November 17, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
It's been a rollercoaster ride in Washington through 3+ seasons, but Kirk Cousins is slowly beginning to show that he's worth a second contract. We'll assess the 27 year old's current market value as he nears free agency, based on his 2015 production, projected out to 16 games.
November 14, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
A snapshot financial breakdown of the 2016 1st Basemen, noting the Top Paid players, Notable Free Agents, Arbitration-Eligible Players, and more.
November 12, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
A snapshot financial breakdown of the 2016 starting pitchers, noting the Top Paid players, Notable Free Agents, Arbitration-Eligible Players, and more.
October 16, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals head into the ALCS with 25-Man payrolls just $1.5M apart. Our look salaries, and contract statuses for the starters and reserves.
October 10, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
Just 26 years old, Matt Harvey finds himself amidst one of the best young pitching rotations in all of baseball. With one more year of arbitration remaining with the Mets, the push for a long-term contract has already begun. We'll assess Harvey's current market value as he nears his first big pay day.
October 9, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The NLDS 25-Man roster payrolls range from $85M, to $184M. We breakdown the financials for each NLDS 25-Man roster, noting Game 1 starters, upcoming free agents, 2016 player contract statuses, and more.
October 7, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The Pittsburgh Pirates starting 9 accounts for just $26M in 2015 payroll; $12M less than the Cubs starters, and $77.8M less than the Yankees put on the field against the Astros last night. Our complete financial breakdown for tonight's game:
October 6, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
It should be no secret that the Yankees and Astros are built very different in terms of experience and finances. We take a look at the selected rosters for the 1-game series, comparing the payroll for each.
September 25, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
He's under contract through 2019, but with $6M in guaranteed money remaining, it might soon be time for the Patriots to re-address Rob Gronkowski's deal. We assess his current value here.
September 14, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
He's been the talk of the league since being acquired by the Mets at the deadline, and with an expiring contract his timing couldn't be better. We take a look at the recent statistical production of Yoenis Cespedes, producing a valuation to project his next contract.
September 6, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With preliminary 53-man rosters now in place (for a second or two), we've developed an interactive, real-time look at how each team is currently allocating their cap dollars positionally.
September 1, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
He's no longer the starting QB in Washington, and my not be a member of the team much longer as well , but the book on Robert Griffin III's career isn't likely closed yet. We'll assess his statistical production over the past two seasons to determine what his value would be, had he been in line for an extension.
August 31, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The 92nd highest average paid starting pitcher in MLB capped a dominant 2015 season thus far with a no-hitter against the Dodgers Sunday night. While arbitration-eligible through 2017, we'll assess the current market value of Cubs SP Jake Arrieta.
August 24, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
A look at notable NFL players rumored to be on the 53-man "roster bubble", including their current cap hit, and the savings to the team should they trade or release the player.
August 24, 2015 Scott Allen
Tristan Thompson pulled the plug on a recent 5 year $80M offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers, looking to be paid "more like his peers". We'll assess the current mathematical value for Thompson as the summer winds down.
August 20, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The "secret weapon" of the Bengals defense is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2015. Our look at the current value of strong safety George Iloka, projecting his forthcoming extension.
August 19, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
While off-the-field issues and injury concerns have surrounded Marcell Dareus through his first 4 seasons in Buffalo, there's no denying his elite skillset. Now entering a contract year with the Bills, we'll assess Dareus' current value, forecasting what an extension should look like in the coming months.
August 17, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
He can run, he can catch, and he's been the cornerstone of the Chicago Bears offense over the past 4 seasons. With an expiring contract in 2015, our unique assessment of Matt Forte's current financial value.
August 13, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The next duo of former first round drafted wide receivers inline for major paydays are now Julio Jones (ATL) and A.J. Green (CIN). We'll assess the current value of Green over the past two seasons, forecasting the extension he may be putting pen to paper for in a few weeks.
August 13, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With WRs paygrades increasing by the week around the NFL, it's likely time for another to address his contract in the coming weeks. Antonio Brown is currently the 14th highest AAV WR in the NFL, and carries no guaranteed money over the final 3 years of his deal. We'll assess his current value heading into 2015.
August 12, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With extensions for Dez Bryant & Demaryius Thomas now in the books, the focus quickly turns to Falcons' top wide receiver Julio Jones, whose set to play out a $10.176M 5th year option in 2015. We'll assess his current value, mathematically calculating what his extension might look like.
August 10, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The Seahawks have been plenty busy this offseason, but Kam Chancellor's holdout remains a lingering issue heading toward the preseason. We'll assess Chancellor's current value should the two sides agree that a new deal is warranted.
August 4, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With so much attention being given to the current 90 man rosters and their respective salary cap, we thought we'd jump ahead to see how teams are aligning themselves for the 2016 season, financially speaking.
July 30, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
As teams kickoff camp, and the 2015 regular season nears, we'll take an updated look at projected starting lineups for each of the 32 NFL teams, financially; showinghow teams are set to spend on their offense, defense, and special teams starter, while also breaking down each lineup individually.
July 26, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
One of the best kept secrets in the league the past three seasons, Buccaneers OLB Lavonte David is set to enter a contract year in 2015. We'll assess his current value, projecting what an upcoming extension might look like for the 25 year old.
