For the past few years I’ve combined my love of professional football and analytics by releasing a series of Power BI reports featuring player statistics. This year is no different. This year I’m finally able to release my NFL Football Stats, Comparisons, and Analysis reports featuring the stats for players at the quarterback, runningback, wide receiver, tightend, and kicker positions. Unlike previous years, this years reports are based on data from NFL.com. My goal for producing this report is, as nerdy as this is, to give me a leg up on my fantasy football drafts. If you’ve ever played fantasy football, you know the key to winning is having the deepest roster and I hope that these reports will allow me to identify middle and late round talent using the collected data in a readable and navigable format.
I think this is probably my best version of the NFL stats report that I’ve released yet, and there’s a few reasons why I think so. First, I included comparisons between each individual player and league averages, which I hope will provide valuable insight into where each player stacks up compared to the rest of the league.
Secondly, I included colored KPIs on the Team Dashboard to indicate how a player compares to the league. For instance, if a running back has a green KPI for Yards Rushing, that means they rushed for 10% more yards compared to the rest of the league. Yellow would indicate the player rushed for between 90% and 110% of the league average, and red would mean they only rushed for less than 90% of the league average.
Also, I included filters on the analysis reports for