Crunch time: The 22 fringe-y players you can trust in Weeks 13 and 14

In this edition of Under The Radar, I’ve selected 22 quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends you can trust in Week 13 and 14 (so you can get a jump on roster planning for the first week of the playoffs). This article incorporates advanced stats and efficiency metrics from multiple websites, including FantasyData, […]

Man overboard! Why defenses are getting killed in man coverage

One of the most egregious and eventually most fireable offenses any coach can make is to roll headlong into a new NFL trend without the personnel to make it work. For the rare Bill Belichicks of the world who change their modus operandi from year to year (heck, from week to week and drive to drive ) […]

2020 fantasy football draft rankings: The running back tiers

What are positional tiers? Tiers are groups of players with a similar expected fantasy point performance for the season. It’s positive to draft any of the players in that tier because they are all of comparable value. Players not in that tier would represent a notable drop off in fantasy points. Tiering stops you from […]

Best cornerbacks from 2019 feature some unfamiliar names and up-and-coming stars

Interceptions used to be the only way anyone seemed to measure cornerbacks. Lead the league in picks to prove your worth. But too many DeAngelo Halls would rack up turnovers while giving up big plays and touchdowns, just like the Packers’ 2019 team leader in interceptions, Kevin King. Luckily, the metrics improve by the day, with resources like Pro […]

Why the NFL Needs to Redo Franchise Tags to Include EDGE Performers

The NFL could cost two franchise-designated performers millions of dollars based on nothing but an outdated argument over semantics. As such, the league needs to immediately change its current procedural setup to better reflect today’s game, those producing at a high level and the implementation of the franchise tag.  This past week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Shaquil Barrett and Pittsburgh […]

Ten things: A football nerd’s guide to the 2020 Cleveland Browns

At this time last year, there was considerable hype surrounding the Cleveland Browns. Baker Mayfield was coming off of a promising rookie season. The team had acquired Odell Beckham Jr. and hired Freddie Kitchens. It had young, talented players like Nick Chubb and Myles Garrett to build around. The future, for the first time in […]

Raiders Trent Brown a Big Difference in 2019

The Raiders’ protection of quarterback Derek Carr last season compared to the year before and the biggest reason is 6-8 and 380 pounds. Trent Brown, who played the previous season with the New England Patriots protecting Tom Brady, signed with the Silver and Black for $66 million over four years, making him the highest-paid lineman […]

A football nerd’s guide to the New England Patriots’ 2020 season

Editor’s note: Prior to the start of the season, Sheil Kapadia will provide in-depth analytical breakdowns for all 32 NFL teams. You can find the teams he’s already covered here. The New England Patriots were 12-3 and well-positioned for a bye heading into their Week 17 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. That’s when things fell […]

Titans’ Ryan Tannehill reaches another level in dream season

Ryan Tannehill, who had 22 touchdowns and just six interceptions during the regular season, played well enough this season to convince the Titans to either sign him to a long-term contract or franchise-tag him for the 2020 season. All he did was save the Titans’ season after Marcus Mariota started 2-4. Tannehill, who threw just […]

Derek Carr is getting too much credit for the Raiders’ offensive success (again)

We spent the last two years laughing at Jon Gruden seemingly stumble his way through the task of rebuilding a Raiders team that crashed back down to earth after a brief resurgence led to a playoff appearance in 2016. For at least a moment, the jokes will have to stop. After an exhilarating 31-24 win […]

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