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November 21, 2012 posted by Chuck Anderson

2012 Fantasy Football: Inside the Numbers Week 12

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C.J. Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills

C.J. Spiller dropped below 7.0 yards per carry but his 6.6 average would still be a record for running backs since the AFL-NFL merger.  He forced eight missed tackles and graded as Pro Football Focus’ top RB.

 

Rob Gronkowski has been both prolific and effective past the goal line since the start of the 2011 season.  He ranks fourth in targets, first in catches, has one drop, and none of the passes thrown his way were intercepted.

 

Under Pressure Matt Ryan was 2-11 with two interceptions.

 

Josh Gordon and Greg Little were the only two Cleveland wide receivers to run more than ten pass routes, they each exceeded 30.  Josh Cribbs has run 33 all year.

 

Robert Griffin III was an incredibly accurate 14-15.  It helped that he received over four seconds to throw on an average attempt.

 

Nick Foles averaged only 4.3 yards per attempt when he was not pressured.

 

Snap count:  James Starks 44, Alex Green seven.  Starks gained 54 of his 74 yards after contact and 3+ yards after contact on eleven of 25 runs.

 

Mark Sanchez faced pressure four times and took a sack on three of them.

 

Just a reminder that one game is an extremely small sample size:  Byron Leftwich had more DYAR (Defensive Yards Above Replacement) than Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers.

 

Adrian Peterson leads the league with thirteen 20+ yard runs.  Doug Martin is second with nine.

 

Justin Blackmon averaged 4.5 yards per play from Blaine Gabbert this year, 13.5 from Chad Henne on Sunday.

 

Ben Watson saw four red zone targets Sunday, he had three all year before that.

 

Larry Fitzgerald owners have a right to be disappointed but he is still fifth in red zone targets with fifteen.

 

New England is the only team converting on over half its third down chances.  Can they maintain this status through games against Houston and San Francisco, ranked first and third respectively in third down defense?

 

Matt Stafford’s receivers have dropped more passes than any other group, but the Lions throw very often.  The quarterbacks most adversely affected by drops are Jake Locker and Blaine Gabbert.

 

The Texans are deflecting 5.6% of pass attempts, the league average is only 1.9%.

 

 

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