Fine-Tuning Wins Above Replacement To Better Capture an NFL Player’s $/Year Value

  Whereas baseball is filled with advanced statistics, other sports, particularly football, have lagged behind. For analysis, the common fan too often turns to unstable, flawed statistics such as yards gained/allowed, turnovers, and touchdowns, and, as a result, NFL players tend to be more polarizing than MLB players- analysts are using different variables to compare players. Luckily for us, Pro Football Focus’ grades and new Wins Above … Continue reading Fine-Tuning Wins Above Replacement To Better Capture an NFL Player’s $/Year Value

Ranking The Top 48 Quarterbacks From A Mathematical Perspective

When assessing who the best quarterbacks are, people have their different ways of evaluation. Some look at intangibles and playoff production, while others look at statistics such as passing yards and touchdowns. However, both of those methods have a flawed foundation, so I’ve come up with a different way to evaluate quarterback production. Using eight advanced statistics from Pro Football Focus, I’ve established a formula to rank … Continue reading Ranking The Top 48 Quarterbacks From A Mathematical Perspective

NFL Award Predictions

In less than one week, we will have regular season football! As we approach the regular-season opener with the Packers and Bears facing off in Chicago, it’s time to finalize our team and player predictions. Today, let’s look at individual awards: Most Valuable Player (MVP), Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Defensive Rookie of the Year, … Continue reading NFL Award Predictions

Patrick Mahomes Is Legit, But That Doesn’t Mean The Chiefs Are Contenders

It would have been expected if the Chiefs took a step back this season after winning the AFC West. After all, they traded the consistent Alex Smith and inserted Patrick Mahomes under center. Mahomes, a first-round pick in 2017, was considered a work in progress coming out of college and started just one game last season, which was a meaningless Week 17 game where the … Continue reading Patrick Mahomes Is Legit, But That Doesn’t Mean The Chiefs Are Contenders

NFC North Preview and Prediction

Now that we’ve finished with the AFC, let’s start with the NFC. Here is a preview and prediction for the NFC North. First: Chicago Bears (11-5) It’s time for the Bears to be taken seriously as a contender in this stacked division. After trading for arguably the best defensive player in the league in edge rusher Khalil Mack, the Bears look like the most complete … Continue reading NFC North Preview and Prediction

Wide Recievers Who Will Dissapoint This Year

A couple days ago, we looked at wide receivers who would have much better seasons than the year prior. Today, let’s look at some receivers who will do the opposite: have a much worse season than expected. Allen Hurns, Dallas Cowboys After being released by the Jaguars, the Cowboys signed Allen Hurns to a two year, $12 million deal. The expectation seems to be that … Continue reading Wide Recievers Who Will Dissapoint This Year