Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

10 Oct 2015, 02:55pm by Scott Kacsmar

NFL Week 5: The Root and Roots Show

For the third season in a row, I talked NFL with longtime FO reader Greg Rasheed on his podcast, The Root and Roots Show. Topics covered include the Super Bowl prospects for Greg's defense-led Broncos, the surprising Falcons, the disappointing Dolphins, how Dallas' injuries have changed the NFC East, the progress of football analytics, who can stop the Patriots, and the current outlook for Super Bowl 50.

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07 Oct 2015, 12:28pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 5 DraftKings Matchups

Some of our favorite Week 5 DraftKings matchups include Alex Smith, Todd Gurley, Martavis Bryant and Crockett Gillmore.

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07 Oct 2015, 12:22pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Most Aggressive and Conservative QBs on Third Down

Which quarterbacks push the envelope on third down, and which are comfortable playing it safe? Our new ALEX metric (Air Less EXpected) tells you who is always throwing short of the sticks, starting with the patron saint of Alex, Mr. Smith.

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06 Oct 2015, 07:05am by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Week 4

Illegal bat? The Seahawks barely escape the winless Lions. Also: Denver's clutch defense, the Rams stole Bruce Arians' magic beans, and a terrible week for kickers with the game on the line.

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03 Oct 2015, 09:28am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 4 DraftKings Late Matchups

Each Saturday we will have a second DFS advice column on Insider, but this one only focuses on the late games. Some of this week's favorite players include Aaron Rodgers, Mark Ingram and John Brown.

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02 Oct 2015, 11:24am by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Week 4 BAL-PIT

The Steelers blow a big home lead for the first time since 1964. Proof modified overtime is working. Also: how hard are 50-yard field goals at Heinz Field? The end of Antonio Brown's streaks.

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30 Sep 2015, 03:09pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 4 DraftKings Matchups

We recap Week 3 DFS picks on DraftKings and look at Week 4 targets, including Derek Carr, Jason Witten and Frank Gore.

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29 Sep 2015, 03:11pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Week 3

Colts are still masters of the improbable comeback. Also: A.J. Green breaks the Ravens again, more history for Matt Ryan and the Falcons, and a double feature of the McCown Show.

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26 Sep 2015, 12:12pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 3 DraftKings Late Matchups

Each Saturday we will have a second DFS advice column on Insider, but this one only focuses on the late games. Some of this week's favorite players include Carson Palmer, Jamaal Charles, Jarvis Landry and Jimmy Graham.

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25 Sep 2015, 10:56am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Seahawks Aren't Out of Playoff Race

The Super Bowl Loser's Curse doesn't really exist, so Seattle shouldn't worry about it. The "Teams That Start 0-2 With Fourth-Quarter Blown Leads" Curse is a little more real, but Seattle is the kind of team that can overcome it.

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2 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2015, 12:12pm by Scott Kacsmar