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August 4, 2012 posted by Paul Greco

Paul’s Personal Picks : Stats You Need To Know

Paul’s Personal Picks : Stats You Need To Know
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Each year we thumb through a ton of stats to try and get an edge over the competition. Many of our findings are worthless. This article however, is not. I present to you more fantasy football information than you can actually use on draft day.

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  1. Over the course of Broncos QB Peyton Manning’s career, he’s played in 111 games indoors throwing 230 touchdowns and 97 interceptions. However, in 97 games outdoors he has 169 touchdowns and 101 interceptions. This season, the Broncos are scheduled to play 15 games outdoors.
  2. The Falcons RB Michael Turner scored 11 touchdowns in 2011. Of those 11, Turner scored six in three games.Week 4 at Seattle, Week 6 vs Carolina and Week 17 vs Tampa Bay.
  3. Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green was fourth in the NFL last season with 12 receptions of at least 30 yards.
  4. Cincinnati Bengals new RB, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, has never fumbled in a game and he has never had more than 229 carries in a season.
  5. Over the course of the last four years (2008-2011), only New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has thrown more balls and completed more passes to a TE than Broncos QB Peyton Manning.
  6. San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore had five 100+ yard rushing games in 2011, all coming in the first half of the season.
  7. New York Giants QB Eli Manning has never had less than 10 interceptions in a 16-game season.
  8. In the second-half of the 2011 season, Denver Broncos’ WR Demaryius Thomas averaged 106 yards per game.
  9. Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne’s, turns 34 in November. Wayne’s catch rate fell to 57% last year, after averaging a 65% catch rate throughout his career. Wayne averaged 12.8 yards per reception, which was an improvement on his 2009-2010 seasons.
  10. New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski scored more fantasy points than any tight end in history. He scored 38% more than the prior “modern era” record held by Vernon Davis in 2009.
  11. Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton ended up with 20 touchdowns in 2011, had only six after Week 10.
  12. Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had four performances of 24 fantasy points or more and five performances of 9.9 fantasy points or less.
  13. Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick rushed for only one touchdown in 2011, after nine in 2010.
  14. Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden finished as the #6 fantasy RB, posting over 1650 yards from scrimmage and 10 TDS.
  15. New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles had 86 catches in 2011 which was 27 more than he ever had as a member of the San Diego Charger; and his 131 targets was 61 more targets than his career high.
  16. Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams has averaged 5.2 yards per game in three of the last four years.
  17. Atlanta Falcons Michael Turner increased his yards per carry average to 4.5 per rush in 2011 over his 4.1 average in 2010.
  18. New York Giants WR Victor Cruz had a reception percentage in 2011 of 51.6%.
  19. Minnesota Vikings Percy Harvin has have improved his offensive stats each of his first three seasons, culminating in a top 10 finish in 2011.
  20. Despite missing the last three games of the season in 2011, Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings averaged 11.46 fantasy points per game, including six games with more than 13 fantasy points.
  21. Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin scored only one touchdown the second half of the season and only had one game with more than five receptions or 72 yards.
  22. Green Bay Packers WR Jordan Nelson had a touchdown to reception ratio of one touchdown every 4.53 receptions. The average among the top 10 in 2011, not including Nelson, was 1 touchdown every 9.7 receptions.
  23. Patriots New England WR Wes Welker has averaged 111 catches, 1221 yards and 6 touchdowns over the last five seasons.
  24. Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has never achieved double-digit touchdowns in a season over his career.
  25. San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates had less than eight standard fantasy points in seven of his 13 games in 2011.
  26. Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles averaged an impressive 6.4 yards per carry in 2010 and has a career average of 6.1.
  27. Pittsburgh Steelers Isaac Redman ran for 213 yards and a touchdown in his last two games in 2011 and has a career average is 4.5.
  28. San Diego Chargers WR Malcolm Floyd caught a TD passes in each of the final three games and totaled 18 receptions for 318 yards.
  29. San Diego Chargers WR Robert Meachem has seen his catch% drop each of the last three-years (70.3% in 2009, 66.7% in 2010, 54.8% in 2011).
  30. Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith led the team in 2011 with 129 targets, he only had four games with ten or more and finished twelfth among the league’s wide receivers in targets.
Paul finished the 2011-2012 Fantasy Football season as the #1 Weekly Rankings & Projections winner of the 411Fantasy Expert Challenge. He also finished 2nd in the FantasyPros.com Expert Draft Accuracy Challenge in 2011. Top 10 Finisher in the FSWA Fantasy Football Draft Projections. Paul is also apart of baseballs elite as a member of Tout Wars. You can follow me on Twitter @PaulGreco
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