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The 20 Best Offensive Players From Week 10

In a week full of elite offensive performances, which player was best in Week 10?

But that's not really a concise headline.

As you know, we like math here at numberFire. Our algorithms 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 value gained on the play is negative. All of these little instances add up, then, to be a player's Net Expected Points total.

Using a formula that compares individual single-game performance to history, the numberFire Live platform takes this Net Expected Points formula and assigns a rating to a player's performance. Each week, that's what we'll show here -- the 20 best ratings from the Thursday and Sunday games.

Here are Week 10's results:

Player Position Rating
David Johnson RB 100
Ben Roethlisberger QB 100
Aaron Jones RB 100
Ezekiel Elliott RB 99
Christian McCaffrey RB 99
Nick Chubb RB 99
Todd Gurley RB 99
Drew Brees QB 99
Mitchell Trubisky QB 98
Zay Jones WR 98
Mark Ingram RB 98
Alvin Kamara RB 97
Corey Davis WR 97
Melvin Gordon RB 97
Allen Robinson WR 96
Tyreek Hill WR 94
Baker Mayfield QB 93
Elijah McGuire RB 93
Zach Ertz TE 91