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Beyond the Stats: Week 6

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

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Something's gotta give - The Falcons are averaging 7.2 yards per play (tops in the league) and the Seahawks are averaging 4.5 yards per play allowed (2nd best in league) Atlanta plays at Seattle this week.

Flag Day is coming - The Rams and Lions have committed 83 penalties combined. That's 16.6 per game each. They play each other this week in Detroit. 

What do Theo Riddick, DeMarco Murray, Carlos Hyde, Melvin Gordon III and David Johnson have in common?  They are the only running backs who have had two games with multiple touchdowns. 

The Wide Receiver equivalent is a much smaller list - Larry Fitzgerald and Antonio Brown

Houston a sneaky defense this week? The Colts and Andrew Luck have been sacked 20 times this year in five games (4 per game). Houston is 7th in the league in sacks with 13. 

All in on the Cardinals this week?  Arizona is allowing opposing quarterbacks a QB rating of 69.7 (4th best in the league). Their Week 6 opponent, NY Jets are averaging a QB rating of 64.7 (lowest in the league). To make matters worse, the Jets are allowing opposing quarterback a rating of 118.6 (worst in the league). 

The run stops here? - The Cowboys lead the league in rushing yards (776) and rushing touchdowns (11). They play at Green Bay this week who have allowed a league best 171 yards rushing total in four games or 2.0 yards per rush and only one rushing touchdown. TJ Yeldon's 39 yards rushing in Week 1 is the most Green Bay has allowed to any one player in a game. 

Stat trend to continue?  The Colts lead the league with 37 receptions to running backs. This week they play at Houston who have allowed a total of 12 receptions to running backs in five games or 2 per game. This may not be the best week to start Josh Ferguson or Frank Gore in PPR leagues. 

Large Benjamin - Ben Roethlisberger leads all quarterbacks with four games of three touchdown passes or more this season. Several have two games accomplishing the same feat, but nobody else even has three. By the way, for those of you keen on Reothlisberger's home/road splits. Three of those games were at home and one on the road. 

Perhaps Jordan Reed (concussion) may not have been a good play this week anyway - Philadelphia has allowed only 8 receptions to tight ends all year (in 4 games). 

If Jonathan Stewart is healthy - The Saints have allowed the most FPs to opposing running backs and the most rushing touchdowns at 2.0 per game. Carolina is averaging 124 rushing yards per game (6th best in the league). Before losing Newton for a game, they were closer to 140 yards per game - and that was without Stewart. 

Touchdowns Allowed
 

Passing * had Bye week

  • 14, ATL, DET
  • 13 CLE
  • 12 NYJ, OAK
  • 11 CIN
  • 10 SF
  • 9 BAL, CAR, DAL, TB, SD, 
  • 8 *JAC, MIA
  • 7 *KC, *GB, LA, NE, IND
  • 6 CHI, NYG, WAS, PIT, 
  • 5 ARI, *NO
  • 4 MIN, TEN
  • 3 *PHI, HOU, DEN
  • 2 BUF
  • 1 *SEA

Passing teams to target:

  1. SEA vs ATL
  2. TEN vs CLE
  3. ARI vs NYJ
  4. KC at OAK
  5. NE vs CIN

Passing teams to avoid:

  1. ATL at SEA
  2. SF at BUF
  3. WAS vs PHI
  4. IND at HOU
  5. SD vs DEN

Rushing (Allowed) * Had Bye

  • 8 SD, *NO, WAS
  • 7 HOU
  • 6 BUF, TB, DEN, ARI
  • 5 IND, CHI, LA, SF
  • 4 *JAC, CAR, CLE, OAK
  • 3 *SEA, PIT, MIN, NYG, *KC, CIN, MIA
  • 2 *PHI, BAL, NE, DAL, TEN, ATL
  • 1 *GB, NYJ, 
  • 0 DET

