22 Jul 2013
We wanted to let all Football Outsiders readers know that the Football Outsiders player pages have now been updated with all 2012 stats. That includes some of the charting stats you would otherwise only find in the book, such as defensive coverage stats. In addition, similarity scores have been updated to list similar players for 2012, 2011-2012, and 2010-2012.
All readers get the last three years of stats listed on the FO player pages, plus you can see the No. 1 most similar player for each of the three given time spans. If you are a premium subscriber, you get every player's entire career in FO advanced stats, plus you see the top 10 most similar players for each of the three given time spans.
Remember also that you can always search for player pages by name, position, and team using our Player Page Search Engine.
An important note: You may notice that some of the advanced stats on player pages are different from those on the regular stats pages. There are two reasons for this. First, some play-by-play errors fixed after the season was over are not yet reflected on the regular stats pages. In addition, this offseason we discovered errors in our passing and receiving equations which made the penalties for certain interceptions not strong enough. We're in the middle of fixing those stats for all of the years in our database, at which point we'll be able to update all the player pages and all the stats pages with those changes.
Bill Connelly takes a look at the early-season S&P+ outliers and whether his eyeballs agree or disagree with the stats. Spoiler: Alabama is underrated. Alabama! Underrated!