Advanced Stats 101: What they are and what can they predict?

Dalton Del Don is joined by Ben Baldwin of The Athletic, aka the Computer Cowboy, to talk all advanced stats in fantasy and much more on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


First up, some news that scared probably everyone in the fantasy community: Miles Sanders got hurt in training camp with what is being called a “lower-body injury.” He’s been labeled week-to-week with the injury, and the talented RB will reportedly be ready for Week 1. Should fantasy managers be worried about Sanders, Yahoo’s consensus RB10?


Next, Ben and Dalton get into some advanced stats, including the specific ones they look at, what those stats measure, and what they miss.what advanced stats do you look at? What do they measure? Why do they matter? What do they miss? These stats include EPA, CPOE and SOE. We promise these acronyms will make sense once you listen! (01:30)


Dalton and Ben look through the quarterback landscape in the NFL and used advanced stats to take a look at some potential regression candidates, breakouts and players that have relocated like Tom Brady, Ryan Tannehill and Cam Newton to see how their 2020 seasons could turn out.


Finally, Dalton and Ben discuss the state of the Seattle Seahawks, including their fantasy outlook, why Pete Carroll hates Russell Wilson (okay so maybe hate is too strong but just let the man throw the ball!), and the Jamal Adams trade. (40:30)


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