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Better Than Average (BTA) Rankings - Quarterbacks
David Dorey
June 21, 2010
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Other BTA Positions:  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 2009 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 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"
Drew Brees 5
Aaron Rodgers 4
Peyton Manning 3
Tom Brady 3
Eli Manning 3
Ben Roethlisberger 2
Donovan McNabb 2
Matt Ryan 2

For those quarterbacks who had the most best games that defenses gave up all year, Drew Brees exerted his dominance with a league best five performances. Aaron Rodgers also came on with a vengeance in 2009 and turned in elite numbers no matter what the measurement.

A bit surprising was Philip Rivers and Jay Cutler who both had big 2009 seasons and yet neither were that huge against defenses compared to others who had played those same defenses. Rivers only had one instance of posting the most fantasy points against an opponent and Cutler never had any. Both turned in nine very solid games but its notable that their true measure against opponents lagged what their fantasy points suggested. Eli Manning showed up slightly better.

NAME BTA   1     4     8   NAME BTA   1     4     8   NAME BTA   1     4     8  
Aaron Rodgers 27 4 10 13 Jason Campbell 11 1 3 7 Daunte Culpepper 3 0 1 2
Drew Brees 26 5 8 13 Joe Flacco 10 0 3 7 Bruce Gradkowski 3 0 1 2
Peyton Manning 23 3 8 12 Carson Palmer 10 0 4 6 Chris Redman 2 0 0 2
Tom Brady 21 3 8 10 Matthew Stafford 8 1 2 5 Trent Edwards 2 0 0 2
Tony Romo 20 1 7 12 Matt Hasselbeck 8 0 3 5 Matt Moore 2 0 0 2
Matt Schaub 19 1 5 13 Chad Henne 7 0 2 5 Derek Anderson 2 0 1 1
Ben Roethlisberger 19 2 7 10 Matt Cassel 6 0 1 5 Seneca Wallace 2 0 1 1
Brett Favre 18 1 7 10 Alex Smith 6 0 1 5 Marc Bulger 2 0 1 1
Eli Manning 17 3 4 10 Vince Young 6 0 2 4 Byron Leftwich 2 0 1 1
Kurt Warner 16 1 4 11 Brady Quinn 4 0 2 2 Josh Johnson 2 0 1 1
David Garrard 16 1 5 10 Mark Sanchez 4 0 1 3 Brodie Croyle 1 0 0 1
Donovan McNabb 16 2 6 8 Kevin Kolb 4 0 2 2 Dennis Dixon 1 0 0 1
Philip Rivers 15 1 5 9 Josh Freeman 4 0 0 4 Billy Volek 1 0 0 1
Matt Ryan 14 2 3 9 Kerry Collins 4 0 1 3 Shaun Hill 1 0 0 1
Jay Cutler 13 0 4 9 Ryan Fitzpatrick 3 0 1 2 Kyle Boller 1 0 0 1
Kyle Orton 11 0 2 9 Jake Delhomme 3 0 0 3          

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