Here's our annual look at all 32 NFL teams ranked by their talent under the age of 25 for ESPN+. Dallas takes the top spot thanks to great young defensive talent plus CeeDee Lamb.
The 49ers are done with their veteran QB, partly because a good pass rush turns him into a turnover machine. And in Buffalo, Josh Allen specializes in beating pressure with his arms and legs alike.
Bryan and Cale's trip through the preseason over/unders continues with a trip to the AFC South! Will the Jaguars be better after some Urban renewal? Do the Colts have the best receiving corps of the bunch?
Pete Carroll likes to call runs. Andy Reid likes to throw passes. But do NFL coaches change their strategy to avoid calling similar plays twice in a row?
Bryan and Cale kick off our look at the over/unders for 2022! Are the Falcons this year's good bad team? Can time itself stop Tom Brady? And do we fear for tears for Matt Rhule?
Our annual look at receiving performance in and of the slot kicks off with the receivers. By the time we're done with these statistical articles, we'll have used every available picture of Cooper Kupp.
With draft information now in hand, we can complete our QBASE forecasts. The class of rookie quarterbacks looks even worse now that it did in April, but Pittsburgh's Kenny Pickett has a real chance to succeed.
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.
The FO preview shows continue on Tuesday, with this edition covering the Rams and Seahawks chapters along with guest Matt Harmon from Yahoo Sports!
Is the Kyler Murray/Arizona Cardinals relationship truly toxic or secretly self-actualized? Also: Lamar Jackson's negotiation blunders and Trevon Diggs' unattainable goals.
Time for our annual list of under-the-radar, lower-drafted prospects, also featured in Football Outsiders Almanac 2022.
Our annual look at defensive personnel checks on Dan Quinn abandoning the base, the effects of Matt Milano on the Buffalo defense, and whether Pete Carroll is secretly still a defensive genius.
Guest columnist Joe Mahoney looks at Day 3 draft picks vs. undrafted free agents. There are a number of reasons why players would prefer to be undrafted rather than taken in Rounds 6-7.
Patrick Mahomes is getting to know a fresh new crop of wide receivers. The Broncos and Chargers are relying on new edge rushers coming off injuries.
OK, "shocking" may be some hyperbole from our friends at ESPN+ but these are interesting stats on all 32 teams discovered while putting together Football Outsiders Almanac 2022.