Week 7 NFL Advanced Analytics Superstars
In a week full of uninspiring team performances that included three shutouts, we also saw perhaps four of the most inspired performances of the season. Three of those were from the same team, of course, as the Oakland Raiders finally found their passing game on Thursday night and climbed back into the AFC West division race.
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 7's NEP superstars?