Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

08 Aug 2017, 01:04pm by Scott Kacsmar

DVOA by Routes: Receivers

Our first part of a study on DVOA by route types focuses on receivers. Which players were the most valuable on digs, slants, curls, and nine other routes? Also: is the WR screen bad for offense? And is Tavon Austin good at anything?

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16 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2017, 3:02pm by jtr

03 Aug 2017, 04:50pm by Scott Kacsmar

Predicting the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

Our 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame predictions look at the most decorated defender since 1986, the best WR since Jerry Rice, and the "other" middle linebacker. Also: poison pills, Terrell Owens' value, and the forgotten Patriot.

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54 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2017, 3:20pm by Raiderjoe

02 Aug 2017, 03:28pm by Scott Kacsmar

Randy Moss: First-Ballot Hall of Famer

Would you bet on Randy Moss being a first-ballot Hall of Famer? Straight cash, homie. Alas, since he's a wide receiver, we have our doubts it will happen. But Moss left no doubts as to his greatness on the field. This is his HOF case.

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45 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2017, 11:25am by MilkmanDanimal

27 Jul 2017, 04:21pm by Scott Kacsmar

Jarvis Landry's Value, Part II

Our second look at Jarvis Landry's value examines the main reason his catches are lacking in value, and the new charting data that shows how Miami may not be using him properly.

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8 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2017, 3:22pm by Scott Kacsmar

26 Jul 2017, 02:57pm by Scott Kacsmar

Jarvis Landry's Value, Part I

Jarvis Landry is tied for the most catches (288) in NFL history thru three years, but why hasn't this translated into value for Miami's offense? What is his value compared to other No. 1 wideouts?

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7 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2017, 1:46pm by wiilaim11

20 Jul 2017, 05:25pm by Scott Kacsmar

2016 Slot vs. Wide: Defense

Our final part in looking at slot vs. wide targets focuses entirely on defenses. Which first-round rookie corners had tough times in 2016? Who was the weak link in Denver's No-Fly Zone? Also: the Falcons have a secondary to watch out for in 2017.

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5 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2017, 11:51am by Tomlin_Is_Infallible

19 Jul 2017, 11:16am by Scott Kacsmar

2016 Slot vs. Wide: RBs and TEs

Part II of our look at slot vs. wide targets focuses on running backs and tight ends. Was Le'Veon Bell used more diversely than David Johnson? Also: is there actually a stat where Rob Gronkowski ranked last among his peers?

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7 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2017, 3:46pm by Scott Kacsmar

17 Jul 2017, 03:38pm by Scott Kacsmar

2016 Slot vs. Wide: WRs and QBs

We have new data showing where receivers line up at the snap, and how quarterbacks do throwing wide or to the slot. You might be surprised to see where Matt Ryan is best, and where Alex Smith struggled the most in Kansas City.

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9 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2017, 11:56am by Tomlin_Is_Infallible

14 Jul 2017, 06:25pm by Bryan Knowles

2016 Play-Action Defense

Can your defense sniff out a play-action fake? If you live in Texas, you're in luck! If you're in a Great Lakes state, on the other hand...

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4 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2017, 1:46pm by wiilaim11

12 Jul 2017, 04:01pm by Bryan Knowles

2016 Play-Action Offense

We take a look at play-action passing from 2016, as numbers return to a state of normalcy after the great Zone-Read Revolution.

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9 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2017, 5:20pm by msabercr