Podcast: Michael Salfino on NFL analytics

On this episode of The Football Analytics Show, Michael Salfino, a writer whose work appears in FiveThirtyEight, The Athletic and the Wall Street Journal, joins me to talk NFL analytics.

Among other topics, we discuss:

  • how to get a fantasy sports column syndicated in newspapers (5:01)
  • how he initiated the Massey-Peabody football rankings (10:46)
  • the approach for stopping Lamar Jackson that no team has used this year (15:07)
  • the long history of the key statistic Michael uses to evaluate NFL teams (24:00)
  • the teams Michael sees as primary Super Bowl contenders (28:18)

We end a with a great discussion on books, food and movies (32:06).

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