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Better Than Average (BTA) Rankings For Quarterbacks
David Dorey
June 28, 2011
 

Other 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 2010 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"
Michael Vick 5
Aaron Rodgers 4
Tom Brady 3
Kyle Orton 3
Drew Brees 2
B. Roethlisberger 2
Ryan Fitzpatrick 2

For those quarterbacks who had the most best games that defenses gave up all year, Michael Vick was an unexpected leader and even Kyle Orton made the most of his time in Denver.

This season should see a shake-up in the top ranked quarterbacks though the veterans are going to have a bigger advantage over the youngsters thanks to missing so much time with the lockout. Another thing that this shows is that there really are a nice number of decent quarterbacks to choose from each season.


NAME BTA   1     4     8   NAME BTA   1     4     8   NAME BTA   1     4     8  
Michael Vick 24 5 8 11 Matt Ryan 12 0 4 8 Matthew Stafford 4 0 2 2
Aaron Rodgers 24 4 8 12 Mark Sanchez 11 1 4 6 Rex Grossman 4 0 2 2
Drew Brees 23 2 9 12 Shaun Hill 11 1 3 7 Colt McCoy 4 0 1 3
Tom Brady 21 3 6 12 Matt Schaub 11 0 5 6 Troy Smith 4 0 1 3
Peyton Manning 18 1 6 11 Matt Cassel 10 1 4 5 Jason Campbell 4 0 0 4
Philip Rivers 18 0 7 11 Matt Hasselbeck 10 1 2 7 Charlie Batch 2 0 1 1
Carson Palmer 17 1 5 11 Donovan McNabb 9 0 2 7 Kevin Kolb 2 0 1 1
Kyle Orton 16 3 5 8 Jon Kitna 8 0 2 6 Matt Flynn 2 0 1 1
B. Roethlisberger 16 2 5 9 Tony Romo 7 1 3 3 Vince Young 2 0 1 1
David Garrard 15 1 4 10 Alex Smith 7 0 3 4 Drew Stanton 2 0 0 2
Josh Freeman 15 0 4 11 Chad Henne 7 0 1 6 Bruce Gradkowski 1 0 0 1
Ryan Fitzpatrick 13 2 2 9 Sam Bradford 7 0 1 6 Derek Anderson 1 0 0 1
Joe Flacco 13 0 3 10 Tim Tebow 6 1 2 3 Matt Moore 1 0 0 1
Eli Manning 12 1 4 7 Kerry Collins 5 0 1 4 Todd Bouman 1 0 0 1
Jay Cutler 12 0 4 8 Brett Favre 4 1 1 2  


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