The NFL Next Gen team breaks down the science behind the rankings, and the aspects within the weekly changes.
Each week of the 2022 NFL season, the Next Gen Stats analytics team will present a distinct Position Power Rating meant to highlight the highest performances amongst a particular group of players. This week, we have assembled a listing of the highest 10 edge rushers heading into Week 14.
Before we dive in, though, a note on our methodology: To assist create quantifiable rankings, we now have devised a formula that yields a Next Gen Stats percentile rating, which measures how a player is performing relative to his peers. The formula uses each individual’s percentile rating across a series of key metrics to create one composite rating, indicating which players at that position performed best. We’ll lean on this formula to tell our rankings when applicable.