Predicting NFL Stat Leaders for 2018

Statistical leaders don’t always lead their teams to winning seasons. However, the numbers show that they pulled their weight regardless of their teams’ win-loss records. For some individuals, being a stat leader is confirmation of their skills. Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard logged 19 interceptions at Middle Tennessee State, but his eight picks during the …

Connor Barwin: Detroit Lions

Any pass-rusher with a pulse typically doesn’t struggle to find dance partners in free agency. While Connor Barwin may never return to his 14.5-sack heyday of 2014, the 31-year-old ain’t dead. He’s piled up 17 sacks over the past three seasons, including five with the Los Angeles Rams in 2017. However, Barwin’s market has been …

Avery Bradley, Los Angeles Clippers

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The Lost Angeles Clippers signed Avery Bradley to a two-year, $25 million contract, and I have to wonder why. Bradley has a reputation of being a three-and-D wing, and that’s what the Clips are paying him to be. The question is: Does he deserve his reputation? Consider his defensive real plus-minus, year by year, per …

Chris Paul, Houston Rockets

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In some ways, the Houston Rockets are already feeling the weight of Chris Paul’s contract, which is gargantuan: four years and $159.7 million. The pact is so large that when you take it and the $24.3 million Paul made last year, the Rockets will have paid him $449 shy of $184 million. That’s $21.5 million …

Nemanja Bjelica Joining the 76ers

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The Philadelphia 76ers aren’t retroactively getting their paws on LeBron James or Paul George. They haven’t (yet) made any inroads in the pursuit of Kawhi Leonard, which would basically end their chances of acquiring an established star to pair with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.cheap nfl nike jerseys free shipping But after landing Wilson Chandler …