revolutionary tools.  groundbreaking articles.  proven results.

The RotoViz Scouting Index: 2017 Version 2

Version two of the RotoViz Scouting Index, which aggregates NFL draft prospect rankings from across the web.

It’s been two weeks since this year’s first version of the RotoViz Scouting Index (RSI), so it’s time for an update. Bang the link for the full details on how the index is compiled. Average rank is the player’s average rank across all sites that have a ranking for them. The Score is a weighted average that rewards the player for both high rankings and being ranked more often. The N column is the number of sites (out of seven) that rank the player. RSI RK is the player’s current rank in our index; RSI CHG is the change in rank since the previous version of the index.

Quarterbacks

QB AVE RK SCORE N RSI RK RSI CHG
Deshaun Watson 1.5 42 6 1 0
Mitch Trubisky 2.0 39 6 2 1
DeShone Kizer 2.8 34 6 3 -1
Brad Kaaya 4.0 27 5 4 0
Patrick Mahomes 4.6 24 5 5 0
Davis Webb 5.0 18 5 6 0
Chad Kelly 6.6 13 5 7 0
C.J. Beathard 6.5 12 4 8 #N/A
Joshua Dobbs 7.0 10 4 9 #N/A

C.J. Beathard and Joshua Dobbs make their first appearances. DeShone Kizer and Mitch Trubisky switch places. See our first report on Trubisky here.

Running Backs

RB AVE RK SCORE N RSI RK RSI CHG
Leonard Fournette 1.7 58 6 1 0
Dalvin Cook 1.8 57 6 2 0
Christian McCaffrey 3.2 49 6 3 0
D’Onta Foreman 4.6 39 5 4 #N/A
Samaje Perine 6.2 31 6 5 -1
Wayne Gallman 6.5 26 4 6 #N/A
Jeremy McNichols 7.8 23 4 7 #N/A
Corey Clement 7.0 22 4 8 #N/A
Joe Mixon 7.5 22 4 9 #N/A
Curtis Samuel 8.8 20 4 10 #N/A
Kareem Hunt 7.5 20 6 10 -5
Donnel Pumphrey 8.3 17 4 12 #N/A
Jamaal Williams 8.8 11 4 13 #N/A
Matthew Dayes 10.3 9 4 14 #N/A

A lot of new names make the index this week. That’s a sign that the scouting sites comprising the RSI are getting getting more evaluations completed. I’ve seen Curtis Samuel listed as both a running back and a wide receiver; I’m including him in the RBs. If you track the scores, you can start to see some tiers forming already.

Some preliminary write ups:

Wide Receivers

WR AVE RK SCORE N RSI RK RSI CHG
Corey Davis 2.7 66 7 1 1
Mike Williams 1.5 65 6 2 -1
John Ross 3.0 56 6 3 0
JuJu Smith-Schuster 3.5 53 6 4 0
Dede Westbrook 5.2 43 6 5 0
Cooper Kupp 6.4 40 7 6 0
Isaiah Ford 7.0 32 6 7 0
Stacy Coley 8.0 29 5 8 #N/A
Amara Darboh 7.5 28 4 9 #N/A
Taywan Taylor 8.6 26 5 10 #N/A
K.D. Cannon 8.0 26 4 11 #N/A
Travin Dural 10.5 16 4 12 #N/A
Ryan Switzer 11.5 12 4 13 #N/A
Fred Ross 12.0 9 5 14 #N/A

Mike Williams actually has a better average rank than Corey Davis, but Davis is ranked more often. Let the debates begin. Curtis Patrick has the lowdown on Williams, while Anthony Amico breaks down Davis. For the record, Amico’s article on Davis isn’t our first. That distinction belongs to Jon Moore, who wrote about the Western Michigan wunderkind back in 2014.

Tight Ends

TE AVE RK SCORE N RSI RK RSI CHG
O.J. Howard 1.0 52 7 1 0
Jake Butt 3.3 36 7 2 0
Evan Engram 3.4 35 7 3 1
Bucky Hodges 2.8 33 6 4 -1
Jordan Leggett 4.6 27 7 5 0
Jeremy Sprinkle 5.7 19 6 6 0
Gerald Everett 6.8 12 4 7 #N/A
Cole Hikutini 7.8 8 4 8 #N/A
Michael Roberts 8.3 6 4 9 #N/A

Initial write ups:

recent and related...

in case you missed it...

16 Stats to Know for DFS in Week 17

Utilizing RotoViz’s suite of creative tools, metrics, and filterable stats (all of which just keep getting better!), I unearthed 16 key stats to help you crush your Week 17 NFL DFS lineups. Vegas lines for Week 17 Reported lines are current as of December 26, 2019.1 CLE @ CIN: The

Read More

Week 17 DraftKings Targets: The News Cycle Is Key

As is the case with Week 17 historically, teams locked into the playoffs with little or nothing to gain from a Week 17 win will often be cautious with their key players. This is already reported to be the case with the Bills this week. We could also see the

Read More

FanDuel NFL Cash Plays – Week 17

The Fantasy Football Ghost helps us close out the regular season with his picks for FanDuel cash lineups in Week 17 Week 17 is traditionally one of the most difficult weeks to forecast as playoff bound teams sit their starting players and non-playoff teams up their game in an attempt

Read More

DK Buffet Week 17: 15 Key Stats for the Main Slate on DraftKings

When I’m looking into the DFS slate each week, I like to go game by game and identify players or situations that intrigue me. In every game, on every team, there’s a situation that’s relevant for DFS purposes, for either a positive or negative reason. These situations inform us of

Read More
Connect
Support

rotovizmain@gmail.com

Sign-up today for our free Premium Email subscription!

© 2019 RotoViz. All rights Reserved.