08 Oct 2015, 02:03pm by Aaron Schatz
The Packers are automatic Super Bowl contenders because of their offense. But they only become leading Super Bowl contenders if the defense can be better than average. And so far this season, the Packers defense is on an upswing, despite weaknesses against scrambling quarterbacks and third-and-long situations.
07 Oct 2015, 12:28pm by Scott Kacsmar
Some of our favorite Week 5 DraftKings matchups include Alex Smith, Todd Gurley, Martavis Bryant and Crockett Gillmore.
07 Oct 2015, 12:22pm by Scott Kacsmar
Which quarterbacks push the envelope on third down, and which are comfortable playing it safe? Our new ALEX metric (Air Less EXpected) tells you who is always throwing short of the sticks, starting with the patron saint of Alex, Mr. Smith.
05 Oct 2015, 10:00pm by Brian Fremeau
After a big win against Notre Dame, Clemson leads this week's list of the teams most likely to remain undefeated through the regular season.
03 Oct 2015, 09:28am by Scott Kacsmar
Each Saturday we will have a second DFS advice column on Insider, but this one only focuses on the late games. Some of this week's favorite players include Aaron Rodgers, Mark Ingram and John Brown.
01 Oct 2015, 04:04pm by Vincent Verhei
This piece by Aaron Schatz for ESPN Insider explains that the Broncos have been even better than we forecast them to be. One reason? New defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' attack-heavy 3-4 scheme, which tends to use one-gap principles more associated with a 4-3 alignment. It's an excellent fit for the specific talents of Denver's top two pass-rushers, Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware. This isn't Phillips' first time getting quick results from a defense.
30 Sep 2015, 03:09pm by Scott Kacsmar
We recap Week 3 DFS picks on DraftKings and look at Week 4 targets, including Derek Carr, Jason Witten and Frank Gore.
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26 Sep 2015, 12:12pm by Scott Kacsmar
Each Saturday we will have a second DFS advice column on Insider, but this one only focuses on the late games. Some of this week's favorite players include Carson Palmer, Jamaal Charles, Jarvis Landry and Jimmy Graham.
25 Sep 2015, 10:56am by Scott Kacsmar
The Super Bowl Loser's Curse doesn't really exist, so Seattle shouldn't worry about it. The "Teams That Start 0-2 With Fourth-Quarter Blown Leads" Curse is a little more real, but Seattle is the kind of team that can overcome it.
2 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2015, 12:12pm by Scott Kacsmar
24 Sep 2015, 10:10am by Aaron Schatz
For ESPN Insider, looking at the nine 2-0 teams and their current playoff odds. Which ones are "for real" and which ones just feasted on early competition? (And which ones won their early games close but have ridiculously easy schedules so it doesn't matter if they are "for real" or not? We're looking at you, Atlanta and Carolina.)
1 comment, Last at 24 Sep 2015, 4:31pm by Parmenides