Commentary

The decade's 25 most overrated players

Originally Published: June 26, 2009
By Aaron Schatz | Football Outsiders
Most overrated | Most underrated

DeShaun Foster and Michael VickGetty ImagesDeShaun Foster is a classic boom-or-bust runner; Michael Vick's running ability obscured his poor passing numbers.
Football Outsiders analyzes the 25 most overrated players of the current decade, going back to 2000. Some of these comments will mention our advanced statistics, including DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) -- which takes every play during the season and compares it to the league average based on situation and opponent -- and DYAR (Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement) -- which uses a similar method to measure a player's total value compared to a "replacement-level" player. These and other advanced stats are explained here.