02 Sep 2015, 12:23pm by Aaron Schatz
Each year that ESPN has done its #NFLRANK list of the top 100 players in the NFL, Football Outsiders has provided an audit that lists players we think are overrated and underrated on that list. Here's our audit for 2015, starting with the high probability that Adrian Peterson is no longer the top running back in the game. Also overrated: Joe Haden and Joe Staley. Underrated: Andrew Whitworth, Josh Sitton, and Connor Barwin.
27 Aug 2015, 09:28am by Scott Kacsmar
Our annual rankings for NFL teams' under-25 talent has the Cowboys on top thanks to a well-executed plan for the offensive line. The Seahawks again rank 32nd, as their last few young stars just turned 25.
1 comment, Last at 27 Aug 2015, 3:56pm by Karl Cuba
26 Aug 2015, 01:00pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's the ESPN Insider version of our Top 25 Prospects list from Football Outsiders Almanac 2015. Once again, this is our annual list of the top prospects among later-drafted and undrafted players who aren't rookies anymore, but are still young with potential to blossom and become important pieces on their teams. Pittsburgh's Martavis Bryant is this year's No. 1.
1 comment, Last at 27 Aug 2015, 4:37pm by Jerry
25 Aug 2015, 11:52am by Scott Kacsmar
Looking at wide receivers from the past three years who look to be particularly overrated or underrated according to our plus-minus and YAC+ metrics, particularly when players are compared to their teammates in these metrics. The five overrated receivers are here, the five underrated receivers are here.
2 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2015, 6:39pm by nickbradley
21 Aug 2015, 01:56pm by Sterling Xie
How long does it take a defense-oriented head coach to improve a terrible defense? Apparently, a little bit longer than it takes an offense-minded head coach to improve a terrible offense. Plus, learn why 2013 was the greatest year for hiring offensive minds as new coaches, and why Marc Trestman is like Ken O'Brien.
7 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2015, 9:06pm by Noah Arkadia
19 Aug 2015, 12:07pm by Scott Kacsmar
Andrew Luck throws a lot of interceptable passes, which he sees as his main goal of improving in 2015.
29 comments, Last at 27 Aug 2015, 4:48am by Scott Kacsmar
13 Aug 2015, 01:54pm by Aaron Schatz
Two pieces today on ESPN Insider that both serve as a bit of a preview for people who haven't yet purchased Football Outsiders Almanac 2015. This article looks at five teams our projections have on the rise for 2015: Atlanta, New Orleans, Minnesota, St. Louis, and the New York Jets.
27 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2015, 9:14pm by kimkom
22 Jul 2015, 11:08am by Andrew Healy
A recent article where Mike Sando surveyed 35 different NFL insiders ranked Derek Carr as the No. 20 quarterback in the NFL. But advanced metrics definitely do not agree. Come learn about Derek Carr's amazing 2014 red zone performance, and why it is not repeatable.
10 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2016, 1:12am by Raiders1637
07 Jul 2015, 12:47pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are the final two parts of a four-part series for ESPN Insider looking at estimated snap-weighted age for 2015, based on projected starters, last year's snap counts, and a regression that predicts snaps for rookies based on draft pick and position. The result is a look at which defenses are getting older this year (Denver, New Orleans), which are getting younger (New England, Pittsburgh), and what that means for how good those teams might be this season.
01 Jul 2015, 12:46pm by Aaron Schatz
This is a two-part series for ESPN Insider that's actually part of a four-part series. For the first time, we've done some work on estimated snap-weighted age for 2015, based on projected starters, last year's snap counts, and a regression that predicts snaps for rookies based on draft pick and position. The result is a look at which offenses are getting older this year (Indianapolis, Green Bay), which are getting younger (St. Louis, Tennessee), and what that means for how good those teams might be this season.
3 comments, Last at 01 Jul 2015, 1:44pm by Perfundle