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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – December 6th, 2016

Football: FiveThirtyEight says Rob Gronkowski Is The Randy Moss Of Tight Ends. Football Outsiders looks at Injuries in the Post-Probable Era. FiveThirtyEight writes that The Browns Can’t Beat Anyone. Not Even The Spread.

College Football: FiveThirtyEight Rates Alabama The Strongest Team In College Football History. FiveThirtyEight looka at Where Oregon’s Fall Under Mark Helfrich Ranks All-Time.

Baseball: FanGraphs lists The Most Atypical Players in Baseball. Tom Tango asks Do we want to account for all the wins when analyzing the contribution of players? FanGraphs says The 10-Day Disabled List Is a Beautiful Thing.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus on Westbrook’s triple-doubles, stat padding and team strategy. FiveThirtyEight says We’ve Never Seen A Player Quite Like Giannis Antetokounmpo. Nylon Calculus 101: Advanced stat percentile tables. Nylon Calculus on the Early returns on Moreyball. Nylon Calculus with an article on weaponizing the 3-pointer. Nylon Calculus looks at Loose ball recovery rate.

College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy’s November in Review.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs’ 25 Games In, What Does the Corsi Say?  Hockey Graphs on How performance as of Dec. 1 relates to making the playoffs.

Soccer: StatsBomb on Player Passing Motif Style Application: Distinctive Players & Recruitment Opportunities.

General: The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective looks at Which Sports League has the Most Parity.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR with a post on Situational Home Run Hitting.

Conferences: Hockey Graphs and Vancouver Canucks Co-Host Vancouver Hockey Analytics Conference 2017 on March 11, 2017. The Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference to be held July 13 at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

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