Week 5 NFL Advanced Analytics Superstars
In a week punctuated by tough injuries to superstars like J.J. Watt and Odell Beckham, there were some amazing fantasy (and reality) performances by both new and recognizable faces throughout the NFL.
Each week in this space, we'll take a look at offensive players at each position who helped put their team in the best position to win. However, we'll be going beyond just the box score by diving into the impact of each player on their team's success.
To do this, we'll utilize our 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 5's NEP superstars?