NFL

# The 20 Best Offensive Players From Week 15

Kenyan Drake absolutely dominated in Week 15. Was anybody even close to his four-touchdown performance?

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 15's results:

Player Position Passing
NEP
Rushing
NEP
Reception
NEP
Rating
Kenyan DrakeRB10.900.80100
Julio JonesWR16.68100
Jameis WinstonQB26.382.7599
Miles SandersRB6.543.9499
Ezekiel ElliottRB6.452.7698
Lamar JacksonQB18.524.8297
Tony PollardRB8.15-0.3096
Christian McCaffreyRB-0.532.385.8596
Chris CarsonRB7.50-0.0195
Mark IngramRB5.222.2495
Jamison CrowderWR12.6395
Allen RobinsonWR12.5595
Nick ChubbRB6.740.5294
Saquon BarkleyRB5.271.7694