Football Outsiders Almanac 2017 (PDF)
"A book that any self-respecting NFL fan needs to purchase." -- Bill Simmons, TheRinger.com
This is the PDF download version of the best annual guide to the NFL, Football Outsiders Almanac 2017. Plus, FOA 2017 has you covered for the upcoming college football campaign as well.
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"Football Outsiders has now built a system that has some serious traction behind it. I personally find it fascinating." -- John Schneider, General Manager, Seattle Seahawks
For the over 14 million people who play fantasy football every year; for the hardcore fan who wants information beyond sports page recaps; for everyone who bets on the NFL; and for the smart, casual enthusiast looking for entertainment and insight comes the essential preseason annual. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Football Outsiders Almanac gives NFL fans the kind of sabermetric-style statistical analysis that revolutionized the fan's understanding of baseball. It's also written with a knowing dry wit that gets under the skin of America's most popular spectator sport.
The New York Times Magazine compared Aaron Schatz to Bill James, the legendary guru of baseball statistics. Schatz and his team at FootballOutsiders.com are revolutionizing our understanding of professional football with their own collection of advanced and revelatory statistics as well as intricate game charting data from Sports Info Solutions.
Football Outsiders Almanac 2017 also includes college football coverage featuring the innovative stats of Bill Connelly and Brian Fremeau. FOA breaks down the top 50 college football teams for 2017 with stats from last season and odds of winning each game this season. Like FO's NFL coverage, this college football analysis goes past just ranking the FBS teams 1-129 to break down the strengths and weaknesses of each program.
"It's important for you, the working football fan, to know more about football than other football fans. The Football Outsiders Almanac will give you all the background knowledge you need to make your football-watching companions feel uninformed and inadequate." -- Drew Magary, Deadspin.com
Football Outsiders Almanac 2017 features writing from longtime Football Outsiders favorites including Aaron Schatz, Mike Tanier, Rivers McCown, Cian Fahey, Scott Kacsmar, and Vincent Verhei. You'll also find content from Ian Boyd, Nathan Forster, Tom Gower, Bryan Knowles, Chad Peltier, Andrew Potter, Robert Weintraub, and Carl Yoder, plus special guest Greg A. Bedard, formerly of Sports Illustrated and The Boston Globe.
Inside Football Outsiders Almanac 2017
- Groundbreaking team and player DVOA ratings that correct for situation and opponent to reveal which offenses and defenses are truly superior, and which players really help win games.
- Exclusive data from both Sports Info Solutions, unavailable in standard NFL stats, tells you which receivers run the longest patterns on both complete and incomplete passes; which quarterbacks benefit the most from yards after catch; which teams most often blitz or run specific offensive formations; and which defensive backs stop the other team's passing game, measured by pass coverage on every single play rather than just tackles.
- NEW FOR 2017: Data on how receivers performed based on where they lined up before the snap: wide, tight, in the slot, or in the backfield.
- Detailed information on each team's performance in 2016 by offensive and defensive personnel package.
- Detailed individual stats for offensive linemen and defensive players.
- Extensive coverage of all 32 teams with week-by-week stats from the 2017 season, five-year performance trends, and analysis of off-season personnel changes.
- Exclusive 2017 predictions that give the odds on each team as a Super Bowl contender ... or a contender for the top pick in the 2018 draft.
- 2017 fantasy football projections for more than 500 skill position players based on the KUBIAK forecasting system.
- Breakdowns on the top 50 college football teams and full win-loss projections for all 129 Division I-A (FBS) teams.
"We find Football Outsiders' work to be very insightful; it is always helpful to look at our game from different angles." -- Stephen Jones, COO and Director of Player Personnel, Dallas Cowboys
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