Our look at slot and wide splits moves on to the running backs and tight ends! Travis Kelce laps the field in slot DYAR, J.D. McKissic is a receiver in running back's clothing, and Nyheim Hines had one really good month.
Lombardi Trophies will raise a player's profile, but they won't help you win your fantasy league. Scott Spratt explains why so many Tampa Bay players are going too early in fantasy drafts.
Tom Brady delivered a Super Bowl to Tampa Bay, but he had a lot of help—the Buccaneers gave him better pass protection than he had in the past decade in New England.
Our look at slot versus wide performance in the passing game continues. NFL quarterbacks are throwing to the slot more often than ever before, led by the Rams and Raiders. For Jared Goff, this makes some sense. For Derek Carr, not so much.
Dwayne Haskins and Alex Smith were the NFL's worst quarterbacks under pressure last year, while Ryan Fitzpatrick was the best. That doesn't necessarily mean, however, that Washington's upgrade at quarterback will be as big as you might expect.
Our annual look at receiving performance in and of the slot kicks off with the receivers. Did Cole Beasley earn his All-Pro vote? Was Stefon Diggs able to be stopped anywhere? And will Sean McVay finally learn what the "wide" means in wide receiver?
A young pair of linebackers tie for the NFL lead in big defensive plays. The usual suspects dominate at interior lineman, edge rusher, and safety. And how does a part-time corner consistently get more defeats than most big-name starters?
Our annual look at defensive personnel asks where the Patriots' base defense was, if Matt Milano and the Bills will ever stop playing nickel, and if the Packers can spare a dime.
Our annual look at offensive personnel asks if the league has reached a three-receiver equilibrium, and looks at the few teams that still use fullbacks, including the Minnesota Vikings and C.J. Ham.
As you may have heard, the San Francisco 49ers were pro football's most injured team in 2020. But which of those injuries hurt them most—those suffered by Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback, or the myriad of ailments they suffered on defense?