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Pro Football Focus (also written as ProFootballFocus, and often referred to by its initials, PFF) is a website that focuses on thorough analysis of the National Football League (NFL) and NCAA Division-I football in the United States. PFF produces 0-100 Player Grades and a range of advanced statistics for teams and players by watching, charting and grading every player on every play in every game both at the NFL and FBS level.Source
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PFF's All-Rookie Team through the first quarter of the 2020 NFL season | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

PFF's All-Rookie Team through the first quarter of the 2020 NFL season | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

We’re at the quarter point of the 2020 NFL season, which means I can officially overreact to this year’s rookie class. In all honesty, I do believe that a rookie performing well is far more predictive of what’s to come than one performing poorly. So, the majority of guys who made this squad — with some notable exceptions — look like they’ll be quality starters soon if they’re not already.[Editor's Note: PFF's advanced statistics and player grades are powered by .]I can’t remember a rookie quarterback who had less help than Burrow this season look more impressive than him. He’s faced the...

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Ranking the NFL's 50 best linemen, combining offense and defense: Aaron Donald, Watt brothers lead the way | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

Ranking the NFL's 50 best linemen, combining offense and defense: Aaron Donald, Watt brothers lead the way | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

As a part of our partnership with ESPN, this is a part of a story that was originally published on ESPN+ and can be viewed in its entirety here with your ESPN+ subscription –Who are the NFL's best players in the trenches when you compare offense and defense? That's what we tried to figure out with the debut of our NFL lineman rankings.At PFF, we grade every player on every play in every game, which gives us a unique viewpoint on play in the trenches where the story isn't as easily told by readily available statistics like it is at other positions. Using PFF grades and statistics from...

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PFF First-Quarter NFL All-Pro Team: Packers' Aaron Rodgers gets the nod at QB, Vikings' Justin Jefferson lands a spot at WR | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

PFF First-Quarter NFL All-Pro Team: Packers' Aaron Rodgers gets the nod at QB, Vikings' Justin Jefferson lands a spot at WR | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

The offseason wait for NFL football seemed like it would last forever, and then in the blink of an eye, the first quarter of the regular season is already in the books. As somber as that may be, it does mean we get a chance to break out the first PFF All-Pro team of 2020.We have given more weight to playing time than usual. With just four games played for most teams, if you missed one, that’s a bigger issue than it would be in an end-of-season All-Pro team.So without further preamble, let’s dive into the best players so far this season.[Editor's Note: PFF's advanced statistics and player...

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Sam Monson
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PFF Rankings: Ranking all 32 NFL offenses ahead of Week 5 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

PFF Rankings: Ranking all 32 NFL offenses ahead of Week 5 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

Offense wins championships.With a quarter of the 2020 NFL season now in the books, we now have a clearer picture of the teams that are poised to make a run at the playoffs. Below, you will find all 32 NFL offenses ranked based on per play. As a refresher, EPA is the measure of a play’s impact on the score of the game.This ranking is not a prediction of what’s to come, nor is it a list of our favorite schemes, systems or playcallers. These rankings solely reflect each offense's performance on a per-play basis through the first four weeks of the 2020 NFL season. We must also note that we have...

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NFL Week 4 PFF ReFocused: Philadelphia Eagles 25, San Francisco 49ers 20

NFL Week 4 PFF ReFocused: Philadelphia Eagles 25, San Francisco 49ers 20

There will be no more talk of a QB controversy in .Third-year quarterback turned in an ugly, two-interception performance against the that ultimately landed him on the bench and cost the 49ers the game.Editor's note: All of PFF's grades and advanced stats from this game will be finalized and made available to  within 24 hours of the final whistle.A week removed from his 343-yard, one-touchdown outing against the in Week 3, Mullens completed 18-of-26 passes for 200 yards and two interceptions, including a pick-six to Eagles’ . He also took four sacks and lost a fumble in the contest.replaced...

