As you read, you may run into some colors in the text. Blue text is a good matchup for that team's offensive players. Red text is a bad matchup. Some other key items are below:
- All red/blue highlighting in tables is relative to the entire NFL, even when showing a limited number of teams.
- 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 are on a per-game basis to account for bye weeks unless otherwise specified.
This week, we'll discuss the following topics:
- Follow the Targets
- Strengths and Weaknesses
- Volume vs. Touchdowns
- How Will They Score?
- Looks Can Be Deceiving
- Tempo, Tempo, Tempo
- The Weakest Links
Follow the Targets
This section will examine which offensive positions have the most success through the air against certain defenses.
|Defense||Tgt %||YdsRk||TDs||Tgt %||YdsRk||TDs||Tgt %||YdsRk||TDs||Opponent|
|Miami Dolphins||17.0%||21||3||59.7%||13||10||23.3%||23||1||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Atlanta Falcons||16.9%||4||3||60.3%||30||10||22.8%||15||4||Seattle Seahawks|
|Oakland Raiders||24.5%||25||2||55.0%||25||10||20.5%||26||4||Houston Texans|
|Cincinnati Bengals||26.7%||31||3||55.1%||5||5||18.2%||14||1||Los Angeles Rams|
|New York Giants||20.7%||26||0||62.0%||27||8||17.3%||4||2||Detroit Lions|
|Los Angeles Chargers||19.9%||13||2||60.2%||7||7||19.9%||13||3||Chicago Bears|
|Philadelphia Eagles||21.6%||17||0||60.4%||31||11||18.0%||11||3||Buffalo Bills|
|Arizona Cardinals||13.0%||5||2||59.7%||18||7||27.3%||32||8||New Orleans Saints|
This week, we added the column on the right to show this week's opponent for each of these poor defenses. This should make it easier to identify which offensive players we want to target.
The strengths of the opposing offenses don't align as well with the weaknesses of these defenses as we'd like. Here are a few examples:
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