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Introducing Total Points
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Introducing Total Points

Alex Vigderman of Sports Info Solutions introduces Total Points, a tool for player evaluation. Like DVOA, it starts with play-by-play data, but then it adds charting information to more accurately measure the contributions of each player on the field. And it will tell you that Matt Ryan has been the NFL's best quarterback for several years now.

2 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2018, 9:56am by Lost Ti-Cats Fan
Schedule Strength in College Football
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Schedule Strength in College Football

The Ohio State Buckeyes have one of the most talented rosters in college football. Their opponents, however, do not. Guest columnist Akshay Ramprakash looks at the caliber of athlete at every school to see which teams are heavyweights and which are punching bags.

2 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2018, 10:07am by akshaynr
Drew Brees: The NFL's Passing King
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Drew Brees: The NFL's Passing King

Drew Brees needs 201 passing yards to surpass Peyton Manning as the NFL's new passing king. How long can his reign last, and who are the top challengers to the record?

43 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2018, 6:53pm by Alternator
Untangling the NFL Injury Web
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Untangling the NFL Injury Web

Is it possible to use player, coach, and stadium data to perfectly predict player injuries in the NFL? No -- but analyzing all three at once can show some surprising trends, including that the Eagles (Carson Wentz aside) seem to be ahead of the curve in keeping their players healthy.

21 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2018, 1:04pm by Zach Binney
Carson Wentz and the ACL Return Timetable
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Carson Wentz and the ACL Return Timetable

Carson Wentz may not be ready for Week 1 after tearing his ACL in Week 14 last year. We look through our injury database to see just what a reasonable timetable of return is for one of the game's most serious injuries. Also: how have the other 2017 starters with torn ACLs been used this preseason?

8 comments, Last at 02 Sep 2018, 6:55am by fyo
Lamar Jackson Part II: Deterring Man Cover-2
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Lamar Jackson Part II: Deterring Man Cover-2

In the second part of his look at scrambling quarterbacks, guest columnist Keegan Abdoo shows how Lamar Jackson and similar mobile quarterbacks can limit the playbooks of opposing defensive coordinators.

 Lamar Jackson Part I: The Joy of Scrambles
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Lamar Jackson Part I: The Joy of Scrambles

What kind of impact does a running quarterback like Lamar Jackson have, and how does that change between NCAA and NFL football? Guest columnist Keegan Abdoo starts to answer those questions by looking at what coverage schemes are most vulnerable to scrambles in college and the pros.

6 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2018, 3:55pm by njgiants333
2017 DVOA by Routes: Defense
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2017 DVOA by Routes: Defense

On which route did Jalen Ramsey make quarterbacks look trashiest? How good were the Super Bowl champion Eagles? Also: major déjà vu for New England, and a look at the trade-off between touchdowns and interceptions for each route.

5 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2018, 1:38pm by Zach Jackson
2017 DVOA by Routes: Quarterbacks
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2017 DVOA by Routes: Quarterbacks

Why isn't there more route variation for Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay? Was Eli Manning still washed up on the most common routes in 2017? And we offer solutions for Jameis Winston's vertical woes and the right kind of fade for Derek Carr.

3 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2018, 9:13pm by greybeard
2017 DVOA by Routes: Receivers
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2017 DVOA by Routes: Receivers

Our intro to DVOA by routes focuses on receivers. Which wideout was the best at the game's two most common routes? Also: an argument in favor of the fade, how the Dolphins should replace Jarvis Landry's screens, and T.Y. Hilton's wacky 2017.

4 comments, Last at 19 Aug 2018, 4:09am by Theo