Solutions charting on these topics: What do the injuries to Andrew Luck, Ben Roethlisberger, and Dion Lewis mean for their teams going forward? What's wrong with the Packers defense, and how wrong is it? And who are the best MVP candidates by FO numbers so far, and the worst players by those numbers?
12 Nov 2015, 03:47pm by Aaron Schatz
The time has come to join Part II of the Loser League! Pick the worst fantasy football players for Weeks 10-17 and you'll get a chance to win a free copy of our 2016 KUBIAK fantasy football projections.
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10 Nov 2015, 11:42pm by Aaron Schatz
This week on the Fantasy Football Weekly podcast we talk about how to deal if you have one of the many players who suffered injuries this week, including Andrew Luck, Ben Roethlisberger, and Dion Lewis. Plus, we look at possible bye week subs for Week 10 and when to finally give up on Eddie Lacy.
10 Nov 2015, 08:02pm by Aaron Schatz
New England stays at No. 1 and Carolina continues to rise, all the way up to No. 4 now. Plus, more fun in the AFC South: how do the Indianapolis win and Andrew Luck's injury affect the chances of another division champ with a losing record?
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