Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – December 12th, 2017

Football: Football Perspective evaluates Antonio Brown, Adam Thielen, Julio Jones, and The Top Receivers of 2017. FiveThirtyEight writes NFL Quarterbacks Are Leaning On The Short Pass — And It’s Not Working. Football Perspective looks at Case Keenum, Adam Thielen, and Undrafted Passing Games.

College Football: FiveThirtyEight says Want To Win A Heisman? Follow These 8 Simple Steps.

Baseball: FanGraphs finds Baseball in Japan Is Surprisingly Similar. Bill James starts a series of articles to identify The Top Ten Catchers of Whenever. FanGraphs believes Ohtani Might Be Better Than We Thought. Meanwhile, FiveThirtyEight writes that Shohei Ohtani’s Value Has No Precedent. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective discusses Baseball’s One Tool Players. Walk Like a Sabermetrician examines Hitting by Position, 2017. FanGraphs labels Giancarlo Stanton As More Than a Slugger.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus is at In pursuit of the divine stat line. The 94 Feet Report Breaks Down Four Factors Adjusted Rating. The Athlytics Blog posts A Shooting Dictionary for Players and Teams in Basketball Champions League. Nylon Calculus’ Week 8 in Review: Penguins, Pascals, and Pythagoras. The 94 Feet Report analyzes the relationship between Shooting Efficiency and Shooting Workload. Evangelos Papalexakis and Konstantinos Pelechrinis publish tHoops: A Multi-Aspect Analytical Framework Spatio-Temporal Basketball Data Using Tensor Decomposition.

College Basketball: Eli Boettger at Heat Check posts It Shouldn’t Be Gary Parrish’s Job To Keep AP Voters In Check, But It’s Working.

Soccer: FiveThirtyEight lists The Three Epic, Early Champions League Showdowns.

Hockey: Andrew Berkshire writes As NHL embraces fancy stats, Corsi isn’t as predictive as it once was. Hockey Graphs on Estimating Shot Assist Quantities for Skaters. Hockey Abstract’s Odds and Ends for December.

Tennis: Heavy Topspin on The Power of One Point Per Thousand.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR on using R with Statcast data to examine 2017 Home Runs: Zone Location and Count Effects.

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