Tennessee, the AFC's defending top seed, suddenly finds its offensive front in tatters.
The Bandits and Generals clash in the only game of the USFL's Week 7 not to feature a 1-5 team. Also, the Gamblers continue to look for an upset and the Maulers continue to look for a quarterback.
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.
Need a quick adrenaline rush? Watch literally any Gamblers game and you'll be good to go. This and much more in our Week 6 USFL recap.
Pete and Spags hop in another BBM3 draft on Underdog Fantasy and discuss some breakout year two wide receivers including a new "best shape of his life" candidate.
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 Rams fail to defend their Super Bowl championship, it will likely be because "throw away from Jalen Ramsey" is an easy and effective strategy.
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.
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?