05 Jan 2016, 01:02pm by Aaron Schatz
The Browns have hired Paul DePodesta, former GM of the Los Angeles Dodgers, as "chief strategy officer." He'll apparently run the Browns alongside Sashi Brown, formerly the team's general counsel and now executive director of football operations. DePodesta has a football background, playing wide receiver at Harvard and then working with the CFL Baltimore Stallions before going into baseball. There seems to be a general sense that going with non-football people like Brown and DePodesta to run the show means the Browns are going all-in on analytics.
55 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2016, 5:58am by fest201620
04 Jan 2016, 11:33pm by Aaron Schatz
No, really. The biggest news of Black Monday is the opposite of Black Monday. What kind of Monday is it when a coach who was considered on the chopping block all season gets a four-year extension instead of being told goodbye? Apparently, Ryan Grigson, Jim Irsay, and Pagano have hugged it all out. My problem with the decision isn't this decision, but rather the decision to keep both Pagano and Grigson. The rest of this team has never developed around Andrew Luck. Either Pagano isn't coaching them up with the right schemes, or Grigson isn't drafting and signing the right players.
104 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2016, 2:18pm by Lebo
04 Jan 2016, 08:55pm by Aaron Schatz
The Seahawks steamroll Arizona to finish No. 1 in our DVOA ratings for the fourth straight year, and head into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams we've ever measured. Plus: 2015 goes down as the year no offense stood out, but one defense certainly did because it was horrendous.
98 comments, Last at 03 Jun 2016, 4:30am by firehorse
04 Jan 2016, 01:57pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a list of the best and worst players of Week 17 by FO metrics.
37 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2016, 5:42pm by Vincent Verhei
04 Jan 2016, 12:02pm by Aaron Schatz
Once again this year, we'll keep an open thread all day on the Monday after the season to announce firings. Every year, it seems like the announcements start earlier and earlier. This year, we can't even wait for any of Sunday's games to be over. (Click to read more.)
107 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2016, 5:59am by fest201620
29 Dec 2015, 08:39pm by Aaron Schatz
In the final ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly podcast for this season, Anita Marks and Aaron Schatz discuss who to target and who to steer clear of if you are in a league that goes through Week 17. Plus, they review the biggest surprises and busts of the 2016 season and which players have the most value for dynasty leagues going forward.
29 Dec 2015, 07:36pm by Aaron Schatz
Arizona's huge win over Green Bay moves the Cardinals ahead of the Seahawks at the top of the DVOA ratings and gives us the first-ever "DVOA Championship Game" with No. 1 battling No. 2 to close out the regular season.
71 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2016, 7:37pm by DezBailey
22 Dec 2015, 09:08pm by Aaron Schatz
Anita Marks and Aaron Schatz discuss Odell Beckham's suspension and which favorable matchups you should look to exploit in Week 16 to win you a championship.
22 Dec 2015, 08:46pm by Aaron Schatz
Hello again, Seattle. The 9-5 Seahawks move into the top spot and could end up No. 1 for four straight years. Plus: which teams have suffered the most with backup quarterbacks in 2015?
78 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2015, 6:03pm by DezBailey
19 Dec 2015, 05:26pm by Aaron Schatz
Important story from the last couple days that's worth discussing with the FO readers. The NFL has announced that it will expand communication during the playoffs between referees and V.P. of Officiating Dean Blandino at the New York office.
5 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2015, 11:45am by PatsFan