Fantasy Football

2020 RB Fantasy vs Reality Rankings

Fantasy performance and actual performance (measured as a player’s personal contribution to a team’s likelihood of winning) are very different measurements. Although most players at the extremes will have mirrored rankings, there are plenty of examples where fantasy performance of an individual may enforce misinterpretation of a player’s REAL value, and vice versa. This piece … Continue reading 2020 RB Fantasy vs Reality Rankings

2020 RB Yardage Ownership

Modern analytics and advanced stats have helped us understand and evaluate the Running Back (RB) position much better than with traditional stats alone. Metrics like Football Outsiders’ Adjusted Line, Open Field and Breakaway Yards are great examples, especially when trying to isolate the responsibility given to a RB vs an OL. Others that hone in … Continue reading 2020 RB Yardage Ownership

Does the lack of Play-Action(PA) PASSING, lead to a decrease in RUN success?

Flipping the Run/Play-Action Success Question on it’s head. A friend of mine asked my opinion as to why the Steelers run game has fallen off the last two years. Knowing last year was most likely due to the loaded boxes (as described in the Football Outsiders Almanac) defenses lined-up with Big Ben, I focused mainly … Continue reading Does the lack of Play-Action(PA) PASSING, lead to a decrease in RUN success?

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