For the over 14 million people who play fantasy football every year; for the hardcore fan who wants information beyond sports page recaps; for everyone who bets on the NFL; and for the smart, casual enthusiast looking for entertainment and insight comes the essential preseason annual. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Pro Football Prospectus assesses the DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) of every single skill player and determines how many points better a starting player is over the average bench player; measures special teams; offers advanced offensive line statistics; analyzes teamsa abilities to convert draft picks into quality players; and much more. And like its sister publication, Baseball Prospectus, itas written with a knowing dry wit that gets under the skin of Americaas most popular spectator sport. Compared by The New York Times Magazine to Bill James, the baseball statistics guru, Aaron Schatz is revolutionizing the world of football statistics. In just two years his Web site, FootballOutsiders.com, is aby a huge margin, the Webas best independent football site, a writes Gregg Easterbrook of NFL.com. Salon calls it aa must for anyone interested in going beyond aThis guy has more yards, so he must be better.aa Now Schatz and his team of Football Outsiders are continuing their groundbreaking work with a comprehensive, authoritative book of sophisticated statistical analysis. It also offers solid predictions: in 2004, the Outsiders predicted six of eight division winners, including the Steelersa champion season; the fading year of Ahman Green and Jamal Lewis; and the breakout of the New York Jets.While baseball and even basketball have been subjected to a multitude of fancy statistical measures over the last two ... Fans have gotten used to judging players based on how much they help fantasy teams win and lose, not how much ... Can we do a better job of distributing credit for scoring points and winning games?
|Title||:||Pro Football Prospectus 2005|
|Publisher||:||Workman Publishing Company - 2005-07-11|