July 23, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
Eli Manning's 6 year $97.5M contract with the Giants is set to expire after the 2015 season. We'll take a look at the recent production of the 11 year QB, assessing his value as he heads toward his next payday.
July 23, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With $151.3M allocated to their 2016 salary cap already, the Jets may have trouble keeping some of their key players in house soon. We'll assess the current value of one, DE Muhammad Wilkerson, heading into a contract year.
July 23, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The Seahawks have plenty of contracts set to expire after 2015, including starting OT Russell Okung. We'll assess his current value as he seeks a new deal for the upcoming season.
July 19, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The young, talented Colts are almost to their breaking point financially, with much of their core due for sophomore contracts in the coming year. We'll assess WR T.Y. Hilton's value, likely the first of the group to garner a new deal.
July 19, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With QB Cam Newton now under contract, the next Panthers player in line should be ILB Luke Kuechly. At just 24 years old, the captain of the defense has a long and bright future in Carolina. We'll project his current value to forecast a possible upcoming extension.
July 17, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The Steelers wasted no time in locking down one of their own Thursday, signing DE Cameron Heyward to a 6 year $59.2 million extension. We'll take a reverse approach to our general forecasting process, plugging Heyward into our formula to see how the new contract fairs in terms of calculated value.
July 13, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The St. Louis Rams are in talks to extend newly acquired QB Nick Foles, whose rookie contract is set to expire after the 2015 season. We'll assess his current value, projecting the new money he might see in his next deal.
July 9, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
Our look at 5 players at each NFL position who out-produced their paycheck in 2014, and their financial status for the 2015 season and beyond.
July 4, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With the July 15th deadline to extend franchise tagged players looming, a deal between Dez Bryant and the Cowboys appears imminent. We'll calculate the current value of Bryant, forecasting what the extension might look like.
July 3, 2015 Scott Allen
Tracking the 2015 NBA Free Agents through the moratorium and their agreed upon details with teams.
June 18, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
It's never too early to look ahead. Our look at notable players from each NFL position whose contract is set to expire after the 2015 season.
June 17, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
While much of the talk surrounding Russell Wilson's extension have subsided for now, those regarding ILB Bobby Wagner have heated back up. Wagner has made it clear that he's seeking $10M per year for his new contract. We'll assess his value at this time.
June 9, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The Broncos saw plenty of their players earn major paydays elsewhere this offseason, but may be on the verge of keeping one of their own for the future. We'll project the current value of WR Demaryius Thomas, forecasting his possible extension.
June 8, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With Cam Newton's major extension now in the books, the focus shifts to Russell Wilson, whose 4 year $2.9M rookie contract with the Seahawks is set to expire after the 2015 season. We'll assess the value of the 26 year old, projecting the annual average and guaranteed money that could come with his next contract.
June 2, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With Cam Newton's extension all but done in Carolina, the focus will soon shift to Colts QB Andrew Luck, whose done nothing but carry Indy into 3 straight playoff appearances. We'll assess his current value, projecting the type of new money he might be looking at soon.
June 1, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
As reports grow that the Panthers are nearing a deal to extend their franchise QB Cam Newton, we'll take a look at his current value, showing why this deal should eclipse the $100 million mark.
May 11, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
As offseason rosters begin to take shape, we'll keep track of players who are rumored to be on the bubble over the next few months, making note of the financial implications to release, trade, or restructure them.
April 27, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2015 NFL draft now less than a week away, we've taken a detailed look at the past decade of 1st round selections, walking down the financial paths of each player to formulate an analysis of how each position has faired.
April 23, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
While his destination for the future is unclear, Philip Rivers is entering the final year of his 6 year contract with the Chargers in 2015. We'll assess his current value, forecasting what his next deal might look like.
April 15, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
Assessing how each playoff team spent their cap dollars in 2014-15, and a look ahead to the 2015-16 season, including future payrolls and free agents.
April 5, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With opening day upon us, we'll take a close look at the payrolls for each of the 30 MLB teams heading into the 2015 season, including positional breakdowns, top-paid players, and more.
March 31, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
As the young, talented Seahawks continue to grow up, so must their paychecks. Next on their list appears to be ILB Bobby Wagner whose 4 year $4.3M rookie contract is set to expire after the upcoming season. We'll assess his current value, projecting what his extension should look like going forward.
March 24, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
Now two weeks old, we'll break down the team spending this free agent season, including guaranteed money, cap dollars, and remaining space.
March 15, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With the initial rush of NFL free agency beginning to calm down, we'll take a quick look back at the week that was. While plenty of signings were filed, it may have been trades that will be most remembered from a wild Tuesday. Our breakdowns and thoughts by team...
March 7, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
Just days away from the official open of the 2015 NFL free agent season, we'll assess the current value of all notable players, projecting the contract they may sign in the coming days.
February 23, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
An updated look at the projected cap space for each NFL team when incorporating official rollover/adjustments from 2014, estimated draft pools, and current 2015 rosters.
February 1, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
Our look at the projected cap space for each NFL team when incorporating rollover from 2014, estimated draft pools, and current 2015 rosters.
January 12, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
As the offseason comes closer to focus, we've taken the measures to track down as many specific dates and figures pertaining to guaranteed salaries and bonuses that are soon to come to terms.
