Pro Football Focus Review

Pro Football Focus Review

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In this Pro Football Focus Review, we cover the Edge & Elite products as well as the company itself.

Pro Football Focus was founded in 2006 by Neil Hornsby. Pro Football Focus is a digital brand built around providing insightful NFL & NCAAF player and team analysis via relevant data metrics (and a smidgen of expert opinion).

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Pro Football Focus is commonly referred to as PFF and has grown to prominence in recent years as it’s been referenced by familiar networks, commentators, teams, coaches and players.

It all started with Neil Hornsby in 2004. Neil essentially knew that there was a better way of analyzing players than the metrics being predominantly used at the time. A relative pioneer in the sports data industry, Neil began to build data driven models to more accurately grade or rank players.

As the idea evolved, Neil forged a team/office of sports enthusiasts and independent researchers that progressively built PFF into what it is today. In roughly 2008 – 2009, PFF developed a relatively streamlined process of crunching NFL numbers and was able to keep pace with in-season and post-season stats and happenings.

In 2014, legendary sports broadcaster Cris Collinsworth bought a majority stake in Pro Football Focus. In the same year, PFF expanded it’s service to include NCAAF.

Notably, all current NFL teams and over 30 college football programs use PFF data and services. This encompasses everything from scouting reports and game preparation to personnel evaluations and insights. (A more in-depth look at team services can be viewed here.)

Everything You Need to Know About Pro Football Focus:

Subscription Types / Options
Noteworthy Data / Functionality
Platform / App UI & UX
Summarized Pro Football Focus Review

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Pro Football Focus Review of Subscription Types & Options

Pro Football Focus currently offers two subscription options which consist of the Edge and Elite products. Both the Edge and Elite product contain PFF Player Grades, Fantasy Draft Tools, Rankings, QB Annual and NFL Draft Guides.

The Elite package however, also includes Premium Stats 2.0, PFF Greenline Game Picks, DFS Optimizer and Elite Facebook Group options.

The Edge package is currently available at $9.99/mo or $39.99/yr.

The Elite package is currently available at $34.99/yr or $199.99/yr.

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Pro Football Focus Review of Noteworthy Data & Functionality

Here’s the scoop, there is loads of ‘data’ on NFL and NCAA football these days. The key however, is twofold. One is determining or finding reliable and actionable data. And two is understanding the data you’re viewing and using it in a focused strategy.

With that being said, Pro Football Focus is the absolute best at accomplishing both of these necessities.

PFF’s Premium Stats 2.0 for example, goes beyond typical stats with pivotal metrics such as QB Adjusted Completion %, RB Elusive Rating and CB Coverage Snaps to name a few. Most importantly, these sort of metrics cannot be determined by simple or typical ‘stat taking’. In other words, it takes countless man-hours and meticulously well trained eyes in order to compile this kind of crucial data.

In closing of this section, PFF is actually providing an exclusive personal service. This is of course opposed to most everything else in our modern, algorithmic determined society. (Insert NPC meme. ;))

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Pro Football Focus Review of Platform & App UI/UX

Look, The Action Network, in our opinion at least, is winning the daily fantasy and sports betting user-interface race. Sure, PFF and Action Network are essentially two different beasts, so it is basically an apples to oranges comparison. Nonetheless, PFF’s user-interface is just fine for those that understand that the key is the exclusive data itself.

Furthermore, where The Action Network has focused on attracting capital investment for technological, media and PR purposes, PFF has simply been investing in people, man hours and the absolute best ways to interpret actionable data.

pro football focus review summary

Pro Football Focus Review Summary 2019

All in all, Pro Football Focus has risen to fame through hard work. They’re valued and sought after because they’ve been putting in and are doing the leg-work required for their audience to obtain truly actionable and unique data. Pro Football Focus is doing the work that individual teams and strategist have been doing independently for years. Additionally, they’re doing it at scale and by harnessing the best of modern technology and human ingenuity.

Yeah, we’re a fan – we’re on board.

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