Best Aaron Schatz books

Football Outsiders Almanac 2017: The Essential Guide to the 2017 NFL and College Football Seasons

Aaron Schatz

Best price for this book: $ 26.03

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The most authoritative and innovative annual guide to both the NFL and college football is back for an all-new season with more cutting-edge statistical analysis, obsessive film study, and trademark humor. Includes comprehensive coverage of all 32 NFL teams, analysis of offseason personnel changes, over 500 KUBIAK fantasy football projections, and breakdowns of the top 50 college football teams for 2017. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Football Outsiders Almanac 2016 gives NFL fans the kind of sabermetric-like statistical analysis that revolutionized the fan's understanding of baseball. It's also written with a knowing dry wit that gets under the skin of America's most popular spectator sport.
  • Groundbreaking team and player DVOA ratings that correct for situation and opponent to reveal which offenses and defenses are truly superior, and which players really help win games.
  • Exclusive data from our partners at Sports Info Solutions, unavailable in standard NFL stats, tells you which quarterbacks benefit the most from yards after catch or play best under pressure; which teams most often blitz or run specific offensive formations; and which defensive backs stop the other team's passing game, measured by pass coverage on every single play rather than just tackles.
  • NEW FOR 2017: Data on how receivers performed based on where they lined up before the snap: wide, tight, in the slot, or in the backfield.
  • Detailed information on each team's performance in 2016 by offensive and defensive personnel package.
  • Detailed individual stats for offensive linemen and defensive players.
  • Extensive coverage of all 32 teams with week-by-week stats from the 2016 season, five-year performance trends, and analysis of off-season personnel changes.
  • Exclusive 2017 predictions that give the odds on each team as a Super Bowl contender ... or a contender for the top pick in the 2018 draft.
  • 2017 fantasy football projections for more than 500 skill position players based on the KUBIAK forecasting system.
  • Breakdowns on the top 50 college football teams and full win-loss projections for all 130 Division I-A (FBS) teams.
  • "A book that any self-respecting NFL fan needs to purchase." -- Bill Simmons, The Ringer.com
  • "Football Outsiders has now built a system that has some serious traction behind it. I personally find it fascinating." -- John Schneider, General Manager, Seattle Seahawks
  • "Exhausting, enlightening, surprising in many cases, and an absolute must-read if you like the NFL. -- Peter King, TheMMQB.com
  • "It's important for you, the working football fan, to know more about football than other football fans. The Football Outsiders Almanac will give you all the background knowledge you need to make your football-watching companions feel uninformed and inadequate." -- Drew Magary, Deadspin.com
  • "Football is a nearly impossible game for even its most devout practitioners to understand. Football Outsiders is the best way I know to make it make sense." -- Will Leitch, New York Magazine/SportsonEarth.com

Football Outsiders Almanac 2015: The Essential Guide to the 2015 NFL and College Football Seasons

