#Trendspotting: Week 9

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. 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:

Funnel Watch

This section will examine the defenses that are strong against the run but weak against the pass and those strong against the pass but weak against the run.

Team PaYd/Gm RuYd/Gm NYd/Att Yd/Rush PassYd% RushYd%
Oakland Raiders 285.3 92.9 7.8 3.7 75.4% 24.6%
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 285.9 68.6 6.7 3.0 80.7% 19.3%
Houston Texans 276.8 85.4 6.8 4.1 76.4% 23.6%
Baltimore Ravens 265.4 84.3 7.1 4.3 75.9% 24.1%
New York Jets 262.6 94.9 6.7 3.3 73.5% 26.5%
Philadelphia Eagles 256.1 90.5 6.6 3.9 73.9% 26.1%
"PaYd/Gm" = passing yards per game
"RuYd/Gm" = rushing yards per game
"NYd/Att" = net yards per pass attempt (factors in sack yardage)
"Yd/Rush" = yards per carry
"PassYd%" = the percentage of the team's total yardage allowed that comes via the pass
"RushYd%" = the percentage of the team's total yardage allowed that comes via the rush

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