NFL

# The 20 Best Offensive Players From Week 2

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.

Here are Week 2's results:

PlayerPositionPassing NEPRushing NEPReception NEPRating
Raheem MostertRB4.066.7799
Dalvin CookRB8.271.7699
Demarcus RobinsonWR15.0699
Patrick MahomesQB26.7698
Nelson AgholorWR14.6298
Julio JonesWR13.7597
Matt BreidaRB6.400.6794
Travis KelceTE11.9093
Jimmy GaroppoloQB18.330.9592
Saquon BarkleyRB4.311.9291
Dak PrescottQB13.933.9091
Chris GodwinWR11.2690
Mark AndrewsTE10.8688
Tyler BoydWR10.8288
Russell WilsonQB15.91-487
Ezekiel ElliottRB5.080.2187