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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – February 11th, 2020

Football: Anthony Reinhard’s XFL Elo Projections. Football Perspective with True Receiving Yards Revisited. PFF’s Timo Riske identifies The young defensive players most deserving of an early contract extension. How FiveThirtyEIght’s New NFL Model Did This Season. PFF’s Kevin Cole writes that the 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo has more upside than you think.

Baseball: FanGraphs finds The Most Important Bangs of the Astros’ Scheme. Ben Clemens believes The New Playoff Format Would Disincentivize Competition. Bill James lists The Top 100 Right Fielders. Tom Tango figures out How often the more talented team wins a random game. Also, Tom covers How to convert an Ordinal Ranking into Points . Baseball Prospectus’ 2020 PECOTA Standings Projections. Beyond the Box Score ponders What if the regular season was decided like the Iowa Caucus? Baseball Prospectus Baseball Therapy: Do Defenders Deserve All the Credit?

Basketball: Nylon Calculus Reviews the NBA trade deadline with an eye on recent trends. FiveThirtyEight says Bam Adebayo Is The Perfect Center For The Modern NBA. Nylon Calculus: The history of NBA birthplaces.

College Basketball: Jordan Sperber’s Hoop Vision Weekly: Defensive Juggernauts (2/7/2020). Ken Pomeroy on The rules loophole that is the best way to foul up three. FiveThirtyEight says Men’s College Basketball Has Been Chaotic. But Just Wait Until The Tourney. FiveThirtyEight finds  North Carolina Men’s Basketball Is Off The Rails.

Hockey: FiveThirtyEight: The Maple Leafs Are Too Talented To Be Fighting For Their Playoff Lives.

Soccer: A StatsBomb Investigation: The shooting woes of Sheffield United’s David McGoldrick. FiveThirtyEight examines How Has Everton Turned It Around?

Check out these Pythons: FC Python’s new tutorial on Filtering the FIFA database to find better, younger AND cheaper players than your current squad.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR investigates the relationship between Home Advantage and Margin of Victory.

Conferences: The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is March 6-7 in Boston.

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