Beyond the Stats Week 8

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In good company - Christian McCaffrey has as many receptions (22) as Antonio Brown over the last three weeks. 

Turning the corner? Prior to Week 5, Jarvis Landry was averaging a touchdown once every 24 catches. He has three scores in the last three weeks averaging a touchdown once every 6.6 catches. 

Career year - Zach Ertz has 5 touchdowns this year on 39 receptions. Last year he had 4 touchdowns on 78 receptions. 

Career year II - Alex Smith has 15 touchdown passes and 0 interceptions through seven games. Last year (15 games) Smith had 15 touchdown passes and 8 interceptions.

Brandon LaFell's turn?  The Colts have allowed 4 touchdowns to wide receivers this year. None were scored by an opponent's WR1.

Plenty of receiving weapons - The Patriots have five different players with over 100 yards receiving over the last three games. Only one of those has over 200 yards - Brandin Cooks (243). 

Chicag - Where's the O? The Bears leading receiver in the last three games is Zach Miller with 7 receptions. His three targets last week led the team. 

Consistently average - T.Y. Hilton and Tyreek Hill have the most targets (49) without having a game with 10+ targets

A cut above the rest - Antonio Brown has double-digit targets in every game but one - Week 4 when he had only 9. Brown's 84 targets are 16 more than the next closest player (Jarvis Landry (68). 

Rebound coming? Delanie Walker has the most receptions for a tight end (32) without a touchdown. 

PPR darlings who can score - Eight different running backs have 2 receiving touchdowns or more. Four of those backs have 20 receptions or more (Melvin Gordon III, Todd Gurley, Chris Thompson, Kareem Hunt). Three have less than 20 receptions (Ezekiel Elliott, Charcandrick West, and Giovani Bernard). One has over 40 receptions (Christian McCaffrey). 

Top leaders in rushing yards without a score - Jay Ajayi (442 yards), Alex Collins (365 yards), Jonathan Stewart (295), Isaiah Crowell (287). 

Top leaders in receiving yards without a score - Adam Thielen (530 yards), Robert Wood (381), Marqise Lee (363), Marquise Goodwin (349), Delanie Walker (324). 

A case for Trevor Siemian?  The Chiefs have allowed 9 touchdown passes in the last three games (3.0 per game). 

All hail the Jags defense - Jacksonville has allowed a total of 4 touchdown passes and they have had two games with 10 sacks. They have 33 sacks in seven games. The next closest team is Carolina and Pittsburgh with 24 sacks. 

WR1 vs Tampa Bay - The Buccaneers have allowed a wide receiver to reach 7 receptions in five of their six games. Those five were all opposing WR1s. Good news for Kelvin Benjamin this week.

The FanDuel Helper

50+ yard Field Goals made - leaders

  • 5 PHI, BUF
  • 4 DET
  • 3 LAR, MIN, IND, ATL

40-49 yard Field Goals made - leaders

  • 10 TEN
  • 9 SF
  • 8 PHI
  • 7 LAR
  • 6 NYJ, NO, JAC
  • 5 KC, PIT

30-39 yard Field Goals made - leaders

  • 9 KC
  • 7 LAR, CAR
  • 6 MIN
  • 4 SF, PIT, HOU, MIA

0-29 yard Field Goals Made - leaders

  • 9 NE
  • 7 PIT
  • 6 TEN, BAL, WAS
  • 5 CAR, GB

Total Field Goals Allowed

  • 17 OAK, SF, IND
  • 15 MIN, BAL, TEN
  • 14 ATL, CIN, ARI
  • 13 BUF, CHI, NYG
  • 12 WAS, GB, HOU
  • 11 TB, DAL, CAR, LAC, JAX
  • 10 NO, SEA, LAR
  • 9 DEN, CLE, NE, PHI, KC
  • 8 DET
  • 7 MIA, PIT
  • 5 NYJ

Quarterback Rating Against

Worst

  • 109.0 OAK
  • 105.9 CLE
  • 103.8 NE
  • 102.9 MIA, TB
  • 100.4 CAR

Best

  • 62.3 JAX
  • 69.9 SEA
  • 70.6 BAL
  • 70.9 PIT
  • 75.2 BUF
  • 75.6 LAR
  • 80.0 CIN

Turnover Ratios

  • +10 BUF
  • +8 JAX
  • +7 KC
  • +6 DET
  • +5 NO
  • +4 SEA, PHI, GB
  • +3 NE, BAL
  • +2 LAC
  • +1 MIN, IND, HOU
  • 0 TEN, TB, PIT, NYG, LAR, DAL
  • -1 WAS
  • -2 SF, OAK, NYJ, MIA
  • -4 ATL, ARI
  • -5 CHI
  • -8 DEN
  • -9 CIN, CAR
  • -11 CLE

Reception totals by position

Running Back

  • 54 NE, NO
  • 53 CAR
  • 49 CLE
  • 48 NYG
  • 45 ARI, LAC, SF
  • 44 CHI
  • 43 NYJ
  • 41 JAX, MIN
  • 40 BAL, BUF
  • 38 KC
  • 33 DET, PIT
  • 32 OAK
  • 31 WAS, LAR
  • 30 GB
  • 29 ATL, CIN
  • 28 DEN
  • 27 HOU
  • 24 TB
  • 23 IND
  • 22 DAL, PHI
  • 21 TEN, SEA
  • 20 MIA

Wide Receiver

  • 104 ARI
  • 97 PIT
  • 96 GB
  • 89 NE
  • 88 MIA, TB
  • 87 SF
  • 86 MIN
  • 85 ATL
  • 84 OAK
  • 80 LAR, KC, DEN, NYG
  • 79 DET
  • 77 NO
  • 75 CAR
  • 74 NYJ, LAC
  • 72 DAL
  • 71 PHI
  • 68 TEN
  • 66 CIN
  • 65 SEA
  • 64 CLE
  • 61 HOU, WAS
  • 60 BAL
  • 58 JAX
  • 56 IND
  • 46 CHI
  • 34 BUF

Tight End

  • 49 PHI, BAL
  • 47 KC
  • 46 TEN
  • 43 WAS
  • 40 TB
  • 39 NYG
  • 35 NYJ, LAC, CLE
  • 34 IND
  • 33 GB, DAL
  • 32 OAK
  • 31 NE, BUF, SEA
  • 28 SF
  • 27 DEN, CHI, MIN
  • 26 CIN
  • 25 HOU, DET
  • 24 LAR
  • 22 PIT, CAR
  • 21 NO, ATL
  • 20 ARI
  • 18 MIA
  • 13 JAX

Running Backs with 25+ rushes/receptions in a game combined

5 times

4 times

3 times

2 times

1 time

75 yards rushing

6 times

5 times

4 times

3 times

2 times

1 time

 

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