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October 26, 2012 posted by Chuck Anderson

Fantasy Football 2012: Inside the Numbers Week 8

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Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans

Tennessee faced the 28th and 29th ranked teams in Cold Hard Football Facts’ Defensive Hog Index the last two weeks.  Chris Johnson ran for 286 yards in those games.  This week’s foe (Indianapolis) is 26th in the Index.


Oakland noticed how effective Brandon Myers was in limited use and bumped him up to ten targets last week, two in the red zone.  He is officially worth owning in any league and a good option for scrambling Aaron Hernandez owners.


Heath Miller received another three red zone targets.  He and Marques Colston share the league lead with thirteen.


Victor Cruz already has more red zone targets this year than he totaled in 2011.  There is no question that he is on the elite level.


Sam Bradford was 6-6 for 68 yards down the middle of Green Bay’s defense.  He should fare well attacking New England’s backup safties.


This is proof of how well San Francisco’s defense can adjust and close out a game:  Russell Wilson’s final fifteen dropbacks netted twelve yards and no first downs.


After Chad Henne relieved Blaine Gabbert he produced the worst second half of the week.  Whoever Jacksonville starts, grab Green Bay’s defense.


Fourteen of Alex Green’s 20 carries gained two yards or fewer.  Football Outsiders graded him as the least valuable running back of the week.  He was also last in Pro Football Focus’ grades.


Ladarius Webb held quarterbacks to a 42.2 rating when throwing in his direction.  Jimmy Smith inherited most of his snaps and is giving up a 93.6 rating.


80.6% of passes throw to receivers covered by Kyle Arrington are completed.  No cornerback is easier to burn.


Alfred Morris ranks fourth with his 21 missed tackles forced.


Adrian Peterson racked up 104 yards after contact and forced five missed tackles in Week Seven.  Based on his surface numbers (15 carries, 123 yards) he should grade out fairly well in Week Eight too.


With Trent Richardson limited Cleveland used three or more wide receivers on over half their snaps.  That means at least more opportunities for Josh Gordon, Greg Little, and company.





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