Conference revenues vary in '20-21 amid COVID
Power 5 conference revenues varied greatly during the 2020-21 season, largely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rams' rollouts, a Burrow mirage and Donald's dominance: Five stat trends to watch in Super Bowl LVI
Which team will win Sunday? Let's take a deep dive into the numbers behind what could decide the game.
NFL game management cheat sheet: Guide to fourth downs and 2-point conversions
Curious about a fourth-down or 2-point conversion decision? ESPN's recommendation model can help.
Ranking the 14 quarterbacks in the NFL playoffs: Strengths, weaknesses and what's at stake
Which playoff quarterback would you want on your team? Seth Walder ranks them 1-14 and spills their strengths and weaknesses.
2021 NFL pass-rushing, run-stopping, blocking leaderboard: Win rate rankings
ESPN Analytics created revolutionary new metrics to measure performance in both the run and pass game. Here are the leaders for the 2021 season.
The Bills should have gone for 2 twice Sunday: How it cost them and why it matters so much
Buffalo twice erred in passing up opportunities to go for two in the fourth quarter on Sunday, according to ESPN's win probability model.
NFL teams better or worse than expectations: FPI's biggest season swings, and what happened
Which teams are exceeding expectations -- or not living up to them? We looked at the five biggest swings in both directions from ESPN's preseason Football Power Index ratings.
Which NFL teams are most, least analytics-advanced? We surveyed 22 team staffers
Which NFL team buys in to analytics the most? Which teams remain skeptical? And which metrics matter most? We surveyed team staffers from around the league for the inside word.
Picking 12 underrated, overrated NFL players by the numbers -- and what the tape shows
We picked out NFL players who the numbers say are better or worse than their reputations suggest and looked to the game tape to see if it supported the metrics.
Who will lead the NFL in sacks this season? Projecting the top 50 pass-rushers
We created a model to predict which defenders could improve -- and decline -- at taking down quarterbacks this season.
Division favorites, win totals and the NFL's best (and worst) teams: Takeaways from the 2021 projections
The ESPN Football Power Index projections are live. Here's how our model believes the 2021 season will play out.
Projecting the NFL's best and worst pass-protecting offensive lines: 1-32 ranking
The Browns have invested heavily in their O-line, and it has paid off. Other teams aren't so fortunate. Here's where we predict all 32 teams will rank.
Should your team draft a first-round quarterback? Projecting rookies vs. 10 current NFL starters
What are the chances a rookie is better than the quarterback a team has now, for this year and beyond? We ran 10 teams through our model.
Is Mac Jones actually underrated? What the numbers tell us about whether he's worth a top-five pick
The Alabama quarterback is coming off one of the best statistical seasons in college football history. Does that matter for his NFL success?
Which free-agent pass-rushers could be steals? What their expected sacks totals tell us
Sack numbers tell only part of the story for pass-rushers. Which free agents should teams target -- and be wary of -- this offseason?
Going for 2 down 8 points: Why NFL teams keep doing it, and why analytics backs them up
Three teams this season have gone with an unconventional 2-point conversion attempt. Here's why they made the right call.
Ranking the NFL playoff QBs from 1-14: Why we're going Mahomes over Rodgers
Which quarterbacks are playing the best -- and worst -- right now? We stacked the postseason field.
2020 NFL pass-rushing, run-stopping, blocking leaderboard: Win rate rankings
ESPN Analytics created revolutionary new metrics to measure performance in both the run and pass game. Here are the leaders for the 2020 season.
NBA draft projections: Best prospects, most overrated and most underrated
Here are our ESPN Sports Analytics projections for the top 100 prospects in the NBA draft.
Which team is most likely to recover from damaging Week 6 loss?
The Allstate Playoff Predictor -- like all of college football -- underwent a shake-up after some surprising Week 6 results.
Picking seven NFL breakout candidates: Why the Patriots' Chase Winovich could be a star
We used advanced metrics to find players whose impact doesn't always show up on the traditional stat sheet.
Which top-5 team can least afford a loss this coming week?
Here's what the Allstate Playoff Predictor has to say about the CFP chase after the first four weeks of action.
Who has the best chance to make the 2021 College Football Playoff?
Here's what the Allstate Playoff Predictor has to say about the CFP chase after the first three weeks of action.
Bruce Arians has adapted his Bucs offense to fit Tom Brady -- but maybe not how you think
When Brady signed with Tampa Bay, there were questions about the scheme fit. Here's what has changed so far.
Which NFL teams are most, least analytics-advanced? We surveyed 26 team staffers
Which NFL team buys in to analytics the most? Which teams remain skeptical? We surveyed 26 team staffers from around the league for the inside word.