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Oct 5
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College Football Week 5 Power Rankings: Clemson leads the pack, LSU drop to No. 5

College Football Week 5 Power Rankings: Clemson leads the pack, LSU drop to No. 5

We witnessed a last weekend, filled with upsets, come-from-behind wins, exhilarating performances and more. With that, and the return of the Big Ten and PAC 12 for this fall season, our PFF Elo-based rankings got a little bit of a shakeup.The PFF Elo system serves as the base power metric for our ; it not only factors in PFF grades and stats, but it also takes into account recruiting rankings, returning players and market information. Here is how it ranks the top 25 college football teams ahead of Week 5 of the 2020 season.Trevor Lawrence is playing perfectly, or at least as close to that...

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Oct 2
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NFL Week 4 Preview: Fantasy football advice, betting tips and matchups to watch

NFL Week 4 Preview: Fantasy football advice, betting tips and matchups to watch

PFF previews the 16 NFL games in Week 4, highlighting storylines to watch while also taking a and approach to offer insight for every NFL fan.Editor's note: ELITE subscribers can view player grades, advanced statistics, positional snap counts and more in . .Headline of the game: , come on down!Thursday Night Football typically isn’t the game of the week, but this week’s iteration is next-level ugly. It was expected that the Jets would be one of the worst teams in the NFL heading into the season, and they have solidified that title with their performances through the first three weeks. New...

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The NFL's cross to bear: How NFL offenses are getting receivers open against the modern defense

The NFL's cross to bear: How NFL offenses are getting receivers open against the modern defense

Dec 21, 2019; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass against the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY SportsA closer look:PFF EdgeUnlock Player Grades, Fantasy &$39.99$9.99 / moPFF EliteUnlock Premium Stats,$199.99$34.99 / moToolsSocialToolsDFS ToolsWeek 1ToolsDraft ToolsSocialToolsSocialTools© 2020 PFF, All rights reserved.

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PFF Rankings: The NFL's top 25 wide receivers ahead of the 2020 NFL season

PFF Rankings: The NFL's top 25 wide receivers ahead of the 2020 NFL season

Subscribe to PFF's EDGE or ELITE subscriptions to get access to the following tools, charts, etc. – – – – – – – 50 more‘s,and hisin the NFL.PFF EdgeUnlock Player Grades, Fantasy &$39.99$9.99 / moPFF EliteUnlock Premium Stats,$199.99$34.99 / moToolsSocialToolsDFS ToolsWeek 1ToolsDraft ToolsSocialToolsSocialTools© 2020 PFF, All rights reserved.

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PFF Rankings: The NFL’s top 15 tight ends ahead of the 2020 NFL season

PFF Rankings: The NFL’s top 15 tight ends ahead of the 2020 NFL season

Subscribe to PFF's EDGE or ELITE subscriptions to get access to the following tools, charts, etc. – – – – – – – Kittle gets the nod for the top spot over Kelce. There’s just not much about playing the tight end position that he doesn’t do at an elite level. He tore single coverage apart in 2019, proving too athletic for many linebackers and safeties and too physical for most cornerbacks in one-on-one matchups. His since 2018 puts him up with the run-game specialists at the position. The most impressive thing about Kittle’s game is just how hard it is to bring him to the ground.Prior to...

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Ben Linsey
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Ranking the NFL’s best pass-blocking offensive lines on longer developing plays

Ranking the NFL’s best pass-blocking offensive lines on longer developing plays

Sep 15, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) signals to his teammates in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at the Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports[Editor’s note:  to gain access to PFF’s  and new  in addition to the , , , all of PFF’s premium article content and more.]— —,PFF EdgeUnlock Player Grades, Fantasy &$39.99$9.99 / moPFF EliteUnlock Premium Stats,$199.99$34.99 / moToolsSocialToolsToolsSocialToolsSocial© 2020 PFF, All rights reserved.

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15 NFL players entering prove-it years in 2020

15 NFL players entering prove-it years in 2020

In many ways, every NFL season is a “prove-it” year for players. Rare is the reality of job security in this league, but even so, some players are under more pressure entering 2020 than others.Whether it’s young underachievers who need to show they belong in the league or more established veterans justifying a contract, trade or even a roster spot, there are plenty of players with points to prove this upcoming season.[Editor’s note:  to gain access to PFF’s  and new  in addition to the , , , all of PFF’s premium article content and more.]There may be no player under more intense focus than...

