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Eric Eager

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USFL Championship Game: Best bets for Birmingham Stallions vs. Philadelphia Stars

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A look at some of our bets ahead of the USFL Championship Game between the Birmingham Stallions and Philadelphia Stars.

by Eric Eager 4 days ago

USFL Playoffs 2022: Best bets and how to navigate the underdogs

The New Orleans Breakers and Philadelphia Stars enter the weekend as underdogs, but they present plenty of betting value.

by Eric Eager 12 days ago

Which NFL defenses use the most unique schemes?

Following his analysis of offensive scheme, PFF's Eric Eager dives into PFF's data to determine which NFL defenses utilize the most unique schemes ahead of the 2022 NFL season.

by Eric Eager 13 days ago

Which NFL offenses use the most unique schemes?

Dovetailing off his analysis of offensive and defensive coordinators, PFF's Eric Eager dove into PFF's data to determine which NFL offenses utilize the most unique schemes, which unsurprisingly includes Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers.

by Eric Eager 13 days ago

NFL Betting 2022: Why the Washington Commanders over 7.5 wins is a good bet

The goal if you want to bet an over is to find an underrated collection of things that can all emerge together. And in the case of the Washington Commanders' playcaller, quarterback, weapons, defense and schedule, you have it.

by Eric Eager 14 days ago

Ranking the NFL's best defensive play callers ahead of the 2022 season

Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier tops the list of the NFL's best defensive play callers entering the 2022 season after finishing No. 6 last year.

by Eric Eager 17 days ago

Ranking the NFL's best offensive play callers ahead of the 2022 season

After coming in at No. 3 on last year's offensive play caller rankings, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid leads the way ahead of the 2022 NFL season.

by Eric Eager 18 days ago

NFL Betting 2022: Why you should bet under 9 wins for the Miami Dolphins

PFF's simulation recommends taking the under on the Miami Dolphins' 2022 win total despite the team looking strong on paper after a flashy offseason.

by Eric Eager 26 days ago

Why bettors should feel comfortable backing the Detroit Lions in 2022

PFF's Eric Eager details why bettors should look to back the 2022 Detroit Lions.

by Eric Eager 27 days ago

NFL Betting 2022: Rookie player prop bets for Drake London, Chris Olave and more

Highlighting the value bets available in the rookie player props market, including Atlanta Falcons WR Drake London over 4.5 touchdowns and Jacksonville Jaguars edge Travon Walker over 6.5 sacks.

by Eric Eager 1 month ago

Making sense of David Njoku's new contract with the Cleveland Browns

Viewing this deal from the “average outcome” perspective, this is very much the overspend that it appeared to be at first blush. However, given the history of the tight end position, the justification is that the Cleveland Browns are buying the tail of the distribution here — and that tail is fat.

by Eric Eager 1 month ago Cleveland Browns

College-to-pro projections for the top rookie running backs: Breece Hall, Kenneth Walker III and more

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Projecting how running backs Breece Hall, Kenneth Walker III and James Cook will perform as rookies in the 2022 NFL season.

by Eric Eager 1 month ago

College-to-pro projections for 2022 NFL Draft first-round edge defenders

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Projecting how Travon Walker, Aidan Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux, among others, will perform as both pass-rushers and run defenders in their rookie seasons.

by Eric Eager 1 month ago

Top landing spots for New York Giants WR Kadarius Toney: Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots and more

With reports that the New York Giants are shopping 2021 first-round pick Kadarius Toney, PFF's Eric Eager identifies the top potential landing spots for the talented receiver.

2022 NFL Market-Implied Mock Draft 2.0: Georgia's Travon Walker goes to Detroit at No. 2 overall, Liberty QB Malik Willis lands in Carolina

With less than two weeks until the 2022 NFL Draft, Eric Eager presents PFF's second market-implied mock draft, which has Liberty QB Malik Willis going to the Carolina Panthers at No. 6 overall.

by Eric Eager 2 months ago

Are NFL defenses becoming more or less predictable?

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Examining whether NFL defenses have become more or less predictable in the wake of offensive juggernauts taking over the league.

by Eric Eager 3 months ago

Eager: Revisiting the probability of transitioning from a poor team to an elite team (and vice versa)

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The acquisitions of Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford, and the successes that came from them, are very likely one-off situations that won’t apply to most teams, and the Denver Broncos and Russell Wilson are on trial come 2022.

by Eric Eager 3 months ago

NFL Betting 2022: Surveying the division futures landscape after free agency's initial wave

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After the initial wave of free agency, PFF's Eric Eages takes an updated look through each division and gives out some favorable division futures bets.

by Eric Eager 3 months ago

Eager: Favorite early 2022 NFL Draft prop bets

As NFL free agency begins, Eric Eager gives some of his favorite prop bets for the 2022 NFL Draft, including Desmond Ridder to be the first quarterback taken and more.

by Eric Eager 3 months ago

Breaking down running back production by offensive line performance to help rank 2022 NFL Draft prospects

To help evaluate the 2022 NFL Draft's running back class, PFF's Eric Eager dove into the data to reveal the top performers on perfectly- and not-perfectly blocked run plays while identifying how influential those metrics are for NFL success.

by Eric Eager 3 months ago
Bio

Eric Eager joined PFF in 2015 as a contributor and consultant, and in 2018 as a data scientist. In 2020 he became the VP of Research and Development.

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