Granted, there's only so much statistics can tell us, but they can be quite useful in spotting player trends long before they actually start showing up in more obvious ways.
This said, I believe it's a worthwhile exercise to break down some of the more intermediate IDP stat categories. We will take a look at IDP snap counts, tackle frequency, sack frequency, and points per snap within this stat metrics series. This specific release will focus on IDP Sack Frequency.
These resources will live on the site leading into the start of the season, so that we can use them as a guide to help inform our 2016 draft decisions.
The IDP sack frequency (total sacks/number of snaps played) numbers are available after the jump. Fantasy points were calculated based on the following scoring system:
Solo Tackle = 1.5 points
Assist = 0.75 point
Sack = 4 points
INT = 6 points
FR = 3 points
FF = 4 points
PD = 1.5 point
QB Hits = 1 point
There are separate tabs for DL, LB, and DB to make filtering through the data easier. Players needed to have 450, 350, and 450 snaps or greater respectively to be included within the data set.
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 via a direct link to the Google Sheet which you can find directly below.
Direct Link to View
*Snap count data is courtesy of Sporting Charts