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Better Than Average (BTA) Rankings: Tight Ends
David Dorey
June 26, 2012
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More BTA Rankings:  Quarterback  |  Running Back  |  Wide Receiver  |  Tight End

Better Than Average (BTA) was developed to show how players truly rank between themselves by looking at every game from last season and for each defense and determining three things:

"8" - Which players scored in the top 8 game performances for fantasy points allowed by a defense. Basically, which players had an above average performance (top 8 in a 16 game season) that a defense gave up.

"4" - Which players scored in the top 4 game performances for fantasy points allowed by a defense.

"1" - Who had the most fantasy points scored in a game against each defense last season. There could only by 32 such events per position since each defense can only allow one "best game".

BTA - Simply adding up the 1, 4 and 8 values to arrive at a numerical expression of how effective a quarterback truly was last year against all other players in his position. The ease or strength of schedule doesn't matter. Only what a player did against all other players in that position against that defense.

Multiple "Best Games"
Rob Gronkowski   6  
Jimmy Graham 5
Tony Gonzalez 3
Vernon Davis 3
Brandon Pettigrew 2
Aaron Hernandez 2

If you take away Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski, these numbers look in line with previous seasons but they both shattered the marks for the position. As you will notice in your drafts this summer, the duo are being drafted along with elite wide receivers which they certainly deserve. The advantage the two give you at the tight end position if tremendous.

Worth noting is old man Gonzalez still showing up at the top of measurements and Brandon Pettigrew showing up for the first time. WIth Aaron Hernandez included, the Patriots played half of their games where one of their tight ends scored more than any other tight end against that defense all year long. Considering they double up against divisional rivals, that means they had eight of 13 possible games. Amazing.

NAME BTA   1     4     8   NAME BTA   1     4     8   NAME BTA   1     4     8  
Jimmy Graham 35 5 14 16 Anthony Fasano 10 0 4 6 Jeff King 3 0 0 3
Rob Gronkowski 28 6 11 11 Jake Ballard 10 1 3 6 Kyle Rudolph 3 0 0 3
Tony Gonzalez 22 3 7 12 Aaron Hernandez 9 2 3 4 Zach Miller 3 0 0 3
Jason Witten 20 1 8 11 Scott Chandler 8 0 3 5 Clay Harbor 2 0 1 1
Vernon Davis 20 3 7 10 Dallas Clark 7 0 2 5 Daniel Fells 2 0 0 2
Antonio Gates 17 1 6 10 Evan Moore 7 1 2 4 Delanie Walker 2 0 0 2
Brandon Pettigrew 17 2 5 10 Owen Daniels 7 0 3 4 Kellen Davis 2 0 0 2
Dustin Keller 15 0 6 9 Benjamin Watson 6 0 1 5 Matt Spaeth 2 0 0 2
Jermaine Gresham 15 1 4 10 Dennis Pitta 5 0 1 4 Randy McMichael 2 0 0 2
Jermichael Finley 15 1 4 10 Jeremy Shockey 4 0 1 3 Colin Cochart 1 0 0 1
Kellen Winslow 14 0 4 10 Joel Dreessen 4 1 1 2 Daniel Graham 1 0 0 1
Fred Davis 13 1 3 9 Kevin Boss 4 0 0 4 Leonard Pope 1 0 0 1
Jared Cook 13 1 4 8 Marcedes Lewis 4 0 0 4 Travis Beckum 1 0 0 1
Brent Celek 12 1 3 8 Todd Heap 4 0 1 3  
Ed Dickson 12 1 4 7 Tony Scheffler 4 0 1 3
Heath Miller 12 0 5 7 Visanthe Shiancoe 4 0 1 3
Greg Olsen 11 0 5 6 Jacob Tamme 3 0 0 3


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