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21 Aug 2017, 01:38pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Top 10 QBs in Adjusted Completion Rate

In the first part of a week-long series on ESPN Insider, we looked at the top 10 quarterbacks in 2016 in C%+ (passing-plus minus as a rate stat). Sam Bradford may have set the single-season record for completion percentage, but he only ranked third in C%+ when adjusting for down-and-distance.

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14 Aug 2017, 05:44pm by Scott Kacsmar

DVOA by Routes: Defenses

Our final part to the 2016 pass route study focuses on defenses. Which routes have the best trade-off between throwing touchdowns and limiting interceptions? We also offer some thoughts on the evolution and future of advanced stats analysis.

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2 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2017, 9:21am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

10 Aug 2017, 03:27pm by Scott Kacsmar

DVOA by Routes: Quarterbacks

Part II of our route study looks at 2016 quarterbacks. Who threw the deepest digs and the shortest curl routes? Who was crazy enough to throw 42 go routes and 28 fades? We finally have data to answer these questions.

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30 comments, Last at 14 Aug 2017, 1:31pm by ramirez

08 Aug 2017, 01:04pm by Scott Kacsmar

DVOA by Routes: Receivers

Our first part of a study on DVOA by route types focuses on receivers. Which players were the most valuable on digs, slants, curls, and nine other routes? Also: is the WR screen bad for offense? And is Tavon Austin good at anything?

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16 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2017, 3:02pm by jtr

07 Aug 2017, 11:38am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Ranking Under-25 Talent for All 32 Teams

Here's our annual feature at ESPN Insider ranking all 32 teams by talent under the age of 25. The one-two punch of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott has Dallas at the No. 1 spot, with strong placement also for the Giants, Bucs, and Titans. Arizona, Baltimore, and Denver are at the bottom.

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03 Aug 2017, 04:50pm by Scott Kacsmar

Predicting the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

Our 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame predictions look at the most decorated defender since 1986, the best WR since Jerry Rice, and the "other" middle linebacker. Also: poison pills, Terrell Owens' value, and the forgotten Patriot.

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54 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2017, 3:20pm by Raiderjoe

02 Aug 2017, 03:28pm by Scott Kacsmar

Randy Moss: First-Ballot Hall of Famer

Would you bet on Randy Moss being a first-ballot Hall of Famer? Straight cash, homie. Alas, since he's a wide receiver, we have our doubts it will happen. But Moss left no doubts as to his greatness on the field. This is his HOF case.

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45 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2017, 11:25am by MilkmanDanimal

27 Jul 2017, 04:21pm by Scott Kacsmar

Jarvis Landry's Value, Part II

Our second look at Jarvis Landry's value examines the main reason his catches are lacking in value, and the new charting data that shows how Miami may not be using him properly.

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8 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2017, 3:22pm by Scott Kacsmar

26 Jul 2017, 02:57pm by Scott Kacsmar

Jarvis Landry's Value, Part I

Jarvis Landry is tied for the most catches (288) in NFL history thru three years, but why hasn't this translated into value for Miami's offense? What is his value compared to other No. 1 wideouts?

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6 comments, Last at 28 Jul 2017, 4:26pm by lightsout85

20 Jul 2017, 05:25pm by Scott Kacsmar

2016 Slot vs. Wide: Defense

Our final part in looking at slot vs. wide targets focuses entirely on defenses. Which first-round rookie corners had tough times in 2016? Who was the weak link in Denver's No-Fly Zone? Also: the Falcons have a secondary to watch out for in 2017.

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5 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2017, 11:51am by Tomlin_Is_Infallible