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 83 Tight Ends From a Mathematical Perspective

After letting the numbers decide who the top 130 receivers in the NFL are, it’s time to do the same at the tight end position. For the most part, tight ends provide most of their value as a receiver, so the evaluation process is somewhat similar to that of wide receiver. Yet, tight ends have to at least be capable run blockers to be three-down … Continue reading Ranking The Top 83 Tight Ends From a Mathematical Perspective

Top Ten Tight Ends

After going over my controversial top ten wide receivers list, it’s time for to look at a  less talented position: tight end. With Rob Gronkowski retiring, it’s time for a changing of the guard at the position, but the problem is, there aren’t many top-tier tight ends. In fact, on this list, we have a rookie, someone who didn’t play last season due to injury, and multiple … Continue reading Top Ten Tight Ends

NFL Free Agency Preview: AFC West

Wrapping up the AFC, it’s time to preview free agency for the AFC West. This division has two stacked teams vying for a Super Bowl title (Chiefs, Chargers), a consistently mediocre team (Broncos), and a currently awful team that could make headlines this offseason (Raiders). It’s an interesting dynamic, and it will be interesting to see how it all plays out. Let’s take a look … Continue reading NFL Free Agency Preview: AFC West