The Ravens and the reigning division champion Bengals are both looking for someone to catch the ball, while the Browns and Steelers need help on the defensive line.
The Patriots suffered one of the biggest losses in free agency when J.C. Jackson signed with the Chargers. We're still waiting to see how they'll fill that spot.
Is Justin Herbert off to the greatest start of any quarterback in NFL history? Not quite, but Football Outsiders metrics suggest that he'll keep the Los Angeles Chargers in the playoff chase for years to come.
Week 6 in the USFL is highlighted by a Bandit-Stars matchup, where Todd Haley's men try to prove they're actual contenders and not paper tigers. Plus: USFL vs. XFL.
If you took the best offense and defense in each franchise's history, who would win the Super Bowl? Top contenders include the Patriots, Eagles, and Rams.
The Eagles and Saints 2022 win-total over-unders are too low. The Giants are too high. Walkthrough has some wagers that feel just right. Plus: Howie Roseman and the Multicap of Madness!
Football Outsiders' Editor-in-Chief Aaron Schatz is joined by his usual co-host, Senior Analyst Mike Tanier, to review second-year WR improvements based on KUBIAK projections, discuss Mike's article on Justin Fields, and evaluate the rest of the NFC North.
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.
If the Bucs fail to return to the Super Bowl, the defensive backfield will probably be to blame.
Aaron Rodgers no longer has Davante Adams. Who's going to be his security blanket in 2022?
Though he's theoretically an off-ball linebacker, the Cowboys star may once again be forced into a pass-rushing role.
The Chicago Bears left Justin Fields by the side of the highway with nothing but a 25-year-old rookie to keep him company. Find out just what sort of game Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus are playing.
The North strikes back, going 2-2 against the South in the second week of interdivisional action in the USFL. We have a new team in title contention, a new team at the top of our rankings, and a new result for the Maulers.
Guest columnist Alex Olbrecht on how economic theory explains why the 2022 NFL draft had so many more traded picks than usual.
Pete and Spags take a look at the Week 17 schedule from a best ball perspective before hopping in another BBM3 draft on Underdog Fantasy. For the love of God, don't make them take Drew Lock.
The USFL's inter-division schedule resumes as the South looks to cement it's advantage over the North. Can the Generals and company win some respect back for the lesser division?