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November 8, 2012 posted by Chuck Anderson

2012 Fantasy Football: Week 10 Inside the Numbers

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Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson cased two of his three red zone carries into touchdowns.  He was great in the open field too, forcing eight missed tackles and gaining 126 yards after initial contact.


To say that Doug Martin fared better with a lead blocker in front of him is a gross understatement.  Before going too crazy over him, consider that this week will be the first time he faces a top ten rush defense.


Russell Wilson did not execute well in the red zone in the season’s early weeks but was 4-5 with three touchdown passes on Sunday.


Andrew Luck was Football Outsiders’ top rated quarterback.  He is on pace to break Cam Newton’s rookie passing record by 750 yards.


After Percy Harvin’s ankle injury in the third quarter Minnesota only converted one third down by passing.


Marshawn Lynch leads all running backs when rushing and receiving DYAR (defensive yards above replacement) are combined.


There is a heavyweight fight scheduled for Sunday night.  Houston’s third ranked offensive line hogs collide with Chicago’s #6 defensive line.  The Texans also top the defensive line ranks.  ESPN’s Stats & Info blog compares the D-Lines.  It is difficult to imagine sitting Arian Foster or Matt Forte, but they will not find yards easy to come by.


Chicago’s Charles Tillman leads defenders in coverage by allowing 8.1 yards per catch.  Say hello to Tillman Island?


Washington’s receivers continue to make life difficult for Robert Griffin III, they dropped six more passes.


J.J Watt leads defensive ends in both pass rushing productivity and run stop percentage.  He is Pro Football Focus’ top player for the first half of 2012.


Brandon Marshall is the league’s most productive wide receiver with 2.94 yards per route run.


Roddy White reduced his drop rate on catchable balls from 13.04% to 4.08%.


Ben Roethlisberger is completing 62.5% of passes when under pressure, best in the league.


Philadelphia and Detroit have separated themselves from the rest of the league with six and five red zone turnovers respectively.


Early Doucet played twenty snaps and dropped three passes.  Dynasty owners who invested in Michael Floyd could start seeing a payoff soon.


Joique Bell is playing better than a standard backup.  In limited action he leads running backs in receiving yards.  He is also third in expected points added per play and one of two backs with an over 50% success rate, as defined by Advanced NFL Stats.



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