01 Jul 2014, 12:32pm by Aaron Schatz
We're almost at July, which means people are going to start wondering when the 2014 KUBIAK fantasy football projections and Football Outsiders Almanac 2014 are going to show up for sale on Football Outsiders. I wanted to let everyone know about this year's delays. Both KUBIAK and the book will be delayed this year. We're hoping it's not for more than a week or two, but I'll be honest, there's a possibility the book won't be ready until early August. KUBIAK, at least, should be ready by July 16. (Click to read more.)
03 Jan 2014, 04:40pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey everybody! Time for the third edition of our Playoff Challenge game. Here's how it works: You need to pick a roster consisting of 2 QB, 4 RB, 4 WR, and 2 TE. However, you must pick one player from each of the 12 playoff teams, no duplicates. Whoever has the highest fantasy score during the playoffs wins a copy of Football Outsiders Almanac 2014 and the 2014 KUBIAK fantasy football projections. Standard fantasy scoring, no PPR. Thanks again to former Scramble writer Ian Dembsky for the idea for this game.
28 Aug 2012, 04:13pm by Danny Tuccitto
Unless you get sadistic pleasure out of watching Richard Bartel short-arm out routes, last night's Hall of Fame game lacked entertainment. Not to worry, loyal FO reader, NFL entertainment returns today in the form of our "Wisdom of Crowds" feature. Over the next four weeks, we'll use our @fboutsiders Twitter account to get your fantasy projections for a player or two each day.
At the end of each week, I'll compile the responses, and have a post the following week about what our readership had to say. Last year, you were pretty darn prescient.
So, if you want to participate, make sure to follow us on Twitter, and check in every day for the next month.
12 Jul 2012, 03:23pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders Almanac 2012 (PDF version) and the KUBIAK fantasy football spreadsheet are now on sale. Find out more details in this post. Now with samples!
22 May 2015, 02:01pm by Guest
The Vikings need offensive line help, while the Bears, Lions, and Packers have significant defensive concerns.
19 comments, Last at 10:06am by tuluse
21 May 2015, 05:53pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a good piece from SB Nation about our current No. 1 favorite underrated NFL player, Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David. The Miami high school product dreamed of playing for the U, but ended up following a winding road through community college and Nebraska to a home on Florida's other coast.
4 comments, Last at 24 May 2015, 8:42pm by chemical burn
21 May 2015, 03:50pm by Vincent Verhei
We'll just quote this Tweet from @AroundTheNFL verbatim: "Bills DT Marcell Dareus suspended first game of the 2015 season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse." This is concerning an arrest in 2014. The Bills will host the Colts in Week 1 without their defensive tackle.
Dareus has released an apologetic statement through the team's PR account.
4 comments, Last at 24 May 2015, 4:45pm by chemical burn
20 May 2015, 06:08pm by Andrew Healy
While the Dolphins and Patriots could use more talent in their secondaries, the Bills and Jets need the same thing the Bills and Jets always seem to need.
61 comments, Last at 24 May 2015, 9:39pm by ntai
19 May 2015, 06:08pm by Aaron Schatz
The NFL owners today officially voted to move the line of scrimmage for extra points back to the 15, making the XP now equivalent to a 33-yard field goal. The line of scrimmage remains the 2 for the 2-point conversion. In addition, returning a blocked kick, fumble, or interception on a point-after try will now be worth two points for the defense.
I hate this rule change so much. Why do we need to make the point-after try complicated? If you want to increase excitement, just move the line of scrimmage to the 1 to encourage going for 2-point conversions.
137 comments, Last at 23 May 2015, 11:06pm by tuluse
19 May 2015, 02:53pm by Vincent Verhei
The defenses of the NFC East all had poor secondaries in 2014. Five months later, they haven't gotten much better.
54 comments, Last at 22 May 2015, 8:12am by Karl Cuba