New podcast: Football Analytics Challenge Winner

Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) welcome Emmett Kiernan – winner of the SIS Football Analytics Challenge – to the show.

The group opens with a brief discussion about opt-outs in the NFL (0:39) before diving into Emmett’s contest-winning project, beginning with his background and how he got into analytics (2:37), an explanation of his submission and what led him to pursue the angle he took (9:48), the modeling he decided to use (16:40), his ultimate findings (22:43), an interesting outlier (25:30), and how the findings agree with what we know about analytics (27:55). 

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