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Football Outsiders: Week 2 Quick Reads

Originally Published: September 15, 2008
By Bill Barnwell | Football Outsiders.com

Look down this week's Quick Reads list of the most valuable players of Week 2, and you might notice a couple of missing names. Darren McFadden led all running backs with 166 yards. Brandon Marshall led all receivers with 18 receptions. How could they have missed out on the Quick Reads top five at their positions? Their absence points out some important differences between an advanced metric such as YAR (Yards Above Replacement) and the standard stats we're all used to using.

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