1. Updated NFL Playoff Odds for Every Team After Week 1

    The week we've all been waiting for is in the books, and we're all looking ahead to the rest of the NFL season. 16 long weeks remain, but people are already thinking about the playoffs—wondering if their team will make it...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about almost 2 years ago 4,174 reads 30 comments

  2. What Have We Learned About Peyton Manning Entering the 2012 Season?

    After 13 years of starting every single game, Peyton Manning missed the entire 2011 season. And now he's back...

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  3. NFL Picks Week 1 Against the Spread: Favorites That Will Cover Your Bet

    The NFL preseason dragged on for decades and has at last come to its merciful conclusion. Finally, the NFL regular season is here. With the season about to start, everyone is waiting in anticipation...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about almost 2 years ago 11,016 reads 1 comments

  4. 10 Biggest Boom-or-Bust Fantasy Football Picks This Season

    Every fantasy football player is looking for the safe, dominant player. Unfortunately, there are not very many of those guys out there. There are, however, several boom-or-bust players...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about almost 2 years ago 49,490 reads 117 comments

  5. Fantasy Football: 10 Sleepers Guaranteed to Explode in 2012

    To truly win your NFL fantasy football draft, you need to know the fantasy football sleepers. Everyone knows LeSean McCoy or Calvin Johnson, but not everyone is quite as aware of Doug Martin or Brandon Marshall (who don't quite qualify)...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about almost 2 years ago 69,782 reads 113 comments

  6. Report Card Grades for Every NFL Team's Rookie Class After Preseason Week 3

    The preseason is all about rookies. No one really cares what the veterans do. It's all about the fresh talent from the NFL draft. No one knows what these guys are capable of and what type of futures they might have...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about almost 2 years ago 3,519 reads 10 comments

  7. NFL Draft 2013: Breaking Down Why Logan Thomas Is Better Than Matt Barkley

    The 2012 draft was Andrew Luck's. The 2013 draft is Matt Barkley's. This is a simple, undeniable fact. Or is it? When Barkley returned to USC for the 2012 season, many immediately pegged him as the front-runner to go No...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about almost 2 years ago 2,855 reads 8 comments

  8. Report Card Grades for Every NFL Team's Rookie Class After Preseason Week 2

    The most exciting part of the NFL preseason—for me, at least—is watching the rookies. These are the guys we haven't seen on an NFL field yet, and every game is a glimpse at a potential future or lack thereof...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about almost 2 years ago 20,511 reads 70 comments

  9. Ranking the Top 50 NFL Players to Start a Franchise With

    If an NFL team was starting from scratch, what player would be chosen to lead it? Presumably, a fresh team wouldn't be particularly good at first. It would take time for this team to win...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 8,975 reads 118 comments

  10. Which NFL Rookies Have Disappointed Most so Far This Preseason?

    No, Andrew Luck will not be on this list. After Week 1 of the preseason, most NFL rookies haven't had much of a chance to make an impact—positive or negative. A few have, however, stood out in a not-so-good way...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 38,614 reads 126 comments

  11. Ranking the Top 10 NFL Free Agents Left on the Market

    By the time the preseason starts, free agency is pretty well depleted. There's no denying that. There are, however, a few available players capable of helping a team on some level...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 22,941 reads 55 comments

  12. New England Patriots: Looking at What Keeps the Patriots on Top of the NFL

    When someone hears about the New England Patriots , a number of things may come to mind. Tom Brady , Bill Belichick , Spygate, cheaters, annoying. Winners. Dynasty...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 4,101 reads 36 comments

  13. Breaking Down Why Some QBs Just Aren't Cut out for the NFL

    Almost every year in the NFL draft, there is at least one quarterback who dominated in college but simply isn't a legitimate draft prospect. There's Graham Harrell, Kellen Moore, Pat White and Colt Brennan...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 267 reads 22 comments

  14. The Biggest Mistakes NFL GMs Tend to Make

    In the NFL , general managers don't always take center stage, but they are the men behind closed doors orchestrating everything. A general manager builds his team, hires his coach and is often the top dog in the building...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 2,899 reads 8 comments

  15. What Are the Trademarks of a NFL Hall of Fame Player?

    The words Hall of Famer and Hall-of-Fame-caliber are thrown around a lot in the NFL . But just what do they actually mean? What defines a Hall of Famer ? Well, as you might expect, a variety of things do...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 221 reads 0 comments

  16. When and Why It Is Smarter Not to Punt on 4th Down

    Among those who analyze and create advanced NFL statistics, one thing is unanimously agreed upon. NFL coaches punt entirely too often. There was a study done by Berkeley economics professor David Romer ...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 371 reads 1 comments

  17. NFL Training Camps: 10 Most Intriguing Storylines from the First Week

    Training camp—otherwise known as the unofficial beginning of the 2012 NFL season—brings excitement, hope and stories. Lots and lots of stories...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 15,987 reads 8 comments

  18. Fantasy Football 2012: Late-Round Rookies Who Will Make an Impact

    It's no secret that fantasy football has taken over the world. It's no longer just a hobby. It's an obsession, a career, an addiction. And everyone is trying to find the edge...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 2,657 reads 1 comments

  19. New Orleans Saints: Why the Saints Won't Skip a Beat in 2012

    There are tons of reasons why the New Orleans Saints won't win in 2012. There is the distraction of Bountygate—the annoyingly named Saints bounty scandal—, there is the year-long ...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 3,843 reads 6 comments

  20. Cam Newton: Breaking Down Why Newton's Rookie Season Was Not a Fluke

    In 2011, Cam Newton turned in one of the best rookie performances ever, breaking numerous rookie records. No one is denying that. Some are, however, denying that Newton can continue to play at such a high level...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 1,943 reads 12 comments

  21. Predicting the NFL Rookie of the Year Voting

    Before every NFL season, there are, of course, predictions. Who will win the Super Bowl, who will win MVP. Who will win Rookie of the Year. In some ways, this final task is decidedly more difficult...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 3,049 reads 5 comments

  22. Ranking the NFL's 10 Best Contracts from This Offseason

    During the 2012 offseason, many contracts—some great, some horrible—were given out. Free-agent contracts received most the hype, but they weren't the only new deals signed...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 14,467 reads 65 comments

  23. 50 NFL Rookies Who Will Get Cut in Training Camp

    On NFL draft day, every draft pick is a future star. A sixth-round pick is Tom Brady , an undrafted free agent Arian Foster. Hope springs eternal on draft day. Draft day isn't reality...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 49,201 reads 114 comments

  24. Setting the Odds on Who Is Picking First in the 2013 NFL Draft

    The Indianapolis Colts "won" the honor in 2012, but what team will be the not-so-proud owners of the No. 1 selection in the 2013 NFL draft? The 2011 Colts are a perfect example of how much can go wrong in a season...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 304 reads 0 comments

  25. 2013 NFL Draft: Big Board of Top 50 Players

    With the 2012 college football season just around the corner, that means one thing. It's time to start talking about the 2013 NFL draft. Sure, the draft is still a ways off, but it is never too early to get the discussion going...

    Wes Stueve Written by Wes Stueve about 2 years ago 5,652 reads 11 comments