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NFL RODS Rankings: Week 11

Saints epic comeback takes them to the holy land

Washington Redskins v New Orleans Saints Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The RODS rankings are my self-developed statistical analysis of team performance, looking at all three phases of the game. The Standard RODS is an aggregate of the Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams ratings and is based purely on what happens on the field, taking into consideration no outside factors. Additionally I have taken the standard fantasy point scoring from ESPN and aggregated each team’s total fantasy output so we are able to compare actual performance with their fantasy output. For a further breakdown of how the ratings are derived, you can find the full breakdown of the RODS ratings here.

RODS Rankings Week 11

Week 11 is in the rear view mirror and now the dust has settled we can see there’s a new leader in the 2017 RODS rankings. The Saints’ comeback to defeat the Redskins in overtime has meant they have edged ahead of the pack with six weeks to go. Their +12.9% rating (the lowest of their 8-game win streak) was more than enough to take the outright lead after the Rams posted a -51.4% rating in their defeat to the Vikings, which is their worst outing of 2017. The Rams drop to third this week after the Eagles’ second half demolition of the Cowboys, as they posted their highest RODS rating of the season (+65.7%) in their 37-9 road win. The loss for the Cowboys sees them drop out of the top 10 for the first time since week 6 and they face a surging Chargers team on Thanksgiving who were this week’s highest climbers, rising five places to 14th as they put 54 points on the Bills and picked off Nathan Peterman five times in the first half of his debut.

The Titans were the big fallers of week 11, dropping five places to 20th after their 40-17 loss to the Steelers on Thursday, and also dropping out of the joint lead in the AFC South as the Jaguars made it four wins in a row after defeating the Browns.

The bottom five teams remain the same, with the Dolphins continuing to be the worst team in football for the third straight week. The only change sees the Buccaneers move ahead of the 49ers who had their bye week in week 11, as the Buccs took down the lowly Dolphins.

For the first time in 2017, we saw both teams in a match up post a negative rating, which occurred on Monday night in Seattle. The Seahawks (11th place overall) posted a -10.0% rating in the defeat to the Falcons (8th), who managed just a -2.9% rating themselves as they secured victory.

In terms of fantasy scoring, the Rams’ defeat to the Vikings sees them drop out of 1st place overall for 2017 and down to 4th, as they managed just 36.00 fantasy points in week 11. The Eagles are the new fantasy leader (94.47 ppg) as they posted a score of 100.02, the 6th most of week 11. The Patriots (94.46 ppg) are as close as can be behind the Eagles as they posted 109.36 points in week 11, with the Saints now in third, averaging 90.06 ppg and 105.90 points against the Redskins.

The highest scoring fantasy team of week 11 were the Steelers, who managed 188.36 points in the victory over the Titans, led by Ben Roethlisberger’s season-high 28.96 points, narrowly ahead of the Chargers with 115.36 points.

The worst fantasy team is the Browns again (57.49 ppg), as they continue to flip flop with the Dolphins (60.11 ppg) in the race for the bottom. The Cowboys were the lowest fantasy scorers in week 11 with 28.50 points, led by Dak Prescott’s fantasy nightmare as he put up negative points for the first time in his career (-1.2 points).

RODS Rankings: Week 11