DISCLAIMER: I may have been a professional gambler, and I may be a non-professional football writer, but those stellar qualifications do not mean you should take my recommendations. Either way, I’m sure you’d like to read about them. Lines are taken from Bovada. Roughly in decreasing order of confidence.
Month: August 2014
The Top 10: Edge Rushers
The defensive players that generally get the most glory are pass rushers and linebackers. Unfortunately this is because they are the only defensive positions that accumulate traditional counting stats; sacks and tackles. That said, edge rushers are among the most valuable defensive players on the field. In the case of 4-3 defenses, the edge rusher […]
On Devin Gardner and Pre-Snap Reads
Devin Gardner, with some improvement, is potentially a first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Where can he improve? Well, Gardner himself identified an area a week ago in a radio interview: “Before Coach Nuss got here, I never had to identify a MIKE … now I know where pressure’s coming from.” The MIKE […]
The Top 10: Running Backs
Ah, the coveted prizes of fantasy football; running backs. There is a lot of glory in being the man who runs through eleven defenders, taking all the hits while dishing out punishment. However this combined with the following of general stats tends to overrate the importance of running backs relative to other positions. While I […]
The Top 10: Wide Receivers
Time to take a look at the offensive side of the ball. This was easily the toughest list to compile so far, as I believe the top 15 NFL receivers are extremely close together in both talent and value. I only have two tiers in the top 10, and I was tempted to scrap them altogether.
My first set of 2014 predictions
Every year I put out at least a cursory projection of the NFL standings. Most of the time, I’m just guessing, but I’ve always wanted to add a little more rigor to my analysis. This year, I went through each team’s schedule and did my best to estimate their win equity in each game, and […]
A Tale of Two Runners: Bishop Sankey and Jeremy Hill
In the 2005 NFL draft, three running backs were selected within the first five picks: Ronnie Brown (#2), Cedric Benson (#4), and Cadillac Williams (#5). Since then, we’ve seen Reggie Bush, Adrian Peterson, Darren McFadden, C.J. Spiller, and Trent Richardson all come off the board in the top 10. But we’ve seen a change in […]