Week 15 NFL Team Value Power Rankings

Week 15 NFL Team Value Power Rankings
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Week 15: NFL Value Power Rankings

The point of no return has come and gone in St. Louis Rams, with more than $35 million in cap space allocated to players on the injured reserve. But the make-shift Rams are putting together a string of solid spoiler games late in the 2013 season. Their emphatic victory over the Saints in Week 15 not only stirred the NFC playoff pool, but saw them jump into our Top 10.


Week 15 Risers
Along with the Rams, the Falcons win over the Redskins propped them up three spots, while the Colts and Browns both jumped up two. The Saints loss allowed the Panthers to climb back into the #2 spot again - but still plenty behind the now dominating #1 Denver Broncos. For the first time in 2013, the Jacksonville Jaguars climbed out of the team value cellar, overtaking the Chicago Bears for the 32nd spot on the list.

Week 15 Fallers
The Giants broke the straw that broke the camel's back in Week 15. Their 23-0 shutout loss to Seattle dropped New York down 5 spots to #29th on the list. The Ravens continue to tumble down the list, mostly due to the lack of production from their offensive weapons. Baltimore owns the 4th worst valued offense in the NFL right now.

Notable
The Rams are playing without the services of Sam Bradford, Tavon Austin, or Daryl Richardson, yet are still posting positive value on the offensive side of the ball (+23.43 TVS). Tie in an extraordinary 66.41 TVS from defensive end Robert Quinn, and the Rams are most certainly a team on the rise heading into the offseason. The Chicago Bears hold the worst valued defense in the league by more than 30 points. Chicago has spent too heavily on the offensive side of the ball in recent years, leaving an aging defense to crumble - and hold them back from a very winnable division title.

Top Values
Most-Valued Offense:Denver Broncos (132.27 TVS)
Most-Valued Defense: Denver Broncos (99.36 TVS)
Most-Valued Special Teams: Carolina Panthers (79.00 TVS)
Largest Differential: Kansas City Chiefs (Offense: -42, Defense: 90.05 = 132.05 TVS)

Related: How are these rankings determined?

Total Value Power Rankings
A breakdown of Spotrac's NFL Team Value Rankings through week 15.
RANK Team Off TVS Def TVS S/T TVS Total TVS
1(0) Broncos
11-3
132.27 99.36 26 257.64
2(+1) Panthers
10-4
34.29 36.83 79 150.12
3(-1) Saints
10-4
108.61 56.74 -15.43 149.93
4(0) Eagles
8-6
95.29 25.16 25.79 146.25
5(0) Cowboys
7-7
78.45 -27.88 74.02 124.59
6(0) Lions
7-7
54.25 29.77 29.91 113.93
7(0) Texans
2-12
5.82 38.55 68.53 112.9
8(+3) Rams
6-8
23.43 8.05 75.79 107.27
9(+1) Seahawks
12-2
1.79 41.57 53.27 96.63
10(-2) 49ers
10-4
39.35 61.07 -12.72 87.7
11(-2) Patriots
10-4
43.58 32.3 10.31 86.19
12(0) Chiefs
11-3
-42 90.05 26.95 75.01
13(+1) Steelers
6-8
42.8 40.66 -9.81 73.66
14(-1) Dolphins
8-6
25.68 -7.89 50.75 68.54
15(0) Titans
5-9
-14.82 81.14 -14.87 51.45
16(+1) Bills
5-9
-41.57 49.69 27.39 35.5
17(+2) Redskins
3-11
45.96 -37.18 18.83 27.61
18(-2) Bengals
9-5
13.81 -15.34 17.96 16.43
19(+2) Browns
4-10
1.03 -21.97 34.18 13.25
20(+2) Colts
9-5
-21.11 42.05 -18.77 2.16
21(-3) Ravens
8-6
-55.62 14.57 39.7 -1.34
22(-2) Jets
6-8
-85.2 45.21 36.12 -3.88
23(0) Packers
7-6
53.48 -69.69 -3.56 -19.77
24(+1) Vikings
4-9
22.29 -90.77 45.43 -23.05
25(+1) Buccaneers
4-10
-21.46 -14.49 -1.87 -37.82
26(+3) Falcons
4-10
-22.09 -9.12 -7.65 -38.86
27(0) Chargers
7-7
28.81 -62.68 -6.38 -40.25
28(0) Cardinals
9-5
-67.68 31.16 -3.91 -40.43
29(-5) Giants
5-9
-61.2 -11.23 29.73 -42.71
30(0) Raiders
4-10
-12.26 -12.94 -61.47 -86.67
31(+1) Jaguars
4-10
-42.53 -47.21 -0.98 -90.72
32(-1) Bears
8-6
13.15 -128.9 -28.69 -144.44
What determines a team's True Value?
Spotrac's True Value Statistic is determined by comparing an indiviudal player's current statistical production to the average player's production for his particular position. The same comparison is made in terms of financial figures (2013 cap value). To find a team's overall True Value Statistic, we take the TVS from each indvidiual starting player, offense, defense, and special teams, to find a total value number for that particular team.

Layman's Terms
Simply put, we're looking at how a team is producing based on the financial spending of their current starting roster. Because of this, our list varies when looking at the Win/Loss record. A team like the Houston Texans may seem unworthy at #7 with a 3-11 record, but in terms of the stat product/dollars allocated, they're outperforming the majority of their opponents. On the contrary a team like the Chicago Bears, currently 8-6 in the standings, appears to be overpaying/underproducing on the defensive side of the ball and on special teams.



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