Yesterday I showed which players were 2016’s most- and least- efficient pass catchers from the perspective of yards per target over expectation (YPTOE). YPTOE situationally adjusted a player’s efficiency based on down, distance, and yard line. Today, I will depth-adjust those numbers, because not all passing depths are created equal.
When Brandin Cooks was traded to the Patriots, a clear role was opened up within the Saints offense and “coincidentally,” in the weeks prior to the trade, they had signed a wide receiver fully capable of filling the Cooks void, Ted Ginn.
Let’s play a game.
We’re heading toward the end of the regular season, and as teams start to get ready for the playoffs, they’ll be incentivized to go all out for the win to move up in the playoff seeding. Or on the opposite end of the spectrum, they may feel confident in their