Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Sep 2016, 11:10am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Ravens' Defense Positions Them for Rebound

People were surprised when our preseason DVOA projections had Baltimore as the No. 5 defense in the NFL, but there are plenty of reasons to believe the Ravens are ready to return to their usual form: mediocre offense powered into the playoff race by strong defense and excellent special teams.

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11 Sep 2016, 03:44pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: NCAA Odds to Go Undefeated After Week 2

We now have four Group of 5 teams among the 10 most likely to win out the regular season, including two in the top three.

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07 Sep 2016, 12:53pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: NFL Schedules Ranked 1-32

This ESPN Insider feature piece ranks all 32 teams' schedules for 2016 based on average projected DVOA of all 16 opponents, adjusted for injuries and suspensions early in the season. The hardest schedules belong to San Francisco and the AFC East teams; the easiest belong to Dallas and the teams of the NFC North and AFC North.

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07 Sep 2016, 11:01am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 1 DFS Matchups

This year's DFS columns at ESPN Insider will not focus on DraftKings salaries like last year, but will be more general while still focusing on DVOA-adjusted matchups. In Week 1, some of our favorites include Tajae Sharpe, Dak Prescott, Spencer Ware, Jared Cook and Russell Wilson. We're fading a lot of the 2015 injury returnees such as Andrew Luck, Jordy Nelson and Jimmy Graham.

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06 Sep 2016, 02:30pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: NCAA Odds to Go Undefeated After Week 1

After an opening weekend jostled more than a few teams' preseason expectations, we look at which college football teams have the best chance of going undefeated from here.

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06 Sep 2016, 11:46am by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Is Sam Bradford Really an Upgrade over Shaun Hill?

Hey, did you notice in Football Outsiders Almanac 2016, where we compared Shaun Hill and Sam Bradford's career stats and noticed how similar they are? Well... surprise!

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02 Sep 2016, 10:42am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Conference Schedule Swaps

How much of a difference is there in strength of schedule among the best teams in the best college football conferences?

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01 Sep 2016, 03:26pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Most Likely To Run The Table

Counting down the 20 teams most likely to run the table through the college football regular season, and highlighting the dates each is most likely to trip up.

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29 Aug 2016, 03:00pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Joey Bosa's Holdout Won't Affect His Play

The San Diego Chargers finally agreed to a contract with No. 3 overall pick Joey Bosa today. There are no details yet on which side blinked when it comes to the "offset language" they were fighting over. However, a historical look at rookie holdouts by top-ten picks suggests that the holdout won't actually affect the production the Chargers can expect to get from Bosa in his first NFL season.

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29 Aug 2016, 12:19pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Worst Week 1 Starters for Defending Super Bowl Champs

In a new feature at ESPN Insider, I look at the worst QB situations ever for defending Super Bowl champions. There's a big gap between 47 teams and the 1986 Bears, and then a huge chasm between the 1986 Bears and two Broncos teams, including the current Broncos.

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3 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2016, 5:56pm by Aaron Schatz