The Week 11 Official Arrowhead Guys Punter Rankings

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This week’s games are in the books, which means we can get to the most exciting part of the NFL season, analyzing punters. If you want an explanation for how these numbers are computed, look here.

2021 Week 11 Rankings

RankTeamPunterPuntsWPA Per Punt
1GBC.Bojorquez320.009591
2KCT.Townsend260.005324
3MIAM.Palardy500.004972
4JAXL.Cooke440.004222
5DALB.Anger320.004003
6NEJ.Bailey310.003930
7DENS.Martin410.003795
8SFM.Wishnowsky320.003513
9HOUC.Johnston540.003396
10NOB.Gillikin440.003384
11NYJT.Morstead230.002999
12CLEJ.Gillan360.002837
13INDR.Sanchez390.002616
14SEAM.Dickson520.001697
15LVA.Cole400.001080
16CINK.Huber360.000960
17WAST.Way270.000834
18ARIA.Lee380.000723
19MINJ.Berry410.000603
20BUFM.Haack260.000560
21LAJ.Hekker290.000385
22PHIA.Siposs400.000348
23CHIP.O'Donnell400.000301
24TBB.Pinion330.000143
25CARJ.Charlton20-0.000713
26TENB.Kern22-0.000756
27DETJ.Fox42-0.000993
28BALS.Koch45-0.001488
29ATLD.Colquitt23-0.001968
30NYGR.Dixon38-0.002725
31PITP.Harvin39-0.002783
32LACT.Long29-0.003153

Analysis

Alright, let’s get the elephant out of the room first. I limit the rankings to punters who have punted a certain number of times (I try and set the limit to have exactly 32 ranked punters), so Butker isn’t included in the rankings after his amazing punt against the Cowboys, but if he could would he be #1? I mean that was a pretty fantastic punt, surely above average even for the best punter, right?

Well no, because this is a ranking by win probability added, and at that point in the game the Chiefs had such a high win probability that there was just no room to change. That punt added 0.2% to the win probability, which would put him at 14th in the rankings.

In other news, Townsend is having a monster season, now ranked #2 and gaining on the Packers’ Bojorquez. If Townsend continues to play well, and Bojorquez falls off, we may have the top punter in the NFL by the end of the year!

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Tyrone
Tyrone(@tyrone5)
11/23/2021 6:28 pm

If all you saw of the GB punter was from the Chiefs game (pretty much all I’ve seen of him) you would wonder how he’s even in the same league as Tommy T.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11(@gonzangkc11)
11/23/2021 1:31 pm

BRONCOS @ CHIEFS GAME…
MIGHT BE MOVED TO

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
11/23/2021 12:31 pm

I’m glad you at least looked at Butker’s punt. I was hoping he’d be in the rankings, but your explanation serves the purpose.

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