Bill Connelly takes a look at the early-season S&P+ outliers and whether his eyeballs agree or disagree with the stats. Spoiler: Alabama is underrated. Alabama! Underrated!
Even though Gregg Easterbrook has left us for the greener pastures of NFL.com, we know that the discussion threads we provided during his short stay at our site were very popular. Therefore we're providing the "unofficial official" discussion thread of Tuesday Morning Quarterback each week. This will be your place to discuss Gregg's column at NFL.com, which you can find here (well, except for the section about our study of third-down conversions, which you probably want to discuss in that article, here).
Here's the update on the Football Outsiders fantasy playoff league:
|RUSS (3 left)||134||PAT (2 left)||112||AARON (5 left)||127|
|QB||Manning, IND||65||McNair, TEN||19||Brady, NWE||14|
|RB||M. Faulk, STL||18||George, TEN||12||A. Green, GNB||38|
|RB||A. Smith, NWE||12||S. Davis, CAR||24||J. Lewis, BAL||3|
|WR||T. Brown, NWE||1||Bruce, STL||11||Pinkston, PHI||15|
|WR||J. Walker, GNB||15||Driver, GNB||8||S. Smith, CAR||41|
|WR||Morton, KAN||1||Wayne, IND||24||Looker, STL||5|
|TE||Franks, GNB||9||Wycheck, TEN||1||Sharpe, DEN||3|
|K||M. Andersen, KAN||7||G. Anderson, TEN||12||Vinatieri, NWE||6|
|DEF||Tennessee||6||St. Louis||1||New England||2|
|MIKE (1 left)||107||JASON (6 left)||74||GEOFF (3 left)||136|
|QB||Bulger, STL||13||McNabb, PHI||28||Favre, GNB||34|
|RB||Holmes, KAN||30||Portis, DEN||7||James, IND||33|
|RB||Buckhalter, PHI||1||Staley, PHI||12||Hambrick, DAL||2|
|WR||Mason, TEN||17||Givens, NWE||2||Holt, STL||2|
|WR||R. Smith, DEN||12||Lelie, DEN||0||Harrison, IND||34|
|WR||D. Jackson, SEA||5||Branch, NWE||1||Kennison, KAN||5|
|TE||Heap, BAL||14||Gonzalez, KAN||5||Fauria, NWE||4|
|K||Wilkins, STL||18||Akers, PHI||8||Longwell, GNB||14|
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