Passing vs Pressure

Data from Pro Football Reference

Last Updated Feb 22nd, 2024 12:43 EST

What is the Passing vs Pressure Data Table?

Evaluating QB play is no easy feat. The offensive scheme and surrounding talent can go a long way toward boosting or deflating a QB’s raw stats. So how can we properly analyze who is playing well and who isn’t at the position?

Fantasy Life’s Passing Stats are a great place to start. These pages offer sortable data tables for Play Action PassingPassing Accuracy, and Passing vs Pressure. These three key areas can give us valuable insight into the strengths and weaknesses of each QB’s game.

The Passing vs Pressure tool quantifies the type of passing environment each QB is operating in by showing how often they are facing pressure and how they respond to it. This is an important part of evaluating QB play because only a select group can succeed under pressure, while most QBs will need a clean pocket to put up big passing numbers.

This table can be used to determine how often each QB is facing adverse passing conditions and how often pressure results in sacks vs scrambles. This is valuable data for projecting weekly player and team performance. For example, QBs with a high sack rate probably aren’t a good bet against the league’s best pass rushers.

This data has many uses for fantasy managers, from identifying who can turn broken plays into big rushing gains, to analyzing which QBs you may want to target with streaming defenses.

The Passing vs Pressure tool is also a valuable resource for sports bettors looking to identify trends that can be used to find favorable lines and player props. 

Utilizing the data available in this tool and others can help you make more informed decisions in your lineups and wagers. 

Term Definitions

  • TM
    • The team that player was on during the season for which stats are being viewed.
  • Pos
    • The position of the player.
  • Cmp
    • The number of completions.
  • Att
    • The number of passing attempts.
  • Yds
    • The number of passing yards.
  • Sk
    • The number of sacks taken by the QB.
  • PktTime
    • The amount of time, in seconds, that the QB has in the pocket.
  • Bltz
    • The number of times the QB faced a blitz.
  • Bltz%
    • The percentage of attempted passes where the opponent blitzed.
  • Hurry
    • The number of passing attempts that the QB was hurried.
  • Hurry%
    • The percentage of attempted passes that were made when QB was hurried.
  • Hits
    • The number of dropbacks on which the QB took a hit.
  • Hit %
    • The percentage of attempted passes that QB took a hit.
  • Prss
    • The number of attempted passes that were made under pressure.
  • Prss%
    • The percentage of attempted passes that were made under pressure.
  • Scrm
    • The number of dropbacks that resulted in a scramble.
  • Yds_Scr
    • The average yards per scramble.