Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NFL Predictions 2014: Week 1

As you might have noticed I took a pass on the preseason this year. The NFLX has enough variance to it as is, but the flag-happy experimentation was too much for me to get involved.  Since it involves twice as much time to handicap due to the expanded rosters and coaching motivations, it was better off to focus on the regular season.

Week 1 is always the most interesting week for bettors since the lines have been out for months and most of the value has already been sucked out ... or has it? There is always under/overreaction to what takes place in the exhibition games and everyone has slightly different power rankings to start off.  The sharps will also be waiting to fade the bigger line moves leading up to gameday.

I'll be adding picks early next week as we inch closer to the official kickoff, so refresh for all the updates.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

2014 NFL Season

Is is just me or did the offseason fly by this year? The NFLX is on the way and the HOF game will be here
in no time.
I won't be doing previews this season since it can become a bit redundant given all the coverage this league gets. 

My recommendation would be to go ahead and purchase the Football Outsiders Almanac. It's the perfect mix between advanced stats and practical analysis that gets you up to speed on every team, and it's a much higher quality breakdown than what you'll find on national websites or magazines. 

If you're just in it for casual fun, check out Andy Benoit's stuff on MMQB and Bill Barnwell's upcoming previews on Grantland.