PFF continuously strives to improve our data and processes. Our goal is to deliver the most accurate and comprehensive analysis of football player performance anywhere. We continue to implement new data points and technologies that drive us further towards our goal, and improve your experience as a subscriber. This year, we are launching the most significant changes to our grade methodology since switching to the 0-100 scale. With the release of Premium 2.0, now is a good time to explain some of the changes as well as the reasoning behind them.
PFF’s grades have always been broken down by facet – receiving, blocking, pass-rushing etc. – but we have expanded those facets to include some new categories that previously muddied the waters.
- Fumble grade: Splitting out fumbling so that ball security is displayed independently and not artificially depressing or inflating a player’s receiving, rushing or passing facet grades.
- Drop grade: Splitting out drops so that you can differentiate a receiver’s hands and his overall production.
- Tackle grade: Splitting out tackling performance so that it acts independently of his play in coverage or against the run.
- Special teams grades: Our unrivalled special teams grades have now made the transition to the 0-100 scale. This facet includes a field goal grade, a kickoff grade, a punt grade, a kick return grade, a punt return grade and a special teams grade for all aspects of special teams that don’t including kicking or returning.
- Team grades: Instead of just having a grade for a player in a specific category, we also have them for teams on the same 0-100 scale.
- Preseason grades: For the first time, preseason grades are available on our 0-100 scale, giving you unique insight into the preseason performance of every player that steps foot onto the…