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FO Almanac 2021
FO Almanac 2021
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We're happy to announce that the Football Outsiders Almanac 2021, Digital Edition is now available! This is the 17th annual version of the book that the Boston Globe called the "Bible for superfans and fantasy football leaguers." It's over 500 pages of cutting-edge statistical analysis, obsessive film study, and trademark humor. Full previews for all 32 NFL teams and the top 50 projected NCAA teams, plus over 500 player comments and KUBIAK fantasy football projections are all included.

This year, you'll get access to the digital version of FOA 2021 through a FO+ subscription. Those subscriptions are now on sale through July 31, you get an annual subscription for just $1 per week for the entire year. You can now read the FO Almanac team chapters as online articles, or you can download the entire PDF version to read including the college previews and the player comments with KUBIAK projections.

The print edition of Football Outsiders Almanac 2021 should be available on by the end of the week and will cost $29.99.

If you need more help with the Almanac or FO+, please visit the Football Outsiders Help Center or e-mail us at

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27 comments, Last at 20 Jul 2021, 10:22am

#1 by dmb // Jul 12, 2021 - 2:10pm

Is the digital edition new? In previous years I've downloaded the PDF, and I was pleasantly surprised that readers can comment on the pages for each team in the digital edition. It's also nice for skipping to a particular team, since the PDF is large enough that it can be cumbersome to load and then navigate (though the bookmarks help!).

What you've got is a terrific "minimum viable product" for the digital edition! I've got a few suggested improvements I hope we can look forward to in future digital editions:

  • Links (to player / team pages, relevant stats pages, etc.)
  • "Real" / sortable tables (rather than images)
  • Pages for sections outside the team essays (e.g. commentary for players at each ball-handling position, the year in quotes, etc.) These certainly have less value than the team essays in a digital edition, since the content outside single-team sections -- or a reasonable substitute for it -- is often available elsewhere on the site. It would be nice to have links for the other sections, though -- if nothing else, consumers of the digital edition may not realize there's content in the PDF that they're not seeing.

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#2 by Aaron Schatz // Jul 12, 2021 - 3:49pm

The digital edition is new, as is the ability to comment on each of the 32 team chapters. Thanks for suggestions, we'll definitely be working on ways to improve the digital edition in the future.

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#3 by timtellean // Jul 12, 2021 - 5:25pm

Will we see an open discussion thread?

I've found a bunch of formatting errors.

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#4 by Vincent Verhei // Jul 12, 2021 - 5:29pm

May as well just use this as the open discussion thread.

Please share the errors you found. If they are too lengthy to list here you can email them to

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#23 by dcfly1 // Jul 17, 2021 - 9:06pm

In the Intro (in the PDF), there's a bunch of oddly hyphenated words (ex-panded, interfer-ence, finan-cial, etc.).

On Page xvi, Pythagorean Projection, Daryl Morey is no longer general manager of the Houston Rockets.

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#24 by Vincent Verhei // Jul 18, 2021 - 12:58am

Well that's bizarre and irritating. But thank you for pointing that out.

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#25 by benjamin_vns // Jul 18, 2021 - 3:43pm

In the print version, table 7 on page xxiv of the statistical toolbox: the table is labeled as “Bears Rushing” but I’m pretty sure it’s listing the Panthers running backs.

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#5 by PaulC // Jul 12, 2021 - 8:03pm

Hi, is there an FO sub that gives access to all prior season's AGL stats?

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#6 by Vincent Verhei // Jul 13, 2021 - 3:31am

Not right now, but the last five years of data for each team are published in Football Outsiders Almanac.

You can also use the site search feature and look for "Football Outsiders adjusted games lost 2019" (or whichever year you're looking for) to see the articles we have written in the past.

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#7 by James-London // Jul 13, 2021 - 7:12am

Do you have an ETA on when the book will be up on

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#10 by FO Customer Service // Jul 13, 2021 - 9:52am

Once the book is available on Amazon-US (later this week!), it typically takes a few extra days to make it to the international markets.

While we allow for international sales, the availability is really in the hands of Amazon through their operations and logistics side.

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#14 by James-London // Jul 13, 2021 - 2:13pm


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#18 by Andrew Potter // Jul 15, 2021 - 6:34pm

In reply to by James-London

I was able to order my paper copy from Amazon UK today.

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#22 by James-London // Jul 17, 2021 - 5:22pm

My copy arrived today.

Mike's Bengals chapter is a masterpiece

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#8 by Swjeppe // Jul 13, 2021 - 8:14am

Great to have the new version out, but the navigation link to the digital download is not working and trying to access it through My Profile prompts me to subscribe again even though I'm already a + Subscriber. Help?

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#9 by johjas2003 // Jul 13, 2021 - 8:16am


I've been purchasing the Almanac since 2008 when it was still the Prospectus, buying the printed and the digital version since 2012. 

Do I understand correctly that the digital version is only available for FO+ subscribers ?
That would be very unfortunate, as I do not really need all the extra's that come with FO+.

Thanks for your feedback,


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#12 by FO Customer Service // Jul 13, 2021 - 10:00am

Yes, Almanac access is only available with an FO+ subscription (or the print edition is available on Amazon only). With our new low prices (currently just $1/week!) we hope to have you around!

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#16 by johjas2003 // Jul 14, 2021 - 6:22am

In reply to by FO Customer Service

I am now officialy a FO+ subscriber :-) 

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#27 by bingo762 // Jul 20, 2021 - 10:22am

In reply to by FO Customer Service

Can I sign up for a month for 9.99, download the almanac, then cancel my subscription, and still have access to the almanac?

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#13 by dogonthetrack // Jul 13, 2021 - 1:23pm

In the defensive secondary chart of the patriots, it shows the saints secondary. 

The pdf version is correct. 

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#15 by Vincent Verhei // Jul 13, 2021 - 2:43pm

Well that was bizarre. But thank you. That has been fixed.

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#17 by IlluminatusUIUC // Jul 14, 2021 - 9:01pm

"Both Ramsey and Darnold are under contract through 2024, which means this dynamic duo will form the backbone of the Los Angeles defense for years to come."


This is the kind of typo that gives Rams fans the night terrors

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#19 by almon // Jul 16, 2021 - 12:49am

i'm a 15-yr buyer of almanac but first-time buyer of kubiak (thanks to fo+)...silly question: why are there big ranking differences between the two?

i don't want to give away your contents, so will just name two players: chubb & kamara. thanks

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#21 by Aaron Schatz // Jul 16, 2021 - 11:17am

It's the same projections so if the scoring system is the same, the rankings should be the same. The difference might be due to your KUBIAK scoring preferences? If the projections are actually listed as different, e-mail us at and we'll try to figure out what's going on.

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#20 by Rocco // Jul 16, 2021 - 8:40am

Rob Weintraub's tears dripping on the Steelers chapter never gets old.

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