January 5, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
An early look at notable NFL players who may be looking at an extension, paycut, trade, or release and the financial implications to do so.
December 29, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Chiefs LB/DE Justin Houston capped off his rookie contract with a historic 22 sacks to go along with 60 tackles. We'll analyze his production against the best pass rushers in the game to project his next contract.
December 18, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
In less than two weeks Russell Wilson will be eligible for a well-deserved contract extension. We'll re-analyze the Seahawks QB, projecting his value going forward.
December 14, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
A look a the projected starting QBs for each NFL team in 2015, including their salary cap figures, and the dead cap associated with releasing or trading the player.
December 5, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Financially assessing the quarterback situation of all 32 NFL teams as they currently stand, and going forward.
November 15, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
A snapshot look at each NFL team's 53-man roster, Reserve/Injured list, and Week 11 starting lineups, financially speaking.
October 31, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
On the eve of the 2014-15 NBA regular season, we'll take a look across the team rosters financially, noting the total payrolls, top-paid players, fun facts, and even a view "best value" predictions.
October 29, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
The Major League Baseball world got their wish last night, as a Royals victory means a Game 7 to settle it all tonight in Kansas City. We'll highlight the starting lineups, pitching matchups, and rosters financially heading into the final game of the 2014 season
October 23, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
While neither of the Thomas' will be signing a new contract through the 2014 seasons, both will need one come Februrary. We've assessed the current value of Broncos TE Julius Thomas, calculating figures for his next contract.
October 23, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With talks tabled until the offseason, we've assessed the value of Broncos' WR Demaryius Thomas, projecting out his 2014 numbers to forecast his next contract.
October 15, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts has shown a steady increase in production since 2012. Now playing out the final year of his rookie contract, we assess his current value heading toward free agency.
October 9, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
He's improved every year, and is leading the league in all major quarterback categories to start the 2014 campaign. Now the time is approaching for the Colts to lock in Andrew Luck for the long term future. We assess his current value to forecast the contract.
October 7, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
In just 2 seasons, Russell Wilson has become the leader of his team, the toast of his town, and a Super Bowl champion. All he needs now is a nice big contract to cap off the early winnings. We project his current value and forecast an extension for the Seahawks' QB.
October 2, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
DeMarco Murray has been a one-man show for the 3-1 Dallas Cowboys to start the 2014 season, earning NFC Offensive Player of the Month to start the final year of his rookie contract. We'll project his value, and forecast a new deal for the 26 year old.
October 1, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Now a quarter through the 2014 NFL season, we present the first edition of our True Value Rankings, including a listing of all 32 teams, the All-Value team, and the Worst-Value team through the first four weeks.
September 8, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
As the 2014 NFL season gets underway the Panthers appear poised to move forward with Cam Newton and his rookie contract. But recent restructures may be a sign that a long-term extension is on the horizon. We'll analyze Newton's current value to forecast what could be.
September 4, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
50 Financial Facts you might not know about NFL teams, players, & positions as the 2014 season kicks off.
August 26, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
We'll provide a realtime look at the current Reserve/Injured list as we have it populated, also showing the financial hit teams are dealing with for these players.
August 22, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With two preseason weeks in the books NFL roster cuts are beginning to pour in to the the transaction wire. We'll take a look at our original post from July, outlining those notable players on the "roster bubble", including the financial cap implication to cut them loose this preseason.
August 18, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
As rosters begin to tighten up so do both the salary cap and cash payrolls within NFL organizations. We'll take a quick look at how each team look in terms of their average 2014 cap hit, their total cash spending for 2014, and the player who ranks highest in both cases.
August 11, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With 45 games remaining in the 2014 seasons we'll take a snapshot look at each of the active MLB starting rotations, bullpens, and closers, comparing their financial value to on-field production.
July 25, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Reportedly holding out from training camp in hopes of a new deal, we'll assess the current contract & value of Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch going forward.
July 23, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Reportedly holding out of training camp, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is inline for a long-term extension heading into 2014. We'll evaluate him both in the rushing & passing games to assess how much he's currently worth going forward.
July 21, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With NFL training camps underway, we'll generate our annual list of reported Roster Bubble Players, showing the salary cap implications should they be released from their respective team.
July 15, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
The 85th edition of the MLB All-Star game features a mixed bag of youth and veteran talents. We’ll take a look at the final rosters, including their 2014 compensation, and their estimated total career earnings to date.
July 8, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With the verdict now in, the focus turns to extending Saints TE Jimmy Graham to a long-term contract. We'll assess his value both as a tight end and as a wide receiver to project the deal going forward.
July 1, 2014 Scott Allen
Tracking the 2014 NBA Free Agents through the moratorium and their agreed upon details with teams.
June 24, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
As the NBA Draft & Free Agent season approaches, we'll take a look at the practical and actual team salary cap breakdowns, including rookie pools, cap holds, and estimated space.
June 18, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
He's been a quarterback's nightmare on the Lions' defensive line for 4 seasons, and now with the highest cap figure in the NFL, and an expiring contract - Ndamukong Suh is on the verge of a new deal. We'll forecast the best value for his extension here.
June 13, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
A look at a player from every NFL roster who may be considered on the roster bubble or a cap casualty over the next few months, and the team cap savings associated with the move.
