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Malcolm Gladwell made the topic trendy but outliers have been the bane of a statistical analyst’s existence all along. An outlier is essentially a number so far from the average (mean) that it seems out of place. In fantasy football we’re talking about statistical outputs that stand out from a player’s typical production. For example, Doug Martin‘s 272 total yard, four touchdown performance in week nine against the Raiders; or for that matter his 33.4 fantasy point output the week prior. Anyone that was watching the game was blown away by Martin’s speed, vision, and Oakland’s tackling inefficiency. However, when you look at the numbers things just don’t add up. These outliers are performances that are hard to predict, and while Martin’s 50+ points in week nine was likely enough to win your weekly matchup, no one was predicting it and an argument can be made that it shouldn’t be considered when looking at his fantasy value for 2013... This factors into our approach to running backs, which we'll discuss.
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In 2012, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense was historically bad — literally, they almost broke an NFL record for the worst statistical pass defense of all time...
When Doug Martin came on the scene he look the NFL by storm. The feature back is hard to find in the NFL these days but we have a new one in Tampa.
I don't usually like first or second year backs but this is a great situation in Tampa and a special player. Get use to penciling this guy in at the top of the board for the next decade.
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ESPN sportscaster and former NFL lineman, Mark Schlereth has a wise NFL saying: “Preseason games don’t count, but they do matter.”
What he means by this is that the final score may not have an impact on a team’s regular season record, but the effort, progress and adaptation to live play shown in the preseason will have an impact that may change the...
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers may have cornerback Darrelle Revis play in their third preseason game against the Dolphins.
CB Darrelle Revis may play in next week's preseason game vs @MiamiDolphins, GM Mark Dominik said
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) August 13, 2013
Unlike the Redskins and RGIII, the Bucs are willing to let Revis get some preseason...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on the return of guards Carl Nicks and Davin Joseph to bolster their offensive line.
Nicks, who was an All-Pro in 2011, missed the final nine games of 2012 with a toe injury.
Joseph, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, missed the entire season after having surgery on his left knee.
Although the Bucs are being cautious this summer, both players...
His rookie NFL season left safety Mark Barron swearing off roller-coasters.
The first-round draft pick of the Buccaneers in 2012 enjoyed a smooth ride at Alabama winning two national championships while anchoring a dominating defense.
But after an encouraging start last fall paired with 16-year veteran Ronde Barber at the back end of Tampa Bay’s secondary Barron saw his play...
Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis participated in 7-on-7 drills today for the first time during training camp, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
#Bucs CB Darelle Revis is participating in seven-on-seven drills for the first time in training camp. Knocked to the ground on TD by VJax
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) August 12, 2013
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According to an article on JoeBucsFan.com, Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks is still lingering from a toe injury suffered last season. In fact, he will have to deal with the blow for the rest of his life.
“I will have to deal with it my whole life,” Nicks said to the media. “Honestly, it is not 100 percent, yet. I plan on playing some this next preseason game and obviously...
Several rejected design ideas for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' rebranding and logo have surfaced recently. Check them out compared to what the franchise wound up choosing.
Myron Lewis the 2010 third-round draft pick who was cut by the Buccaneers last week has landed in Detroit.
A league source tells PFT that the Lions have signed Lewis.
The Lions have been looking for depth in the secondary and improvement on special teams so Lewis makes a lot of sense for them.
Tight end Dallas Clark is at that stage in his career where he will be limited to short stints with teams here and there as needed.
Clark is stepping in at the final hour to help the Baltimore Ravens according to the team.
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Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that free agent TE Dallas Clark has re-affirmed his intentions of playing this season.
Schefter adds that a “deal could get done this week“
While still no official word on what team may have an interest, the Baltimore Ravens would make some sense. Injuries to established tight ends Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson have the Ravens tight end unit shallow...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked up Darrelle Revis during the off-season, which did not work out in their favor as he tore his ACL during the offseason. But today, the Bucs' were at Gillette for joint practices with the New England Patriots, and Revis, who would of been going up against his former rivals, had some nice things to say about his old nemesis, Tom Brady. According...