The Rookie Blitz goes beyond the box score to examine the fantasy football impact of each NFL Draft class.
This week I am going to introduce Fantasy Points per Opportunity (Fantasy Points per Pass Route and Running Attempt – excludes snaps where blocking occurs). This new metric will work with percentage targeted on total snaps played to highlight rookies who are on the verge of a potential breakout. Read on for more.
Sam Bradford is clearly the top rookie quarterback. At this point it is more fair to compare Bradford against his fellow starting quarterbacks in the NFL than his rookie counterparts. Bradford, ranked 15th in fantasy points in most formats and is holding his own in many categories, but lacking in several others. He ranks near the top of the league in drop backs, attempts and completions. Bradford has room for improvement in his completion percentage, yards per attempt, interception rate and sacks taken. Continue reading