01 Sep 2016, 03:09pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey everyone! The Off The Charts podcast is back for its second season, featuring me and Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions talking about the NFL, advanced stats, and all of the charting data SIS is collecting for us. Our second preseason edition looks at the AFC forecast for 2016. (Click to read more.)
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29 Aug 2016, 12:19pm by Aaron Schatz
In a new feature at ESPN Insider, I look at the worst QB situations ever for defending Super Bowl champions. There's a big gap between 47 teams and the 1986 Bears, and then a huge chasm between the 1986 Bears and two Broncos teams, including the current Broncos.
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27 Aug 2016, 10:25am by Aaron Schatz
Time for some media promotion of Football Outsiders Almanac 2016! Here's a running list of links to interviews we did on the book with various SB Nation team blogs.
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26 Aug 2016, 01:38pm by Aaron Schatz
Time for my annual appearance on the Sports-Caster podcast, talking about the season preview in Football Outsiders Almanac 2016. Among the discussion topics: what is up with those 700 simulations where Cleveland actually wins the Super Bowl? My interview starts around 67:30 of this audio file.
26 Aug 2016, 01:09pm by Aaron Schatz
The Kindle version of FOA 2016 is finally available. We are sorry the conversion process took so long this year. It costs $17.99 from Amazon. If you bought a copy of the print book from Amazon, you'll be able to get a Kindle version free. We apologize, we can't offer free Kindle match for anyone who bought the book in PDF form or from Createspace.
24 Aug 2016, 06:04pm by Aaron Schatz
We're two weeks away from the start of the regular season, and the Chargers still haven't signed third overall pick Joey Bosa. The problem seems to be a disagreement over offset language. Bosa wants the language that is generally put in all contracts for top-five picks; San Diego has never used such language, mostly because they haven't had a top-five pick in a few years. Today, the Chargers actually released a statement to the media detailing their position, I guess in an attempt to force Bosa to accede to their demands. They want everyone know how much money they are offering him.
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24 Aug 2016, 05:32pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders is happy to announce a partnership with IQ Fantasy Sports, bringing you a way to get KUBIAK fantasy football projections on your iPhone separate from our Excel workbook. (Click to read more.)
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24 Aug 2016, 12:38pm by Aaron Schatz
I have to give props to the Outside the Lines people for this really strong feature on the rise and fall of the daily fantasy sports companies over the last 36 months. Whether you liked to play DFS or just hated the ads, there's a very interesting story here. I still would like to see a healthy, well-regulated DFS industry that can stick it out for the long haul. It's fun to play, as long as you understand what it is and what it isn't.
28 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2016, 3:47pm by BJR
24 Aug 2016, 11:53am by Aaron Schatz
Each year, ESPN polls a number of writers and editors to make up a list of the top 100 players in the NFL, and each year Football Outsiders writes an article auditing the list and giving players we feel are overrated or underrated by the list. This year is no exception. We choose Adrian Peterson, Jordan Reed, and Marcus Peters as overrated, and Russell Wilson, Lavonte David, and David DeCastro as underrated.
The ESPN reader comments are certainly enjoyable.
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22 Aug 2016, 11:31am by Aaron Schatz
Well, computing Adjusted Games Lost for 2016 will certainly be interesting. The NFL has made a strange decision to drop the term "probable" from the injury report. Instead, players will only be listed as "questionable" and "doubtful." This means that any player with any kind of minor injury will probably be listed as "questionable" even if that player is almost certain to play on Sunday. That's frustrating for fantasy football players, gamblers, and most importantly around here, people who analyze NFL injury trends.
11 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2016, 10:34pm by jsf80238