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.
7 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2016, 11:30am by ramirez
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
21 Aug 2016, 11:02pm by Aaron Schatz
Thanks to Deadspin, which helps us promote Football Outsiders Almanac each year by running one paragraph they like best from each of the 32 NFL team chapters. If you haven't bought the book yet and are looking for a larger preview than just our free Giants chapter download, you can find a bit about every team here.
17 Aug 2016, 07:07pm by Aaron Schatz
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. In this first edition, we take a look at the NFC projections in FOA 2016. (Click to read more.)
17 Aug 2016, 01:40pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey! It's time for more preseason podcast appearances. Here I am with Robert Mays doing The Ringer's NFL podcast. This episode is about the AFC East specifically, and I talk a lot about the Jets and Patriots, but we do discuss the general NFL forecast of FOA 2016 as well.
1 comment, Last at 19 Aug 2016, 6:48am by Abdul-Rahmaan
17 Aug 2016, 09:45am by Aaron Schatz
Over on ESPN Insider, I take a look at the eight last-place teams from 2015 and which one is most likely to make the postseason according to our playoff odds simulation. Things are looking good for Dallas, and San Diego's going to be in the playoff race too. San Francisco and Cleveland, not so much.
10 Aug 2016, 05:56pm by Aaron Schatz
It's time to say goodbye to another Football Outsiders writer, but this one is going to try to win football games instead of just writing about them. (Click to read more.)
22 comments, Last at 19 Aug 2016, 7:47pm by Sisyphus
02 Aug 2016, 11:19am by Aaron Schatz
Look, it's our annual Top 25 Prospects list, as also seen in the brand-new Football Outsiders Almanac 2016. This is our annual list of players who were not top draft picks, haven't played much yet, but still may play major roles in the NFL in the coming years. The top three are RB David Johnson of Arizona, DE Danielle Hunter of Minnesota, and DE Henry Anderson of Indianapolis.
This is the tenth anniversary of the Top 25 Prospects list, so I'm sure we'll be writing some sort of retrospective on the site before the new season begins.
1 comment, Last at 03 Aug 2016, 12:37pm by jklps
01 Aug 2016, 02:54pm by Aaron Schatz
You can now download our new book, Football Outsiders Almanac 2016. (Click to read more.)
16 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2016, 12:35pm by jtr