Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

05 Oct 2017, 01:27pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: College Football Teams That Could Rebound From Early Loss

Last year, Penn State and USC each lost two games in September and still played well enough over the rest of the season to meet in the Rose Bowl. Which teams this year have lost early but could rebound to appear in a major bowl or even the College Football Playoff?

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04 Oct 2017, 03:53pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 5 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 5 DFS matchups include Jameis Winston, Jay Ajayi, Tyreek Hill, and Hunter Henry.

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04 Oct 2017, 12:30pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: College Teams Most Likely to Go Undefeated

About two months of games remain before we start talking about conference championships and bowl bids, and only two teams project with a better than 50 percent chance of staying undefeated: Alabama and San Diego State. Love that easy Mountain West schedule!

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04 Oct 2017, 09:27am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Playoff Odds After Week 4

Here's a closer look at the FO playoff odds on ESPN Insider, with notes on how they've shifted and why certain teams have defied expectations.

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29 Sep 2017, 11:36am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Will Defense Doom Patriots?

Can the Patriots possibly win the Super Bowl with defense this bad? The answer is probably not, but the defense is not likely to be this bad all year. Still, it won't be as good as expectations, and that means the Pats are no longer prohibitive favorites. On the other hand, the team that ranked 32nd in defense after three weeks of 2016 almost won the Super Bowl. This article is free, not Insider.

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27 Sep 2017, 04:47pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 4 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 4 DFS matchups include Matthew Stafford, Chris Carson, Michael Thomas, and Charles Clay.

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22 Sep 2017, 11:58am by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Which Teams Have Most Non-Draft Eligible Talent?

In the NFL, we do an annual list of all 32 teams ranked by young talent, under the age of 25. Now we have a college version: the top 10 teams based on players currently in their first or second seasons. It looks like the next couple years in the Big 10 could be very exciting.

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21 Sep 2017, 12:14pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Best Coordinators of the Past 25 Years

Or, the Wade Phillips List. The headline here doesn't quite get at what we were trying to do, which was look at coordinators with success at multiple stops. So we only included those coaches who have led units for at least three franchises in the last 25 years. Al Saunders and Ernie (not Ken) Zampese top the offensive list, Phillips the defensive list, and Scott O'Brien the special teams list. (Dave Toub has only worked for two franchises, so he didn't qualify to be listed.)

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20 Sep 2017, 02:59pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 3 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 3 DFS matchups include Matthew Stafford, Carlos Hyde, Martavis Bryant, and Jason Witten. We're also fading Cam Newton's salary as he takes on the Saints without Greg Olsen.

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19 Sep 2017, 02:06pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Ranking 0-2 Teams by Playoff Odds

You've all heard those stats about how only 12 percent of teams since 1990 have made the playoffs after starting 0-2. Yet at least one team has done it each of the past four seasons. Who has the best chance this year? Unfortunately, the best 0-2 team so far is also stuck in a division with three 2-0 teams.

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