The formula has been solidified and is unchanged since last week. We have a new #1 team in the league, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They’re followed by the Packers, Chiefs and Saints, but all of the top 4 teams in the statistical rankings are fairly close to one another. The Ravens, Bills and Steelers make… Read More Week 16 NFL Statistical Rankings
What a week of football it was. The beginning of a new tradition, Christmas Day NFL games, began this year, plus we had a slate of Saturday games. We’re in the middle of four days of football, as the Bills-Patriots MNF game is still to go. But here’s the recap of the action prior to… Read More NFL Week 16 Instant Reactions
It’s official. With a 6 rushing TD, 56.2 PPR point performance in Championship week, Alvin Kamara is the Fantasy Football MVP of 2020. Given that the game was on a Friday, it’s still too early to tell how many people won their Fantasy Football Championships because of Alvin Kamara, but I’m sure it’ll be a… Read More Alvin Kamara is the 2020 Fantasy Football MVP
A few more tweaks to the statistical rankings formula: Double-weighted offensive points per game scored. I read an article that looked at the stats that correlate most with winning, and, unsurprisingly, points scored per game was #1. So I double-weighted the category in my rankings. Double-weighted turnover margin. Second-highest correlation with winning. Although with this… Read More Week 15 NFL Statistical Ranks
↔️ 1. Chiefs: The Chiefs are absolutely rolling right now, and improved 22-1 in their past 23 games including the Super Bowl run. They just picked up a huge road win against a top team, New Orleans, and look poised to finish out the season with a 15-1 record. Their next two games are home… Read More NFL Week 15 Power Rankings: Officially Time to Panic in Pittsburgh
Today as I was listening to some sports talk shows, the topic of Matt Stafford’s likely departure from Detroit after the season came up. Naturally it didn’t take long for the show’s hosts to speculate about the potential of Matt Stafford to the Patriots. The Patriots are always rumored to be among the top destinations… Read More Could Matt Stafford End Up on the Patriots in 2021?
Outside of Chiefs-Saints, there really were not a ton of interesting matchups this week. This week’s schedule featured a lot of seemingly lopsided matchups, however there were a lot of interesting results. ✅ Chiefs Down Saints 32-29 There’s a chance we see these teams play again in the Super Bowl. The Saints defense didn’t look… Read More NFL Week 15 Instant Reactions
Now that sports gambling has been legalized in several states in the US, people are flocking to apps like Draft Kings and Fan Duel sportsbooks. Sports betting is exploding in the US more than ever before, as it is now accessible to anyone with a smartphone. Stocks like DKNG, PENN and the sports betting catch-all… Read More Where is the Break-Even Point in Sports Betting?
Watching last night’s Chargers-Raiders game, I had to keep reminding myself that Justin Herbert is a rookie. He looks like a perennial top-5 QB who has been in the league 7-8 years. Look at his highlight reel from last night: He’s making throws that rookies don’t normally make. Normally, with rookie and even 2nd/3rd year… Read More Is Justin Herbert the Best Rookie QB Ever?
Heading into Saturday’s ACC Championship game between Clemson and Notre Dame, the consensus seems to be that Clemson has this one in the bag. And they have a lot going for them in favor of that assumption: They have the consensus #1 overall NFL draft pick for 2021 in Trevor Lawrence. They didn’t have Lawrence… Read More Is Clemson a Lock to Beat Notre Dame?