EdjSports Co-Founder Football Outsiders Frank Frigo

Frank Frigo

Co-Founder of EdjSports
Creator of the NFL's first fully customized simulation model
Louisville, KY

FRANK FRIGO has a passion for games and markets. He is a former winner of the Backgammon World Championship in Monte Carlo and has held the number one international ranking of both on-line and live match play. Before co-founding EdjSports, he had an active 20-year career in commodity markets with an emphasis on structuring wholesale energy transactions. In 2001, he co-created the NFL’s first fully customized simulation model, Zeus, that shook the conventional wisdom of NFL coaching staffs. Frank has consulted with several NFL and NCAA Division 1 football programs and his work in sports analysis has been featured in Esquire, Fox Sports, ESPN, The New York Times and Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.”

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Quantifying Rodgers

It didn’t take any sophisticated analysis to know that replacing Aaron Rodgers with Jordan Love was going to have a major impact on the Packers’ winning chances this weekend.

NFL Week 9 • November 08, 2:41 pm ET
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NFL Week 9 • November 08, 2:41 pm ET
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Going for Two Down 14

There is a classic problem in football analytics that was solved many years ago. When trailing by 14 points late in the game, it is almost always correct to go for two after your first touchdown.

October 17, 11:54 pm ET
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October 17, 11:54 pm ET
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Bringing Them to Their Knees

With only 1:47 remaining in the game, the Los Angeles Chargers found themselves trailing the Browns by one point with a third-and-2 at the Cleveland 11-yard line. What they did next was surprising given how well they've played the percentages all season.

October 11, 8:54 am ET
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October 11, 8:54 am ET
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You Be the Judge

New York Giants head coach Joe Judge is not a fan of using analytics to make fourth-down decisions. Our analytics are not a fan of Judge's timid choices. Also, did Bill Belichick make the right decision by kicking a long field goal in the rain against Tampa Bay?

October 04, 3:05 pm ET
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October 04, 3:05 pm ET
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Know the Enemy and Know Yourself

In-game decisions require you to know what your team can do, but also to guess what the other team is going to do. We saw this with certain decisions the Chiefs made early in their loss to the Chargers. Plus: should Arizona have tried a 68-yard field goal against Jacksonville, given the possibility of a touchdown field goal return?

September 26, 11:04 pm ET
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September 26, 11:04 pm ET
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