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The Stats Room: Does Size Matter at the Goal Line?

Jeff Zimmerman

Zimmerman writes analytics-focused baseball and football articles for RotoWire. He also handles scouting and reporting for PrepBaseballReport.com and contributes to RoyalsReview.com, FanGraphs.com and BaseballHeatMaps.com. Jeff is also a two time FSWA award winner, including the 2016 Football Writer of the Year award.

Last week, we determined wide receivers likely have no predictable red zone "ability." The study was limited to season-to-season and 20-yards-or-less information. I decided to expand the study to include different yards-to-goal and in-season. The results didn't change.

To start with, I looked to see if taller wide receivers got targeted more as a team got closer to the goal line, as many fans and analysts consider ...

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