The USFL Championship is here, with the favored Birmingham Stallions trying to hold off the explosive Philadelphia Stars. Who will become the first major spring champion crowned since 2001?
The FO staff went through and highlighted one underrated player from each of the 32 NFL teams.
News and commentary from around the web.
Spags and Pete kick off another Splash Play episode by drafting in a Underdog Fantasy Best Ball Mania 3 draft.
The 1981 Philadelphia Eagles squandered a strong regular season and the San Francisco 49ers took home their first Super Bowl while the Baltimore Colts had the worst defense in NFL history.
In conjunction with the release of 1981 DVOA, we present the Year in Quotes, chronicling the season of the first championship in the history of the San Francisco 49ers.
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.
Pete and Spags talk NFL news and then hop in the Superflex Puppy draft for this Monday edition of Splash Play.
The inaugural USFL playoffs saw the Philadelphia Stars and the Birmingham Stallions emerge victorious, setting up a showdown in next week's championship game.
Are the Birmingham Stallions and New Jersey Generals destined to have an opening-day rematch in the USFL Championship? Or can the New Orleans Breakers or Philadelphia Stars throw a kink into the narrative?
Spags does his Friday solo stream with a twist. Every pick he makes today doesn't coincide with his usual sentiments when it comes to fantasy football.
Go back 40 years with 1982 DVOA, to a weird season cut in half by a player strike. The Jets were great, the Chargers offense was great, and Washington won despite not being great.
The strike dominates our review of 1982 quotes, plus the Raiders move to L.A. and Washington wins its first Super Bowl.
Brandon Thorn joins the FO Offseason show with Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier to complete a tier list of every NFL pass rush defense.