Aaron Schatz

Best price for this book: $ 16.9

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The most authoritative and innovative guide to professional football (previously known as "Pro Football Prospectus") is back for an all-new season with more cutting-edge statistical analysis, obsessive film study, and trademark humor. Includes comprehensive coverage of all 32 NFL teams, analysis of offseason personnel changes, over 500 KUBIAK fantasy football projections, and breakdowns of the top 50 college football teams for 2015. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Football Outsiders Almanac 2015 gives NFL fans the kind of sabermetric-like statistical analysis that revolutionized the fan's understanding of baseball. It's also written with a knowing dry wit that gets under the skin of America's most popular spectator sport.
  • Groundbreaking team and player DVOA ratings that correct for situation and opponent to reveal which offenses and defenses are truly superior, and which players really help win games.
  • Exclusive data from the Football Outsiders Game Charting Project, unavailable in standard NFL stats, tells you which running backs face the most men in the box; which quarterbacks benefit the most from yards after catch; which teams most often blitz or run specific offensive formations; and which defensive backs stop the other team's passing game, measured by pass coverage on every single play rather than just tackles.
  • Detailed information on each team's performance in 2014 by offensive and defensive personnel package.
  • Detailed individual stats for offensive linemen and defensive players.
  • Extensive coverage of all 32 teams with week-by-week stats from the 2014 season, five-year performance trends, and analysis of off-season personnel changes.
  • Exclusive 2015 predictions that give the odds on each team as a Super Bowl contender ... or a contender for the top pick in the 2016 draft.
  • 2015 fantasy football projections for more than 500 skill position players based on the KUBIAK forecasting system.
  • Breakdowns on the top 50 college football teams and full win-loss projections for all 128 Division I-A (FBS) teams.
  • "A book that any self-respecting NFL fan needs to purchase." -- Bill Simmons, formerly of GRANTLAND.com
  • "Football Outsiders has now built a system that has some serious traction behind it. I personally find it fascinating." -- John Schneider, General Manager, Seattle Seahawks
  • "Exhausting, enlightening, surprising in many cases, and an absolute must-read if you like the NFL. -- Peter King, Sports Illustrated
  • "It's important for you, the working football fan, to know more about football than other football fans. The Football Outsiders Almanac will give you all the background knowledge you need to make your football-watching companions feel uninformed and inadequate." -- Drew Magary, Deadspin.com
  • "Football is a nearly impossible game for even its most devout practitioners to understand. Football Outsiders is the best way I know to make it make sense." -- Will Leitch, New York Magazine/SportsonEarth.com

Football Outsiders Almanac 2016: The Essential Guide to the 2016 NFL and College Football Seasons

Aaron Schatz

Best price for this book: $ 15.24

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The most authoritative and innovative annual guide to both the NFL and college football is back for an all-new season with more cutting-edge statistical analysis, obsessive film study, and trademark humor. Includes comprehensive coverage of all 32 NFL teams, analysis of offseason personnel changes, over 500 KUBIAK fantasy football projections, and breakdowns of the top 50 college football teams for 2016. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Football Outsiders Almanac 2016 gives NFL fans the kind of sabermetric-like statistical analysis that revolutionized the fan's understanding of baseball. It's also written with a knowing dry wit that gets under the skin of America's most popular spectator sport.
  • Groundbreaking team and player DVOA ratings that correct for situation and opponent to reveal which offenses and defenses are truly superior, and which players really help win games.
  • Exclusive data from our partners at ESPN Stats & Info and Sports Info Solutions, unavailable in standard NFL stats, tells you which quarterbacks benefit the most from yards after catch or play best under pressure; which teams most often blitz or run specific offensive formations; and which defensive backs stop the other team's passing game, measured by pass coverage on every single play rather than just tackles.
  • Detailed information on each team's performance in 2015 by offensive and defensive personnel package.
  • Detailed individual stats for offensive linemen and defensive players.
  • Extensive coverage of all 32 teams with week-by-week stats from the 2015 season, five-year performance trends, and analysis of off-season personnel changes.
  • Exclusive 2016 predictions that give the odds on each team as a Super Bowl contender ... or a contender for the top pick in the 2016 draft.
  • 2016 fantasy football projections for more than 500 skill position players based on the KUBIAK forecasting system.
  • Breakdowns on the top 50 college football teams and full win-loss projections for all 128 Division I-A (FBS) teams.
  • "A book that any self-respecting NFL fan needs to purchase." -- Bill Simmons, The Ringer.com
  • "Football Outsiders has now built a system that has some serious traction behind it. I personally find it fascinating." -- John Schneider, General Manager, Seattle Seahawks
  • "Exhausting, enlightening, surprising in many cases, and an absolute must-read if you like the NFL. -- Peter King, TheMMQB.com
  • "It's important for you, the working football fan, to know more about football than other football fans. The Football Outsiders Almanac will give you all the background knowledge you need to make your football-watching companions feel uninformed and inadequate." -- Drew Magary, Deadspin.com
  • "Football is a nearly impossible game for even its most devout practitioners to understand. Football Outsiders is the best way I know to make it make sense." -- Will Leitch, New York Magazine/SportsonEarth.com

