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01 Dec 2011, 07:22pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Houston's Defense

A look at how much Houston's defense has improved this season, and in what ways it has improved most.

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30 Nov 2011, 04:34pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 13 Fantasy Matchups

In this week's column, we look at DVOA-based schedule strengths for tight ends during the fantasy playoffs. We also, of course, highlight several player matchups: Bucs, Patriots, and Titans owners, rejoice!

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29 Nov 2011, 10:05pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Oklahoma State's Defensive Edge

Total defense? Scoring defense? When we discard garbage time, adjust for pace and efficiency, and consider strength of opposition, the Oklahoma State Cowboys defense actually has a pretty good resume.

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27 Nov 2011, 08:12pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Darren Sproles' Value to the Saints

The pocket-sized running back has been what New Orleans drafted Reggie Bush to be. Is he the best receiving back in the NFL?

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23 Nov 2011, 03:41pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 12 Fantasy Matchups

We once again provide DVOA-based fantasy strengths of schedule; this time in the context of pass defense efficiency against various types of wide receivers. After that, we plate out a Thanksgiving-sized helping of matchup recommendations.

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22 Nov 2011, 04:18pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: Eagles over Giants

The Giants have a major weakness right now: an inability to run the football effectively.

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21 Nov 2011, 10:49pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: LSU-Arkansas Might Be Special

Both the Razorbacks and Tigers rank in the top-10 in Special Teams Efficiency (STE), but they excel in different ways. For Arkansas, its the electric punt and kickoff return teams; for LSU, punting and place kicking. Brian Fremeau breaks down the matchups to watch for in between offensive series.

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20 Nov 2011, 06:10pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: How Will Palko Fare Against Patriots?

We take a look at how first-time starters fare against pass defenses of varying quality: just how much will the Pats' defense help Tyler Palko?

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18 Nov 2011, 09:57am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: No Case For Houston

Houston has much more in common with the 2007 Hawaii Warriors (a team that flopped badly in a Sugar Bowl matchup with Georgia) than with the non-AQ BCS busters like Utah, Boise State, and TCU that have thrived in recent seasons.

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17 Nov 2011, 12:18pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: The Truth About Mark Sanchez

I'm a well-known Mark Sanchez detractor, so perhaps you'll be surprised to see me defending the Jets quarterback in this piece. The main point: There's a difference between horrible and slightly below-average, especially when you're talking about a third-year player who still has potential for improvement.

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