If you play fantasy football there's a good chance you've looked through your favorite site's weekly rankings at some point in time. Maybe you've even search through several different sites and compared the rankings so that you can be as confident as possible in your selections. The rankings usually don't change much at the top. You'll see Aaron Rodgers
, Drew Brees
, and Tom Brady
towards the top of the QB rankings every single week. Here's my question for you: Have you ever looked at the actual rankings after the games are played? Are you able to see trends and gain insights like the fact that even though Tony Romo
and Philip Rivers
were typically very close in weekly rankings last year, Romo actually scored more fantasy points than Rivers 11 times. Rivers only outscored Romo in 3 different weeks.
The chart is best used to compare quarterbacks that you're thinking of drafting. There's not much value in looking at all of the data together because it's too cluttered. To compare multiple quarterbacks simply click on the first name and then hold control while you click on the other quarterbacks that you'd like to compare. These rankings are based on a scoring system that awards 6 points per touchdown, -3 points per interception, 1 point per 25 passing yards, and 1 point for every 10 rushing yards.
To get the raw data for this analysts you can download the Excel file here