Football Outsiders Almanac 2010: The Essential Guide to the 2010 NFL and College Football Seasons

Aaron Schatz

Best price for this book: $ 19.23

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The most authoritative and innovative guide to professional football (previously known as "Pro Football Prospectus") is back for an all-new season with more cutting-edge statistical analysis, obsessive film study, and trademark humor. Includes comprehensive coverage of all 32 NFL teams, analysis of offseason personnel changes, over 500 KUBIAK fantasy football projections, and breakdowns of every team from the six BCS conferences plus the top independent and mid-major college football teams. New research topics include the development of college quarterbacks, running back consistency at the goal line, and a projection system for which college sack artists will be NFL stars or busts.

Football Outsiders Almanac 2012: The Essential Guide to the 2012 NFL and College Football Seasons

Aaron Schatz

Best price for this book: $ 3.99

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The most authoritative and innovative guide to professional football (previously known as "Pro Football Prospectus") is back for an all-new season with more cutting-edge statistical analysis, obsessive film study, and trademark humor. Includes comprehensive coverage of all 32 NFL teams, analysis of offseason personnel changes, over 500 KUBIAK fantasy football projections, and breakdowns of every team from the six BCS conferences plus the top independent and mid-major college football teams. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Football Outsiders Almanac 2012 gives NFL fans the kind of sabermetric-like statistical analysis that revolutionized the fan's understanding of baseball. It's also written with a knowing dry wit that gets under the skin of America's most popular spectator sport.
  • Groundbreaking team and player DVOA ratings that correct for situation and opponent to reveal which offenses and defenses are truly superior, and which players really help win games.
  • Exclusive data from the Football Outsiders Game Charting Project, unavailable in standard NFL stats, tells you which receivers run the longest patterns on both complete and incomplete passes; which quarterbacks benefit the most from yards after catch; which teams most often blitz or run specific offensive formations; and which defensive backs stop the other team's passing game, measured by pass coverage on every single play rather than just tackles.
  • NEW FOR 2012: Detailed information on each team's performance in 2011 by offensive and defensive personnel package.
  • Extensive coverage of all 32 teams with week-by-week stats from the 2012 season, five-year performance trends, and analysis of off-season personnel changes.
  • Exclusive 2012 predictions that give the odds on each team as a Super Bowl contender ... or a contender for the top pick in the 2013 draft.
  • 2012 fantasy football projections for more than 500 skill position players based on the KUBIAK forecasting system.
  • Breakdowns on more than 75 different college football teams and full win-loss projections for all 124 Division I-A (FBS) teams.
  • New research on the meaning of defensive momentum and the intersection between workload and injury for running backs.
  • "A book that any self-respecting NFL fan needs to purchase." -- Bill Simmons, GRANTLAND.com
  • "Football Outsiders has now built a system that has some serious traction behind it. I personally find it fascinating." -- John Schneider, General Manager, Seattle Seahawks
  • "The most accurate insight into why teams really win and lose." -- Jim Schwartz, head coach of the Detroit Lions
NOTE: Due to an issue with the print process, we were unable to include the Fantasy Appendix in this year's book. For a list of the top 240 fantasy projections for 2012 in order, please forward your receipt e-mail (from Amazon or Createspace) to info-at-footballoutsiders.com.

