Beyond the Stats: Week 12

Each week I uncover some interesting stats, tidbits and information that you may or may not know about. 

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Turning a corner? Drew Brees is the only quarterback in the league with a 100+ QB Rating and a losing record. 

What's going on here? The top two quarterbacks in touchdown passes Brees and Aaron Rodgers both have a losing record. Marcus Mariota is 4th in touchdown passes, he too has a losing record. 

Someone give Duke the ball - Duke Johnson Jr has a 5.0 YPC average on 51 carries. Isaiah Crowell, 4.3 YPC. 

 

Double duty - Justin Forsett has the most rushing yards (136) of any player who has taken snaps for more than one team this year. Justin Hunter has the most receiving yards (71) of any player who has taken snaps for more than one team. 

Jets are stuck on the tarmac this year - Brandon Marshall has a 47.3% catch percentage this year while his career reception percentage is 60.0%

Sneaky RB play? Kyle Juszczyk has more receptions per game (2.3) than Kenneth Dixon (1.7) and Terrance West (1.3).

It might be good to keep your quarterbacks away from these teams

Top 5 QB Rating Against (Week 12 Opp)

  • 71.0 DEN (KC)
  • 73.4 MIN (at DET)
  • 73.5 ARI (at ATL)
  • 76.1 NYG (at CLE)
  • 79.9 SEA (at TB)

And start your quarterbacks against these teams

Bottom 5 QB Rating Against (Week 12 Opp)

  • 108.5 DET (MIN)
  • 105.6 GB (at PHI)
  • 102.8 CLE (NYG)
  • 102.5 IND (PIT)
  • 100.9 ATL (ARI)

Looking good for these teams Week 12

  • Carolina - Oakland allows 6.2 yards per play (highest in league)
  • NY Giants - Browns have allowed 25 passing touchdowns to date, a league high 325 points and 38 sacks also a league high. Cleveland also allows 2.55 points per drive, another league high. 
  • Houston - Chargers have allowed 14 rushing touchdowns
  • Miami - San Francisco has allowed 1,795 yards rushing (179.5 per gm) which is over 200 more than the next worst team. 5.2 YPC against
  • Buffalo - Opponents average drive start against the Jaguars is their own 31.7 yard line. Jaguars also have allowed the most FGs against - 26. Blake Bortles has also been sacked 51 times and the Bills lead the league with 31 sacks. 

Not so good for these teams Week 12

  • Atlanta - Opponents against Arizona average a league low 4.6 yards per play. Arizona also leads the league in fewest touchdown passes allowed - 7 and fewest passing first downs allowed - 95
  • Tampa Bay - Seattle allows only 17.3 points per game. 
  • Kansas City - Denver allows the fewest completions per game of 19.3, the lowest completion rate 56.1%
  • Cincinnati - Baltimore allows only 76 rushing yards per game, they have allowed only 4 rushing touchdowns and another league low of 7 field goals made. 

Reception Leaders by Position

Running Back

  • 77 NO
  • 69 PIT
  • 68 CLE
  • 66 OAK
  • 64 BAL
  • 62 IND
  • 60 NYJ, DET
  • 58 NYG
  • 57 ATL
  • 54 SEA
  • 53 ARI
  • 52 KC, JAC
  • 51 PHI
  • 50 SD, CIN, TEN, NE
  • 46 BUF, TB
  • 43 LA
  • 41 WAS, MIA
  • 39 DEN
  • 38 SF
  • 37 MIN, CHI
  • 35 HOU
  • 33 CAR
  • 32 DAL
  • 24 GB

Wide Receiver

  • 198 GB
  • 177 NO
  • 162 ARI
  • 151 MIN (this one surprised me)
  • 150 OAK
  • 146 DEN
  • 143 TB
  • 140 CIN, WAS, JAC
  • 138 DET
  • 137 BAL
  • 135 PIT, ATL, NYG
  • 134 NYJ
  • 133 CHI
  • 124 KC
  • 123 LA, MIA, SD
  • 122 DAL
  • 120 TEN
  • 119 CLE
  • 118 PHI
  • 117 SEA
  • 114 CAR
  • 109 IND
  • 106 HOU
  • 105 NE
  • 97 BUF
  • 95 SF

Tight Ends

  • 77 WAS
  • 74 HOU
  • 64 NE
  • 63 CAR, KC, IND
  • 61 BAL
  • 59 TEN
  • 58 JAC, DAL
  • 56 SD, PHI
  • 54 SEA
  • 53 NYG
  • 51 CHI
  • 49 CLE
  • 47 PIT, TB
  • 46 MIN
  • 44 ATL
  • 43 CIN
  • 42 NO, LA
  • 41 BUF
  • 40 DET
  • 39 GB, SF
  • 36 OAK
  • 33 MIA
  • 30 ARI
  • 27 DEN
  • 4 NYJ

The All-sneaky lineup this week

Quarterback: Carson Wentz
Running Back: Kyle Juszczyk, Rex Burkhead
Wide Receiver: Adam Thielen, Sterling Shepard, Dorial Green-Beckham
Tight End: Dennis Pitta
Kicker: Dan Carpenter
Defense: Buffalo 

Fade of the Week at each position

Quarterback: Alex Smith
Running Back: Latavius Murray
Wide Receiver: Julio Jones (we'll see how good Patrick Peterson is)
Tight End: Martellus Bennett - yes even with Gronk out
Kicker: Mike Nugent
Defense: Jets

 

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