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:
Tweets of the Week
ATL D Weeks 1-8 ranked 32nd in scoring rate per drive (53.8%), 31st in TD rate/drive (35.9%) and 32nd in 3D conversion rate (53.0%).— Rich Hribar (@LordReebs) November 18, 2019
Two games since delegating the D, they are first in 3D conversion rate (19.2%), 5th in scoring/drive (19.0%) with 0 TD on 21 opponent drives.
Commentary and Action Items
Deciphering the beginning of a trend vs. a typical anomaly can be difficult. When there is an event that led to the change (such as a new play-caller), that can be a signal of "trend over anomaly." But Atlanta's defense gave us eight bad data points before the most recent two good ones. Considering Tampa Bay's offense is a capable unit, don't be scared to go away from its key pieces.