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22 Aug 2017, 11:57am by Vincent Verhei

2017 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Underrated

Who are the players who have been going off the boards too late in fantasy drafts this summer? And why do so many of them play in Detroit?

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21 Aug 2017, 08:49am by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Most Likely Teams to Go Worst to First

Hey, it's a special rare NON-INSIDER piece of FO content at ESPN.com, taking a look at the eight teams that finished in last place in 2016 and looking at which of those teams are most likely to finish first in 2017. If you've read FOA 2017, you know Carolina is No. 1, but the the 2016 last-place team with the second-highest chance of winning its division is different from the team with the second-highest chance of making the playoffs.

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16 Aug 2017, 05:47pm by Vincent Verhei

FOA 2017 MEDIA: Locked on Jets

If you enjoyed my run on Locked on Seahawks last season, you should check out my recent appearance on Locked on Jets with John Butchko. We discuss the New York Jets chapter of Football Outsiders Almanac 2017, including thoughts on the team's weaknesses (many!) and strengths (more than you might think).

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16 Aug 2017, 05:42pm by Vincent Verhei

FOA 2017 MEDIA: AFC North with Bill Barnwell

I hooked up with FO alumnus Bill Barnwell on his ESPN podcast to discuss the Football Outsiders Almanac 2017 chapters of the AFC North. Find out just how good Pittsburgh can be this year; why we're lower on Baltimore and higher on Cincinnati than most; and just how bad the Browns were in 2016.

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15 Aug 2017, 01:34am by Vincent Verhei

2017 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Overrated

We're back again with our annual look at which players are going too high in fantasy drafts. The lesson this year: watch out for running backs who were not in the NFL last season.

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11 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2017, 6:14pm by Tom Gower

11 Aug 2017, 08:16pm by Vincent Verhei

The NFL Position That Everyone's Talking About In 2017

Michelle Bruton of OZY.com looks at an offensive tactic that teams around the league are stealing from Atlanta: the rise of the H-back. First made popular by Joe Gibbs' Washington teams in the 1980s, the H-back is similar to a tight end, but lines up just off the line of scrimmage or even in the backfield and often goes in motion.

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5 comments, Last at 14 Aug 2017, 11:25am by Tomlin_Is_Infallible

04 Aug 2017, 04:08pm by Vincent Verhei

Steelers Extend Mike Tomlin

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced a two-year contract extension for head coach Mike Tomlin that will last through the 2020 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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06 Jul 2017, 06:38pm by Vincent Verhei

Ranking the NFL's Best Schemes

Our old pal Doug Farrar has a pair of pieces up at Bleacher Report looking at some of the best schemes in the NFL.

Starting on offense, Farrar looks at what teams like Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and Dallas do so effectively on the ground, as well as the passing attacks of New England and Washington. He also praises what Kyle Shanahan's teams do before the snap, and how Seattle can be dangerous even when everything goes wrong.

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5 comments, Last at 23 Jul 2017, 12:38pm by ckloster

06 Jul 2017, 06:22pm by Vincent Verhei

Football's Silent Killer

FO alumnus Mike Tanier, now with Bleacher Report, has taken a hard look at the sickle cell trait that can make football so very dangerous, what teams are doing to manage it, and why players at the lowest levels of football are at more risk.

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5 comments, Last at 12 Jul 2017, 8:14am by Theo

15 Jun 2017, 12:16pm by Vincent Verhei

2016 Defeats

The absence of J.J. Watt allowed a very surprising name (and his equally surprising teammates) to make the most big defensive plays in the league last year.

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31 comments, Last at 22 Jun 2017, 10:56am by Noah Arkadia