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Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the analytical side of the NFL.
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Sep 19, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) welcome fantasy football legend and co-founder of EstablishTheRun.com Evan Silva (@evansilva) and SIS head of Business Development Corey March (@marchmadness26) to the show for a discussion about how recent injuries at the quarterback position will impact fantasy football moving forward, focusing specifically on the Giants (4:23), Jets (9:08), Saints (13:02), Steelers (15:52), Jaguars (21:04) and Panthers (24:10). Matt, Aaron and Evan conclude the episode with a look at the most important games of Week 3: Texans-Chargers (35:13), Lions-Eagles (41:36) and Ravens-Chiefs (45:55).

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Sep 12, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) take a look back at an exciting Week 1 of the NFL season, focusing on the Cowboys-Giants (1:01), Rams-Panthers (2:05) and Titans-Browns (4:19) and then examine the most important Week 2 games: Vikings-Packers (9:46), Chiefs-Raiders (13:55), Colts-Titans (16:37) and Saints-Rams (21:34). John Verros (@VerrosJohn) also joins the show to look at some of most impactful injuries heading into this week's games (29:00).

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Sep 5, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) look ahead to Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season. Matt and Aaron react to the most recent Antonio Brown drama (0:35), discuss some of the things they're most looking forward to this year (1:40) and break down the three most important games of the week: the Giants at Cowboys (6:45), Rams at Panthers (18:03) and Titans at Browns (25:48).

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Aug 30, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) welcome Brian Fremeau (@bcfremeau), creator of the College Football FEI Ratings, to the show to preview the 2019 NCAA Football season. The group explains the FEI Ratings (1:48) and then looks at each major conference to examine the top National Championship contenders, starting with the SEC (4:59) and moving to the ACC (9:31), Big Ten (14:30), Big 12 (17:49) and finishing up with the Pac 12 (22:20) before ending the show with College Football Playoff predictions (27:35).

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Aug 29, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) discuss the shocking retirement of Andrew Luck and what to expect from the 2019 Indianapolis Colts with Jacoby Brissett at the helm in this special mini-episode. Stay tuned for a full episode featuring our 2019 NCAA Football Preview that will be published bright and early on FRIDAY AT 8:00 A.M.

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Aug 22, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) welcome Corey March (@marchmadness26) back to the show to talk fantasy risers and fallers for the upcoming season. The trio examines the fantasy value of Andrew Luck (2:23), Lamar Jackson (7:29), Tony Pollard (10:06), the RB situation in Chicago (14:54), how to handle the Zeke and Gordon holdouts (16:53) and Kansas City backs (18:56). The episode closes with a look at the fantasy projections for a group of pass-catchers including Josh Gordon (24:11), Emmanuel Sanders (27:21), Curtis Samuel (28:31), Vance McDonald (30:25) and Jared Cook (33:24).

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Aug 15, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) welcome members of the SIS R&D staff to the show to discuss their articles on three of last year's rookie quarterbacks. Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) kicks things off by discussing his research on Sam Darnold (0:46), and he's followed by Nate Weller (@natewellerr) talking about Josh Allen (6:30) and Alex Vigderman (@VigManOnCampus) talking about Josh Rosen (13:34).

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Aug 8, 2019

Former NFL Scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions (@SportsInfo_SIS) and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) break down all the key matchups in the game behind the game.

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Aug 1, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders dive into the Football Outsiders Almanac 2019. Matt and Aaron examine what goes into Expected Win Total Predictions (2:10) and look at the expected totals for the Browns (4:02), Ravens (7:59), Steelers (13:11), Saints (17:02), Chargers (22:48), Lions (29:31), Buccaneers (34:54), Broncos (37:23), Falcons (46:01) and Bills (47:59). They also touch on the NCAA football projections (51:19) and talk about some top prospects (53:48).

Jul 25, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions welcomes SIS Business Development Analyst and fantasy sports expert Corey March (@marchmadness26) to the show to talk all things fantasy football. Matt and Corey break down the best value picks at quarterback (2:52), running back (12:42), wide receiver (20:27) and then discuss rookies that could make an impact on your fantasy team at the QB (31:36), WR (38:29) and RB (47:00) positions.

Jul 18, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions welcomes SIS Injury Coordinator John Verros (@VerrosJohn) to the show to examine some of the highest profile injury risks for the upcoming fantasy season. John gives his expert opinion on a handful of quarterbacks (1:48), running backs (15:13), wide receivers (22:00) and tight ends (28:33) who are coming off injuries and provides insight into what to expect from them in 2019.

Jul 11, 2019

Former NFL Scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions (@SportsInfo_SIS) and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) break down all the key matchups in the game behind the game.

Scott Spratt (@Scott_Spratt) helped start the Sports Info Solutions Football Department when he was with the company in 2015, and he is the newest member of the Football Outsiders family. He also was the original host of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, and this is his first reunion with the show since his departure from SIS in 2017.

Amongst other accomplishments, Scott won an award at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference for his baseball research on the pitch framing metric Strike Zone Runs Saved (SZRS), and he was a finalist for 2018 FSWA football Writer of the Year.

