Week 2 NFL Advanced Analytics Superstars
Week 2 is now officially in the rearview mirror, and while scoring is down significantly league-wide, that didn't stop several players from lighting up their opposition.
Each week, we'll take a look at offensive players at each position who helped put their team in the best position to win. This takes us beyond just the box score and dives into the impact of each player on their team's success.
To do this, we'll look at numberFire's signature metric, Net Expected Points (NEP), which quantifies the number of points a player adds to his team versus how he's expected to perform. When a player rushes for 5 yards on a 3rd-and-3 and keeps the drive -- and potential for scoring points -- alive, he'll add more to his team's expected point total than when a player rushes for 5 yards on a 3rd-and-9 and forces his team to punt. You can learn more about NEP in our glossary.
So who were Week 2's NEP superstars?