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

AFC West Preview and Prediction

Let’s wrap up the AFC division previews and predictions by looking at the AFC West. First: Los Angeles Chargers (11-5) Here come the Chargers. If Los Angeles had a capable kicker last season, they may have gotten a top two seed in the AFC. Instead, they missed the playoffs but now come into the season much hungrier. They’re still led by future Hall of Famer … Continue reading AFC West Preview and Prediction