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Inside the Boxscore: Week 4
Inside the Boxscore: Week 4
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 08:25 PM EDT
Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals Final Score: MIA - 7 | CIN - 22 Targets/Carries/Red-Zone Info: Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry had 10 targets and 7 receptions for 61 yards. His long was 24 yards. Yds/Tgt: 6.1, Catch Rate: 70%. WR DeVante Parker had 3 targets and 2 receptions for 20 yards. ...
Field Position Matters
Field Position Matters
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 1, 2016 05:04 PM EDT
I think if you search the archives, you can find previous articles that I've written about how important it is where a player's opportunities occur. But as statistical analysis tools proliferate on the Internet, particularly PFR's Play Index and RotoViz's Screener App, I feel like I need to dig deep...
Week 3 Snap Report
Week 3 Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 AM EDT
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has played more than 95% of the snaps in two of Arizona’s three games. He’s on the field in all game situations except when they are way ahead and they want to run out the clock with Chris Johnson. He’s played more snaps than any RB in the league so far. RB Andre...
Week 4 Production Tracker
Week 4 Production Tracker
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:39 AM EDT
It is time to review Week 3’s defensive points allowed data. In addition to traditional points allowed metrics, this weekly piece features various data points by position. Not only do our readers get access to more data that allows for a full view of what defenses allow, the data is presented as a ...
Week 3 Stat-Pack
Week 3 Stat-Pack
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:06 AM EDT
In the weekly “Stat Pack”, I will go team-by-team and breakdown three key statistics that helps explain the week that was. The attempt here isn’t so much to provide atypical game recaps, but instead to provide rich context about the games that may not be obvious. Here is the Week 3 Stat Pack. It’s ...
Inside the Boxscore: Week 3
Inside the Boxscore: Week 3
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 1, 2016 09:15 AM EDT
Houston Texans at New England Patriots Final Score: HOU - 0 | NE - 27 Targets/Carries/Red-Zone Info: Houston Texans TE Ryan Griffin had 10 targets and 8 receptions for 52 yards. He also had 1 deep ball. Yds/Tgt: 5.2, Catch Rate: 80%. WR DeAndre Hopkins had 8 targets and 4 receptions for 56 yard...
2016 New Offensive ID: Lynn/Bills
2016 New Offensive ID: Lynn/Bills
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 04:10 PM EDT
It didn't take long for the first coach to get fired. In what may have been a pre-emptive strike, Rex Ryan fired his offensive coordinator Greg Roman after only the 2nd game of the year. While the Bills offense has been bad, ranking just 30th in total yards, the timing was a bit odd. Most of the ugl...
Week 2 Production Tracker
Week 2 Production Tracker
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:34 PM EDT
The season is still anew, but it is time to review Week 2’s defensive points allowed data. In addition to traditional points allowed metrics, this weekly piece features various data points by position. Not only do our readers get access to more data that allows for a full view of what defenses allo...
Inside the Boxscore: Week 2
Inside the Boxscore: Week 2
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:03 PM EDT
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills Final Score: NYJ - 37 | BUF - 31 Targets/Carries/Red-Zone Info: New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall had 9 targets and 6 receptions for 101 yards. He also had 4 deep balls. His long was 37 yards. Yds/Tgt: 11.2, Catch Rate: 66.7%. WR Eric Decker had 8 targets and 6 re...
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 2
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 2
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:39 PM EDT
The Stock Watch Upgrades Jordan Matthews (WR, Phi) – Matthews’ big night in Chicago – 6 catches for 71 yards on 9 targets – could have been much bigger if he hauled in a near-perfect throw from Carson Wentz at the end of the first half, which would have resulted in a long TD and made Wentz’s impre...
Week 2 Snap Report
Week 2 Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:31 PM EDT
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson played 41 of 66 snaps (62%) in Week 2 after logging 95% of the snaps in Week 1. The Cardinals are smart to lighten his load a little bit and we’re likely to see his snap counts decrease in when the Cardinals are way ahead. RB Andre Ellington played only 6 of 66 s...
