Total Accuracy has been updated through Week 3's action of the 2014 NFL season.
If you're still in the dark on what Total Accuracy is or how it's calculated, check back to Week 2's article or the introduction piece published after Week 1. Basically, Total Accuracy weighs a quarterback's Pro Football Focus Accuracy Percentage (completion percentage's smarter big brother) ranking against his average depth of target (aDOT) ranking.
With Week 3 in the books, here's an up-to-date look at Total Accuracy.
Quarterbacks who've taken at least 25% of their respective team's snaps are counted, and aDOT ties are broken by better AP rank.
I'll update this statistic every Tuesday or Wednesday for the duration of the 2014 regular season.
Any questions? I'll be tracking the comment section. Also, you can find me on Twitter @ChrisTrapasso.
|Rank||Name||AP Rank||aDOT Rank||AP Rank 2x||Total Accuracy|
|T1||Robert Griffin III||1||16||2||18|
|T10||Alex D. Smith||8||26||16||42|
Biggest riser: Matthew Stafford - 11 spots (19th in Week 2, 8th after Week 3)
Biggest faller: EJ Manuel: 21 spots (13th in Week 2, 34th after Week 3)
Russell Wilson analysis: Wilson's AP of 75.0 in Week 3 was pretty good, especially considering he attempted 34 passes. Surprisingly, after posting the 5th highest aDOT in 2013 (9.8 yards), the Seahawks QB is currently tied for second-lowest in that category.
His aDOT of 6.4 is likely due to Harvin's short-range usage and the fact that speedster Paul Richardson has been on the field for only 28 offensive snaps through three games.
Notable Week 3 performances:
Andrew Luck finished the day in Jacksonville with an 85.5% Accuracy Percentage, the highest in the NFL in Week 3. Ben Roethlisberger really helped his Total Accuracy with an 88.9 AP night in Carolina. Impressive.
Right now, the quarterbacks in the AFC East are Buzz's girlfriend...woof. Ryan Tannehill, Tom Brady, Geno Smith and EJ Manuel have four of the five worst scores heading into Week 4.
Rams signal-caller Austin Davis continued his surprisingly strong play against the Cowboys -- his AP was a solid 79.5.
In Bruce Arians' vertical passing system, Drew Stanton is dead last in AP (62.1) but first in aDOT (14.4)
Next week, Mike Glennon and rookie quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles should make their first appearances in Total Accuracy.