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Pro Football Prospectus 2005: Statistics, Analysis, and Insight for the Information Age Paperback – July 11, 2005
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One thing I like about this year's edition is that their player comments seem to have a little more thought put into them than in year's past. In previous editions, they've felt like a hurried add-on to the stats, but they seem more able to stand on their own this time around.
A continuing problem is the seeming lack of an editor, or even someone to make sure that player names are spelled correctly. Really, this is something that shouldn't happen, given that the whole point of your book is to judge these players. It happens on the cover, and it happens several times throughout the book. There are also a number of obvious grammatical errors that should have been caught. They don't take away from the points made by the writers, but they certainly don't help the publication seem very professional.
This isn't something I would think of only for the fantasy fan. I'd consider this important also for those fans looking to learn a little more about certain players, as well as serving as a quick reference resource during the upcoming season. And for fantasy fans, I hope this year's projections at certain positions are better than last year - as an example, Jeff Garcia was ranked near the top of the QB listings last season, and we all know how close he actually came to that! It's always tough to predict performance, but here's hoping they do it this time, considering it's a big part of why this book exists.
Not perfect but well worth the price. More info than a half dozen fantasy magazines, nowhere near the cost.
I must have for football and fantasy fans everywhere.
Now the search is over. Their statistical analysis is revolutonary. Now you can compare players in specific numerical categories. You can compare offensive lines in several statistical categories. You can also compare the results of defenses guarding the opposing team's #2 WR!! The examples I could use are endless.
They are also thorough. If you play fantasy football, they have stats on almost EVERY skill player that touched the field last year, as well as projections on all of those players this year. For those people that play fantasy football, you know that there are usually a handful of players every year that make a unexpected, significant fantasy impact. These types of players usually get no print in fantasy magazines. Now you have an expansive reference from which you can try and discover the next great unknown. I haven't seen a fantasy football magazine that goes into this much depth.
Words don't do this book justice; You truly have to get the book yourself to see what we're talking about. This book was written for people that can't get enough statistical information, and those that want analysis of that information. If you have an intellectual background, this book will especially appeal to you. The book will also be an excellent reference guide during games. It would be excellent for broadcasters to use as a reference during games. Five minutes after you purchase the book, you will realize that all the other football magazines you have bought in the past are pretty much useless.