A Good Walkthrough Spoiled: The Best of Mike Tanier at Football Outsiders

Mike Tanier

Best price for this book: $ 14.95

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A parody of Watchmen with Bill Belichick as Dr. Manhattan and Marty Schottenheimer as Nite Owl? A detailed review of Denver kicker Jason Elam's first novel? A revolutionary statistical report showing that teams that kneel on the ball more often are more likely to win the game? What kind of football column features this kind of erudite goofiness next to the story of how Wilber Marshall became the NFL's first Franchise Player and play diagrams that would show the Giants how to beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII? The answer: Mike Tanier's Walkthrough, a weekly tour through football strategy and history with side trips to the sillier parts of football fandom. Now we've collected the best of Walkthrough and Mike Tanier's other writing for Football Outsiders between 2004 and 2012, all in one place. A Good Walkthrough Spoiled features 42 of Mike Tanier's best columns from his eight years at Football Outsiders. It also features the All-Time Franchise Quarterback Top Fives from the summer of 2011 and the All-Time Franchise Running Back Top Fives from the summer of 2012, with slightly updated lists for 2014 and brand-new commentary on players such as Joe Flacco, Eli Manning, and Russell Wilson. As an added bonus, we've included Mike's extended feature on the 1987 strike replacement players, "Year of the Scab." And while this book may come to you from Football Outsiders, no knowledge of advanced football stats is necessary to enjoy all this great analysis, although we snuck in a few numbers when nobody was looking. Note: This book is not recommended for McNabb Deniers. On second thought, it's specifically recommended for McNabb Deniers. Perhaps it will knock some sense into you.

Football Outsiders Almanac 2014: The Essential Guide to the 2014 NFL and College Football Seasons

Aaron Schatz

Best price for this book: $ 18.05

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The most authoritative and innovative guide to professional football (previously known as "Pro Football Prospectus") is back for an all-new season with more cutting-edge statistical analysis, obsessive film study, and trademark humor. Includes comprehensive coverage of all 32 NFL teams, analysis of offseason personnel changes, over 500 KUBIAK fantasy football projections, and breakdowns of every team from the five major college football conferences plus the top independent and mid-major college teams. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Football Outsiders Almanac 2014 gives NFL fans the kind of sabermetric-like statistical analysis that revolutionized the fan's understanding of baseball. It's also written with a knowing dry wit that gets under the skin of America's most popular spectator sport.
  • Groundbreaking team and player DVOA ratings that correct for situation and opponent to reveal which offenses and defenses are truly superior, and which players really help win games.
  • Exclusive data from the Football Outsiders Game Charting Project, unavailable in standard NFL stats, tells you which running backs face the most men in the box; which quarterbacks benefit the most from yards after catch; which teams most often blitz or run specific offensive formations; and which defensive backs stop the other team's passing game, measured by pass coverage on every single play rather than just tackles.
  • Detailed information on each team's performance in 2013 by offensive and defensive personnel package.
  • Detailed individual stats for offensive linemen and defensive players.
  • Extensive coverage of all 32 teams with week-by-week stats from the 2013 season, five-year performance trends, and analysis of off-season personnel changes.
  • Exclusive 2014 predictions that give the odds on each team as a Super Bowl contender ... or a contender for the top pick in the 2015 draft.
  • 2014 fantasy football projections for more than 500 skill position players based on the KUBIAK forecasting system.
  • Breakdowns on more than 60 different college football teams and full win-loss projections for all 128 Division I-A (FBS) teams.
  • "A book that any self-respecting NFL fan needs to purchase." -- Bill Simmons, GRANTLAND.com
  • "Football Outsiders has now built a system that has some serious traction behind it. I personally find it fascinating." -- John Schneider, General Manager, Seattle Seahawks
  • "Exhausting, enlightening, surprising in many cases, and an absolute must-read if you like the NFL. -- Peter King, Sports Illustrated

Football Outsiders Almanac 2013: The Essential Guide to the 2013 NFL and College Football Seasons

