In the first part of this running back series, we discussed when to expect a RB dropoff to occur, and we highlighted the dropoff numbers for fantasy RBs from the ’90s. The results showed players from that decade were workhorses and by the time they reached 30 years of age, they averaged 300 carries per season and 2,700 total careers before their statistical dropoff.
For this post, the second part of the series, I researched running backs from the 2000s on the same statistical categories and compared the two groups’ dropoff period. Continue reading
Every NFL season fans and analysts breakdown the preseason strength of schedule. We dissect it trying to figure out the games our favorite teams will win and predict the likelihood of a successful season. Do teams who play a weak schedule according to the previous year’s results have a higher success rate than teams who don’t? Teams change from year to year and we have seen bottom dwellers flip in one season and Super Bowl participants not even make the playoffs. Would you rather see a schedule full of teams who missed out on the playoffs and not named New England or Green Bay? Does avoiding the top teams from a season before guarantee success during the current season? Continue reading
Last night the Los Angeles Kings became the Stanley Cup champions, becoming the first eighth-seeded playoff team to win the league title. This is their first Stanley Cup in the 45 year history of the team, and even though they might not sit at the top of L.A. sports popularity, what they did through the playoffs cannot be overlooked. Continue reading