I love days when I can do a double post. Not only do I have some spare time today, but I'm catching a flight tomorrow so I'm going to be tight on time tomorrow morning - I thought a double post today might appease you all in case I get only the briefest of posts up tomorrow.
- My article with the Bruno Boys is up: Top Ten RBs After Week 2. I look at RBs in the top 10 whose yardage and number of carries don't quite match up - and what does that mean for their future matchups? I'm kind of digging this idea and am going to continue with it next week and look at WRs with Week 1-3 data.
- Advanced NFL Stats looks at Time of Possession to see if it matters. The Colts' tiny TOP (14:53) and big win over Miami obviously encouraged this post but take a look at the Raiders vs Chiefs game this past weekend (I know, who had the patience to watchup that matchup?) where the Raiders came away with a win despite a mere 21 minutes of possession. Not a record-breakingly low TOP but still impressive from the Raiders of all teams.
- Wes Welker owners and those that are snagging Julian Edelman off of waivers will probably be interested to know that sources say Welker "expects" to play this week.
- Check out how high Laurent Robinson is ranked in SI's Fantasy Clicks "if we had a do-over..." Very interesting. Great stuff here - always worth the read.
- Finally, last week I heard from all sorts of friends and family about the NPR piece on Fantasy Football: Increasingly A Woman's Game, Too. I must say that while I normally enjoy NPR, I couldn't have been more disappointed by this story. As a woman who plays fantasy football, I just think there are so many more interesting things that could have been said rather than the focus on one random league out there that sometimes makes lineup/draft decisions based on a player's good looks. I mean seriously, NPR? The FFNerd's grandma plays in 6 leagues - that's awesome and far more story-worthy in my book. Or there are fantasy football sites and businesses either led for or by women like GoGameFace.com or TheFootballGirl - again, far more story-worthy.
Could not agree with you more on the NPR article, particularly because I too generally like their commentary. I have never met any women or gay men (yes, they play fantasy too) who has ever picked up a player based on looks. It's like hmmmm Peyton Manning is available but I think I'll pass because Mark Sanchez looked hot in that GQ spread Puh-lease!
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