5 Most Underrated Players in the NFL According to Advanced Stats

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5 Most Underrated Players in the NFL According to Advanced Stats
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On Wednesday, we ran down the five most overrated players in the NFL based on advanced statistics.

Today, we'll take a stab at identifying five of the most underrated players using the same criteria.

The growing popularity of advanced-stats sites such as Pro Football Focus, Football Outsiders and Advanced NFL Stats has helped both analysts and fans understand and evaluate players on a much deeper level. While completions, rushing yards and tackles help form the building blocks of statistical basis for each player, new, advanced stats are peeling back more and more layers on the evaluation process.

And just as we saw five players whom the national consciousness still overrates, advanced stats can help shine a light on those who are vastly unheralded.

In the following slides, we'll review five of the NFL's most underrated players based on advanced stats.


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