Fantasy Football
September 20, 2012 posted by Chuck Anderson

2012 Fantasy Football: Week Three Inside the Numbers

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Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick

Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia’s offensive line displayed the worst pass protecting in the first two weeks since the 2005 Vikings.  That year Daunte Culpepper suffered a season-ending injury in Week Seven.  How many Michael Vick owners are feeling lucky?


LeSean McCoy only averaged 3.2 yards per rush but forced nine missed tackles.  His line did not fare well when run blocking either.


Last year Drew Brees completed 70% of his throws to wide receivers.  This year he is connecting with them 47% of the time.


Three of Alex Smith’s four passes of 16+ yards downfield have targeted Vernon Davis.


On third down Carson Palmer was 3-11 for nineteen yards.  He converted once.


Jason Witten was far more involved with ten targets (and three drops).  He drew throws away from Kevin Ogletree who only received one look.


Jackie Battle ran five times from inside the five-yard line, scoring twice.  He could remain San Diego’s goal line back and vulture touchdowns from Ryan Mathews.


Frank Gore broke five more runs for 10+ yards bringing his season total to a league high nine.


Even with Tamba Hali back on the field Kansas City did not force Buffalo into any negative (sack, interception) pass plays.


Michael Turner found the exd zone, so his fantasy output was acceptable.  However, Football Outsiders deemed him the least effective running back in Week Two.  Pro Football Focus places some of the blame on the offensive line.  Owners need to make contingency plans should his role be reduced.


Pierre Thomas forced twelve missed tackles on thirteen touches.


Marshawn Lynch tallied 103 of his 122 yards after initial contact.


Jake Locker is the victim of a league high eight dropped passes.


Mark Ingram saw 21 snaps and was handed the ball on sixteen of them.


Christian Ponder’s average completion was caught 3.9 yards past the line of scrimmage.  57.5% of his passing yards were gained after the catch.







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