Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

04 Oct 2017, 09:27am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Playoff Odds After Week 4

Here's a closer look at the FO playoff odds on ESPN Insider, with notes on how they've shifted and why certain teams have defied expectations.

» More...

0 comments

29 Sep 2017, 11:36am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Will Defense Doom Patriots?

Can the Patriots possibly win the Super Bowl with defense this bad? The answer is probably not, but the defense is not likely to be this bad all year. Still, it won't be as good as expectations, and that means the Pats are no longer prohibitive favorites. On the other hand, the team that ranked 32nd in defense after three weeks of 2016 almost won the Super Bowl. This article is free, not Insider.

» More...

3 comments, Last at 02 Oct 2017, 9:40am by PatsFan

27 Sep 2017, 04:47pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 4 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 4 DFS matchups include Matthew Stafford, Chris Carson, Michael Thomas, and Charles Clay.

» More...

0 comments

22 Sep 2017, 11:58am by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Which Teams Have Most Non-Draft Eligible Talent?

In the NFL, we do an annual list of all 32 teams ranked by young talent, under the age of 25. Now we have a college version: the top 10 teams based on players currently in their first or second seasons. It looks like the next couple years in the Big 10 could be very exciting.

» More...

0 comments

21 Sep 2017, 12:14pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Best Coordinators of the Past 25 Years

Or, the Wade Phillips List. The headline here doesn't quite get at what we were trying to do, which was look at coordinators with success at multiple stops. So we only included those coaches who have led units for at least three franchises in the last 25 years. Al Saunders and Ernie (not Ken) Zampese top the offensive list, Phillips the defensive list, and Scott O'Brien the special teams list. (Dave Toub has only worked for two franchises, so he didn't qualify to be listed.)

» More...

18 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2017, 12:04pm by Shattenjager

20 Sep 2017, 02:59pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 3 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 3 DFS matchups include Matthew Stafford, Carlos Hyde, Martavis Bryant, and Jason Witten. We're also fading Cam Newton's salary as he takes on the Saints without Greg Olsen.

» More...

0 comments

19 Sep 2017, 02:06pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Ranking 0-2 Teams by Playoff Odds

You've all heard those stats about how only 12 percent of teams since 1990 have made the playoffs after starting 0-2. Yet at least one team has done it each of the past four seasons. Who has the best chance this year? Unfortunately, the best 0-2 team so far is also stuck in a division with three 2-0 teams.

» More...

5 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2017, 5:40pm by JoeyHarringtonsPiano

13 Sep 2017, 02:31pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 2 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 2 DFS matchups include Tom Brady bouncing back with Rob Gronkowski and Brandin Cooks, and what should be a better week for Carson Palmer, Julio Jones, and Jimmy Graham.

» More...

0 comments

07 Sep 2017, 12:31pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: 2007 Patriots vs. 2017 Patriots

Here's a piece on ESPN Insider, comparing the 2007 Patriots and 2017 Patriots position group by position group. Which team is better? It depends if you look at the average projection for the 2017 Patriots, or the best-case scenario projection. This was originally for ESPN The Magazine but got spiked for space; numbers are from an earlier version of projections and won't quite match the updated projections we ran yesterday.

» More...

1 comment, Last at 07 Sep 2017, 12:50pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

07 Sep 2017, 02:07am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 1 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite matchups for DFS in Week 1 include Cam Newton, Todd Gurley, Amari Cooper, and Zach Ertz. We're also taking a walk on the wild side with Jared Goff against an Indianapolis defense that had 2016's worst pass rush and will not have Vontae Davis available on Sunday.

» More...

0 comments