Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Dec 2014, 04:48pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Future College Playoff Contenders

If multiple years of success are a key to playoff contention, these four programs are well-positioned to take the next step.

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10 Dec 2014, 11:21am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 15 Fantasy Matchups

Some of our favorite Week 15 matchups for salary-cap leagues include Matt Ryan, Isaiah Crowell, Odell Beckham, Martellus Bennett and just about anyone in the Steelers-Falcons game.

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09 Dec 2014, 11:43pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: An Eight-Team Playoff

How would an eight team college football playoff change the likelihood of a championship for each of the contenders this year?

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06 Dec 2014, 11:33am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Where Contenders Get Beat

Today's ESPN Insider article looks at the biggest coverage weaknesses of top contenders, not by looking at specific defenders but rather by looking at scheme. That means using FO's DVOA "vs. types as receivers" as well as a new table we're debuting today that lists defensive DVOA vs. passes by distance and direction: short/deep as well as left/middle/right. You will now find that table on the team defense stat page and are welcome to discuss here. Thanks to John Argentiero for setting up the Excel macros that made producing that table easier. We'll be updating it each week through the end of the regular season.

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03 Dec 2014, 06:28am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 14 Fantasy Matchups

Some of our favorite fantasy matchups for Week 14 salary-cap leagues include Tony Romo, Rashad Jennings, Eddie Royal and Robert Woods. We also looked at the average variance in weekly DVOA for the last 10 years.

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26 Nov 2014, 11:36am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 13 Fantasy Matchups

The bye weeks are finally over. Some of our favorite Week 13 matchups for salary-cap leagues include Ben Roethlisberger, Andre Ellington, Rashad Jennings and Reggie Wayne. If you're looking for a Thanksgiving sleeper, consider Jordan Matthews against Dallas.

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25 Nov 2014, 11:39pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: SEC West Showdowns

If the Iron Bowl and Egg Bowl contenders had swapped schedules this season, would they have swapped records as well?

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20 Nov 2014, 12:40pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Brees Isn't Problem for Saints

If the Saints are only 4-6, then Drew Brees must be struggling, right? Nope.

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20 Nov 2014, 11:19am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 12 Fantasy Matchups

Jonas Gray is the latest fantasy flavor of the week, but a star was not born on Sunday night. A bad defense was exposed by a smart coach taking advantage of his bye week. Some of our favorite Week 12 fantasy matchups for salary-cap leagues include Drew Brees, Jay Cutler, Justin Forsett and Larry Donnell. You should also consider taking a chance on Josh Gordon in his return against the 32nd-ranked Atlanta pass defense.

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13 Nov 2014, 12:44pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Race for No. 1 Pick

Analyzing the latest FO playoff odds and what they say about the race for the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

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