Players who will score more in 2014

Alshon Jeffery among players who will have increased opportunities for TDs

Originally Published: August 11, 2014
By Mike Clay | Pro Football Focus

Alshon JefferyAP Photo/Ann HeisenfeltAlshon Jeffery had 89 receptions for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013.

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.

Mike Clay

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