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 130 Wide Receivers From a Mathematical Perspective

Recently, we let the numbers decide who the top running backs in the NFL were. Today, we’ll shift to a much more important skill position. Wide receiver is the most important non-quarterback position in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus’ Wins Above Replacement (WAR) metric, so if there’s any position that can move the needle, it’s this one. The difference between an elite receiver and an … Continue reading Ranking The Top 130 Wide Receivers From a Mathematical Perspective

The Ten Greatest Misconceptions About The NFL Draft

Every offseason, the NFL draft process is a very extensive one for analysts, front offices and fans, who do as much research they can to dictate what is the right approach to take to bolster their team’s roster. However, during this time, fans get a lot their information from draft analysts, but unfortunately, they are often misinformed. Even worse, teams fall into this same trap, … Continue reading The Ten Greatest Misconceptions About The NFL Draft

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

Wide Receivers Who Will Have Great Seasons

Wide receivers tend to see their production go up and down through years. Besides Antonio Brown, every receiver needs to have a good situation to succeed. Whether it be a better offensive scheme, better quarterback, or better health, certain changes for the better are what help receivers go from mediocre production to elite production. Let’s look at five receivers who will have better seasons this … Continue reading Wide Receivers Who Will Have Great Seasons

Extending Stefon Diggs Sets The Vikings Up For a Bright Future Ahead

On Tuesday, the Vikings gave wide receiver Stefon Diggs a five year, $72million extension. This extension has $40 million in guarantees and can go up to 5 years, $81 million. Diggs is now the fifth highest paid receiver in the league and the former fifth-round pick will now be expected to be one of the game’s elite receivers. Now, did Diggs deserve this contract and … Continue reading Extending Stefon Diggs Sets The Vikings Up For a Bright Future Ahead