NFL

# The 20 Best Offensive Players From Week 4

George Kittle's dominant game on Sunday night didn't get the 49ers a win but did get him a near-perfect game score. Who else had elite weeks?

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 4's results:

Player Position Rating Passing
NEP
Rushing
NEP
Reception
NEP
George KittleTE99-0.5815.34
Joe MixonRB99-8.202.67
Latavius MurrayRB99-7.862.83
Antonio GibsonRB98-2.516.81
Odell BeckhamWR98-6.217.90
Amari CooperWR97--13.61
Alvin KamaraRB97-3.984.16
Dalvin CookRB96-7.050.72
Chris CarsonRB96-6.491.20
Mike EvansWR94--12.18
Teddy BridgewaterQB9413.905.39-
Josh AllenQB9420.10-0.82-
Dak PrescottQB9216.291.02-
Tim PatrickWR92--11.70
Justin HerbertQB9015.461.21-
Jarvis LandryWR903.85-7.32
Kareem HuntRB89-5.82-
D.J. CharkWR89--10.92
Gardner MinshewQB8715.40-0.49-