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SITE NEWS: Scott Spratt Joins Football Outsiders

SITE NEWS: Scott Spratt Joins Football Outsiders

We're pleased to announce that we've hired Scott Spratt for the new full-time position of Senior Analyst at Football Outsiders. (Click to read more.)

Stat Analysis

2018 Defeats
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2018 Defeats

The best defensive playmaker of last year has been terrorizing the NFC South for a long, long time. Other standouts include L.A.'s Defensive Player of the Year (of course) and New York's dominant young safety.

3 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2019, 5:23pm by Vincent Verhei

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2018 YAC+
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2018 YAC+

Our annual look at YAC+ reveals an unlikely new team atop the all-time leaderboards. Plus, a good year for rookie receivers, a weakness in the Seattle passing game, and a Farewell to Gronk.

10 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2019, 6:59pm by Noah Arkadia

Podcasts

Off The Charts Podcast: June 20
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Off The Charts Podcast: June 20

This week's Off The Charts podcast looks at some of the more difficult projection situations around the league, including figuring out the distribution of passes in Green Bay, Baltimore, and San Francisco, and diagnosing Todd Gurley's injury situation with the Rams. (Click for audio link.)

Stat Analysis

2018 Receiving Plus-Minus
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2018 Receiving Plus-Minus

What happens when one quarterback dominates a stat so thoroughly? Well, what happens is that his receivers also tend to dominate it.

7 comments, Last at 24 Jun 2019, 9:22am by Dan_L

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Off The Charts Podcast: June 13
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Off The Charts Podcast: June 13

Aaron Schatz is back on this week's podcast, as is Inside the League's Neil Stratton, for a discussion of the the increased power of head coaches within NFL organizations. How will new GM hires impact the Texans and Jets... and the teams like Philadelphia losing important personnel to better jobs with those organizations. (Click for audio link.)

Stat Analysis

2018 Passing Plus-Minus
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2018 Passing Plus-Minus

Drew Brees continues to dominate passing plus-minus.

20 comments, Last at 26 Jun 2019, 3:20pm by Scholder99

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Adjusted Interceptions 2018
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Adjusted Interceptions 2018

Our look at last season's interception luck tells us that Patrick Mahomes and Derek Carr are likely to throw more picks this season, while Baker Mayfield and Tom Brady (yes, Tom Brady) should throw fewer.

12 comments, Last at 17 Jun 2019, 5:49pm by LionInAZ

Ramblings

NFL Runway with Vinny and Dave: AFC North
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NFL Runway with Vinny and Dave: AFC North

Between the Steelers, Ravens, Bengals, and Browns, the AFC North teams feature a lot of black and a lot of orange. Who makes it work? Who's getting a new look, and who needs to go back to the drawing board?

10 comments, Last at 15 Jun 2019, 3:02am by Theo

Podcasts

Off The Charts Podcast: June 6
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Off The Charts Podcast: June 6

This week's Off The Charts podcast has guest Neil Stratton of Inside The League. Matt Manocherian and Neil discuss different NFL scouting department models and how people can learn more about the business of football.