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17 Aug 2011
How does KUBIAK account for (or not account for) this year's kickoff rule change with respect to return yard projections?
Posted by: mcbrown on 17 Aug 2011
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17 Aug 2011, 2:30pm by
The short answer is that KUBIAK 2010 projected an average of 1500 kickoff yds/team while KUBIAK 2011 projects an average of 1000 kickoff yds/team. Assuming MMQB was correct about touchback rate, 85% of last year's kickoffs were returned; assuming kickoff return length doesn't vary dramatically, this projection calls for about 55-60% of kickoffs to be returned (versus the 65-70% observed first week of preseason).
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