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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Pete Overzet and Chris Spags of EdjSports break down some of the massive injury news that affects the entire Week 6 NFL DFS and fantasy slate with the help of ESPN+’s fantasy legend Al Zeidenfeld!
As the college football season approaches its stretch run, plenty of surprising teams are still in contention for unlikely titles. From a wide-open SEC West to a key showdown in the Big 12 scramble, underdogs with slim playoff odds still have plenty to play for in the second half.
The Detroit Lions have a terrible defense and an offense that can't stay on the field. That spells fantasy gold for their opponents this week, the Cincinnati Bengals, including quarterback Joe Burrow, running back Joe Mixon, and wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase.