Adjusted stats - how valuable?
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11-15-2012, 03:05 PM
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But they're not a replacement right(even though you constantly call them such) and one has to realise that the value being presented from AS's is soley and completely based only on league GpG.
That a whole host of other factors have yet to be factored in.
The same can be said about raw stats, of course. The caveats that apply to AS also apply to raw stats, and AS adds a bit of additional information, so it's not unreasonable to call AS a replacement.
Where I agree with your argument that they should not be considered the end-all is that AS do lack certain contexts (which raw stats also lack). So you can't say one player was necessarily more impressive than another because his adjusted points were higher. You need to consider his linemates, PP opportunities, etc., which you would also have to do if using raw stats. One thing you don't have to do it consider the league-wide scoring environment, because that's already been considered.
Adjusted stats over raw stats? Sure. Adjusted stats as a final answer to a particular question? Not likely.
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