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Week 7 Quick Reads

Did Jerick McKinnon prove against Buffalo that he can be a feature back for Minnesota? Plus the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 7.

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Week 7 Quick Reads

Did Jerick McKinnon prove against Buffalo that he can be a feature back for Minnesota? Plus the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 7.

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Audibles at the Line: Week 7

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FEI Week 7: Game Factors

Another chaotic week of college football drastically shuffles the FEI rankings, revealing that the nation's best team might not play in Mississippi after all.

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SDA: There Can Be Only One

This week we are rewarded with a big matchup between the Fighting Irish and Seminoles and the growing rivalry between the Aggies and Tide.

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Varsity Numbers: F/+ vs. Reality

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The Week In Quotes: October 17, 2014

Donovan McNabb takes shots at Jay Cutler, Jay Cutler takes shots at Microsoft, Hines Ward takes shots at Ben Roethlisberger, and the Seahawks take shots at themselves.

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Futures: Texas RB Malcolm Brown

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Innovative Statistics

DVOA PLAYOFF ODDS REPORT

Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Win Super Bowl Odds to Get No. 1 Pick
1DEN90.1% 1DEN18.4% 1OAK32.5%
2IND86.3% 2GB11.7% 2JAC31.7%
3GB78.3% 3BAL10.5% 3TB16.6%
4DAL78.3% 4SEA8.1% 4NYJ6.9%
5BAL77.2% 5DAL7.7% 5STL6.2%
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2014 TEAM EFFICIENCY RATINGS

Full SeasonDAVE (2014 + Projection)
1DEN38.7% 1DEN34.6%
2BAL28.2% 2SEA23.9%
3SEA26.8% 3GB22.4%
4GB23.8% 4BAL22.0%
5CIN18.0% 5CIN14.0%
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2014 OFFENSE EFFICIENCY RATINGS

Full SeasonDAVE (2014 + Projection)
1DEN21.5% 1DEN21.7%
2CLE20.7% 2GB18.8%
3GB18.6% 3SD14.7%
4BAL18.2% 4BAL13.1%
5CIN14.3% 5CLE12.5%
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2014 DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY RATINGS

Full SeasonDAVE (2014 + Projection)
1DET-28.6% 1DET-22.7%
2DEN-16.5% 2DEN-12.9%
3SF-11.8% 3SF-10.4%
4MIA-10.0% 4SEA-9.8%
5SEA-9.3% 5MIA-7.1%
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2014 SPECIAL TEAMS RATINGS

Full SeasonDAVE (2014 + Projection)
1PHI11.5% 1PHI8.9%
2ATL9.4% 2ATL7.8%
3BUF6.9% 3BUF5.5%
4SEA5.4% 4SEA4.6%
5IND4.5% 5NE3.8%
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QUARTERBACKS 2014

DYAR Leaders (Total Value)DVOA Leaders (Value per Play)
1P.RiversSD506 1P.RiversSD36.0%
2M.RyanATL454 2P.ManningDEN31.5%
3A.LuckIND443 3M.RyanATL24.3%
4P.ManningDEN439 4A.RodgersGB23.7%
5A.RodgersGB374 5A.DaltonCIN20.8%
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RUNNING BACKS 2014

Rush DYAR Leaders
(Total Value)
Rush DVOA Leaders
(Value per Play)
Rec DYAR Leaders
(Total Value)
1D.MurrayDAL135 1M.LynchSEA22.3% 1A.BradshawIND111
2R.JenningsNYG111 2R.JenningsNYG18.7% 2M.ForteCHI82
3M.LynchSEA88 3L.MillerMIA18.4% 3L.BellPIT76
4C.IvoryNYJ66 4C.IvoryNYJ17.4% 4P.ThomasNO72
5L.MillerMIA64 5D.MurrayDAL15.9% 5R.HeluWAS59
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WIDE RECEIVERS 2014

DYAR Leaders (Total Value)DVOA Leaders (Value per Play)
1J.JonesATL177 1R.CobbGB44.8%
2J.NelsonGB171 2D.HopkinsHOU36.0%
3R.CobbGB158 3A.J.GreenCIN34.0%
4E.SandersDEN138 4G.TateDET32.2%
5G.TateDET133 5T.WilliamsDAL31.5%
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TIGHT ENDS 2014

DYAR Leaders (Total Value)DVOA Leaders (Value per Play)
1T.KelceKC96 1T.WrightNE52.6%
2J.ThomasDEN94 2J.CarlsonARI52.1%
3A.GatesSD80 3J.ThomasDEN49.3%
4G.OlsenCAR79 4T.KelceKC44.5%
5J.GrahamNO70 5D.AllenIND41.8%
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