Scoring Luke Kuechly Individual D stats....Espn and Nfl.com have him with 2.5 tackles for loss on Sunday. Yahoo has only 1 TFL.
Scoring Luke Kuechly Individual D stats....Espn and Nfl.com have him with 2.5 tackles for loss on Sunday. Please make changes
Chris Neiman commented
Since no one decided this -legitimate- stat concern was important enough to respond to, I'll let you in on (what really shouldn't be) the secret.
Yahoo only counts Tackles for Loss when a player makes them with a SOLO tackle. ESPN and NFL.com give you credit for Tackles for Loss (full or 1/2) for both SOLO tackles (full) and ASSISTED tackles (1/2).
Is Yahoo ignorantly negligent or deliberately indifferent? Its debatable.
Is Yahoo refusing to split TFL data in the same way they split sack/tackle data for whatever reason? You bet.
Should Yahoo make this oddball scoring rule CRYSTAL CLEAR to the user? Yes indeed.
Do they? Nope.
(Example 1) Joey Bosa sacks the QB with a solo tackle. He scores: Tackle Solo, Tackle for Loss, Sack.
(Example 2:) Joey Bosa sacks the QB with an -assisted- tackle. He scores: Tackle Assist, Half Sack.
What this means: A solo tackle in the backfield nets full points (whatever your settings are), but an ASSISTED tackle in the backfield ends up LESS THAN HALF the same points. You can ***** with the scoring to try and balance the two, either by making assisted tackles worth more than 1/2 a solo, or completely dropping TFL data. These are terrible options. Tackles and TFL are the primary stats for a DL. Choosing to neuter a position group in an attempt to fix a silly data problem is quite amusing.
Couple that with Defensive data being complied by each individual stadiums stat crew and not by a single NFL source... and now you have scenarios where smart managers will pick players from teams based on their stat crew tenancies to record solo tackles over assists (tons of tackles could be viewed as some kind of assist). Its kinda crazy.