WHAT IS RUNNING BACK VISION?
When looking at running backs, it often boils down to yards per carry, broken tackles, and those crazy explosive plays. Often, for NFL and collegiate running backs alike, there is not a lot of statistics provided in context. While there are advanced statistics like EPB and EPA, it's challenging to understand how it translates to a player's assessment and projection.
Running Back Vision provides a unique way of looking at running backs through a calculated metric named "Advanced Success Rate" (ASR) with the added bonus of breaking ASR down into 5 basic scheme categories: Outside Zone, Inside Zone, Power, Counter, and Gap.
There are two analytical benefits to ASR: running back fit/usage and matchups. Between seasons, free agency and the draft moves a number of players into new situations. RBV ASR and its breakdown per scheme give the user a mechanism by which they can assess the synergy of new faces in new places.
For fantasy players, matchups are the spice to a winning recipe. With ASR evaluations of NFL defenses, one can also find edges where a runner's scheme strength, his team's frequency in the said scheme, and a defense's weakness all align.
The creator of RBV is an adamant believer in the mesh of analytics and film. He firmly believes that analytics, like emotions, are excellent indicators, but terrible masters. Every player profile provides the ASR paired with a film-derived narrative to help users understand contributing factors to a runner's success (or lack thereof).