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

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

Running Backs Who Will Disappoint This Season

For many reasons, running backs tend to regress harder than any other position. Whether it comes from wearing down, changed offensive scheme, or offensive line changes, there is a lot that can go wrong for them from year to year. Here are five running backs that will disappoint this season. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins After the Dolphins traded lead back Jay Ajayi to the Eagles … Continue reading Running Backs Who Will Disappoint This Season