Week 15 NFL Advanced Analytics Superstars
It was an explosive Week 15 in the NFL full of outstanding performances across the board, none more impressive than what we saw collectively from the running back position. This Sunday is Championship Week in most fantasy leagues, so it's crunch time for examining the top names in the game.
Each week, 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.
So, who were Week 15's NEP superstars?