The most avid consumers of advanced football stats instantly recognize terms such as YPA, DVOA, aDOT and YAC. To other football fans, this hodgepodge of acronyms is unrecognizable. You don’t need to know all the advanced stats in order to enjoy football, but if you want a greater understanding of a complicated game in which 22 players are trying to perform their unique assignments on every play, advanced stats can help bring order to the chaos.
If you want to learn more about advanced football stats and further enhance your enjoyment of the world’s greatest sport, we’ve got you covered. This glossary explains some terms that might be second nature to the nerdiest of the football nerds but might not be familiar to other fans. Let’s take a closer look at Yards Per Route Run.
How to Use Yards Per Route Run in Fantasy Football
What is Yards Per Route Run (YPRR)?
YPRR is a metric that measures the efficiency of a wide receiver, tight end or running back in terms of how many yards they gain per route run, which is the number of times they go out for a pass. Essentially, YPRR represents the average number of yards that a player makes every time they run a route, and it reflects the player’s ability to create separation from defenders, their ability to catch the ball in space, and their overall efficiency as a pass catcher.
Why is YPRR important in fantasy football?
YPRR is a highly predictive statistic, meaning it offers significant insight into which players are likely to perform well on a week-to-week basis. By analyzing YPRR, fantasy football managers can accurately predict how efficient players are likely to be in upcoming games, allowing them to prioritize those players who are likely to provide the most value.
Beyond its predictiveness, YPRR is also an excellent way to identify players who are undervalued or overvalued by the fantasy football community. For example, a receiver with a high YPRR is likely to be more efficient with his targets, making him a valuable commodity, even if he doesn’t receive as many targets overall. Conversely, a receiver with a low YPRR may be less efficient with his targets, making him less valuable, even if he receives a high number of targets.
In addition to these analytical benefits, YPRR can also provide fantasy football managers with a significant edge when it comes to player valuation. By prioritizing players with high YPRR, managers can build rosters that are more efficient and more likely to succeed over the long term. Furthermore, by avoiding players with low YPRR, managers can avoid investing their resources in players who are unlikely to provide significant value.
How is YPRR calculated?
The first step to use yards per route run in fantasy football player analysis and draft strategy is to calculate the statistic manually or find a trusted source that provides this statistic. Several websites offer advanced statistics, providing yards per route run data. The following is a step-by-step guide on how to calculate yards per route run manually:
• Calculate the total number of routes a player has run: Add up the number of pass routes that a player has run in a game or season.
• Calculate the total number of yards a player has: Add up the total number of receiving yards a player has in that game or season.
• Divide the total yards by the total number of routes run: Divide the total number of yards accumulated by the number of routes run to determine the player’s yards per route run.
For instance, if a player runs 20 routes and collects 100 receiving yards, his yards per route run is 5.00.
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