03 Sep 2014, 02:37pm by Scott Kacsmar
At Insider, our Week 1 fantasy matchups include our usual lists of players with favorable and unfavorable matchups along with a group of elite players. This is one week where playing Geno Smith over Aaron Rodgers could work. Emmanuel Sanders and Andre Ellington are poised for fast starts, but Bernard Pierce may not be ready to fill the shoes of Ray Rice against Geno Atkins and the Bengals.
26 Aug 2014, 05:14pm by Scott Kacsmar
At Insider we looked at the 10 teams who finished 4-12 or worse in the highest percentage of our simulations used for projections in Football Outsiders Almanac 2014. Oakland has missed out by the smallest of margins the last two years, but the Raiders lead the way this year.
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25 Aug 2014, 12:50pm by Scott Kacsmar
In the last 12 years, which divisions have been the strongest? The weakest? The best on offense and defense? The best DVOA? Does playing in a strong division lead to more playoff success?
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24 Aug 2014, 05:47pm by Scott Kacsmar
Scott Kacsmar talks 2014 season predictions with Greg Rasheed, including Super Bowl favorites, surprise teams, RGIII's awful slides, the impact of Darrelle Revis and all the penalty flags.
1 comment, Last at 28 Aug 2014, 8:58pm by RIDE
21 Aug 2014, 12:06pm by Scott Kacsmar
Is the NFC West the best division ever? Winning percentage and point differential call the 2013 NFC West the best division in the eight-division era, but DVOA actually begs one as being a little bit better: the 2004 AFC East.
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18 Aug 2014, 05:41pm by Scott Kacsmar
Are the best defenses against play action the best against regular passes too? How much impact does play action really have in an NFL game, and does it correlate from year to year?
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17 Aug 2014, 05:12am by Scott Kacsmar
If a team pulls off the largest fourth-quarter comeback in NFL history in the preseason, does anyone notice? Well, you know one person that did.
13 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 10:19pm by v3456d
15 Aug 2014, 11:31am by Scott Kacsmar
Football Outsiders is seeking two interns (one for AFC teams, one for NFC teams) to help collect player injury data for the 2014 season. (Click to read more.)
3 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2014, 4:52pm by RickD
14 Aug 2014, 12:48pm by Scott Kacsmar
The two best play-action offenses were the best passing offenses without play action too. Is that normal? Also: a Flacco surprise, Jason Garrett's allergy, and what the heck happened in Washington?
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12 Aug 2014, 01:27pm by Scott Kacsmar
Part two of our 2013 pressure study focuses on which defenses fared best with and without pressure last year. Should we expect a lot of variation in 2014?
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