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Passing Yards: 1 point per 25 yards passingFF - forced fumbles. We are still working on integrating this into our data set. FGA - field goals attempted. FGM - field goals made. FL (position) - flanker. Fmb - fumbles. This includes all fumbles, including those that were recovered by the fumbler's team. FR - fumble recoveries. G - games played. GS - games started. This is complete from 1980 forward, and partially complete before that. Int - in a passing table, this means intercpetions thrown. In a defensive table, it means interceptions caught. LH (position) - left halfback. Lng - long gain. This was the player's (or team's) longest gain of the season in that particular category. LS (position) - left safety. MG (position) - middle guard (in a 5-2 defense). NY/A - net yards per passing attempt: (pass yards - sack yards)/(passing attempts + sacks). OthTD - other TDs: all touchdowns that were not rushing, receiving, kickoff return, punt return, interception return, or fumble return touchdowns. OvRank - overall rank (for fantasy football). This denotes the player's overall rank (among all players, not just those at his position) for that season. See also VBD and fantasy points. PB - the number of times the player was a pro bowler. PD - passes defensed. A relatively new stat. We are still working on integrating it into our data set. Pnt - punts. Pos - position. Note that this is upper-case if the player was his team's primary starter at the given position, it is lower-case if the player started some games but was not his team's primary starter. It is blank if the player did not start very many games (or none at all). There are no hard-and-fast rules for exactly who gets classified as a primary starter, a part-time starter, or a non-starter, but the information has been provided to us by the editors of the ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia, who have made these designations after much research. PosRank - position rank (for fantasy football). This denotes the player's rank within his position for that season. See also VBD, fantasy points, and OvRank. Pro Bowler - A player is considered a pro bowler if he was named to the pro bowl as a starter, a reserve, or an injury replacement. If named to the team, a player is considered a pro bowler even if he does not attend the pro bowl due to injury. R/G - receptions per game. Rate - passer rating. Note that pro and college football use different formulas. Some details can be found here. Rec - receptions. RH (position) - right halfback. RRTD - rushing TDs plus receiving TDs. RS (position) - right safety. SE (position) - split end. Sk - in a passing table (1969--present), this refers to times sacked. In a defensive table, it refers to the number of sacks a player or team made. For individuals, sacks have only been an official stat since 1982. Sk% - sack percentage: (times sacked)/(passing attempts + times sacked). St - the number of seasons in which the player was his team's primary starter at his position. T/G - in the team stats section of a coach's page, this denotes the team's takeaway/giveaway rank. TB (position) - tailback (in the single wing). TD - touchdowns. TD% - passing TD percentage: (passing TD)/(passing attempts). Tkl - tackles. We have tackle data for all players who were active in 1994 or later. Prior to 1994, the tackle data is unofficial, inconsistently recorded from team to team, and incomplete in our database. Also, before 1994, some teams recorded assists while others didn't, so we have lumped tackles plus assists together in the tackles column for those years. From 1994 to 2000, tackles were not an official stat, but were recorded consistently and should be complete in our database. From 2001 to the present, tackles have been an official statistic. VBD - the player's fantasy value for the season. VBD stands for Value-Based Drafting, but the initials have come to stand for the result of the method (i.e. the value of the player) in addition to the method itself. The method was popularized by Joe Bryant of footballguys.com in the early 90s. Essentially, the idea is this: the value of a player is the difference between his fantasy points and a baseline, with the baseline being defined as the number of fantasy points that a relatively cheap replacement would get. I've defined the baselines as the fantasy point totals of the #12 QB, the #24 RB, the #30 WR, and the #12 TE for each season. I won't go into detail on why I chose these numbers, but if you are a fantasy footballer, you probably have some idea. Anyway, here's an example. In 1975, O.J. Simpson had 362 fantasy points. The #24 ranked running back that year was John Brockington who had 116 fantasy points. Thus, O.J.'s value for 1975 is defined to be 362 - 116, which is 246. But wait, there's just one more thing. Since the NFL schedule was only 14 games long back in those days, I'll multiply that 246 by 16/14 to get 281 (I've also adjusted the values for the strike-shortened seasons of 1982 and 1987 in this way). NOTE: any player who is below the baseline will be counted as having zero value. WB (position) - wingback (in the single wing). XPA - extra points attempted. XPM - extra points made. Y/A - yards per attempt. Y/C - yards per completion. Y/G - yards per game. Y/R - yards per reception. Yds - yards. YScm - yards from scrimmage. That is, rushing yards plus receiving yards.
Passing Touchdowns: 4 points
Interceptions: -2 points
Rushing Yards: 1 point per 10 yards
Rushing Touchdowns: 6 points
Receiving Yards: 1 point per 10 yards
Receiving Touchdowns: 6 points
Fumble Recovered for a Touchdown: 6 points
2-Point Conversions: 2 points
Fumbles Lost: -2 points
(yr1 attempts)*(yr1 score) + (yr2 attempts)*(yr2 score) + ..... + (yrN attempts)*(yrN score) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- total attempts