Rushing teams to target

  1. DEN at SD
  2. CAR at NO
  3. PHI at WAS
  4. IND at HOU
  5. SF at BUF

Rushing teams to avoid

  1. LA at DET
  2. DAL at GB
  3. ARI vs NYJ
  4. WAS vs PHI
  5. CIN at NE
  6. CLE at TEN

FanDuel Helper Week 6

  • I'm calling Nick Novak right now - The Colts have allowed 16 FG attempts in 5 games (3.2 per game). The Texans have attempted 14 FGs of their own (tied for most in the leaguRidde). 2.8 FG attempts per game. 
  • Honorable mention for Justin Tucker - The Ravens have attempted 12 FGs this year and the Giants have allowed a league high 17 FG attempts. 

Receptions Leaders by Position

 

Running Back

  • 37 OAK, IND
  • 36 DET
  • 35 BAL
  • 34 NYJ, ATL
  • 33 NO
  • 30 NYG, PIT
  • 28 CIN, TEN
  • 27 CLE
  • 26 TB, CAR
  • 25 SD
  • 24 KC
  • 23 MIA, BUF, SEA
  • 22 HOU, NE
  • 21 DEN, JAC
  • 20 PHI, WAS
  • 19 CHI
  • 18 SF
  • 16 LA, MIN, DAL
  • 9 GB

Wide receiver

  • 82 CHI
  • 76 CIN
  • 74 NYJ
  • 73 DEN
  • 72 ARI, OAK
  • 71 TB
  • 69 NO
  • 68 SD, BAL
  • 67 DET
  • 66 MIN
  • 65 NYG, WAS, PIT
  • 62 DAL
  • 60 MIA
  • 59 IND
  • 58 JAC
  • 57 ATL
  • 56 HOU, KC, GB
  • 53 NE
  • 51 CLE
  • 50 PHI, CAR, SF, TEN
  • 49 SEA
  • 44 BUF

Tight End

  • 44 WAS
  • 36 BAL, CAR
  • 33 IND
  • 29 KC
  • 27 NE, DAL, CHI
  • 26 CLE
  • 25 ATL, PIT
  • 24 NYG, SD, MIN
  • 23 TB
  • 22 TEN, CIN
  • 21 SEA, PHI
  • 20 DET, BUF, OAK
  • 19 JAC
  • 18 SF
  • 17 MIA
  • 14 ARI, LA
  • 13 NO, GB
  • 11 DEN
  • 3 NYJ

 Fantasy Points Allowed - Leaders

 

Quarterback

 
Most FP allowed per game
  • 27.3 OAK
  • 26.8 ATL
  • 25.8 DET
  • 25.7 NYJ
  • 24.6 CLE
Fewest FP allowed per game
  • 12.8 SEA
  • 14.5 PHI
  • 14.6 HOU
  • 14.9 TEN
  • 15.2 BUF

Running Back (PPR)

 
Most FP allowed per game
  • 37.9 NO
  • 35.0 SD
  • 31.1 WAS
  • 30.6 IND
  • 28.7 ATL
Fewest FP allowed per game
  • 15.2 GB
  • 17.7 TEN
  • 17.9 BAL
  • 18.4 SEA
  • 18.7 DAL

Wide receiver (PPR)
 

Most FP allowed per game
  • 45.6 OAK
  • 40.9 NO
  • 40.8 MIA
  • 40.7 NYG
  • 39.7 ATL
Fewest FP allowed per game
  • 20.7 DEN
  • 26.9 MIN
  • 27.1 SEA
  • 29.9 HOU
  • 30.3 PHI

Tight End
 

Most FP allowed per game
  • 24.6 CLE
  • 18.8 DET
  • 18.8 ATL
  • 18.7 DAL
  • 16.4 OAK
Fewest FP allowed per game
  • 3.3 PHI
  • 5.1 HOU
  • 5.2 SEA
  • 5.8 ARI
  • 7.1 BUF

 

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