Category Archives: Football

An Illustration of Parity in the NFL

Title: An Illustration of Parity in the NFL
Date: November 24, 2010
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: This article examines an NFL ‘wheel’ where parity is such that each team in the wheel defeated a team on one side of it, but lost to the team on its opposite side. You’ll have to read it to understand, but my point of reflection was that the NFL does a great job to promote parity throughout the league.
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Someone Shut Marshall Faulk Up and Get Chris Johnson a Contract

Title: Someone Shut Marshall Faulk Up and Get Chris Johnson a Contract
Date: May 18, 2010
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: With Running Back Chris Johnson holding out for a larger contract, ex-NFLer Marshall Faulk had his back and encouraged a prolonged hold out. As a heavily-invested fantasy owner of CJ2K, I pleaded with Faulk to kindly shut his mouth.
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1st and Five: Quinn v. Anderson, TO v. Media, Leftwich/Garcia, The Lions Roar, and Duckett v. The World

Title: 1st and Five: Quinn v. Anderson, TO v. Media, Leftwich/Garcia, The Lions Roar, and Duckett v. The World
Date: September 30, 2009
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: You would think that by this point I would have learned to give up attempting to create weekly features, but you’d be wrong. 1st and Five was to be a weekly random-thoughts type of column on the NFL, and this was its first installment.
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Tim Tebow: Jaguar Savior?

Title: Tim Tebow: Jaguar Savior?
Date: September 17, 2009
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: Long before Tebowmania rocked the football world in 2011, I pined for my Jacksonville Jaguars to draft local boy and Florida legend Tim Tebow.
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Canadian NFL Fans and Changing Favorite Teams

Title: Canadian NFL Fans and Changing Favorite Teams
Date: September 10, 2009
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: As a frustrated Jacksonville Jaguars fan living in Canada, I wondered if and when it would ever be appropriate for a non-market fan (like a Canadian) to switch NFL allegiances.
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Wide Receiver Field Wide Open

Title: Wide Receiver Field Wide Open
Date: August 28, 2009
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: With no consensus among the top Wide Receivers, I suggested just going with your gut and trusting your instincts for the 2009 WR class.
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Navigating Running Backs on the Waiver Wire

Title: Navigating Running Backs on the Waiver Wire
Date: August 26, 2009
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: Sticking with my attempts at being analytic about fantasy football, I examined why relying on the waiver wire for Running Back help is far too unreliable a strategy to be successful.
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“Good QB” Does Not Mean “Good Fantasy QB”

Title: “Good QB” Does Not Mean “Good Fantasy QB”
Date: August 25, 2009
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: I got really analytic (by my standards – I used regression) in breaking down how strong QB play doesn’t necessarily correlate with strong fantasy performance, and which statistics are the best indicators of fantasy value.
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Navigating the Tight End Landscape

Title: Navigating the Tight End Landscape
Date: August 13, 2009
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: With fantasy football draft season approaching, I created a Composite ranking for tight ends, taking into account the rankings of some major outlets.
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Will Your Mantasy Crush on Tom Brady Pay Off?

Title: Will Your Mantasy Crush on Tom Brady Pay Off?
Date: August 11, 2009
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: With the whole world breathlessly awaiting Tom Brady’s return from injury, I examined whether he was still a strong buy for fantasy purposes.
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