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Eric Eager

VP, Research and Development • View all analysts

Recent Articles

A summary of the 2021 NFL betting markets: Tampa Bay Buccaneers lead the way in PFF's Super Bowl simulation, Las Vegas Raiders offer intriguing potential

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Just two weeks into the 2021 NFL season, valuable Super Bowl-winning odds are starting to emerge. Sure, the Buccaneers and the Chiefs are the clear favorites to win it all, but there are several other teams that provide bigger payouts.

by Eric Eager 5 days ago

How NFL offensive line continuity affects the betting markets

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Joe Thuney headlines a remade Kansas City Chiefs offensive line after the unit was the team's Achilles heel in a 2020 Super Bowl loss.

by Eric Eager 20 days ago

Using PFF pressure numbers to bet sack player props

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PFF's pressure numbers can help you know when to bet season- and game-long sack props.

by Eric Eager 2 months ago

Simulating the season-long impact of Aaron Rodgers with the Packers vs. with the Broncos

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Aaron Rodgers reportedly turned down a massive contract extension with the Green Bay Packers this offseason, further fueling trade rumors for the 2020 NFL MVP.

by Eric Eager 2 months ago

How PFF turnover-worthy plays can help you bet NFL player props

The interception player prop is about as easy a proposition wager as there is, making it a good starting point when betting based on PFF data.

by Eric Eager 2 months ago

Ranking the NFL's best defensive play callers ahead of the 2021 season

New Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley was a defensive mastermind in 2020, leading to his ranking atop the defensive play caller list heading into 2021.

by Eric Eager 3 months ago

Ranking the NFL's best offensive play callers ahead of the 2021 season

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur comes in at No. 1 in PFF's offensive play caller rankings after leading the most efficient team in terms of turning cap dollars into wins above replacement.

by Eric Eager 3 months ago

Ranking the NFL's best head coaches ahead of the 2021 season

Andy Reid maintains his spot atop the list of the NFL's best head coaches despite his Kansas City Chiefs falling short in Super Bowl 55.

by Eric Eager 3 months ago

Eager: The definitive guide to why people are fading the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021

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There’s certainly a chance that the Pittsburgh Steelers can pull through, but given the likelihood of defensive regression, Ben Roethlisberger’s age and the strength of the rest of the AFC North, it's a risky proposition at best.

by Eric Eager 3 months ago

From poor to elite, how NFL teams transition from one state to the next, and what does it mean for team building?

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Data scientist Eric Eager uses the PFF Elo rating system to identify the NFL teams that have most frequently been "elite," the NFL teams that have most frequently been "poor," and the rate at which teams tend to transition between the two extremes.

by Eric Eager 4 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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