Topics include Melvin Gordon's holdout (1:30), what Scott's research on pressure rates can tell us about the future performance of different quarterbacks and defenses (7:40), the history of the SIS-FO partnership (16:50), and what to expect from Cam Newton, Luke Keuchly, and the Carolina Panthers in 2019 (27:00).

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Jul 4, 2019

In this special holiday episode, former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders welcome John Shirley (@JshirleyAK) of the SIS R&D team to the show to discuss his recent article arguing that the Zero Blitz should be utilized more often (0:35). The podcast concludes with a re-air of Matt's appearance on The TaekCast (@taekcast) with Davis Mattek (@DavisMattek) from October 26, 2018 (10:28). You can read "The Case for the Zero Blitz" by going to Football Outsiders or by clicking here.

Jun 27, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders give a handful of offseason updates including a new hiring at Football Outsiders (0:36), the debate between play action in shotgun vs. under center (3:31), a look at the "Defeats" leaderboard for the 2018 season (12:40) and which defensive skill set they would most like to have (19:04).

Jun 20, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders welcome Nate Weller (@NateWellerr) of the SIS R&D team to the show to look at some of the toughest fantasy workload projections for the upcoming season. The group looks specifically at the RB groups for the Rams (0:47), Eagles (5:08), Bears (10:32) and the WR groups for the 49ers (14:07), Packers (16:03) and Ravens (21:38). Nate also updates everyone on a new stat he's working on called "Predictive Completions" (27:30).

Jun 13, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders welcome Neil Stratton (@InsideTheLeague) of Inside the League back to the show to talk about the Texans' firing of GM Brian Gaine (1:09), the increased power of head coaches within NFL organizations (6:24), where the Texas might look to fill that open GM position (12:30) and how the hiring of Joe Douglas will impact both the Jets and the Eagles going forward (19:57). Check out Neil's work at both Inside The League and Succeed In Football.

Jun 6, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions welcomes special guest Neil Stratton (@InsideTheLeague) of Inside The League to the show to discuss a bevy of topics including different NFL scouting department models (3:34), how Inside The League got started (30:03), projects he's currently working on (37:15), his thoughts on other football leagues such as the AAF and the XFL (49:26) and the hiring practices of NFL front offices (55:15). You can find Neil's work at Inside The League as well as Succeed In Football.

May 31, 2019

Former NFL Scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders do a deep dive on the Raiders confusing offseason and then analyze what the differences between DVOA and Total Points with and without pressure can tell us about various quarterbacks and secondaries around the NFL.

May 23, 2019

Former NFL Scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions welcomes members of the SIS scouting staff to the show to provide interesting insights into their favorite NFL teams. Matt talks to Justin Stine (@j_stine31) about the Los Angeles Rams (0:48), Dan Foehrenbach (@FoehrenbachD) about the Tennessee Titans (8:01), John Todd (@therealjohntodd) about the Washington Redskins (10:53), Noah Gatsik (@IamThatNoah) about the Philadelphia Eagles (14:10), and John Shirley (@JshirleyAK) about the Green Bay Packers (16:51).

May 16, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders turn their focus to the Big Apple to examine the Jets' firing of GM Mike Maccagnan (0:27) and discuss the Giants running game using Dan Pizzuta's (@DanPizzuta) recent post on Big Blue View (8:46). The duo also does a deep-dive into a new stat from SIS called Targets Above Expectation (20:12) and breaks down the best and worst draft classes according to the SIS Football Rookie Handbook (30:43).

May 9, 2019

In a special re-aired edition of the Off the Charts Football Podcast from 2016, Aaron Schatz and Ben Muth of Football Outsiders interview former Offensive Line Coach Howard Mudd. The interview hits on Mudd's thoughts on what characteristics he looked for in offensive linemen, what skills he thought were coachable, stories about his players and teams--including the Manning-era Colts--and what is wrong with offensive line play in today's NFL.

May 2, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders recap the 2019 NFL Draft. The duo takes issue with some of the things being said on "Football Analytics Twitter" (3:31) before doing a team-by-team breakdown of the draft in which they discuss the moves made by the Cardinals (7:31), Falcons (9:33), Ravens (12:45), Bills (13:50), Panthers (14:40), Bears (15:42), Bengals (17:11), Browns (18:06), Colts (18:53), Jaguars (20:05), Dolphins (21:19), Patriots (22:31), Eagles (25:05), Seahawks (26:11), 49ers (27:31), Redskins (28:08) and Saints (29:04).

Apr 26, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders break down the good, the bad, and the ugly from the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft and look at some of the top players still on the board heading into Day 2.

Apr 25, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders give you a quick teaser for the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft including an examination of the storylines surrounding the quarterbacks (0:36) and an in-depth look at the Frank Clark trade between the Chiefs and the Seahawks (6:10).

Apr 18, 2019

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders welcome NFL Next Gen researcher, UCLA researcher/recruiting assistant and former SIS video scout Keegan Abdoo (@KeeganAbdoo) to the show to talk about NFL draft strategies (1:02), maximizing trade value during the draft (11:35), the future of Josh Rosen (14:05), defensive research on man vs. zone splits (20:36), and Keegan's career trajectory from college through SIS to where he is today (29:41).

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