Beyond the Stats: Week 7

Each week I uncover some interesting stats, tidbits and information that you may or may not know about. This week I take a look at consistent performers at running back and wide receiver, plus your weekly dose of Did You Know and much more. 

Did You Know?

FanDuel Helper - The Ravens have allowed 19 field goal attempts in six games (3 per game). This week's opponent is at Arizona. Hello Chandler Catanzaro. Jacksonville is 2nd with 17 field goals allowed. They play Buffalo in London (Dan Carpenter).

Kicker fade - You may want to consider fading Falcons kicker Matt Bryant this week at Tennessee. The Titans recently allowed their one and only field goal attempt last week.

Special Teams Exploitation - There have been three touchdowns on kickoff returns this year. Chicago has allowed two of them.  

Etroit - There's no D in Detroit. The Lions are the only team to allow double-digit rushing and receiving touchdowns (10 each). 

More Detroit - The Lions have also given up a league-high 18 turnovers in six games. 23.5% of their drives result in a turnover. 

Sleeper Alert - Landry Jones and the Steelers play at Kansas City this week, who have allowed 14 receiving touchdowns. WR-11,RB-1, TE-2

Air McCoy - The Chargers have more pass completions (183) in six games than five other teams have pass attempts (also in six games). 

658 yards! Philip Rivers has 658 more yards passing than Aaron Rodgers in the same amount of games. And yet Green Bay is 6-0 and San Diego is 2-4. Rodgers also leads the league with 15 touchdown passes.

Adrian Peterson wake up call coming? - Minnesota plays at Detroit this week, who have allowed 10 rushing touchdowns, tied with Atlanta for the league lead. 

One-sided offense - Jacksonville has 13 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing touchdowns.

Yellow laundry deficient - The Seahawks have a league-low 2 first downs by penalty this year. Two!?

Over 50% score efficiency - New England is the only team averaging a score over 50% of their drives (56%). 

Over 4 sacks per game - Russell Wilson has been sacked 26 times this year. Tops in the league. That's 4.3 per game. 

2 catches!? - The Jets have just two catches by a tight end this year. Since 2002, the lowest in a season is 65 by the '11 Cardinals and '06 Raiders.

Peyton Manning is being dropped in leagues this week - His career QB rating is 96.9. (94.9 with IND, 103.7 with DEN). This year it's a paltry 72.5, lowest since his rookie season. 

Chris Ivory and Todd Gurley - This pair of rushers lead the league in rushing yards gained per game (Ivory 115, Gurley 104.7). Interestingly enough, Gurley has the most rushing yards (314) without a rushing touchdown. 

Who saw this coming? Mark Ingram (27) has more receptions than Matt Forte (21). 

What do Jeremy Hill, Eddie Lacy, Mark Ingram and Dion Lewis have in common? Neither have had a run longer than 17 yards. 

Theo Riddick > Mike Evans - Theo Riddick (33) has 20 more catches than Mike Evans (13). He also averages more receiving yards per game than Evans 46.3 vs. 43.5.

Reception Leaders by Position

Running Back

  • 56 NO
  • 55 DET
  • 47 PHI
  • 45 SD
  • 44 BAL, DAL
  • 42 OAK
  • 40 HOU
  • 39 ATL
  • 35 NYG, NE, CLE
  • 34 WAS
  • 28 KC, JAC
  • 27 TB, NYJ
  • 24 CIN, SEA, CHI
  • 23 TEN, GB, PIT
  • 22 SF, BUF
  • 20 DEN, STL
  • 19 IND, MIA
  • 18 CAR, MIN, ARI
Wide Receiver
 
  • 109 HOU, DEN
  • 93 DET, SD, ARI
  • 92 IND
  • 88 ATL
  • 87 JAC
  • 83 WAS
  • 82 NO, NYG
  • 78 NYJ, BAL
  • 77 GB
  • 76 MIA, CIN
  • 74 CLE, PIT
  • 73 PHI
  • 72 NE
  • 68 CHI
  • 67 OAK, KC
  • 63 BUF, SEA
  • 59 SF
  • 58 MIN
  • 46 TEN
  • 45 TB, DAL
  • 38 STL, CAR
Tight End
 
  • 45 SD
  • 39 TEN, BUF
  • 37 NYG, CHI
  • 36 KC, SEA, DAL
  • 34 WAS, NO
  • 33 CLE
  • 32 BAL, IND, NE
  • 31 CAR
  • 30 SF
  • 29 CIN
  • 25 DET
  • 24 GB, MIA, PHI
  • 23 STL, ATL
  • 22 JAC
  • 18 MIN
  • 17 DEN, PIT
  • 16 OAK
  • 15 ARI
  • 14 TB
  • 12 HOU
  • 2 NYJ
How many games have receivers had at least 10 targets, 6 receptions and 100 yards?
 