June 11, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Assessing recent NFL extensions/free agent signings to breakdown the upfront guaranteed dollars in comparison to the maximum available (reported) guaranteed figures.
June 4, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
He's been grossly underpaid since 2011, averaging just $3.15 million per year, but wide receiver Jordy Nelson is now entering a contract year in Green Bay. We'll assess his current value to forecast an extension going forward.
June 3, 2014 Scott Allen
With the Pacers out of the playoffs, talk has turned to where Lance Stephenson will play next season and how much a team is willing to pay for his production (and potentially his on-the-court antics). We've forecasted what Stephenson could potentially see as his next deal. You might be surprised by the findings...
May 29, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
49ers TE Vernon Davis was abset from practice thus far, and reports are circulating now that the reason is contract-related. We'll analyze the 8-year veteran's recent production to forecast what might be in store going forward.
May 26, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With an opt-out clause likely in play after 2014, running back CJ Spiller is likely heading into a contract year with the Buffalo Bills. We analyze both his rushing & receiving production against a variable set of backs to project his value going forward.
May 23, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
The next order of business in Dallas just might be the long-term signing of their breakout WR Dez Bryant, whose 5 year $11.81M rookie contract expires after 2014. We'll re-forecast him in our latest projection.
May 23, 2014 Scott Allen
Pitchers are dropping like flies, big name players are out for the season and the disabled list is getting longer with each passing day. A financial look at who, why, and how much money is sitting on the disabled list/out for the season.
May 21, 2014 Scott Allen
With a 1.7% the Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves with the #1 overall pick in the 2014 draft and multiple teams have two or three picks in the first round alone. A look into what first round picks could sign for and how much each team could expect to spend on this years rookies over the next two years.
May 20, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
One more look back to the 2013 season, assessing the Best Value Players, Rookies, Free Agent Signings, and Overall Teams based on our True Value Statistical Rating.
May 13, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson might be the next man in line for a long-term extension - a deal he believes should be larger than Richard Sherman's. We'll provide a comparitive value prediction for the 23 year old, forecasting his next contract in Arizona.
May 8, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With the NFL Draft just days away we'll take a look at the projected contract breakdowns for each of the selections, and the estimated rookie cap allocations tied to each team.
May 7, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
It's been a bumpy road for QB Alex Smith since his #1 overall selection in the 2005 draft, but a "breakout", Pro Bowl year in Kansas City last season has the veteran on the cusp of a long-term extension for the first time in his career.
May 4, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
A look at the facts and figures for the 21 our of 32 1st round draft picks from 2011 who had their 5th year options exercised for 2015.
April 28, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
A look at the cold hard cash being spent by teams as of now for the 2014 season, including Top Earning Players, Dollars by Team, & Dollars by Position.
April 27, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
A look at the earliest signing ages for big money extensions across the four major American sports.
April 7, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
We're 1 month, $2 billion, and 274 contracts into the 2014 NFL Free Agency Season, a reasonable time to begin breaking down the figures by Team Spending, Positional Spending, and guaranteed dollars. This and more:
April 1, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Rotations have been set lineups have been filled, and we've compiled team payrolls and players salaries for the 2014 season. The following contains a breakdown of how each team is currently comprised financially heading into opening day.
March 31, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
His release from the Eagles last week opened many eyes across the league. Now DeSean Jackson is the most coveted free agent weapon left on the market. We'll assess a value prediction for what his next contract might look like.
March 20, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
One of the bigger question marks heading into the 2014 NFL League year is the long-term fate of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, whose rookie contract is set to expire after the season. We'll assess Dalton's value for a contract extension this offseason.
March 19, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
An in-depth look at how each NFL team is spending their 2014 cap dollars positionally, including total dollars, percent of cap space, the average player cap hit, and much more.
March 11, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Our team-building tool includes an in-depth, real-time look at the categorical spending of each team throughout the offseason, including the current Waiver Period, Free Agent Season, Draft Signings, and Undrafted Free Agent deals.
February 28, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
An early look at the 2014 New York Yankees starting lineup, active roster, and positional spending figures heading into the new season.
February 24, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Spring training games will commence this weekend, meaning baseball is back. We've put together an early preview at each MLB team's Offseason Spending, Key Adds/Losses, and projected 2014 payroll.
February 24, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2013 NFL season officially wrapped up, we'll take our first look at how each team ended up in terms of salary cap space (estimated as always), and project 2014 cap space as it currently stands.
February 18, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Some 10 months removed from our original forecast, it appears Broncos WR Eric Decker will test the free agent market. Here's an updated projection for the soon-to-be highly coveted receiver.
February 17, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
At just 22 year of age, has already forced the hand of the Los Angeles Angels. Our MLB Premium team projects the numbers for the long-term extension already being discussed.
February 14, 2014 Scott Allen
Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Bucks in the 3rd spot, while the Thunder's weekly rise has come to an end.
February 13, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
A brand new Cleveland Browns front office now must turn its attention to locking down Joe Haden for the long-term. Our premium team projects an extenions for the Pro Bowl cornerback.
February 7, 2014 Scott Allen
Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Thunder slowly moving up the rankings while the Sixers and Lakers are back in the top 3, and the Knicks are back towards the bottom with high paid, low performing players back in the line up.
