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Week 7 Recap: Ja'Marr Chase has the Whole AFC Getting Moss'd

Ja'Marr Chase has made playoff contenders out of the Cincinnati Bengals and believers out of Walkthrough with the greatest rookie season by a wide receiver in over 20 years, if not ever. Plus, Derrick Henry stiff-arms (and passes!) the Tennessee Titans into the Super Bowl discussion, lots of favorites clobber easy opponents, and Mike Tanier wonders where all the backdoor covers have gone.

Oct 25, 2021

Our Metrics Explained

What is DVOA?

Defense-adjusted Value Over Average

Measures a team's efficiency by comparing success on every single play to a league average based on situation and opponent.

What is DYAR?

Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement

Compares the performance of each player, in terms of DVOA, to a replacement-level baseline rather than the league average for that position.

What is DAVE?

DVOA Adjusted for Volatility Early

Used early in the year with the goal of getting the best idea of how good a team will be over the entire season without jumping to conclusions based on one or two good or bad early games.

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Week 7 Previews: The Curse of Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford faces the Detroit Lions for the first time, and the Specters of Lions Misery have convened to determine his fate. Also, the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens must overcome a pair of AFC upstarts, Tom Brady must overcome a team with Nick Foles on the roster, and Walkthrough must overcome a rather lackluster slate of Week 7 games!

Oct 22, 2021

Carr's Aggression Key to Raiders' Success

Despite a coaching staff in turmoil, the Las Vegas Raiders are tied for first place in the AFC West with wins over fellow playoff contenders Baltimore, Denver, and Pittsburgh. Derrik Klassen shows how Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has played more daring than ever before, confident in his ability to hit deep balls and squeeze passes into tight windows in coverage.

Oct 21, 2021