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November 29, 2012 posted by Chuck Anderson

2012 Fantasy Football: Week 13 Inside the Numbers

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Nate Solder, OT, New England Patriots

Even with three replacement in-line blockers (counting the injured Rob Gronkowski) five of six Patriots graded 1.1 or better in run blocking.  They held strong as the best group of offensive hogs.  Of course, it is easier to run when the opposition is in a nickel defense for the vast majority of the game.  Stevan Ridley might not have elite skills but his results can exceed them because teams game plan to stop the pass.

 

Matt Schaub gained 315 yards on 48 pass attempts but averaged only 2.8 yards on the 20 attempts when he was pressured.

 

Jake Locker tossed eight passes over twenty yards in the air but completed only one.

 

Through Week 10 Ryan Tannehill lead the league by completing 87.2% of passes attempted under pressure.  In the last four years the leading marks have been 77.9%, 72.6%, 73.3%, and 69.2%.  Look for some regression here.

 

Joe Flacco gained 8.2 yards per attempt in the first half and has dropped to 6.3 ypa in the second.

 

Michael Vick has been hit ten more times than any other quarterback despite missing the last two and a half games.

 

Aaron Rodgers has taken more sacks this year than he did all of 2011.  Green Bay’s offensive hogs rank 21st.

 

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s seemingly annual second half swoon is underway and Pro Football Focus has a handy stat beyond his TD/INT ratio.  His average depth of target was 7.1 yards in the first eight weeks and 5.2 since.

 

C.J. Spiller out touched Fred Jackson fifteen to seven and out-gained him 103 yards to 24.

 

Marcel Reece is proving he is more than just a pass catcher.  He forced seven missed tackles on fifteen carries while averaging 3.6 yards after contact.  Oakland would be wise to keep playing him even when Darren McFadden returns.

 

Arian Foster became the fourth running back to break seven runs for 10+ yards in a single game.

 

Beanie Wells only averaged 2.8 yards per carry but he scored on two of three red zone attempts.  Michael Bush converted at the same rate.

 

Thanksgiving Day was the third game this year that Brandon Pettigrew dropped multiple passes.  With 91 targets he is still worth a roster spot in fantasy leagues.

 

All of Andre Johnson’s nine catches produced first downs, five were conversions on third down.

 

Marques Colston still leads the league in red zone targets despite having only one on Sunday.  He caught it for a touchdown.

 

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