Four times
  • DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
Three times
  • Keenan Allen, SD
  • Antonio Brown, PIT
  • Julio Jones, ATL
  • Brandon Marshall, NYJ
  • Steve Smith, BAL
Two times
  • Gary Barnidge, CLE
  • Odell Beckham, NYG
  • Amari Cooper, OAK
  • Jeremy Maclin, KC
  • Greg Olsen, CAR
  • Demaryius Thomas, DEN
One time
  • Travis Benjamin, CLE
  • Anquan Boldin, SF
  • Kenny Britt, STL
  • John Brown, ARI
  • Charles Clay, BUF
  • Randall Cobb, GB
  • Michael Crabtree, OAK
  • Lance Dunbar, DAL
  • Tyler Eifert, CIN
  • Mike Evans, TB
  • Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
  • Jimmy Graham, SEA
  • A.J. Green, CIN
  • Rob Gronkowski, NE
  • Allen Hurns, JAC
  • Vincent Jackson, TB
  • Alshon Jeffery, CHI
  • Jarvis Landry, MIA
  • Jordan Matthews, PHI
  • Rishard Matthews, MIA
  • Allen Robinson, JAC
  • Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
  • Nate Washington, HOU
  • Ben Watson, NO
How many games has a running back had at least 10 carries, 3 catches and 125 total yards?
 
Four times
  • Devonta Freeman, ATL
Three times
  • LeVeon Bell, PIT
Two times
  • Jamaal Charles, KC
  • Matt Forte, CHI
  • Doug Martin, TB
One time
  • Giovani Bernard, CIN
  • Isaiah Crowell, CLE
  • Justin Forsett, BAL
  • Mark Ingram, NO
  • Chris Ivory, NYJ
  • Matt Jones, WAS
  • Charles Sims, TB
How many times has a running back had 6+ receptions in a game?
 
Three times
  • Duke Johnson, CLE
Two times
  • LeVeon Bell, PIT
  • Lance Dunbar, DAL
  • Devonta Freeman, ATL
  • Mark Ingram, NO
  • Dion Lewis, NE
  • Theo Riddick, DET
  • Chris Thompson, WAS
  • Shane Vereen, NYG
One time
  • Giovani Bernard, CIN
  • Jamaal Charles, KC
  • Justin Forsett, BAL
  • Arian Foster, HOU
  • Melvin Gordon, SD
  • Jonathan Grimes, HOU
  • Darren McFadden, DAL
  • DeMarco Murray, PHI
  • Latavius Murray, OAK
  • Bilal Powell, NYJ
  • Marcel Reece, OAK
  • Darren Sproles, PHI
  • Danny Woodhead, SD
How many times has a wide receiver had 8+ receptions in a game?
 
Five times
  • DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
Four times
  • Demaryius Thomas, DEN
Three times
  • Keenan Allen, SD
  • Antonio Brown, PIT
  • Julian Edelman, NE
  • Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
  • Julio Jones, ATL
  • Jarvis Landry, MIA
  • Jeremy Maclin, KC
  • Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
Two times
  • Calvin Johnson, DET
  • Steve Smith, BAL
One time
  • Travis Benjamin, CLE
  • Anquan Boldin, SF
  • John Brown, ARI
  • Randall Cobb, GB
  • Amari Cooper, OAK
  • Michael Crabtree, OAK
  • Jamison Crowder, WAS
  • Eric Decker, NYJ
  • A.J. Green, CIN
  • Allen Hurns, JAC
  • Vincent Jackson, TB
  • Alshon Jeffery, CHI
  • Marvin Jones, CIN
  • Jermaine Kearse, SEA
  • Brandon Marshall, NYJ
  • Jordan Matthews, PHI
  • Golden Tate, DET
  • Mike Wallace, MIN
  • Bryan Walters, JAC

 

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