The Patriots and Bills inch closer to Tampa Bay atop our DVOA ratings. Plus, why isn't Cincinnati higher, and have the Seahawks finally broken DVOA for good?
Fantasy football is a harsh business, but with Dalvin Cook sidelined temporarily and Christian McCaffrey out for the year, their backups could score big this week.
Scott Spratt hosts the FO Fantasy Show on YouTube and is joined by his Tuesday co-host Derrik Klassen. Scott and Derrik review some performances from Week 12 to recommend a number of top options to claim off the Waiver Wire headed into Week 13.
Christian McCaffrey's season is over. Dalvin Cook will also miss time.
Football Outsiders Live! is back for a NFL Week 12 Review with EdjSports. Aaron Schatz hosts Ian O'Connor Senior Data Analyst at EdjSports to review Week 12 of the NFL season.
Pete Overzet and Chris Spags of EdjSports recap Week 12, welcome some new players to the family, give out some early Week 13 waiver adds, and preview MNF with a DFS showdown build.
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.
Four division leaders pick up key wins, while four of the bottom five teams in DVOA go head-to-head.
Sunday is full of big games, including Tampa Bay (7-3) at Indianapolis (6-5), Tennessee (8-3) at New England (7-4), and Minnesota (5-5) at San Francisco (5-5).
The pros and cons of one of Thanksgiving's more controversial side dishes.
Thanksgiving football! Bears (3-7) at Lions (0-9-1)! Raiders (5-5) at Cowboys (7-3)! Bills (6-4) at Saints (5-5)!
Let us give thanks for Friday night high school football under the lights, all that comes with it, and all that it means.
If Tampa Bay is going to beat the Colts this weekend, they'll need to put a stop to Taylor's MVP campaign. Fortunately, they seem equipped to do just that.
The lack of success in recent years from the Cowboys and Lions has meant that Thanksgiving has become a Loser League tradition.
Are the 49ers powered by the Infinity Drive? What's wrong with the Rams? Can Mike Tanier's career survive the suggestion that Jonathan Taylor deserves MVP consideration?