By Marc Lawrence — Film study can tell a lot about an offensive line. Pro Football Focus’ player grades are a valuable resource, but they provide just one frame of reference for evaluating O-line performance. Enter Next Gen Stats’ expected rushing yards per carry (xYPC). According to Next Gen, no one in the NFL had a steeper climb in front of him than Le’Veon Bell in 2019. The Jets as a team posted the lowest xYPC (expected yards per carry) in the entire NFL at 3.81, and of the seven worst teams in xYPC in 2019, while only one – Houston – made the playoffs. In ranking the Top 10 offensive lines in the NFL for the 2020 season by measure of Next Gen Stats, including a few surprises, click here.
According to CBS Sports there are currently four options on the table for the start of a 2020 College Basketball season. They include: Option 1: Start of season November 10 (first practices allowed September 29) … Option 2: Start of season November 20 (first practices October 9) … Option 3: Start of season November 25 (first practices October 14) … Option 4: Start of season December 4 (first practices October 24). The NCAA is going to try its absolute hardest to make a college basketball season happen in 2020-21. It’s borderline unfathomable to think about two straight years without March Madness (even if the tournament isn’t actually held in March), especially knowing how much the NCAA relies on the revenue the tourney generates. Keep a close eye on this evolving dynamic.
Grinding Out The Profits
From the 2020 PLAYBOOK FOOTBALL PREVIEW GUIDE magazine: Expert NFL analyst Mike Mains calls out the fact that Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is 16-4 SU and 13-7 ATS over the last four weeks of the regular season, including 4-0 SUATS last year, and 12-1 SU and 9-4 ATS as a favorite. Tuck that one in your memory bank this season.