Pro Football Prospectus: Statistics, Analysis, and Insight for the Information Age

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Workman Publishing, Aug 1, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 496 pages
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It's a bible for the over 14 million fantasy football players in America, and the smartest guide for savvy fans who are looking for the kind of statistical analysis once reserved only for baseball.
Created by Aaron Schatz-- a Bill James of football, according to The New York Times Magazine-- and the staff of, PRO FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS 2006 presents a new year of groundbreaking intelligence, including: Pioneering team and player ratings that correct for situation and opponent to reveal true contributions to success. A unique statistical toolbox featuring DPAR (Defense adjusted Points Above Replacement); Stop Rate, or how often a defender makes a meaningful tackle; Adjusted Line Yards, which separate offensive line from running back performance, and more. Includes exclusive 2006 predictions and odds on each team as a Super Bowl contender.
Praise for last year's debut: As complete an NFL Preview as you will ever see. Aaron Schatz is bringing Moneyball to the oblong ball. -- Jay Crawford, ESPN2 A new bible for superfans and fantasy football leaguers -- Chris Berdik, Boston Globe Indispensable to fantasy football players and fans who simply want to dig into the real reasons teams play well -- The Washington Times The book is loaded with interesting observations. -- The Philadelphia Inquirer Outstanding -- The San Diego Union-Tribune Comprehensive -- The Washington Post

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Pro Football Prospectus 2005 : Statistics, Analysis, and Insight for the Information Age

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With this book and their web activities, Schatz and his colleagues at are attempting to do for football what Bill James's Baseball Abstract has done for baseball. As in James's ... Read full review

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Reporter Schatz and his crew at apply the same type of statistical analysis to football players and teams that Bill James and his followers devote to baseball. The best thing ... Read full review


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Aaron Schatz founded He is a regular contributor to and covers NFL for the New York Sun. He also writes for The New York Times, the Boston Globe, and The New Republic Online. He lives in Framingham, Massachusetts. Other members of the Football Outsiders include: Russell Levine, a football writer who lives in northern New Jersey; Chicago-based Michael David Smith who writes for The New Republic Online and the New York Sun; Michael Tanier, a sportswriter who lives in southern New Jersey; and Will Carroll, an award-winning columnist for Baseball Prospectus.

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