Fantasy Football 2021 Quarterback Rankings + Projections

With free agency and the draft well in the rearview mirror, we’ve reached the “dead period” of the NFL offseason. That is, unless you play fantasy football. Rather than focus on which players are in the “best shape of their lives” and tracking training camp statistics, this is a critical time for the formulation and finalization of rankings. Competitive drafts are already starting to take … Continue reading Fantasy Football 2021 Quarterback Rankings + Projections

Changing The Way We Evaluate NFL QB Prospects

There is no more exciting time in the NFL, in my opinion, than the NFL Draft. Studies have shown that successful rosters are built through the draft, and it makes sense; the top players tend to be kept by their respective teams, and thus don’t often reach free agency. The surplus value of getting a cost-controlled player for four years, in addition to a fifth-year … Continue reading Changing The Way We Evaluate NFL QB Prospects

NFL: Playing “GM” For Every NFC Team Ahead of Free Agency

After playing general manager for each AFC team earlier in the week, it is now time to do the same for the NFC. My thoughts on the offseason and free agency may differ from some, so I’ll repeat what I stated in the AFC version: “Whereas the draft is much more complex and predicated on drafting as many valuable players as you can to keep … Continue reading NFL: Playing “GM” For Every NFC Team Ahead of Free Agency

NFL Study: Quantifying Offensive/Defensive Play-Calling

Something that is great about sports is how much of it can be quantified. We have plenty of metrics to evaluate players, and from there, can have a decent understanding of the value they provide for a team. However, the games aren’t just won the players; they need to be put in a position to succeed. In fact, given the importance of offensive and defensive … Continue reading NFL Study: Quantifying Offensive/Defensive Play-Calling

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 48 Quarterbacks From A Mathematical Perspective

When assessing who the best quarterbacks are, people have their different ways of evaluation. Some look at intangibles and playoff production, while others look at statistics such as passing yards and touchdowns. However, both of those methods have a flawed foundation, so I’ve come up with a different way to evaluate quarterback production. Using eight advanced statistics from Pro Football Focus, I’ve established a formula to rank … Continue reading Ranking The Top 48 Quarterbacks From A Mathematical Perspective

NFL Free Agency Recap/Analysis: NFC

We are two weeks removed from the beginning of the legal tampering period, and for the most part, NFL free agency has been settled. Sure, there are still some impact veterans on the open market, but most teams have already spent a large amount of their cap space, and there is no way to know when Jadeveon Clowney, Prince Amukamara, Logan Ryan, Everson Griffen, and … Continue reading NFL Free Agency Recap/Analysis: NFC

NFL Free Agency Tracker: Analyzing Every Made Made On First Day of Legal Tampering Period

Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the sports world, NFL free agency will proceed on time, which means the legal tampering period will start today. In this tracker, we’ll be analyzing every trade or signing that teams make on Monday, before doing the same with a new tracker on Tuesday. Packers Sign LB Christian Kirksey Contract Details: Two Years, $13 Million Grade: D+ The Packers … Continue reading NFL Free Agency Tracker: Analyzing Every Made Made On First Day of Legal Tampering Period

NFC North Preview and Prediction

Now that we’ve finished with the AFC, let’s start with the NFC. Here is a preview and prediction for the NFC North. First: Chicago Bears (11-5) It’s time for the Bears to be taken seriously as a contender in this stacked division. After trading for arguably the best defensive player in the league in edge rusher Khalil Mack, the Bears look like the most complete … Continue reading NFC North Preview and Prediction

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