Clean Play by Play Data

clean_pbp(pbp, ...)

Arguments

pbp

is a Data frame of play-by-play data scraped using fast_scraper().

...

Additional arguments passed to a message function (for internal use).

Value

The input Data Frame of the parameter 'pbp' with the following columns added:

success

Binary indicator wheter epa > 0 in the given play.

passer

Name of the dropback player (scrambles included) including plays with penalties.

passer_jersey_number

Jersey number of the passer.

rusher

Name of the rusher (no scrambles) including plays with penalties.

rusher_jersey_number

Jersey number of the rusher.

receiver

Name of the receiver including plays with penalties.

receiver_jersey_number

Jersey number of the receiver.

pass

Binary indicator if the play was a pass play (sacks and scrambles included).

rush

Binary indicator if the play was a rushing play.

special

Binary indicator if the play was a special teams play.

first_down

Binary indicator if the play ended in a first down.

aborted_play

Binary indicator if the play description indicates "Aborted".

play

Binary indicator: 1 if the play was a 'normal' play (including penalties), 0 otherwise.

passer_id

ID of the player in the 'passer' column.

rusher_id

ID of the player in the 'rusher' column.

receiver_id

ID of the player in the 'receiver' column.

name

Name of the 'passer' if it is not 'NA', or name of the 'rusher' otherwise.

fantasy

Name of the rusher on rush plays or receiver on pass plays.

fantasy_id

ID of the rusher on rush plays or receiver on pass plays.

fantasy_player_name

Name of the rusher on rush plays or receiver on pass plays (from official stats).

fantasy_player_id

ID of the rusher on rush plays or receiver on pass plays (from official stats).

jersey_number

Jersey number of the player listed in the 'name' column.

id

ID of the player in the 'name' column.

out_of_bounds

= 1 if play description contains "ran ob", "pushed ob", or "sacked ob"; = 0 otherwise.

home_opening_kickoff

= 1 if the home team received the opening kickoff, 0 otherwise.

Details

Build columns that capture what happens on all plays, including penalties, using string extraction from play description. Loosely based on Ben's nflfastR guide (https://www.nflfastr.com/articles/beginners_guide.html) but updated to work with the RS data, which has a different player format in the play description; e.g. 24-M.Lynch instead of M.Lynch. The function also standardizes team abbreviations so that, for example, the Chargers are always represented by 'LAC' regardless of which year it was.

See also

For information on parallel processing and progress updates please see nflfastR.