The 10 Best Offensive Players From Week 15
Week 15 had it all: down-to-the-wire matchups, dabbing, and Danny Woodhead. A lot of Danny Woodhead.
Christmas came early for football fans.
Through the insanity, it was easy to miss some of the big performances we saw on the offensive side of the ball. Fortunately for you, numberFire's got you covered.
You see, we're big into football here at numberFire. But we also love math. And these passions combined can really help tell a better story about sports -- they're able to dig through the nonsense, helping us look at things that matter on the court, field or rink.
With football, we love our Net Expected Points (NEP) metric, which measures the number of points a player adds (or loses) to his team versus what he's expected to add. Rather than counting statistics like yards, touchdowns and receptions, NEP looks at down-and-distance situations and field position and relates these instances to history. When a player outperforms what's happened in the past, he sees a positive expected points value on the play. When he doesn't, his expected points gained on the play is negative. All of these little instances add up, then, to be a player's Net Expected Points total.
Using Net Expected Points and our numberFire Live platform, we've produced an analytically-driven list of 10 guys who went completely bonkers offensively this week. Who are these players? Let's take a look.