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

The Ten Greatest Misconceptions About The NFL Draft

Every offseason, the NFL draft process is a very extensive one for analysts, front offices and fans, who do as much research they can to dictate what is the right approach to take to bolster their team’s roster. However, during this time, fans get a lot their information from draft analysts, but unfortunately, they are often misinformed. Even worse, teams fall into this same trap, … Continue reading The Ten Greatest Misconceptions About The NFL Draft

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

Top Ten Running Backs

After looking at the top ten quarterbacks in the NFL, it’s time to continue on with this series by ranking the top ten running backs. Ironically, after looking at the most important position, we’re now examining the least important and most replaceable position. Still, the top running backs are still able to make a major impact despite that, especially the top half of this list, … Continue reading Top Ten Running Backs

NFC East Preview and Prediction

Next up, the NFC East. Let’s take a closer look at this tough division. First: New York Giants (10-6) Last year, the Giants were a mess as they went 3-13 and had to fire head coach Ben McAdoo mid-season after numerous amounts of conflict. However, much has changed since for the better. New York hired former Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, one of the best … Continue reading NFC East 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

Todd Gurley Extension a Smart Move For The Rams

Last week, the Rams locked up wide receiver Brandin Cooks to a 5 year/$80 million extension. Yesterday, they extended another young offensive player in running back Gurley. Los Angeles signed him to a record-breaking 4 year/$60 million extension with $45 million guaranteed. Gurley is now the highest paid running back and his $45 million in guarantees is the most of all time. Let’s take a … Continue reading Todd Gurley Extension a Smart Move For The Rams