If the Tennessee Titans are going to beat the Cincinnati Bengals and advance to the AFC Championship Game, they'll need Harold Landry and their pass rush to put Joe Burrow on the ground.
San Francisco's hopes in the divisional round rest largely on an ability to shutting down Green Bay's All-Pro wide receiver.
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Derrick Henry's return to the football field should make all Tennessee players options in your fantasy lineups.
Pass protection. Run blocking. Getting downfield. Even scoring touchdowns. It's hard to ask for any more from an offensive line than Kansas City got in the wild-card round against Pittsburgh.
Football Outsiders experts Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier are joined by the Athletic San Francisco's, David Lombardi, and FO's Tom Gower to discuss the 49ers and NFL storylines ahead of the Divisional Round Weekend and to make picks against the spread.
The 49ers are the kings of presnap motion, Travis Kelce is climbing the all-time postseason leaderboards, and Tom Brady still has the quickest draw in the East. Plus: Football Outsiders does not hate the Titans, and this edition of Walkthrough will prove it!
Our Metrics Explained
What is DVOA?
Defense-adjusted Value Over Average
Measures a team's efficiency by comparing success on every single play to a league average based on situation and opponent.
What is DYAR?
Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement
Compares the performance of each player, in terms of DVOA, to a replacement-level baseline rather than the league average for that position.
What is DAVE?
DVOA Adjusted for Volatility Early
Used early in the year with the goal of getting the best idea of how good a team will be over the entire season without jumping to conclusions based on one or two good or bad early games.
Derrik Klassen shows how Buffalo has merged the running skills of Josh Allen with some elaborate blocking schemes to build an attack capable of steamrolling most any defense.
Pete Overzet and Chris Spags of EdjSports gear up for the Divisional Round with a special morning edition of the show where they'll give their divisional round NFL DFS picks and tackle another Underdog Playoff Best Ball draft live on the show!
After a week of less-than-competitive games, Bryan and Andrew become the last to try to tackle reforming the NFL's playoff criteria.
Most general manager candidates look the same, but some of them have cool names like "John Spytek." Plus: bellwethers for the future of the Pittsburgh Steelers and new ways of firing old coaches.
Another article here on the Tennessee Titans as the worst No. 1 seed ever by DVOA, this time on ESPN+. I go a bit further into reasons why the Titans fans should be optimistic anyway and try to do more to isolate what the "real" Tennessee Titans would look like in our ratings.
Football Outsiders experts Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier are joined by FO Contributors Rob Weintraub and Bryan Knowles to answer questions asked by the Football Outsiders community and give their thoughts on NFL rumors and storylines going into NFL Divisional Round weekend of the 2021-22 NFL season.
With the latest addition of the EdjSports Coach Rankings, Ian O'Connor and Frank Frigo discuss which teams with coaching vacancies could benefit the most from a more analytically-minded head coach.