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 131 Interior Defensive Linemen From a Mathematical Perspective

As the NFL has evolved into a dynamic passing league, the need for interior defensive linemen has gone down. However, if you can effectively rush the passer, interior defenders can definitely still make an impact, and overall, this is a rather deep position. Placing an emphasis on pass-rush ability, we’ll let the numbers dictate who the top players are at this position. Before we start, … Continue reading Ranking The Top 131 Interior Defensive Linemen From a Mathematical Perspective

Top Ten Interior Defensive Linemen

After completing our offensive position lists, it’s time to shift over to the defense. We’ll start with the interior defensive line, which is a very fun to position to analyze, since there are a lot of skills needed. As an interior defensive lineman, you need to be able to defend the run, but even more importantly, you have to be able to rush the passer. … Continue reading Top Ten Interior Defensive Linemen

NFC South Preview and Prediction

Two more divisions to go! Let’s take a closer look at the NFC South. First: Atlanta Falcons (12-4) Even though they didn’t win the division a year ago, the Falcons are clearly the best team in the NFC South. Quarterback Matt Ryan has so many weapons with two good running backs in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, one of the league’s best wide receiving corps … Continue reading NFC South Preview and Prediction

AFC North Preview and Predictions

We are now less than a week away from the Falcons and Eagles facing off on Thursday in the first game of the NFL Season, let’s take a look at each division as well as predict how it will play out. First: Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) Once again, the Steelers will win the AFC North. Pittsburgh still possesses the most dominant trio in football with quarterback … Continue reading AFC North Preview and Predictions