Beyond the Stats: Week 8

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

players on the rise

Mike Wallace has averaged 11 targets per game since Marty Mornhinweg took over as the Ravens OC after Week 5

Randall Cobb leads all players in targets (37) and receptions (27) over the last three games. 

James White has as many receptions (14)  and touchdowns (3) as Mike Evans in the last three games.

Gary Barnidge is tied with Terrelle Pryor with 21 receptions over the last four games. Barnidge has 258 yards, while Pryor has187 and 3 TDs. 

Le'Veon Bell has 30 receptions in the last 4 games to lead all running backs. Next closest in that span is James White with 19.

No Panthers receiver has more than 1 receiving touchdown since Week 3. (Five have 1)

Over the last two games, Golden Tate has averaged 18.4 yards per catch. In the first 5 weeks he averaged 7.9. 

The Packers have four wide receivers with 20 receptions in 6 games this year. (Nelson, Cobb, Adams, Montgomery)

Fan Duel Helper

Most FG attempts allowed (Wk8 opponent)

  • 21 NYG (bye)
  • 20 IND (vs KC)
  • 19 CHI (vs MIN)
  • 17 TEN, MIA, SD (vs JAC, bye, at DEN)
  • 16 JAC, PIT, DEN, OAK, BUF (at TEN, bye, vs SD, at TB, vs NE)

Fewest FG attempts allowed

  • 7 LA (bye)
  • 8 PHI (at DAL)
  • 9 CIN, MIN, DAL (vs WAS, at CHI, vs PHI)
  • 10 BAL, TB (bye, vs OAK)
  • 11 ARI, KC (at CAR, at IND)
  • 12 NE, NYJ, NO (at BUF, at CLE, vs SEA)

Most FGs attempted

  • 19 HOU (vs DET)
  • 18 WAS, IND, BAL, CIN, SD (at CIN, vs KC, bye, vs WAS, at DEN)
  • 16 ATL, DEN (vs GB, vs SD)
  • 15 PHI, OAK (at DAL, at TB)
  • 14 NYJ, SEA (at CLE, at NO)

Fewest FGs attempted

  • 9 SF (bye)
  • 10 LA, PIT, TEN (bye, bye, vs JAC)
  • 11 ARI, NO, TB, BUF (at CAR, vs SEA, vs OAK, vs NE)
  • 12 NE, MIA, CHI, CAR (at BUF, bye, vs MIN, vs ARI)
  • 13 CLE, KC, DET, JAC, DAL, GB, NYG, MIN (vs WAS, at IND, at HOU, at TEN, vs PHI, at ATL, bye, at CHI)

Best bets:
DEN vs SD (McManus)
SD at DEN (Lambo)
HOU vs DET (Novak)

A case for carolina 

Only a few plays in each game have resulted in a 1-5 record. That and 16 turnovers hasn't helped. 

  • Week 1: DEN 21 CAR 20 Graham Gano missed a 50-yard game-winning FG.
  • Week 2: CAR 46 SF 27 Carolina wins easily despite committing 4 turnovers. 
  • Week 3: MIN 22 CAR 10. An illegal block penalty by Kelvin Benjamin in 2nd quarter negated a 56 yard touchdown pass to Fozzy Whittaker that would've put Carolina up 17-0 at the half. Minnesota dominated the second half. 
  • Week 4: ATL 48 CAR 33 - Atlanta wins this game, Julio Jones crushes for 300 yards receiving, but Derek Anderson threw an INT on a game-tying drive in the 4th quarter. Cam Newton concussed in 4th quarter. 
  • Week 5: TB 20 CAR 17. Cam Newton does not play (concussion) Derek Anderson threw an INT in the end zone late in the 4th quarter that would've given Carolina a 24-17 lead with just over 2 minutes to play. 
  • Week 6: NO 41, CAR 38 - Carolina could not stop New Orleans on the final drive where the Saints kicked a GW FG

Turnover Ratios

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

The only teams with a losing record with a turnover ratio of +1 or greater are CIN, BAL and IND

Most games with multiple touchdown passes

Five games

Four games

Three games

Two games

Several with one game

Running Backs with 25 combined carries and catches in a game

Four times

Three times

Two times

One time

Reception Totals by Position

Running Back

  • 49 BAL
  • 48 IND
  • 47 NO
  • 46 PIT, ATL
  • 42 OAK, NYG, NYJ
  • 40 DET, CLE
  • 37 CIN
  • 35 SEA, NE
  • 34 SD
  • 33 TEN
  • 32 KC, ARI
  • 31 WAS
  • 30 MIA, HOU
  • 29 DEN, TB, LA
  • 27 CAR, JAC
  • 26 SF, BUF
  • 25 PHI
  • 24 MIN
  • 22 CHI
  • 18 DAL
  • 12 GB

Wide Receiver

  • 119 GB
  • 115 NO
  • 111 CHI
  • 108 ARI
  • 105 OAK
  • 103 DEN
  • 102 CIN
  • 101 DET
  • 99 NYJ
  • 97 NYG
  • 95 BAL
  • 93 WAS
  • 91 LA
  • 90 SD
  • 89 PIT, JAC
  • 87 MIA, ATL
  • 86 TB
  • 79 HOU
  • 78 IND
  • 77 KC, MIN
  • 76 CLE
  • 74 DAL
  • 71 TEN, SEA, NE
  • 68 PHI
  • 67 CAR, SF
  • 62 BUF

Tight End

  • 53 WAS
  • 51 IND
  • 47 HOU
  • 46 BAL
  • 45 CAR
  • 44 NE
  • 38 SD
  • 36 NYG, KC, CLE
  • 35 CHI
  • 34 TEN
  • 33 SEA, PIT
  • 32 ATL
  • 31 DAL
  • 30 BUF
  • 29 MIN
  • 27 LA, CIN
  • 26 TB
  • 25 PHI, OAK, JAC
  • 24 NO
  • 23 DET
  • 22 SF, MIA
  • 20 ARI
  • 17 DEN, GB
  • 3 NYJ

 

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