NFL's top 10 pass-catching RBs in 2021: Alvin Kamara, Aaron Jones among aerial threats

Running is only one part of a running back's job these days. Nick Shook ranks the top 10 pass-catching backs in the NFL in 2021. Where do Alvin Kamara and Aaron Jones land?
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NFL's top 10 QB-pass catcher combos in 2021: Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase fueling Bengals' breakout

Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp have made sweet music together this fall in Los Angeles, but according to Nick Shook, the Rams' prolific pairing isn't the very best pitch-and-catch combo in the NFL today. Check out the top 10.
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Top 10 tight ends of the 2021 NFL season: Mark Andrews, Travis Kelce rolling

How has Mark Andrews elevated his game? Is Travis Kelce slipping? Ahead of National Tight End Day, Nick Shook ranks the top 10 tight ends in the 2021 NFL season so far.
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Top 10 surprising performances so far: Cordarrelle Patterson, Dawson Knox among eyebrow-raisers

Did anyone see Cordarrelle Patterson's big year coming? What has made Dawson Knox such a potent receiving threat in 2021? Nick Shook ranks the 10 biggest surprises of the season so far.
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Top 10 first-time MVP candidates: Dak Prescott one of two Cowboys in the running

Nick Shook ranks the top 10 first-time MVP candidates of the 2021 NFL season. Where does Cowboys QB Dak Prescott land, and which teammate joins him on the list?
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NFL's top 10 deep threats: Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase lone rookie on list

Nick Shook ranks the top 10 deep threats of the 2021 NFL season. Where does Ja'Marr Chase, the only rookie in this list, land? And who holds the coveted No. 1 spot?
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NFL's top 10 backup quarterbacks in 2021: Where do Justin Fields, Jacoby Brissett, Taylor Heinicke rank?

It's only Week 3, but a number of teams are already dealing with injuries at the game's most important position. With that in mind, Nick Shook ranks the top 10 backup quarterbacks in the NFL today.
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Top rookie debuts of 2021 NFL season: DeVonta Smith, Mac Jones shine

Nick Shook ranks the 10 best rookie debuts of the 2021 NFL season. Could Eagles WR DeVonta Smith's first time out have gone any better? Can the Patriots rest easy after Mac Jones' initial start?
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Top 10 most aggressive head coaches in today's NFL

Andy Reid and Bruce Arians are known as risk-takers -- and now they're facing off in the Super Bowl. This inspired Nick Shook to concoct a formula and rank the top 10 most aggressive head coaches in the NFL today. 
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NFC unsung heroes: Naming one under-the-radar stud on each team

James Bradberry helped hold down the Giants' defense, while Allen Robinson stood alone on the Bears' offense. Nick Shook uses Next Gen Stats to identify one unsung hero on each NFC team. 
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AFC unsung heroes: Naming one under-the-radar stud on each team

The Bills' Cole Beasley and the Browns' Rashard Higgins might not be stars, but they played like studs in 2020. Nick Shook uses Next Gen Stats to identify one unsung hero on each AFC team. 
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Next Gen Stats-based 2020 NFL All-Pro Team: Offense

Nick Shook uses Next Gen Stats to assemble a 2020 All-Pro squad. The Packers lead all teams with five representatives, including Aaron Rodgers. Who else made the cut?
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Next Gen Stats-based 2020 NFL All-Pro Team: Defense

Nick Shook uses Next Gen Stats to assemble a 2020 All-Pro squad. Did Myles Garrett and Roquan Smith make the cut on defense?
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Top 10 NFL MVP candidates in 2020: Aaron Rodgers edges Patrick Mahomes

In a tight MVP race, does Aaron Rodgers or Patrick Mahomes have the edge with one Sunday remaining in the NFL's regular season? Nick Shook explores the top 10 candidates for this illustrious individual honor.
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2021 NFL Pro Bowl snubs: Trey Hendrickson, Ryan Tannehill among 10 players who deserved honor

Now that the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl rosters have been revealed, Nick Shook identifies players who also deserved the honor. Should the Titans' Ryan Tannehill be on the AFC roster instead of the Texans' Deshaun Watson?
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Tom Brady, Philip Rivers among top 10 free-agent signings of 2020

As we hurtle toward the conclusion of the NFL regular season, it's a good time to review which offseason investments provided the greatest returns. Nick Shook ranks the top 10 free-agent signings of 2020.
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Top 10 NFL defenses for the 2020 season: Steelers, Saints lead the field

With some help from Next Gen Stats, Nick Shook ranks the top 10 defenses in the NFL this season. Where do Aaron Donald's Rams land? And which team claims the No. 1 spot?
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NFL's top 10 players on losing teams: Chargers, Vikings fill half the rankings

Through the first three months of the 2020 NFL season, 17 teams have more Ls than Ws. But losing operations still have winning individual efforts. Nick Shook ranks the top 10 players on sub-.500 clubs.
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2020's 10 best run-blocking teams by expected rushing yards

Nick Shook eyes the 10 best rushing attacks by expected yards per carry. Where do Clyde Edwards-Helaire's Chiefs sit?
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Picking first-time Pro Bowlers: DK Metcalf, Josh Allen shine

Nick Shook eyes 10 players in line to earn their first Pro Bowl nods -- including Seahawks WR DK Metcalf and Bills QB Josh Allen. 
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