#Trendspotting: Week 6 - Footballguys

Examining player and team trends to identify valuable DFS options and start/sits in season-long leagues

Reader's Guide

As you read, you may run into some colors in the text. At #Trendspotting HQ, we received some feedback that the green vs. red text was indecipherable for red-green colorblind folks. So going forward, blue text is a good matchup for that team's offensive players. And red text is a bad matchup. Some other key items are below:

  • All reference to fantasy points assumes DraftKings scoring rules unless otherwise specified.
  • All stats reference the full 2018 season unless otherwise specified.
  • All fantasy points rankings in the matchup graphics are on a per-game basis to account for bye weeks.

This week, we'll discuss the following topics:

Follow the Targets

In this section, we'll examine how the worst passing defenses in the NFL allow their production.

RBs WRs TEs
Team Tgt% YdsRk TDs Tgt% YdsRk TDs Tgt% YdsRk TDs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23.2% 31 2 54.2% 24 9 22.6% 32 2
Kansas City Chiefs 20.9% 32 3 59.0% 23 5 20.1% 31 1
New Orleans Saints 19.3% 14 1 63.2% 32 10 17.5% 2 0
Pittsburgh Steelers 13.4% 2 2 58.7% 31 8 27.9% 30 3
Indianapolis Colts 26.9% 28 1 49.2% 10 6 23.8% 28 1
Cleveland Browns 18.2% 18 0 62.7% 25 5 19.1% 22 2
Carolina Panthers 16.5% 9 2 64.7% 28 3 18.7% 19 2
Minnesota Vikings 17.3% 23 2 58.3% 19 6 24.4% 27 2

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