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Top 10 slot defenders entering Week 11 of 2023 NFL season: Kenny Moore rules increasingly vital position
Nov 16, 2023
The Next Gen Stats analytics team ranks the top 10 slot defenders entering Week 11 of the 2023 NFL season. While one veteran stands out above the rest, a rookie is clearly making an immediate impact on the league.
Top 10 QB-pass catcher combos entering Week 8 of 2023 NFL season: Tua Tagovailoa-Tyreek Hill reigns
Oct 26, 2023
The Next Gen Stats analytics team ranks the top 10 QB-pass catcher duos based on expected points added entering Week 8 of the 2023 NFL season. The Chiefs' prolific Patrick Mahomes-Travis Kelce connection makes the cut, but it's not No. 1.
Top 10 tight ends entering Week 6 of 2023 NFL season: Rookie at No. 1! Travis Kelce outside top five
Oct 12, 2023
The Next Gen Stats analytics team ranks the top 10 tight ends entering Week 6 of the 2023 NFL season. Lions rookie Sam LaPorta is off to a fast start, but is it enough to claim the top spot? Where does Travis Kelce rank amid an up-and-down campaign?
Christian McCaffrey, Bijan Robinson headline top 10 most complete NFL running backs entering Week 5
Oct 05, 2023
In today's NFL, running backs have a multitude of responsibilities. So, who are the truly well-rounded stars at the position? After crunching the numbers, the Next Gen Stats analytics team provides the top 10 most complete RBs. Where does rookie sensation Bijan Robinson rank?
Top 10 big-play receivers entering Week 4: Dolphins, Rams earn two spots apiece
Sep 28, 2023
The Next Gen Stats analytics team ranks the best big-play receivers entering Week 4 of the 2023 NFL season. No surprise that the Dolphins' Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle earned spots, but which NFC team also boasts two reps on this year's list?
Top 10 pass rushers: Micah Parsons earns top marks in new Next Gen Stats Pressure Probability Model
Sep 21, 2023
The Next Gen Stats analytics team ranks the top pass rushers of the 2023 NFL season using the new NGS Stats Pressure Probability Model. Who earns the No. 1 spot? And which teams land multiple players?
Top 10 rookie debuts of the 2023 NFL season: Fifth-rounder at No. 1! Rams, Texans each boast two picks
Sep 14, 2023
The Next Gen Stats analytics team ranks the top rookie debuts of the 2023 NFL season. Electric playmaker Zay Flowers makes the list, but he's not No. 1. And two different teams boast a pair of selections.
NFC free agency needs: Cowboys, Giants, Packers among teams that must prioritize wide receiver
Mar 10, 2023
Will the Cowboys and Packers invest in more star power at receiver? How will the Panthers address their quarterback void? The Next Gen Stats analytics team digs into three key free agency needs for every NFC team.
AFC free agency needs: Las Vegas Raiders among teams with major quarterback questions
Mar 09, 2023
How will Josh McDaniels' Raiders and Robert Saleh's Jets address the gaping hole at quarterback? With the free agency frenzy right around the corner, the Next Gen Stats analytics team identifies the three biggest needs for each AFC team.
2023 NFL free agency: Unheralded players who should be kept off the market by their teams
Feb 20, 2023
D'Onta Foreman thrived with the Panthers in 2022. Can Carolina risk letting other teams chase after him? The Next Gen Stats analytics team identifies 14 unheralded players who should be kept off the free agency market by their squads.
2022 NFL season's top 10 most improbable comebacks: Vikings' win over Colts is No. 2
Dec 22, 2022
The Vikings pulled off the biggest comeback in NFL history last week, but the Next Gen Stats analytics team says it wasn't the most improbable comeback of the season. Which game is featured at the top of NGS's unlikeliest victory rankings?
2022 NFL season's top 10 wide receivers: Justin Jefferson reels in No. 1 spot over Tyreek Hill
Dec 15, 2022
In a league featuring so much pass-catching talent, what's the pecking order at wide receiver right now? The Next Gen Stats analytics team reveals its ranking of the top 10 players at the position entering Week 15.
2022 NFL season's top 10 edge rushers: No. 1 spot goes to Browns' Myles Garrett over Cowboys' Micah Parsons
Dec 08, 2022
The Next Gen Stats analytics team reveals its ranking of the 10 best edge rushers entering Week 14 of the 2022 NFL season, with the Browns' Myles Garrett leading a list of star defenders.
2022 NFL season's top 10 off-ball linebackers: Roquan Smith trade gives Ravens two of the best
Nov 04, 2022
Dealt from Chicago to Baltimore, Roquan Smith was one of the biggest names to change teams before the NFL trade deadline. Where does he land in the Next Gen Stats analytics team's ranking of the top 10 off-ball linebackers right now?
