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 68 Running Backs From A Mathematical Perspective

After letting the numbers decide who the top 48 quarterbacks in the NFL were, let’s take a similar approach with running backs- we’ll look at the top 68 running backs in the NFL. We’ve already harped in the past that this is easily the least important position, but it’s still fun to rank them by taking them outside of their scheme and surrounding cast. To … Continue reading Ranking The Top 68 Running Backs From A Mathematical Perspective

Winners and Losers From NFL Week 1

Week 1 of the NFL was filled with so much excitement. Let’s recap this incredible week of football with the biggest winners and losers from Week 1. Winner: New York Jets With a rookie quarterback starting his first game in Sam Darnold, no one would’ve blamed the Jets or Darnold if they struggled on the road in Detroit. Instead, the Jets scored 31 unanswered after being … Continue reading Winners and Losers From NFL Week 1

Todd Gurley Extension a Smart Move For The Rams

Last week, the Rams locked up wide receiver Brandin Cooks to a 5 year/$80 million extension. Yesterday, they extended another young offensive player in running back Gurley. Los Angeles signed him to a record-breaking 4 year/$60 million extension with $45 million guaranteed. Gurley is now the highest paid running back and his $45 million in guarantees is the most of all time. Let’s take a … Continue reading Todd Gurley Extension a Smart Move For The Rams

Five Running Backs Who Will Have An Outstanding 2018 Season

Every year, there are players who bounce back or break out to have tremendous seasons. We already looked at quarterbacks who could have great seasons, so let’s look at some running backs that will have a stellar 2018 campaign. Jerick McKinnon, San Francisco 49ers Despite never eclipsing 600 rushing yards in a season, Jerick McKinnon was able to earn a 4 year/$30 million contract from … Continue reading Five Running Backs Who Will Have An Outstanding 2018 Season