Whitney Mercilus and Andre Roberts were granted sweet freedom from the Houston Texans on Monday. Can they tell us what's going on within the Easterby Compound? Plus, Walkthrough examines what's wrong with the Miami Dolphins and tries to determine if any NFC teams are worth a playoff prop bet.
Buffalo is still on top of the DVOA ratings, but the Bills are much closer to the rest of the league after Monday night's loss to Tennessee. The NFC dominates after that with the Cardinals, Rams, Bucs, and Cowboys rounding out the top five. Plus, a look at run funnels vs. pass funnels and Detroit vs. the history of 0-6 teams.
We have spoken about how well the Cardinals offense has played this season, but what about their defense? Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph has put his players in the best positions to succeed in the passing game, turning up their defensive output.
A bevy of late-round running backs have suddenly become fantasy-relevant, including Chicago's Khalil Herbert, San Francisco's Elijah Mitchell, and Carolina's Chuba Hubbard. It's Seattle's Alex Collins, though, who has really caught Scott Spratt's eye.
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 6 to recommend a number of top options to claim off the Waiver Wire headed into Week 7.
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Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin couldn't find any space as a runner against Jacksonville, and he showed terrible hands as a receiver too. We look back at the history of backs who struggled similarly in both categories. Plus: Kyler Murray's surprisingly terrible rushing day; the yo-yo season of Daniel Jones; and the best passers, rushers, and receivers of Week 6.
The Broncos lose another linebacker for the year with a torn pectoral, Kareem Hunt will miss time with a calf injury, and Parris Campbell may miss the rest of the year with a foot injury.
The debate in the college football rankings right now begins at No. 2, because the Georgia Bulldogs are very clearly the No. 1 team in the nation after their 30-13 win over Kentucky that wasn't as close as the final score would indicate.
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 Overzet and Chris Spags of EdjSports preview Monday Night Football’s Bills-Titans game and give their DFS Ride or Die Picks for the game.
The Arizona Cardinals blow out the Browns to remain unbeaten. The Chiefs get back to winning ways. The Cowboys and Patriots play an enthralling game, and the Steelers host the ...zzzzz...
The AFC is now a two-team conference: it's the Buffalo Bills, the Baltimore Ravens, and everyone else. Walkthrough breaks down the Ravens' victory over the Los Angeles Chargers, examines what's wrong with the Cleveland Browns, and explains why the Kansas City Chiefs' win wasn't as impressive as the final score would suggest. Plus, we break down what makes the Minnesota Vikings so delightfully exasperating and dish out some Week 6 Awards.
Can the Cleveland Browns win big games? Is Baker Mayfield worth a nine-figure contract? Sunday's showdown with the Arizona Cardinals will help answer that question. Plus, Walkthrough solves the riddle of the Los Angeles Chargers' low DVOA, predicts how Bengals-Lions will turn out, and even finds a wager that will make Dolphins-Jaguars interesting.
Scott Spratt hosts the FO Fantasy Show on Twitch this week with he is joined by Aaron Schatz. Scott and Aaron group broke down the Week 6 matchups from a fantasy and DFS prospective.