22 Jul 2014, 10:33am by Aaron Schatz
Here's another preview of Football Outsiders Almanac 2014 while you anxiously wait for tomorrow night's release. Once again this year, our Top 25 Prospects list is also running on ESPN Insider. This is our list of promising lower-drafted (or undrafted) young players who haven't yet gotten much playing time. This year's top five: Andre Ellington, Travis Kelce, Damontre Moore, Jordan Reed, and Terron Armstead.
18 Jul 2014, 12:34pm by Vincent Verhei
Today, looking at teams we think have a good chance to get better or worse in the NFC. On the rise: Atlanta, Tampa Bay, and Washington. Possibly declining: Arizona, Carolina, and the surprisingly old San Francisco 49ers.
17 Jul 2014, 12:50pm by Rivers McCown
Taking a look on ESPN Insider at which teams we think are on the rise or falling this season in the AFC. Moving up: Buffalo, Houston, and Pittsburgh. Moving down: Kansas City, Miami, and the New York Jets.
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21 May 2014, 11:18am by Aaron Schatz
Early AFC projections to go with the early NFC projections from yesterday, along with some explanation of the basic reasons why teams are likely to improve and decline in 2014. Once again, please note that this is not the final, official Football Outsiders forecast for 2014, although the final forecast will surely also have Denver awesome and Oakland terrible.
4 comments, Last at 26 May 2014, 7:43pm by Jeff88
20 May 2014, 11:17am by Aaron Schatz
Here are the early projected standings that we used to give Todd McShay a draft order for the 2015 mock draft he did last week on ESPN Insider, along with some explanation of the basic reasons why teams are likely to improve and decline in 2014. Please pay attention when I say "this is not the final, official Football Outsiders forecast for 2014." Some people on the Internets saw that draft order and acted like we had brought the tablets down from Mount Sinai. AFC will run tomorrow.
15 May 2014, 12:57pm by Scott Kacsmar
Will Buffalo be able to get everything it wants out of Sammy Watkins, Lord of Bubble Screens?
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25 Feb 2014, 04:56pm by Aaron Schatz
Somehow, we ended up with a number of likely UDFA running backs on top of this year's Speed Scores, led by Damien Williams of Oklahoma. There will be a Matt Waldman column soon on the four top Speed Score guys and their strengths and weaknesses. Meanwhile, top prospect Ka'Deem Carey of Arizona had a Speed Score of 84.8, which would be the lowest ever for a player chosen in the first three rounds of the draft who wasn't immediately moved to wide receiver. (Hi, Dexter McCluster.)
13 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2014, 1:39pm by MC2
05 Feb 2014, 12:53pm by Rivers McCown
Looking at five good candidates for salary cap cuts this offseason: Chris Johnson, Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes, Champ Bailey, and Julius Peppers.
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29 Jan 2014, 11:26am by Vincent Verhei
The thread that links Seattle's worst performances this season is primarily offensive struggle, with quarterback Russell Wilson failed by his porous line.
4 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2014, 9:31pm by pablohoney
28 Jan 2014, 01:33pm by Vincent Verhei
Here's the first in a two-part series looking at what ties together each of Denver and Seattle's losses this season. For the Broncos, the biggest problem in their losses has been giving up deep passes. That's an area where Russell Wilson is very good, although the weather could limit the passing game.
13 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2014, 8:23pm by EricL