This article outlines the top-performing college players each week. There is a table for each position organized by draft eligibility and, below each table, I’ll note things I find interesting.
The best metrics for year-over-year correlation at the QB position are QBR, EPA/Play, AYA, and Completion %.
Stetson Bennett – Our king is back with a dominant performance.
Bryce Young – Finally showing off those rushing skills with a 36% Rush Yard Share to go along with his good passing numbers.
Anthony Richardson – Rushing was the name of his game. 37.5% Rush Yards Share but only a 7 AYA. Those are rookie passing numbers bud, gotta pump those up.
Jayden Daniels – Looks like the quintessential run-first QB.
Caleb Williams – Wasn’t hampered by his transfer to USC. He’s in the 90th percentile for all metrics.
Drake Maye – Is the pleasant surprise of QBs this season outperforming most expectations so far. He’s also in the 90th percentile for all metrics.
Jaxson Dart – Had a decent QBR but his AYA was abysmal at 4.8. He’ll need to be more comfortable throwing downfield if he wants to succeed.
Tyler Buchner – His 55 QBR showed me he didn’t have a good game against a tough matchup in Ohio State.
Small sample size galore.
Cade Klubnik – Came into the game after Clemson had a lead and he had a strong showing. 0.81 EPA/play and an 11.7 AYA are great numbers for a freshman.
The best metrics for RBs are Yards per Team Play which is a measure of volume and efficiency, Backfield Dominator Rating which is the share of the backfield production, rushing, and receiving, that an RB earns, Dominator Rating which is the share of the total team rushing and receiving production, and Reception Share which tells you how big of the reception pie the RB earned.
Sean Tucker – Keeps contributing in all aspects of the game. He’s above the 95the percentile in all metrics.
Tank Bigsby – Looks like he’s back!
Kenny McIntosh – Hitting a 30% Reception Share when Georgia won easily is a really good sign for both his C2C and Devy value.
Mohamed Ibrahim – Love to see him back from his injury.
Braelon Allen – Destroyed week 1 on the back of a record-breaking 96-yard TD run.
Raheim Sanders – Got the nod as the top RB in Arkansas and he didn’t disappoint. I love to see his contributions in both the rushing and receiving game. The 17% Reception Share is a great mark.
Jadyn Ott – Great rushing and receiving production in his first game.
Quinshon Judkins – Our favorite 3-star recruit of the class showing out in his first game is what you love to see.
Trevor Etienne – Showed promising receiving work with Florida earning a 12% Reception Share.
The most important stats for a WR are their Reception Yards per Team Pass Attempt and their Weighted Dominator Rating. Generally, over 2 is good and 3 is great for RYPTPA, and over 20% is good and 30% is great for Weighted Dominator.
Chimere Dike – Was the receiving offense for Wisconsin. I expect this to drop fast in the coming weeks.
Kris Thornton – 45.5 PPR Points is a great start. He’s well in the running for the top CFF WR this season.
Jacob Cowing – My favorite G5 receiver transferred to the P5 and picked up where he left off. 39 PPR Points did not disappoint.
Emeka Egbuka – Got a lot of run with JSN leaving early with an injury. He showed out with nine receptions!
Jayden McGowan – Getting off to an Xavier Worthy type performance. I doubt it holds season-long though.
Luther Burden III – Didn’t get a ton of receiving production through yardage but ended the game with one rushing and one receiving TD.
Trey Knox – This WR turned TE took over the receiving offense for Arkansas with 50% of the team’s receiving production.
Ja’Tavion Sanders – Out to a great start with 2.93 RYPTPA and 1.79 EPA/Play. Anything over 1 EPA/Play is fantastic.