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Sam Monson
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2020 NFL training camp battles to watch: Wide receiver

2020 NFL training camp battles to watch: Wide receiver

Nov 28, 2019; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) celebrates his touchdown with teammates during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports[Editor’s note:  to gain access to PFF’s  and new  in addition to the , , , all of PFF’s premium article content and more.]The verdict: Snead starts the season, but Duvernay pushes for more snaps as season progressesJohn Ross: PFF overall grades and rank (2017-19, regular season only, min. 250 snaps )SeasonSnaps playedPFF overall...

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As NFL and college offenses continue to adapt, the zone read has stood the test of time

As NFL and college offenses continue to adapt, the zone read has stood the test of time

Just as the football play starts with a snap, so do all football practices. Whether it’s the center snapping to the quarterback or the long snapper sending footballs to his fellow special teamers, the holder and punter, the significance of a clean snap is not lost on football coaches and players. It’s hard to play this sport with any level of competency if the snap can’t be made routinely. A wayward snap will kill a play before it starts. A bobbled catch will do the same. You don’t want to hear the words, “Whoa, he has problems with the snap!” because it does not end well.[Editor’s...

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Seth Galina
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Captain Checkdown: The quarterbacks who most and least rely on checkdown passes

Captain Checkdown: The quarterbacks who most and least rely on checkdown passes

Checkdown passes are not inherently bad — in many cases, they can be very useful. If nothing is open downfield and the pocket starts to collapse, checkdown passes allow a quarterback to turn a busted play into something positive.[Editor’s note:  to gain access to PFF’s  and new  in addition to the , , , all of PFF’s premium article content and more.]The issues arise — and where the label “Captain Checkdown” begins to be thrown around as a pejorative — when quarterbacks start to lean too heavily into that easy way out, eschewing difficult passes into tight coverage in favor of taking the...

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Sam Monson
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Ranking the NFL's 32 starting running backs by elusiveness

Ranking the NFL's 32 starting running backs by elusiveness

[Editor’s note:  to gain access to PFF’s  and new  in addition to the , , , all of PFF’s premium article content and more.], who they draftedPFF EdgeUnlock Player Grades, Fantasy &$39.99$9.99 / moPFF EliteUnlock Premium Stats,$199.99$34.99 / moToolsSocialToolsToolsSocialToolsSocial© 2020 PFF, All rights reserved.

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Best offensive tackle duos in the NFL ahead of the 2020 season

Best offensive tackle duos in the NFL ahead of the 2020 season

As the highlighted — with five offensive tackles coming off the board over the first 18 picks of the first round — teams are always searching for viable bookends along the offensive line. It’s not high-level football analysis to say that clean pockets significantly aid quarterbacks and create lanes that propel running backs into the open field. There are few quicker ways to derail a talented offense than to have sieves at the left and right tackle positions — something that the 2019 can attest to.[Editor’s note:  to gain access to PFF’s  and new  in addition to the , , , all of PFF’s...

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PFF50: The NFL's 50 best players entering the 2020 season

PFF50: The NFL's 50 best players entering the 2020 season

[Editor’s note:  to gain access to PFF’s and new  in addition to the , , , all of PFF’s premium article content and more.]No matter how good you think Aaron Donald is, you’re underselling it. He is the best player in the NFL by a distance, and only the fact that his position doesn’t impact a game as heavily as quarterback or even receiver makes that in any way a debate. Since entering the league, Donald owns the best pressure rate, the best pass-rush win rate (factoring in wins at the line that don’t result in pressures), the best PFF pass-rushing grade and the most total pressures. He has...

