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  1. NFL Trade Value, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, Grantland published Part 1 of the annual NFL Trade Value column. Click here to read the first installment as well as a breakdown of the rules and how the picks are made. 29. Duane Brown, LT, Houston 28. Tyron Smith, LT, Dallas...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. NFL Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Barnwell

    The 2013 NFL season reminded us that efficiency kills. On the field, despite an arm that would have been laughed out of the combine, Peyton Manning and a near-unstoppable Broncos offense set virtually every passing record by marching their way down t...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  3. The Money Pit

    Bill Barnwell

    While the football world has been transfixed by one of the more intriguing draft classes in recent memory, a crucial piece of news has flown under the radar: The NFL's hard salary cap is about to rise dramatically. If the reports are true &mdash...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  4. The NFL All-Bargain Team

    Bill Barnwell

    It's not very easy for an NFL team to find a bargain in free agency. The vast majority of players who would be considered bargains on NFL rosters are guys who are still on their rookie deals, players whose salaries are artificially capped by the CBA....

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  5. NFL Deep Cuts: Obscure Players Get Their Shot

    Bill Barnwell

    As we near the halfway point of the 2013 NFL season, the teams and lineups we expected to see trotted out on the field this season are now shells of their former selves. The Falcons are already down seven starters from the guys they would have expect...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  6. NFL Free-Agency Report: Leverage Is King

    Bill Barnwell

    There's one enormous misconception that keeps cropping up this NFL offseason in the reaction to surprising personnel decisions. In terms of evaluating how much a particular player is worth (to his team or another), one little tidbit matters more than...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  7. Getting a Jump on Your NFL Gambling Season

    Bill Barnwell

    In mid-April, sportsbooks around Las Vegas started to post their lines for the opening weekend of NFL action. It was exciting to see what the market feels about those Week 1 contests (apparently, they're for the Raiders and against the Chargers, for ...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  8. The Fabulous and the Flops of NFL Week 15

    Bill Barnwell

    As always, we detail the sordid and the successful every Tuesday in our weekly look back at the previous weekend's games; this is "The Fabulous and the Flops" for Week 15. This week, we'll identify the player who might qualify as the worst backup ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  9. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 13

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's "The Fabulous & the Flops," we mine the annals of futility to find comparable games for some of the week's worst performances. Which quarterback nearly beat out Blaine Gabbert for the least accurate game of the season? Which pair of el...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  10. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 12

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's edition of "The Fabulous and the Flops," we identify the player who needs to accompany Ndamukong Suh to image-revamping school, show some love to the young talent who is making the absence of a major star seem like nothing, and basical...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  11. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 11

    Bill Barnwell

    In this look back at Week 11's action, we identify the fabulous linebacker who seems to be making everyone else on his team superstars, the pair of rookies who made our Friday column look wise, and the head coach who deserves credit for trying to pul...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  12. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 10

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's "The Fabulous and the Flops," we've got our usual mix of praise and scorn. In our look at the numbers and storylines coming out of this weekend's game, we find a coach who's messing around like he wants to be fired, a group of overmatc...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  13. Welcome to The Fabulous & The Flops of the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    If you loved the "Five Up, Five Down" feature in our Monday morning wrap-ups of the NFL, well, you're going to be very fond of our new Tuesday feature here in Grantland, The Fabulous & The Flops of the NFL. After the dust has settled on Monday Night ...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  14. Viva Las Vegas: How to Find the Creamy Middle on an NFL Bet

    Bill Barnwell

    As we've mentioned before, the best way to make money betting on sports in Vegas is to anticipate the market's moves before they actually happen. When the upcoming week's NFL lines are posted in the Hilton sportsbook on Sunday afternoon, the sharp be...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  15. NFL - Behind Kansas City Chiefs' success, best and worst of Week ...

    Bill Barnwell

    The Chiefs have made huge strides this season, clinching their division after a 4-12 campaign in 2009. Who saw that coming? Football Outsiders, who predicted the Chiefs would win the AFC West. Plus: the best and worst from NFL Week 16.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2010
  16. NFL Week 16's best/worst fantasy matchups - Football Outsiders

    Bill Barnwell

    We know how high the stakes are this week in fantasy football. That's why Football Outsiders has combed through tons of data to find the best and worst individual matchups for the biggest fantasy names, including a few surprises, like Denver's Tim Tebow.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2010