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Timo Riske

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Recent Articles

Defensive Regression and Offensive Question Marks: Why to be skeptical about the Los Angeles Rams in 2021

The Los Angeles Rams' formidable defense in 2021 is set to regress, especially after key offseason departures, and they have a new quarterback in Matthew Stafford leading their offense.

by Timo Riske 10 days ago

Which second-year quarterback has the best chance to break out in 2021?

The 2020 NFL Draft was rich with young quarterback potential. Now that the rookie season for Justin Herbert, Tua Tagovailoa, Joe Burrow and Jalen Hurts is over, it's time to see which signal-caller can avoid the sophomore slump.

by Timo Riske 29 days ago

2021 NFL Betting: Best values and fades with current 2021 NFL season MVP odds

Betting
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Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes are understandably the favorites to win the MVP award for the 2021 NFL season.

by Timo Riske 1 month ago

Riske: Investigating athleticism and its effect on aging curves

NFL
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PFF investigates whether top-tier athletes are able to stay and produce at the NFL level for longer than bottom-tier athletes, a study that will no doubt interest those entering the Julio Jones sweepstakes.

by Timo Riske 3 months ago

Does the blind side still exist? Investigating big plays against the left and right tackle

NFL
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In 2021, protectors of the “blind side” are still paid more and considered to be more important than right tackles, but should this really be the case?

by Timo Riske 3 months ago

Riske: How to identify future success via a good NFL draft

NFL
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PFF data scientist Timo Riske looks at ways to evaluate draft classes.

by Timo Riske 4 months ago

Investigating the steals and reaches in the 2021 NFL Draft

College & Draft
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The so-called "steals" and "reaches" often dominate the conversation about the NFL draft, and they often heavily influence draft grades. The question, of course, is how much stock should we put into these two words?

by Timo Riske 4 months ago

2021 NFL Draft: A look into how NFL teams spent their draft capital

NFL
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Positional value is a very complex topic, especially when it comes to the NFL draft, but it looks as though NFL teams are finally catching on and focusing draft capital on the most valuable positions on the football field.

by Timo Riske 4 months ago

Riske: The pandemic changed the draft process, but we knew more about the 2021 NFL Draft than we thought

College & Draft
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PFF's Timo Riske looks back at the 2021 NFL Draft to see just how close the public got to predicting what would happen.

by Timo Riske 4 months ago

2021 NFL Draft: Analyzing and grading the three first-round draft trades

College & Draft
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Three trades went down on Day 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft, and PFF's Timo Riske delves into each one to determine the winners and losers based on the value of the swapped picks.

by Timo Riske 4 months ago
Bio

Timo Riske joined PFF in a 2019 as a data scientist from Germany and will tell you the odds.

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