We’re in the midst of a historic time of football, with respects to blockbuster trades. Since the NFL was established, there have been eight trades involving two first-round picks for an established player, and four of them have come in the past two years. The latest monster transaction took place on Saturday, as the Seahawks shipped two first-round picks, a third-round pick, and safety Bradley … Continue reading Reacting to Jamal Adams Trade: What is The Value To Having One Defensive Star?
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
Team-building is just a fascinating phenomenon is sports, and, honestly, it is my favorite part about studying them. There are so many different strategies that lead executives take towards building a championship-caliber roster, and since they come from different backgrounds, their values are completely different. There isn’t a sport where this isn’t more obvious than in the NFL. While more executives are “analytically-minded” and have … Continue reading What Actually Wins NFL Games? Not What Conventional Wisdom Wants You To Believe!
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
We are about two months away from the regular season, and one month away from the start of the preseason! Just like we did with the MLB, it’s time to look at the top ten players at each position. Let’s start with the most important position: quarterback. There are obviously a lot of factors that are needed to take into account when judging quarterbacks, who … Continue reading Top Ten Quarterbacks
With just four days to go until the NFL draft, teams likely have already made note of their main targets. Therefore, the rest of the week is sure to have a lot of rumors, that could be valid, but are most likely smokescreens so teams are in better positions to land their coveted prospects. In our mock draft, we discussed who those prospects will likely … Continue reading Ranking The Best Player At Each Position In The 2019 NFL Draft
This is it! Here is the final division preview, starring the NFC West. First: Los Angeles Rams (11-5) After fielding the league’s worst offense two years ago, the Rams had the best offense in points per game under new head coach last year under new head coach Sean McVay, and their record went from 4-12 in 2016 to 11-5 last year. Even though they lost … Continue reading NFC West Preview and Prediction