Beyond the Stats Week 6

Each week I uncover some interesting stats, tidbits and information that you may not know.

Did You Know?

Do you think Arizona misses David Johnson?  The Cardinals have only 14 rushing first downs this year in five games. Yes, that's 2.8 per game. 

Running with authority! - The Chiefs are averaging an astounding 5.7 yards per carry as a team. Their worst rusher Charcandrick West is averaging 4.6 YPC on five carries. 

Luck not on their side - Washington has only 3 first downs by penalty this season. On the flip side, Cleveland has 20! 

On pace for 35 interceptions! - Cleveland has thrown 11 interceptions this year, while Kansas City, Minnesota and New Orleans haven't thrown any. 

The Colts need all the Luck they can get - Indianapolis has only thrown two touchdown passes this season in five games. Andrew Luck, please pick up the white courtesy phone. 

Sell high on Melvin Gordon III The Chargers are averaging only 78 yards rushing per game. Only the Giants, Dolphins and Cardinals are worse. 

No Fear for Alex Erickson - The Bengals have a league-high 24 punt returns on record. The next closest team has 14. Bengals return man, Alex Erickson has 20 returns himself. 

The only team - Jacksonville is the only team with more rushing yards than passing yards, by 28 yards. The Ravens are next with -140 yards less than passing. Interestingly enough, Jacksonville has 7 touchdown passes and only five rushing touchdowns. 

Cleveland is gonna Cleveland - The Browns have made only 40% of their field goal attempts this year. 

Welcome to the Jungle - Cincinnati is leading the league with 4.2 yards per play allowed. On the flip side New England is allowing 6.9 yards per play.  

Andre the Giant - Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is the only running back with two games of 10+ targets. 

What a difference a quarterback makes - DeAndre Hopkins had four games with 7 or more receptions last year. He has four already this year.

Running Backs with 8 targets and 50 yards rushing in a game

rookie running backs dominating receivers

Six different rookies have had a game with at least six receptions. Only one by a wide receiver

10 different rookie running backs have had at least one game with 50 yards rushing. Tarik Cohen, Dalvin Cook, Leonard Fournette and Kareem Hunt have done it more than once. 

12 running backs have at least 25 carries, a 4.0 YPC average or higher and at least 10 receptions

Quarterbacks with 300 yards and 2 touchdown passes in a game

3 times

2 times

1 time

quarterbacks with rushing touchdowns = fantasy success

A quarterback has rushed for touchdown 18 times this season. 13 of those 18 times (72%) resulted in a Top 10 finish that week. Six different quarterbacks have had at least 1 rushing touchdown in a game twice (listed below in blue). 

Wide receivers with 10+ targets, 6+ receptions and 1+ touchdowns in a game

Davante Adams, A.J. Green and DeAndre Hopkins are the only ones to do so more than once. 

New England players with 6+ Receptions in a game

The Patriots have had nine players reach 6 receptions or more in a game this season. Danny Amendola, Rob Gronkowski and James White have done so multiple times. 

Green Bay players with 6+ receptions in a game 

Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Ty Montgomery and Jordy Nelson have done it multiple times. 


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