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10 Nov 2015, 11:42pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly: What to Do Without Luck

This week on the Fantasy Football Weekly podcast we talk about how to deal if you have one of the many players who suffered injuries this week, including Andrew Luck, Ben Roethlisberger, and Dion Lewis. Plus, we look at possible bye week subs for Week 10 and when to finally give up on Eddie Lacy.

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10 Nov 2015, 08:02pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 9 DVOA Ratings

New England stays at No. 1 and Carolina continues to rise, all the way up to No. 4 now. Plus, more fun in the AFC South: how do the Indianapolis win and Andrew Luck's injury affect the chances of another division champ with a losing record?

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10 Nov 2015, 04:31pm by Aaron Schatz

Andrew Luck Out 2-6 Weeks with Lacerated Kidney

Breaking and unexpected injury news. Andrew Luck will miss 2-6 weeks with a laceration in one of his kidneys as well as a partial tear of an abdominal muscle. It's not quite as bad for the Colts as you might imagine. They have a bye this week, and Matt Hasselbeck is still a reasonable backup at the age of 40. I assume Hasselbeck faces Atlanta in Week 11 -- the Falcons schedule gets EVEN MORE RIDICULOUSLY EASY with this injury -- and probably Tampa Bay in Week 12. Perhaps Luck can be back in time for Week 13 at Pittsburgh?

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05 Nov 2015, 04:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: November 5

This week's Off The Charts podcast goes in depth to preview the big Carolina-Green Bay matchup this week. We also take a further look at the improvement of the Oakland Raiders and delve into the way schedule strength in the last two months could determine the wild-card races in both the AFC and NFC.

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05 Nov 2015, 01:30pm by Aaron Schatz

Lions Fire Martin Mayhew, Tom Lewand

Big changes in Detroit, where the Lions have fired team president Tom Lewand and GM Martin Mayhew. Apparently there's going to be some major overturn throughout the front office...

04 Nov 2015, 02:05pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Hardest/Easiest Schedules Remaining

Today's ESPN Insider feature looks at the teams with the toughest and easiest remaining schedules. Rather than simply using average DVOA of remaining opponents, we ranked schedules by going through game-by-game to figure out how often an average (0.0%) DVOA team would be expected to win each game, accounting for both the opponent and whether the game was on the road or at home.

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03 Nov 2015, 08:32pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 8 DVOA Ratings

Denver shoots up our rankings with a big win over Green Bay, part of an AFC West surge that gives Kansas City an outside shot at the playoffs and gives Oakland its highest DVOA rank since Football Outsiders was founded in 2003.

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03 Nov 2015, 06:14pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly: Trade Matt Ryan?

Among the subjects on this week's Fantasy Football Weekly podcast with Anita Marks and Aaron Schatz: we break down players who will get more playing time after Week 8's big injuries, discuss which teams have favorable second-half schedules, and talk about which fantasy teams want to trade for Matt Ryan -- and which ones will want to deal him away.

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03 Nov 2015, 11:18am by Aaron Schatz

Titans Fire Ken Whisenhunt

The Titans hired Ken Whisenhunt to take over a team that went 7-9 in 2013. He's gone 3-20 since. But when you fire a guy after less than two years... I've got to wonder if there's more of a story going on behind the scenes here than just "Tennessee isn't winning games." Mike Mularkey takes over as interim coach.

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02 Nov 2015, 06:27pm by Aaron Schatz

Broncos Trade for Vernon Davis

Yay, actual trade deadline deals. We don't get many of those in the NFL. The 49ers are sending Vernon Davis and a 2016 seventh-round pick to Denver for sixth-round picks in 2015 and 2016. Not much value there for San Francisco, especially because I wonder if Denver might get a compensatory sixth- or seventh-round pick if Davis signs elsewhere after this season.

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