January 31, 2014 Scott Allen
Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Phoenix Suns remaining #1 while the Denver Nuggets have jumped into 2nd, and the Knicks find themselves in the upper half of the rankings.
January 26, 2014 Scott Allen
With the recent negotiation rumors between the Boston Celtics and Rajon Rondo, we decided to take a look at what Rondo could be worth after next season. How does he compare to other point guards and is he worth a maximum extension?
January 24, 2014 Scott Allen
Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Phoenix Suns still at the top and the San Antonio Spurs find themselves rising to #2. The Toronto Raptors have also cracked the top 10.
January 23, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
He's labeled himself the best cornerback in the game, and few are quick to argue. And after Super Bowl XLVIII, the focus for Richard Sherman will be a new contract as the two-time All-Pro will enter the final year of his rookie deal in Seattle. We forecast his new payday:
January 20, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
He's led the 49ers to back-to-back NFC Championship games, and nearly a Super Bowl victory last season, and now with three NFL seasons under his belt QB Colin Kaepernick is eligible for a contract extension in San Francisco. We forecast his new deal:
January 18, 2014 Scott Allen
Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Magic in the top 5 and the Pelicans cracking the top 10, while Miami and Minnesota finds themselves falling to towards the bottom of the rankings.
January 14, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
He's been a dominating force for an inconsistent Houston Texans team the past three seasons, and his rookie contract is set to expire after 2014. We'll project the true value of defensive end J.J. Watt, and forecast his possible contract extension.
January 10, 2014 Scott Allen
The Spurs and Jazz cracked the top 10, while teams such as the Nets, Knicks, and Bulls continue to find themselves at the bottom and overpaid for their production.
January 5, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree rode plenty of momentum into the 2013 season, before a torn ACL kept him out of 11 games. His rookie contract expires after 2014 leaving many to wonder what's next? Our thoughts:
January 3, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With QB Jay Cutler now locked up through 2020, the Bears next offensive focus might be extending Brandon Marshall for the foreseeable future. We'll run the nearly 30 year old wideout through our forecast formula to predict his next deal.
January 3, 2014 Scott Allen
Phoenix finds themselves still at the top as the Bobcats and Cavaliers rose substantially. While the Nets, Knicks and Bulls remain at the bottom proving their are truly being overpaid for their performance.
December 30, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Once again the focus of the Buffalo Bills offseason will be the expiring contract of Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd, who played 11 games of the 2013 season under a $6.9 million franchise tag. We'll re-evaluate Byrd using 2013 numbers to provide a new forecast going forward.
December 26, 2013 Scott Allen
The Suns find themselves on top in Week 8, while the Trail Blazers had a bounce-back week and the Pacers find themselves at the bottom. This and more...
December 20, 2013 Scott Allen
The injured Los Angeles Lakers fell from the top in Week 7, making room for the Philadelphia 76ers. While the Portland Trailblazers (22-5) find themselves the worst value team in the NBA. This and more in our latest rankings.
December 18, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Rams not only shook up the playoff picture with their win over the Saints, but they jumped into the Top 10 of this weeks' Team Value Rankings. This and more...
December 13, 2013 Scott Allen
The Lakers find themselves at the top of our Week 6 Value Power Rankings. Also, the Rockets and Heat continue to produce above their respective pay, while the Clippers and Bulls remain towards the bottom.
December 12, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Our latest rankings compare the rate 2013 quarterbacks are scoring both in terms of passing and rushing attempts, to the cost in cap dollars per attempt.
December 10, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
While the Broncos extended their lead, the Panthers, Patriots, and Seahawks all moved backwards in Week 14. Are the Chicago Bears for real? This and more in our latest rankings
December 3, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Thanksgiving was good to the Lions this year, as Detroit storms into our Top 5. Did Denver do enough to hold off the streaking Carolina Panthers? This and more in our Week 13 team value rankings...
November 27, 2013 Scott Allen
With the continued dominance of the Pacers, Spurs and Trail Blazers, are they playing to their current team value? Also, there is a new team atop of the rankings. Who do you think it is?
November 26, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Patriots & Broncos lived up to the hype in Week 12, while the Saints, and Panthers dug out big victories. But wins and losses don't always translate to value. See how the latest rankings shook out...
November 20, 2013 Scott Allen
The Spurs, Pacers and Trail Blazers have jumped out of the gate at a fast pace. But which team currently leads the NBA in total value?
November 20, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Broncos, Panthers, and Saints have all established themselves at the top of the NFL standings through 11 weeks. But which team currently leads the NFL in total value?
November 18, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
He's got 11,603 yards, and 79 touchdowns through 41 games in his young career - but with just 19 wins, the measure on where Carolina Panthers' QB Cam Newton stands in terms of status is tough to gauge. We'll use a unique evaluation process to predict the next contract for the 24 year old.
November 17, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
He's been under-the-radar at times in his 2+ NFL seasons, but Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has shown consistently increased production since 2011. Now with Peyton Manning under center, the sky is the limit for physically gifted wideout. With his rookie deal set to expire after 2014, we'll forecast the next contract for Thomas.
November 14, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The long-time Jacksonville Jaguars running back hasn't found many wins in his 8 year career, but his statistical production, and durability has been strong. Now playing out the final year of his 5 year $31.1 million contract, we'll assess and forecast what might be next for Maurice Jones-Drew.
