Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

04 Sep 2015, 12:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Football Outsiders for Madden 16: September 4

Once again in 2015, we have teamed up with EA Sports to bring Football Outsiders-branded player content to Madden 16 Ultimate Team. Each week, we'll be picking out a handful of players who starred in that week's games. Some of them will be well-known players who stood out in DVOA and DYAR. Others will be under-the-radar players who only stood out with advanced stats. Usually, we'll announce the players each Tuesday in the DVOA commentary article, and the players will be available in Madden Ultimate Team packs the following weekend.

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3 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2015, 6:42am by fest201620

03 Sep 2015, 11:28am by Mike Tanier

The QB Nonsense Index: A Banner Year for Absurd QB Storylines

The Third Annual Quarterback Nonsense Index: your break from deflated footballs and legal dramas.

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18 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2015, 6:44am by fest201620

03 Sep 2015, 10:19am by Aaron Schatz

Tom Brady Suspension Vacated

Go ahead, discuss. You think it's over, but let's be honest, the NFL will appeal and this will NEVER END. But for now, Tom Brady plays. KUBIAK update coming by tonight.

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328 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2015, 6:41am by fest201620

02 Sep 2015, 05:23pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Data Collection Partnership with Sports Info Solutions and Fantasy Insiders

Football Outsiders announces NFL data collection partnership with Baseball Info Solutions (as "Sports Info Solutions") and Fantasy Insiders. (Click to read more.)

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10 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2016, 10:59pm by Melanie

31 Aug 2015, 03:39pm by Andrew Potter

Preseason Week 3 Injury Aftermath

The Raiders lose a starting lineman for the 2015 season.

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6 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2015, 6:41am by fest201620

31 Aug 2015, 12:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Wheel of QB: Cousins, Taylor Now Starters

Who wants to ride on the wheel of starting quarterbacks? Tyrod Taylor is now the starter in Buffalo, and Kirk Cousins will be the starter in Washington. (Click to read more.)

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79 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2015, 7:00am by fest201620

28 Aug 2015, 03:33pm by Aaron Schatz

Football 101: Jet Sweep vs. End Around vs. Reverse

Someone sent me this link on Twitter, and it's a really good guide to understanding one of my pet peeves about football on television: announcers who can't understand the difference between a jet sweep, an end around, a reverse, and a double reverse. Familiarize yourself with the lingo! Note that there also are some folks who DO think there's a difference also between a "jet sweep" and a "fly sweep," though the linked article lists them as the same play.

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30 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2015, 7:00am by fest201620

27 Aug 2015, 11:28am by Mike Tanier

How Preseason ACL Injuries Can Be Drastically Reduced

What's the best way for analytics to help teams? The answer is pretty clear. We don't write about it much at FO because it's all internal data that we can't get on the outside, but the best analytics are the sports science analytics that will improve player performance and help prevent injuries. We know how to prevent a lot of the non-contact preseason injuries that are caused by a "one size fits all" method of practice and a poor understanding of how to slowly ease into conditioning. But the data doesn't help if the coaches won't change their ways.

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10 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2015, 7:00am by fest201620

25 Aug 2015, 11:50pm by Scott Kacsmar

Scandrick Tears ACL; Big Injuries Piling Up

Orlando Scandrick tore his ACL on Monday. We look at other season-ending injuries to starters from the injury database. (Click to read more.)

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19 comments, Last at 27 Aug 2015, 4:34pm by Tom Gower

25 Aug 2015, 12:18pm by Scott Kacsmar

Snaps by Draft Picks (Homegrown Packers vs. Foreigner Colts)

We look at how many snaps teams used on players they drafted in 2014. (Click to read more.)

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14 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2015, 7:12am by fest201620