2013 Tackles Issued by Home Scorekeepers

A major difference between offense only Fantasy Football and IDP Fantasy Football is the subjectivity of the stat keeping. On the offensive side of the ball, a 10 yard catch is a 10 yard catch. However, on the defensive side of the ball, things become a bit less clear. For example, two defensive players get to the ball-carrier at roughly the same time. Who gets the solo tackle and who gets the assist? Or do both players only get an assist? Or does only one player get a solo? There are multiple options in these scenarios and different scorekeepers have different tendencies (right or wrong). Analyzing each home scorekeeper's tendencies will better allow us to make informed lineup decisions.

The chart listed below is ordered in descending fashion based upon the differential from the average amount of total tackles issued by home scorekeepers throughout the 2013 season. Any team above a +11 differential is highlighted in green and considered an above average matchup. Conversely, any team below a -11 differential is highlighted in red and is considered a below average matchup. All other teams that fall in between are highlighted in yellow and considered an average matchup. Please see below for a color-coded key breaking out the various groupings.

Key:

+11 and Higher = Above Average
+10 through -10 = Average
-11 and Lower = Below Average

This article will be updated every Tuesday during the regular season to reflect the most up-to-date tackles issued. However, scorekeepers rarely change their tendencies over the course of the season and thus the trends that we currently are witnessing are likely to remain for the entirety of the season.

NOTE: The data is being displayed on the site using an embedded Google Document. Some readers may have issues viewing the tables depending on a myriad of different of factors (e.g. browser, device, method of viewing). This said, I've made the data available in downloadable spreadsheet and PDF form as well. See the download links below.

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8 comments:

dave said...

Quick question(s) Does the "home" scorekeeper travel with the team to away games. If not, I assume home score keeper scores the away team's tackles? thanks for the work

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@dave
Home scorekeeper scores away team as well.

pj cool said...

I've checked only 2 games. the giants only home game thus far and the packers only home game thus far and there are mistakes in the solo tackles in both games.

pj cool said...

example given: packers 37 solo tackles in 1st game, you list 40. In the same game the redskins received 49 solo tackles via nfl.com you listed 53.

same thing for the giants only home game, and those are the only 2 games I check so god knows where else mistakes exist.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@pj cool
I've reached out to the staffer who does this column to have him look into it. Probably just a difference in sources (e.g. Yahoo vs. NFL). If that's the case, I would assume it's a fairly negligible difference. The overall main data points of the column remain statistically valid.

Thanks for taking time to double check the data though!

pj cool said...

fair enough but if there's differences of 3 and 4 tackles over ONE game, it would be more then negligible as the season goes on. Thanks for looking into it.

Matt Marhevka said...

First I want to thank you for all you do on this page.

My question is my league only awards 1 points for solo tackles and 0 points for assists. So are teams like KC, St. Louis, Ariz, etc that award less assists actually better to target because they award more solo tackles?

Thanks!

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Matt Marhevka
I would look at the combined solo tackles column and go with the teams who had higher numbers there.

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