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September 13, 2012 posted by Chuck Anderson

2012 Fantasy Football: Week Two Inside the Numbers

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Kevin Kolb, QB, Arizona Cardinals

Kevin Kolb struggled to connect with Larry Fitzgerald last year and the stud wideout had his best games with John Skelton at the helm.  Kolb made an effort to change things Sunday, three of his first four passes were aimed at Fitz.  He posted a 70 DYAR in his one drive, a higher total than in six of his nine games last season.

 

Russell Wilson and Ben Roethlisberger tied for the most red zone pass attempts.  Wilson was only 2-9 with a touchdown, a pass interference call, an interception, and an intentional grounding penalty.

 

During Green Bay’s nineteen game winning streak Aaron Rodgers completed 55.5% of his deep(15+ yards) passes.  In the past four games he is hitting on only 25.8% of them.  Has the league adjusted to the Packers’ offense?

 

How will San Francisco defend Detroit?  Last year they sent four pass rushers or fewer on 55 of 56 dropbacks.

 

Joe Flacco was 7-10 on deep passes for 194 yards and a touchdown.  Last year he connected on 34%.

 

Cold Hard Football Facts feels Peyton Manning made the correct read on 25 of 26 passes.

 

Brandon Marshall drew two pass interference penalties in the end zone.

 

Reggie Wayne and Marshall each had four red zone targets, tops among wide receivers.

 

Danny Amendola was by far St. Louis’ most targeted receiver.

 

C.J. Spiller posted a league high eight tackles eluded.

 

Jason Witten played worse than any other tight end according to Pro Football Focus’ grades.  Most owners drafted a quality backup after news of his injury broke, they should keep Witten benched until he comes around.

 

Andrew Luck was 1-7 for nineteen yards and took two sacks on third down.

 

Luck can at least say his failings were largely in obvious passing situations.  On first down Brandon Weeden was 2-11 with an interception, two sacks, and no first downs gained.

 

Seven of Ryan Williams’ eight carries were below replacement level.

 

Stevan Ridley (6), Frank Gore (4), and LeSean McCoy (4) led running backs in carries of ten or more yards.

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