11 Jan 2017, 06:33pm by Scott Kacsmar
Our final DFS matchups column for the 2016 season looks at our favorite matchups for the divisional round, including Matt Ryan, LeGarrette Blount, Dez Bryant and Jared Cook. We're fading Ben Roethlisberger and Jordy Nelson, though only the latter is more for injury concern than anything else this week.
05 Jan 2017, 02:14pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's an interesting little feature for ESPN Insider where I attempted to rank all 12 playoff teams, unit by unit, based on FO stats and consultation with our staff. Feel free to quibble with the WR/TE rankings, which were by far the toughest and could be in a completely different order.
04 Jan 2017, 02:30pm by Scott Kacsmar
At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite DFS matchups for the wild-card round include Pittsburgh's killer B's, Lamar Miller, Doug Baldwin and Eric Ebron. We're fading Aaron Rodgers against the postseason's top defense, and don't you dare bother starting Connor Cook in Houston. Not even the Raiders want to do that.
30 Dec 2016, 12:50pm by Aaron Schatz
I had a lot of fun writing this feature for ESPN Insider, finding a past playoff team (since 1990) similar to each of this year's playoff teams. I used DVOA splits but also common sense, to find a team that had similar stats and narrative. Don't worry if you miss seeing Denver in the playoffs, the Broncos are there! The Patriots are the 2013 Broncos, the Giants are the poor man's 2015 Broncos, and the Texans are the 2011 Tim Tebow Broncos because nobody can figure out how they've won so many games.
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28 Dec 2016, 02:16pm by Scott Kacsmar
At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 17 DFS matchups include Matthew Stafford, Bilal Powell, Eli Rogers and Martellus Bennett. We're big on the Packers-Lions and Saints-Falcons games, since you can count on the offensive starters to put in a full effort.
28 Dec 2016, 01:24pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's playoff odds commentary for ESPN Insider is more focused on each team's chances of winning Super Bowl LI, now that most of the playoff spots have been decided.
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21 Dec 2016, 12:59pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a look at our playoff odds for Football Outsiders, with commentary including a breakdown of the chances that the NFC North and AFC South will be decided with Week 17 showdowns.
21 Dec 2016, 10:43am by Scott Kacsmar
At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 16 DFS matchups include Dak Prescott, Jordan Howard, Kenny Britt and Hunter Henry. We're fading A.J. Green in his return to action in Houston, and siding with Oakland in the Colts-Raiders shootout.
20 Dec 2016, 12:05pm by Brian Fremeau
The College Football Playoff has only been around for three years, and this year's field is the best so far.
15 Dec 2016, 01:23pm by Aaron Schatz
New ESPN Insider feature, using FO and ESPN stats to measure offensive lines in both pass blocking and run blocking. New Orleans is a surprising No. 1, because Dallas allows more pass pressure than you probably realize. One of the teams playing tonight is in the bottom five; surprisingly, one of tonight's teams is not.
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