On this episode of The Football Analytics Show, Josh Hermsmeyer, data scientist and writer for FiveThirtyEight, joins me to discuss his fascinating work on the NFL.
Among other topics, we discuss:
- How a winemaker got into NFL data
- How to turn the distance the ball travels in the air, or air yards, into predictive numbers
- Why teams continue to run instead of pass on 1st down against a stacked box, the subject of his recent FiveThirtyEight article
- The wide receiver to pick up on your DFS lineup (18:10)
- The NFL team to fade the rest of the season (28:50)
Josh is working on a book devoted to air yards and predictive stats in the NFL, and it’s worth your time. To check it out, click here.
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