Examining Five Teams Using VTP+
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In my last post I introduced the concept of VTP+ (“Versus Team Position Plus”), a new stat that makes quick comparisons of players on the same NFL team, within the same position group. Head over to that article for the full explanation, but the quick recap is this is a metric that doesn’t try to be anything more than a simplified look at the per-target and per-attempt efficiency numbers of players operating within the same set of circumstances (i.e. in the same offense). It’s weighted such that 100 represents the team’s mean, and every number above or below 100 represents a percentage point above or below the mean. Week 1 is in the books, but let’s take a quick look at a few specific positional groups from 2014 a little more closely, add in what we now know, and discuss any actionable results.