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Week 16 NFL Statistical Rankings

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 […]

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NFL Week 16 Instant Reactions

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 […]

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Fantasy Football

Alvin Kamara is the 2020 Fantasy Football MVP

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 […]

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Week 15 NFL Statistical Ranks

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 […]

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Could Matt Stafford End Up on the Patriots in 2021?

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 […]

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NFL Week 15 Instant Reactions

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 […]

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Sports Betting

Where is the Break-Even Point in Sports Betting?

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 […]

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Is Justin Herbert the Best Rookie QB Ever?

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 […]

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football

Is Clemson a Lock to Beat Notre Dame?

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 […]

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