Frank Gore racking up scoring chances

Mike Clay's OTD recap examines the players with the best and worst scoring opportunities in Week 5.

| 1 year ago
(AP Photo/AJ Mast)

(AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Frank Gore racking up scoring chances


I’ve written at length about opportunity-adjusted touchdowns (OTD) in the past. If you’re new to the stat, be sure to check out the original introductions to rushing and receiving OTD. I’ve also improved my methodology in the past, and you can read the rushing, passing, and receiving articles via the provided links.

In a nutshell, the OTD metric weighs every carry/target and converts the data into one number that indicates a player’s scoring opportunity.

Scroll down for the updated 2015 OTD leaderboard.

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  • Uncle Herniation

    “Jones entered 2015 with 26 career scores on 49 end zone targets.”

    “Jones entered 2015 with 47 receiving touchdowns and a 31.0 receiving OTD.”

    I’m confused.

    • Mike Clay

      What is your confusion? Happy to help.

    • BK

      Jones has 26 career TDs on end zone targets, but 47 career TDs total.

      • BK

        So, presumably, he has 21 career TDs where he caught the ball outside the end zone. Does that fix the confusion?

  • dudebassoon

    He is confused because the article says he has 26 career scores, but he entered with 47 receiving touchdowns…