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Weekly NFL Player Data Updates

The 2019 approaches and we’ve been busy updating our NFL roster data over the past 6 weeks in preparation for yet another exciting installment of America’s Biggest Game.

Updates will appear weekly until the start of the regular season.

It’s been a busy off-season for teams: over 750 new players have found their way onto rosters so far this season

In addition to the base player data, we have also updated the College table to include year-by-year statistics for those rookies who played at one of the 220 colleges we officially recognize.

With the pre-season just a few weeks away, there’s never been a better time to sign-up for access to the web’s most comprehensive and accurate source of advanced NFL data!

Our Passing Stat Coverage Is Increasing in 2019!

Get ready for some awesome new data in 2019 with a special focus on the passing game!

We will be extending our offering of custom pass-related data to 31 variables, up from 18 last season.

For those of you waiting for the same kind of news for the ground-game, have no fear, an overhaul of what we look at for rushing stats is on the road-map for 2020.

In the mean-time, here is the updated list of passing-related data points coming your way a few months from now:

  • Number of Defenders in the Box
  • Number of Pass Targets
  • Number of Pass Rushers
  • Number of Stunt Pass Rushers
  • Number of Blitzers
  • Number of DB’s blitzing
  • Number of players in the Backfield
  • Number of TE’s and RB’s on the field
  • Play Action passes
  • Screen Passes
  • Shovel/Touch Passes
  • Sideline Passes
  • Highlight Passes
  • Out of Pocket Passes
  • QB Pressure
  • QB Hits
  • QB Hurries
  • QB Throwing Motion Hindered
  • Time to Sack (Seconds)
  • True Air Yards
  • Depth of Target (yards)
  • Depth of Target Rank (out of available targets)
  • Coverage on Target (0, 1 or 2)
  • Yards after Catch
  • Created Receptions
  • Contested Balls
  • Dropped Passes
  • Balls Thrown Away
  • Passes Batted Away
  • INT Worthy Passes (reveals defender drops and unlucky passes)

See you in 2019!

Dennis Erny

Email Notification and Webhook Services Are Now Live!

We have great news for those of you who work with our CSV’s and/or MySQL databases.

Pro and ProPlus subscribers can now benefit from the following new services, effective November 1st, 2018.

Email Notifications.

Manually logging in to retrieve the latest zip packages is certainly not the best use of your time. Starting Nov 1st, you can sign up for automated emails that will arrive within seconds after zips have been updated. Best of all, these emails will contain a link to download.


Developers can now automate the process of updating MySQL databases using Webhooks.

Each webhook is a HTTP POST request to the specified URL. The request will include two items:

  • A Header which will contain a signature calculated from the secret key for the customer
  • A JSON payload

There is no authentication provided by the webhook system, your endpoint must be open, but the signature can be used to verify the request. While the url isn’t required to use https, it is recommended over http to be secure.

For more details, consult the Webhook documentation:


Interested in either of these services? Send us an email and we will get you setup!


NCAA College Football Stats Now Available!

Take your draft analysis to the next level with our expanded dataset that now links over 7,000 current and former NFL draft-picks and players with their statistics from college.

A College.csv is available showing year-by-year totals, linked to our other tables with the player ID. We currently track college stats for 219 different institutions.

Our API has also been updated. Click the link below to see a sample response:

In terms of potential for research, we can safely say this is a huge update!


2018 Game Charters Required!

We are always looking for talented and committed people that know football and love to watch football each and every week of the season.

What do you get in return? Well, I’m glad you asked!

As a valued game-charter, you will receive free access to all the data we provide, both in CSV format and via our comprehensive API. You will also have instant access to the charted data as it is entered on a weekly basis during the season, weeks before it is repackaged for the general public. We also give you money towards your NFL GamePass subscription – typically $100US.

You will be responsible for the same team(s) from the start, allowing you to gain an intimate knowledge of every aspect of their offense and defense. This is going to be important as the program evolves! We do not chart pre-season games; however, the 11 playoff games are charted.

Please reach out to us via the contact form for more details on what we chart and how the program works.


Twitter Feed For All Active Players Now Available!

We’ve spent the last month working tirelessly on a new and exciting feature: Twitter content for every single player currently on each team’s 90-man roster.

As far as we know, this is the only accurate record of Twitter handles and Tweets for every active NFL player.

This data will be updated weekly during the season and is also currently available via our API. Here is a quick example of how to retrieve Aaron Rodgers recent tweets:

Stay tuned for yet more new content coming in the next few weeks!





Roster Updates for 2017 Starting Soon!

Welcome back NFL Fans! We are kicking off the 2017 season starting next week with the commencement of weekly roster updates.

Data on every single player currently on 90-man rosters will be available, including:

  • Combine results
  • Hand/Arm size
  • Depth Chart position

And much, much more. Data will be accessible both through the website (CSV files) and our API.

Also, we are excited to announce the inclusion of the following data in September which will help give you the full picture on QB actions and events on each play. Some of the new stats include:

  • QB Pressure – # players blitzing on each play
  • QB Flushes
  • QB Hits
  • QB Throw-aways

As well as some new data on defensive formations.

Stay tuned for more news on a few other interesting projects we are working on this off-season!