November 7, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
He's being considered the top free agent starting pitcher on the market, but does his baseball resume translate to a maximum contract? Our premium team provides a contract forecast for Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana.
November 5, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Carolina Panthers sit atop our rankings once again, while big moves forward from the Eagles & Jets were countered by big moves back from the Patriots, Bills, Browns, and Colts. View the Week 9 Rankings:
November 2, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
216 players have been placed on the Reserve/Injured through 8 weeks of the 2013 NFL season. We'll breakdown this list by team, position, salary cap figure, and more.
October 30, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Week 8 power rankings have a few changes to the top of the list, including the top spot, and a few surprises now cracking the Top 10.
October 28, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
While the 2014 NFL Free Agent list doesn't exactly jump off the page, a quick scan finds plenty of above average players playing out final years in their current contracts down the stretch of this season.
October 24, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Brian McCann might be as surprised as the rest of us to hear the reports swirling about a new deal that could reach $100 million this offseason. We'll run him through our prediction formula to assess just where his true value might look like in terms of a contract forecase.
October 23, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Spotrac Premium assessed every starting player on every team in terms of true value to produce a real-time NFL Team Value Power Rankings. You'll find plenty of surprises at the top and bottom of this list.
October 19, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
An in-depth look into more than 10 years of NFL fines, providing trends, totals, rankings, and more. See which players have donated the most to charity, which types of fines have been most handed out, and some interesting facts to go along the way.
October 17, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With 1/3 of the 2013 NFL season complete we'll take a look at the Best Value Offensive Starting Lineup in the NFL in terms of our True Value Statistic and hopefully a little bit of common sense.
October 10, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With an expiring contract in 2013, and a rejuvenated Bears offense translating to wins thus far, the outlook for a Jay Cutler contract extension is likely. We'll run him through our forecast formula to assess how his potential deal may pan out.
October 8, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
We utilize our recently unveiled True Value Statistic to assess and rank offenses around the NFL by player and position to determine where the value in the league currently exists. Some of the results might surprise you.
October 1, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Through four weeks of the NFL season now, it should come as no surprise that quarterback play across the league is the main focus. We'll evaluate statistical production combined with 2013 salary cap figures to calculate each starting QBs current True Value Statistic.
September 23, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
UPDATED: Off to a hot start in 2013, and rumored to be in negotiations with the Saints, our premium team re-evaluates Jimmy Graham's value, including 2013 stat projections to project a new contract.
September 22, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With 2013 roster sorted out (for the most part) it's a good time to assess just how much damage each team has done in terms of dead money against their salary cap. We'll explain what this means, and provide current rankings:
September 18, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Josh Freeman was one of the "players to watch" heading into the final year of his 5 year $26 million contract. But the wheels are falling off quickly in Tampa Bay and their quarterback finds himself at the root of the problem. We'll forecast the contract that might never be for Freeman going forward:
September 15, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
It's never too early to point out a great value. On the verge of Week 2, we'll take a look at which players from each major statistical position are standout financial values in terms of production thus far.
September 3, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
A quick glance at ESPN's 1st Edition of NFL Power Rankings in comparison to each team's current cap spendings. Additionally we break down the Seattle Seahawks, who stand at #1, to detail how they're built financially.
August 29, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Panthers have worked hard to turn around their salary cap situation in the past year, and are wasting no time in using their space with reports of an extension coming for their breakout defensive end Greg Hardy. We recently sent Hardy's 2011-12 seasons through our forecast formula to predict numbers for his new deal.
August 25, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Bills, Dolphins, Jets, and Patriots all had offseason unique to their own. Off-field situations aside, we'll take a thorough look at how each team changed this summer, through signings, the draft, and more.
August 11, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
A look at running backs statistically and financially as the NFL preseason and drafts get into full swing. Which running back will you get what you pay for and which is the best valued running back?
August 5, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
14 players will receive formal suspensions from MLB for their connection to the Biogenesis investigation and the use of performing enhanced drugs. Here's a look at who they are, and the financial implications.
August 3, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Linebackers have been the focal point of team building for the past few years. We break down the value of the today's top linebackers statistically and financially.
July 31, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The "Summer of the Quarterback" may have found its end with the completion of Matt Ryan's 6 year deal in Atlanta. We'll analyze the 6 high-profile QBs who were extended in 2013, and breakdown the nuts and bolts of each deal.
July 28, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
A real-time list of the 2013 NFL Active/PUP List. Who is on it and how much are they worth this season?
July 24, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Some NBA teams are now under the constraints of a hard cap for the 2013-2014 season. See who and why this has happened.
July 22, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With NFL training camps only days away the time has come to assess players on their respective roster's bubble. We'll analyze each teams potential cuts, and the cost to do so.
July 11, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
He's not a household name when it comes to major defensive players in the league - but Packers safety Morgan Burnett has quietly and productively outplayed his rookie contract. Our premium team forecasts an extension for the defensive back.
July 3, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Raul Ibanez is 16 years older than Domonic Brown. But both have 20+ HRs thus far in 2013. A financial look at the home run leaders through 85 games in comparison to team, age, salary, and contract status.
July 1, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2013 NBA Draft in the books, the team's focus turns to offseason signings, including their new drafted rookies. The following report projects the total compensation for each of the NBA's 2013 1st Round Picks, and breaks down a few facts surrounding them.