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Sam Monson
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Lamar Jackson is deviating from empty formation norms — and succeeding

Lamar Jackson is deviating from empty formation norms — and succeeding

This article was supposed to be a study on and . A puff piece about how precise the two quarterbacks are. An excuse for me to wax poetic about footwork and ball placement and all the ways we praise the older generation of quarterbacks. But then I watched , and everything changed. It’s not very brave of me to say the 2019 NFL MVP is really good, but I’m going to anyway. Lamar Jackson is really, really good. He also might be changing the way NFL offenses play in empty formations.[Editor’s note:  to gain access to PFF’s  and new  in addition to the , , , all of PFF’s premium article content...

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2020 NFL QB Rankings: Using Bayesian Updating to rank all 32 projected starters

2020 NFL QB Rankings: Using Bayesian Updating to rank all 32 projected starters

[Editor’s note:  to gain access to PFF’s  and new  in addition to the , , , all of PFF’s premium article content and more.]Chance of being…RankQBProj. z-scoreMedianrankThe bestTop- 5Top- 10Top- 16Among worst 5 PFF EdgeUnlock Player Grades, Fantasy &$39.99$9.99 / moPFF EliteUnlock Premium Stats,$199.99$34.99 / moToolsSocialToolsToolsSocialToolsSocial© 2020 PFF, All rights reserved.

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Just fall forward: NFL teams continue to underutilize the QB sneak

Just fall forward: NFL teams continue to underutilize the QB sneak

Back in October, was lying on the turf in front of a national audience on Thursday Night Football. Team doctors were popping his dislocated kneecap back into place on the field after a quarterback sneak caused the residents of Kansas City to collectively hold their breath — dreams of a Lombardi Trophy slipping away. The despair didn't last long, though, and Mahomes was able to return after just two weeks on the sideline and later deliver that Super Bowl title.[Editor’s note:  to gain access to PFF’s  and new  in addition to the , , , all of PFF’s premium article content and more.]At the...

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Most underrated player on all 32 NFL teams ahead of the 2020 NFL season

Most underrated player on all 32 NFL teams ahead of the 2020 NFL season

Every NFL roster includes players who quietly excel, making teams better in ways that don't necessarily show up on the stat sheet or earn Pro Bowl recognition.[Editor’s note:  to gain access to PFF’s and new  in addition to the , , , all of PFF’s premium article content and more.]PFF EdgeUnlock Player Grades, Fantasy &$39.99$9.99 / moPFF EliteUnlock Premium Stats,$199.99$34.99 / moToolsSocialToolsToolsSocialToolsSocial© 2020 PFF, All rights reserved.

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PFF’s All-Clutch Team: The NFL's best performers in the fourth quarter and overtime in 2019

PFF’s All-Clutch Team: The NFL's best performers in the fourth quarter and overtime in 2019

Sep 22, 2019; Carson, CA, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) speaks with wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY SportsHow do you define clutch? Often it comes down to one or two plays made in pivotal moments, but the can give us a broader picture of how well a player performed over a subset of plays in a given season. That was precisely what I set out to capture last season when I looked at the , selecting the players who graded the best in the fourth quarter...

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Ranking the NFL’s most efficient wide receivers from 2019

Ranking the NFL’s most efficient wide receivers from 2019

Wide receiver production can be summed up in just a few box-score statistics: receptions, yardage and touchdowns. But while that might give you an indication of a wideout's broad production, what about how efficient they were in amassing those statistics? Efficiency metrics for wide receivers provide a better indicator of which players can repeat those box-score data points going forward and which are likely to see a regression in their overall production.PFF has a wealth of data available that can help us dive deeper and measure this efficiency:[Editor’s note:  to gain access to PFF’s and...

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Second-year breakout candidates for the 2020 NFL season

Second-year breakout candidates for the 2020 NFL season

Every year, we rush to judge and grade the draft even as it’s happening. The rookie season of each draft class is about confirming priors and taking victory laps or trying to hide from a prediction that turned out badly. But players progress at different rates in the NFL, and often Years 2 or 3 are where the biggest leaps are made. With that in mind, here are some potential second-year breakout candidates for 2020, based off what we have seen from them in the past.[Editor’s note:  to gain access to PFF’s and new  in addition to the , , , all of PFF’s premium article content and...

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