2022 NBA draft: How likely are the Big 3 to become All-Stars?
ESPN Analytics' projections for the top prospects in Thursday's NBA draft evaluate boom vs. bust potential for the new class.
Conference revenues vary in '20-21 amid COVID
Power 5 conference revenues varied greatly during the 2020-21 season, largely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to ESPN's draft pick value calculator, the Eagles received the much better side of their trade today with the Saints and gained the equivalent of a late-first rounder in value through the trade IF -- and this is a big if -- we treat 2022 and 2023 picks as equals in terms of value. Even if there were some discount for 2023 (and I'm not sure there should be given the two QB classes), that's a huge gap to make up for New Orleans.
Rams' rollouts, a Burrow mirage and Donald's dominance: Five stat trends to watch in Super Bowl LVI
Which team will win Sunday? Let's take a deep dive into the numbers behind what could decide the game.
Patrick Mahomes' time to throw on the touchdown pass to Travis Kelce was 7.94 seconds, per NFL Next Gen Stats. That's the longest time to throw on a Mahomes touchdown pass in his NFL career.
Patrick Mahomes on the move -- running 13.9 MPH at the time of throw, to be precise -- hits Tyreek Hill in the corner to open the scoring in the AFC Championship Game. Dots! (NFL Next Gen Stats)
Kyle Shanahan made an egregious 4th down error by taking a delay of game and punting on what would have been a 4th-and-1 with 2:51 left, per ESPN's win probability model. WP numbers if it had been 4th-and-1: WP go: 86.7% WP punt: 82.2% Needed a 47% chance of conversion to justify going to for it. We estimated their conversion chance at 69%.
Brandon Aiyuk slingshotting Trevon Diggs' dot. (NFL Next Gen Stats)
Rich Bisaccia made a coaching error by attempting a field goal on 4th-and-3 from the Bengals' 10-yard-line down 10 points with 3:37 left, per ESPN's win probability model. WP go: 8.2% WP kick: 6.3% One reason why it's better to go for it there: you're likely to face a tougher situation -- either a longer 4th down or with the clock -- next drive. And that's exactly what happened: the Raiders had to go for it on 4th-and-goal from the 9 because they were down a touchdown.
NFL game management cheat sheet: Guide to fourth downs and 2-point conversions
Curious about a fourth-down or 2-point conversion decision? ESPN's recommendation model can help.
Ranking the 14 quarterbacks in the NFL playoffs: Strengths, weaknesses and what's at stake
Which playoff quarterback would you want on your team? Seth Walder ranks them 1-14 and spills their strengths and weaknesses.