25 Jan 2017, 11:37am by Brian Fremeau
Here's our countdown of the five best national champions of the past decade, ranked by frequency of elite single-game performances in the given season.
23 Jan 2017, 04:47pm by Brian Fremeau
Alabama was the best team of the last decade that didn't win the national championship. Yay?
20 Jan 2017, 12:19pm by Scott Kacsmar
Here's a look at the 10 teams to make the NFL's final four since 1990 with the easiest schedules of quarterbacks faced. Yes, the Patriots are in there, but they aren't number one. Do these teams have a history of failing to win the Super Bowl because their defenses haven't really been tested? (Hint: Nope.)
16 Jan 2017, 01:12pm by Aaron Schatz
Today's ESPN piece looks at the most improved units of 2016, including the Atlanta offense that powered the Falcons into the NFC Championship Game. How did these units improve, and what's likely to be the result in 2017?
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.