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The Stats Room: Week 2 QB Projections

Jeff Zimmerman

Zimmerman writes analytics-focused baseball and football articles for RotoWire. He also handles scouting and reporting for and contributes to, and Jeff is also a two time FSWA award winner, including the 2016 Football Writer of the Year award.

I've been working my way through basic football projections and last week was the first time I could put them to the test. While I only did quarterbacks and it was a horrible week for quarterback play, the results are encouraging. Besides looking back on the past results, I will post the basic rookie quarterback rates and next week's projections.

For evaluating last week's projections, we will use the total number of points in which the standard RotoWire and my projections were off. Additionally, I just took the average of all the projected values (15.8 points) and saw how far they were off.

When I posted the projections last week, I inserted the projected RotoWire points but later discovered it ...

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