- Mike Clay, Fantasy Football
In the world of fantasy football, no scoring category makes a bigger impact than touchdowns. The six points you earn from a score is the equivalent of 60 rushing or receiving yards in most formats. Projecting touchdowns, however, is one of the hardest jobs taken on by prognosticators. And it's for that reason that I created opportunity-adjusted touchdowns (OTD).
If you're new to the stat, be sure to check out our introduction to rushing and receiving OTD. The OTD metric weighs every carry and target, and converts the data into one number that indicates a player's scoring opportunity.
As the fantasy football draft season continues, it's important that we have each player ranked just right. Here are 10 players who the OTD projections suggest are in for a touchdown boost this season.
Note: Bolded OTD and TD figures are from the 2013 regular season.
Which fantasy players are poised to score more touchdowns in 2014 than in 2013? Mike Clay of Pro Football Focus identifies 10, including Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.