#Trendspotting: Week 14

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:

Follow the Targets

This section will examine which offensive positions have the most success through the air against certain defenses.

RBs WRs TEs
Defense Tgt % YdsRk TDs Tgt % YdsRk TDs Tgt % YdsRk TDs Opponent
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 18.2% 6 1 62.3% 32 19 19.5% 29 7 Indianapolis Colts
New York Jets 22.3% 27 1 61.0% 20 16 16.7% 8 2 Miami Dolphins
Seattle Seahawks 18.1% 29 1 57.7% 18 8 24.2% 30 6 Los Angeles Rams
Philadelphia Eagles 23.6% 21 1 58.3% 22 16 18.1% 9 4 New York Giants
New Orleans Saints 21.7% 8 3 60.6% 24 13 17.7% 14 3 San Francisco 49ers
Arizona Cardinals 18.5% 28 4 58.4% 30 13 23.1% 32 13 Pittsburgh Steelers
Tennessee Titans 22.9% 26 3 56.0% 23 9 21.1% 24 6 Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders 21.7% 25 6 54.5% 21 13 23.8% 23 8 Tennessee Titans

Commentary

  • The Jets allow 49.5 receiving yards per game to running backs, sixth-most in the NFL.
  • Seattle allows 66.8 yards per game to tight ends, third-most in the NFL.
  • Seattle opponents target tight ends on 24.2% of pass attempts, the fourth-highest ratio.
  • Rams tight ends have scored the 12th-most fantasy points among all tight end groups in the NFL.
  • Arizona allows 188.8 receiving yards per game to wide receivers, third-most.

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