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 9
After another crazy week in the NFL where we saw 585 points, 69 touchdowns and multiple fights and ejections, we’re starting to see the cream of the NFL crop start to distance themselves from the chasing pack. The top four teams in the RODS rankings remain the same as last week, with the Eagles leapfrogging the Jaguars into third place as they posted their highest RODS rating of 2017 as they steamrollered the Broncos 51-23. The Saints have closed the gap on the league-leading Rams as they posted the highest RODS rating of week 9 of +90.0% as they beat the Bucs, though the Rams were far from shabby themselves as they posted a +58.6% rating as they put 51 points on the roads against the Giants.
At the bottom of the table, the Dolphins remain in last place, but are closing the gap on the free-falling Giants, who drop to 31st after losing to the Rams. The Buccaneers have also dropped into the bottom 3 after their defeat to the Saints and now have to deal with the news that Jameis Winston will be out of action for the next couple of weeks at least as he rests his injured shoulder.
The Eagles and Rams have now overtaken the Patriots as the highest scoring fantasy teams, averaging 93.85 and 91.06 team points per game respectively. The Rams’ 135 and Eagles’ 125 team points in week 9 are the second and fifth most of any team this season. The Dolphins have moved off the bottom of the fantasy points ranking at the expense of the Browns as they posted their second highest total of 2017 in the loss to the Raiders. The Bengals posted the lowest team points of the week with 27.94 in the defeat to the Jaguars, as they posted just 148 yards of offense and Andy Dalton scored just 5.34 points at quarterback.