Aaron Schatz

Best price for this book: $ 17.84

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The most authoritative and innovative guide to professional football (previously known as "Pro Football Prospectus") is back for an all-new season with more cutting-edge statistical analysis, obsessive film study, and trademark humor. Includes comprehensive coverage of all 32 NFL teams, analysis of offseason personnel changes, over 500 KUBIAK fantasy football projections, and breakdowns of every team from the six BCS conferences plus the top independent and mid-major college football teams. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Football Outsiders Almanac 2013 gives NFL fans the kind of sabermetric-like statistical analysis that revolutionized the fan's understanding of baseball. It's also written with a knowing dry wit that gets under the skin of America's most popular spectator sport.
  • Groundbreaking team and player DVOA ratings that correct for situation and opponent to reveal which offenses and defenses are truly superior, and which players really help win games.
  • Exclusive data from the Football Outsiders Game Charting Project, unavailable in standard NFL stats, tells you which running backs face the most men in the box; which quarterbacks benefit the most from yards after catch; which teams most often blitz or run specific offensive formations; and which defensive backs stop the other team's passing game, measured by pass coverage on every single play rather than just tackles.
  • Detailed information on each team's performance in 2012 by offensive and defensive personnel package.
  • NEW FOR 2013: Detailed individual stats for offensive linemen.
  • Extensive coverage of all 32 teams with week-by-week stats from the 2012 season, five-year performance trends, and analysis of off-season personnel changes.
  • Exclusive 2013 predictions that give the odds on each team as a Super Bowl contender ... or a contender for the top pick in the 2014 draft.
  • 2013 fantasy football projections for more than 500 skill position players based on the KUBIAK forecasting system.
  • Breakdowns on more than 75 different college football teams and full win-loss projections for all 125 Division I-A (FBS) teams.
  • "A book that any self-respecting NFL fan needs to purchase." -- Bill Simmons, GRANTLAND.com
  • "Football Outsiders has now built a system that has some serious traction behind it. I personally find it fascinating." -- John Schneider, General Manager, Seattle Seahawks
  • "The most accurate insight into why teams really win and lose." -- Jim Schwartz, head coach of the Detroit Lions

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

Staff of FootballOutsiders.com

Best price for this book: $ 25.92

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For the over 14 million people who play fantasy football every year; for the hardcore fan who wants information beyond sports page recaps; for everyone who bets on the NFL; and for the smart, casual enthusiast looking for entertainment and insight comes the essential preseason annual. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Pro Football Prospectus assesses the DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) of every single skill player and determines how many points better a starting player is over the average bench player; measures special teams; offers advanced offensive line statistics; analyzes teams’ abilities to convert draft picks into quality players; and much more. And like its sister publication, Baseball Prospectus, it’s written with a knowing dry wit that gets under the skin of America’s most popular spectator sport.

Compared by The New York Times Magazine to Bill James, the baseball statistics guru, Aaron Schatz is revolutionizing the world of football statistics. In just two years his Web site, FootballOutsiders.com, is “by a huge margin, the Web’s best independent football site,” writes Gregg Easterbrook of NFL.com. Salon calls it “a must for anyone interested in going beyond ‘This guy has more yards, so he must be better.’” Now Schatz and his team of Football Outsiders are continuing their groundbreaking work with a comprehensive, authoritative book of sophisticated statistical analysis.

It also offers solid predictions: in 2004, the Outsiders predicted six of eight division winners, including the Steelers’ champion season; the fading year of Ahman Green and Jamal Lewis; and the breakout of the New York Jets.

Pro Football Prospectus 2008: The Essential Guide to the 2008 Pro Football Season

Best price for this book: $ 10.95

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The most authoritative and innovative guide to professional football is back for an all-new season with more cutting-edge statistical analysis, obsessive film study, and trademark humor.

Building on a winning record of accurate predictions, the 2008 annual includes comprehensive coverage of all 32 NFL teams, analysis of off -season personnel changes, and exclusive forecasts for where each team will finish the 2008 season. With statistics for more than 500 skill players along with commentary and KUBIAK projections forecasting their 2008 fantasy football numbers, Pro Football Prospectus is an outstanding and reliable resource for fantasy players, Monday-morning quarterbacks, and die-hard fans everywhere.