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Help Add to KUBIAK

Hello, everyone. We'll be adding new material to KUBIAK over the next couple of weeks -- new projection columns and technical features, not just updates on player roles and stats. Auction values are probably the most-requested item, and we're working on that. We're also working on more dymanic ADP data that will match the specific type of league you are in.

38 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2008, 6:51pm by Pete

FO on ESPN: Bad News Bears Offense Has Little Hope

Here's a (somewhat table-free) look at similarity scores for the pathetic 2008 Chicago Bears offense. Yikes.

20 comments, Last at 26 Jul 2008, 5:53pm by johonny

Burik Model Design: Heinz Field

I don't remember where I stumbled upon this, but it is an intricately detailed model of Heinz Field entirely done in LEGO. There's also one for whatever they call the place the Baltimore Ravens play.

13 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2008, 12:35pm by Jimmy

Fifth Anniversary Special: Best and Worst RB Games, 95-07

Our look at the best and worst players by FO stats continues with numerous appearances by Marshall Faulk, Priest Holmes, and Brian Westbrook.

29 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2008, 9:08pm by armchair journeyman quarterback

FO Mailbag: The King (of Run Support) Abdicates the Throne

Who replaced Ronde Barber as the most active cornerback in run support in 2007? (Click link to read more.)

21 comments, Last at 28 Jul 2008, 5:01pm by KCToomer

Texans Training Camp Battle: Running Backs

Quick: Who's the starting running back in Houston? Um... uh... Well, if you've seen the KUBIAK fantasy projections, you know we have no idea either. Of course, since Houston is likely to be competitive this year, and they've hired Alex Gibbs as offensive line coach, this is a pretty important position for fantasy football players. If I had to take a wild stab in the dark, I would go with Steve Slaton actually getting the most carries, splitting time with Ahman Green or Chris Brown depending on which of those injury-plagued veterans is healthy.

12 comments, Last at 24 Jul 2008, 9:28am by socctty

FO Mailbag: Red Zone Interceptions

Does Brett Favre really throw more red zone interceptions than any other quarterback? Well, sort of... (Click to read more.)

27 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2008, 4:51am by ukRaider

Giants Deal Jeremy Shockey to Saints

Just reported, for a second-round pick and a fifth-round pick. This is the kind of deal where Football Outsiders really has nothing to add to the discussion. Jeremy Shockey is a better player than Kevin Boss. It's nice that Boss had a little run there at the end of last year, but he's not one of the top tight ends in the league. Jeremy Shockey is. This trade is all about personalities and team chemistry. Whether removing Shockey from the locker room is worth the downgrade at the starting tight end spot is simply not something that can be measured by DVOA.

61 comments, Last at 23 Jul 2008, 4:50pm by Chris

Fifth Anniversary Special: Best and Worst QB Seasons 95-07

Continuing our look at the best and worst players since 1995 according to DYAR, this time with quarterback seasons and career totals. Surprise: Peyton Manning appears repeatedly.

45 comments, Last at 24 Jul 2008, 10:29am by Temo

Scholarly Seminole

Florida State safety Myron Rolle is on pace to graduate pre-med in less than three years with a 3.75 GPA. He is probably a first-round pick in next year's NFL draft, but he may put off the NFL for a year if he manages to win a Rhodes scholarship. All I can say is "Wow."

13 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2008, 12:52pm by G_Man