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'You play to win the game'

<i>(Editor’s note: Every Sunday, we’ll wrap up the week on PFF Fantasy with some topic one of our writers has been thinking about of late, and recap the</i> …

Fantasy Football

Player Showdown: Ben Roethlisberger or Matthew Stafford?

<i>(All offseason, Michael Moore will be looking at some specific draft conundrums facing drafters in an effort to determine which player should be the</i> …

Fantasy Football

Metrics that Matter: The value of a carry, the value of a target

In my PPR rankings, I have Christian McCaffrey ranked as my No. 12 fantasy running back for 2018 and Devonta Freeman coming in two spots below him at …

Fantasy Football

The Chargers 1-2 punch at CB great defending long-developing passes

Modern NFL offenses feature dynamic passing attacks that stress all levels of a defense. PFF data scientists Eric Eager and George Chahrouri have …

NFL

Examining the value of receiver and coverage positions in today's NFL

Much of the hype, money and glory in the pass-catching/pass-defending realm of the NFL is heaped on the outside wide receiver and the “shutdown” …

Football (U.S.)

Devy Spotlight: Previewing the Big 12 for 2018

Dating back to the first NFL draft in 1936, what we now call the Power-5 conferences (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC) have produced over 77 …

College Sports

5 teams set for more fantasy success in 2018

I (re-)learned a lesson last season: Numbers over narrative. Believe in the numbers.<p>Each offseason, I do a pair of pieces on teams that saw their …

Fantasy Football

When do teams make a change at starting RB?

In my experience, there are two ways to win a traditional fantasy league. The first is to draft sleepers who realize their potential. Last year, …

Fantasy Football

Cornerback Spotlight - top five in PFF signature statistics

In an increasingly pass-happy league, the value of the cornerback position cannot be overstated. While interceptions, tackles and passes defensed …

Football (U.S.)

Top NFL receivers in the fourth quarter and overtime

Every NFL quarterback wants a receiver they can count on in crunch time. Someone who will make contested catches in traffic, someone who will tiptoe …

NFL

The best fantasy roster by birth year

Today in “just for fun” fantasy football thoughts …<p>For whatever reason, 1990 was an awful year for birthing quarterbacks. That year produced …

Fantasy Football

IDP options with worse PFF grades than fantasy outlooks

One of the more interesting aspects in IDP fantasy football is examining whether or not a player’s fantasy performance equates to that player …

Fantasy Football

Quick look at the 2019 NFL Draft class' offensive linemen in pass protection

We’ve taken a quick look at several position groups for the 2019 NFL Draft, mainly those skill players (RB, WR) who make an impact in the public’s …

College Football

Players with worse PFF grades than fantasy outlooks

In fantasy, what you see isn’t always what you get. Last week, we broke down the players with better PFF grades than fantasy outlooks. Today, we’ll …

Fantasy Football

2018 fantasy QB strength of schedule: Bye week fill-ins and perfect pairings

Now that we’ve explored our general schedule thoughts and early-season analysis, it’s time for more player-specific recommendations. Whether we start …

Fantasy Football

Metrics that Matter: Fantasy fun with routes run

In fantasy football, volume matters much more than efficiency for running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends. This chart helps hammer that point …

Fantasy Football

Man vs Zone – who ran each coverage scheme the most in 2017?

As Teaching Month continues here at PFF, we’ve turned our attention to coverage this week. Yesterday, PFF Analyst John Kosko brought you the …

NFL

PFF Forecast Lock of the Week – Houston Texans' 2018 win/loss total

The NFL regular season is almost three months away and while that may still seem like an eternity, we at the PFF Forecast are tiding you over with …

Football (U.S.)

The NFL's prototypical defensive backs for each secondary position

Today’s NFL game is won or lost based on your team’s passing game. While a handful of teams make it to the playoffs each year with suboptimal …

NFL

Inside Linebacker Spotlight - top five in PFF signature statistics

In congruence with PFF’s Teaching Month, we’ll be taking a look at some of the top performances from all positions in the NFL from the 2017 season in …

Football (U.S.)

Small-sample fantasy deception of deep-ball passers

In 2015, Blake Bortles finished as the No. 4 fantasy quarterback. He led the league in passing yards on deep passing (passes 20-plus yards in the …

Fantasy Football

6 boring-but-solid fantasy picks for 2018

Sex sells. Offense sells tickets. Chicks dig the long ball. The list goes on and on. Clearly, people love the sizzle and fantasy owners dream of …

Fantasy Football

2018 fantasy QB strength of schedule: Notable early and late schedules

One of the most useful applications of strength of schedule analysis is getting a read on early-season slates. The horizon to project opposing …

Fantasy Football

Ranking all 32 offensive lines by pass-blocking efficiency

Outlined in our Signature Stats Glossary, pass-blocking efficiency has been talked about since we at Pro Football Focus started tracking every player …

Football (U.S.)

Metrics that Matter: Drafting RB1s vs. WR1s

<i>(Metrics that Matter is a regular offseason feature that examines some aspect of fantasy through a microscope to dive into the finer details.)</i><p>Of all …

Fantasy Football

2018 fantasy QB strength of schedule: An overview

Over the past five offseasons, we’ve compared quarterback strength of schedule to everything from Egg McMuffins and McRibs, to inexact science and …

NFL

'Slow and steady' is nonsense

<i>(Editor’s note: Every Sunday, we’ll wrap up the week on PFF Fantasy with some topic one of our writers has been thinking about of late, and recap the</i> …

Fantasy Football

Player Showdown: Doug Baldwin or Adam Thielen?

<i>(All offseason, Michael Moore will be looking at some specific draft conundrums facing drafters in an effort to determine which player should be the</i> …

Fantasy Football

Metrics that Matter: Adjusted quarterback rating and the fantasy fallout

In fantasy football, volume matters far more than efficiency for running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends, as evident by the correlations we …

Fantasy Football

The NFL's prototypical defensive linemen for each DL technique

In 2011, I first wrote about the league’s prototypes for each defensive line technique. In addition to watching and grading every player on every …

Football (U.S.)