19 Sep 2016, 03:23pm by Vincent Verhei
Danny Woodhead's major knee injury headlines a painful week for running backs around the league.
15 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2016, 11:11am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
19 Sep 2016, 02:18pm by Aaron Schatz
Roger Goodell's fickle finger of fate has once again pointed towards an NFL team, this time the Seattle Seahawks. They'll lose a 2017 fifth-round pick for violating offseason rules prohibiting excessive contact in OTAs. At least this penalty seems to be a joint decision of the NFL and the NFLPA after watching practice video of the workout in question, rather than just Goodell's random decision.
13 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2016, 4:43pm by scraps
16 Sep 2016, 01:38pm by Aaron Schatz
This is some varsity-level scapegoating here. Greg Roman took a backup quarterback nobody wanted and turned that into a top-10 offense by DVOA even though LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins couldn't always stay healthy. Meanwhile, the Bills defense collapsed last season. And yet, after a 37-31 loss, who gets fired? That's right, goodbye Greg Roman, being replaced by RB coach Anthony Lynn.
34 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2016, 5:36pm by jtr
13 Sep 2016, 12:54pm by Aaron Schatz
I figured I should provide a place for FO readers to debate these horrible monstrosities. After all, we've always been about having fun with elements of fandom, not just stat analysis. These uniforms are mostly awful, and the fact that they didn't color coordinate so that both teams in a game would wear them at the same time seems ridiculous too. The whole thing is ridiculous. The best ones are the ones that are naturally traditional, like the Giants in all white with the red and blue trim. Last year's Rams-Bucs game, on the other hand, was a hiddeous affront against nature.
47 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2016, 10:51pm by TomKelso
12 Sep 2016, 04:21pm by Andrew Potter
Robert Griffin's latest injury highlights the fallout from Week 1.
27 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2016, 1:27pm by Bobman
12 Sep 2016, 07:44am by Mike Tanier
Hey folks! I'm back with a revamped and rebranded Monday morning wrapup.
Just to update longtime readers, I will not be writing game previews this year. After 10 years, I could use a break from that weekly grind, and B/R has me doing more features and such.
Speaking of B/R, we have quite an FO presence now with Doug Farrar spearheading the new Top 1000 scouting project and Cian Fahey scouting the quarterbacks. Come check us out, then come on back to FO for a deeper look at the numbers.
15 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2016, 12:52pm by CommissarTaco
08 Sep 2016, 05:56pm by Scott Kacsmar
Scott Kacsmar makes his 2016 predictions, noting where he specifically agrees and disagrees with the FO projections.
5 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2016, 12:05pm by galactic_dev
08 Sep 2016, 04:28pm by Aaron Schatz
Once again this season, we're partnering with EA Sports to bring special Football Outsiders-branded items to Madden 17 Ultimate Team. Find out the first five players to go into packs this weekend. (Click to read more.)
07 Sep 2016, 06:23pm by Scott Kacsmar
If you think the NFL product has been lacking in recent years, you are not alone. Just consider the age of the players. Kevin Clark of The Ringer has an interesting piece on the concern of more young players entering the league, fewer older players making rosters, and what effect that can have on the fundamentals of football. Our snap-weighted age metric is mentioned as the average age of rosters has gradually decreased from 27.2 in 2006 to a record-low 26.6 in 2015. There is also an interesting story of Baltimore coach John Harbaugh approaching DeMaurice Smith, the head of the NFLPA, at Tray Walker's funeral in March to express his dismay with the NFL's current rules for offseason contact between coaches and players.
65 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2016, 7:02am by Theo
07 Sep 2016, 04:23pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders is proud to introduce two new Premium products that readers have long requested: 1) Weekly fantasy football projections and 2) Game charting metrics updated throughout the 2016 regular season. (Click to read more.)
12 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2016, 8:08pm by Aaron Schatz
Our offensive line expert was disappointed and underwhelmed by the Oakland Raiders in their loss to Kansas City last weekend.