June 18, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
A quick look at the top paid players, best value players, and teams that spend the most by position in 2013.
June 6, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
A deep run into the 2012-13 postseason, & 12 more years of Sidney Crosby may only be the tip of the iceberg in Pittsburgh, with 4 major contracts set to expire in the next 12 months. We forecast a new deal for Malkin, and its impact on the Penguins.
June 3, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Much of the buzz surrounding Dwight Howard and free agency leads him to the Houston Rockets in 2013-14. We've broken down a year by year assessment of what the new deal should look like, and its impact to the Rockets financially.
May 31, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
They may have the 26th highest payroll for 2013, but for the first time since 1999 the Pirates are going into June well over .500, and firmly in 2nd place in NL Central. But the financial makeup of these Pirates may surprise you:
May 31, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
A big 2012 and an expiring contract in 2013 makes Eric Decker a question mark with a growing price tag. Will the breakout WR end up too expensive to keep long-term on a talented Broncos roster? Our forecast indicates he might:
May 30, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The beginning of the 2013 NFL season means, in most cases, the end of the 2010 draft pick's rookie contract. We analyze which players have signed extension, and which of the remaining players should.
May 24, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Dolphins made major splashes both in free agency and in the draft this offseason, but their next order of business should be locking in their safety Reshad Jones long-term. We predict the numbers here.
May 23, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Our first installment of "Legend Forecast" brings us to Ken Griffey Jr. who signed a 9 yr/$112.5M contract with the Reds in 2000. We compare him leading up to that deal with the currently active top-paid/top-producing outfielders to forecast what might have been.
May 23, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
He may be nearly 34 years old, but San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith is still producing at a high-level. His 6 year $45 million deal is set to expire after the 2013 season, and our premium team predicts what may be next financially for the 13-year veteran.
May 23, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Fresh off a $2.5 million restricted offer-sheet battle this free agent season, Emmanuel Sanders may be the next receiver to cash in on a long-term extension. We'll see how he stacks up with other mid-level receivers who recently signed.
May 23, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
One of the major components in the Cincinnati Bengals climb to winning form has been the under-the-radar performance of DT Geno Atkins. Entering a contract year in 2013, we'll compare him statistically and financially to forecast a potential extension.
May 15, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Victor Cruz contract saga continues to drag on - now apparently 3-4M per year apart in talks. We re-evaluate our forecast to include updated variables, and 2012 statistics to determine just how much he's worth.
May 10, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The costly-injured NY Yankees have yet another major obstacle slowing creeping there way, as their All-Star 2nd Baseman Robinson Cano's contract is set to expire after the 2013 season. Our premium team takes a new approach to forecast a value for his new deal.
May 9, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With recent deals to the likes of Verlander, Hamels, and King Felix, the next in line for a major contract is likely Dodgers young ace Clayton Kershaw. Our premium team predicts the terms for his new, possibly historic, deal.
May 6, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The likely next order of business in Buffalo surrounds the extension of young and talented safety Jairus Byrd, who is set to enter 2013 on a $6.9M franchise tag. Our premium team projects a new deal for Byrd.
April 26, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium team calculates the projected contracts (total value, signing bonus, and 2013 cap figure) for each draft pick as they're selected.
April 21, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Jets are on the verge of sending CB Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers - a move that is rumored to bring with it a $14M+ average annual new contract. Our premium team forecasts if this number holds up when breaking down his numbers.
April 18, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
He's become one of the most dominate tight ends in football, but the Saints Jimmy Graham wants to be paid like a wide receiver. Our premium team unlocks just how much he's worth.
April 16, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
His QB is newly extended, and the offensive weapons around him are on the decline. Offering Dez Bryant a long-term extension prior to a potential huge 2013 seems financially smart. Our Prediction for the new deal:
April 16, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
While much of the Giants talk focuses on the long-term status of Victor Cruz, the other receiver in town also has a contract expiring after 2013. Spotrac Premium forecasts the next contract for Hakeem Nicks.
April 11, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The drop in value for running backs may reach a new low as reports state no RB will be taken in the 1st Round this draft. We break down the last 5 drafts of running backs to analyze their value.
April 10, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium team took a look at the highest paid player for each major sport last season, expanded a list of money earned per major statistic, and compared that player to the arguable "best value" player of the year for that sport.
April 8, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With extension to Joe Flacco & Tony Romo under wraps and a monster-deal for Aaron Rodgers on the way, Matt Ryan appears poised to be next in line for a big pay day with the Falcons.
April 1, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Which teams have the most top paid players? A look at the Top 60 highest paid players and which teams those players play for.
March 28, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With the recent long-term signing of QB Joe Flacco, the Packers appear set to extend their franchise QB. Our premium team compares & predicts the financials:
March 25, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium team takes a look at Notable Releases, Signings, How the Cardinals are currently built, and where the stand in cap space heading into April’s draft.
March 14, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Track in real-time the total money each team is spending this free agent season as figures become available to us.
March 11, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With the recent signing of Dwayne Bowe, and the eerily quiet Greg Jennings camp, Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has quickly become the top focus for the March 12th free agent period set to begin.
