Individual Player Stats by Team

Team pages are now available for advanced individual player stats. Win Probability Added (WPA), Expected Points Added (EPA), and Success Rate (SR) for 'skill' players are organized by team. You can get to the team pages directed by using the site menu to navigate to Stats|By Team, or you can click on the team links next to each player in the position pages.

Which players made the 2001 Rams so potent? How much did the 2007 Patriots running game contribute to their team's success? Was the 2000 Ravens offense really that bad? Were the 2005 Steelers built on running and defense, or was it actually their passing game? Which receiver was most critical to the Saints' 2009 championship run? Now you know.

I've also added links in the 'Stats' menu to get directly to articles explaining WPA and EPA. I'll add more soon. One other addition: WR stats now include '%Deep,'the proportion of pass targets attempted beyond 15 yards. 

I plan to expand the team pages to include special teams and defense. I'll also add break-outs for team stats for runs and passes--for example, team defense EPA vs. the run and team offense WPA for passes.

As always, the standard caveats apply. When we talk about individual player stats, we're always talking about team stats when a particular player is involved in the play.

Up next--player career pages.

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12 Responses to “Individual Player Stats by Team”

  1. Unknown says:

    Fantastic stuff. Used your stats to dig a little deeper on McNabb:


  2. Alex says:

    Reggie Bush the running back seems to have a different number of receptions than Reggie Bush the receiver. Is that a fluke, or something about how receptions are categorized for different positions?

  3. Brian Burke says:

    Looks like one or more of the gamebooks listed him as some sort of receiver (H-Back/or "Flanker") instead of an RB. I'll have to go back over the data and see if I can correct that. I'd rather figure out a way to do it for everyone than do it player by player and game by game.

  4. Martin says:

    One team I found interesting is 2004 Colts. The year Peyton Manning set the TD-record, and that team was the only whit 3 players whit 10 reciving TD or more. Who do you think was best in WPA? Reggie Wayne? No. Marvin Harrison? Nope. It was Brandon Stokley, the 3rd reciver. Go figure

  5. john h says:

    How did Adrian Peterson end up with such incredibly low figures in 2008? Aside from leading the league in rushing, he was really the only offensive weapon on that team, and essentially carried them to a winning record and the playoffs. I think I have a pretty good understanding of WPA and EPA, but am I to believe the team would have been better off with Chester Taylor at running back, or just not playing offense at all?

  6. Brian Burke says:

    Lots of meaningless yards and too many fumbles lost.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Kevin Smith of the 2009 Detroit Lions seems to appear twice as a running back.

  8. Brian Burke says:

    Thanks. There may be a number of guys like that. If you see any others please let me know.

  9. 81Trucolors says:

    Great work! This is fascinating. So looking at RB 2009, would you really want Julius Jones instead of Stephen Jackson? Surely this is attributable to the Ram's "Feed Stephen Every Time" offensive scheme.

  10. James says:

    Think you can break down the stats for kickers, punters and, uh, kick-off-ers?

    I mainly want to see how useful a kickoff specialist, the Cowboys' Buehler, really is over a normal kicker.

  11. Sampo says:

    ^ Great idea!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Id like to know if someone can tell me john elways record against the raiders and his record against all the other teams..i had heard the raiders are the only team to have a winning record against elway and sacks also..probably thanks to howie long and co..thank you

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