Week 2 Stat-Pack
Week 2 Stat-Pack
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:10 PM EDT
In the weekly “Stat Pack”, I will go team-by-team and breakdown three key statistics that helps explain the week that was. The attempt here isn’t so much to provide atypical game recaps, but instead to provide rich context about the games that may not be obvious.   Here is the Week 2 Stat Pack:  ...
2016 Offensive Identity Summaries
2016 Offensive Identity Summaries
PUBLISHED: Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:03 PM EDT
The following are team summaries from Staff Writer Mike Horn's 2016 Offensive ID Series. There is also a PDF version of it found here. Arizona Cardinals Overall the numbers of plays is neutral for fantasy. Fantasy opportunity is only about average for the passing game, and a little below average ...
Week 1 Box Score
Week 1 Box Score
PUBLISHED: Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:56 AM EDT
Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos Final Score: CAR - 20 | DEN - 21 Targets/Carries/Red-Zone Info: Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin had 12 targets and 6 receptions for 91 yards, and 1 TD. He also had 1 deep ball. He had 1 red zone target. His long was 17 yards. Yds/Tgt: 7.6, Catch Rate: 50%...
Week 2 Kicker Recommendations
Week 2 Kicker Recommendations
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:38 AM EDT
The kicker recommendations are back for 2016. When I first started doing this in 2007, my research concluded that it is impossible to predict kicker fantasy scoring precisely, but it is possible to identify a number of kickers who will perform above or below average most of the time. My objective h...
Numbers Theory: Chargers Offense Without Keenan Allen
Numbers Theory: Chargers Offense Without Keenan Allen
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:21 AM EDT
Once 2016 is said and done, Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen will have played just seven full games in two seasons. Last year, a lacerated kidney on a freak play in the back of the end zone ended his season. This year, more randomness derailed Allen’s season. A non-contact ACL-tear suffered in th...
Week 1 Production Tracker
Week 1 Production Tracker
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:36 AM EDT
The season is still anew, but it is time to review Week 1’s defensive points allowed data. You may notice that this column is different from year’s past. In addition to traditional points allowed metrics, this weekly piece features various data points by position. Not only do our readers get access...
As if it Never Happened: Dez Bryant
As if it Never Happened: Dez Bryant
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 04:41 PM EDT
In 2015, Dez Bryant suffered from injury to himself and to his QB, posted 9.9 fantasy points per game (FP/G) in point-per-reception (PPR) formats, and was the #52 WR overall in that fantasy system. He was age 27, which is about when WRs peak in performance. Needless to say, he was a big disappointme...
As if it Never Happened: Josh Gordon
As if it Never Happened: Josh Gordon
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 04:28 PM EDT
In 2013, Josh Gordon was a phenom who ended the year as the WR1 overall with 22.5 fantasy points per game (FP/G) in point-per-reception (PPR) formats. He was age 22 and looked unstoppable. And maybe he was by NFL defenses, but not by NFL rules. After a 10-game substance abuse suspension, Gordon came...
As if it Never Happened: Jordy Nelson
As if it Never Happened: Jordy Nelson
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 04:22 PM EDT
In 2014, Jordy Nelson had a career year, finishing as the WR4 overall with 20.5 fantasy points per game (FP/G) in point-per-reception (PPR) formats. He was age 29, a little on the old side for a player to have his best season. Then he tore his ACL in preseason in 2015 and missed the whole year. What...
Impact Games: Top RB PPR Scorers - Test Article
Impact Games: Top RB PPR Scorers - Test Article
PUBLISHED: Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:52 PM EDT
Published, 8/16/16 It’s easy to understand what a floor (low-end average production) and ceiling (high-end) is in fantasy football, but quantifying them can be tricky. Per game metrics have value, but since we play a fluctuating weekly game, a statistic like PPR FPG can be noisy and prone to outlie...
2015's 300/100-Yard Bonus Analysis
2015's 300/100-Yard Bonus Analysis
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 18, 2016 01:02 PM EDT
Even if your league doesn’t award bonuses for the 300-yard or 100-yard thresholds, the following article, which breaks down all the key skill players and accounts for how often they hit these marks in 2015, is a valuable one. It doesn’t merely speak to a player’s talent and ability to put up big yar...