Each week Pro Football Focus releases it’s player ratings for every team in the NFL. If you haven’t checked the site out yet, I encourage you to do so. It is loaded with tons of stats and information for you analytic crazed fans out there.
While the grades may not tell the whole story about a players performance it does shed some light on some of the things teams and players are doing well and not so well.
Marshawn Lynch- 83.9
Beast mode found the end zone for the third straight game to go along with 64 hard earned yards on 19 attempts.
#Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch led the team with an 83.9 game grade against Miami ☠️— PFF OAK Raiders (@PFF_Raiders) September 24, 2018
Lynch forced six missed tackles in 22 touches, and his 3.47 yards after contact per attempt ranks fifth among running backs for Week 3 #RaiderNation #BeastMode
Lynch’s season grade is an 81.6 which ranks him second among NFL running backs.
Jordy Nelson- 80.9
Jordy Nelson had his breakout game as a Raider with a monster game. Nelson and quarterback Derek Carr hooked up for gains of 61 and 66 yards, in addition to a 12-yard touchdown.
Nelson hauled in a team high 6 balls for 173 yards.
Arden Key- 80.2
Key saw a season low 19 snaps in week three. Although he did not see much action he was fairly efficient with his opportunities.
While only playing in five run snaps he made two tackles.
#Raiders edge defender Arden Key was the team's highest-graded defensive player against the Dolphins with an 80.2 game grade ☠️— PFF OAK Raiders (@PFF_Raiders) September 24, 2018
Key had two QB hits in ten pass-rush snaps, and two run stops in only five snaps against the run #RaiderNation
Gabe Jackson- 80.1
This one is a bit of a head scratcher considering Jackson was a part of a offensive line group who was dominated by the Dolphins defense. The run game averaged only 3.4 yards per carry.
Jackson was responsible for giving up a Vincent Taylor sack in the fourth quarter. The Dolphins had three sacks in the game.
Leon Hall- 75.5
Many criticized the signing of Leon Hall for his old age, but he has been very good for the Raiders secondary.
His biggest play of the game came on a key 3rd and 5 in the fourth quarter. Hall came on a corner blitz and deflected a pass. The Raiders forced a punt and got the ball back to Derek Carr and the offense.