P5 Performances

QUARTERBACKS

The best metrics for year-over-year correlation at the QB position are QBR, EPA/Play, AYA, and Completion %.

Chance Nolan – He is putting together a string of good games. His EPA/Play is a little low but everything else looks very promising. 

Payton Thorne – Good stats but this last game was against subpar competition. We’ll see if he can keep it up against ranked opponent Miami this week.

Adrian Martinez – The rushing got of this class. He’ll probably come back to earth against Oklahoma this week.

Will Levis – I hear first-round chatter. I’m not sold with this stat line yet.

Spencer Rattler – Good QBR, but that EPA/Play and AYA is brutal. For the potential #1 pick in the class, he needs to pick his game up.

Bo Nix – and just like that, Bo Nix comes back to earth after his amazing start

Matt Corral – Fell off the top 10 this week sitting at a QBR of 74 

Bryce Young – I honestly expected a higher rushing share, but when you dominate as much as they did you don’t have to run much.

Hudson Card – Last week I wondered if Card could keep up his impressive play vs. Arkansas and we got our answer after he posted a 14.9 QBR…

C.J. Stroud – Stroud seems to be a tale of two stories with film and metrics. His metrics are very impressive but everything I hear is that he looks flustered on the field. This will be interesting to see if he ever settles in and can match his film with his numbers.

Tanner McKee – Had a very good week and lead Stanford to a win against ranked opponent USC.

Will Rogers – His rush share looks so poor because MSST runs so little, but he’s not winning any games on the ground.

Jayden de Laura – Coming on strong as the starter this week against an inferior team.

D.J. Uiagalelei – His stats are looking bad, but I still expect him to keep bouncing back after not playing Georgia’s defense.

Small sample size galore. I’ll withhold judgment until they start to play a little more.

RUNNING BACKS

The best metrics for RB’s 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.

Tyler Badie – Look at all that green! He’s dominating YPTP, BDR, DR, and reception share. He’s looking like an all-around dominant player this year.

Kenneth Walker III – I thought he was going to dominate again but he came back to earth. I’m going to assume it was because they dominated YSU.

Christopher Rodriguez Jr. – Picked up where Kenneth Walker left off this week with a 27-206-3 line! But, unlike Walker, actually has some receiving stats to go along with his rushing.

Zonovan Knight – fell out of the top 10 after this week.

CJ Verdell – Had a great day! I want to make sure this isn’t another fad week like all the other times for Verdell.

Zach Charbonnet – He just keeps moving up the board. This week posting an 11-117-1 against LSU. I’d like to see him earn more of the backfield work to take that next step.

Blake Corum – Absolutely dominating in all aspects of the position. I can’t even say there’s anything I’d like to see him improve on. He’s good. 

Sean Tucker – He dominated his team’s workload once again. His DR is NaN but that will populate once the team scores a passing touchdown. Just a weird quirk for the first week

Deuce Vaughn – Deuce Vaughn will be a little small for the NFL, but in college, he is dominant and no one can stop him.

Bijan Robinson – A quieter week for him since Texas was blown out by Arkansas, but you still like to see him dominate the backfield as he did.

Tank Bigsby – The team dominated so handily *again* that he only needed a 27.4% BDR for the last two weeks yet he’s still efficient in a YPTP sense for the offense.

Zach Evans – Burst onto the scene this week with a 22-190-1 line! Love to see him getting over 50% of the backfield work.

Jahmyr Gibbs – He’s earning a good share of the targets but it’s a little worrisome his DR and BDR are so low. I still think he’s a great talent, but maybe not for C2C.

Jarquez Hunter – Mostly getting run because Auburn has been blowing everyone out.

TreVeyon Henderson – Another electric performance. Peep that 60% backfield dominator rating as a Freshman!

Will Shipley – Another rookie who got some good run this week, probably due to Clemson blowing out SCST, but love to see it nonetheless.

Also, keep your eyes on Gabe Ervin and Corey Kiner.

WIDE RECEIVERS

The most important stats for a WR are their Reception Yards per Team Pass Attempt and their Weighted Dominator Rating. Ideally, you want a value over zero for both of these metrics.

Erik Ezukanma – I thought he would regress heavily this week, but he DIDN’T. He is showing insane efficiency within his offense and I’d love to see it keep going.

Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson – Fell out of the top 10 this week. They played well but just weren’t as efficient at these other names.

Zay Flowers – Played well but was injured during the game. Hopefully, he makes it back to form next week.

Drake London – Another name that dropped off the top 10. He played decent with a 4-68-1 line but his RYPTPA regressed this week. 

David Bell – Welcome to the top 10! I expect him to stay here for the rest of the year. He good.

Wan’Dale Robinson – I love to see Kentucky featuring his talents. He posted a 5-101 line through the air and another 3-73 on the ground. Dynamic.

This 2023 WR class is amazing.

Josh Downs – Dropped back to earth a little this week but he still earned the bulk of the receptions for the teams and was efficient in his touches.

Rakim Jarrett – I wish I rostered all the Rakim Jarrett. The team had a big blowout win against the Howard Bison so he didn’t need to do a ton.

Kayshon Boutte – Boutte is a touchdown magnet.

Quentin Johnston – Had a big day going 5-95-2. This guy is good and is my #3 WR for the class as of right now.

Marvin Mims – Mims dropped this week but I think this was another case of a big blowout and he didn’t need to do a ton.

JSN – HUUUUUGE day for JSN posting a 7-145-2 line. A good season this year will vault him up my leaderboard big time. Even competing with Olave and Wison, JSN can’t be held down by elite competition.

Daniel Jackson – Not a big day but he’s still posting an impressive RYPTPA and Weighted Dominator Rating.

Jermaine Burton – Joined the leader board after he came out this week with a solid 3-92-1 line. You love to see it after the dud from last week.

Jaden Bray – Smashing his first 2 games in terms of expectations for a freshman. I won’t celebrate too early, but if he finds himself ending the season with a Weighted Dom over 30% and RYPTPA over 2, he will find himself with the likes of truly elite company. He may vault to my #1 WR in the class if that’s the case.

Jojo Earle – Solidifying himself as the go-to freshman option and even led the team in reception yards. This is probably a function of Alabama blowing out the Bears, but it’s still a great performance.

Xavier Worthy – Texas got lit up by Arkansas but Worthy still managed to lead the team in reception yards. His RYPTPA of 1.53 is well over what’s expected for a freshman.

Mario Williams – Leads all freshmen in receptions and PPR points. I’d like to see his RYPTPA a little higher but that will come with more production.

TIGHT ENDS

Greg Ducich – Had a blowup day against LSU going 3-117-1 and being very efficient.

Brock Bowers – Looking like THE TE to own in the 2024 class so far.

Tables with G5 Included

QUARTERBACKS

Grayson McCall – The small school darling is dominating by every metric. We’ll see if he can blow up enough to work himself into draft capital.

Malik Willis – had a decent day that got him in the top 10. If Willis can get draft cap I’d hope McCall can.

Bailey Zappe – Still dominated with a 20% rush share and a good AYA and EPA/Play.

Michael Pratt – Looking like the only 2023 G5 QB to write home about.

RUNNING BACKS

WIDE RECEIVERS

Devin Maddox – Keep your eyes on him as he could be a good C2C and DFS play.

Calvin Austin and Jacob Cowing – Posting almost identical stat lines and both killing it for their C2C teams.

Kyle Williams – The classic case of a good player on a low-volume offense.

TIGHT ENDS

Trey McBride – Still good.

Michael Mayer – Still VERY good.

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