February 13, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Recent reports stating that Percy Harvin has demanded a trade or maximum extension (i.e. Calvin Johnson) in Minnesota. Our NFL team puts Harvin through the test to assess his true value, and formulate a reasonable prediction for the talented WR.
January 31, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With a unique set of quarterbacks set to take the big stage in Super Bowl XLVII, our team took a look at the past ten Super Bowls and the financial statuses of the starting quarterbacks from each year.
January 21, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
A look at what Blake Griffin's maximum rookie contract extension should look like entering the 2013-14 season.
January 21, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
As the 2012 NFL season nears its end, it's time to take a look back and evaluate the offensives-steals of the season, based on statistical production, durability, and financial cost.
January 20, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
As the Falcons continue their Super Bowl run in 2012, they're seeing the makings of a star form in WR Julio Jones. Our NFL team predicts the extension waiting in his wings.
December 31, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
A look back at the fans, players, and teams that generated the most Spotrac buzz in the last calendar year.
December 20, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Rumors are quickly spreading about quarterbacks that potentially have overstayed their welcome. Spotrac breaks down the current dead money value for these bubble players.
December 18, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
The salary cap ceiling combined with success of recent rookie quarterbacks should have teams thinking differently about how to approach their financial makeups. We break down what each NFL team pays for their quarterbacks.
December 14, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
A year after extending Derrick Rose to a max-deal, the Bulls remain without their star point guard. We analyze how they've faired without their star, and how to handle his return.
December 5, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Our experts have singled out these 5 as the current front-runners for MVP, including one player who may be the steal of the decade.
December 4, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium NFL team takes a look at the comparison between the Week 14 ESPN Power Rankings, and the current salary cap hit of each starting quarterback.
November 30, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
A look into the cap values between the Galaxy and Dynamo as they meet in the MLS Cup.
November 21, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
NBA journalist Gordon Dixon takes an early look at the NBA players who are outplaying their salary - and those that aren't.
November 11, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Spotrac ranks the currentl NFL starting lineups financially, noting how teams are choosing to spend their money positionally, and how it's paying off.
November 4, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Now half-way through the season, we look at the Top Fantasy point earners, in relation to their 2012 financial values.
November 4, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
The former players who make up NFL Network Gameday had illustrious playing careers - but financially their career earnings may surprise you.
October 30, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
The 2012-13 NBA season kicks off tonight, but plenty of the league's superstars won't be available. Spotrac lists the high-profile injuries affecting teams early on.
October 25, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
As the explosive Giants wide receiver nears the end of his rookie contract, our NFL experts analyze his performance over the last 18 months, and formulate a prediction for his new deal.
October 24, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
4 active starting pitchers have $100M+ contracts. We take a look at how each has performed, and how much it costs their team for a win.
October 22, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium team breaks down NBA teams by division by looking at the cap total of the top 10 paid players from each team.
October 14, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Nearly 6 weeks through the 2012 season, Spotrac takes a look at the players who are outperforming their current salaries or contract terms.
September 7, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium team breaks down the AFC East Starting Lineups financially by position.
September 5, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium team breaks down the NFC East Starting Lineups financially by position.
August 22, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium team breaks down the Top NFL Running Back Combinations from a financial standpoint. Does it pay to pay? How long will these pairings be kept together?
August 2, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
A look at the compensation gap between rookies and top veterans in the NBA and NFL.
July 28, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
To no surprise, Steelers' WR Mike Wallace is holding out for a long term extension. Spotrac analyzes if Wallace has a reason to complain, and formulates an official prediction for the new deal.
July 27, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
The Bills made a splash this offseason, but their push to the top started last season when their QB signed a 7 yr $62 million extension. Spotrac breaks down the value of his new deal.
July 19, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
With the recent long-term signing of running back Ray Rice, the next logical order of business should be to lock up their franchise quarterback Joe Flacco to an extension. Here's our official prediction.
July 17, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Spotrac analyzes the production of Wes Welker and compares him to receivers of his class to produce an official prediction for the contract that never happened.
July 16, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Spotrac evaluates the new 4 year, $32 million contract in comparison to Spotrac's previous prediction.
July 16, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
With a $25 million offer on the table for Jeremy Lin, Spotrac analyzes the value of signing a point guard this offseason, and why the numbers for Lin are just fine.
July 13, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Ray Rice has become one of the most explosive offensive threats in the NFL. Currently under the franchise tag with the Ravens, Spotrac analyzes his next potential long-term deal.
July 11, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Spotrac compares the points per game prior to and following a player signing a 10-plus year contract.
June 21, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
A few NFL offensive players broke the fantasy mold in 2011. Spotrac takes a look at the value of 2011 fantasy numbers, and projects how 2012 might break down.
June 14, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
The 2012 MLB season is young, but the standings have sports & financial experts spinning, as major markets and big spenders find themselves at or near the basements of their respective divisions.
June 12, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
NFL running backs have been the focus of 2012 offseason signings. With Matt Forte franchised, Spotrac predicts his potential long-term contract.
June 8, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
David Wright's 2012 performance is putting him in a position to earn maximum dollars this offseason. Here's our prediction.
June 2, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Spotrac analyzes the career statistics, most current statistics, market values, and recent comparable contract signings to compile our prediction for Josh Hamilton's upcoming contract.