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.

Divisional Round DFS Breakdown and Analysis

Football Outsiders fantasy expert, Scott Spratt, and Howard Bender of Fantasy Alarm are here to discuss the best players to pick from a DFS perspective as they do a game-by-game preview of NFL Divisional Round matchups and discuss the major storylines moving into the NFL weekend.

NFL Divisional January 21, 6:10 am ET
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NFL Divisional January 21, 6:10 am ET
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Divisional Round Conversations and Betting Preview

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.

NFL Divisional January 20, 9:12 am ET
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NFL Divisional January 20, 9:12 am ET
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