SCOTT SPRATT got into analytics through his baseball work for Sports Info Solutions and writing for ESPN and FanGraphs, but he loves football analytics because of the intricacies of the sport. He is a Sloan Analytics Research Paper Competition and Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner and was a 2018 finalist for FSWA Football Writer of the Year for his writing for Pro Football Focus. He is an elusive native Charlottean and has the Jimmy Clausen-given scars to prove it.
Offense is the order of the day down south, where the Panthers must figure out what to do with Cam Newton (or how to replace him), while the Saints need wide receivers and the Bucs need backs and linemen. As for the Falcons, they need pass-rushers -- yes, still.
4 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2020, 08:04am by BobbyDazzler
The Chiefs had already overcome double-digit deficits in their two previous playoff games this year, but their third such effort will be an unforgettable one for head coach Andy Reid. His aggressive play calling kept the Chiefs in the game, and then Patrick Mahomes won it with some incredible deep throws and third-down conversions.
55 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2020, 08:41pm by Cheesehead_Canuck
The AP has unanimously named Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson the NFL's Most Valuable Player. Jackson joins Tom Brady from 2010 as one of just two players to sweep all 50 AP votes for the award. Jackson threw for 36 touchdowns against just six interceptions this season and ran for a positional
21 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2020, 12:58pm by theslothook
Scott Spratt gives his favorite and least favorite DFS options for the Super Bowl based on the venue and weather in Miami and the defensive strengths and weaknesses of the Chiefs and 49ers. (Click for audio link.)