Better Than Average (BTA) shows which players were better than their peers when the advantage of the schedule was removed. This is a true 1:1 measurement because it only considers how well players did against the others who faced that defense. It counts three occurrences:
“Top 8” – Scored in the Top-8 fantasy points allowed by a defense
“Top 4” – Scored in the Top-4 fantasy points allowed by a defense
“#1” – Scored the most fantasy points allowed by a defense.
BTA – The combination of the three categories. Since a #1 performance also falls into a top 4 and top 8, it gets weighted three times more than a top 8. A Top 4 is counted twice since it is also a Top 8.
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The Top 3 with the most “highest scores” allowed by a defense were the same as the Top 3 in fantasy scores but Travis Kelce was tops for fantasy points but only third in this metric.
One interesting notable, Cameron Brate showed well in this BTA metric and yet tailed off in the second half of the season while O.J. Howard started to assert himself in the final weeks of the season. They combined for only one “highest score allowed” but had half their games where they scored in the Top 4 allowed by a defense. In 13 games, they recorded a better than average showing against a defense.
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