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 Award Predictions

In less than one week, we will have regular season football! As we approach the regular-season opener with the Packers and Bears facing off in Chicago, it’s time to finalize our team and player predictions. Today, let’s look at individual awards: Most Valuable Player (MVP), Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Defensive Rookie of the Year, … Continue reading NFL Award Predictions

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

Taylor Lewan and Jake Matthews Extensions Elevate The Left Tackle Market

In a span of an hour, Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan and Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews were given major extensions by their respective teams. Lewan signed for 5 years/$80 million, while Matthews signed for 5 years/$75 million. Lewan’s extension is the critical one, as he is now the highest paid left tackle of all time. Now, did these two tackles deserve the contracts they … Continue reading Taylor Lewan and Jake Matthews Extensions Elevate The Left Tackle Market