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It's an episode full of pivot tables and preseason predictions as Mike Sando, ESPN insider, joins the show to discuss coaching tiers, predict breakout candidates and preview the upcoming NFL season. Mike shares his process for ranking and evaluating players and coaches, makes some predictions for the upcoming season and reveals his secret analytical weapon - a massive excel spreadsheet he uses to track every conceivable type of player data.

Direct download: 027_AFAPodcast.Mike.Sando.8.29.14.mp3
Category:Football -- posted at: 3:30am PDT

 

Keith Goldner, Chief Analyst at Numberfire, returns to provide some fantasy football wisdom. He dissects the different strategies for snake, auction and keeper league drafts, and explains how to incorporate risk management strategies when creating your roster. Keith and Dave also touch on daily fantasy games, and look at how to craft the optimal lineups for various league types. They close out the episode by highlighting the players to watch during the 2014 fantasy season.

Direct download: 026_AFAPodcast.Keith.Goldner.8.22.14.FINAL.mp3
Category:Football -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

Aaron Schatz, founder of Football Outsiders, joins the podcast to discuss the newly released 2014 Football Outsiders Almanac. Aaron explains how he and his team developed a system to combine game film analysis with box score data to create their own advanced metrics.  He breaks down the difference between rate statistics and totals, and explains how the concept of “replacement level” is important in football. Aaron also provides team-by-team breakdowns and predictions, and finishes up the episode by conquering Dave’s “lightning round” of questions.

Direct download: 025_AFAPodcast.Aaron.Schatz.8.11.14_FINAL.mp3
Category:Football -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

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