NFL Player Stat Explorer Glossary

Aug 31, 2022
NFL Player Stat Explorer Glossary

Our new NFL Player Stat Explorer is rife with information that will help you complete your research with a one-stop-shop of information. Below is a glossary of terms for each of the stats listed in the tool.

Passing Stats

  • Expected Points Added (EPA)
    • Total EPA/Play: a player's total EPA (passes and rushes included) per dropback
    • Pass EPA/Play: a player's passing-only EPA (includes scrambles) per dropback
    • PA EPA/Play: a player's EPA per dropback on play-action plays
    • Blitz EPA/Play: a player's EPA per dropback on plays in which the defense blitzed
    • Success %: the percent of plays in which EPA was greater than 0
  • Passing Rates & Averages
    • Comp/G: pass completions per game
    • Att/G: pass attempts per game
    • Pass TDs: total pass touchdowns
    • TD %: percent of pass attempts that were a touchdown
    • Int: total interceptions
    • Int %: percent of pass attempts that were an interception
    • Comp %: completion percent
    • CPOE: completion percent over expected, as defined by nlffastR
    • Pass Yards/G: pass yards per game
    • Yards/Att: pass yards per attempt
    • Adj. Yards/Att: adjusted yards per attempt calculated as (pass yards + 20*(pass touchdowns) - 45*(interceptions thrown))/(passing attempts)
    • Air Yards/G: air yards per game
    • Air Yards Comp %: percent of air yards that were completed
    • aDOT: average depth of target
  • Passing Tendencies
    • Pocket Time: average time (in seconds) spent in the pocket
    • On-Target %: percent of passes that were deemed on target
    • Dropped %: percent of passes that were dropped
    • Sack %: percent of dropbacks in which the quarterback was sacked
    • RB Target %: percent of pass attempts that were targeted at a running back
    • WR Target %: percent of pass attempts that were targeted at a wide receiver
    • TE Target %: percent of pass attempts that were targeted at a tight end
    • Scrambles/G: quarterback scrambles per game
    • Yards/Scramble: rushing yards per scramble

Rushing Stats

  • Rushing Usage
    • Carries: total carries
    • Carries/G: carries per game
    • % Team Carries: percent of a team's total rush attempts (excluding quarterback scrambles)
    • Rush Yards/G: rushing yards per game
    • Yards/Carry: rushing yards per carry
    • Rush TDs: total rushing touchdowns
  • Efficiency
    • x-Yards/Carry: expected yards per carry
    • RYOE/Carry: rushing yards over expected (as calculated by 4for4's model) per carry
    • Rush EPA/Carry: total rushing EPA per carry
    • Broken Tackles: total broken tackles
    • Broken Tackle %: broken tackles as a percent of carries
    • YBC/Carry: yards before contact per carry
    • YAC/Carry: yards after contact per carry
  • Red Zone & High-Value Usage
    • RZ Carries: carries inside the opponent's 20-yard line
    • % Team RZ Carries: percent of a team's carries inside the opponent's 20-yard line
    • I10 Carries: carries inside the opponent's 10-yard line
    • % Team I10 Carries: percent of a team's carries inside the opponent's 10-yard line
    • I5 Carries: carries inside the opponent's 5-yard line
    • % Team I5 Carries: percent of a team's carries inside the opponent's 5-yard line
    • Total Opps: total opportunities (targets plus carries)
    • Total Opps/G: total opportunities per game
    • HVTs: total high-value touches (carries inside the opponent's 10-yard line plus any receptions), as popularized by Ben Gretch
    • HVTs/G: high-value touches per game
    • HVT %: high-value touches as a percent of total opportunities

Receiving Stats

  • Receiving Usage
    • Tgts: total targets
    • Tgts/G: targets per game
    • Tgt Share: percent of a team's targets
    • Rec: total receptions
    • Rec/G: receptions per game
    • Rec TDs: total receiving touchdowns
    • EZ Tgts/G: targets when the receiver was in the end zone when targeted, per game
    • EZ Tgt Share: percent of a team's end zone targets
    • Drops: total dropped targets
    • Drop %: percent of targets that were dropped
  • Air Yards & Routes
    • Air Yards/G: air yards per game
    • Air Yards Share: percent of a team's air yards
    • aDOT: average depth of target
    • WOPR: weighted opportunity rating calculated as (0.7*air yards share)+(1.4*target share)
    • RACR: receiver air conversion ratio calculated as receiving yards divided by air yards
    • YAC: total yards after catch
    • YAC/Rec: yards after catch per reception
    • Routes/G: routes run per game
    • Routes Run %: percent of a team's dropbacks in which the player ran a route
    • YPRR: yards per route run
    • TPRR: targets per route run

Fantasy Stats

  • PPR Points: total PPR fantasy points
  • PPR Points/G: PPR fantasy points per game
  • x-Fpts: expected PPR fantasy points
  • x-Fpts/G: expected PPR fantasy points per game
  • FPOE: total fantasy points over expectation
  • FPOE/G: fantasy points over expectation per game
  • x-Pass Fpts: expected fantasy points from passing
  • x-Pass Fpts/G: expected fantasy points from passing per game
  • x-Rush Fpts: expected fantasy points from rushing
  • x-Rush Fpts/G: expected fantasy points from rushing per game
  • x-Rec Fpts: expected fantasy points from receiving
  • x-Rec Fpts/G: expected fantasy points from receiving per game
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