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 rankings here.
RODS Rankings Week 13
Despite their best efforts to ruin life at the top of the RODS rankings this week by posting their worst rating of the season (-34.3%), the Eagles stay at the summit as their closest rivals all posted ratings below their season to date average. The Eagles posted both their worst offensive (+26.3%) and defensive (-51.3%) ratings of the season so far as they fell to the Seahawks on Sunday Night Football, and also their lowest team fantasy points total (70.52 points). Of the top 5 teams per last week’s rankings, only the Jaguars and Vikings have swapped places as the Jags posted the highest rating of week 13 (+62.9%) in their 30-10 victory over the Colts.
As per last week, eleven of the top twelve teams in the RODS rankings currently sit in the playoff places, with only the Titans in 16th place (last week 17th), sitting lower than their playoff ranking.
The Raiders for the second consecutive week have risen the most places in the rankings, this week moving up a further four places to 15th. The Raiders posted a +42.9% rating in defeating the Giants as they now sit tied atop the AFC West at 6-6. Three teams (Redskins, Packers, Broncos) all dropped three places this week to tie fo the biggest drop of the week. The Packers (-28.6%) posted the lowest rating of any team to win a game this season, showing how fortunate they were to avoid defeat to the Buccaneers who outgained them 395 yards to 276 yards, 25 first downs to 16, and 56% to 42% on third downs.
The Giants, having been in the bottom five teams since week 2, finally drop to the bottom of the rankings as they lost with a rating of -38.6%, and the Dolphins won with their highest RODS rating of 2017 (+52.9%). The Browns drop back into the bottom five teams, swapping with the Buccaneers, as they posted a -31.4% rating in the loss to the Chargers.
The Patriots remain the highest scoring fantasy team with a season average of 95.6 points per game, with the Eagles second (92.63 ppg) and the Saints (88.49 ppg) in third. The Bears remain the lowest scoring fantasy team as they only managed 42.48 points in the defeat to the 49ers, and have a season long average of 56.29 ppg.