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08 Dec 2011, 02:01pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Jordy Nelson's Great Season

A number of stats here to show what a great season Jordy Nelson is having. Right now he would set a record for highest DVOA by a wide receiver with at least 60 pass targets. This article also features the debut of slightly tweaked receiving plus-minus and YAC+ stats for use in-season. Nelson does excellent in these as well. Since this piece is ESPN Insider, I'll run some larger tables with those stats for other players here on FO sometime this weekend.

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36 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2012, 12:15am by C.J.

07 Dec 2011, 02:00pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 14 Fantasy Matchups

For many, it's fantasy postseason time, so I take one last look at DVOA-based strengths of schedule. Elsewhere, after 13 weeks, I finally get to selfishly feature 49ers in the player capsules.

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2 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2011, 1:01am by Danny Tuccitto

06 Dec 2011, 04:25pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: Texans over Falcons

Atlanta could not run the ball against Houston, and we look at how the erosion of their offensive line has hurt them this season.

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8 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2012, 2:40pm by OttoIbanez

05 Dec 2011, 09:38pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Defending (Gasp!) The BCS

As unpopular as the BCS may be, it does do one thing rather well: award the team that had the best overall season in college football with the national championship trophy.

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77 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2011, 1:29am by An Onimous

04 Dec 2011, 09:51pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: The Jaguars' Ray of Hope

Here's a look at the Jacksonville improvement on defense -- right now, the biggest year-to-year improvement in defensive DVOA that we've ever measured.

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2 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2011, 1:37am by sjt

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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5 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2011, 2:57pm by Comonman

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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4 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2011, 6:32pm by Gangstallectual

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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