Fantasy Football
October 5, 2012 posted by Chuck Anderson

Fantasy Football 2012: Week Five Inside the Numbers

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Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins, QB

Robert Griffin III tallied a season low seven carries but two of them were designed draws starting in the red zone.


More Redskin info, Alfred Morris has 227 yards gained after contact, fourth in the league through four games.


Philadelphia has the highest positive difference between yards gained and yards allowed.  Tampa Bay has the highest negative difference.


Cam Newton is 16-19 in his career converting 2nd, 3rd, or 4th down and one.


Matt Stafford was 5-13 generating three first downs and suffering two sacks inside Minnesota’s 40.  This stalled Detroit out to the point that they only scored thirteen.


Chris Johnson graded out as one of Football Outsiders’ top five running backs for the first time since Week Fourteen of 2010.


Larry Fitzgerald and A.J. Green topped receivers with four red zone targets each.


Eric Decker has seven end zone targets to Demaryius Thomas’ three.


Jackie Battle looks like San Diego’s goal line back, he carried four times inside the five (scoring a touchdown) while Ryan Mathews did not receive one.


Kendall Hunter had three carries in close and Frank Gore had two.  Watch this competition but do not assume it is a trend yet.


Chicago tops Cold Hard Football Facts’ Defensive Hog Index.  Maurice Jones-Drew should still start for the vast majority of teams he is on, but temper expectations.


Randall Cobb leads wide receivers with a 85.7% catch rate but only runs deep routes 4.8% of the time.  Mario Manningham is more impressive with a 83.3% catch rate with 22.2% deep routes.


The leader, far and away among tight ends in yards per target is Oakland’s Brandon Myers.


Neither Torrey Smith, Larry Fitzgerald, DeSean Jackson, nor Miles Austin have been charged with a dropped pass.


Marshawn Lynch’s Elusive Rating was 46.1 last year, it is 70.8 this season.  He earned a spot on Pro Football Focus’ first quarter All Pro team.


Percy Harvin has forced ten missed tackles, at least four more than any other wide receiver.  This happens partially due to how he is used, but he is not the only catch-and-run guy in the league.


Buffalo played nickel defense on 67 of 76 snaps, providing New England the opportunity to have a historically good rushing performance.




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