2022 NFL season's top 10 tight ends: Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews and David Njoku headline position
Oct 13, 2022
Who are the most impactful tight ends in the NFL right now? The Next Gen Stats analytics team provides a ranking of the top 10 players at the position in 2022, with some names that could surprise you.
2022 NFL season's early top-10 safeties: Derwin James at No. 1; rookies paying immediate dividends
Sep 29, 2022
Safeties play a critical role in today's NFL. So, who are the top dogs at the position in the early goings of the 2022 season? The Next Gen Stats analytics team's top-10 ranking spotlights familiar names, breakout studs and instant-impact rookies.
Top 10 big-play wide receivers entering Week 3 of 2022 NFL season: Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill dazzle
Sep 22, 2022
Which team boasts not one but two of the most exciting pass-catchers in football? The Next Gen Stats analytics team ranks the top 10 big-play wide receivers heading into Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season.
Top 10 rookie debuts of the 2022 NFL season: Drake London, Dominique Robinson stand out
Sep 15, 2022
Did any rookie get off to a better start than Drake London? Does Derek Stingley Jr. look like a foundational piece for the Texans? The Next Gen Stats analytics team ranks the top rookie debuts of the 2022 NFL season.
NFL Week 15's biggest decisions: Going for it gives Lions boost vs. Cardinals' conservatism
Dec 20, 2021
Fourth-down aggressiveness helped give Dan Campbell's Lions an edge against Kliff Kingsbury's Cardinals, who took a more conservative approach. The NGS team evaluates several of the biggest decisions from Week 15 so far.
NFL Week 10's biggest decisions: Mike Zimmer outwits Brandon Staley on fourth down
Nov 15, 2021
Did Mike Zimmer outwit Brandon Staley in the Vikings' big win over the Chargers? Is "Riverboat" Ron Rivera pulling all the right levers once again? Since when is Sean Payton ... conservative? The NGS team digs into several of the biggest decisions from Week 10.
Next Gen Stats Decision Guide: Fourth-down superlatives at midpoint of 2021 NFL season
Nov 10, 2021
Which NFL teams have made the best calls on fourth down? What about the worst? And who's made the most impactful decisions? The Next Gen Stats team provides fourth-down superlatives midway through the 2021 NFL season.
NFL Week 9's biggest decisions: Brandon Staley's, Mike Vrabel's fourth-down calls pay off
Nov 08, 2021
Despite a recent string of failed fourth-down attempts, Brandon Staley's continued aggressive approach paid off for the Chargers on Sunday. The NGS team digs into several of the biggest decisions from Week 9.
NFL Week 6's biggest decisions: Chargers right to go for it on fourth down; Cowboys' results mixed
Oct 18, 2021
Was Chargers coach Brandon Staley justified to go for it on two failed fourth-down tries? Where did the Cowboys' Mike McCarthy step up -- and where did he falter? The NGS team breaks down Week 6's biggest decisions.
Week 2's biggest decisions: Ravens' fourth-down call pays off; Giants too cautious?
Sep 20, 2021
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens' undoubtedly made the right call on fourth down in their win over the Chiefs. The Next Gen Stats team digs into the numbers behind that and other crucial decisions in Week 2.
NFL's best fourth-down decision-makers: Kevin Stefanski, John Harbaugh among top coaches
Sep 08, 2021
Is there any better decision-maker on fourth down than the Browns' Kevin Stefanski? What about John Harbaugh's aggressive approach with the Ravens? The Next Gen Stats Analytics Team eyes the top fourth-down decision-makers in the NFL.
Introducing the Next Gen Stats Decision Guide: A new analytics tool for fourth down, two-point conversions
Sep 07, 2021
Next Gen Stats introduces a new tool that will take the analytics on fourth down and two-point conversions to the next level. With the help of tracking technology, fans will have the opportunity of knowing the optimal decision BEFORE THE PLAY.
The Cheetah factor: Why Tyreek Hill's clearly the most explosive player in the NFL
Feb 05, 2021
When the Kansas City Chiefs take the field in Tampa on Super Bowl Sunday, they'll have one of the biggest X-factors in the NFL today: Tyreek Hill. Keegan Abdoo and Mike Band explain what makes "Cheetah" the most explosive player in football.
Busting Super Bowl LV narratives: Truth about Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Rob Gronkowski and more
Feb 02, 2021
Is Tom Brady a system quarterback? Should the Buccaneers try to blitz Patrick Mahomes? Has Rob Gronkowski lost a step? Keegan Abdoo and Mike Band use Next Gen Stats to discern the truth behind some bold narratives surrounding Super Bowl LV.