Playing with Numbers: Big Play Rushes

Updated: October 1, 2008, 4:14 PM ET
By Ken Daube | Special to
I am not crazy, nor am I an idiot. I am sworn to statistics as the lead indicator of a player's success. But it's not primary statistics I seek; rather, the hidden ones that really tell how a player is performing in relation to the opportunities he receives. Those opportunities are variable, especially on a game-to-game basis, so knowing the stat behind the stat will go a long way toward determining which players are primed for breakouts and busts.

Ken Daube

Fantasy Football
Ken Daube is a fantasy football analyst for He co-hosts "Fantasy Football Now" with Dave Rothenberg on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, which streams at, and can also be listened to via the ESPN Radio app.